What is Scottish Country dancing? 

 You don't have to be a Scot to find your foot tapping to the irresistible rhythms of our stirring reels, jigs and traditional strathspeys.  Scottish Dancing is an energetic fun way to keep fit, in mind and body, to meet new people, make new friends and be part of our welcoming family.

You don't need to have a partner.  Come along on your own, or with a friend, be they male or female.  Whoever you are, wherever you are from, do come and dance with us.

Dress is 'smart casual'.  As a new comer all that we ask is that you wear a soft, preferably flat soled shoe.


Juliet Thompson

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Scottish Country Dancing is live and flourishing in the South of England.  Several classes and social clubs meet regularly in the area throughout the year, and there are social dances or balls within a 50 mile radius most weekends.

Here in the New Forest we provide regular classes from beginner level through improvers to an advanced class. 

Our beginners/improvers class meets each Wednesday during term time.

Our Advanced Class meets every two weeks to practice more ambitious dances and to prepare for our various displays.

Seven of our members are fully qualified teachers of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

For details of annual events organised by the New Forest Scottish Country Dancers click on

Our Display Team is regularly called upon to provide demonstrations,

or to lead ceilidhs for weddings, parties and public displays. 

For further details click on


13 January to 24 March

under strict Covid guidelines, contact Maggie in advance to confirm vacancy in class.


14 April - 14 July


8 Sptember - 15 December

SPRING DANCE 9 MAY with Frank Thomson