Map of venues around Cambridge
City centre map
The map below shows the venues we use regularly for classes in the centre of Cambridge
St.Columba's Hall & Gibson Hall
St.Columba's main hall is at the back of St.Columba's church. Starting from the main high street (St.Andrew's Street to Regent Street), Downing Street is next to John Lewis on the corner of the new arcade. Go past the Revolution night club and the main church entrance to turn into Downing Place. The entrance is through large iron gates and then on the opposite side of a small courtyard. Do not leave bicycles inside their courtyard. The main hall is directly in front of you once you've gone through the lobby.
For the Gibson Hall, which is slightly smaller, follow the corridor past the conservatory and then turn right.
There are also cloakrooms at the back of the building - all the way down the corridor, past the conservatory and left through double doors into a small lobby with further doors to both men's and women's facilities.
Access to this is down a narrow alleyway between the Baptist Church and Tate Recruitment. Ring the bell for the caretaker to let you in.
Parkside Hall & Gym
Parkside Community College is on the opposite side of Parker's Piece from the main high street (and much closer to the end of Park Terrace than implied on the map above). It has quite a long entrance driveway and its own car park. Do not hang about after class or you will get locked in.
The large hall is in the main building, down the corridor to the right and then left around the inner courtyard.
The gym is in a separate building on the right, down a slope - and is behind you if you are about to try the main building entrance by mistake.
University Centre or Grad. Pad
This is where General Dancing (our free social session on Friday evening) is held. It is also the location for the club's AGM and sometimes even for Cuppers. The University Centre is a large building off Mill Lane, opposite the river. We use the Main Dining Hall on the second floor.
University Social Club
Located on Mill Lane, the USC is next to the Anchor pub, near the University Centre where GD is held. The Upper hall is upstairs.
Homerton College Auditorium
Directions to finding the Homerton College Auditorium (in the Mary Allen Building just off Hills Road) can be found on their directions page.
Lee Hall, Wolfson College
Many of the CDC tea dances are held in Lee Hall at Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB.
Burgess Hall, St Ives
Many of the CDC balls are held at the Burgess Hall at One Leisure St Ives, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WU.
The CDC lays on coaches for events held here but you might also want to consider using the Guided Busway - although you'd then have to leave a ball quite early for the last bus back to Cambridge.
- While you may be able to collect lost property left behind at CDC events, we regret that not all venues we use offer to keep such items, and CDC cannot be held responsible for any losses. Please check carefully that you have taken all your possessions with you when you leave.
- Please do not leave bikes in the courtyard outside St Columba's.
- Cambridge City Council has information available on Parking in Cambridge.
Ladies with dancing shoes are asked to wear heel protectors to avoid damaging the floor. Please be aware that some venues insist on this, and we regret that you will not be able to participate without them. Heel protectors are available from all major dance shoe vendors and can be ordered online.