Welcome to the Chester Cally
Looking for a new hobby? Want to get fit - but have fun and friendship as well?
Join us at Chester Cally to get your feet and brains active by joining us in dance.
So welcome to the Chester Cally - or the Chester Caledonian Scottish Country Dance society, to give us our full title.
We meet at 7.45pm on Wednesdays at the Caldy Valley Centre near Sainsbury's in Boughton - we go on until about 10 pm.
Come along and join in! £3 for adults, £1.50 for children and students, first night for newcomers to Scottish dancing, free.
If any member would like to be added to our mailing list send a message to email@example.com - if you are already on our mailing list and don't want to be, same thing.
What is Scottish Country Dancing?
Scottish Country Dancing (SCD) is a sociable dance form with roots stretching back for centuries. Participants are grouped into sets, typically of 3, 4 or 5 couples arranged either in two lines (men facing women) or in a square, and work together to dance a sequence of formations. This will leave them in a new order, and the dance is repeated enough times to bring them back to their starting positions, with everyone dancing each position in turn.
SCD is mainly danced socially, for pleasure and enjoyment. We dance different steps depending on whether it is a fast dance (reel, jig or hornpipe) or a slow one (strathspey), and we often change our partner for each dance. No special clothing is required, though it is recommended that you wear something that is comfortable and allows you to move and some soft soled shoes.
SCD is very sociable – it is common practice to dance with different partners during a night of dancing – and it is sufficiently popular and uniform that any SCD dancer can pack their dance shoes and be welcomed by a local group almost anywhere in the world.