Scottish Country Dancing in Carlisle and District.

Scottish Country Dancing in Carlisle and District.

Welcome to the RSCDS Carlisle Branch website for Scottish Country Dancing in Cumbria. Scottish Country Dancing is a healthy pastime for dancers of all ages and abilities to keep fit and active. See our information on Scottish Country Dancing and find a class in Cumbria where new dancers are always welcome. Carlisle & Border Branch is part of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

Scottish Country Dancing is a superb pastime to keep both mind and body together. There is the challenge of learning each dance and the fabulous reward in dancing it correctly on the dance floor. We are keen to encourage new dancers to Scottish Country Dancing in Carlisle and you will receive a warm welcome and help in becoming proficient in Scottish Country Dancing. You can bring a partner or come on your own as it is a very social hobby, no one is left out, the aim being to enjoy the dancing and have fun.

The Carlisle & Borders Branch is part of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and was formed in September 1950 with general and advanced classes and recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary with a special ball.

There are plenty of classes in the area suitable for both new comers and more experienced dancers. Find a class near you on the Classes page.

Dance groups from across north & west Cumbria and Lockerbie support each other by attending and sharing each other’s events. As well as our classes in Carlisle there are also classes in Penrith, Morland, Eamont Bridge, Cockermouth, Bassenthwaite, Seascale, Whitehaven, Hightae and Lockerbie. There are also classes in South Cumbria and Dumfries and other towns in southwest Scotland (see the map on Classes & Groups page).

To join the Carlisle and Border Branch of the RSCDS or to renew your membership, please complete the Membership Form and send it to our treasurer Liz Allen, 8 Hadrian Way, Houghton, Carlisle, CA3 0LU. The membership year is from July 1st to June 30th each year. The fee for 2023/24 includes £26 for membership of the society and £5 for membership of our Branch for an individual adult member, please see the membership form for other membership fees. You can pay to join as many branches as you wish. Each member receives a magazine twice per year and reduced class costs at many RSCDS classes.