We are the Bristol branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), founded on 10th March 1962.
Who We Are
We hold weekly classes for experienced dancers and beginners, on Thursday evenings in term time. We also host several dances and other events every year in Bristol, England. We are registered charity number 1059608.
We hold an AGM every year around October in the interval of a Thursday class.
The Branch was formed on 10th March 1962 when several members of the Westbury Scottish Club, together with Caledonians and others, met at 13 Orchard Street and formed a committee where the Branch was proposed.
A beginners’ class started on the 17th March with 32 members. By October there were several classes and 93 members.
From 1965 there were 5 varied classes, a weekend school and an annual Ball. The ticket price was 15 shillings and 6 pence, Jimmy Blair was the band, and there were 200 dancers. Roughly this pattern existed until 1973, when something like the present structure of Committee and Classes appeared.
The Committee consists of:
• CHAIRMAN, elected for a THREE year period, following ONE year holding the post of CHAIRMAN ELECT;
• SECRETARY, elected each year, for a maximum of four consecutive years.
• TREASURER, elected each year, for a maximum of four consecutive years.
• FOUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS, each elected for a two year period.
The Bristol Branch current constitution (as amended 19 Oct 2017) can be downloaded.
Our Constitution and Policies
The Bristol Branch has policies for:-
Refund of dance and day school deposits
Health and safety policy
Health and safety statement
The holding of financial reserves
Conflict of interest
Safeguarding vulnerable people policy
Safeguarding vulnerable people guidelines and procedures
Our Register of Policies is also available
Charity Number: 1059608
Where we dance
In normal times we dance at St Monica's, Henleaze, Bristol on a Thursday evening.