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Heather and Thistle

Scottish Country Dancers

Columbus, Ohio

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Curious about Scottish Country Dancing? 




Notes of interest:  Class is cancelled for February 8 because of the icy roads and difficult parking on the streets.  Please join us next week, on February 15.

Mark your calendars for the Pittsburgh Highland Ball and workshops, March 23-25, 2018.  Details on the event are available at here   and the briefs for the ball dances are at here 





      Gates-Fourth United Methodist Church (Map)

      1234 South 4th Street

      Columbus, Ohio 43206

      Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:30

      2017 Class Dates

      September 14 – 21 – 28

      October 5 – 12 – 19* – 26

      November 9 – 16 – 30

      December 7 – 14**

      2018 Class Dates

      January 4 – 11 – 18 – 25

      February 1 – 8 – 15 – 22

      March 1 – 8 – 15 – 22 – 29

      April 12 – 19 – 26

      May  3 – 10 – 17 – 24 – 31

      June 7 – 14**

      * = HnT All-Group Meeting (meet at 7:30-8:30; dancing afterwards)

      ** = HnT Class Party Night

      If you are traveling to join us, check to be sure we will be dancing. We sometimes (although rarely) cancel in the event of hazardous road conditions or other unusual circumstances, so if you are concerned, call or email.

      For class information, contact
      Laura Russell by email
      or by phone at



      We are hoping to add a few smaller events over the next few months.  Stay tuned.  And if you have ideas, contact Laura or Sue.


      Click  Here for Briefs of the Current Demo Dances
      If your organization would like to schedule Heather and Thistle for a demo
      please contact Laura Russell or  Margaret McCullough

      We generally do several demos each year, including the Tartan Day celebration in Reynoldsburg, OH in early April.  Tartan Day 2018 is not yet scheduled.

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      Videos of Scottish Country Dancing

      The following links to videos of Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) on the web will give you an idea of what it is that we do.  These videos show a range of dancing groups, many of them highly skilled. Don’t get discouraged; you don’t need to have a kilt or a ballgown or any other special costume, nor to know the steps before you come.  Part of being a member group of the RSCDS is a commitment to the teaching of the dancing.  The best way to find out about SCD is to come and join us.