What We Do

Scotland's National Network for Traditional Dance

As a member-led organisation, we support the development of all forms of traditional dance in Scotland.

We encourage collaboration and exchange across dance forms and the traditional arts, and work with members, the traditional arts network, policy-makers, cultural, artistic and educational organisations to create & extend opportunities across Scotland.

Click 'Play Video' to see Mats Melin present some of the core dance steps required in a variety of traditional Scottish dances.

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Saturday, 1 December 2018

Step Dance & Puirt à Beul

Join Sophie Stephenson and Joy Dunlop for a combined song and dance workshop. Explore the relationship between Gaelic song and Scottish step dance traditions, with a focus on phrasing and rhythm between singer and dancer.

Participants will learn both Gaelic puirt à beul (mouth music) and Scottish step dance, leaving them able to both sing and dance for their supper!

Open to all singers and dancers regardless of experience. Participants will take part in all aspects of the workshop, so bring a bottle of water and a pair of hard-soled shoes.

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