Westbury Scottish Club has been running in Bristol for over 75 years, teaching Scottish Country Dancing and providing opportunities to dance in a social setting on a regular basis.The name comes from its origins in Westbury – on- Trym, a village which is now part of the city of Bristol. In 2020, the name was changed to Westbury Scottish Country Dance Club and to avoid confusion with Westbury in Wiltshire, changed again to Bristol Westbury Scottish Country Dance Club in 2023. Beginners and experienced dancers of all ages are welcome. There are normally classes on Tuesdays, term running from September till the end of April. You can find out more on the Classes and Events page. We have a reputation as a very friendly club and we raise money throughout the year for a nominated local charity. Click here for more information on the charities we have supported.
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Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) as we now know it, started in Scotland in the 18th century but there are now active groups throughout the world and several thousand different dances, with new contemporary ones being added every year. We are affiliated to the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society. Check the link below for more information from the RSCDS on learning.
A social form of dancing, SCD is great fun, providing exercise and mental satisfaction, with consequent long-term health benefits while also encouraging new friendships. There have been scientific papers proving the benefits. An example is on the link below. Of course the benefit applies to men and younger people too!