Bedford Scottish Dance Group

This Group was formed in 2011 to encourage Scottish Country Dancing in the Bedford area by organising classes, public dances and demonstrations. We were formerly the Bedfordshire Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society which had been formed in 1972.
We are a registered charity, number 1070122.

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Please note that we are planning to resume dancing in September:
Monday class: starting 6 September, 7:45pm at ARA
The Tuesday class will NOT be resuming.
The Sunday Advanced class will change to a general class.
This will take place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month,
2:00pm at ARA, starting on 19 September
Note: No class on 3 October because of evening social
Sunday evening socials: We will be dancing on 3 October, 7:30pm at
Brickhill Community Centre. This will be combined with a brief AGM.
Social & AGM     MC: Helen & Keith Rose
January Ceilidh and May ball: please await further notices.


Bedford Scottish Dance Group

Our 2019-20 committee officers:

Chairman Helen Rose      hcrose49@gmail.com01234 781448
Secretary & Newsletter Editor:   Joan SawyerJoansawyer35@btinternet.com01234 349803
Treasurer: Keith   01234 781448

Scottish Country Dancing in Bedford

Monday, 7:45 pm
  Joan Sawyer & Keith Rose
Social Dancing
Resumes on 3 September 2021

ARA Social Club
Manton Lane
Bedford, MK41 7PF
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1st & 3rd Sundays, 2:00 pm
General Class
Resumes 19 September 2021

No class on 3 Oct because of evening social
ARA Social Club
Manton Lane
Bedford, MK41 7PF
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BSDG Events

Date Event Band Venue
Sunday 3 Oct 2021
7.30 pm
Social & AGM
MC: Helen & Keith Rose
Recorded Brickhill Community Centre, MK41 7AF
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Over the years, Keith has created a considerable number of dance diagrams. Some of these are shown in the links to crib sheets associated with events and also in newsletters. Most of these diagrams can also be found at both the Scottish Country Dance Database at and the Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary:
An index to the symbols used is available here: SYMBOLS


Web pages on the Bedford Scottish Dance Group site: