Welcome to Ipswich Scottish Dancing

Scottish Dancing in Ipswich

Dear dancers,

In many ways we are at last getting back to normal after the two and a bit years of lockdowns and constraints. This autumn there is a full programme of dances - see our 'What's On' listing - being organised by the local societies, supported by numerous weekly dance classes. 

Classes are up and running and looking for new members, and we have had a few enquiries through this website.  So if you are interested in finding out about Scottish Country Dancing and having a go, please get in touch via our contact form.  It's better than a gym. Well we think so anyway!

On this website we try to list the events that are happening in our area, and hope that it will encourage people to go to them. However, numbers are currently down which may be partly that people are 'being careful' about meeting up outside their own area, but also of course that some people have not returned to dancing.  It is very much up to us to revitalise our dancing scene by supporting these events, else they will fade away. 

A lot of dances are now held in the afternoon rather evening to eliminate the late, dark drive home, which will help many people.  But we do need to encourage more of our class members to come to the dances if we can, particularly those who may be a bit daunted about a full programme.  Advertising only goes so far, but going as a group and car pooling may help to build the numbers again.

As well as the events in our 'What's On' listing, we draw your attention to the Combined Walking and Scottish Dancing Holidays.  Almost totally booked for this year, but the dates for 2023 are now on their website.  Book early as they are popular.

Happy dancing!!