14 August 2022


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We will be starting our normal Monday evening sessions on Monday 5 September at 7.00pm.

Monday classes are at the Oak Grove Chapel, 70 Catton Grove Road, Norwich NR3 3NT starting from 7–8.15pm for less experienced dancers and for teaching guidance. This is followed by a general class from 8.20-9.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come to either of the classes. Click the name for a map.

Events planned during 2022
15 October Charity Dance 25.30pm Details coming shortly
19 November Day Workshop 10.305.30pm
17 December Christmas Dance 69.30pm

If any new Beginners are planning to join us please would they contact Sue Petty on 01603 741639 to say when they are coming.
There is some parking and please bring your own drinks.
Everyone is always welcome and if you are a beginner, we look forward to meeting you and showing you why we all love Scottish Dancing! New beginners get the first class free.

We are continuing to use the Unthank Hall for our usual dances as we find it very suitable for our numbers and it seems more friendly. Tickets for any dance are available from June treasurer@rscds-norwich.org.uk. Do buy your tickets early in future.

As rscds Norwich now has its own Facebook page we still need your ‘likes’! Click on the logo to the right then click/tick the Likes and please make a comment if you wish. It is good to hear from you. You can click ‘About’ for more information. You must sign in/join Facebook first.
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Don’t be afraid to make some comments! We now have 162 followers/‘likes’ so keep them coming! There are often several links to RSCDS Head Office branch and videos of the latest dances that we are learning on Mondays, then some of them are included in our dance programmes.

Past Events in 2021/2022
Our first dance for this year, our Charity Dance for Norwich Blood Bikes, was on Saturday 23 October held at the Unthank Hall in Norwich. We had great fun dancing together again after the long break. We had three sets and some good dances. Thanks to our visitors who came to join us. The Charity will receive over £100 which includes the proceeds from the popular raffle.

On Saturday 20 November 2021 we held a very successful RSCDS Norwich Day Workshop thanks to our Instructor William Williamson and accordion player Judith Muir from Craigellachie. Everyone had a good time and learnt a lot about dancing because William was such an entertaining and informative instructor. Many thanks to all involved especially the dancers who came from the surrounding area to join us. We had a splendid lunch and were supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits.
There is a photograph on the Facebook page, see link above.

Our Christmas Dance held on 18 December 2021 at the Unthank Hall in Norwich, was a great success. Thanks to the visitors for coming to join us. We had at least 24 dancers including two beginners, well done to them. We raised over £90 for the tombola for St Martins Trust for the homeless in Norwich, there were some very generous prices.
One of our longest members and dance teachers Gay Heath was presented with an RSCDS Special Award and Certificate. Congratulations Gay!

Our Afternoon Tea Dance was a great success with 40 dancers attending and a great time was had by all! Dancers from Beccles, Kings Lynn, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich area came along. Thank you for coming. See our Facebook page for a couple of photos. RSCDS Norwich Scottish Country Dancing | Facebook.

Our Spring Dance was on 19 March and it was very successful with 30 dancers from around our dancing area. Well done to our brave new dancers who came along and did so well! Lots of lovely food and good company!

Our Annual May Ball on Saturday 7 May at Sprowston Community Academy, Cannerby Lane, Norwich NR7 8NE, was a great success with 50 people attending and the Sandy Nixon dance band playing. We had a small party from Argyll join us and they were very welcome.

The 2022 AGM was held on Monday 6 June during the dancing session. The main officers stay the same with Val Newell and Ann Salmon standing down, with Pat Hinde replacing her as Instructor member, on the committee.

Contact Sue Petty for more information at
Click here for the Golden Jubilee Year 2006 Members’ Dances
Click here for photos of RSCDS Norwich dancers
Click here for photos of RSCDS Norwich dayschool in 2011
Click for photos of the teachers and dancers at the 2012 Day Workshop