Welcome to the Dumfries Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.
The next Branch event is our Christmas Dance on Friday 9th December in Dumfries High School, with music provided by Marian Anderson's SCD Band. Tickets are now on sale. For more details and a cribsheet see our Events page.
Congratulations to Betty!
At the beginning of September we celebrated a very special birthday of Branch teacher, Betty Ferguson, at the Tuesday adults' class. Betty was presented with a birthday card, gift and flowers by Branch Secretary, Janette Kirkpatrick, and Branch Chairman, William Williamson, said a few words about Betty and her outstanding contribution to Dumfries Branch, before presenting her with a copy of "All for Betty", a dance and music devised by Pat Clark to mark Betty's special birthday.
It all came as a complete surprise to Betty and she said she felt quite overwhelmed by the gifts and the special birthday cake.
More photographs of the special evening can be seen on our Galleries page.
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.