Spring School of Scottish Dancing 2019

The 6th Spring School of Scottish Dancing 2019 - the most outstanding and the most important event in the Scottish Dancing Culture in Russia - was held in Kazan from May 1 to May 5.

The School program included the workshops in all styles of Scottish Dancing: Scottish Country Dancing, Highland dancing, Ladie’s step and Cape Breton Dancing. The workshops were taught by the best teachers from the whole world. There were also Highland Dancing competitions (according to the SOBHD rules) and in the competition of the SCD Demonstration teams.

Our dancers come from all parts of Russia. Most of them are young and energetic. They often haven't got financial opportunity to go to St Andrews school or international workshops, so for them our school is the only possibility to get aquainted with famous teachers and to maintain high RSCDS standards. This allows our participants from distant areas to learn from the best practices and inspires them for continuing study of Scottish dancing and spreading Scottish culture around.

We were glad to see experienced dancers as well as beginners from all around the world. This would allow our participants to become acquainted with different traditions and schools of Scottish dancing.

With rich history, deep culture and strong economic influence, Kazan holds the title of "The Third Capital of Russia" (after Moscow and Saint Petersburg). By many measures, Kazan has the one of the highest standards of living in Russia. Located between Europe and Asia, having both Russian and Tatar populations, Kazan peacefully blends Muslim and Christian cultures. This vibrant city with over 1000 years of history is an excellent travel destination, and the number of tourists visiting it is rapidly increasing every year.