Scottish Country Dance is the traditional ballroom dance of Scotland, from which came many of the square and contra dance styles of dancing in the United States today. The Greensboro society is part of the Carolinas Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, which has headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The local society dances weekly on Tuesdays through the school year at the Grange. It sponsors an annual St. Andrews Ball in November (scheduled for Nov. 23 this year) and also performs Scottish dance demonstrations at schools, churches and festivals throughout the region.
Admission to the Sept. 17 Open House is free, and you do not need a partner. Society dues begin at $25 per semester for the weekly dances and other events. The society also sponsors Robert Burns Dinners in January and Tartan Day events in April, and many of its members dance at area Highland Games.
The Grange is behind Guilford Middle School in the Guilford College section of Greensboro. To reach it, take the Guilford College Road exit from Interstate 40, go north past Market Street and turn left onto Lindley Road. Drive two blocks and turn right on Guilford School Road. The Grange is on the right at the end of the short street.
More information is available from Mary McConnell or Pete Campbell at (336) 282-6507 in Greensboro or from Tom Dillon at (336) 725-2760 in Winston-Salem. Or see the society's Web site at www.gsoscds.org.
- Occurs Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 @ 7:30 pm