Bournemouth Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society


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Who are we?

Everyone is welcome to come and try traditional Scottish Country Dancing, under expert tuition. It's great fun and we have a very happy and friendly group of Dancers, who would make sure that you would have a truly unique experience. If you are a complete beginner, or want to improve your dancing, or need good physical and mental exercise, then this is where you need to be! Beginners will be welcome at the commencement of the dancing season in September/October. As Scottish Country Dancing is fairly energetic, a fair degree of fitness is really needed. We have a team of RSCDS qualified teachers.

Bournemouth RSCDS Adult Classes

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Where do we meet?

The Scottish Hall (Bournemouth Caledonian Hall)
80/82 Shelbourne Road,

When do we meet?

Wednesdays 10:00am - 12.00 noon

Fridays 10.00 - 12 noon – beginners

Term Dates

13th September 2023 – 28th June 2024.
Excluding Friday 2nd, 9th and 23rd February, 27th & 29th March, 3rd & 5th April 2024.
Annual General Meeting: 15th May 2024.
Visitors will always be welcome.


Class Charge: £3
Annual Membership:
Adult Single: £28
Joint Adult: £46
Adult joining January as new member of the RSCDS: £15

Future Events

All dances will be walked or recapped.

Summer Afternoon Tea Dance

Date:Saturday 15th June 2024
Time: 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Venue:The Scottish Hall
Music:Chris Oxtoby of Strathallen
Tickets:£10.00, obtained from our Secretary Margaret Robson as below.
Pse bring contribution to tea table
Programme:   The Findlay’s Jig, Society Piper, The Singing Sands, Pelorus Jack, Broadford Bay, MacDonald of Keppoch, City Lights, Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan, The Orchards of Co Armagh, The Rutland Reel, Farewell to Balfour Road, The Blue Mess Jacket, Napier’s Index, Norma’s Garden, Jean Martin of Aberdeen, Jennifer’s Jig, Chasing the Eclipse, Trip to Timber Ridge. .

Christmas Afternoon Tea Dance

Date:Sunday 1st December 2024
Time: 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue:The Scottish Hall
Music:Judith & Ian Muir
Details to follow

Additional parking if necessary in St Andrew’s Church Car Park on the corner of Nortoft Rd and Bennet Rd, a short walk of about 300m from the hall.

Our Charity this year will be the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance.

Contact details

For further details of all of our activities, please contact our Branch Secretary:

Mrs Margaret Robson
Tel: 01202 698 138

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LAST UPDATED 16th February 2024 (Update to summer dance details)

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