90th Anniversary Grand Autumn Ball

We will advise members and friend of the Branch of any changes to the plans below via this website, eUpdate and social media


As part of our 90th Anniversary Celebrations,
RSCDS London Branch plan to hold a Ball (highland/evening dress preferred) on

Saturday 16 October 2021 (see notice below)

and invite you to join us to mark the occasion.

The Ball will take place at Allum Manor Hall, Allum Lane,
Elstree, Borehamwood WD6 3PJ

Welcome Reception 6.30pm, Carriages 11.30pm

Dancing to the music of Ian Muir and the Craigellachie Band

Accommodation is available in nearby hotels such as the
Premier Inn, Hotel Ibis, Holiday Inn and Travelodge which are approximately 5-10 minutes drive away.

Dance Programme: Miss Hadden’s Reel, Fraser’s Favourite, Miss Milligan’s Strathspey, Miss Allie Anderson, Lady Susan Stewart’s Reel, The Gentleman, The Dancing Master, Argyll Strathspey, The Westminster Reel, Major Ian Stewart, The Earl of Mansfield, The Glasgow Highlanders, Farewell to Balfour Road, Cramond Bridge, Culla Bay, The New Rigged Ship, Jean Martin of Aberdeen, The Montgomeries’ Rant

Plus 90th Anniversary Dance Competition winning dance

The cribsheet is available in two formats:

MiniCrib PDF (PDF file with MiniCribs and Keith Rose diagrams)

SCDDB website dance list (to choose cribs, diagrams, videos and more information).

For those wishing to pay by bank transfer, please use the online application form

For those wishing to pay by cheque, please download the paper form

For any queries please contact Margaret


It is with regret that we have decided to postpone our Anniversary Ball which, was due to take place on Saturday October 30 2020, because of Covid 19. We have, however, made alternative arrangements to hold the Ball on October 16 2021 (the third Saturday in October) which is usually the Saturday of our Day School. The Day School next year will now take place on Saturday October 30 2021.

We would like to reassure the many dancers who have already applied for tickets for the  Ball they can either receive a refund or can have their application and payment held against the new date of October 16 2021. Unfortunately Marian Anderson will not be available on October 16 but we are pleased to advise that Ian Muir and the Craigellachie Band will be playing for this special event.

We will also be advising you in due course of our revised arrangements for the postponed 90th Anniversary Garden Dance.”