The Branch runs classes and dances for beginners and experienced dancers. We have several classes and dances for young people too. If you would like be on our mailing list or have a question about Scottish Country Dancing in London please contact the Publicity coordinator using our contact form.
NEXT DANCE – CHRISTMAS DANCE
During the Family Dance on Saturday 19th November we danced The Pudsey Bear dance as part of the RSCDS support for Children in Need.
View the video.
Branch classes are moving from St Thomas’ Primary School to Colville Primary School from January 2017. See flyer below. Read more »
Photos taken at this year’s Day School (courtesy Elaine Davies and Jerry Reinstein). Read more »
The Society AGM took place the weekend of November 4th – 6th 2016.
At the AGM Helen Russell was appointed Chairman of London Branch, and Andrew Kellett, recent past Chairman of London Branch, was voted Chairman Elect. In addition Jean Martin was appointed as President of the Society.
We extend our warmest congratulations and best wishes to Andrew on his achievement and to Helen Russell and Jean Martin on their respective appointments. Read more »
About 140 dancers and musicians enjoyed the Branch Day School on October 15. There were classes in the morning and afternoon for all levels of dancer, while Ian Muir (Craigellachie) led a workshop for the musicians. After tea there was a choice of optional class – a Highland, Ladies Step and a Book 50 class – for dancers to attend before the evening dance. Ian Muir, accompanied by Judith Muir and the Musicians attending the Workshop, played superbly for a country dance programme which was interspersed with songs, a piano duet and a highland demonstration. Margaret Shaw and her team of helpers ensured everyone had enough to eat and drink, and we were very fortunate to once again have use of the superb facilities at Paddington Academy. Thank you to all the teachers, musicians, our band for the evening dance and all those who worked so hard to ensure the success of the day.
Some of the comments we received from the dancers and musician course participants:
– Just a quick thank you for another enjoyable day school at the weekend. Please pass on my thanks to the organising committee; it is always so well run and I appreciate the lunch and tea provided.
– I thought the quality of the teaching was very high and I really enjoyed being in both Angela’s and David’s class. Excellent!
– Thanks to you and all your helpers for a lovely day school yesterday. I really enjoyed it. I hope the evening went well too.
– I enjoyed my class – Alice is an excellent teacher – and lunch was delicious. Just a shame I couldn’t stay for the afternoon session.
The Spring term dates for the Mixed Ability class are:
Wednesday 11 January – Wednesday 5 April 2017 with half term on Wednesday 22 February.
Issue 297 of The Reel is now available for members in either paper and electronic form. To subscribe please click here.
Reel 296 is also available online.
Dates for your diary for the Beginners and Improvers, Intermediate and Technique classes 2017:
Spring term – 11 Jan – 29 March (Half Term 15 Feb)
Summer Term – 26 April – 24 May
The class dates for the Children’s class are:
17 September, 2016 – Venue is St Columba’s Church, Pont St
1 October 2016 (Andrew Nolan teaching) – Venue is St Columba’s Church, Pont St
8 October 2016 – Venue is St Columba’s Church, Pont St
5 November 2016 – Venue is St Columba’s Church, Pont St
19 November 2016 – Family Day and Dance – Venue is St Columba’s Church, Pont St
3 December 2016 – Venue is Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR, 10.45 am-12.00 pm
We are starting a new class for Beginners in Stanmore. The class is taught by Rose Kreloff and takes place on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.
Click here for more details and term dates.