This short course, which is offered periodically, will be held in 2015
at Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia, USA

24-26 July 2015

The Basic Teaching Skills Course is aimed at those SCD dancers who do not have RSCDS teaching qualifications and who do not anticipate having an opportunity to attend Candidate Classes in the near future but are already leading/teaching a class or expect to either start or take over a class, whether long term, temporarily, or as an occasional substitute.

On-line registration and on-line payment are now available.  Go to BTSC 2015 Fees.

Early-Bird Fee (if paid before 1 May 2015):  US$395 for Single Room; US$370 for Twin Room
Regular Fee (if paid from 1 May through 30 June 2015):  US$425 for Single Room; US$400 for Twin Room
Fee includes meals and acommodation from Friday evening dinner through Sunday afternoon.

This 18-hour course will be taught in 2015 by Ron Wallace, California, USA, on the weekend immediately preceding the 2015 TAC Summer School.
The course begins on Friday evening 24 July and runs through Sunday afternoon 26 July 2015. Completion of the 18-hour course will result in a "Record of Completion of a course in Basic SCD Teaching Skills".

Ron Wallace

Basic Teaching Skills Course



Ron Wallace's love and understanding of Scottish dance and music
make him a familiar name on workshop staffs internationally. Scottish
Country, Highland, Step and Cape Breton comprise the majority of the
classes Ron teaches, with some Welsh and English thrown in for balance!
In 1977 Ron received his RSCDS Full Certificate from Miss Milligan.
Invitations have brought his infectious enthusiastic teaching to many
Scottish dance centres. He has taught Scottish Country Dance
classes/courses for teachers or dancers in Australia, Austria, St.
Andrews Summer School, TAC Summer School, Pinewoods, Czech Republic,
England, Slovak Republic, Poland, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Norway,
France, and Hungary. Ron recently became an examiner for the RSCDS and
has already examined in Canada, U.S.A., and Scotland.
For the past 25 years Ron has been the artistic director of Dunsmuir
Scottish Dancers presenting many Scottish dance forms in festivals in
western United States as well as Europe.
At home in Northern California, Ron is kept busy with weekly classes in
Country, Highland and Step dance and Highland Bagpipes, playing descant
recorder and pipes in a local Scottish Country Dance Band "Hood, Wink
and Swagger".


The Basic Teaching Skills Course aims to provide the confidence and knowledge to undertake the responsibility of teaching Scottish Country Dancing. The course will include the following elements to assist participants in gaining the skills they require.

The course has a maximum of 14 participants who will be accepted in the order in which applications are received.

When you register, you will asked to provide some background information about your SCD dance and teaching experience.

Participants who wish to stay on for the TAC Summer School can do so at a reduced registration rate (see Registering for Summer School).

The TAC Teachers' Conference Weekend/AGM runs concurrently with the Basic Teaching Skills Course, so dancers attending that event will also be accommodated in Curry Hall. Details can be found in Summer School - Accommodation.

On-line registration and on-line payment are now available.  Go to BTSC 2015 Fees.