Frequently Asked Questions
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When are the classes?
Dancing takes place every Tuesday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Beginner classes usually start in September. Classes are held from September through June with occasional social dancing during the summer.
Where are the classes?
The Tuesday class meets at The Good Shepherd School on 43rd St just north of Forest Hill Avenue. Class is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
During Lent, class meets at Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church, 7000 Park Ave(close to the intersection of Patterson and Three Chopt).
How much do classes cost?
The first night of Tuesday class is FREE!
Thereafter the cost is $15 per month or $4 per class.
(New class members are required to join the RSCDS.)
What should I wear to class?
Ladies are asked to wear skirts or dresses, soft flat shoes such as unblocked ballet slippers or tennis shoes. Gentlemen are not required to wear kilts to class.
What else should I know?
- No partner or previous experience is needed!
- Dances and classes are all "fragrance free" to respect the health concerns of other dancers.
- There are some helpful suggestions here -- Dance Etiquette.
As a new member, I will join the RSCDS -- what is RSCDS?
The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), of which we are an affiliated group, was formed in Glasgow in 1923. Its main objectives are to preserve and practice the dances as they are danced in Scotland., to collect manuscripts and history of Scottish dances with diagrams and music. The society has worldwide membership of more than 28,000 dancers and over 700 branches and affiliated groups.
I have seen a "cheat sheet" for the dances. How can I tell what the abbreviations mean?
If you click here, you will find an explanation of each abbreviation. For more detail on some of the dance formations, click here. You will also gain a better understanding of these abbreviations and terms after you attend a few classes.
Whom should I contact, if I still have a question?
For more information email RichmondSCD@gmail.com or call Sandy Gallamore at 804-678-8927