10 August 2018

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The Norwich branch of the RSCDS was formed in 1956 as a result of exiled Scots and local people in the Norwich area wishing to further their experience and learning of what had been, up to then, the occasional Scottish Country dance evening, mainly to celebrate St Andrews’ night etc.

Over the years, locations for classes and dances, in and around Norwich, have been many and varied.  In 2006 we celebrated our Golden Jubilee, the main event of the year being our Jubilee Ball held at the Norwich Assembly House in May. We have now celebrated our 60th Anniversary Ball on 14 May 2016 at The Willow Centre, Cringleford, Norwich. Last year, 2017, we successfully held our May Ball at Princes Street United Reformed Church, Norwich NR3 1AZ. In 2018 we held our May Ball at Sprowston Community High School, Norwich NR7 8NE.

Currently, we have 45 members and new members are always welcome (singles or couples).  If any new Beginners are planning to join us please
would they contact our Secretary Sue Petty on 01603 741639 or secretary@rscds-norwich.org.uk to say when they are coming.
Our classes are
held on a weekly basis from September through to mid June. The weekly Monday classes are being held at the Dance & Drama Studio, Sewell Park College, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BX. Click here for a map. Terms are divided into Autumn (10 September 2018) and Spring terms of about 14 weeks each, and Summer classes for 3 weeks depending how Easter falls. See rscdsclass for full details.

The branch has five experienced RSCDS-qualified instructors to cater for a wide range of abilities, from beginners to experienced dancers.  In addition, we have a demonstration team available for displays and events in the region.

We hold several social dances throughout the dancing year as well as a day workshop in November, which we hold at Trinity United Reformed Church Hall, Unthank Road, Norwich NR2 2PA, see our Events page for more details.

We actively support our fellow RSCDS branches, groups affiliated to the RSCDS and informal groups in East Anglia:

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10 Reasons why Scottish Country Dancing is a great activity:
1. Excellent physical exercise 2. Marvellous mental exercise
3. Fab music 4. Very sociable 5. Roles for men and women
6. Heritage
7. Wonderful clothes for men, and women can dress up too
8. Regular events – always something to look forward to. 9. One of the fabbest ways to celebrate Christmas 10. Not an expensive hobby
Thanks to Mollie McCabe