More About Us

The SCDA was formed in December 2001 by Anne Marshall, with the goal of being a laid back group that had fun, while learning to dance.  We meet on most Sunday evenings from 7.00 to 9.00pm.

In December 2009 we moved to the McPhail’s Dance Studio adjacent to Randalls Supermarket on Mesa (address & map). Occasionally after dance we adjourn for coffee somewhere convenient.

Each week we rotate preparing and briefing a dance program amongst ourselves.

Occasionally we get together with other dance groups, like the Bluebonnet Dancers in San Antonio, and many of our dancers also dance with the Austin Scottish Country Dance Society.

We get involved with other Scottish activities around Austin, such as the Austin Celtic Festival and celebrating Hogmanay and Burns Night!

In June each year we hold our Mid Summer Ball.  We have real live musicians, and welcome dancers from all over Texas.  Sometimes we are joined by dancers from other parts of North America, who are fortunate to be in Austin at the right time.

Our modest dues of $15 per month go mainly towards renting the studio and providing music.

Dress is most definitely casual although dancing ghillies (soft soled shoes) are highly recommended. Click here for list of sources.