To teach, inspire, and connect Scottish country dance teachers in North America and beyond.


 TAC Organizational Objectives

  • To train and support all levels of teachers and instructors of SCD within the RSCDS framework.
  • To foster high-quality teaching that supports individual dancers and all types of classes.
  • To encourage involvement in Scotland's heritage of country dancing by promoting its learning, enjoyment, and sociability.
  • To make available and promote resources for reference and instruction, including dance descriptions and recorded music.
  • To nurture the development of musicians for Scottish country dancing.
  • To facilitate communication and relationships between dance teachers, instructors, supporters, organizations, and musicians.
  • To archive and preserve, in an accessible form, TAC's history of supporting Scottish country dancing.


Dancers at Summer School


TAC Membership

If you are a teacher of Scottish Country Dance having passed RSCDS Teaching Certificate Level 1 (Units 1, 2 & 3 or the Prelim) or Level 2 (Units 4 & 5 or Full), join the group and have access to the full range of services and support that TAC offers.

Where are our members located?

  • Canada: 45%
  • USA: 43%
  • Rest of the World: 12%


Canada Day Dance at Summer School


 Summer School 2018


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RSCDS Teacher Candidate Courses and Exams for Units 2, 3, and 5 will be offered in conjunction with TAC Summer School at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada July 23 to August 4, 2024 with tutors Sharon Barker and Ron Wallace, and musicians Gary Thomas and Lisa Doyle.  Classes start at 9am Wednesday July 24th and exams end on Saturday August 3rd

Interested candidates should contact Examinations Coordinator, Gael Forster at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive direct updates for the course in 2024. Dates for the online work will be Sunday May 26, Sunday June 9, Saturday June 22, and Saturday July 6.   All at 11am Pacific Time.

All registrations should already have been received but contact Gael if you wish to be included (due to maximum number of attendees).

RSCDS application forms for Units 2, 3 and 5 are all co-ordinated and paid for via Gael if you are attending the candidate course we offer. Please do not contact RSCDS head office for those.




Summer School Musicians

Music Director, Elke Baker

Liz Donaldson

Ralph Gordon

Phill Jones

Caroline McCaskey

Lisa Scott

Donny Wood