Flying refers to our home in Dayton, Ohio (“The Birthplace of Aviation”).
The Ghillie is the name of the shoe we wear when dancing.
to the Flying Ghillies Scottish Country Dancers web page.
Established in 2001, we are the Dayton, Ohio “twig” of the Cincinnati Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
Like those in our neighboring groups, we are not professional dancers. Just a group of friends that share a love and enthusiasm for Scottish Country Dancing (SCD).
SCD is social dancing and is accomplished in “sets” of couples (normally 4). For those that have never seen this form of dance, it can be loosely compared to square dancing. You can read more about it on Wikipedia.
If you would like to see what we enjoy so much, please take a look at a few videos we have posted on our You Tube Site.
We invite you to browse our pages and those of our neighbors. If you are interested in giving Scottish Country Dancing a try, see our “Class Information” page for our class location and additional information on our regular classes and FUNdamentals Classes. If you are not from this area, we might be able to direct you to a group in your local area.
Going to a Ball? First time or not, here’s three pages of hints and tips to follow when attending a Scottish Country Dance Ball. SCD Ball Survival Guide