The Aldrington Scottish Country Dancing Group was established in 1966 by the local church curate as a ladies class but soon afterwards became a mixed group. Our teacher, John, joined the group in 1970. John is a fully qualified Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) teacher, as are some others.
John has taught all age groups and his demonstration team enjoyed considerable success in competitions over a number of years. John has moved on from those days now and gains a great deal of pleasure simply from helping people to enjoy dancing easy and more interesting dances to the best of their ability. Dancers from as far away as New Zealand and Japan have joined us for the time they are in the area and a number of our members have gone to Australia and Malaysia and carried on dancing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear?
You can wear anything you feel comfortable in. The only thing we advise is to wear light footwear because it makes it easier to get around.
Do I need a partner?
No you can come with friends a partner or just on your own you will soon make friends.
Although the Group prefers not to have a formal demonstration team, we are happy to go along to functions with the aim of showing the attendees dances and getting them onto the floor to have a go themselves. We have been involved with Church groups, wine tasters, the deaf and hard of hearing associations and many local events. A number of people planning Burns Night, St Andrews Night and Hogmanay call on us to help their evening go with a swing. We are also happy to welcome along couples and their friends who are planning to have a ceilidh as part of their wedding celebrations and would like to practice before the big day, even going along on occasion to ensure the guests could all join in!