country dancing is fun and wonderful exercise for both body
and mind. We welcome dancers of all ages and levels of
experience and our dance programmes include simple dances for
beginners as well as those for the more experienced. We
have a team of MCs
who are happy to call or walk through our dances so that everyone can
You might like to come to the short practice session
held at 7.15 on non band nights. This will also give you
a chance to meet the MCs and others before the dancing starts
at 7.30. The list of the dances for each week, together
with the instructions (cribs) for each dance can be found on
the Diary page.
The remaining band
night for the 2017-18 season is the end
of season dance with the Craigievar
band on Monday 21 May 2018.
Every year the various Scottish dance groups which
meet in St Columba's church hall run a joint dance. This
year, the Combined Societies' Dance is
being organised by St Columba's Dancers on Saturday
24 March. The programme and crib can be found on the Diary page.
St. Columba's Lower Hall is a lovely place to
dance. Directions to the hall are given here. You don't need to come
with a partner or to wear a kilt, but should wear either pumps
or soft, flat shoes (not trainers). If you are coming
for the first time, please make yourself known to us, or
better still get in touch with Valerie beforehand.
There is no charge to attend the evenings (except for Band Nights) and dancers are asked to contribute £1.50 for tea and biscuits in the interval.
Links to the Church web-site and to other Scottish
Country Dance groups which meet at St. Columba's are on the Links page.
Further details from Valerie Strachan on 020 8693 5335 or email@example.com.
St. Columba's Dancers was formed in 1941 to provide a
social outlet for young Scots living in London. In those
days, it met on a Saturday afternoon and included singing and
table-tennis. Over the years it evolved into what
it is today: an informal sociable gathering, now of many