Kids' and Teens'
Scottish Country Dancing Classes
Sponsored by the Washington, D.C. Branch
Scottish Country Dancing is an energetic, traditional and historical form of social dancing, danced to driving reels, lively jigs, and elegant strathspeys. It improves personal, social, and emotional development through dancing with a partner, working as part of a team, and being supportive of others while progressing through dances. It also helps develop a sense of rhythm and coordination, and the ability to move to and appreciate music. And it's fun!
Younger Class (ages 5-7): This class is for younger children with little or no experience of Scottish Country or other dancing. The aim is to introduce them to the fun of Scottish Country Dancing and to teach the basic steps and formations.
Older Class (ages 7-teenagers): This class is for older children and teens with little or no experience of Scottish Country or other dancing. The aim is to introduce them to the fun of Scottish Country Dancing and to teach the basic steps and formations. In addition, this class will also work on more intricate steps and figures, extending the knowledge of the basic steps and formations, but with the emphasis always on the enjoyment of the dance.
What to wear: Special clothing is not required, but should be lightweight and comfortable, with something warm to put on after the class. Initially, sneakers are suitable, but ballet or jazz shoes are preferred.
Classes are currently running in Silver Spring, MD, and Northern Virginia. Please contact Ralph for more information.
Classes are open to all interested in the MD-DC-VA area. Home schooling students welcome.
For More Info, Contact Ralph Stoddard at firstname.lastname@example.org