Join us for an evening of traditional dancing
Ask any Scottish dancers and they will tell you Scottish Country Dancing is great fun, it's very sociable, the music is great and it is good exercise for both mind and body.
Those currently attending the class are mainly intermediate level and experienced dancers. However, beginners are always made welcome and, as the dancing is typically done in ‘sets’ of 6 to 10 dancers, you don't need to come with a partner.
You’ll soon learn that there is a huge variety of dances in the repertoire: slow and fast, simple and more complex. Every year there are new dances to learn, because Scottish Country Dancing is a living tradition with new dances being composed all over the world. And all this is danced to toe-tapping Scottish music of enormous variety.
The Debenham class is entirely informal and to start with you only need some soft, lightweight shoes. Many dancers also attend more formal dances, held typically on Saturday evenings at various venues throughout the region. Among the regular dancers at these, you will find that men usually choose to wear a kilt, as it is both stylish and more comfortable for a whole evening's dancing.
A typical evening starts with a few minutes of stretching/warm-up exercises followed by a series of dances chosen for the evening. Each is first walked through to teach or remind us of the pattern of the dance and then danced to the music. Typically there would be a few simpler dances matched to the ability of the least experienced dancers, together with one or two more challenging dances and a smattering of old favourites.
If you’re interested in finding out more about the Debenham class, please contact John by phone or email
If you’d like to find out more about Scottish Country Dancing in general or about dancing activities in the region, lots of information is available at https://ipswichscottishdance.org/what_is
WHO ARE THE CLASSES FOR?
We welcome members of all ages and abilities
WHEN ARE THE SESSIONS?
Every Tuesday between 8pm and 10pm from September to May
HOW MUCH ARE THE SESSIONS?
You can pay as you go, pay online, or save even more by joining our gold membership, which gives you access to this class as part of the membership (please note that you still need to book your place online)