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 each new term, September and February. 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

Contact Info.

For information about the club, contact club president President: Rita Gauld ~

face book page -

Our next community event will be an EVERYONE WELCOME evening of dance to celebrate

St Andrew's Day

November 30th

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Salt Spring Elementary School Gym

Everyone is welcome. Family friendly. Dance to lively Celtic music. Complimentary and no experience needed!

Scottish Country Dancing is great for the body and the mind. It is great way to meet new people and stay fit. No partner is necessary, dress casual and wear soft non marking shoes.

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