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Summer Charity Dance  August 2022 Photo by T&I Stokes

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 Scottish Country Dancing makes us Happy
About Us



Who We Are
 

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Photos from our Summer Charity Dance  

19th August 2023  at the Davis Hall, West Camel

St Michael’s Scottish Country Dancing Club began in September 1982 in St Michael’s Hall in Yeovil (hence the name) and the first committee meeting was held in October.  Joy and Peter Newman were leading founder members; Harold and Sheila Barnes were the first RSCDS trained teachers

Now we are a group of dancers in the Yeovil, South Somerset and Dorset area, who meet weekly (since 1982) and enjoy Scottish Country Dancing.

Research has shown that dancing has numerous benefits, especially for adults. Learning a dance means being able to perform a series of complex motor sequences to music- which tests memory, spatial awareness, balance, co-ordination, attention and emotional expression. In one study, dancing three times a week was associated with a lower risk of dementia. Other studies have shown improved memory recall in adults dancing  twice a week for six months.

Basically it also brings Joy to all of us  when the music and  steps are timed right,  and everyone joins in and enjoys being together.

 Maggie Westley, our Chairman, spoke about our club on BBC Radio Somerset: Listen Here

We welcome new beginners, when you can come along and give it a try and your first two visits are FREE. You don't need a partner, Scottish dancing is very sociable. Just wear soft shoes, please. We also welcome local dancers from other clubs and  those on holiday in  the area.

"Scottish Country dancing makes us Happy" is so true 

Last Thursday, John Tyson celebrated  his 40th Birthday with us and we danced "Happy Returns" and we all enjoyed a slice of  delicious birthday cake in the interval: Below: Photo by Gary Duffield : 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photos from previous dances by T & I Stokes...

Platinum Jubilee Dance 2022

Burns Night 2018.

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Christmas party Dance 2018

Weekly Meetings

Weekly  Meetings

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Our next weekly meeting will now  be  on:

             Thursday September 5th  at 7.30pm to begin our new 2024-2025 Season.

It's always a fun evening- so come and give it a try- a warm welcome is assured. First two visits are Free, £2.00 per session, £1.50 for members

Also A New Beginners Class for four Thursdays in September 2024: from 7pm -7.30pm and we hope that you will stay on and enjoy our full session until 9.30, when our members will join in to help and encourage you.

                 Contact elspeth_a_wright@hotmail.com   for details

We dance in the Davis Hall, West Camel, Somerset BA22 7QX, which has a lovely sprung floor, perfect for dancing and

a large carpark

See below for details of our two summer specials: the JamJar Dance ​and the Summer Charity dance

                                                                

Howell Hill Closures 2022-25

At present there is no access to the village from the A303 via Howell Hill  For more  up to date information, please click the Logo

            

"Highland Rambler" danced at our Summer Charity dance : To play, please click the circle...

Thanks to Gary Duffield for video

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     Social Dances

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Summer Charity Dance 2022 Photos by T& I Stokes

Summer Charity Dance  August 2022 Photo by T&I Stokes

Summer Charity Dance 2022 Photos by T& I Stokes

Summer Charity Dance  August 2022 

Photo by T&I Stokes

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     Platinum Jubilee Dance 2022 

Social Dances

Spring Dance 2022 

Social Dances
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ISpring Dance 2022 

The committee help to run the club:

Chairman: Maggie Westley 01935 427341

Hon.  Treasurer: Gary  Duffield

Hon. Secretary: Elspeth Wright 07972 125617

Cressida Goslin

Caroline Hill

Pam Winter-Godwin

Contact: Secretary

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Our next Social  dances: 

                          Afternoon Tea Dance (the "Jam-Jar" Dance) :             Sunday 14th July 2024

 

 

            Summer Charity Dance:        Saturday August 17th 2024          

Please click logo for details and crib

 

Christmas Party Dance                    Thursday 19th December 2024

Day School & Evening Dance                                  Sunday 9th February 2025

Details to follow...                      

Summer Charity Dance  August 2022 Photo by T&I Stokes

Nottingham Lace Summer Charity Dance 

Contact Us

Contact Us

Useful Links :

Click the underlined name to go to the website:


RSCDS  Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society : St Michael's SCD Club is a group affiliated to the RSCDS 


Local RSCDS Branches:

Exeter RSCDS

Bristol RSCDS 

Bath RSCDS

Local Clubs

Ashill Scottish Country Dancers

Bridport Scottish Dancers

Chard Scottish Country Dancers

Taunton Caledonian Society

Weymouth Scottish Country Dancers 

Other Links

Carswellian: Programme of Scottish Country Dancing in the South West

Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

MiniCrib

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Chris and Julie Dewhurst April 15th 2023

Useful Links
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