Christmas Dance 2021

Depending on the COVID situation, this dance will take place as follows.

Christmas Dance 2011Saturday 11th December 2021

6.45 for 7.00 – 10.30 p.m. (doors open 6.30 p.m.)

Our Christmas dance. Those with highland/evening dress are encouraged to wear it. To music from Marion Anderson and her SCD Band


Dance programme: EH3 7AF, Jessie’s Hornpipe, Delvin Side, Jennifer’s Jig, The Earl of Mansfield, Sands of Morar, The Hollin Buss, Autumn in Appin, The College Hornpipe, Gothenburg’s Welcome, Midsummer Common, The Rutland Reel, The Dancing Master, Margaret Parker’s Strathspey, Polharrow Burn, The Nurseryman, Miss Eleanor, Sleepy Maggie.

Admission: RSCDS Members £20, non-members £23 Students (with student card) & Spectators £11, All children under 16 free. Refreshments included in the price. RSCDS London Branch is pleased to be able to offer payment by card facility at dances and most classes (where there is also the possibility of booking and paying online). In order to minimise cash handling it would be appreciated if you could pay this way if at all possible. All dances will be recapped.

This dance takes place at St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD

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

Winter Wednesday Dance 2022

This dance will take place (COVID situation permitting) as follows.

Wednesday 16th February 2022

7.00 – 10.00 p.m. (doors open 6.30 p.m.)

A dance with some easier dances for beginners and intermediate dancers.

To music from TBC


Dance programme: St Andrew’s Fair, The Sailor, Up in the Air, The Barmkin, Sandy O’er the Lea, Mrs Stewart’s Jig, Mrs Macleod, The Flowers of Edinburgh, Napier’s Index, The Byron Strathspey, Kendall’s Hornpipe, Largo Law, The Brudenell Jig, The Dashing White Sergeant
Extras: Hamilton House, Ladies’ Fancy, Flowers of Dunbeg, Petronella

Admission (including light refreshments): RSCDS Members £12, Non-Members £14, Students (with student card) & Spectators £7, All children under 16: Free.

RSCDS London Branch is pleased to be able to offer payment by card facility at dances and most classes (where there is also the possibility of booking and paying online). In order to minimise cash handling it would be appreciated if you could pay this way if at all possible. All dances will be walked through.

This dance takes place at St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD

The cribsheet is available :

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

Autumn Wednesday Dance 2021

This dance will take place (COVID situation permitting) as follows.

Winter Wednesday 2013Wednesday 27th October 2021

7.00 – 10.00 p.m. (doors open 6.30 p.m.)

A dance featuring some easier dances for beginners and intermediate dancers.

To music from Chris Oxtoby

MCs: Pat Davoll and Judith Jones


Dance Programme: The Highland Fair, Currie Mountain, Lady Glasgow, Flowers of Dunbeg, It’s All Right, Butterscotch and Honey, Good Hearted Glasgow, Cramond Bridge, Seann Truibhas Willichan, Granville Market, , Catch the Wind, The Silver Grey, Inchmickery, Round Reel of Eight

Extras: The Buttercup, Jessie’s Hornpipe.

Admission including light refreshments: RSCDS Members £12, non-members £14, Students (with student card) & Spectators £7, All children under 16 free. RSCDS London Branch is pleased to be able to offer payment by card facility at dances and most classes (where there is also the possibility of booking and paying online). In order to minimise cash handling it would be appreciated if you could pay this way if at all possible. All dances will be recapped/walked through.

This dance takes place at St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD

The SCDDB listing has a brief overview, recording details, cribs, diagrams and also videos (with appropriate notes).

Summer Wednesday Dance 2022

Summer Wednesday Dance 2014 (01)

Wednesday 1st June 2022

7.00 – 10.00 p.m. (doors open 6.30 p.m.)

A dance with some easier dances for beginners and intermediate dancers.

To music from TBA


Dance programme: Good Hearted Glasgow, The Dashing White Sergeant, The Byron Strathspey, Follow Me Home, Round Reel of Eight, The Haar on Skye, The Montgomeries’ Rant, St Andrew’s Fair, Fisherman’s Reel, Holyrood Strathspey, EH3 7AF, Jessie’s Hornpipe, Jean Martin of Aberdeen, Catch the Wind
Extra: The Sailor

Admission (including light refreshments): RSCDS Members £12, Non-Members £14, Students (with student card) & Spectators £7, All children under 16: Free.

All tickets to be purchased on the door (cash only). All dances will be walked through.

This dance takes place at St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD

The cribsheet is available online:

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

 

Spring from Home Virtual Event 2021

In place of the previously scheduled Combined Societies dance on 10 April 2021, we are delighted to announce the online ‘Spring from Home’, a joint venture from the London Highland Club, St Columba’s Dancers and London Branch.

As for the London Branch Burns Night at Home, ‘Spring from Home’ will feature music, dance, poetry, quizzes, competitions and plenty of online chat. Join us from 5pm on Saturday 10 April 2021 via the now familiar Zoom link. We look forward to your company on 10 April.

For those who are unfamiliar with Zoom we have a short guide.


Contact details for the Combined Societies are:

London Highland Club – holds formal and informal dances at St Columba’s Church, Pont St on Saturdays. Contact Catriona Bennett on +44 (0) 20 8544 5558 or email
Website

St Columba’s Dancers – is a group of Scottish Country dancers who meet on Monday evenings from October to May at St Columba’s church hall in Pont street, London. We welcome dancers of all ages and experience and our dance programmes include a wide variety of dances suitable for both new and experienced dancers. We dance to recorded music, but five or six times a year we also enjoy live bands (band nights). Our team of MCs is highly experienced and happy to call or walk-through dances so that everyone may join in.  We meet at 7.15pm for a practice session on non-band nights. For more information, please contact Willie Lawrence on 07798 640551 or stcdconvenor@gmail.com   Website:   www.stcolumbasdancers.org

Little Ship Club – is a well-established Scottish country dance group who meet at St Columba’s Pont Street on Thursday evenings every three weeks from September to May. We dance a wide variety of dances as well as the more familiar ones. We very often have a musician playing for us, and as a friendly social group we are always willing to welcome new members. It may be helpful to know the basic steps, but most dances are walked through. We break halfway through the evening for a picnic supper that participants bring themselves. Contact Stuart Thom on 0207 924 2081 or email.

London Reels – London Reels meets once per month (September – June) in the lower hall of St Columba’s Church in Pont Street,  SW1. This is a fantastic venue which can accommodate over 200 dancers on its large wooden dance floor.

We welcome novice and experienced reelers from around the world of all ages and backgrounds to share in this most beloved of Scottish pastimes.

At London Reels we teach and practise a limited number of dances. Beginners are especially welcome, and we pride ourselves on our ability to convert sceptical first-timers into reeling devotees!

Burns Ceilidh Dance 2019

On Saturday 12th January 2019 dancers and their families enjoyed a traditional Burns Night ceilidh and a supper provided by Margaret Shaw and her catering team. Piper Ryan Ellsworth piped in the haggis which was addressed by Ian Rutherford (See photos). 
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