Edinburgh Scottish Dancers exists to promote Scottish dancing through performance, participation and education. If you're looking for a Scottish dance experience while visiting Edinburgh or you 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 that's a few simple dances or a whole evening of dancing fun. Scottish 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.
We have worked with school, university and family groups to give bespoke introductions to Scottish dancing as well as providing entertainment at corporate conferences and cultural festivals. We've even featured on TV recordings, in flight airline destination promos and a fashion shoot. Here are just a few of the things people have said about us
"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."
"We are writing to express our sincere thanks and gratitude following the event you hosted for us. Our teacher was fantastic, and the musician was well experienced. Our participants had a lot of fun"