Peterborough & District RSCDS Branch
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Demonstration team at Ashwell 2019; Dancing at St. John’s Church Hall; Maimie Clarkson (right) receiving her Branch Presidency & Life membership from Branch Chairman Amanda Peart (2019)
Photos by Judy Potts & James Williams
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society was formed over 90 years ago to preserve and further the tradition of Scottish country dancing. Today there are branches and classes worldwide and a wealth of published dance instructions and music. The Peterborough & District RSCDS Branch was established in 1981 from a group which had been dancing since the 1960s near St. Andrew’s Church of Scotland (Netherton) and the Branch now meets every Tuesday (September to May) in St. Mark’s Church Hall, Lincoln Road, Peterborough PE1 2SN, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. At the Tuesday class, experienced dancers and beginners dance together and are guided through steps, figures and dances by a teacher. There is a monthly advanced class for experienced dancers. The Branch also holds several social functions during the year, including two Dances with live music, six afternoon Tea Dances, and a Burns Supper Dance.
In    June    2015,    the    Branch    held    its    first Dance    Weekend,    with    two    evening    social Dances,     classes     with     two     experienced RSCDS   teachers,   a   buffet   tea   and   live   music throughout.   This   event   was   supported   by   a grant from the Jean Milligan Memorial Fund.
In   June   2016   &   2017   we   were delighted       to       demonstrate Scottish    Country    Dancing    in Cathedral    Square    as    part    of Armed Forces Day.