Scottish Country Dancing is regarded as being good for your health as it is very active, good for your memory and also sociable. For those who also enjoy Scottish music and dance it ticks all the boxes!
Richmond Branch is part of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) and was formed in 1952. The group is comparatively small, but is very active and holds a variety of classes and events during the season.
Classes are held every Wednesday evening at the Booth Memorial Hall in Catterick Village from 7.30 - 9.30 pm for adults of all abilities. This year the season begins on 7th September and this could be the time to get involved - beginners do not need to bring a partner, but flat soft shoes are recommended for the first few lessons as Scottish dancers wear special shoes.
Socials are held monthly, on the first Friday, from September to April in the Town Hall, Richmond from 7.30 - 10.00pm, dancing to recorded music by a variety of good Scottish Country dance bands.
Dances are held twice a year, in April and October, at Richmond School dancing to live music. These events are attended by lots of dancers from other groups outside the area.
Lass of Richmond Hill this dance has become our "signature" dance and can be seen as a video on You Tube and also on our website.
Displays Richmond Branch has a display team and we dance at Care homes, WI's, village fairs etc. If anyone would like to enquire and/or make a booking please contact the Secretary, Jan Robinson on 01748 884786
For further information about our group please visit our website or contact our Secretary Jan Robinson on 01748 884786