Enjoying Reels, Jigs, Strathspeys and Ceilidhs all year round


Every week, we run regular classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and every other Thursday, but there are also a number of other Scottish dancing-related events happening in the area! Many of these are run outside the OUSDS – these are marked with a . Click the image for a link to the Facebook page with more details and to see who else is going. There are also events happening outside term-time, so keep an eye out on the list and in the emails.

Michaelmas 2016

Start-of-year Ceilidh Dance – Tue 11th October 2016, 7.30-11pm, Wesley Memorial Hall, Oxford

The start-of-year ceilidh is on Tuesday of 1st week and is open to everyone, whether you've danced before or not! No experience needed. All dances will be walked through and called. No need to bring a partner - there will be lots of dancers there. Lightweight shoes/trainers/pumps are a good idea.
Dancing to recorded music.
There wil be a range of cake in the interval.

RSCDS London Day School 2017 – Saturday 15th October, 10am-9pm, Paddington Academy, London

This will be a very good day, and teachers include Alice. Classes in the morning and afternoon and social dancing in the evening. Do come if you're able to.
More details are available.

RSCDS Oxfordshire Ball 2017 – Saturday 22nd October, 7.30-23.45pm, Headington School, Oxford

Craigellachie will be playing at this, one of the highlights of the dancing year.
A flier is available.
More info to follow

End-of-term Dance – Tue 29th November 2016, 7.30-11pm, Wesley Memorial Hall, Oxford

This will be a very jolly evening. We'll dance the dances we've been learning in the Tuesday classes this term. Wednesday classes will be open to all in 6th and 7th Week, where we'll be covering the trickier dances on the programme. Please bring finger food to share.

Hilary 2017

Oxford and Cambridge Highland Ball 2017 – Saturday 4th March 2017, 7.00-11.30pm, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire

Oxford is hosting HB '17. Luke Brady and his band will be playing. It will be a most jolly do.
More info to follow...

Easter vacation

RSCDS Spring Fling 2017 – Friday 28th April - Sunday 1 May 2017, Bonn, Germany

Spring Fling is aimed at dancers 12-35 and the Fringe for those over 35. The weekend consists of classes and social dancing with top notch teachers and musicians. It will be most jolly. The event is being run by our German friends who regularly attend the Oxford and Cambridge Highland Ball. Aye.
More info to follow.
As for Summer School there are RSCDS scholarships available for this.

Summer vacation

RSCDS Summer School – Sun 17th July-Sat 12th August 2017, St Andrews

This is an excellent course with first rate teachers and musicians, and jolly good beaches and a sea to paddle in. Most people go for a week (OUSDS usually aim for 2nd week - 24th - 31st July), and it's great fun (and improves your dancing too!). There are classes during the day at every level with wonderful teachers and musicians, and dancing every night (plus after-party dancing too), with people from all over the world, in sunny St Andrews. Plus beautiful beaches and amazing ice-cream, if you need any further incentive!
There are scholarships available - apply by November 16th.