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Scottish Dancing in the South West is very active with over 40 clubs & 7 R.S.C.D.S branches. Classes are run by experienced teachers with regular dances organised by the clubs & the branches. Many of the dances have live Scottish Country Dance bands and are enjoyed by people from all over the region.


The Carswellian aims to provide up to date information on the local scene together with dance information and articles of interest to dancers.

Dance Calendar

2019
Sept21Chard Scottish Dance ClubSocial Dance. Chardstock Village Hall
21Minstead SCD'sSocial Dance at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
28Birmingham RSCDSWelcome Dance. Selly Oak Methodist Church B29 6HT
Oct4/6Marhamchurch Scot. Dancers24th. Residential Weekend at Bude with Sandy Nixon
11-13Weymouth S.C. DancersHalsway Manor weekend. Duncan Brown, and Lindsey and Tom.
12Bristol RSCDSNew Season Dance. Susan Macfadyen at St. Monica's, BS9 3UN
12Trinity SCD's (Plymouth)Autumn Dance in aid of Trinity URC Big Build Fund
12Cornwall RSCDSAGM and FREE Dance. Lanivet Community Hall, PL30 5HG
19 Exeter RSCDS Autumn Dance at the Victory Hall, Broadclyst, EX5 3DX
25/27 Westbury Scot. Club (Bristol) Residential Weekend at Torquay. George Meikle, Gil Jennings
25/27South Wales RSCDSResidential Dance Weekend, Llandovery. Janet Johnston
26Liskeard SCD ClubNice and Easy Dance. Dobwalls memorial Hall
Nov2Bath RSCDSAutumn Dance. Saltford Comm.Hall BS31 3BY  Strathallan
2Taunton Caledonian SocietySocial Dance with Ian Muir from Prestwick. Barrington Village Hall
2Charity Dance in aid of Dame Hannah Rogers School. S. Brent Village Hall
9Bristol RSCDSDancers Day School and Dance with Alice Stainer
9Bristol RSCDSMusicians Day School with Chris Dewhurst
16Charminster SCD ClubCharity Dance.. Broadmayne Village Hall
24Winchester RSCDSSt. Andrew's Tea Dance. St. Peter's School, SO22 4JB
30Gloucester Scottish SocietySt. Andrew's Dance. Ribston Hall, Glos. Chris Dewhurst
30New Forest SCD'sSt. Andrew's Dance. Craigellachie. Lyndhurst SO43 7NY
30Saltash SCD ClubSt. Andrew's Dance. Celtic Capers. Burraton, Saltash PL12 4JB
30Birmingham RSCDSSt Andrew's Ceilidh. St.Peter's Church, B17 0BB. John Dudley
30St. Michael's SCD ClubSt. Andrew's Dance. Davis Hall, West Camel BA22 7QX
Dec1Woolavington SCD'sAfternoon Christmas Social. 2-4pm. Village Hall TA7 8DY
7Minstead SCD'sSocial Dance at Minstead Village Hall SO43 7FX
14 Exeter RSCDS Christmas Glitter Dance. Victory Hall, Broadclyst, EX5 3DX
14Bournemouth RSCDSChristmas Supper Dance. Corfe Mullen Village Hall. Strathallan
19 St. Michael's SCD Club Christmas Party Dance. Davis Hall, West Camel
31 Westbury Scot. Club (Bristol) Hogmanay Dance with Ian Slater at St. Peter's BS9 4LD
2020
Jan2Isca Scottish DancersSocial Dance at Sidholme, Sidmouth
4Birmingham RSCDSNew Year Social. Selly Oak Meth. Church B29 6HT Chris Dewhurst
11Ashill Scottish Dancers1st. Birthday Nice and Easy Dance. Horton  Village Hall, TA19 9QR
18Tavistock SCD'sNew Year's Dance. Tavistock Town Hall.
25Birmingham RSCDSBurns Social & Supper. B47 5JW John Dudley & Piper
Feb1Bristol RSCDSNewcomers Dance. St. Monica's, BS9 3UN  Phill Jones Trio
14/16Isle of WightWeekend School. Fred DeMarse, Diane Rooney, Craigellachie
15Chard SCD ClubSocial Dance.
16St. Austell S.C.D. GroupTea Dance. Cuddra Hall, St. Austell
