RSCDS Sheffield


No class on 2 September 2019 !

Silverdale school is not open until later in the week and so there will be no RSCDS classes on that date. The first class will be on 9 September instead.

But we look forward to seeing you at our first social of the new season at St. John's on 7 September (Details)!

President's Dance 29 June 2019

Dancers at our President's dance enjoying themselves

What a day!! Instead of the rain and coolness of the previous few days, Saturday turned out to be a scorcher (The hottest day of the year so far). It was the day of the President's Dance, an annual event on the RSCDS Sheffield calendar, so perfect weather for a wonderful evening.
The music was provided, as usual, by the inimitable Ian Slater, who got us all jigging and reeling. The programme saw us at EH3 7AF (RSCDS HQ), the Swiss Lassie and Wicked Willy turned up, there was a bit of Joie De Vivre, a visit by Major Ian Stewart and the Countess of Dunmore, and ending with the Irish Rover.
The interval supper was the usual "bring and share" with a wonderful array of dishes, ranging from quiches and salads to trifles and cakes.
The event was very well attended and enjoyed by all and thanks was given to those members who had organised the whole evening.
The highlight of the evening was the attendance of the President, Mrs. Dulcie Bond.
The programme was devised by The President with the assistance of the Vice President.

Have a look at the gallery for photos!

Dayschool 2019

This year's dayschool will take place on Saturday 26th October 2019. We have a new venue, the Village Hall at Coal Aston, Eckington Rd, S18 3AX. Our teacher this year is Deb Lees, and the musician is Gillian Stewart. Please see our application form for more information.
[Application form]

26 March 2019

The evening classes on Monday 1st and 8th April will NOT take place at Silverdale, but at the Village Hall in Coal Aston (8-10pm on 1st April, 7.45-10pm on 8th April). Postcode: S18 3AX, for directions please visit

5 July 2018

Joyce and Hugh cutting the farewell cake

Saturday 30th June 2018 was the night of our annual President's Dance and also the night we said farewell to our teacher Mrs Joyce Porteous and her husband, Hugh, who are moving to Dundee. We had live music from Ian Slater and a wonderful buffet supper provided by the members. At the interval a presentation was made to Joyce and Hugh of a selection of gifts including a lifetime membership to the Sheffield RSCDS Branch.

The programme of dances commenced at the home of Scottish Country Dancing, EH3 7AF, then on to Sheffield Castle, with a trip to Nottingham Lace, even a visit to Switzerland (Swiss Lassie) before finishing up at the City of Belfast.

An enjoyable evening was had by all, even if the weather was not conducive to dancing, sunny and hot, but who cared!!!

Look at some pictures...

Kilt to give away

MacMillan Old Modern tartan

MacMillan Old Modern
should fit a man with a waist measurement of 32 - 34 inches (81 - 86 cm) and the length is 24 inches (61 cm) - click for larger image
If interested please send an email to the webmaster.

ASCDS festival info 2018

Sat 12 May
Retford Oaks Academy, Babworth Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7NJ
Arrive at 1.30 pm
Sports hall available from 2 pm (demo slots 2.10pm for RSCDS, 2.20pm for Callies)
Assembly for the 'procession': 2.45 pm

ASCDS festival practices 2018

7.45 - 10.00pm, Holy Trinity Church Hall, Grove Road, S7 2GY
Fri 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May; also Fri 11 May (for the demo only)

30 January 2018

Marion showing her Branch Award

At the Annual Ball of the Sheffield Branch on Saturday 2nd December 2017, a Branch Award was made to Marion Pearson for her contribution over the years to the Sheffield Branch. She has always been a very enthusiastic member and continues to show great initiative for furthering its success. In particular the Branch wished to show their appreciation for the work she has carried out in revising and promoting the Sheffield Day School which is held each year in October at Hope Valley College, Hope, Derbyshire, and brings dancers from far and wide, also excellent teachers and musicians. In the evening there is a social dance which again Marion organises. In addition, she also hosts the teacher and musician for the weekend. It is a task which some members would find daunting but not Marion. She has tackled it with much enthusiasm and all her hard work has paid off. We hope that she will continue for many years to come.

19 July 2016

photo of Paul Bond receiving the Branch Award in 2004 Obituary for Paul Bond,
October 1928 – March 2016

5 January 2016

Listen to some of our new CD tracks on iPlayer! (Robbie Shepherd recorded a Take the Floor session from Neil Barron and his band:
More information about the book and CD can be found on our Publications page.

6 July 2015

front cover of the third sheaf book of dances to celebrate out 60th anniversary

The Third Sheaf Collection of Scottish Country Dances is out!

Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Sheffield Branch of the RSCDS with our latest book and CD. Music played by Neil Barron and his Scottish Dance Band. More details...

To get your copy please download and print this order form.

26 May 2015
We are now on Youtube! Watch us dance... (opens a new browser window)

11 May 2015
We have decided to try out adding the dances we do on Monday nights to the website so that class members (and anybody else) can look them up and revise them. Please follow the link below to see a list of each week's dances from the intermediate group.
Recent Monday night dances...