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

This is a general class, it caters for all abilities from intermediate level to advanced 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. This is a friendly class and newcomers are always made very welcome.

Autumn Term: 6th September – 13th December 2023
Spring Term: 10th January – 27th March 2024
Summer Term: 10th April – 22nd May 2024
Wednesday 22nd May is the AGM and end of season party.

RSCDS members £4.00, non-members £5.00. Try to bring a cup if you want coffee or tea.

Teacher: Mervyn Short, 0‌1‌903 782413
Class Facilitator : Christine Knox, 0‌7‌818 650635
Guest teachers: Paul Plummer, Deborah Draffin, Sarah Whillis, Catherine Smith, Anne Whillis, John Fletcher, Anne Carter, and Kate Thomson
Musicians: Ian and Judith Muir

Wednesdays 2023
Sep  6Mervyn Bk 53
Sep 13Mervyn Bk 53
Sep 20Mervyn
Sep 27Paul
Oct  4MervynIan
Oct 11Mervyn
Oct 18Deborah
Oct 25MervynIan
Nov  1Mervyn
Nov  8Mervyn
Nov 15Mervyn
Nov 22SarahJudith
Nov 29Mervyn
Dec  6Mervyn
Dec 13Party
Wednesdays 2024
Jan 10Mervyn
Jan 17CatherineJudith
Jan 24Mervyn
Jan 31Mervyn
Feb  7Mervyn
Feb 14Anne WhillisIan
Feb 21Mervyn
Feb 28Mervyn
Mar  6Mervyn
Mar 13John FletcherJudith
Mar 20Mervyn
Mar 27Mervyn
Apr  3Easter break
Apr 10Mervyn
Apr 17Anne CarterJudith
Apr 24Mervyn
May  1Mervyn
May  8KateIan
May 15Mervyn
May 22AGM & party


The Branch Beginners’ Course will resume in the Autumn Term. Anyone interested or keen for new Club members to acquire a thorough grounding in steps, figures and formations with simple dances taken at a practical pace? The course gives dancers the confidence and knowledge to go on and join or go back to local classes and clubs.

Please contact Paul Plummer.

It’s an opportunity to share and understand how SCD works as well as meet dancers in the Branch Wednesday class.


Held at 8:15pm-10:15pm on Monday approximately every two weeks.excluding the first Monday of each month at
St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall, Honey Hill, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham  RG40 3BA

Attendees should be fit and able to sustain a reasonable energy level for the whole class. They are expected to know the basic figures and have an appreciation of the tempo of the music, good phrasing, a sound linking of all formations and dance with good teamwork.

The class will follow the standard format i.e. warm-up, step practice, formations, more challenging dances and a cool down.

RSCDS members £4.00, non-members £5.00. Try to bring a cup if you want coffee or tea.

Teachers: Mervyn Short. Deborah Draffin, Paul Plummer, Catherine Smith, and Kate Thomson
Musicians: Ian and Judith Muir
Contact: Deborah Draffin, 0‌1‌344 776831.

Mondays 2023
Sep 11Mervyn
Sep 25Mervyn
Oct  9MervynIan
Oct 30Deborah
Nov 13DeborahIan
Nov 27Deborah
Dec 11Paul
Mondays 2024
Jan 15Paul
Jan 29PaulJudith
Feb 12Catherine
Feb 26Catherine
Mar 11CatherineIan
Mar 25Kate
Apr 15Kate
Apr 29KateJudith

Courses and Awards

Most classes run by the Branch do not lead to any award, they are simply so people can try to improve their dancing style.

The RSCDS run a programme of examinations and tests. These include Medal Tests for young dancers, Dancing Achievement Awards (DAA) for adults, and Teacher Certificates. Please see Courses. If you are interested in any of these please tell our Branch Secretary so we know when there is some demand.

The RSCDS runs Summer and Winter Schools, see Event Information, which are well worth going to. It is possible to book for a Dancing Achievement Award test at these. Note that different grades are done in different weeks.

Scottish Country Dancing for Children

Children's Classes

Fun for boys and girls aged 7 to 18 on Saturday mornings. St John’s Children’s and Young Dancers’ Scottish Country Dancing Class is run by St John’s Scottish Country Dancing Club, see that site for full details.. Run by a certified teacher, contact Deborah Draffin, 0‌7‌561 445654.

First couple of taster sessions FREE

Held at 10.00am - 11.00am on Saturdays during term time at
Crowthorne Parish Hall, 50 Heath Hill Road South, Crowthorne, Berkshire  RG45 7BN

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Autumn: 16th September - 9th December (not 28th October)
Spring: 6th January - 23rd March (not 17th February)
Summer: 20th April - 13th July (not 1st June)

Please contact enquiries for questions about Scottish Dancing in the area.

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