Traditional Arts

Traditional Dance Development Officer

We are looking for a highly motivated and self-organised professional to support the work of the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, administratively and creatively. Some knowledge of traditional dance in Scotland is essential, please see the full job description below. TRACS is an equal opportunities employer encouraging applicants of diverse backgrounds, offering support within a small … Continued

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Book Launch: Hebridean Step Dancing by Mats Melin

On Friday 12 July 2019, it was 140 years since dancing master Ewen MacLachlan passed away in Daliburgh, South Uist. He left a legacy of solo dances which were kept alive by a number of people over the years including Fearachar MacNeil of Barra, John ‘Iain Ruadh’ MacLeod and Donald ‘Roidein’ MacDonald both of South … Continued

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Callout: dancers aged 16-25 needed to perform in The Jaialdia Mix

The Jaialdia Mix is an exciting new dance performance project for young people aged between 16 – 25 years old. We are looking for a group of young people with some experience in traditional dance (with a special focus on highland) to be involved in a collaborative project with young people from the Basque Country. This … Continued

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The Art of Treepling – Mini Traditional Dance Festival Announced on International Dance Day

The Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland & The University of Edinburgh present ‘The Art of Treepling’, a mini festival of percussive dance culminating the First Footing residency with international dance artist Nic Gareiss.  TODAY, on International Dance Day, the grand culmination of the First Footing residency – The Art of Treepling – is announced. The … Continued

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TRACS Supports Stay In Scotland Campaign

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, issued an open letter to EU citizens living in Scotland on 5 April 2019. Following up from her original open letter in 2016, the message of welcome remains, stating: ‘Scotland is your home, you are welcome here, and you are valued. You play a crucial role in Scotland’s … Continued

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The Art of Treepling

SAVE THE DATE Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June @ venues across Edinburgh   A mini-festival of percussive dance culminating the First Footing residency including public workshops, masterclasses, work-in-progress showings, dance-for-camera showings, panels and performances with Sandy Silva, Colin Dunne and artist-in-residence Nic Gareiss. First Footing is a tailor-made residency rooted in collaboration across dance … Continued

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Ceilidh Fitness. Fun for All. Through Participation, not Performance.

This guest article has been penned by Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland board member and accordionist, Bernie Hewitt. As the title suggests Bernie advocates participation in traditional dance with an emphasis on fun, friendship and fitness.  I have been playing the accordion for ceilidh dancing for longer than I care to remember, and have many … Continued

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Free Inclusive Dance Training @ Dance Base

Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for dance, is offering two inclusive dance training sessions for dance artists and schools teachers. These sessions have been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and attributes to provide and have an insight into creative movement sessions for groups with diverse abilities. This will be delivered by Indepen-dance, … Continued

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Ùrlar / Ground Movement

Wednesday, 30th January | 1:00 – 3:00pm St Mungo Museum of Religious Life & Art, 2 Castle Street, G4 0RH Glasgow   An engagement event to expand and encourage new artistic voices within the Gaelic arts sector hosted by The Work Room and Glasgow Life. Dance artists and practitioners with an interest in Gaelic culture are invited … Continued

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Dance North Scotland: Communications Officer Vacancy

Fixed term maternity cover (one year), commencing March 2019 30 hours per week, £22-26,000 pro rata Based in Findhorn, Moray Dance North Scotland are looking for a versatile and inquisitive person with a can-do attitude who can inspire, engage and delight stakeholders with their fantastic communication skills. Working in a small team, the post-holder will be responsible … Continued

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