Grupo de Danca Escocesa da ART


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Grupo de Danca Escocesa da ART

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The group was founded in September 2004 by Roger Picken and Sue Willdig, with the help of the Telheiras Residents' Association (ART) hence its Portuguese name, o Grupo de Dança Escocesa da ART. Roger and Sue both originally learned SCD with the Lisbon-Carcavelos group, and still have close contacts with that group, and well as with the Lisbon-Lapa group. The teacher of the Telheiras group is Roger, who gained his prelim in 2004 and his full certificate in 2006 in St. Andrews, Scotland. All three Lisbon groups are listed on the Iberian Peninsula SCD Group website, which is an informal umbrella organisation for SCD in Spain and Portugal. The complete list of Iberian groups can be seen on the page

Venue: For experienced dancers: Espassus 3G (formerly know as the ATL Carnide) Centro, Rua dos Taxis Palhinhas, 1600-766 Lisboa. Underground station: Carnide or Colégio Militar (if you want to go shopping first at the huge Columbo shopping centre!).

For beginners (occasional courses): O Lagar da Quinta de São Vicente, Rua Professor Francisco Gentil 33, 1600-622 Lisboa. Underground station: Telheiras.

Meetings: Experienced dancers in Carnide: WEDNESDAYS from 8.15 p.m. to 10 p.m. We do not usually dance on public holidays, and we usually take a break of about six weeks in the summer.
Beginners' courses: These are occasional courses lasting about 10 -16 weeks.

Social Events Calendar - For details of the next Iberian weekend, go to
For information about all the Group's events and activities, including links to maps, please see our Portuguese website

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