Thursday 17 January at 7.30pm beginners class starting, Methodist Church hall, Holywood, (corner of Church View and Church Road).


Monday 18 March 2019, St Patrick’s Ceilidh, St John’s Parish Church Hall, Castlereagh Road, Belfast.  Dancing begins at 8 pm.


Saturday 6 April 2019, Day School and Evening Dance

Day School

  • Teacher – William Williamson, Dumfries
  • Musician – Iain Carlisle
  • Venue – Ballylesson Parish Church Hall, Belfast BT8 8JT
  • Starting at 10am

Evening Dance

  • Musicians – Iain Carlisle and Risin’ Stour
  • Venue – Knockbreda Parish Church Hall, Belfast BT8 7AR
  • Dancing from 7.45pm
  • Crib for evening dance

Further information including details of classes, booking form, pricing and evening dance programme here.

RSCDS members’ early bird price deadline 28/2/2019.




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!

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