As a result of seeing Scottish Country dancers performing at the Highlands of Durham Games, our dance group was formed. Classes were held at Memory Hall in Utica under the leadership of Joan Reeves from Peterborough.
In 2001, the group elected an executive and chose the name “Highlands of Durham Scottish Country Dancers”. Our logo was designed by Pamela Meacher.
After a year of rotating visiting teachers, Carole Skinner was our instructor for several years – she was followed by Wendy Loberg, our present teacher.
Our classes are now held at the Port Perry Legion which is more centrally located for most of our members. We still use the hall in Utica for extra Monday night practices.
We have performed demos at highland games, seniors’ residences, nursing homes, at street festivals and in the park – all in an attempt to promote the benefits of Scottish Country Dancing – fun and fitness!
You don’t need to be Scottish … You don’t need a Partner …
Everyone is welcome!