What is Caledonian Society?
Caledonian Society (CalSoc) is a social and dancing society with a Scottish theme.
Join us to learn how to reel (Scottish dance), make new friends and go all out at an informal Ceilidh (party) or our black tie Winter and Summer balls.
Important! You do not need to be of Scottish descent nor have any previous ties to Scotland!
We are an open society that enjoys a dance, a dram and learning a bit more about Scottish heritage.
We meet in the SU at 6:30pm every Thursday evening for a weekly social that usually ends with a dance in the Edge. Come along and see what it's all about.
There are also dance practices on Tuesdays at 5pm in the dance studio and we host a proper Ceilidh for the Thursday social once a month.
Why Join CalSoc?
We reel at least once per week where you will get the opportunity to learn some slick reeling skills to sweep your partner off their feet (quite literally) or to show off at one of our esteemed balls.
We host a winter and summer ball at the end of each term. Usually, this will include some form of sit-down dinner, copious amounts of wine and some of our favourite reels.
There will also be other events throughout the term such as Burn's Supper, Hogmanay and overnight trips to other university balls. Throw in a whiskey tasting and some of our favourite shortbread and we are sure we will keep you busy during the cold winter months.
But the most important reason to join CalSoc is to meet new people. Nothing breaks the ice quite like swinging arm in arm with a stranger. Plus, you might find out 'what's the craic?'
Look for these lads and lassies at our welcome socials and/or our reeling practice sessions. They may be able to give you an insiders tip!
We can be spotted at our weekly reeling sessions or in the bar a wee bit past closing time...