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SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 23 November 2017, from 7 pm, Praha

Another dancing evening (see Fotogalerie or Facebook for pictures from previous sessions) will take place in cosy non-smoking premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club. We will teach again a small group of dancers two or three Scottish country dances. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we do not go trough stepwork details, we dance a bit more complicated figures. Even the easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We collect registration fee of 50,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.


SCD with the Caledonian Club in 2017

We bring you information about events organised by the Caledonian Club in 2017:

Highland Games Ceilidh - 18 August 2017, Sychrov
On the eve of the 17th Highland Games the Friday ceilidh should take place in front of the Sychrov Chateau. The Caledonian Club members will join in by calling the dances. During the main programme on Saturday 19 August 2017 we will display new dances and of course take part in teaching on the dancing "stage".

SCD course - 7 and 8 October 2017, Praha
You can also already write down the dates in your diary for our well established autumn course of Scottish country dances for (false) beginners. The venue ist also confirmed - we will return to the gym of TJ Sokol Podolí. In 2017 we will again offer discounts for participants from previous years.

St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 1 December 2017 from 7.30 pm, Praha
We can not miss the opportunity to celebrate St. Andrew by a formal ceilidh with live music. The venue has been already confirmed - the ceilidh will take place in lovely and spacious hall Na Marjánce. For this year we invited again the Alastair Band - led by excellent violinist Alastair Edwards from Shetlands. We hope that also drummers and pipers from the Bohemian Pipe Band will join us again.

Futher details will be published on this webpage and facebook and also sent out by e-mails.


We wish you a Happy New Year 2017!




SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 28 November 2016, from 7 pm, Praha

Another dancing evening (see Fotogalerie or Facebook for pictures from previous sessions) will take place in cosy non-smoking premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club. We will teach again a small group of dancers two or three Scottish country dances. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we do not go trough stepwork details, we dance a bit more complicated figures. Even the easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We collect registration fee of 50,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.


St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 25 November 2016, from 7.30 pm, SOLD OUT

We would like to invite all friends of the Scottish dancing to the St. Andrews Ceilidh organised by the Caledonian Club on Friday 25 November from 7.30 pm at Na Marjánce in Prague. 
The evening programme will be launched by the Bohemian Pipe Band. Almost until midnight we shall dance to the tunes played by the Alastair Band led by Alastair Edwards.
For details about the Ceilidh please see this page. The tickets ordered and paid for before 18. 11. 2016 will be 250,- CZK, after this date (if any left) the price is 290,- CZK. Please book by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu. We are looking forward to seeing you again.
Ceilidh 2016

SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 31 October 2016, from 7 pm, Praha

Another dancing evening (see Fotogalerie for pictures from previous sessions) will take place in cosy non-smoking premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club. We will teach again a small group of dancers two or three Scottish country dances. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we do not go trough stepwork details, we dance a bit more complicated figures. Even the easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We collect registration fee of 50,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.


Scottish Country Dancing Course 8 - 9 October 2016

Regular Scottish Country Dancing course will take place on 8 and 9 October 2016 in Prague. The course is intended for dancers with at least basic dancing experience who are sufficiently fit and have a certain aptitude for dance. During the weekend course the participants will be taught basic steps and figures necessary for easy and also more complex dances. Last year we managed during two days to learn and dance altogether 19 jigs, reels and even strathspeys. For photos from the last year workshop see Fotogalerie, for details please visit this page .


SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 19 September 2016, from 7 pm, Praha

Another dancing evening (see Fotogalerie for pictures from previous sessions) will take place in cosy non-smoking premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club. We will teach again a small group of dancers two or three Scottish country dances. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we do not go trough stepwork details, we dance a bit more complicated figures. Even the easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We collect registration fee of 50,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.

Midnight Ceilidh - 29 May 2016 from 0.00, Malostranská beseda, Praha

If the St. Andrew's Ceilidh seems to be too far, you should not miss the Midnight Ceilidh which will take place at Malostranská beseda as a part of the Prague Fringe Festival programme. You can learn and dance Scottish ceilidh dances with help of the Caledonian Club dancers who will also display other types of scottish dances. Pipers and drummers from the Bohemian Pipe Band will join us with their instruments for the night.

SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 23 May 2016, from 7 pm, Praha

Another dancing evening (see Fotogalerie for pictures from previous sessions) will take place in cosy non-smoking premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club. We will teach again a small group of dancers two or three Scottish country dances. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we do not go trough stepwork details, we dance a bit more complicated figures. Even the easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We collect registration fee of 50,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.

