Meet the Committee!



I started dancing in 2008 with Celtic Soc when studying at the University of St Andrews, and attended my first Summer School in 2009. I quickly fell in love with SCD and have made amazing friends and met many extremely kind people from all over the world through dancing. I don’t have a favourite dance, but have always liked the Dream Catcher (mostly for the name but it’s a lovely dance too), and Barbara’s Strathspey. In general, I have a soft spot for any romantic strathspey!

I live in Bern with my husband Peter and usually dance in Lausanne and Basel.

See you all on the dance floor again soon!



I grew up surrounded by SCD music and I started dancing when I was 6 years old. So far I have only danced in the UK, but I can’t wait to travel further as well to meet other young dancers. I’m super excited to be the new treasurer for the Youth Branch, and I hope to meet you on the dance floor somewhere soon!

Adrian Velonis


I started dancing in Bryn Mawr, PA when I was studying for my undergrad at Haverford. I loved the dancing and music and making friends in the community. I still dance in the Philadelphia area and also travel around the US and Europe for workshops, balls, and to hang out with all my dance buddies. I’m excited to dance with you all soon. Antlers up!


I have been dancing in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) all my life and participated in my first Newcastle Festival aged 7 in a children’s team, and more recently as part of the Newcastle RSCDS Branch. I am now 18 and off to study Law at university in September. I’m excited to join the Youth Branch Committee as I want to be involved in sharing with others the joy dancing has given me. I have never yet danced outside the UK, but I can’t wait to see where it takes me. I have really missed SCD this last year due to the pandemic and I look forward to dancing with you all again somewhere soon.

To contact the Youth Branch Committee, please email