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Scottish Country Dancing classes in Cumbria and Southwest Scotland

Scottish country dance classes are mapped below. For further information please see the table below the map and/or click on the blue flags 


Class Announcements

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


New term starts Monday 12th September 2022

Suitable for both adult beginners and more experienced dancers.
Costs £3.00 per session for members of the RSCDS and £3.50 per session for non members.
New members welcome, please wear light smooth soled footwear.
First session free.
Teacher Geoff Entwistle: 01228 512765
Other teachers: Sue Casson, Marlene Jackson and Jane Atkins.
or contact Graeme Ridgewell on 01228 546936

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.


New term starts Wednesday 14th September 2022

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.

First class will be a taster session, why not come and try Scottish Country dancing.

Classes are £3.00 for members and £3.50 for non-members per class.
Costs for 6 sessions: £15 for members of the RSCDS and £18 for non members.
Teacher: Francis Reid email:

Teacher beginners: Jane Atkins email:

Classes are £4 for members of the RSCDS and £5 for non members.

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: Advanced Class Aims & Approach

Future Dates and Teachers:

April 2022 – no class

22nd May 2022

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


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 6th September 2021 

For further details please contact Marlene on 017687 76054 or email:

Easter Break – no class on Monday 18th April 2022

Our Website
The Cockermouth SCDC (formerly Derwent SCDC) was established over 50 years ago and has a thriving membership of dancers ranging from beginners to advanced.
We meet every Thursday evening at the Methodist Church Hall, Lorton Street, Cockermouth CA13 9RH.
The class starts at 7.00pm and welcomes all including beginners, the teacher is Angela Garrison and we dance until 10.00pm with a break for tea. The evening usually includes a technique session to practice steps and formations and lots of dancing; some new ones and some that are more familiar and danced regularly at dances in our area.
The club holds many social dances each year, a November dance for St Andrew’s Day, a Christmas party dance in December, a spring dance in March and a summer dance in July all at various venues around the Cockermouth area.
Every two years in October we aim to hold a Day School for intermediate and advanced dancers.
You can find out more about us and forthcoming events on our website

Eamont Bridge class meets on Friday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm at Eamont Bridge Village Hall,Eamont Bridge, CA10 2BX.

Contact Kay Fenton email:


Weekly classes on Tuesday evenings from the beginning of October to the end of March 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Royal Four Towns Hall, School Rd, Hightae, Lockerbie DG11 1JN
Beginners & intermediate/advanced dancers.
Contact Margaret Byrne 01387 810423 Country Dance Club (CDC)

Mixed class on Mondays from 7.30pm until 10.00pm at St Andrew’s Centre, Penrith, CA11 7X.
The cost is £3.00 per session or £25 per term.

A group for intermediate and advanced dancers by invitation. Thursday evenings from 7.30pm until 10.00pm at Morland Village Hall, Morland, CA10 3AT.
The cost is £2.00 per session.
Both groups usually run from the second week of September to the end of April.
Term dates: Thursday 12th September 2019 to 19th December 2019

Intermediate/advanced dancers very welcome.
Teachers: Peter Simpson email:
and Christine Sutherland email:

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

We regret that this class is not currently running, for any enquiries please contact Pat Kirkham 01946 728929

Weekly classes on Wednesdays from 7.30pm at Winscale Club, Gosforth Rd, Seascale, CA20 1PJ
Contact Pat Kirkham 01946 728929
The Seascale Club was started in September 1961 and since that date has met for recreational dancing in the Main Hall of The Windscale Club, Gosforth Road, Seascale on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm from September to the end of April.
Each year a dance is held in December and also at the end of the season to which other local clubs are invited, dancing to a comprehensive selection of CD’s. A buffet supper is provided by the members and drinks are available from the Bar.

Whitehaven Scottish Country Dance Club (SCDC)
Welcome to Whitehaven Scottish Country Dance Club.
Our current teachers are: Betsy Menzies and Sue Casson.
We have approx 30 members with a wide range of abilities from experts to beginners and welcome enquires from anyone wishing to join.
Our current annual fee is £3 per annum with a class entry fee of £1 per session.
Our term times are:
September to December (closed over Christmas/New year for 2 weeks)
January to March/April (closed over Easter for 2 weeks)
April to May/June (closed for summer months for approximately 8 – 10 weeks)
Our AGM is held in September each year
Chairperson Pat Hindson
Treasurer Margaret Hargreaves
Secretary Les Webb

Weekly classes on Mondays from 7.30pm at Moor Row Working Mens Club, Scalegill Rd, Moor Row, CA24 3JN

Club history
The club was originally founded on 5 October 1961 and sought affiliation to the then Whitehaven College so as to have use of the college hall once a week. In 1963 the club applied and were accepted as affiliated members of the RSCDS.
The club was very active in the first 12 years but unfortunately by 1976 numbers had declined and so reluctantly the group folded.
We restarted the dancing initially as an evening class in September 1981 and then in September 1982 formed a club, our instructor was a Mr Stewart who unfortunately left the area in 1983 but we were lucky to acquire the services of Mr Bill Cobb as teacher. Beckermet club closed and their remaining members joined with ours. We again applied successfully for affiliation to RSCDS.
In 1985 we opened without a teacher until we managed to acquire the services of Mrs Ann Cornwall, we were by then in the school hall in Whitehaven using a small room which was not quite big enough for growing numbers. We moved to the West Cumbria College in Sept 1987. In 1991/92 we made a decision to end our membership with the RSCDS.
In 1993 we had to look else where for accommodation as the College could no longer facilitate us, we were able to acquire use of the hall in Moor Row Working Men’s Club were we continue to enjoy our dancing each Monday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Contact no 01946 820584.

Directions to Wetheral Village Community Hall

Travelling from the J43 M6

At Junction 43 take the A69 towards Newcastle Drive for about 1.5 miles Turn right to Wetheral (there should be a road sign, and there is a small shrine on the corner) Follow this road ( Plaines Road) for about 1.5 miles until you come to a T Junction Turn right over the railway bridge and follow road through the village, past the village green, up the hill ( treat as single track road), past the pub called the Wheatsheaf and the road bends to the left, keep going. The village hall is almost the last building in the village on the left. Turn left in front of the building and there is a car park round the back

Travelling from J42 M6

At the roundabout take the B6263 towards Cumwhinton and Wetheral (1st exit if travelling from North, 4th exit if travelling from the South) Follow this road through Cumwhinton and then onto Wetheral The new village hall is on the right before you get to the rest of village. Turn right into the carpark which is as the back of the hall. (if you get as far as the Wheatsheaf pub you have gone too far!)

Travelling from the East on A69

Turn left immediately after the bridge over the Eden at Warwick Bridge Follow the road which goes along side the river in places to the village Follow road through the village, past the village green, up the hill ( treat as single track road), past the pub called the Wheatsheaf and the road bends to the left, keep going. The village hall is almost the last building in the village on the left. Turn left in front of the building and there is a car park round the back