Iberian Peninsula SCD Group

All over Spain and Portugal you will find Scottish Country Dance (SCD) groups, many set up by past teachers and enthusiasts who retired or moved to these countries to start a new life for themselves. Growing contacts between these groups culminated in the holding of an Iberian Scottish Country Dance Weekend, which has now become a regular annual event and arguably the Scottish Country Dancing highlight of the year in the Peninsula. The prime mover in setting up the Iberian Weekends was Jeronimo Maeso, who sadly passed away in May 2018 after a long illness, but not without leaving us this wonderful legacy. The photo on the left shows Jeronimo and his wife Mary at the XX Iberian Annual Dance Weekend in 2014.

The purpose of this site is to provide information on the various Iberian SCD groups and their activities, as well as our Iberian Peninsula Annual Dance Weekend.  For videos and photos of past weekends, please go to the Previous Events page . For information about the 2019 weekend, which will be in Fuengirola, Spain, please click here 

There are currently Groups in Alcossebre, Algarve, Barcelona, Javea, Jerez, Lisbon (Carcavelos), Lisbon (Lapa), Lisbon (Telheiras), Madrid, Malaga, Nerja and Torrevieja. Click on the "Iberian Members" tab at the side of this page for basic information about these groups. The specific tab for each group gives more detailed information.