Welcome to the Dumfries Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
The next Branch event is the Half-Day School and evening dance on Saturday 24th September in Laurieknowe Primary School. The teacher will be Janet Johnston and the musician for the classes Ian Muir. And Ian's band will be playing at the dance. For further details and an application form see our Events page.
Summer Dancing Fun!
On two of the Tuesday evenings at Locharbriggs Community Centre we were joined by a group of young Italians who were visiting Scotland and staying near Dumfries. It has become a regular feature of our Summer Social Dancing to have young Italian visitors and they include their dancing with us on their itinerary. There are some photos of the first group on our Galleries page.
Congratulations to Margaret!
At the Branch Summer Dance Branch teacher, Margaret Davidson, was presented with an RSCDS Branch award. Branch Chairman, William Williamson, was delighted to present the award to Margaret and commented that it would be unique, as it was signed by two Branch Chairmen, himself and his predecessor, Jane Meikle. He thanked Margaret for all she had done, and continued to do, for Dumfries Branch. (For more of William's words to Margaret click here.)
Accepting the reward, Margaret commented that she was taken completely by surprise and she hoped all the dancers would continue to support the Branch and enjoy their dancing "just for fun".
A very successful dance was held at Locharbriggs Community Centre, with music provided by Willie McRobert's Band. Some photos taken at the dance can be seen on our Galleries page.
There is now a Facebook page for the Branch.
We are the local association of an international movement known as the RSCDS. Our main purpose is to enjoy dancing Scottish country dances. The branch was formed in 1947 and currently has around 100 members.
If you are interested in starting to dance, here is the opportunity to take up an activity that provides healthy exercise to keep you fit, mental activity to keep your brain alert and a great social life with people who enjoy dancing to great Scottish music.
What is more, Scottish country dancing is a relatively cheap pastime, there is no need for special dress (though many dancers acquire traditional items) and you do not have to have a partner.