See also the South-East Schools Calendar 2017-18.
Fun for boys and girls on Saturday mornings, see Notice. St John’s Children’s and Young Dancers’ Scottish Country Dancing Class is run by St John’s Scottish Country Dancing Club. Run by a certified teacher, contact Deborah Draffin on 01344 776 831.
Held at 9.30am - 11.30am on Saturdays during term time at
Crowthorne Parish Hall, 50 Heath Hill Road South, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 7BN
We don’t have a class for beginners currently. People new to Scottish country dancing are encouraged to come along early at 7.30pm to the General Class (see below), where they will be shown the basic steps and formations before being integrated into the main class. Please contact Mervyn Short, 01903 782413 beforehand. Any of the many clubs in the area are also pleased to offer instruction most times but please contact them a few days in advance.
Held at 8.00pm-10.00pm on Wednesdays at
St Mary’s Church Hall, Park Road, Camberley GU15 2SR
The class is suitable for Intermediate and above dancers and follows the RSCDS criteria.
The class starts with a warm up followed by step and formation practise and dances to illustrate points of technique. After a tea break there is less emphasis on technique and typically dances from forthcoming dances are taught finishing with an old favourite and a cool down.
RSCDS members £3.50, non-members £4.00
Contact: Mervyn Short, 01903 782413.
Autumn term is on Wednesdays from 6th September to 13th December.
After Christmas classes are on the Wednesdays from 10th January until 28th March. After Easter they are from 11th April until 23rd May.
Held at 8.15pm every two weeks at
St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall, Honey Hill, Nile Mile Ride, Wokingham RG40 3BA
excluding the first Monday of each month
A class for intermediate to good dancers who are looking to develop their performance and enjoyment. Most classes have live music. Great teachers to help get rid of those bad habits and dance with style.
The classes start promptly at 8.1pm and finish at 10.15pm.
RSCDS members £4.50, non-members £5.50
Contact: Alex Duncan, 01932 241615.
Most classes have live music by Judith Muir.
September 10th and 24th will use the CD of Book 52,
Courses and Awards
Most classes run by the Branch do not lead to any award, they are simply so people can try to improve their dancing style.
The RSCDS run a programme of examinations and tests. These include Medal Tests for young dancers, Dancing Achievement Awards (DAA) for adults, and Teacher Certificates. Please see Courses. If you are interested in any of these please tell our Branch Secretary so we know when there is some demand.
The RSCDS runs Summer and Winter Schools, see Event Information, which are well worth going to. It is possible to book for a Dancing Achievent Award test at these. Note that different grades are done in different weeks.