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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.

Hilary 2016

RSCDS Oxfordshire Burns' Night Supper and Dance – Sat 30th January 2016, 7pm-11.30pm, Benson

The Branch Burns' Night. Craigellachie are playing. The haggis is addressed and delivered.
Tickets £15.
More details from the branch website.
Lifts will probably be available.

RSCDS Oxfordshire Day School and Dance – Sat 20th February 2016, Headington School, Oxford

This is a very good course. Morning and afternoon classes and an evening dance. The classes have excellent teachers and musicians. The music for the evening will be provided by Chris Oxtoby and Strathallan.
Undergraduates pay half-priced fees.
More details from the branch website.

Oxford and Cambridge Highland Ball 2016 – Saturday 5th March 2016, Emmanuel United Reform Church, Cambridge

Cambridge are hosting this year. We'll be learing the dances in Hilary Term. Transport will be provided (we usually hire a minibus), and will be sorted nearer the time.
Music is by Brandon McPhee.
More details, including a programme, can be found on the CUSRC website.

End-of-term Dance – Tue 8th March 2016, 7.30-11pm, Wesley Memorial Church, 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.

Easter vacation

RSCDS Spring Fling 2016 – Friday 15th April - Sunday 17th April 2016, Edinburgh

A lively weekend run by the RSCDS for young dancers (16-36), with fun classes and dances. There are lots of good musicians and teachers lined up, and there will probably be a group of OUSDS dancers going.

Trinity 2016

May Morning – Sunday 1st May 2016, 6am-7:30am, Radcliffe Square, Oxford

We'll be meeting up to dance in Radcliffe Square at 6am on Sunday of 2nd week. We'll be dancing in Radcliffe Square just outside All Souls.

End-of-term Dance – Tue 16th June 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. Please bring finger food to share.

Summer vacation

RSCDS Summer School – Sun 16th July-Sat 13th August 2016, 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 - 23rd - 30th 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!
More details available here.