The St. Andrew Society of Colorado has some of best auxiliary groups located right here in the Mile High City. The Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, The St. Andrew Scottish Country Dancers, and the Colorado Tartan Day Society.
Together we put on some great events like The Colorado Scottish Festival and Rocky Mountain Highland Games, Colorado Tartan Day Festival, Robert Burns Supper and many others.
RMHD create and encourage the expression of the ethnic history and dances of Scotland through per workshops and competitions. RMHD dancers perform at Society functions and throughout Colorado. Individual dancers compete in highland dancing at Scot festivals and competitions around the U.S. and Canada. RMHD's funds are used to help with these travels, as well as to bring in out-of-state instructors for workshops. Dancers are available for highland dance instruction and performances. rmhd.org
COLORADO TARTAN DAY
President Woodrow Wilson said, "Every line of strength in American history is a line covered with Scottish blood." From Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse, who was the only doctor among the founders of Harvard Medical school, to the famous musician Johnny Cash, Scottish Americans are woven into the fabric of American culture. These contributions are the reason the Congresses of the United States and the State of Colorado set aside April 6th as a day of recognition. The Colorado Tartan Day Council (CTDC) was formed for the sole purpose of ensuring that this day is honored and celebrated. Thus, CTDC festivities are held in April, with a Highland Tea, Whisky Tasting, Dinner and Ceilidh, and numerous other activities. For detailed information and tickets go to: Coloradotartanday.com
Scottish Country Dancers of Colorado
Scottish Country Dancers of Colorado meet weekly at various front range locations to learn and enjoy the social dancing of Scotland (the predecessor to American square dancing). The demonstration team performs at Society functions, as well as other Scottish events around Colorado. Beginners are welcome and no partner is needed to dance at the classes. See the Weekly Classes listing for more details of classes and events at SCDcolorado.org.