Scottish Dancing with Grant and Hayley

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Music and dancing are a fun and important part of Scottish culture – a way to get together in group participation and with high spirits and energy. If you’ve ever been to a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) you’ve surely felt the pull to join in. 

Here’s your chance to learn some introductory dance steps and songs of Scottish County Dances – enough to feel confident to join in the fun at the next ceilidh. You’ll be linking arms, swapping partners and kicking your heels high in no time.

It’s fun way to meet new people, or to enjoy with your friends!

What will we cover?

In this class we will:

  • Learn some beginner steps commonly used in Scottish County dancing including Slip step, Skip change, Patty bars, the Strathspey travelling step and set, and figures of eight.
  • Some history and social context behind Scottish dancing
  • Learn as a group and apply the dance steps to specific music and routines

This is a total beginners class, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

What will you need?

  • Comfortable clothing recommended – no kilts required
  • Enthusiasm!


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted

    Who will be Facilitating? 

    Grant McKinna and Hayley Rose are part of the Brunswick Scottish Society which hosts regular get togethers, ceilidhs, and celebrations. Think Burns Night supper, Highland Games and Highland Gatherings. You can see more of their activities through their website

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