The Branch run several dances and dance events throughout the year. We have dances which mostly take place at St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont St, SW1X 0BD and Open Air dances which take place in various locations.
We hold a Burns supper and ceilidh dance in January which is suitable both for seasoned dancers and those who have not danced before. We also have two dances which aim to encourage beginners and these are allied with a family day for those with dancing children.
For details of all our dances, see below. Each page contains information on the dance, complete with dance programme and cribsheet, plus details of band, cost, and location.
New Season Dance: This takes place in September and starts off our season of dances – with live music.
Autumn Wednesday Dance: A midweek dance suitable for beginners with a shortened programme of dances. A fun dance with live music.
Day School Evening Dance: – A dance with ceilidh items following the Branch Day School to music from the Musicians’ course musicians.
Christmas Dance: – A festive dance to celebrate the season. A chance to dress up in your finest and join us in a dance with live music.
Burns Ceilidh Dance: Come and enjoy a traditional Burns Supper with haggis (including a splash of whisky), neeps and tatties, piped in and addressed in the immortal way. Followed by ceilidh dancing to live music.
Winter Wednesday Dance: A midweek dance suitable for beginners with a shortened programme of dances. A fun dance with live music.
Combined Societies’ Dance: A joint event with London Highland Club, Little Ship Club and St Columba’s Dancers.
Summer Wednesday Dance: A midweek dance with live music and a fun programme suitable for all abilities.
June AGM Dance: Our end of season summer dance which follows our Branch AGM to live music.
Open Air Dancing: Each Summer, the Branch runs open air dancing sessions on some Saturday afternoons in August/September. These take place in Kensington Gardens (by the bandstand near the Round Pond).