Classes have restarted from 22 September 2021. Details are given via the links below but experience has taught us that plans can change so please do keep checking the website, eUpdate and social media for any updates.
In normal times, the London Branch runs a large number of classes throughout the year. Some of these are regular classes during term-time, others are specialist classes in ladies’ step, highland, advanced technique and classes for young people. The regular classes teach Scottish Country Dancing not Reeling (which is a separate type of dance style).
Richmond Beginner’s and Improvers Class (Wed): An introduction to Scottish country dancing. This course is suitable for complete beginners and dancers with a little experience.
Beginners and Improvers Class (Wed): An introduction to basic steps and formations for new dancers while supporting others to develop their technique and general dancing skills.
Mixed Ability Class (Wed afternoon): This is a general class for all ages and abilities and is intended for those who cannot attend a class in the evening and who would like to continue their enjoyment of Scottish Country Dancing by attending an afternoon class. We welcome visitors.
Technique Class for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers (Wed): A class for dancers who have a good working knowledge of the steps and formations found in Scottish country dance, and who wish to develop their technique, confidence, style and enjoyment of the dance.
Representing the Branch: The aim of the class is to put together and rehearse a repertoire of dances that can be used for public displays. Previous performances include shows at the Royal Albert Hall, weddings, ceilidhs, local events, celebrations, corporate events and participation in festivals across the UK.
Less frequent classes
Very Advanced SCD Class (Sunday morning.): These classes are aimed at very advanced dancers who wish to further develop their dancing technique.
Family Class (Sat morning): Come along and join in the fun! Why not burn off some energy and enjoy yourself, dancing lively jigs and reels? (Family classes will resume in the 2022-2023 season).
Summer General Class (Wed): A fun evening is in store. Come and enjoy a sociable evening of dance and exciting Scottish music.
These classes are suitable for all abilities from improvers upwards.