Welcome to the Dumfries Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
The next Branch event is our social evening on Monday 6th March in St Andrew's Primary School, from 7.15pm to 10pm. This evening is open to everyone, not just Branch members. For more information on forthcoming events see our Events page.
Monday 27th March Adults' class
There will be no class that evening.
Adults' classes - change of venue
The adults' classes on Monday 3rd April, Tuesday 4th April, Tuesday 11th April and Monday 1st May will be at the usual time but will be held in Locharbriggs Community Centre.
Another very successful dance, with great music from George Meikle and the Lothian Band. You can see some photos on our Galleries page.
The Branch workshop in January was well attended and an enjoyable day. For some photos from the day see our Galleries page.
Out and about with the Branch
A mixed team and a ladies' team from the Branch entertained at two care homes in Annan the Sunday after Burns' Day. Helping with the programme were Ian Kirkpatrick with his fiddle, William Williamson, who sang and danced a Highland Fling, and Pat Clark, who accompanied on the piano. The residents in both places enjoyed the afternoon's entertainment, which was rounded off by the dancers. Joining them for Auld Lang Syne - and a well-earned cup of tea! You can see some photos 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.