Events

2022-23

St Andrew’s Ball, 3 December 2022

  • Breda Academy
  • Live music
  • Dinner at 7pm
  • Dancing at 8pm
  • Programme
  • Crib

Knockbreda Class Burns Night Dance – Saturday, 28 January 2023

  • Knockbreda Parish Church Hall, Purdy’s Lane, Belfast
  • Dancing from 7.30pm
  • Light supper
  • Donation £5
  • Crib

Castlereagh Class St Patrick’s Ceilidh – Monday, 20 March 2023

  • St John’s Parish Church, Castlereagh Road, Belfast
  • Live music by Alastair Scott Ceilidh band
  • Dancing from 7.45pm
  • Light supper

Belfast Branch AGM – Wednesday 24 May 2023

  • Ballycairn Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballylesson Road, Belfast
  • 7.30pm

Summer Dances

Coronation celebration – Wednesday 3 May 2023

  • Ballycairn Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballylesson Road, Belfast
  • Donation £5
  • 7.30pm

RSCDS Centenary celebration dance – Wednesday, 7 June 2023

  • Roaring 20’s theme!
  • Live music by Alastair Scott Ceilidh band
  • Knockbreda Parish Church Hall, Purdy’s Lane, Belfast
  • 7.30pm

Wednesday, 5 July 2023

  • Ballycairn Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballylesson Road, Belfast
  • Dancing from 7.30pm
  • Donation £5

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

  • Knockbreda Parish Church Hall, Purdy’s Lane, Belfast
  • Dancing from 7.30pm
  • Donation £5

 

St Andrew’s Dance – Saturday 25 November 2023

Further details to follow.

Affiliated Classes Events

Ballylesson

45th Anniversary dance – Friday, 10 March 2023

  • Ballycairn Presbyterian Church Hall, Ballylesson Road, Belfast
  • Live music by Alastair Scott Ceilidh band
  • Fork supper at 7pm, followed by dancing

Desertcreat

Provisional details TBC – Annual dance – Saturday, 15th April 2023, 2pm

Dublin Scottish Country Dance Club

Annual Dance Saturday 22 April 2023

Please check back for further details

 

 

 


BRANCH OUT AND ABOUT 2018-2019 

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

Dancer Achievement Award

A very happy Belfast Branch DAA Intermediate class: Congratulations to all who worked so hard and obtained their certificates.  Anne Graham put her thoughts into poetry!

I have learnt these dances as much as I can
I am dancing as Lady but revised as a Man
I’m smiling, I’m extending, I’m bending my knee
I’m looking at everyone,  it’s social you see
I’ve finished the dance now wasn’t that nice
Oh No! I’ve forgotten to do the thing twice.

 

Orchardville Society

A group of dancers from the Belfast branch were delighted to be asked to provide a series of one hour workshops over a 4 week period for Orchardville Society Community Inclusion Group in Bangor.

The Orchardville Society has supported over 250 people with a learning disability in the greater Belfast area in employment each year and is committed to be the leading provider of opportunities to equip people with a Learning Disability or Autism, to achieve their individual ambitions.

Lucy Mulholland, a teacher from the Belfast branch, assisted by 3 dancers, engaged the novice dancers with a fun filled programme for all to enjoy.  At the final workshop the group enjoyed demonstrating their recently learned dances to a small team from the Belfast branch who reciprocated with a short demonstration of both quick time and strathspey dances.

It was a pleasure to meet all the people in the group and we hope to be invited back soon!