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Since anyone anywhere in the world can read this page, I have not included contact addresses or telephone numbers unless I have specifically been given permission. Please contact me if you want contact information.
The groups are arranged by country and then in alphabetical order of location, and are:
The Scottish Dancing Association of Australia (SDAA) was established over 50 years ago as a means of creating a standard of dance that conforms in all respects with the standard laid down by the Scottish Official Board of Highland Dancing. We are a non-profit organisation that has the enjoyment and promotion of Highland Dancing at its core.
This site contains information on Scottish Dancing in Australia, schools, competitions, history and tradition, teachers, competition results, and news.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Anderson Dancing Studio specialises in Highland Dancing in Country Victora, Shepparton and Bendigo Areas. Classes are offered for students aged 5 years up. The studio has been operating since 1991.
Sarah Gordon (Ne: Anderson) is the principal teacher of the school, and she has danced for over 20 years (and is still dancing). Sarah has studied in Scotland and is a member of the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (SDTA) both Highland and National branches.
Contact by email: email@example.com or by calling (03) 5829 0168 in Australia.
Information supplied by Sarah Gordon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact: Isobel Eaton (email@example.com).
Information supplied by Isobel Eaton (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Children can choose to be competitive or just for fun and exercise.
Our Highland Dance troupe perform throughout the year including the Fremantle Burns Club, Westralian Perthshire Scottish Association, the Perth International Tattoo, Shopping Centres and community functions.
They have a web page at http://www.skybusiness.com/csod01/index.html.
Information supplied by Jacqueline Jones (email@example.com).
Gold Coast Scottish Country Dancers meet every Thursday night 7.30-10.00 pm in the Maher Hall, Matilda Street, Burleigh Heads
Regular events include:
Gold Coast Scottish Country Dancers
PO Box 168, Burleigh Heads 4220
Phone Secretary: Claire 5535 1280
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Information supplied by Claire Boaden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The FNQSCD comprise of 2 'sister' groups, one in Cairns, the other in Atherton.
Meet every Tuesday at 7 PM at the Redlynch Community Hall, Margaret St, Redlynch. Regular events include:
Contact Anne Archdeacon (email@example.com) .
Meets every Wednesday at 7.30PM at St Josephs Church Hall, Atherton. Regular events include:
Contact Kylie Akers (firstname.lastname@example.org).
John Bell (email@example.com) is also a point of contact for both groups. Tel: (07) 40578770.
Information supplied by John Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
7:15-9:00 Wednesdays (except 4th Wed of month), Anglican Church, 26 Gray St, Hamilton, Victoria.
Phone Simon Nettleton (03) 5572 4059
Principal: Catherine Bourke B.Ed., N.D.A.A.
Also a senior display team for Premier dancers, rehearsing once or twice a month.
Contact e-mail: Catherine Bourke (email@example.com).
The Johnston School of Highland Dancing was formed in 1992 in Toowoomba Queensland. Principal of the Studio is Margaret Johnston. Margaret Johnston is a registered Teacher with QSDA & NDAA in Australia. She is a Judge on the SOBHD world-wide panel.
The Johnston Studio has trained many Dancers for Teachers Examinations and produced several Champion Dancers.
Information supplied by Margaret Johnston (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Based on NSW's Central Coast - the PHDA run several events for Highland Dancers Nation wide including the Annual Championships which have been held since 1982. The PHDA support many events financially including the Down Under the Kilt concerts.
Information supplied by Douglas McFarland.
We were established in 1960 and are a group of friendly people who meet for an evening of social dancing. All ages welcome (15-90), come alone or with a partner. Beginners very welcome.
If you would like to join us we can be found at the United Church Hall, Kalgoorlie Street, Mt Hawthorn, Perth Western Australia, on any Wednesday 8.00pm from 1st week in March to 1st week in December.
For more information contact Sheila (08) 9405 6825.
