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Updated 11th December 2021


Dancing has been back in full swing in many areas of Cornwall since September and we are hoping that the present uncertainty about the Omicron variant of Covid does not stop us dancing again in the New Year.

The Saltash Scottish Country dancers held a very successful evening of dance on Saturday 27th November to celebrate St Andrew’s Night. Dancers came from throughout Cornwall and over the border in Devon to dance to the live music of Celtic Capers at Burraton Community Centre.

The 6 week beginner’s course held on Friday evenings at Carnon Downs Methodist Church Hall TR3 6HY has been a great success and will now continue in the New Year.  This class will concentrate on learning the steps and basic formations to give the dancer confidence to enjoy their dancing. No partner necessary.  Please wear soft, flat shoes, comfortable clothing, and bring a drink.

First session back will be Friday 7th January from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Contact Teacher Polly Barton 01872 864779 for more information.


St Austell dancers are hoping to resume dancing in February 2022.

They have decided to change venue and class time to Tuesday afternoons.

New details are as follows:

St Austell  Scottish Country Dancers – Trethurgy Village Hall, Trethurgy, St Austell PL26 8YE. Tuesdays 2 – 4pm. Val Dawson 01208 77598.


Bodmin dancers are also planning to resume dancing on first Wednesday in February.


Sadly the Crackington Haven group have decided not to start again for the foreseeable future however there are classes running regularly in Bude, Carnon Downs,  Fraddon, Liskeard, Saltash and St German’s.  All would be delighted to welcome new members.


Dates for the Diary

RSCDS Cornwall Branch Scottish Country Dancing events for 2022


Come and Join us for our 16th Residential Scottish Country Dance Weekend Friday March 18th to Sunday March 20th, 2022

at the Best Western ,Hotel Bristol, Narrowcliff , Newquay TR7 2PQ

Teacher Nicola Scott and Musicians Chris and Julie Dewhurst.

Bookings for this popular weekend of dance now open.


Information on all the events below can be found on the News page


Saturday 14th May 2022 – Nice n’ Easy Afternoon Dance at Liskeard Public Rooms PL14 6BW.  Dancing to the sounds of Sandy Nixon and his Band.

Come and enjoy a relaxed afternoon of dancing to great music. All dances will be recapped.   Dance and light refreshments included.


Saturday 14th May 2022 –  RSCDS Cornwall Branch 30th Anniversary Ball at Liskeard Public Rooms PL14 6BW, dancing to Sandy Nixon and his Band.

Help us celebrate 30+ years of the Branch in Cornwall. Supper included in the price of the tickets. All dances will be recapped/


Saturday 17th September 2022 – Musicians workshop at Fraddon Village Hall TR9 6NT.  Guest musician –Ian Robertson – Scottish and English Folk dance musician

Morning and afternoon workshops with afternoon tea and cakes £20.00.  A music pack will be sent out to all participants 3 months before.  Musicians need to be competent players to get maximum benefit from this day of music. In the evening there will be an opportunity to play for a celidih.

More details and application form contact Ros McLaughlin rosmac47@yahoo.co.uk , 07999543078


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