We have a beginner’s lesson every time, from 7:30 – 8:00 and you will be dancing that night! No need to bring a partner; we change partners at the end of every dance (about every 12-15 minutes) and you will find many friendly people to dance with.
Wear cool and comfortable clothes (you will get warm) and clean dry shoes that will let you move easily on our nice wooden floor.
We work hard to bring talented musicians and callers who will create a lively experience for our dancers. Read our blog post at the bottom of the page for details on our next dance’s talent.
We are a multi-generational community and all are welcome to join us. We welcome new dancers and look forward to meeting you!
Three musicians from Pittsburgh and one from Athens will provide the tunes at Saturday’s Big Scioty dance. Known as Devilish Merry, the band produces a layered, driving sound that improvises on traditional and contemporary forms of Appalachian and Celtic music. The...read more
This weekend’s Big Scioty Contra Dance will run longer than usual so that we can include a late-night session of electro contra. If you’ve never tried this electronically fueled version of contra, now’s your chance! For most of the evening, caller Frank Buschelmann...read more
For a preview of their lively acoustic music, check out this video clip: At Big Scioty's first gathering of 2019, we were thrilled when a large number of new dancers hit the dance floor, apparently having resolved to try something fun and healthful in the new year....read more