Scottish Country Dancing Classes in Cumbria and Southwest Scotland

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Weekly classes on Monday afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, at Methodist Church Hall, Upperby Road, Carlisle CA2 4JL 

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Class dates:

Spring term starts January 8th 2024 to May 20th 2024 

There will be a break for Easter on 1st April 2024

Restart on September 9th 2024

Suitable for both adult beginners and more experienced dancers.
Costs £4.00 per session for members of the RSCDS (£20 for 6 classes) £4.50 per session for non members (£22 for 6 classes). 
New members welcome, please wear light smooth soled footwear.
First session free.
Teacher Geoff Entwistle: 01228 512765 geoffent2@yahoo.co.uk
Other teachers: Jo Oliver-Hartley and Jane Atkins.
or contact Graeme Ridgewell on 01228 546936 familyridgewell@googlemail.com

A weekly beginners and intermediate class is held at Methodist Church Hall, Upperby Road, Carlisle CA2 4JL on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Parking at the Church.

PLEASE NOTE NEW VENUE

Term Dates:

Spring term starts January 10th 2024 to May 8th 2024

There will be a break for Easter on April 3rd 2024

Restart September 11th 2024

New dancers are welcome; if you are a complete beginner there will be more experienced dancers on hand to help you.
You don’t need a partner just bring soft flat shoes.

There will be a taster session during October, why not come and try Scottish Country dancing.

Classes are £4.00 for members  and £4.50 for non-members per class .
Costs for 6 sessions: £20 for members of the RSCDS and £22 for non members.
Teacher: Francis Reid email: reid825@btinternet.com

Teacher beginners: Jane Atkins email: jane.scotdancer@gmail.com

Classes are £4 for members of the RSCDS and £5 for non members. Class starts at 2pm

Our venue is Wetheral Village Community Hall, Cumwhinton Road, Wetheral, Carlisle Cumbria CA4 8HE  
Joining this class will generally be by invitation but if you would like to join please contact us for further information.
Please also see the attached:

Adv class aims 2023

Future Dates:

2024

8th September 2024

20th October

24th November

2025

19th January

16th February

16th March

27th April

18th May

Directions to Wetheral Village Hall, Cumwhinton Road, Wetheral, Carlisle Cumbria CA4 8HE – Use Link below
Contact: Gail Inglis: gailinglis@talktalk.net

Directions

Bassenthwaite group is affiliated to Cockermoth SCDC and was started in October 2012 with the aim of introducing new people to Scottish Country Dancing and also providing another venue for those who already enjoy Scottish Country dancing.
As well as learning the steps and formations we have a lot of fun and can usually make up 2- 3 sets on a Monday evening. The class is open to all, from the complete beginner to the more experienced dancer. New dancers are always welcome, and if you are a complete beginner there will always be more experienced dancers on hand to help you.
We meet on Monday evenings from 7.00pm to 9.00pm at Bassenthwaite Parish Room, School Lane, Bassenthwaite.

The new term starts on Monday 2nd September 2024

For further details please contact Marlene on 017687 76054 or email: marlenejjackson@btinternet.

Whether you are an experienced dancer or a complete beginner, Cockermouth Scottish Country Dance Club welcomes you to Scottish Country Dancing and to our lively and friendly Club. 

 

Club nights are held on Thursday evenings from September to May and offer a combination of teaching and dancing.  They run from 7pm to 9.15pm with a short social break halfway through.   We start with a warm-up session and then move on to the teaching focus for the evening – usually an aspect of technique such as the steps and formations used in a particular dance. The remainder of the evening is then spent dancing through 7 or 8 dances.

 

The Club has a healthy membership and we usually have at least 3 sets dancing on Thursday evenings.

Each year we hold a Spring Dance in the middle of May and a St Andrew’s Dance at the end of November, both of these with live music provided by well-known Scottish Dance Bands.

 

In addition to the main club nights, we run a Young Dancers’ Class (from age 7) on Monday evenings.

 

The Club also regularly organises a New Dancers’ Class. This year this is being held on Tuesday evenings.

 

More information about the Club and all of our classes can be found on our website at www.derwentscdc.com

Penrith
Class for all abilities including separate sessions for beginners and less confident dancers for part of each evening. New Starters Welcome
Mondays evenings from 7.30pm until 10.00pm at St Andrew’s Centre, Penrith, CA11 7XX
The cost is £3.00 per session or £30 per term.

Classes run from second Monday of September to the end of April.

Teachers: Peter Simpson email: simphogg@btinternet.com
and Christine Sutherland email: christinepsutherland@gmail.com

Stainton

A group of intermediate and advanced dancers by invitation. Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 10.00pm at Stainton Village Hall, CA11 0EP

The cost is £3 per session or £30 per term.

Classes run from the second week of September to the end of April.

Teachers: Peter Simpson email: simphogg@btinternet.com
and Christine Sutherland email: christinepsutherland@gmail.com

Eamont Bridge

Beginners and Improvers class meeting on Friday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm at Eamont Bridge, Village Hall CA10 2BX, taught by a rota of different teachers.

The cost is £3.00 per session or £30 per term.

Classes usually run from the second week of September to the end of April.

Contact Kay Fenton email: kayfen@sky.com

Weekly classes on Thursday evenings from the first Thursday in September to the last Thursday of April, 7.30 to 9.45pm, for general improvers and intermediate dancers at The Guide Hut, Off Victoria Park, Lockerbie, DG11 2AY or DG11 2AX.
£4.00 per session
Teacher & Contact: Gillian Hardstone
Hardstone59@hotmail.com

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