RSCDS London Branch

The Branch runs classes and dances in Scottish Country Dancing for beginners and experienced dancers. We have several classes and dances for young people too. If you would like be on our mailing list or have a question about Scottish Country Dancing in London please contact the Publicity coordinator using our contact form.

 

NEXT DANCE EVENT – AUTUMN WEDNESDAY DANCE

London Branch Classes
Beginners and Improvers Class Wednesdays  7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Technique Class for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers Wednesdays  7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Summer General Class Wednesdays 7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Mixed Ability Class Wednesdays  2.30 – 4.30pm London SW1X 0BD
Richmond Beginner’s and Improvers Class Wednesdays 7.30 – 10pm Richmond TW9 2RT
Families in London Dance Scottish Selected Saturdays Clapham SW11 1EQ
Ceilidh Sessions Selected Wednesdays 7 – 9pm London SW1X 0BD
Upcoming Dances
Autumn Wednesday Dance Wednesday 24 October 2018
Christmas Dance Saturday 15 December 2018
Burns Ceilidh Dance Saturday 12 January 2019
Winter Wednesday Dance Wednesday 20 February 2019

Our Autumn Wednesday Dance

Our Autumn Wednesday Dance takes place this Wednesday 24 October to music from Sandra Smith and Barbara Manning. With a programme of easier dances aimed at beginners and improvers this should be a fun evening. Do come and support us!

Branch Day School 2018 report and photos

Our Day School on Saturday 20 October 2018 was a great success with about 115 dancers and 18 musicians in attendance.  Hopefully those who missed it this year will be able to make it next year.
Thanks go to all those who helped on the day with a particularly big thank you to Margaret Shaw her daughter Sarah, sister Anne and Lena Robinson who provided us with excellent refreshments and who didn’t stop all day. Thank you also to our MC Simon Wales for the evening dance and to Ian Robertson and the Day School musicians whose music was superb to dance to.

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Families in London Dance Scottish

Our next class takes place this Saturday 13 October at Fresh Ground Church of the Nazarene Church from 10.30 – 11.45am. A great way to introduce your children to the fun and energy of Scottish Country Dancing. Bring the family along and have a go!

See our Family class page for more details.

 

Reel 305 now out

Reel 305 is now out for members and subscribers. With a wealth of articles on what’s happening in the Scottish dance community, details of London Branch dances and classes and local events listings this is a magazine you can’t afford to miss!

Become a member of London Branch or subscribe to The Reel to get 4 issues a year. See The Reel page for details.

Archive copies are available to read online.

Open Air Dancing 25 August 2018

Were you in Kensington Gardens this afternoon? A fun session of dancing easy Scottish  dances for all ages took place to music from Caledonian Reelers and expert guidance from MC James Fairbairn. Although a couple of rain showers sent people running for shelter under the trees, the sun soon returned and people also got the chance to view a demonstration of Scottish country dancing to music played on the bagpipes.

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Open Air Dancing 18 August 2018

Crowds gathered to watch and join in the first of this year’s open air dancing sessions in Kensington Gardens. Scottish dancers, tourists visiting London on holiday and others visiting the park who were drawn to the lawn in front of the bandstand by the music provided by the band Kafoozalum, enjoyed two hours of dancing easy Scottish and ceilidh dances.

Under the guidance of MC James Fairbairn they had fun dancing a selection of jigs and reels. The Branch demonstration team also gave a display.

View a video of the demonstration team’s display on our Branch YouTube page.

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Wilson Nicol

We are sad to report the death in August of Wilson Nicol, a London Branch chairman from 1993-1996 and another of our Honorary Vice-presidents. Wilson was also editor of our magazine The Reel for several years.

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