Last updated: Saturday May 07, 2022

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Southwest Washington State Branch

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Next Branch Event:

May 6

May RSCDS Book Testing Sessions Begin

SWWS Branch COVID-19 Safety Policy

Effective May 7, 2022

  • The Branch will continue to comply with government/local/venue COVID restrictions.
  • Wearing a face mask is optional, not required.
  • Vaccination is recommended, but not required.
  • If you have any symptoms of illness, please do not attend dance activities.
The Branch Board will continue to monitor COVID cases and regulations, and update the COVID-19 Safety Policy as needed.
Branch COVID Point Person: Tom Halpenny at 360-887-1888 or .

Upcoming Events:

Let's dance like they do in Scotland!
Be active, make friends, move to the music.

RSCDS Newcastle Festival.
Dancers of all ages are Scottish dancing.

Also of Note:

NO FRIDAY DANCE CLASS YET Please take note: There will be no Friday Dance classes at Columbia Dance Center. At this time, it remains a goal for the future and we are still thinking about it.
The Tuesday Social Dancing class led by Tom Halpenny will continue.

OUR CLASS IN ACTION! Perhaps you've wondered what Scottish Country Dancing looks like? Well, now you can view a short video of our class dancing "Knit the Pocky". (A "pocky" is a fingerless glove, worn to keep the hands warm while freeing the fingers for detailed tasks.)

SCD CLASS AND PERFORMANCE TEAM VIDEOS Here's a short video of members of the Vancouver WA class dancing a delightful jig, Black Donald (2nd Carnforth Coll.), at a retirement home in Januuary of 2011. Here's a short video of The Vancouver USA SCD Performance Team dancing a medley of three dances: Alyth Burn, a jig (RSCDS Bk 3); Linnea's Strathspey, a strathspey (Tim Wilson, 2001); and Red House, a reel (RSCDS Bk 7). This video was taken at the Clark County Fair, Ridgefield, Washington, in August of 2008.

Links to Explore

*  Join our Branch! Click here to learn why.

*  More about SW Wa State Branch

*  Branch Calendar, quick view

*  Event Details (Local and West Coast)

*  A Bit about the Dancing

*  Class Information

*  Newsletters, Current and Archived

*  Local Friends of SCD

*  Maps

*  Links to Other SCD Sites

*  Photo Gallery

*  Books of dances, and other items available from our Branch.

*  The Branch Facebook page.

Contact Information

For more information about classes, events, our dance group, scheduling a demonstration dance, or just about Scottish Country Dancing in general, send email to .

If you have comments about this webpage, please send email to .