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Scottish Step Dance Classes starting soon in Edinburgh – Make it a ‘Step’tember!

Scottish Step Dance Classes starting soon in Edinburgh – Make it a ‘Step’tember!

Scottish Step Dance is the close-to-the-floor form of Scottish dancing (and cousin of Irish hard shoe) which is enjoying a revival in recent years. Classes are beginning this September for both Beginners and those who may have danced it before taught by Fiona Campbell.

The classes will cover steps that are used for solo, social dances and routines. They are part of the programme run by Edinburgh University society New Scotland – though you do not need to be associated with the University to attend them. Ideally you should wear hard-soled shoes or trainers to get maximum enjoyment! Catch a wee look at us having fun with our Strathspey & Reel steps at the Edinburgh University Dance Show earlier this year –


Each class is pay as you go: £3 member, £5 non-member.

Membership (whole year): £14 student, £28 non-student, £55 patron, or

Membership (semester): £8 student, £16 non-student.


If you want to give Scottish Step Dance a try before committing we’ve got two FREE taster sessions as part of the New Scotland *Scottish Dance Workshops*:
Saturday, 16 September, 2-3pm in the Debating Hall, Teviot Student Union, Edinburgh University AND *Taster Session* at 8.30pm, Monday, 18 September, 19.00-22.00
St. Peter’s Church Hall, Lutton Place. Plus you can try your first class FREE!

The regular Scottish Step Dance classes begin on Monday 25 September in the Braid Room in the Pleasance West building as part of the Pleasance complex, on The Pleasance, EH8 9TJ. Beginners at 6.30pm and Improving/Advanced at 7.30pm.

Call Fiona on 0795 191 8366 or email: [email protected] if you want to check what level you should start at or any other queries. For other details you can visit the New Scotland website: or Facebook: