Day School

The Branch runs an annual Day School each October. There are morning and afternoon classes with an optional afternoon workshop, followed by an evening dance with ceilidh items. There is also a Musicians’ class, leading to playing for the evening dance.

The Day School will take place on 20 October 2018 – venue TBC

Start time 10 a.m. for enrolment and coffee. Morning session starts 10.30 a.m. and afternoon session 2 p.m.

Teachers: Andrew Nolan (London), Pat Houghton (Edinburgh), Emma Allsop (Aberdeen), Tom McKinlay (Paris), Joan Desborough (London)

Musicians: Barbara Manning, Sandra Smith, Ken Martlew, Chris Oxtoby

The Musicians’ workshop will be led by Ian Robertson.


Branch Day School report 2017

Dancers gathered for the annual Branch Day School at Paddington Academy on Saturday 21 October. They enjoyed classes for all abilities with excellent teaching from Lindsey  Ibbotson, Tom Ibbotson, Helen Russell and William Williamson. Accompanying the classes with some fine music were Barbara Manning, Ian Muir, Judith Muir and Ian Robertson.

The Musicians’ workshop, led by Ian Muir (Prestwick), was enjoyed by some 20 musicians who then played for the evening’s dance, MC’d by Peter Knight. Read more »