' Scottish Country Dance Weekend - 2015
Budapest Scottish Dance Club

Scottish Country Dance Weekend
Budapest, Hungary
24-26 April 2015

for intermediate and advanced dancers with

Janet Johnston (teacher)
David Cunningham and his SCD band

Do not miss the International SCD Weekend Workshop and Ball in Budapest in 2015 with an excellent teacher and superb musicians! We are going to dance in a spacious dance hall close to the City Park, Heroes' Square and Széchenyi Baths. You can stay in a 4-star hotel where according to the participants of our SCD Weekend 2013 the food is delicious and the beds are very comfortable.

Participants of the ball:

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Scottish Country Dance Weekend
Budapest, 24-26 April

24 April (Friday) 25 April (Saturday) 26 April (Sunday)
  SCD Class SCD Class
Registration Lunch Picnic
Walk in the neighbourhood to see art nouveau villas and the Calvinist Church of the City Park Alley (optional) Highland class
Visit to the Geological Institute or Sight-seeing tour or Walkthrough
Start of the tourist programme
Dinner in the hotel Buffet dinner in the Experidance Dance Hall  
Welcome dance BALL  

Main venues of the weekend:

Venue of the workshop: Experidance Event Hall
Address: 19-21 Ajtósi Dürer sor, 14th district, Budapest
GPS coordinates: 47.508969, 19.089056
map: see here

Hotel: Lion's Garden Hotel
Address: 4 Cházár András utca, 14th district, Budapest
GPS coordinates: 47.505794, 19.090419
Phone: +36 1 273 2070
map: see here

Club dance: Gym hall of Karoly Gaspar University
Address: 25 Dózsa György út, 14th district, Budapest


David Cunningham and his Scottish Country Dance Band

Reels, jigs and a medley, traditional and contemporary tunes, by a band with more than half a lifetime's experience of playing together!
Favourite dances to the brilliantly polished playing of David & his Band. A big sound from a small, tight band.

Photo: Zoltán Gräff, 2005, Budapest
Homepage David Cunningham and his SCDB
Alison Rose performed by David Cunningham & his SCDB (youtube)
Airdrie Lassies
Clitheroe Castle
Alyth Burn
Echoes of Inverneill

Janet Johnston

Janet Johnston lives and works in Edinburgh and has taught widely in Europe and the UK with some trips further afield.

Janet teaches SCD, Highland and Ladies Step.

She will this year be Deputy Director at Summer School in St Andrews.

Janet is looking forward to her first visit to Budapest.

Tourist programme
Northern Hungary, 27 April - 2 May

26 April

Accomodation in Budapest
27 April

Accomodation in Eger
28 April

Accomodation in Eger
29 April

Accomodation in Eger
30 April

Accomodation in Eger
1 May

Accomodation in Budapest
2 May


Optional evening programmes (opera, folk dance, concert)

Trip to Lillafüred

Lunch in Lillafüred

bathing in the cave bath in Miskolctapolca

Dinner in Eger

Sight-seeing in Eger

Wine-tasting in the Beautiful Woman's Valley

Discovering the 'Matyó' land in Mezőkövesd

Visit to the wine museum in Tokaj, wine-tasting in Tokaj

Visit to Szilvásvárad the home of Lipizzan horses.
Trip by small-gauge train to the most beautiful part of the Bükk mountain.
The 'Veil' water fall and trout lakes

Return to Budapest

May Day in Budapest

Art Nouveau sight-seeing tour

Farewell dinner


Optional programmes

Farewell lunch

  Budapest Scottish Dance Club

We had participants from the following countries:


Members of our club - 2011

Previous balls of
Budapest Scottish Country Dance Club:
2013 2011 2009 2007 2005 2003 2001 1999

------- SCD Weekend -------

Experidance Event Hall

Lion's Garden Hotel

Geological Museum

------- Tourist programme -------



Cave Bath in Miskolctapolca

Tokaj wine region

Bükk National Park

Lipizzan horse

Matyó land

Matyó land