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We hold a variety of Scottish Country Dance classes for beginners and for experienced dancers. All are welcome at our classes; you don't need to be Scottish, or have a partner or own a kilt. We aim to have a happy and sociable mix of dancers and a suitably mixed range of dances. 

Weekly classes

Our main classes and beginners' classes are held weekly on Thursday evenings during term. These classes begin at 7:30pm and finish about 10pm. The dates of the terms and class costs are given below. The beginners usually have a separate class, but sometimes join the main class for all or part of the evening. 

These classes are usually held in the main hall of St Monica Trust, Cote Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3UN. See the map. The class on Thursday 26 October 2017 will be at Frenchay Village Hall.

For each Thursday main class we provide a crib of the dances done that night to help you in reviewing the dances. This is usually published here over the following weekend.

Other classes

Monday Classes for more advanced dancers usually take place monthly from September to June. For further details please contact Barbara Savill or click here for the aims of the class, experience level required and for further details.

We hold a Day School each year on a Saturday in the autumn, and a residential weekend before Easter. The weekend includes classes in the mornings and dances in the evenings. See the Events page for details.

Dates of terms

Dates of class terms are given below. The first class of the autumn term is a free taster night for new dancers, with simple introductory dances. Bring your friends and family!

This year, Thursday 26 October will also be a special free taster night. It will be at Frenchay Village Hall. We want to assess the potential of this location for future classes, and encourage local Frenchay residents to join us for a taste of Scottish Country Dancing.

Autumn term 2017 Thursday 14 September to Thursday 14 December 2017
Spring term 2018 Thursday 4 January to Thursday 22 March 2018
Summer term 2018 Thursday 12 April to Thursday 21 June 2018

Costs of classes

We charge a small fee of £4.50 per class for our classes towards the costs of hall hire and teachers.
There is a reduced fee of £2 for students. You can pay for a term in advance; the term fee gives you a discount of two classes per term. If you are new to the club, your first class is free. The AGM week is free, as are the two taster nights. See the table below.

Term Dates Classes Term fee Student term fee
Autumn term 2017 14 Sept - 14 Dec 14 £40.50 £18

We expect regular dancers in the main class to become members. This does not apply to those attending the Skills class, who are not expected to be members. In the Autumn and Spring terms, those who only join us occasionally may attend up to three main classes as a non-member in any dancing year. All are welcome to our Summer term classes.

The Membership Form gives last year's term fees.

Other clubs in the area

Other Scottish dancing clubs (as far as we know) who run classes in the Bristol area are listed on the Local Classes page. There are more Scottish Country Dancing clubs listed on the Links page, plus links to websites with other information.