Traditional Dance Forum

A diverse network of organisations and individuals, supporting all forms of traditional dance practised across Scotland through FREE membership (since November 2022), residencies, festivals and productions.

Established in 2014, the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland is a membership organisation, and a Scottish charity (SC045085), dedicated to the advancement of all forms of traditional dance in Scotland.

We wish to see a rich and rooted future for traditional dance in Scotland with opportunities to learn, share, perform, create and enjoy traditional dance.

The Forum is one of three founding members of TRACS (Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland) which recognises and supports dance, music, storytelling and seasonal customs as part of Scotland’s evolving intangible cultural heritage.

Join the Dance Forum

  • Encourage a culture of exchange and collaboration across dance forms and the traditional arts (particularly traditional music, storytelling and craft).
  • Provide information, support, practical resources and development opportunities for traditional dancers and educators.
  • Encourage professional research and documentation into this important aspect of Scotland’s culture.
  • Advocate on behalf of the traditional dance community.
  • Enhance public awareness of and involvement in traditional dance at all levels.
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