SCD with the Caledonian Club in 2016

We bring you information about events organised by the Caledonian Club in 2016:

Highland Games Ceilidh - 19 August 2016, Sychrov
On the eve of the 16th Highland Games the Friday ceilidh should take place in front of the Sychrov Chateau. The Caledonian Club members will join in by calling the dances. During the main programme on Saturday 20 August 2016 we will display new dances and of course take part in teaching on the dancing "stage".

SCD course - 8 and 9 October 2016, Praha
You can also already write down the dates in your diary for our well established autumn course of Scottish country dances for (false) beginners. The venue ist also confirmed - we will return to the gym of TJ Sokol Podolí. In 2016 we will again offer discounts for participants from previous years.

St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 25 November 2016 from 7.30 pm, Praha
We can not miss the opportunity to celebrate St. Andrew by a formal ceilidh with live music. The venue has been already confirmed - the ceilidh will take place in lovely and spacious hall Na Marjánce. For this year we invited the Alastair Band - led by excellent violinist Alastair Edwards from Shetlands. We hope that also drummers and pipers from the Bohemian Pipe Band will join us again.

Futher details will be published on this webpage and facebook and also sent out by e-mails.

SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 29 January 2016, from 7 pm, Praha

Another dancing evening (see Fotogalerie for pictures from previous sessions) will take place on last Thursday of January in cosy non-smoking premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club. We will teach again a small group of dancers two or three Scottish country dances. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we do not go trough stepwork details, we dance a bit more complicated figures. Even the easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We collect registration fees of 50,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.

We wish you a Happy New Year 2016!



St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 27 November 2015, from 7.30 pm, Praha


We would like to invite all friends of the Scottish dancing to the Spring Ceilidh organised by the Caledonian Clun on Friday 27 November from 7.30 pm at Na Marjánce in Prague. 
The evening programme will be launched by the Bohemian Pipe Band. Almost until midnight we shall dance to the tunes played by the Ambiam Band led by Mark Johnston.
For details about the Ceilidh please see this page. The tickets ordered and paid for before 21. 11. 2015 will be 250,- CZK, after this date the price is 290,- CZK. Please book by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu. We are looking forward to seeing you again.


Scottish Country Dancing Course 3 - 4 October 2015

Regular Scottish Country Dancing course for beginners and false beginners took place on 3rd and 4th October 2015 in Prague. The course was intended for dancers with at least basic dancing experience who are sufficiently fit and have a certain aptitude for dance. During the weekend course the participants were taught basic steps and figures necessary for easy and also more complex dances. During two days we managed to learn and dance altogether 19 jigs, reels and even strathspeys. For photos from the workshop see Fotogalerie, for details please visit this page .


SCD with the Caledonian Club in 2015

We bring you information about events organised by the Caledonian Club in 2015:

Midnight Ceilidh - 25 May 2015 from 0.00, Malostranská beseda, Praha
If the St. Andrew's Ceilidh seems to be too far, you should not miss the Midnight Ceilidh which will take place at Malostranská beseda as a part of the Prague Fringe Festival programme. You can learn and dance scottish ceilidh dances with help of the Caledonian Club dancers who will also display other types of scottish dances. Pipers and drummers from the Bohemian Pipe Band will join us with their instruments for the night. Participation of a band to play live celtic music for listening is under negotation.

Highland Games Ceilidh - 21 August 2015, Sychrov
On the eve of the 15th Highland Games the Friday ceilidh should take place in front of the Sychrov Chateau. The Caledonian Club members will join in by calling the dances. During the main programme on Saturday 28 August 2015 we will display new dances and of course take part in teaching on the dancing "stage".

SCD course for beginners -  3 and 4 October 2015, Praha
You can also already write down the dates in your diary for our well established autumn course of Scottish country dances for (false) beginners. The venue ist also confirmed - we will return to the gym of TJ Sokol Podolí. In 2015 we will again offer discounts for participants from previous years.

St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 27 November 2015 from 7.30 pm, Praha
We can not miss the opportunity to celebrate St. Andrew by a formal ceilidh with live music. Both band and venue are already confirmed - music will be provided by well known band the Ambiam with Mark Johnston and the ceilidh will take place in lovely and spacious hall Na Marjánce.  We are glad that also drummers and pipers from the Bohemian Pipe Band will join us again. We set th date to Friday in order to enable you (and us) to go for another ceilidh organised by Skotský pes on Saturday in Brno.

Futher details will be published on this webpage and facebook and also sent out by e-mails.



We wish you a Happy New Year 2015!




St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 28 November 2014, from 7.30 pm, Praha

We would like to invite all friends of the Scottish dancing to the Spring Ceilidh organised by the Caledonian Clun on Friday 28 November from 7.30 pm at Na Marjánce in Prague. 
The evening programme will be launched by the Bohemian Pipe Band. Almost until midnight we shall dance to the tunes played by the Ambiam and the An Teallach bands, both led by Mark Johnston. The renowned piper Václav Rout shall join us and play his pipes too.
For details about the Ceilidh please see this page. The tickets ordered and paid for before 21. 11. 2014 will be 250,- CZK, after this date the price is 290,- CZK. Please book by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu. We are looking forward to seeing you again.



SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 30 October 2014, from 7 pm, Praha

Another dancing evening (see Fotogalerie for pictures from previous sessions) will take place on last Thursday of October in cosy non-smoking premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club. We will teach again a small group of dancers two or three Scottish country dances. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we do not go trough stepwork details, we need a bit more complicated figures. Even easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We collect registration fees of 50,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.

Scottish Country Dancing Course 4 - 5 October 2014

Regular Scottish Country Dancing course for beginners and false beginners took place on 4th and 5th October 2014 in Prague. The course is intended for dancers with at least basic dancing experience who are sufficiently fit and have a certain aptitude for dance. During the weekend course learned the participants basic steps and figures necessary for easy and also more complex dances. For details please visit this page .

Spring Ceilidh - 25 April 2014, from 7.30 pm, Praha

We would like to invite all friends of the Scottish dancing to the Spring Ceilidh organised by the Caledonian Clun on Friday 25th April from 7.30 pm at Všebaráčnická Rychta in Prague.
In the first part of the evening we shall dance and listen to the tunes played by the Ambiam band. For the rest of the evening (almost until midnight) we will use music from mp3 player. For details about the Ceilidh please click here. We recommend to order tickets for 100,- CZK in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu. The numbers of dancers are limited to provide enough space for dancing. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 24 April 2014, from 7 pm, Praha

Alredy third dancing evening (see Fotogalerie for pictures from previous sessions) will take place on last Thursday of April in cosy non-smoking premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club. We will teach again a small group of dancers two or three Scottish country dances. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we do not go trough stepwork details, we need a bit more complicated figures. Even easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We collect registration fees of 20,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.

SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 27 March 2014, from 7 pm, Praha

Following first successful dancing evening in February (see Fotogalerie for pictures taken by Václav Bernard) we continue on last Thursday of March. In cosy non-smoking premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club we will teach again a small group of dancers one or two (in February we managed to do three) Scottish country dances. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we do not go trough stepwork details, we need a bit more complicated figures. Even easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We collect registration fees of 20,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.

We are looking forward to meeting you on 27 March.

SCD with the Caledonian Club in 2014

We promised to announce the events organised by the Caledonian Club where you can dance in 2014. Here they are:

Spring Ceilidh - 25 April 2014 from 7.30 pm, Všebaráčnická rychta, Praha
If the St. Andrew's Ceilidh seems to be too far, you might want to join us for the Spring Ceilidh which will take place in the hall of famous Všebaráčnická rychta. We decided to run it without live music, using only mp3 player, for reduced price of 100,- CZK per person. But we can not rule out a surprise - new band.

Highland Games Ceilidh - 29 August 2014, Sychrov
On the eve of the 14th Highland Games the Friday ceilidh should take place in front of the Sychrov Chateau. The Caledonian Club members will join in by calling the dances. During the main programme on Saturday 30 August 2014 we will display new dances and of course take part in teaching on the dancing "stage".

SCD course for beginners -  4 and 5 October 2014, Praha
You can also already write down the dates in your diary for our well established autumn course of Scottish country dances for (false) beginners. The venue has to be confirmed - we expect to return to the gym of TJ Sokol Podolí. In 2014 we will offer discounts for participants from previous years.

St. Andrew's Ceilidh - 28 November 2014 from 7.30 pm, Praha
We can not miss the opportunity to celebrate St. Andrew by a formal ceilidh with live music. The band and venue will be confirmed. Currently we are trying to book larger hall to provide more space and accommodate more dancers. We set the date to Friday in order to enable you (and us) to go for another ceilidh organised by Skotský pes on Saturday in Brno.

Futher details will be published on this webpage and facebook and also sent out by e-mails.

SCD in the Whisky&Kilt Club - 27 February 2014, from 7 pm, Praha

In response to your requests and inspired by Václav Bernard we decided to offer you an opportunity to enjoy Scottish country dances in a small group of dancers. Every last Thursday of the month we can take an advantage of hospitality of the barkeeper Václav Rout and teach one or two Scottish country dances in cosy premises of the Whisky&Kilt Club. This offer is mainly for those with at least basic dancing experience (ideally with Scottish dances) and/or dancing talents. Though we shall not go trough stepwork details, we will need a bit more complicated figures. Even easy country dances (in longwise sets) - which we shall choose from - are more demanding compared to ceilidh dances. As we want be able to pay enough attention to each dancer (and taking into account size of the premises) we have to restrict the number of dancers to 16, i.e. two sets, which shall take turns on the floor. Therefore - if you want to join in, please register in advance by sending us e-mail on info@caledonianclub.eu or text message to +420 606 627 660. We will collect registration fees of 20,- CZK on the evening. Numbers of non-dancing visitors are limited by the size of premises only.

