The Kalamazoo Scottish Country Dancers
September 27, 2023
Welcome to the The Kalamazoo Scottish Country Dancers, the latest group to become Affiliated to the RSCDS! Here we find out a bit more about them.
The Kalamazoo Scottish Country Dancers was established on or about 1990 as The Celtic Aerobics Branch of The Caledonians of Kalamazoo. During the first half of the 1990’s the teachers were Kati Meek and Wayne Ramsey, followed by John Bell and Brenda Parks. The group was very active and performed dances in the Southwest Michigan area at St. Andrew’s and Burn’s night banquets, Balls and Ceilidhs. The Dancers sponsored workshops and supported Dancer groups in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Chicago and Windsor Canada. As membership in the Caledonian Society faded in the early 2000s, we became a standalone group under the name of the Kalamazoo Scottish Country Dancers, KSCD.
Recently, the KSCD have benefited from a resurgence of interest in Scottish heritage and culture in the SW Michigan area. Local cultural groups, such as the Grand Rapids Scottish Society, The Kalamazoo Valley Scottish Society, and the Scottish Festival Association have promoted the Dancers. Demonstrations accompanied by talks about SCD are scheduled for 2023 & 24 in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Holland Michigan.
Our current class is led and taught by Edward Hill, who has been an active dancer for over 45 years. The emphasis of the dance class is to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. We are very excited about being given the Affiliated Group designation by the RSCDS and look forward to continued growth in our community.
Interested in becoming affiliated to the RSCDS, or joining as a Branch -