Youth Weekend Away in Bologna

Due to the situation the Youth Weekend Away is postponed to 2022!


Save the New Date! 7th-9th October 2022!


Isn’t dancing better with friends, gelato, pizza, and wine? Join us next fall for a smashing weekend of Scottish Country Dance in the lovely, historic city of Bologna! It’s home to the world’s oldest university, a rich food culture, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the dancers of the RSCDS Northern Italy Branch.


The weekend classes are open to dancers 35 years of age and younger, but the evening dances are open to all.


Save the date, e a presto!

Friday 7th

Registration – Welcome Party

Saturday 8th

Breakfast (residents only)

Morning SCD Classes


Afternoon SCD Classes

Specialty Class


Evening Dance (open to all)

Sunday 9th

Breakfast (residents only)

City Tour

All inclusive Package available

Booking will open in February 2022

More details about the weekend to come.

AL & K 2022

Anne-Laure Latour & Keith Smith

Musicians - Piano & Fiddle

Keith and Anne-Laure regularly perform together internationally for Celtic concerts and Scottish country dancing. Since meeting in Paris in 2017, they have toured in UK, France, Japan, Portugal, North America and Germany.

Anne-Laure is a native of Normandy (France) and has played music since an early age. She dances, plays for Scottish Country Dancing and is a regular pianist of the RSCDS Paris Branch.


Keith hails from Ardnamurchan on the West coast of Scotland and plays both fiddle and highland bagpipes. He features on many CD recordings for Scottish Country Dancing.

S & F 2022

Samuele Graziani & Faye Mather

SCD Teachers

Samuele Graziani, from Bologna, Italy.

Is an engineer and works in the railway sector. He loves to run, skiing and cycling. But Dance is his true passion: he has been teaching Scottish dances and historical dances for more than twenty years, specializing in the 19th century. He took his RSCDS teacher certificate in 2012 and in 2018 had the pleasure of teaching at the St. Andrews summer school. He lives in Bologna, with his wife, his son, his daughter… all dancers.


Faye Mather, from Edinburgh, Scotland.

I started my dancing adventure when I was 6, dancing on the Wirral with the children’s class. We would dance at local fairs and at the Southport and Leeds festival. It was always great fun at class with my friends and my enjoyment of the music has kept me dancing ever since. I moved up to Edinburgh for University and started dancing with RSCDS Edinburgh. Through Edinburgh Branch I teach the children’s class and it is so rewarding to see them enjoying dancing as much as I did when I was their age.

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