Tidewater Traditional Dance

Contra Dance, International Folk Dance and British Isles Dance come together to support the community's dancers.

British Isles Dancing

You don't need a partner to join us and have fun.

Every Tuesday evening, September through May:

7:30 - 9:30 PM

Requested Donation is $2 for TCDC members; $3 for non-members

Location: Royster Memorial Presbyterian Church; 6901 Newport Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505; near Bon Secours/DePaul Hospital.


From I-64; take the Granby Street exit, turn right onto Little Creek, turn left onto Newport Ave., Church will be on the right, in 1/2 mile.  

From I-64 W; take Little Creek exit toward Norfolk, from Little Creek turn left onto Newport Ave., Church is on the right.  

From Downtown Norfolk, take Granby N, turn left on Ridgeley, Right on Newport, Church on left.

 For More Information:


Chuck 757-426-6978 or Andy 757-598-1266

e-mail Chuck at: englishdancer@cox.net

or check out http://englishdancenorfolk.wordpress.com/


British Isles Dancing

The British Isles Dancers of Norfolk do English and Scottish country dancing.  Both styles of dance are similar to Contra in the sets of dancers but differ in style and tempo.  English dances are both traditional (composed in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries) and contemporary (composed in the last 25 years.)  The Scottish Country dances are published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) and from other sources.

There are several Balls held close by, in Richmond, Williamsburg and Louisa, VA.  The dances to be done are announced in advance.  Dancers attend the Balls in period costumes, which set an atmosphere of celebration from another era gone by.

The group also does demonstrations in the Hampton Roads area, such as the Harvest Faire in Newport News and at various historic houses.