For more information, contact:
Naree Paulsen, 7 Trebonne Street, The Gap, Brisbane, Qld.4061.
For email enquiries, please contact Naree Paulson <email@example.com>.
Contact: Sarah Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by calling (03) 63317507 in Australia.
Information supplied by Sarah Cox (email@example.com).
We meet every Monday night at 7 p.m. at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Hall, Wills Street, Townsville, Queensland.
Unfortunately we don't have a web site but we can be contacted by email:
Our Mailing Address is:
Townsville Scottish Country Dancers Inc.
Information supplied by Alexandra Roberts (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Based on NSW's Central Coast - the VLSHD trains dancers in SOBHD technique for competitions, examinations and displays. Principal Veronica McFarland has trained dancers to World Championship level. The school performs in several non-competitive events annually.
Information supplied by Douglas McFarland.
We in Madras (now called Chennai) have a Scottish Country Dance Group going since the early 1970's.
We meet every Monday at members' homes and celebrate Burns Supper and St. Andrews Night every year with traditional Scottish fare including Haggis, which is usually brought in by members visiting the UK.
I am a former Chieftain and would be happy to meet any visitors who have an interest in Scottish Country Dancing.
The address is:
63 Greenways Road
Chennai (Madras) 600 028
Tel: 91 44 2493 7724
Information supplied by Gopal Madhavan (email@example.com).
There is a group which dances in Tokyo on Friday evenings. They also have dances on some Saturdays. I was only able to make it to one of their classes, but they were very welcoming and were lovely dancers, as well. A friend of mine was able to visit with them several times while she was in Japan, and she also had a wonderful time. The teaching is mostly in Japanese, but the figures and dances are all described in English, and the English of many of the dancers is excellent.
Information supplied by Susan Wartell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contact: email email@example.com.
Information supplied by Suzanne Burgoyne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Lochiel Scottish Country Dance Club meets from 7pm until 9:45pm on Tuesdays at Knox Presbyterian Church Hall, Albert St, Hamilton, New Zealand
For more information, contact
Tel: +64 7 858 3477
Information supplied by Simon Barbour (SGBarbour@xtra.co.nz)
We are in Palmerston North, New Zealand. We meet on a Monday evening starting at 7.45pm at the Manawatu Scottish Society Hall in Princess Street Palmerston North. We dance from the end of February through until the end of November.
For more information contact:
Linton Country School
77 Akers Road
Phone: (06) 325 8871
Fax: (06) 325 8936
E Mail: email@example.com
The Caledonian Society of Oman Scottish Country Dancers has an adult class once a week from September until June for all levels of dancers from beginners upwards. In addition they have a demonstration group consisting of anything from 8 - 14 dancers (depending on who is in town) which also meets once a week and performs whenever and wherever invited. This is, of course, for dancers with some experience. From time to time they also run children's classes in various schools in the city.
Contact Marilyn Ferguson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for
more details, or phone/fax 968 695871.
Information supplied by Marilyn Ferguson and Kate Stewart.
The Reel Club dances monthly at the British Club on Silom Soi 18, Bangkok, Thailand.
All are welcome, and those attending include a wide mix of nationalities and abilities.
For further information, contact:
Email: Meilan Henderson at email@example.com Phone: (66) 02 258 5240.
Information supplied by Meilan Henderson.
The Scottish St Andrews Society of Abu Dhabi (AD Scots) is a charitable organization aimed at fostering social activities and friendly relations between all nationalities and Scottish residents in Abu Dhabi. AD Scots also aims to cultivate strong relations between the Scottish Community, all nationalities and the citizens of Abu Dhabi while supporting a number of local and Scottish charities. AD Scots boasts 18 nationalities in its membership and promotes a diverse and fun culture within the group.
AD Scots meets on Sunday evenings from around 7:15-9:00pm at The Club, Abu Dhabi. Details can be found on www.adscots.com. Visitors and beginners welcomed.
Information supplied by Francine Quastel.
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