Assorted Scottish Dance links
This is a page of links I've collected more or less related to Scottish Dancing.
I have nothing to do with these sites, so can take neither credit nor blame - if
you want to comment, please contact the maintainer(s) of the site in question.
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
The Strathspey Server.
The Teacher's Association of Canada
The Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing
The Scottish Official Highland Dancing Association
The Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust, a
national organisation which exists to promote, research, conserve and foster all of Scotland's dance traditions.
Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) -
stablished in 2012 to bring together Scotland's performance traditions -
- under a new umbrella. TRACS aims to encourage collaboration between these three art forms,
share resources for effective promotion of Traditional Arts activities and to develop
partnerships with other organisations that can benefit from our resources.
SCD Chat Room
Robert Keller's compendium
of Playford's "Dancing Master". It gives
facsimiles of all the dances from all extant editions (1651-1728), and is
searchable by title, figure, formation, etc.
Mike's Community forums - includes
ceilidh dance forums.
Edinburgh Ceilidhs at the Lot - weekly ceilidhs in Edinburgh.
Ceilidh Junkies online - includes events for
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Rest of Scotland, plus band and venue reviews and a
The Ceilidh Collective -
Edinburgh-based fundraising ceilidhs for social and environmental grassroots
and charitable organisations.
Glasgow Dance Guide.
Dancing section of People-Connection
- site to connect with other dancers in your area.
Dance On! - magazine for Scottish Dancers.
Ceilidh Makers - Mats Melin and Christine
Kydd, CeilidhMakers! The singing, dancing and songmaking project for schools and community.
Ceilidh Crew - runs ceilidhs in London.
Pop Ceilidh - ceilidh dance to Pop music.
Glen MacGregor's Highland Dance pages
F.U.S.T.A, the Federation of United
States teachers and Adjudicators.
Highland Dance Teachers' Association of England.
IVP's Scottish Dance Videos - includes ceilidh,
highland and country dance videos.
Colin Robertson's pages - includes links to many
DanceBase Scotland's National Centre for Dance,
based in Edinburgh. Includes highland and ceilidh classes.
My page on dance book/music/equipment stockists.
RSCDS Leeds Branch Shop.
We bought up much of the stock from the Scottish National Dance Company. and now sell lots of CDs, Books and shoes for Scottish Dancers all over the world.
Highland X Press, highland dance, country
dance and piping costume and equipment distributor. Includes
pages for used costumes as well.
Northbeat, formed to promote the dance and music of
Scotland. Their aim is to provide opportunities for all to learn and enjoy the
very best from the Scottish tradition. They also run
the Island Fling.
The US Library of Congress Dance
Instruction Manual online books.
The Hullachan Pro web site, home page of Craig Coussins'
dance shoe of the same name. Includes articles on dance injury and how to avoid it,
and a video on how to lace your shoes properly. Most of this is also on
the US Hullachan web site.
James Senior, dance shoe manufacturer.
The Scottish dance shoe company.
Shoes - dance shoe supplier.
Dancing Ghillie - stocks SCD, highland
and irish dance shoes.
Step in Time, dance supplier specialising in
Highland and Irish dance kit.
The Reel - dance supplies, including shoes for
Highland and SCD.
Shenzhen Meiguan Dance Shoes Ltd -
dance shoes manufacturer in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. Main products are the
Latin Dance shoes, Modern Dance shoes, Ballet shoes, Jazz Dance shoes etc.
Dougie's Highland Dance shoes
by a highland dancer from Australia.
Celtic Dance Irish Dance shoes.
MARUCHO's Folkdances Site, lots
of brilliant dance animations, including Petronella and a 6-step Fling.
Scotia Dance and Music Publishers, New York.
Scotia Dance and Music Publishers (SDMP) supports Scottish music and dance education by:
sponsoring the above web site, offering music scholarships and contributing to music
programs of other groups. To encourage new composers and dance devisors, SDMP publishes
original dances and tunes under the guidance of our Dance Advisory Committee and our Music
Advisory Committee. The members of these editorial committees offer advice to the novice
in order to ensure that dances and tunes properly adhere to the idiom.
TheDanceNet, dance-specific search engine.
DanceLead.com - dance links directory - includes
Scottish Country dance links.
KWMap - key-word map of the Internet - includes
The Tartan Pages Scottish Dance section.
Scottish music and dance pages
in the Geography department of the University of Edinburgh
Gateway to Scotland.
The Highland Fling aide-memoire cards for the
Scottish Reeler - laminated cards covering a few basic reels in a new symbolic format.
CelticDance New video release and information on Fire & Grace
celtic dance theatre.
Spirit of Dance web site, accompanying the monthly
The online version of the Dancer
newspaper. Mostly tap, jazz, ballet but does have the occasional Highland piece.
The Anglo-American Dance Service, supporting various
forms of folk dance. Includes scottish recordings and videos.
Douglas Brown's SCD cross-index CD.
Celtica magazine "The 1st and most important Italian magazine
concerning celtic culture and music."
I also have other pages of links:
General Scottish Dancing links.
- Dance types:
Scottish dance bands (includes descriptions).
Scottish Dance groups world-wide
Other events pages.
Health: Looking after your body,
Music: Scottish and Folk music pages
Relevant mailing and discussion lists.
- Scottish links
Other miscellaneous links which may be interesting.
Web stuff, including search engines and directories.
Or try ScotFind
Scottish Links engine.
If you have any other links you would like me to include here, please
me with the URL and some details.
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Last updated 6-08-04 .
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