Kate started Scottish country dancing at age 10, and has been enjoying it ever since. She completed her teaching certificate in 2008. One of the aspects of SCD that she considers especially wonderful is its consistency around the world. After dancing in Sweden, the UK, and many locations across North America, Kate looks forward to extending her experience to other continents as well. In addition to dancing and teaching, she writes about the theory and philosophy of SCD.
When I met SCD, I fell in love, and it was love at “first poussette.” That was over 35 years ago and I’ve been dancing and teaching ever since I obtained my teacher certification from the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in 1984. I live and teach regularly in Austin, TX, but have taught workshops from east coast to west coast in the US and some in Canada as well. What you’re probably interested to know, however, is my perspective in teaching SCD. While footwork is very important, even more important is what happens when you dance with others. I encourage everyone to dance efficiently, gracefully and graciously. We’re all part of a dance community and I would like to do what I can to help you to increasingly enjoy that connection.
Marty has been a Scottish Country Dancer since 1995. He has been teaching since 2007. He also has experience with court dancing and country dancing from performing at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Marty received his teaching certificate from the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society in 2012.