Welcome to Chiswick Scottish!

Affiliated to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

If you have never tried Scottish dancing, why not come along to Chiswick Scottish Country Dance Club and have a go?

We welcome all standards of dancers, from absolute beginners to the more experienced. Scottish dancing is good exercise both for the mind and for the body, it’s sociable and most of all it’s fun!  And you don't have to wear a kilt!  You don’t need a partner and many of our members come along on their own.  After every dance we change partners so you’ll soon get to know us all.

If you would like to book your free ‘taster’ session, please please click here to contact the Secretary.

 It was a great evening's dancing at our termly Club Night on Sunday 22nd October, MC-ed enthusiastically and professionally by Gaynor Curtis.  The excellent music was provided by Calum Mitchell - his first appearance at Chiswick - and he brought a wonderful energy to the evening's entertainment,

Here's a response from one of our members:

What a brilliant evening!  Thank you and the team for organising it all for us.  I enjoyed every minute especially when the dances were a done second time. Gaynor Curtis  was a brilliant MC.  What a memory she must have.  ..... Thank you!

Dance on!

Our September Newsletter has now been published.  You can downbload a copy here:

You will, we hope, have noticed our new-look website which has been developed with input from the Club Committee.  We hope that you will find it more pleasing to use. 

There are some of the familiar functions as before:

  • Diary Dates on the right-hand side of the Home page if you just want quick information about a particular day’s dancing. 
    If you click on the title of an event in the diary dates, you will see more details about the event, and links to ‘My Strathspey’ dance lists as well as flyers, cribs and diagrams to print out.
  • A Contacts page for communicating with the Club officers,
  • A page with general information about our classes and events,
  • The Links page to our Chiswick Dancers’ Channel and other Scottish dancing organisations.
  • We also have some pages to explain to newcomers what to expect and how to join us, as well as a new Club Calendar page which will be populated bit by bit.  Our Home page now features updates on Club news and events and also shows our latest tweets to keep you up to date with things Chiswick Scottish.

There is more to come in the future, but one particularly welcome facility is that the new site works better when displayed on a smartphone or tablet.

We hope you like it!

On Sunday 25th June, Midsummer Magic - our annual open-air picnic dance on the lawn at Chiswick House - closed our Scottish dancing term with a sparkle.

The lively music of the Craigievar Dance Band lured us all out onto the lawn to dance, while Rachel Wilton and Ken Martlew kept us all in order with their helpful MC-ing.

The weather was sunny and warm, the company was excellent and we had yet another wonderfully enjoyable evening of Scottish dancing with members, friends and visitors from other clubs.