Scottish Country Dancing is a great activity.

  • Scottish Country Dancing is a really great activity to keep fit, have fun and make friends. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  • This web site covers Scottish Country Dancing across a number of clubs in East Hertfordshire, and it managed by South East Herts Scottish Country Dance Society.

  • If you are already a Scottish Country Dancer – please see the NEWS page for up to the minute details of what to look out for at South East Herts Scottish Country Dance Society!

  • If you are new to the area or want to try Scottish Country Dancing, 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.

  • For dances both at South East Herts and other Local Societies the EVENTS page is a must.

  • For Scottish Country Dancing courses please see the WORKSHOPS page

  • For evening classes at South East Herts the CLASSES page gives full details.

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

  • Other pages gives details of our HISTORY or visit the GALLERY or useful LINKS.


So – Who are we?

Welcome to South East Herts Scottish Dance Society. We are a Scottish Country Dancing Group affiliated to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society with dancing in and around Hertford.

We are a friendly and welcoming Society where you can come to Scottish Country dancing classes and enjoy monthly dances with other enthusiasts as well as other special Scottish events.   Scottish Country Dancing is fun and good exercise for dancers of all ages.

If you have ever tried Scottish Country Dancing in the past then why not consider taking it up again? If you live in or around Hertford then we are the society to contact.


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.