Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancers


Message from Heather:

It is with considerable regret that Evelyn and I have decided to cancel Monday classes until things settle down. We may extend our classes into May this year if it proves possible but the risk of infecting one of our dancers is too high to ignore. Some of us are those seniors they keep talking about! Not you of course and not me, but some of us! So stay safe and we will rise again when the risk is more reasonable.

From my nurses hat, everyone is talking about hand washing but so far as I have heard no one has mentioned that rings and watches harbour bacteria and virus. When I was working, rings were not allowed and our watches were hung from our uniforms to avoid contaminating them with things close to our hands. Not wearing watches or fit bits on wrists also allows better handwashing which should extend to wrists.Also short nails are less likely to collect dirt and easier to clean. So thats my contribution to your continuing good health.

See you soon I hope.

Heather and Evelyn

PS. To fill the emotional gap in the interim, we recommend that you enjoy some dancing vicariously with this link!
James Coutts Scottish Dance Band

Nanaimo and Oceanside spring 2020 Tea Dances are Cancelled

The April 4 VISCDS Workshop and Ball has also been cancelled

Thanks to all who came to our Snowdrop Social Dance on Feb 29, 2020

We filled the hall with six sets!

Click here for details and photos.

Scottish Country Dancing

Scottish Country Dancing is social. Four couples dance together in a 'set', to Scottish reels, jigs, hornpipes and strathspeys. During the course of an evening the sets and partners change, enabling you to meet and dance with many other people.


Anybody over 16 who enjoys music and wants to dance. (Younger teenagers are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.) You do not need a partner. Beginners are welcome before the end of November each year. Come and give it a try!


Comox United Church Hall
(Corner of Comox Ave. and Beach Drive in Comox.)

EXCEPT: Feb 3 and 10, 2020, WE ARE IN THE Merville Hall


Mondays (except most holidays)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fall Session 2019: Sept 9 to Dec 2
Spring Session 2020: Jan 6 to Apr 27



Fall session: $50
Spring session: $70
Year (paid in the Fall): $110
Students aged under 25: half price.
Drop-in fee for visiting dancers: $5


Evelyn Nixon Heather Flint
250-339-3347 250-338-9060

Phone for more information, or send an email to:

Dances worked on in the 2019-20 year

Demonstration Team Dances

We danced a demonstration at the Cumberland Heritage Faire
on Feb 18, 2017, in the Cumberland Recreation Centre.
Click here to see a YouTube video of us dancing Shifting Bobbins.

We hosted "Snowdrop Social" dances in late February or early March in:
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017. 2018 2019 2020
(Click on the year link for details.) Lawrence Buser took a couple of videos on 23-Feb-2013, which you can see on YouTube by clicking on: Fair Jenny's Jig and The Sailor.

Click here for soup recipes!

Valentines Ball photos and details from: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Dancing in the Merville Hall, March 2, 2019

Our group on December 4, 2017.

The kilted ones, December 4, 2017

Our Christmas 2016 evening of dancing.

Evelyn, Loys, Alison & Heather at our St Andrews party Nov 27, 2016. Loys was awarded a bottle of scotch for writing the newspaper articles which attracted our new members this fall.

Here we are with travelling musicians Corinna Rose and Leah Dolgoy, who dropped in looking for some fun. (They were stranded in the Comox Valley because the wind cancelled the ferry to their next gig in Powell River.) They were on a Home Routes house concert tour.

The Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancers - October 2012

The Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancers - April 2008

Scottish Country Dance Reference

Scottish Country Dance Database

Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Grand Chain - The Edinburgh Scottish Dance Resource

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Inverglen Scottish Dance School, Vancouver

Other clubs nearby

Nanaimo Scottish Country Dancers

Oceanside Scottish Country Dancers

Saltspring Island Scottish Country Dancers

Vancouver Island Scottish Country Dance Society

RSCDS Vancouver Branch

RSCDS Seattle Branch

More Links

Scottish country dancing activities in North America

Vancouver Island Folk and Country Dance Information

Inverglen Scottish Dance School offers
Children’s Scottish Country Dance Classes
for ages 5 – 12 on Mondays at St. Anne’s Church in Parksville.

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