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News & Information for Northern Virginia Branch Class in Alexandria

Fall and Spring Classes

The Northern Virginia Branch offers two classes, a beginner class and a general class.

Classes meet on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:45 p.m. at The Durant Center.

Drop-in fee $8 for those who have not paid semester tuition.

Please also look below for Branch information and our snow policy.

Fall 2018 Introduction to Scottish Country Dance

Starting on September 12, 2018, our eight-week FUNdamentals course will ease you into the elegant and lively form of Scottish Country Dancing. Perfect for people with no or limited experience in dance, get ready to enjoy toe-tapping music, good company and great fun. By the end of the course, new dancers will be familiar with basic Scottish Country Dance steps and formations. Whether you want to set the dance floor on fire or just find a fun way to keep fit, Scottish Country Dance is a great and accessible activity for all ages. Please join us for a free introductory dance party with live music on September 5!

Scottish Country Dancing, the social dancing of Scotland, has been enjoyed in the barns, ballrooms and village halls of Scotland for at least 250 years. You don't need a partner, since it's common practice to dance with different partners during a night of dancing, and you don't need to have Scottish heritage, either!

For class, it's best to wear soft-soled sneakers, jazz or ballet shoes; loaner dance shoes, or ghillies, are also available.

Classes meet from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. Wednesdays starting on September 12, 2018 The Durant Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Parking is free and the building is located two blocks from the King Street Metro station.

For more information, please e-mail

Branch Information

Dances Taught

Missed a class, or want to know the name of a dance done in class? Check the list of dances taught from May 2005 - April 2008.

Snow Policy

There is no dancing if the City of Alexandria government closes offices due to inclement weather; the Durant Center also closes, and we will not be able to dance.

Information on local closings and delays: