The Northern Dance Club and Ballroom Dancing
Our Club - The Northern Dance Club, was formed in 1947 to promote Modern Ballroom Dancing in the North East of Scotland, in order to foster fellowship and friendship amongst dancers.
As the name implies, the original venue of the Club, until 1969, was ‘The Northern Hotel’ which is located on Great Northern Road Aberdeen. Since 1969 the Club has operated from various venues but since 1999, The Northern Dance Club has enjoyed the Ballroom and facilities of the Menzies Hotel, Dyce (formerly the Skean Dhu).
In the early years Ballroom Dancing was so popular that there was a waiting list to join ‘The Northern Dance Club’.
The 60’s and 70’s heralded a huge change in dance styles and the popularity of Ballroom Dancing began to wane as pop music and disco dancing came to the fore.
Over the decades membership of the Club has fluctuated and there have been difficult times, however, ‘The Northern Dance Club’ has continued throughout and in 2012 we celebrated our 65th Anniversary.
The resurgence of dancing, particularly Ballroom and Latin American Dancing, is in no small part due to the ‘Strictly Come Dancing effect’. The TV series which started in 2004 has re-ignited a massive interest in both Ballroom and Latin American Dancing and each season we find more and more people coming along to join our Club for both tuition and social dancing.
Whether you are complete beginners, more advanced or just social dancers - why not come along and try The Northern Dance Club Experience!