About Aurora

Welcome!

Just a quick note, for the remainder of the term all our classes are in Hilton High Church, AB24 4NQ

We shall return to freshly re-furbed Dyce next term!

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Created in 1996, Aurora is a group of dancers and musicians based in and around Aberdeen, Scotland, who share an interest in traditional Scottish dance and music. We dance and play music for fun, at social occasions and performances, in Scotland and abroad.

 

Aurora on stage in Bogliasco, Italy, August 2013
Aurora on stage in Bogliasco, Italy, August 2013

Aurora is pleased to announce that it is holding its seventh International Festival of Traditional Dance & Music from 8-13 August 2018.

Our annual ball will be held on 2 June 2018.

Dancing and music

Aurora meets each week for social dancing. We welcome beginners and experienced dancers and musicians. We provide basic tuition in Scottish traditional dances so even if you’ve never danced before please come along and “have a go”. The highlight of our year is the Aurora Ball and we regularly organise a variety of other social events. In 2006 we celebrated our 10th anniversary with the publication of a book of Scottish Country dances and in early 2009 published our Second Book of Scottish Country Dances. A third book followed in 2016, to celebrate our 20th anniversary. Copies of all our dance books can be purchased via this website.

Performances and ceilidhs

Aurora performs and teaches traditional Scottish Country set dances, Highland and Ceilidh dances and are both experienced (regularly performing locally and internationally) and enthusiastic. Our expert team of dancers and musicians can bring a lively touch of Scottish tradition to any event. The Aurora Ceilidh Band is renowned for excellent music, interesting dances and fantastic dance callers. If you are planning a ceilidh party, festival or conference, please contact us to enquire about booking Aurora.

Annual Membership Fee

Session 2017-2018 still only £10.

Committee members

President: Gillian Mackintosh
Vice President: Julie Stephen
Secretary: Elaine Fitzgerald
Treasurer: Ian Lamb
Committee Members: Alexis Craig, Lisa Cullen, Kirsten Ferguson-Jones, Liz Ferguson-Jones, Diane Lamb, Elly Macdonald, Graeme Nesham and Anna Smail.

Aurora observes an equal opportunities policy.