Peterborough & District
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Demonstration team at Bretton Festival 2014; Tuesday classes at St. Mark’s Hall;
Maimie Clarkson (left) receiving her RSCDS Branch Award from Branch Chairman Jean Goodman (2014)
Photos by Brenda Burton
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,
afternoon Tea Dances, a St. Andrew’s meal, 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 September 2016 we will hold an Afternoon
School in conjunction with the
Dancing Holiday at the Best
Western Rockingham Forest
Hotel near Corby.