Here are some links to interesting resources elsewhere on the
Web. Note that the inclusion of commercial entities in this list is
for information only and does not imply any endorsement of the
products or services offered.
See the groups page for links to SCD groups around the world.
SCD Bodies and Important Web Sites
- The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
main WWW site maintained by the RSCDS. Includes information for the
general public as well as for members (contact your branch secretary
or HQ for the login information — do not ask on Strathspey!).
- Grand Chain
- Ian Brockbank's pages
about Scottish dance and music (not just country dancing but
highland and ceilidh dancing as well), based in Edinburgh
- Inter-city Scot Online
Inter-city Scot is a newsletter of Scottish Country Dance events in
North America. Also contains information on North American SCD
classes, group contacts and web pages. It is being maintained by
Patricia Donaldson and Tim Harrison.
- Celtic Circle
- »Celtic Circle«,
operated by Volker and Annette Wörtmann and Peter Wöll, is the
premier resource for listings of SCD events and contact information
for SCD groups in continental Europe.
- Teachers' Association of Canada
association of SCD teachers (not confined to Canada). Also includes
TACsound and TACbooks, purveyors of fine dancing materials, and the
TACtalk magazine, as well as information about the annual TAC summer
- Eight By Thirty-Two
- A »blog«,
run by Lara Friedman-Shedlov, which specialises in (draft) dance
descriptions. A great way to publish a new dance and get feedback.
Databases, Cribs and Useful Paraphernalia
- Charles Upton's MiniCribs
- A method
of manufacturing crib sheets for Scottish dance programs,
based on Microsoft Word files. Refresh your memory at the next ball!
- DanceMaster, by Dirk Taeger
- A Windows
program to aid with drawing dance diagrams in the style of
Scottish country dances in diagrams a.k.a. »Pilling« or »the wee
green book«. We would like to hear from people who have actually used
this, to find out whether is actually any good or even still runs on
current Windows computers.
- Instructional Videos for SCD (and other stuff)
site offers instructional Videos for Scottish Country Dancing,
Scottish Sequence Dancing, Highland Dancing and Ladies Step
Dancing. They also have a video which recounts the history of the
- Ceilidh and Country Dance Instructions
site offers instructions for ceilidh and some country dances (see also the
Grand Chain page above).
- St. Andrew's Shoemakers Ltd. (formerly »James Senior«)
manufacturer of dance shoes, in St. Andrews, Scotland.
- Another manufacturer of
high-class Scottish dance shoes.
- Scottish Dance Shoe Company of Lancashire, England
another dance shoe manufacturer.
- Dance Enterprise (Leicester, England)
another manufacturer of dance shoes, kilts, and socks.
Other Aspects of Scottish Dancing
- Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing
SOBHD is in charge of most highland dance competitions.
- Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust
organisation devoted to researching and furthering traditional
dancing in Scotland. This includes SCD, highland, step and ceilidh