Classes


Our regular weekly classes, for adults of all abilities, are held on Wednesday evenings, from 7.00 - 9.30 pm, from September to April, usually in The Booth Memorial Hall, Catterick Village, DL10 7LD (please check the calendar for any changes in venue or any weeks when the usual class is not taking place). The Hall is located on the corner of Swale Lane and the High Street. (View on map.) During the A1 upgrade roadworks, access to the village is rather fluid.  See the map  for further information. 

As all are welcome, the class is divided into two parts: the first part, from 7.00 - 8.15 pm, is suitable for all abilities, then after a short break, the second part, from 8.30 - 9.30 pm, is for more experienced dancers.  

Beginners are welcome, with a special offer of one free class followed by five classes for £10.00!  A partner is not needed, but flat, soft shoes are recommended (regular Scottish dancers wear special shoes, as you may have spotted in the photos!).  




We have two experienced and friendly teachers - Joy Bradshaw and Louise Macdougall - and if they are ever unavailable, we 
are grateful to be able to call on our honorary president Fiona Turnbull, who has 
now retired from teaching regular classes, but kindly still stands in when needed.  All three ladies are RSCDS qualified, and excellent at both putting newcomers at ease as they learn the basics, and putting more experienced dancers through their paces with a bit more of a challenge!  









Classes are also held in June and July to learn the dances for the White Rose Festival in Leeds in July.  These 
classes are aimed at the dancers who will be taking part in the festival, but others are most welcome to attend.  The demonstration dances are often 'interesting', and the accent is very much on getting the little things right that make the dance look and feel good.  
We're very grateful to Louise, who prepares us so well for the festival each year.
  


Photos:
Top left - making up a set at class in 2016
Bottom left - Joy teaching the class how to dance an interlocking allemande.
Right - T
he team, under Louise's supervision, practising the One o'Clock Canon for the White Rose Festival 2014.