DST - Cheshire Branch welcomes beginners

RSCDS Cheshire


RSCDS Cheshire Branch have been welcoming new members when they returned to dancing this year...

'This January thanks to the hard work of our Committee, Webmaster and Membership Secretary (who is an absolute whizz on social media!), and despite all our worries about the Omicron variant, we managed to attract 14 new beginners to the Cheshire Branch. We advertised on various websites and Facebook pages, as well as our own, and created a link to the community hall that we dance in. Offering two blocks of 6 weeks at the knockdown price of £15 per block, we have been inundated with newcomers. A few have danced many years ago and are returning to develop long forgotten skills, while many are completely new to Scottish dancing. It is obvious to see that all of them are very enthusiastic, enjoy the classes and have stayed for five or six weeks so far. The age range varies from mid-thirties to mid-sixties.

We dance from 7pm to 9.45pm and the first hour is being used to focus on the beginner’s class where they are well supported by more experienced dancers. It is heartening and exciting to see so many potential new dancers and watch as their skills and understanding of the dance patterns develop.

They are being ably taught by two of the Branch teachers with the most experience at this level and our social events are being tailored to encourage and support them, including our forthcoming end of term social, which is being developed into a ‘Nice and Very Easy’ evening, to include all of the dances taught during the 12-week course.'

📷 14 new members pictured with teachers Liz Bruynooghe and Trish Reid, Membership Officer Kim Kolodziejczyk and Chairperson Anne MacDonald.

Many thanks for the update and we hope that you continue to welcome new members. Keep sharing the good news stories with us at


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