The Atholl Scottish Country Dance Club meets weekly, every Tuesday, from mid-September to mid-May. There is a break for a couple of weeks at Christmas. Click here for the dates for 2021 & 2022. Scroll down to see videos of the club! Dancing starts at 19:30, and continues till approx 21:45, with a break. Visitors are most welcome at all our events.
There is live music each week, usually provided by Iain MacPhail. In the past Iain has led a four-piece (or bigger) band, but in the Covid-19 era, Iain is likely to be playing on his own for the time being.
We usually have 16 dances on the programme each week, with the time balanced between reels, jigs and strathspeys.
Most dances are not walked-through or recapped, but programmes are published on this website, at least a fortnight in advance, in time for you to do your homework. Dances which are new to the club or are little-known are walked through.
There are changes whilst Covid-19 is still around:
You should bring your own water / flask of tea / snack etc [In happier times we provided tea and biscuits]
You are asked to bring a mask and wear it when not dancing.
You are asked to bring hand sanitiser and use it frequently.
You are asked to stay away if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 or if you have not had all the Covid-19 vaccinations that you have been offered.
Admission is £6 each week. Club Membership is £10, valid from the date of joining till August 2022.
Visitors are very welcome, and pay the same admission price as members, but are expected to become members on their 3rd visit.
This year we cannot have our usual party nights, but we will be having a Christmas Dance on 21 December 2021, and an End-of-Season Event at our last meeting in May. We will have a longer dance programme on these nights, and a later finishing time .
Some sample videos taken on a Tuesday evening
And us on our best behaviour.......
A team of dancers from the Atholl leads the summer dancing in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh