Salt Spring Island Scottish Country Dance Club


Salt Spring Island Scottish Country Dance Club offers classes both for beginners and more experienced dancers. Dancing is a great way to keep fit, socialize, and connect with a tradition that is centuries old, steeped in history yet still changes with the times. Scottish Country dancing extends well beyond the bounds of Scotland and may be enjoyed here on Salt Spring Island as well as world wide. There are groups in many countries and Salt Spring Island Scottish Country Dance Club loves to welcome visitors. We are a friendly, fun-loving group of dancers. Please note bringing a partner is not a prerequisite to joining in the dancing. Please wear soft soled shoes. We host an Open House at the beginning of the new term in September. The first two visits are complimentary.

Club activities include special social events throughout the year; a welcome back wine and cheese evening, annual workshops, summer dancing, Simply Scottish on Salt Spring (a weekend of workshops and dance). We encourage our club members to go to off island events hosted by other clubs and we offer opportunities for advancing our own dance technique. Look out for our annual community Robbie Burns Dinner and Dance held in January.

Mission: The purpose of the club is to promote Scottish Country Dancing in accordance with the purpose of the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society.


The teacher for all classes is Richard Bennett. Richard is a Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) teacher

The dues are : $85. per term regular.

Early Bird discounts : $75. per term/$140. per year.

There are two terms each year.

Term 1: September to January and

Term 2: February to May

Classes for the Salt Spring Island Scottish Country Dance Club are held:


All Saints By The Sea

110 Park Drive

Basic Class: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mixed Class: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Intermediate Class: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm


6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

(optional class for club members $6.00 drop in )

Technique & Practice

Salt Spring Elementary School

The executive would like to inform you of some upcoming events. We are hoping you will save the dates so that you can join in the fun.

We are excited to announce that on November 30, St Andrew’s Day, we will be hosting our first Community Dance. We will be inviting the community to a free, all ages dance event to celebrate St Andrew’s Day. It will be held at the elementary school gymnasium on Friday, November 30 from 7:00 to 9:00pm. ( there will be no technique dancing that night) This is your chance to bring along friends and family who have been wondering what you get up to when you go dancing, the more the merrier. We hope you will join us for a fun filled evening.

Speaking of fun, our Christmas Social will be held on Monday, December 17th at the Lion’s Hall. More details will follow in the near future.

For those who might not know we have a Facebook page

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SSISCD Core Book.pdf

Our Core Book has popular dances, formations, and information about the RSCDS.

Katannuta is a book of original Salt Spring devised dances published in 2007