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.
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.
We have several teachers for our Thursday classes. Here is the teaching rota for 2018-19.
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.
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 (email@example.com).
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 class terms are given below.
|Autumn term||Thursday 13 September to Thursday 13 December 2018|
|Spring term 2019||Thursday 3 January to Thursday 11 April 2019|
|Summer term 2019||Thursday 2 May to Thursday 27 June 2019|
We charge a small fee
of £4.50 per class
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.
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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.