Experience the Joy of Scottish Dancing.

We are running two classes in Leeds this year suitable for beginners.

Monday afternoon is an existing low impact class. The class has been running for several years and is a good mix of beginners and dancers with some experience.

The Wednesday evening class has live music and is for dancers who prefer to attend outside ‘9 to 5’ working hours. It provides a structured introduction to Scottish Country Dancing including steps and formations to covers a range of dances which appears in many social situations. e.g. ceilidhs and weddings.

See below.
Dance every Thursday evening throughout the year

General / Beginners 7.00 to 9.30pm

(7.30 – 9.30pm in in July and August)
Teachers: Don Andrews, Irene Dracup, Alan Horsfall
West Park United Reformed Church
317 Spen Lane
LS16 5BD

This class teaches dances predominantly for Leeds events but also other groups’ socials. A familiarity with steps and the more common formations is desirable. Less familiar formations and new formations are taught at the start of the evening. The class continues throughout the year, and all dancers are welcome to join us during the holidays.



General/beginners, 1.45 - 3.45pm, from 5 August

Teachers: Christine Parker-Jones, Marion Walbank and helpers
West Park United Reformed Church
317 Spen Lane
LS16 5BD

A six-week taster course starts on 5th August on Monday afternoons 1.45 — 3.45 with no need to bring a partner. Experienced dancers will help you throughout. This is the perfect introduction to Scottish dancing. £5 per class or £20 for the six-week course. This taster course will lead into the normal Monday class starting 16th September.

This friendly social session offers low impact dancing for all. The class builds on the foundation taught in previous years or in the taster’ course and is also suitable for anyone refreshing existing skills, perhaps after taking a break from dancing. The half-time social break gives time to relax and chat.

The class offers a 'Tea and Biscuits' welcome to dancing friends currently unable to dance. due to health or injury, to watch the class, enjoy the music and chat (£1).

Advanced, 7:45 - 9:45pm from 2 September

Teacher: Catherine Livsey
Calverley Conservative Club
Victoria Street
LS28 5PT

This weekly class is for experienced dancers wanting to improve their dancing technique and knowledge of formations, and experience more complex and unusual dances. Awareness of the flow of dance and the art of dancing will be developed.

The class assumes advanced knowledge of steps and formations, aiming to make more complicated dances feel comfortable and fun. The watchwords are stretching the dancing and maximising the enjoyment of dancing.


Beginners, 7.30pm from 4 September

Teacher: Kathryn Slater
Live Music: Ian Slater
West Park United Reformed Church
317 Spen Lane
LS16 5BD

This sociable class is suitable for both absolute beginners and dancers wishing to increase their knowledge of formations, dances and footwork. Live music adds to the atmosphere of the class which aims to get people moving as much as possible, enjoying the fun of Scottish country dancing.

No need to bring a partner as we are a very friendly class, rotating partners after each dance and enjoying a chat during our midway drink break.

The class will run during school terms, with the option for new dancers to try dancing for a 10-week introductory course for the reduced rate of £30 for the full course.

For more information or to join our Scottish dance class contact us at or call us at 07851419656.


General/beginners, 2:00 - 4:00pm from 12 September

(2.30 - 4.30pm on 3rd Thursday of month)
Teacher: Don Andrews
St Margaret's Church Hall
Queen's Rd
LS29 9QL

Everyone is invited to our General Class in Ilkley which focuses on expanding the repertoire of dances whilst reinforcing good knowledge of formations and technique.