Welcome to the RSCDS Somerset Branch


It is with great sadness we have to announce the passing of our Branch President Sheila Barnes.

Sheila was a great ambassador for Scottish Country Dancing, and together with her husband Harold started the Somerset Branch of the RSCDS.   Many of us in Somerset and beyond will always remember her for her dedication, teaching and support.      We send our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Sheila pictured at our 30th Anniversary Celebration with Graham Beckinsale who was Chairman at the time:



Photograph taken when the we celebrated Sheila’s Somerset Branch Award, presented by Andrew Kellett.   Many friends and family came along and a wonderful time was had by all.

                                        Squeeze in Everyone!



Update on Class Recommencement

CLASSES RESTART on Thursday 2nd September at Long Sutton Village Hall.    Please see our Class page for further information and contact our secretary if you have any questions.  

RSCDS Somerset Branch is a small group who are very enthusiastic about Scottish Country Dancing, and always welcome new members to come along and join us.    Our classes are all taught by qualified RSCDS Teachers and we offer classes for all abilities.      We hold weekly branch classes in term time at Long Sutton Village and there is also a class at Hatch Beauchamp on Wednesday evenings which is also taught by our teachers.   

You don’t need a partner, or special clothing, apart from wearing soft shoes for dancing, and of course there is the wonderful music to listen to and enjoy.    

We hold an annual day school, tea dance, workshops based on new publications from the RSCDS,  and encourage our class members to attend Scottish Dancing events around Somerset and beyond, including workshops, day schools, residential dancing holidays, RSCDS Summer and Winter Schools and much more.    There is also a Facebook page (Somerset Scottish Country Dancers) where you will find lots of posts from the Branch, and from many other branches and groups around the South West  

If you would like to find out more about our Branch, please contact us by emailing our Secretary Julia Roles:  rolesjulia@gmail.com

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