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Updated 13/4/24 by GH


2024-25 Season starts Thursday, 12th September, 2024.
Branch members only start Thursday, 5th Sept, with the AGM.
Thursdays 7.30 to 9.30pm in the Guide Hut, off Victoria Park, Lockerbie. £5.00 per session. Dancing to CDs. Teacher : Gillian Hardstone (email : hardstone59 @ )

Looking ahead to the 2024-25 season, please let us know in good time if you are interested in 'dancing Scottish', and we will add you to our list for a possible additional Newbies and Returners class. If there are only small numbers of new starters/returners, we will welcome and integrate you into the general class from 12th September, 2024.

2023-24 Season
GENERAL CLASS (current level is Intermediate/Advanced, with a number of newbies - see below) : weekly from September 2023 to the end of May 2024. Thursdays 7.30 to 9.30pm in the Guide Hut, off Victoria Park, Lockerbie. £4.00 per session. Dancing to CDs.
Teacher : Gillian Hardstone (email : hardstone59 @ )

All classes start at 7.30pm prompt. Please arrive beforehand in good time to change into your dancing shoes. Hand sanitiser is provided.

2023-24 season : General Classes restarted on Thursday 5th October, 2023.
The 2023-24 season's Branch class now has a full complement of newbies and returners, who are learning SCD within the general class.

Autumn Term finished on Thursday 21st December 2023.
Our class 'Xmas party dance' was held on the previous Thursday, 14th December 2023, for Branch members, regular visiting dancers, and invited guests only. Not that we wouldn't love to see you all there, but dance space in our wee hall is limited.

2024 Spring Term classes run until Thursday 30th May, 2024, which will also be an end-of-year party dance for Branch members, regular visitors, and invited guests.

In June and July 2024, classes will be held weekly on Thursdays (usual time and place), to prepare members and invited visitors for the August series of Moffat Summer Dances, which will take place in Moffat Town Hall on Thursday evenings : 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th August (NB, no dance on 15th), dancing to the music of Willie McRobert and his Scottish Dance Band.


Autumn 2024 Nice and Easy Dance (southern edition) : Newbiggin Village Hall, near Stainton, Penrith CA11 0HT. Organised by RSCDS Carlisle and Border and RSCDS Lockerbie Branches, Cockermouth and Penrith SCD Clubs. Band : Robert Whitehead and the Danelaw. Bring and share buffet supper. Raffle. Tickets : £8, available at the above groups’ classes
Contact: Jane Atkins (RSCDS Carlisle and Border)

Our Spring 2025 Nice and Easy Dance will be held at Longtown Community Centre, 7.30pm, Saturday, 1st March 2025. Band : Stuart Anderson and his SD Band. Bring and Share Buffet Supper. Raffle. Tickets £TBA.
This is one of our long-standing joint ventures with RSCDS Carlisle and Borders, Cockermouth CDC and Penrith CDC.

We started these twice-yearly Nice and Easy Dances in 2012, in order to introduce all our beginners and newer dancers to the social dancing side of SCD, with the opportunity to meet dancers from other SCD groups and to become part of the wider SCD community. Our dances provide a relaxed and enjoyable evening, with great live bands, a straightforward programme, and a fantastic bring and share buffet supper.

Live music, dancing, a friendly atmosphere, and food : what more could you want ?

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