March7Somerset RSCDSDay School for Dancers & Musicians. Kenton Mandeville V.H.
14Exeter RSCDSSpring Dance. Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX
21Weymouth S. C. DancersHighland Ball with Craigellachie at Herrison Hall
21Birmingham RSCDSSpring Dance. Selly Oak Methodist Church B29 6HT. Strathallan
27/29Cornwall RSCDSResidential Weekend, Newquay.
28Bath RSCDSDay School & Afternoon Tea Dance. Westonbirt School. GL8 8QG
28Shaftesbury & N.CheritonSpring Dance.The Grove Building, Church Street, Mere BA12 6DS
April3/5Guernsey Scottish DancersScottish Dance Weekend. with Craigellachie
18St. Michael's SCD ClubSpring Dance. Davis Hall, W. Camel BA22 7QX
18Birmingham RSCDSAnnual Workshops & Nice 'n Easy social. The Hub B14 7NH Phil Jones
25Westbury Scot. Club (Bristol)Spring Dance with Ian Muir (P'wick). St.Peter's Church Hall, BS9 4LD
25Chard SCD ClubSocial Dance
26Bodmin S.C. DancersAfternoon Cream Tea Dance. Fraddon Village Hall.
May9Gloucester Scottish SocietyAnnual Dance. Ian Slater. Ribston Hall High School, Gloucester
9Exeter RSCDSEnd of Season Dance. Frank Thompson. Victory Hall, Broadclyst
9Bath RSCDSSocial Dance. The Hub, BA2 5BU. The Carpenters
10New Forest SCD'sSpring Tea Dance. Frank Thomson. Lyndhurst Community Centre
16Charminster SCD ClubCharity Dance with Skara Brae. Broadmayne Village Hall.
16Bristol RSCDSSummer Dance. St.Monica's, BS9 3UN Chris Dewhurst
16Cornwall RSCDSHaggis Thrash. Sandy Nixon and his Band. Eliot House Hotel, Liskeard
June6Exeter RSCDSTea Dance. Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX
7Birmingham RSCDSAfternoon Summer Social & Tea Party. B30 1HH. George Meikle.
13Chard SCD ClubSocial Dance
13Cheltenham Scottish SocietySummer Dance. Ian Robertson Duo
27Taunton Caledonian SocietyCharity Dance. Barrington Village Hall. Frank Thomson
July25Bridport Scottish DancersSilver Anniversary Ball
Aug1Chard SCD ClubSocial Dance
15St. Michael's SCD ClubCharity Dance. Davis Hall, W. Camel BA22 7QX
Sept19Chard SCD ClubSocial Dance
26Birmingham RSCDSWelcome Dance.Selly Oak Methodist Church B29 6HT
Oct2/4Marhamchurch Scot. Dancers25th. Residential Weekend at Bude with Sandy Nixon
10Bristol RSCDSNew Season Dance. St.Monica's, BS9 3UN  Craigellachie
17Exeter RSCDSAutumn Dance. Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX
23/25Westbury Scot. Club (Bristol)Residential Weekend. Devon. William Williamson. The Dewhursts
Nov7Bath RSCDSSocial Dance. Marshfield Community Hall. SN14 8NZ Strathallan
7Taunton Caledonian SocietyNovember Dance. Barrington Village Hall. Chris & Julie Dewhurst
14Bristol RSCDSDay School. St. Peter's. Paul Plummer, Ewan Galloway
21Birmingham RSCDSMusicians workshop with Chris Dewhurst. St. Peter's Church, B17 0BB
21Birmingham RSCDSSt. Andrew's Dance. with Chris Dewhurst. St. Peter's Church, B17 0BB
Nov28Gloucester Scottish SocietySt.Andrew's Dance. Chris Dewhurst. Ribston Hall High Sch'l, Glos
Dec12Exeter RSCDSChristmas 'Glitter' Dance. Victory Hall, Broadclyst EX5 3DX
17St. Michael's SCD ClubChristmas Party. Davis Hall, W. Camel BA22 7QX
31Westbury Scot. Club (Bristol)Hogmanay. Ian Slater.

The above calendar of events is compiled with the co-operation of Hon. Secs./ Conveners who are invited to telephone the Editor to obtain up to date information before booking dates that may clash. Help your society by helping the Editor to keep this calendar of events up to date at all times.