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Welcome to CalSoc!

Fancy a go at Scottish Reeling? Whether you know the Eightsome Reel like the back of your hand or don’t have a clue what that means, come along to our regular practices! We're a friendly and inclusive society who holds regular socials too.

We meet on Mondays 7pm for dancing and every other Thursday for socials. We'll learn a new dance each week, honing your skills in preparation for our wonderful winter and spectacular summer balls!

Past socials include scotch cocktail making, shortbread making and film watch-alongs, along with a healthy dose of pub trips. 

Upcoming free taster sessions (exact time and location tbc) 

  • Monday 4th October (+pub)
  • Thursday 7th October (+free pizza)
  • Monday 11th October  (+pub)

All are welcome regardless of skill levels!

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Reeling FAQ

What is reeling?
A reel is a traditional Scottish group dance. It can be similar to a ceilidh, country or folk dancing. 

Do I need to have reeled before?
No, everyone is welcome regardless of ability! We teach all dances from scratch and guarantee you'll be a dab hand before the balls.

What should I wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in. It can get warm as you’re dancing so layers are a good idea and comfortable flat shoes are recommended.

How do the practise sessions run?
We will start by teaching the basic moves for reeling i.e. how to ‘set’ and ‘turn’. We will then learn a dance through demonstration and practise before dancing it in full to music. After each dance we will pause for drinks and socialise with each other before moving onto the next dance.

Do I need to come with a partner?
No. The more the merrier but if you don’t have anyone to come with don’t worry! 

How much does it cost?
Remote memberships: Free
In-person memberships: £12
Non-member tickets: £4

Have a look at some of our core dances



CalSoc Reeling Taster Session
UCL CalSoc Reeling Taster Session (+ Free Pizza)
CalSoc Reeling Taster Session