RSCDS Brighton Branch

Weekly Scottish Country Dance Classes

Weekly Scottish country dance classes for adults and children. Learn to dance with RSCDS Brighton in Patcham, Brighton and Hove, Sussex. All welcome.
Three Scottish country dancers from Brighton Branch dancing a circle, called three hands round (Helen Sandwell) Eight Scottish dancers in a set enjoying dancing eight hands round at the end of one of our informal dances (Carol Knights) Scottish  dancing in set formation at a Brighton Summer Ball, demonstrating how to turn under (Annie Hill) Bird's eye view of Sussex Scottish dancers enjoying a Brighton Branch Summer Ball at Hove Town Hall

Term Dates

Summer 2017: April 21 - July 21

AGM date Friday 12th May 2017, 7:30pm.

Autumn 2017: September 8 - December 8 or 15
Spring 2018: January 12 - March 24
Summer 2018: April 6 - July 20

Friday country dance classes at Patcham

Patcham Memorial Hall The Patcham Memorial Hall is in the Old London Road, Patcham BN1 8XR. Bus 5A stops just outside ("Audrey Close") and bus 5 stops five minutes' walk away.
  • 7:30pm to 9pm - for beginners and improvers - the class starts with lessons in Scottish dance technique and formations with some easy dancing.
    Children aged 10-16 are welcome, accompanied by an adult who will dance with you as your partner.
  • 9pm to 10pm - after a short tea break we will study more complex dance formations, techniques and dances.
  • By arrangement, the last part of the evening may include teaching for the RSCDS Dancing Proficiency Test.
For more information about adults' Scottish country dance classes, email or phone 01903 783053.

dancing three hands round (a circle) in reel time, by Helen Sandwell dancing three hands round in reel time again by Helen Sandwell dancing three hands round a third time, by Helen Sandwell

Tuesday country dance class

We regret that we can no longer teach Scottish country dance on Tuesdays in Saltdean.

Our class has been steadily reducing in size over the last few years and it has finally reached the point where, due to sickness, injuries & holidays etc.,we cannot be sure of having enough people to make up even one set of eight dancers, which is the minimum we require to be able to dance. We are very grateful to Ray and Pam for taking over the class fifteen years ago. Thank you very much, Pam and Ray, for all your hard work, patience and enthusiasm in running the class.

Highland dance classes are described separately, see menu item Classes - Highland.

Fees

3 per evening for RSCDS members*, children under 16 and 16-25s in full-time education. You can pay termly in advance to get 20% off this price (to the nearest 50p).

4 per evening for adult non-members.

* RSCDS Brighton Branch membership costs 21 annually, including membership of the world-wide RSCDS or "HQ". You can now download the membership application form (for printing on A4 Landscape).