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.
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. Copies of both our dance books can be purchased via this website.
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.
Class dates for 2013:
10th January – 28th March inclusive
18th April – 27th June inclusive
Annual Membership Fee
Session 2012 -2013 only £10
Committee members 2012 – 2013
President: Gillian Mackintosh
Vice President: Julie Stephen
Secretary: Elaine Fitzgerald
Treasurer: Graeme Nesham
Committee Members: Rob Ferguson, Claire Fogarty, Richard Harrison, Anna Smail, Alison Smith, Brian Smith and Rosalind Walker.
Aurora observes an equal opportunities policy.