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Happiness is Scottish Country Dancing
 

About Us

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Spring Dance 2022 Photo by T& I Stokes

Spring Dance 2022 Photo by T&I Stokes

We are a group of dancers in the Yeovil, South Somerset and Dorset area, who meet weekly and enjoy Scottish Country Dancing.

Dancing is an excellent exercise, and moreover, it cheers you up- the dances are varied, and learning them exercises the brain as well as the body- the recent lockdowns have proved to all of us the value of exercising and of meeting and interacting with people who share the sheer joy of dancing.

We welcome new beginners, current dancers and any visitors to the area.

"Happiness is Scottish Country dancing"  is so true 

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We dance at the Davis Hall, West Camel, BA22 7QX on Thursday evenings 7.30 - 9.30pm.

 It has a large car park and a beautiful sprung floor perfect for dancing...

 We meet every Thursday from 7.30-9.30pm from September to June,      with the exception of two weeks for Christmas.

We also have two or three Social dances at Christmas, Spring and Summer

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Spring Dance 2022 Photo by T&I Stokes

Membership: £5 per annum: payable in September

Weekly fee £1.50 members ; £2 for visitors...and this includes a drink & biscuits. Your first visit is free

Last Spring we danced to the music of Chris and Julie Dewhurst (below) and had a wonderful time.

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 Spring dance with Chris and Julie Dewhurst. April 2022 Photo by T& I Stokes

 
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Weekly  Meetings

Spring Dance 2022 Photo by T& I Stokes

Howell Hill Closures 2022

At present there is no access to the village from the A303 via Howell Hill. Currently you can come into the village via the other A303 exit. Subject to further road closures the options will  be:
If travelling West on the A303(from London). Take the next left after the usual exit for West Camel. Follow this road through the village then turn left by the pub.   Alternatively,  Come off at Queen Camel roundabout and drive through Queen Camel before turning right at the mini roundabout. 
If travelling East ( from Devon direction). Turn right off the A303 at the crossroads exit. This is before the Howell Hill exit. This is first right after the cafe and there is a crossroads sign.  Alternatively come off at Podimore Roundabout and head through Podimore and Bridghampton villages. This does not affect anyone arriving from the A359 (Yeovil to Queen Camel Road)

 

Omicron Virus Update

The club advice is to take a lateral flow test only if you have symptoms.We will continue to keep the  doors and windows open to allow plenty of ventilation - so please be prepared. Hand sanitising will also be available to keep us all safe

                         Our  next meeting will be on Thursday May 26th 2022 at 7.30pm    

                                       

Click icon for details of dances:

 

 

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Spring Dance 2022 Photo by T& I Stokes

Spring Dance 2022 Photo by T& I Stokes

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Social Dances

Spring Dance 2022 

 
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                        Spring Dance 2022 

ISpring Dance 2022 

The committee help to run the club:

Chairman: Caroline Fisher 

Hon Treasurer: Caroline Hill

Hon. Secretary: Margaret Manfield Tel: 01935 824377

Cressida Goslin

Linda Jackson

Elspeth Wright

Pam Winter-Godwin

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Photo by T&I Stokes

Our next Social Dance will be the Summer Charity Dance on Saturday August 20th 2022:  

More details later. Please see news about the Howell Hill Closures above.

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Spring Dance 2022 Photo by T& I Stokes

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 an affiliated member of the RSCDS 


Local RSCDS Branches:
Somerset RSCDS
Exeter RSCDS

Bristol RSCDS 

Bath RSCDS

Local Clubs

Bridport Scottish Dancers

Chard Scottish Country Dancers

Taunton Caledonian Society

Weymouth Scottish Country Dancing

Other Links

Carswellian: Programme of Scottish Country Dancing in the South West

Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

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