Scottish Country Dancing is a great activity.

  • ******* For details of forthcoming South East Herts Scottish Country Dance Society activities please see the WHAT’S ON page. This page gives details of forthcoming SEHSCDS classes, dances including cribs, diagrams and videos  *******************.
  • Scottish Country Dancing is a really great activity to keep fit, have fun and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you soon.
  • This web site covers Scottish Country Dancing across a number of clubs in East Hertfordshire. Please click on the page of the relevant club for further details. This web site is managed by South East Herts Scottish Country Dance Society.

    If you are new to the area and want to find out about Scottish Country Dancing in East Herts, simply use the  CONTACTS  page and send us a message or pick up the phone and ring us on 07842034890. We would be very pleased to hear from you.

  • Interested in arranging a joining in evening see the  CEILIDH TEAM page.

  • So what is Scottish Country Dancing?

The dances are a little like a Ceilidh or English barn dance with groups of dances usually in 2,3 or 4 couples dancing in set patterns. Some of these patterns can be very pretty and they range from the very simple beginners dances to those for dancers with years of experience.  Scottish Country Dancing should not be confused with Highland dancing which includes sword dances and is usually for groups of individuals demonstrating individual skills.

Petronella HighlandFling

Perhaps this is best explained in the pictures from the web site of Marucho where you can find many animated gifs for national dances…

On the left we have a team of Scottish Country dancers who are dancing a popular dance called the Petronella. On the right the lone dancer is dancing the Highland Fling.