We are looking forward to meeting you on 27 February.
 

We wish you a Happy New Year 2014!

Information about up-coming events organized by the Caledonian Club in 2014 incl. annual SCD workshop and ceilidh shall be known in February.


St. Andrew's Ceilidh to be held on 30.11.2013

We would like to inform you that Caledonian Club will organise a St. Andrew's Ceilidh on Saturday 30th November 2013 from 7.30 pm at Všebaráčnická rychta. The members of the Caledonian Club will be present to demonstrate and teach the dances on the programme. The live music will be provided by the Czeltic. The tickets price has been set on 220,- CZK. Only restriced number of tickets will be sold to avoid overcrowding and allow a pleasant dancing experience. If you are interested please reserve your tickets in advance.
We are looking forward to see you again.
On behalf of the Caledonian Club
Jan Drastík

Scottish Country Dancing Course 12 - 13 October 2013

Regular Scottish Country Dancing course for beginners and false beginners is planned for 12th and 13th October 2013. The course is intended for dancers with at least basic dancing experience who are sufficiently fit and have a certain aptitude for dance. During the weekend course they will learn basic steps and figures necessary for easy and also more complex dances. For details please visit this page .

Scottish Country Dancing Course 6 - 7 October 2012

Regular Scottish Country Dancing course for beginners and false beginners is planned for 6th and 7th October 2012. The course is intended for dancers with at least basic dancing experience who are sufficiently fit and have a certain aptitude for dance. During the weekend course they will learn basic steps and figures necessary for easy and also more complex dances. For details please visit this page .

Anniversary Ceilidh followed by St. Andrew's Ceilidh 30.11.2011

The whole week has passed since our very succesful Anniversary Ceilidh, and the pleasant memories still linger on. We were very pleased with such a good attendance and enjoyed talking to all those present. The celebration also gave us an opportunity to hear from those who could not come, but sent their greeetings.

It was a great honour and pleasure to welcome among us the Chairman of the RSCDS, Mrs. Ruth Beattie. Our thanks go also to the Czeltic band for their inspiring music to dancing, to the1st Czech Pipes and Drums band for their performance and, last but not least, to Václav Rout and William Chip Doehring for their masterly contributions on bagpipes. And congratulations to all those present who with such gusto joined in even the more difficult dances.

We feel the Ceilidh was a fitting reminder of the original enthusiastic atmosphere at the beginnings of Scottish dancing in Prague, at Všebaráčnická rychta. The joyous mood at the Ceilidh was recorded in photographs, which we have been posting to the Picture Gallery on our web site. If you have some pictures of your own, which you might like to share with the others, please send them to us or let us know where we can find them.

In case you could not come to the Ceilidh, or you have been inspired to carry on with the Scottish dancing, you do not have to wait another ten or fifteeen years for the next opportunity. The Friends of Scotland (Klub přátel Skotska) organise a St. Andrew's Night Ceilidh. It will take place on Wednesday 30th November 2011 from 8 pm at Všebaráčnická rychta. The members of the Caledonian Club will be present to demonstrate and teach the dances on the programme.  And the Czeltic band will again take care of the music.

You can book your tickets by e-mail on kilt@seznam.cz or by phone on 608 O77 322. The tickets in advance cost 150,- CZK (payment on account, tickets to be collected on the night). Tickets at the door will cost 200,- CZK. Only restriced number of tickets will be sold to avoid overcrowding and allow a pleasant dancing experience.

We hope to meet you again soon.

On behalf of the Caledonian Club
Jan Drastík

Scottish Country Dancing Course 8 - 9 October 2011

Regular Scottish Country Dancing course for beginners and false beginners will take place on 8th and 9th October 2011. It will be again led by experienced dancers, members of the Caledonian Club: Dal Sudwell and Marie Stanzel, RSCDS certified teacher. The course is intended for dancers with at least basic dancing experience who are sufficiently fit and have a certain aptitude for dance. During the weekend course they will learn basic steps and figures necessary for easy and also more complex dances. For details see this web-page.

RSCDS International Branch SCD Weekend 10 - 13 June 2011

The International Branch of the RSCDS in cooperation with Dvorana and the Caledonian Club invites you to Scottish Country Dancing weekend in Praha which will take place from 10th to 13th June 2011. Come and join us for the third International Branch event - see Prague and the Czech Republic - make new friends - spend three days dancing in one of the most romantic cities in Central Europe. The International Branch invited a first-class team of teachers and musicians based on both sides of the Atlantic. For details see this web-page