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 hold regular socials too.

We meet on Mondays 7pm for dancing, learning a new dance each week and 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 dance sessions:

Monday 17th October
Nunn Hall ~ 7:00-9:00

Monday 24th October
Elvin Hall ~ 7:00-9:00

Monday 31st October
Elvin Hall ~ 7:00-9:00

Monday 14th November
Elvin Hall ~ 7:00-9:00

Monday 21st November
Elvin Hall ~ 7:00-9:00

Monday 28th November
Elvin Hall ~ 7:00-9:00

Monday 5th December
Jeffery Hall ~ 7:00-9:00

Monday 12th December
Jeffery Hall ~ 7:00-9:00

All are welcome regardless of skill levels!

 

Our social medias:

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. Our first session is always free so you can give it a good go before joining.

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 practice 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 practice 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?
Taster memberships: Free
Standard memberships: £12

Have a look at some of our core dances

 

Events

St Andrew's Day Movie Night
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