Classes 2017-2018

Classes  resume in September for the 2017-18 season  and all classes would be delighted to have new members. Most classes run until April. You can download the list of contacts and details of classes and fees here:

Classes and information 2017-18

Happy New Year to all dancers and we hope that you are looking forward to dancing in 2018.

LISBURN CLASS UPDATE  – Classes will now recommence on Tuesday 16 January 2018.

All weekly classes are for mixed abilities from beginners through to experienced dancers and are held on the same evening of the week unless stated otherwise. All classes welcome new members at any point in the year  between September and April.

BASIC SKILLS CLASS   In addition to the weekly classes we now run a Basic Skills class on the second Saturday of each month  in Heyn Hall, St Mark’s Dundela C of I, 2 Sydenham Avenue, Belfast, BT4 2DR (corner of Holywood Road and Sydenham Avenue). This class is to complement the weekly classes and not as an alternative to them!  Evelyn Redmond will once again take this monthly class,  where in previous years everyone really felt they were able to learn much about the basics of SCD  and practise in a  “safe atmosphere” ,  at a pace suited to those who are relatively new to Scottish country dancing. Even “old hands” remarked they learned a great deal which sometimes cannot be easily tackled in general classes where there is such a range of ability and experience.

You are welcome to come along and see how you like Scottish Country Dancing at any of our classes. There is no specific dress code but you are advised to wear light, flat shoes. Each class normally lasts 2 hours and classes run from September to Christmas then January to April. Visitors fees are £6 for non members but will be refunded if you join the Branch after 4 classes .

A/Knockbreda                       Saturday evenings              weekly

Bloomfield/Castlereagh      Monday evenings                weekly

Dundela                                  Thursday evenings              weekly

Helen’s Bay                            Thursday evenings              weekly

Lisburn                                    Tuesday evenings              weekly

Malone                                     Wednesday evenings       see list for dates

Whitehouse                             Tuesday evenings             weekly

There is an Advanced class, monthly, on Wednesday mornings in Knockbreda Parish Church Hall. Purdy’s Lane, Belfast BT8 7AR for  more experienced dancers, resuming  11 October 2017. It is normally held on the second Wednesday of each month from October – May .

All our teachers  are fully certificated by RSCDS and all those working with children have undergone the appropriate vetting procedures. Further details and contact numbers for each class are available by emailing:

Adults’ Classes (Weekly)  Venue  Day  Time
 “A”/Knockbreda  Knockbreda Parish Church of Ireland Hall, Purdy’s Lane, Belfast BT8 7AR  Saturday  8.00 pm
 Bloomfield/Castlereagh  St John’s Church of Ireland Church Hall, 397 Castlereagh Road, Belfast BT5 6AB  Monday  7.45 pm
 Dundela  St Mark’s Church of Ireland, Heyn Hall, Sydenham Avenue, Belfast BT4 2DR  Thursday  7.30 pm
 Helen’s Bay  St John the Baptist Church of Ireland Church Hall, Fort Road, Helen’s Bay BT19 1LA  Thursday  8.00 pm
 Lisburn  St Mark’s Church of Ireland Church Hall, 98 Ballymacash Road, Lisburn BT28 3EZ  Tuesday  8.00 pm
Malone –  see list of dates        NB not every week  St John’s Church of Ireland Church Hall, 141 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5HR Wednesday 20 Sep. 4, 18 Oct; 1, 15, 29 Nov. 2017; 17,31 Jan, 7,21 Feb, 7,21 Mar. 2018  8.00 pm
 Whitehouse  St John’s Church of Ireland Church Hall, Shore Road, Whitehouse BT37 9SR  Tuesday  8.00 pm
Advanced class  Knockbreda Parish Church of Ireland Hall, Purdy’s Lane, Belfast BT8 7AR  2ndWed  ea. month  10.30 am
 Basic Skills Class                    for members attending other Branch classes  who want to learn/improve skills/ technique St Mark’s Church of Ireland, Heyn Hall, Sydenham Avenue, Belfast BT4 2DR(contact for further information) Saturday a.m. normally 2nd Sat. each month      October- May  10.00 a.m –    12.00 noon
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