6 October 2019


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Our first dance of the season will be the Charity Dance to be held on Saturday 26 October 2019 at our usual venue – Trinity United Reformed Church Hall. The Charity this year is Macmillan Cancer Support. Tickets available from June, see Events.

Monday classes resumed on 9 September 2019 at the Performing Arts Studio at Sewell Park College, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BX starting from 7–8.15pm for less experienced dancers and for teaching guidance. This is followed by a general class from 8.20-9.30pm with a pre-prepared programme. Everyone is welcome to come to either of the classes. If any new Beginners are planning to join us please would they contact Sue Petty on 01603 741639 to say when they are coming.
There is ample parking and please bring your own drinks.
Good to see you all on Mondays. We seem to be averaging 30 dancers every week and we are finding the Studio very much to our liking.

Everyone is always welcome and if you are a beginner, we look forward to meeting you and showing you why we all love Scottish Dancing! New beginners get the first class free.

We are continuing to use the Unthank Hall for our usual dances as we find it very suitable for our numbers and it seems more friendly. Tickets for any dance are available from June treasurer@rscds-norwich.org.uk or phone Gay on 01603 714084. Do buy your tickets early in future.

As rscds Norwich now has its own Facebook page we still need your Ďlikesí! Click on the logo to the right then click/tick the Likes and please make a comment if you wish. It is good to hear from you. You can click ‘About’ for more information. You must sign in/join Facebook first.
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We now have so keep them coming! Donít be afraid to make some comments! We now have 82 ‘likes’ so keep them coming! Don’t be afraid to make some comments! There are often several links to RSCDS Head Office branch and videos of the latest dances that we are learning on Mondays, then some of them are included in our dance programmes.

Past Events in 2018/19
The 2019 AGM was held on Monday 10 June at 7.30pm at Sewell Park College with dancing afterwards. This was the last session with classes recommencing on Monday 9 September. The main officers stayed the same with two members standing down and two new members.

Our Annual May Ball on Saturday 11 May at Sprowston Community Academy was a great success, with 50 dancers! We started at 6.30pm with a welcome drink then had some excellent dancing to Craigellachie. We had a good supper too. Our thanks to everyone who came along and for members of the Committee who helped make it all memorable.

Our Spring Dance held on Saturday 23 March 2019 from 69.30pm was very successful with about 40 dancers attending. Everyone had a good time dancing to good music and there was some tasty food too. We again welcomed members of other clubs in the area and it was great to have some of our new members joining us for the evening.

The Afternoon Tea Dance was again very successful with 50 dancers enjoying the afternoon of 2 February.
The Norwich members excelled themselves again with a good spread of homemade cakes, scones and savouries, which were happily eaten.
Thanks to everyone who attended, especially those who travelled quite a distance and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Our Christmas Dance on 15 December at Unthank Hall in Norwich was a great success with over 56 people attending. We started at 6pm and finished at 9.30pm so that it was not so late for going home. The raffle was for St Martins Trust for the homeless in Norwich. We were glad to see some new faces, especially Martin's (from Ipswich) two sons over from Australia as a surprise for his Birthday! There were good dances, tasty food and excellent company. See our Facebook page (click link below) for some photos.

Saturday 17 November saw a very successful RSCDS Norwich Day Workshop in Norwich, with 36 dancers attending over the day. Our Instructor was Eric Findley and our musician was Bob Shakespeare; we thank them for coming along.
We all found Eric's teaching excellent and Bob's playing very inspiring. We all learnt a great deal and hope to have improved our dancing technique and the knowledge to understand and execute better figures in the dance.
We were well fed and watered with a delicious lunch provided by the RSCDS Norwich Committee. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!


Contact Sue Petty for more information at
Click here for the Golden Jubilee Year 2006 Members’ Dances
Click here for photos of RSCDS Norwich dancers
Click here for photos of RSCDS Norwich dayschool in 2011
Click for photos of the teachers and dancers at the 2012 Day Workshop
Click here for the list of Suggested Dance Programmes during 2019 – 2020 by the Norwich Branch