Last updated: Friday November 04, 2022

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Southwest Washington State Branch

Welcome to the Home Page of

RSCDS - SWWS


Next Branch Event:

Dec 31

Betwixt-n-Between

Next Area Event:

Nov 12

Portland Social Dance




SWWS Branch COVID-19 Safety Policy


Effective July 11th, 2022

  • The Branch will continue to comply with government/local/venue COVID restrictions.
  • Proof of vaccination is required for attendance at Branch activities.
  • Wearing a mask is optional.
  • If you have any symptoms of illness, please do not attend dance activities
The Branch Board will continue to monitor COVID cases and regulations, and update the COVID-19 Safety Policy as needed. Branch Covid Point Person: Tom Halpenny at 360-887-1888 or .


Upcoming Events:


Let's dance like they do in Scotland!
Be active, make friends, move to the music.

RSCDS Newcastle Festival.
Dancers of all ages are Scottish dancing.


Also of Note:

OUR CLASS IN ACTION! Perhaps you've wondered what Scottish Country Dancing looks like? Well, now you can view a short video of our class dancing "Knit the Pocky". (A "pocky" is a fingerless glove, worn to keep the hands warm while freeing the fingers for detailed tasks.)


SCD CLASS AND PERFORMANCE TEAM VIDEOS Here's a short video of members of the Vancouver WA class dancing a delightful jig, Black Donald (2nd Carnforth Coll.), at a retirement home in Januuary of 2011. Here's a short video of The Vancouver USA SCD Performance Team dancing a medley of three dances: Alyth Burn, a jig (RSCDS Bk 3); Linnea's Strathspey, a strathspey (Tim Wilson, 2001); and Red House, a reel (RSCDS Bk 7). This video was taken at the Clark County Fair, Ridgefield, Washington, in August of 2008.


Links to Explore

*  Join our Branch! Click here to learn why.

*  More about SW Wa State Branch

*  Branch Calendar, quick view

*  Event Details (Local and West Coast)

*  A Bit about the Dancing

*  Class Information

*  Newsletters, Current and Archived

*  Local Friends of SCD

*  Maps

*  Links to Other SCD Sites

*  Photo Gallery

*  Books of dances, and other items available from our Branch.

*  The Branch Facebook page.


Contact Information

For more information about classes, events, our dance group, scheduling a demonstration dance, or just about Scottish Country Dancing in general, send email to .

If you have comments about this webpage, please send email to .