Dancers at a ball, bows and curtsies. Photo credit: Fiona Miller. 

Welcome to the Scottish Country Dance Teachers' Association (Canada)

TAC supports Scottish Country Dance Teachers and Dancers in North America and throughout the world. We have been serving the dance community for over 60 years and continue to grow and evolve.

  • Each year we organize a week-long Summer School with classes open to all levels of dancers from basic through experienced; Summer School is hosted at venues in Canada and the USA in late July or early August
  • We offer training for dancers wishing to become teachers
  • We offer scholarships to attend Summer School as a teacher candidate, dancer, or musician
  • Through TACBooks and TACSound we offer access to dance descriptions and music
  • Our outreach program offers assistance to teachers and dancers in isolated locations or who may not have access to qualified teachers

 

Dancers at Summer School

 

TAC Membership

If you are a teacher of Scottish Country Dance having passed RSCDS Teaching Certificate Level 1 (Units 1, 2 & 3 or the Prelim) or Level 2 (Units 4 & 5 or Full), join the group and have access to the full range of services and support that TAC offers.

Where are our members located?

  • Canada: 35%
  • USA: 40%
  • Rest of the World: 25%

 

Canada Day Dance at Summer School

 

Our goals and objectives are to:

  • encourage and promote participation in Scotland's heritage of Country Dancing
  • promote the highest possible level of approved standards of Scottish Country Dancing
  • foster excellence in the teaching of Scottish Country Dancing
  • undertake to preserve and disseminate materials supportive of the above objectives
  • promote the continuance of the musical tradition in Scottish Country Dancing
  • stimulate co-operation between all teachers and dancers

 Summer School 2018

 

 

 

Use this link to download a file of the dances taught at TAC Teachers' Conference Weekend 2019 by Jimmie Hill at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Use this link to download a file of the dances taught at TAC Summer School 2019 at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Dances were taught by core teachers: Linda Henderson, Jimmie Hill, Moira Kourus, and Geoffrey Selling

 

 

Following the success of TAC Summer Events 2019 at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada,

we are delighted to announce that the

2020 Summer Events will be held at the same venue!  Details will follow, but save the dates!

July 26 - August 2, 2020

Click here to upload a flyer with information about teachers and musicians