RSCDS Banffshire Dancing Classes

There are many classes in the local area and you will be welcome whether you are an 'old hand' or a complete beginner. The future of Scottish Country Dancing depends on attracting new participants, so beginners are particularly welcome.

If you're not sure then just come along to a class and watch to see if it's for you - but you might get hooked! You don't need to bring a partner (but why not encourage a parent or offspring?), you don't need to pay for a 'taster' and you don't need special shoes to start with (though soft shoes are recommended rather than wellies or tackety boots!). The exercise will do you good and you can start at your own pace without overdoing it - if you get out of puff you can sit and watch the next dance while you get your breath back. Those initial feelings of 'two left feet' and 'which way do I go now?' are perfectly natural and will reduce (but never disappear entirely!) as you gain experience.

You will find that Scottish country dancing is much cheaper, much more sociable and much more fun than going to a gym. If you're interested then get in contact as shown in the table below.

Classes are 'seasonal' - typically from about early September to early May. Enthusiastic classes may well continue as occasional 'Summer Socials' - see the 'Events' page or contact the class organiser.

Local classes

Day Time Class and Venue Contact
Monday
7:30 - 9:00pm Buckie Portessie Public Hall Isobel Turner 01542 834398
7:30 - 9:00pm Fraserburgh Academy Alison Smith 01261 833574
7:30 - 9:00pm Macduff Pensioners Hall, Buchan Street Alice Archibald 01888 563206
Tuesday
7:00 - 7:30pm Dufftown Memorial Hall (Children) Wendy Milton 01542 882676
7:30 - 9:30pm Dufftown Memorial Hall Kate Strathdee 01261 842208
7:30 - 9:30pm Mosstodloch Speymouth Hall Isobel Turner 01542 834398
7:30 - 9:30pm Turriff St. Andrews Parish Church Hall Alice Archibald 01888 563206
Wednesday
7:30 - 9:00pm Banff Boys Brigade Hall Winifred Davidson 01261 832328
7:30 - 9:00pm Fochabers Bellie Church Hall Margaret Cowie 01542 831792
7:30 - 9:00pm Huntly Linden Centre Isabel McGregor 01466 792949
& Mary Whyte 01466 792670
7:30 - 9:30pm Mulben Hall (1st & 3rd of month) Kate Strathdee 01261 842208
Thursday
7:30 - 9:00pm Forglen Hall Alison Smith 01261 833574
7:30 - 9:30pm Keith St. Rufus Hall Kate Strathdee 01261 842208