Bournemouth Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society


[Two Couples Dancing]

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 20th, 22nd, 27th & 29th December 2023, 3rd & 5th January, Friday 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.

Christmas Afternoon Tea Dance

Date:Saturday 16th December 2023
Time: 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Venue:Bournemouth Caledonian Hall
Music:Judith & Ian Muir
please bring contribution for shared tea
Programme:   Granville Market, The Sailor, Miss Gibson’s Strathspey, Major Ian Stewart, The Castle of Mey, Neidpath Castle, Neil M Grant, Balmoral Strathspey, Maxwell’s Rant, The Laird of Milton’s Daughter, Fraser’s Favourite, MacDonald of Keppoch, The Machine without Horses, The Saltire Society Reel, Tullynessle & Forbes Hall, The Chequered Court, The Reel of the 51st Division .

Summer Afternoon Tea Dance

Date:Saturday 15th June 2024
Time: 2.30pm – 6.00pm
Venue:Bournemouth Caledonian Hall
Music:Chris Oxtoby of Strathallen
Details to follow

Christmas Afternoon Tea Dance

Date:Saturday 30th November 2024
Venue:To be confirmed
Music:To be confirmed
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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