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The RSCDS Twin Cities Branch currently offers several different classes where dancers can learn the footwork, formations, and technique of Scottish Country dancing. Dress casually, wear soft-soled shoes (ballet slippers or jazz shoes are ideal if you have them), and don't worry about bringing a partner.

The Branch currently offers only occasional classes for children; however, children of branch members may participate in our regular classes under the terms of the Policy and Guidelines for Young Dancers.

All members and visitors should also please be aware of our RSCDS Twin Cities Branch Code of Conduct

Dancing at Landmark Center
Performing at Landmark Center in St. Paul
Monday night general technique classes are free to members of the RSCDS - Twin Cities Branch. Non-members pay $3 per class, but if you are new to Scottish country dancing, there's no charge to check it out. If you are new to Scottish country dancing and not sure if it's for you, we offer a six week free trial period

The Branch welcomes fellow Scottish Country Dancers from out of town as well as guest observers. Guest observers are requested to be mindful of the teaching environment of our classes and respectful toward our class participants. Guest children are to be supervised at all times.

Looking for a quick introduction to SCD or a review of the basics? We are offering a 4-week mini introductory course on Scottish country dancing Monday nights, January 23rd through February 13th.

Our regular Monday night classes began September 26th and run through early May.

The following Branch classes will be offered in 2016-2017:

Twin Cities Branch Classes
This class is sponsored by the RSCDS Twin Cities Branch and is free to members of the branch. Non-members are charged $3/class.

Monday Night General Technique Class
All levels of dancer from brand new beginners to advanced are welcome at Monday night classes. Newcomers are welcome at any time, but starting in the Fall (or attending our Feb/March basics mini-course) is recommended, as the teaching follows a progression throughout the year. The first part of the evening will focus on basic steps and formations (e.g. the steps and formations that typically appear in the Failte Ball program) towards the end of each evening we will include more advanced formations and technique points.
When & Where: 7:30pm-9:30 p.m. (7:00pm to 7:30pm beginners only, Sept - Dec), 26 September 2016 through April 2017, at Tapestry Folkdance Center in south Minneapolis.
Teachers: Lara Friedman~Shedlov, Chandi McCracken, Janet McKernan, Ed Stern.

Mini-workshops are offered as an alternative to our regular programming on Monday nights and may be anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks in length. Topics vary throughout the year. The classes run concurrently and as an alternative to the general technique class in the large studio during the period from 7:45 to 9pm on the nights they are offered. Signing up in advance is strongly encouraged, as classes will only be held if an adequate number of people commit to attending. More information on this year's classes and sign-up coming soon.
When & Where: 7:45pm-9pm at Tapestry Folkdance Center(small studio) in south Minneapolis.
Fall 2016 Mini-Workshop Tentantive Schedule
3 OctMairi's Wedding Gone WildLara Friedman-Shedlov
10 OctPrincess Bride Collection DancesChandi McCracken
17 OctTBAMegan McDonald
24 OctBook 49 DancesJanet McKernan
More detailed descriptions available on the sign-up sheet (email info [at] if you don't have the link)
Cost: Free to Branch Members, $3/class for non-members

Introductory Mini-Course on Scottish Country Dance Basics
This is a mid-year opportunity for newcomers to get a crash course in Scottish country dance basics or for experienced dancers to get a quick refresher. Come alone or with a friend. All are welcome! » More Information
When & Where: Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 23 January - 13 February 2017, at Tapestry Folkdance Center (small studio) in south Minneapolis.
Cost: $12 for the 4-week course ($10 for Tapestry members, free for RSCDS-TC members)
Teacher: Lara Friedman-Shedlov

For more information about branch classes, send email to: info [at] .

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