Edinburgh Scottish Dancers
The Edinburgh Scottish Dancers exist to promote the social aspect of Scottish dancing through performance, education and social engagement. If you're looking for a Scottish dance experience while visiting Edinburgh or your need some traditional entertainment to complete your next event, get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements. Whether it's an informal gathering before your wedding to practice some ceilidh dances, or a black tie dinner in need of a Scottish twist, we can provide all the dancing, singing, piping, calling and musical expertise that you'll need. Read more about what we can offer and how we can add a unique slice of Scotland to your event ...
We are as at home in a large corporate environment as we are teaching some dancing to a small group of complete beginners. Comments from our previous engagements are a testament to the skills and talents of the people who make up the award winning Edinburgh Scottish Dancers.
Why Scottish dancing?
Scottish dancing is a diverse, traditional art form and healthy hobby rolled into one. Everything from ceilidh dancing, and the more balletic country dancing right through to the impressive solo Highland dances fall under the banner of Scottish dancing.
Not only mesmerising to watch, it's great fun to take part, whether it be a few simple dances or a whole evening of dancing fun. Scottish country dancing can also be a fantastic team building activity for all ages and abilities - it encourages teamwork and communication and it is often the learning of a new skill in a fun environment that is the most enjoyable aspect. What's more, there's little or no special equipment needed, just something comfortable to wear and the space to dance.
What ESD has done and what others think
The Edinburgh Scottish Dancers helped out an international school with a ceilidh for a group of students visiting Scotland for the first time. Their teacher said that the evening had been just the right thing for them
"We had a fantastic evening of ceilidh dancing with the Edinburgh Scottish Dancers thanks for teaching us so many dances and for helping us to organise such an unusual activity for our students to try."