RSCDS Cheltenham

A branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

 

Next Event:

 

November Social Dance

20th November 7.30-10.30pm

The Reddings Community Centre, GL51 6RF

 

 

 
 

 

 

Scottish Country Dancing for Friendship, Fun and Fitness
Scottish Country Dancing for Friendship, Fun and Fitness

Classes

We have classes to suit all abilities.

 

If you are new to SCD you are very welcome to come along at any time to observe a class or event.

 

Our Open Events are an ideal opportunity to come along and meet us.

New to Scottish Country Dancing

We have a beginners session every week which will introduce new dancers to the steps and basic formations and is also suitable for dancers who feel they require a refresher course.

Details: This session will alternate fortnightly between a small group class and the first half of the main Club Night. There will be an opportunity for all dancers to meet together each week during the break.

 

 

What do I need: Just soft shoes and a bottle of water. You don’t need a partner, special shoes or a kilt.

 

                           We can offer advice on the various styles of dancing shoes                                         available 

 

This is our general class where we have fun, enjoy dancing together and pass on that enjoyment to others. This class is suitable for all abilities.

 

Details: Once a fortnight the first half of the Club Night will accommodate beginners

 

The Class Aims are to:

 

  • Continue to improve steps, technique and formations in Scottish Country Dancing

  • Get to know the dances in the Branch's Core List

  • Learn dances from our own and local dance programmes

  • Build confidence and understanding cribs and following re-caps (with and without walk throughs).

 

We hope that by attending and enjoying our classes, all members will feel sufficiently confident to attend our social dances, our Day School and our Annual Ball, and will be inspired to attend Scottish dancing events held by other local clubs. The RSCDS Summer School held annually in St Andrews and Dancing Weekends held all over the UK and abroad are also attractive possibilities.

 

Club Night

 

Beginners Sessions
 

When: Monday (School Term Time)

 

Time: 7.30-9.30pm

 

Where: St Luke's Church Hall, St Luke's Place, Cheltenham, GL53 7HP

 

Parking: On Site

Club Night

 

When: Monday (School Term Time)

 

Time: 7.30-9.30pm

 

Where: St Luke's Church Hall, St Luke's Place, Cheltenham, GL53 7HP

 

Parking: On Site

For more Experienced Dancers

 

Our Advanced Class is an additional class for more experienced dancers who have good mobility, strong technique, and a quick understanding of formation and patterns. Occasionally we are asked to provide a group to showcase Scottish Country Dancing. It is here that we pracitise for these events. 

 

Details: The aims of the class are to dance familiar dances with improved technique and to have the opportunity to learn more complex dances

 

 

Paying for Classes

 

Your first class will be free.

 

The cost of classes is extremely reasonable. You can pay weekly as you attend classes, but many members prefer to pay for a term in advance (with a small saving over paying weekly).

 

Advanced Class

 

When: Tuesday fortnightly

 

Time: 7.30-9.30pm

 

Where: Reddings Community Centre, North Road West, Cheltenham, GL51 6RF

 

Parking: On Site

To start dancing all you need is a pair of soft  shoes

Do not attend if you are feeling unwell; complete a lateral flow test and only attand if it is negative and ensure you are as up to date as possible.

We will ensure the dance venue is as well ventilated as possible and hand gel is available for use before each dance.

 

Link to Full Covid Guidelines Nov '21

These guidelines will be reviewed and amended as the situation changes

 

Covid Guidelines

 

To make our dancing environment as safe as possible we ask all our dancers to adhere to our Covid Guidelines. In Summary: