Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Our normal Monday evening sessions finish on 18 December 2023 and restart on 8 January 2024 at 7.00pm.
Monday classes are at the Oak Grove Chapel, 70 Catton Grove Road, Norwich NR3 3NT starting from 78.15pm 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 2024
10 February Afternoon Tea Dance 2 – 5pm
23 March Spring Dance 6 – 9.30pm
This is the last of the 'old' style website originally designed by Rosalind Palmer in the summer of 2011. A new one designed by Ian Moore will be appearing in January 2024, if the RSCDS name has not been moved over then https://www.rscdseacb.wixsite.com will get you to it.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Do buy your tickets early in future.
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.
The file name on Facebook is
Don’t be afraid to make some comments! We now have 247 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.
Using Messenger with your questions/comments also reaches us.
Past Events in 2022/2023
Our Afternoon Tea Dance on 11th February 2023 was a great success with 4 sets 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. Thanks to Gay for being our MC.
Our Spring Dance was held on 18th March 2023 and was successful with 28 dancers having a good time. Thanks to our visitors and a new beginner from the Norwich Monday classes who all did well. Thanks to Pat and Ann for being MCs.
We held our East Anglian Centenary Ball on Saturday 24 June 2023 at a hall in Risby near Bury St Edmunds. It was a really enjoyable evening of dancing with Keith Smith and Anne-Laure Latoure providing excellent music. We had around 120 dancers present in a very pleasant hall and we all had a really great time even though it was a very warm evening. See for photos:
East Anglian Centenary Ball | Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (rscds.org)
Our Annual May Ball held on Saturday 13 May 2023 at Central Hall, Back Lane, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0QB, was a great success with 40 people attending. Dancing was to the music of the excellent Craigellachie Band. There was a welcome drink, dancing and some good food in the interval. It was a great evening, thank you all who attended. Special thanks to the Band. Pat was our fine MC. Well done to the beginners who came along for the first time.
We held our Charity Dance for the Hemsby Lifeboat Service on Saturday 15 October 2023 in Norwich, which was very successful. It was a very enjoyable sunny afternoon with 38 dancers from Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, thank you all for coming along. It was goo to see some our beginners there for the fist time. We had a collection for the Hemsby Lifeboat Service which raised over £200. See our Facebook page for some photos.
Our November Day Workshop 2023 was well attended and our thanks go to Jane Rose who gave us very useful tuition. Barbara Manning provided an excellent accompaniment on the keyboard.
See the Facebook page.
Our Christmas Dance held on 16 December 2023 was great fun. Over thirty dancers from several clubs in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex cam along.There was a generous collection boxful for our Christmas Charity for the St Martin's Trust for the Homeless in Norwich. Thanks for coming along.