The Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancing Society will host two free dancing lessons open to the public.

Celebrating 150 years of Scottish heritage

The Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancing Society will celebrate 150 years of Scottish heritage in the Comox Valley, by offering monthly free introductory classes for people between the ages of 13 and 95, who enjoy having social fun and a bit of exercise.

The society wishes to thank the many visitors who came to last year’s monthly free classes, by offering two free public introductory lessons. Last year’s season was so successful that within a matter of three short months 50 per cent of the visitors who came to our free public classes were able to master Scottish country dancing skills sufficiently to enjoy a full day of formal dancing.

This is a unique chance to make new friends, or impress your Scottish relatives, and actually fit in to the next ceilidh you attend, and celebrate Canadian heritage. No fancy dress is required.

The regular full-time classes will start Sept.11 for anybody interested in full season instruction.

Scottish country dancing is not Highland dancing. Scottish country dancing is a more relaxed informal type of social dancing in couples within sets of eight. There is no need for you to bring a partner – singles will be accommodated.

Scottish country dancing is currently undergoing a revival among groups of all ages with the renewed interest in Celtic music. It is an opportunity to enjoy some terrific music, good company and general fun for a couple of hours each week.

Free lessons in a public open house format are scheduled for Sept. 18 and Oct. 1, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Comox United Church Hall . Those between 13 and 16 should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit or phone Heather at 250-897-2670.

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