Come Join The Fun
Scottish Country dance classes are great for exercising and socializing. Honolulu weekly classes are held each Monday at Paradise Park in Manoa. We start the evening with warm-up, easy steps, and simple dances perfect for beginners or the experienced dancer looking to review and refine the basics. We then step it up a notch with more advanced dances and techniques. Everyone is welcome.
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for more info on Scottish country dancing, what to wear, and what to expect from your first class.
6:30pm – 7:00pm Warm up and Beginner class
7:00pm – 7:30pm Class
7:30 – 7:45 Break and Announcements
7:45 – 8:30 Class
Single class: $6.00
Full Semester (10 classes): $54.00
First-time visitors receive the first class FREE.
The price is for the class as a whole, no matter how much of any single class a dancer participates in.
Summer class at Windward Community College is Thursday nights at 6:30. Last class is July 20th.
Fall classes begin Monday, September 18th, 6:30-8:30 pm, at Paradise Park in Manoa, 3737 Manoa Road
* If you would like to attend a class and need help with transportation, please phone Linda Schupp at 717-253-0266 or Bruce McEwan at 808-265-1141. We will try to arrange a ride to class for you, as our current class location is hard to find, and public transportation there is limited.
*DIRECTIONS to Paradise Park, 3737 Manoa Road:
Coming FROM KING ST, turn left on Punahou St. and pass Punahou School. Take the left fork (Manoa Road) and continue up the valley. Be careful to stay on Manoa Road when you cross the multiple intersection just past Waioli Tea Room. Follow Manoa Road almost to Lyon Arboretum.
Coming FROM UNIVERSITY AVE, drive mauka past UH. University Avenue narrows at the top of the hill and turns into O’ahu Avenue. Continue mauka on O’ahu Avenue. At the five-way intersection including Lowry Avenue and Manoa Road, continue on Manoa Road almost to Lyon Arboretum.
PARADISE PARK is readily recognizable by the overhead walkway from the parking lot to Treetops Restaurant upstairs. Dancers coming to class at night are allowed to park on either side of the road near the lower entrance. Use the ground level entrance, almost under the walkway, and walk in past the snack bar and gift shop to the classroom.
THEBUS: Take the #5 bus into Manoa Valley and get off at the last bus stop. From there, it’s about a half mile walk to Paradise Park. TheBus information center can be reached at (808) 848-5555.
Membership in RSCDS-Hawaii is separate, and primarily supports the activities of RSCDS. RSCDS-Hawaii sponsors a dancing – and usually dining – social event about once a month. Organization members pay a reduced fee for classes.
We put on dance demonstrations at various occasions, including the Moilli’ili Fair at Stadium Park, the Children & Youth Fair at the Hawaii State Capitol grounds, Burns Supper, and the Hawaiian Scottish Festival. For information for having a Scottish Country Dancing presentation at your event, call one of the instructors.
Instructor Bruce McEwan attained his preliminary certificate in 1993 in Honolulu, HI and has been teaching at the Hawaii branch RSCDS ever since. Besides teaching in Hawaii, Bruce has danced in St. Andrews, Boston, Chicago, Southern California, and has taught and danced in Japan.
Instructor Melissa Lindsay attained Level 1 certification in July 2009 in Saint Andrews, Scotland.
Both teachers try to impart in the students the idea of importance of technique and phrasing as a means to truly appreciate all that a dance can be. They believe that SCD has an energizing effect and encourage all levels of dancers to have fun with the dance.
For more information on the classes, contact either of the branch teachers: Bruce McEwan (538-7707) or Melissa Lindsay (256-3347).