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See also the South-East Schools Calendar 2017-18.

Scottish Country Dancing for Children

Children's Classes

Fun for boys and girls on Saturday mornings, see Notice. St John’s Children’s and Young Dancers’ Scottish Country Dancing Class is run by St John’s Scottish Country Dancing Club. Run by a certified teacher, contact Deborah Draffin on 01344 776 831.

Held at 9.30am - 11.30am on Saturdays during term time at
Crowthorne Parish Hall, 50 Heath Hill Road South, Crowthorne, Berkshire  RG45 7BN

Beginner’s Class

See Starting Scottish Country Dancing.

We don’t have a class for beginners currently. People new to Scottish country dancing are encouraged to come along early at 7.30pm to the General Class (see below), where they will be shown the basic steps and formations before being integrated into the main class. Please contact Mervyn Short, 01903 782413 beforehand. Any of the many clubs in the area are also pleased to offer instruction most times but please contact them a few days in advance.


Held at 8.00pm-10.00pm on Wednesdays at
St Mary’s Church Hall, Park Road, Camberley  GU15 2SR

The class is suitable for Intermediate and above dancers and follows the RSCDS criteria.

The class starts with a warm up followed by step and formation practise and dances to illustrate points of technique. After a tea break there is less emphasis on technique and typically dances from forthcoming dances are taught finishing with an old favourite and a cool down.

RSCDS members £3.50, non-members £4.00

Contact: Mervyn Short, 01903 782413.

Autumn term is on Wednesdays from 6th September to 13th December.

After Christmas classes are on the Wednesdays from 10th January until 28th March. After Easter they are from 11th April until 23rd May.


Held at 8pm on alternate Mondays at
Finchampstead Memorial Hall, The Village, Finchampstead, Wokingham  RG40 4JU

A class for intermediate to good dancers who are looking to develop their performance and enjoyment. Most classes have live music. Great teachers to help get rid of those bad habits and dance with style.

The classes start promptly at 8pm and finish at 10pm.

RSCDS members £4.50, non-members £5.50

Contact: Alex Duncan, 01932 241615.

The musician for these classes is Judith Muir. September 4th and 18th will use the CD of Book 51 instead,
CDs will also be used on the following nights when she is unavailable:- Oct 16th, Jan 8th, Jan 22nd, Feb 19th and Mar 5th.

Sept 4th
 Book 51 
Paul Plummer
Sep 18th
 Book 51 
Mervyn Short
Oct 2ndAnne Whillis
Oct 16thAnne Carter
Oct 30stAnne Whillis
Nov 13thAnne Carter
Nov 27thPaul Plummer
Dec 11thMervyn Short
Jan 8thPaul Plummer
Jan 22ndDeborah Draffin
Feb 5thDeborah Draffin
Feb 19th Catherine Smith
 Themed Night 
Mar 5thMervyn Short
Mar 19thAnne Carter
Easter break - three weeks
Apr 9thMervyn Short
Apr 23rdPaul Plummer

The  Themed Night  will be an evening of dances devised by our own Branch menmbers past and present
Members £3 Non-members £4. M/C Catherine Smith, music from CDs.