Scottish Dance Classes

Please be aware, all classes and social events are currently cancelled – but watch this space!


Aurora classes are held in Dyce Community Centre!


We look forward to seeing old and new faces alike. All are welcome.

Aurora meets each week for social dancing. We welcome beginners and experienced dancers and musicians. We provide basic tuition in Scottish traditional dances, especially Scottish country dances, so even if you’ve never danced before please come along and “have a go”.

Regular meetings

Each Thursday evening, 7.30-9.00pm, in Dyce Community Centre, Gordon Terrace, Dyce, Aberdeen. We have an informal class of social dancing (with a break for juice, biscuits and blether!).  We welcome new dancers and new musicians.

The cost per class is £3 (£1 for students). Term payments are also available.

Membership costs £10 per year.

For information, please contact us.

Do I need special footwear?

As a beginner there is no need to buy dancing shoes. Any light shoes with a soft sole are perfectly fine to start with. It has to be mentioned though, that trainers will leave you pretty exhausted and that high heels have a certain risk of injuring yourself and others.

Once you’ve been to a few classes you’ll find dancing easier and more enjoyable with soft country dance shoes,  either Ghillies or Country Dance Pumps. Ghillies (the name refers to the lacing style) are black leather shoes with criss-cross laces. Country Dance Pumps (only worn by women) look very similar to Ballet Pumps. The only difference is the sole. Country Dance pumps have a full-sized sole whereas the soles of Ballet Pumps do not cover the whole base of the foot. You can buy them at various shops, such as Andrew Begg Shoes or St. Andrews Shoemaker.