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Canterbury St Andrews Scottish Country Dance Group

Canterbury College will not be letting rooms to outside organisations during the Coronavirus crisis.
As a result of this and government recommendations on travel and group meetings all club nights have been cancelled for the present.
The Spring Dance at Littlebourne on the 28th March has also been cancelled.


Next Events

Spring Dance

Saturday 28th March 2020

This Event has been cancelled

Spring Drinks Rota 2020


If you have never seen or tried Scottish country dancing may we recommend it as an enjoyable way to take regular exercise. We hasten to add that country dancing is not the same as Highland dancing - no swords and no solo efforts.
Now, you may be looking forward to attending a ceilidh, Burns night or Hogmanay celebration later in the year. Well, we can help you out there by giving you the opportunity to learn some Scottish country dance steps while helping to get you in trim. Even if you have no pressing Scots sponsored engagement, just come along for fun.
As most dances are performed in 'sets' of six or eight people it is also highly sociable. You don't need to bring a partner. Singles, couples or groups are all equally welcome. No special clothing is required. Just bring a pair of soft shoes (preferably non-slip) and yourselves. Rest assured, you will always receive a warm welcome from us Scottish country dancers.

To contact the Canterbury St Andrews Scottish Country Dance Group 'click' here and send an email
Fisherman's Reel- 554th attempt.....

Fisherman's Reel Dance

Boots essential; all attire is suitable for Scottish dancing as shown!


Canterbury College Main building,

New Dover Road,

We meet on Friday evenings within the main building of Canterbury College.


There will be a new beginner's class starting on 13th September 2019. This Class is designed to teach basic steps and movements and will run from the Autumn Term to the end of the Summer Term. The cost is £3.00 per evening

Autumn Term
13th September to 6th December 2019, 7-8 p.m.
Spring Term
3rd January - 3rd April 2020, 7-8 p.m.
Summer Term
17th April - 3rd July 2020, 7-8 p.m.


For those of you who already know the pleasure of this activity, we have SOCIAL DANCING, (which follows on from the 'Beginners Class') at the same venue from 8 - 9.45 p.m. All dances are walked through. The cost is £3.00 per evening.

Term Dates

Autumn Term
6th September 2019, with the AGM on that day 7.30 -9.45 p.m.
........13th September - 6th December 2019, 8-9.45 p.m.
Spring Term
3rd January - 3rd April 2020, 8-9.45 p.m.
Summer Term
17th April - 3rd July 2019, 8-9.45 p.m.

Dancers at our 50th Anniversary Ball in 2013.....



We hold dances during the year at the Littlebourne War Memorial Hall, near Canterbury. Listed below are the dates for dances to be held next year. We shall be delighted to see you there
if you can attend.

Spring Dance - 28th March 2020
Summer Dance - 4th July 2020
Summer Dance - 14th November 2020


Our group began originally in 1963 when 6 people, one of whom was Eileen Acott, came together to dance Scottish.
We first danced as a group in St. Andrews United Reform Church, hence our name.
A public dance was held for the first time in 1978 and dancers were charged the exorbitant sum of 75 pence entrance.
Many successful occasions followed, (thanks to Eileen's strenuous efforts teaching the dances) and now we hold three each year.
Happily our group flourished and we moved to Barton Court School in the early 90s before coming, in 2001, to Canterbury College where we now dance.
Eileen retired in December 2010 after leading us for some 47 years but sadly died in February 2012. We are still dancing with Pat Gill as our teacher. Members come to enjoy and improve their dancing with much fun and laughter on the way. So on with the dance!

All men!

All too often the ladies dance with each other due to a lack of men. So it seemed fitting that when, on this particular evening, we had a surfeit of men they should also 'enjoy' getting their heads round dancing on 'the opposite side'! It does not happen very often but they rose to the challenge.


For many years Jenny and Andrew Helbling invited us and many other dancing friends to their home for the "Chairman's Garden Prance". A gloriously sociable time of fun and dance. Sadly the last Prance occurred in 2018.

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