When, where and who…?
Our weekly classes are led by experienced RSCDS teachers on Wednesday evenings from 7.00 to 9.30 p.m. Our aim is to teach you the steps, formations and structure of Scottish Country Dances, so that you can get the most out of your dancing.
The first part of each class consists of a warm-up – important to ensure that you avoid injury – and then we move on to a brief session of step and formation practice, essential for beginners and a useful reminder for more experienced dancers. It really does help if you arrive at the start of the evening, especially if you are fairly new to dancing.
Our classes are held at Tarporley Community Centre CW9 0AY – a spacious, well-equipped venue with a sprung floor. You don’t need a partner or any special equipment – just wear flat, soft-soled shoes – and your first two classes are FREE. The weekly class fee is £3 for RSCDS Members. Non-members may attend for a limited period of time at £4 per week, but you will be asked to take out full RSCDS membership to attend classes regularly.
You can come along any time, but if you haven’t tried Scottish Country Dancing before or if you are fairly new, why not sign up for our new Beginners’ Course? This is a twelve-week structured and progressive course that will teach you all the steps and formations you need to be able to dance confidently in a social situation.
If you’d like to join us, why not come along to one of our classes or contact our Secretary, Andrew, on 01244 460168.
In addition to your weekly classes, you can do a bit of ‘homework’ using on-line learning resources. Here are some excellent examples from Lower Hutt Scottish Country Dance Club in Wellington, New Zealand:
Beginners’ Teaching Videos – not just for beginners! (Tip: turn ‘Auto-play’ OFF in YouTube to avoid getting follow-on videos that might not be relevant.)
Intermediate Teaching Videos – for everyone, including beginners.
Alternatively you might like to subscribe to Lower Hutt’s YouTube Channel, where you will find all their instructional videos, including any new ones that they add.
And if you like these videos, don’t tell us – tell them! Subscribe to the Channel and give them some feedback.