Some background information...

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Bath branch

Registered Charity: 1074609

We are a branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society and a Registered Charity, run by a committee elected by our members at our Annual General Meeting.  Classes are conducted by dance teachers.

General dance classes

Ralph Allen School   We have general dance classes for a range of abilities and experience, and a beginners' class, on Tuesday evenings at Ralph Allen School from 7.30 - 9.30.

Bathampton Village Hall  We have a beginners' class, followed by a general class, on Thursday afternoons at Bathampton.  This class lasts for 3 hours rom 1.30, but people come and go during the afternoon.  Simpler dances for the first hour or so, to suit beginners, followed by more complicated ones.

There are steps and formations to learn in Scottish Country Dancing, which we'll help you to learn and experienced dancers will help you, too.

Warming up at classes  We start and end classes with stretching exercises.

Join us on Tuesdays or Thursdays or both, as you wish.  You needn’t bring a partner.

Physical problems or injuries?  Tell the class teacher if you have any physical problems or injuries that might restrict your movements and tell them if you encounter any problems or hurt yourself while dancing.

Shoes and clothes for dancing

Shoes    Wearing suitable shoes is important; soft, flat shoes are recommended.  We can give you advice to help you to make your choice.

Clothes   Wear whatever you feel comfortable in.  Dancing makes you warm, so layers you can take off are better than thick clothes.  A man needn’t wear the kilt unless he wants to.

What do the classes cost?

You can pay per session (£6 per session in 2018/9) or by subscription.  With a subscription, you can come to both the Tuesday and Thursday classes at no extra cost.  See our membership form on this website to find out about subscription rates or ask our Membership Secretary.

Dances during the year


We hold dances with live music at local halls during the year, which members of other Scottish dance groups attend, too, and we go to the dances they organize.

Contact us at:




01225 722309
01225 833411   



Tickets for Bath dances from:-

Maggie Webb

01225 332662


Send a cheque made out to RSCDS Bath and a stamped, addressed envelope.

Or enquiries to:-
Anne Jarrett
01225 722309


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