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Classes

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 classes are on Thursday evenings during term, starting at 7:30pm and finishing at 10pm. After the break (about 8:45) the class will be more experienced dancers. The dates of the terms and class costs are given below.

These classes are usually held in the main hall of St Monica Trust, Cote Lane, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3UN. See the map

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.

New dancers

We welcome new dancers for the first half of the Thursday evening classes, from
7:30pm to the break (15mins between 8:30 and 9pm). Please stay for the break, as this is an
opportunity to get to know us a little better before departing. This is also when fees are taken - £2.50 per class for New Dancers. 

We offer an Introductory Course package for new dancers for a one-off fee of £25.
This comprises:

Other classes

Monday Classes for more advanced dancers usually take place monthly from September to June. Click here for the aims of the class, experience level required and for further details, or contact Ros Rawlings (mondayclass@rscdsbristol.info).

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. 

2018
Autumn term Thursday 13 September to Thursday 13 December 2018
2019
Spring term 2019 Thursday 3 January to Thursday 11 April 2019
Summer term 2019 Thursday 2 May to Thursday 27 June 2019

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. New dancers pay £2.50 per class, or £25 for an introductory package of the autumn term classes plus a session at the day school. 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 in the autumn term is free, as are any 'taster' nights. See the table below.

Term Dates Classes Term fee Student term fee
Autumn term 13 Sep - 13 Dec 14 £45 £20
Spring term 2019 3 Jan - 11 Apr 15 £58.50 £26
Summer term 2019 2 May - 27 Jun 9 £31.50 £14

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 the 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.