RSCDS London Branch

The Branch runs classes and dances in Scottish Country Dancing 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 EVENT – NEW SEASON DANCE

London Branch Classes
Beginners and Improvers Class Wednesdays  7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Technique Class for Intermediate and Advanced Dancers Wednesdays  7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Summer General Class Wednesdays 7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Mixed Ability Class Wednesdays  2.30 – 4.30pm London SW1X 0BD
Richmond Beginner’s and Improvers Class Wednesdays 7.30 – 10pm Richmond TW9 2RT
Families in London Dance Scottish Selected Saturdays Clapham SW11 1EQ
Technique Class for advanced and very advanced dancers Selected Sundays 11am – 1pm WC1N 1DN
Upcoming Dances
New Season Dance Saturday 21 September 2019
Autumn Wednesday Dance Wednesday 23 October 2019
Christmas Dance Saturday 14 December 2019
Burns Ceilidh Supper and Dance Saturday 11 January 2020

Family class this Saturday 21 September

The second in our series of Autumn term Family classes takes place this Saturday 21st September at the usual venue of Fresh Ground Church of the Nazarene SW11 1EQ.

We also welcome a new teacher – Judith Jones. Please do come along to meet her and enjoy a fun morning of dancing. See our Family class page for more details and bring your family and young dancing friends.

Reel 309 is available

Reel 309 is about to arrive for members and subscribers. Reel 308 is now available to read online.

Consider subscribing to our quarterly magazine or become a Branch member and receive The Reel as part of your membership. The magazine features reports on Branch activities and events and has a wide range of articles on Scottish country dance and music. There is usually a dance corner page which often features a new dance. We welcome letters to the editor or perhaps you might like to contribute an article to the magazine.

More information on The Reel

 

Open Air Dancing 24 August 2019

The sun shone and we enjoyed a hot afternoon dancing to the music of Peter Jenkins (Kafoozalum) and Dave McAllister (Lochnagar) with James Fairbairn calling the programme of easy Scottish country dances.

The dem team also gave a display of country dancing. Videos of some of the dances and the dem will appear shortly!

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Open Air Dancing beckons!

The first of our annual Open Air Dancing sessions takes place this Saturday 17 August 2019 in Kensington Gardens by the bandstand from 2.00-4.00pm. We expect the usual fun afternoon of dancing to music from Peter Jenkins on accordion and Dave McAllister on fiddle.

This is a free event for all the family. Dances will be called and there will be a demonstration of country dancing during the event.

In the event of bad weather check back here for more information as to whether the event has been cancelled.

 

Family Dance 2019 report and photos

Dancers, grandparents, parents and their children enjoyed an afternoon of dancing to the wonderful music of Sandra Smith on piano at our Family Dance at St Columba’s Church, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD on Saturday 8 June 2019. James Fairbairn and Jenny Kendrick guided everyone through the dances and tasty refreshments were provided by Marjory Reid and Chris Hood. A fun time was had by all with some asking when the next Family Dance would take place.

Thanks go to Marjory and Chris for all their hard work in organising the event and to James Fairbairn and Jenny Kendrick, our excellent class teachers and MCs for the afternoon.

Dance programme: Circassian (big) Circle, Cumberland Reel, Johnny Groat’s House, Charlestown Chaser, Gay Gordons, The Dashing White Sergeant, Canadian Barn Dance, Espie McNabb, The Barmkin, The Highland Fair, A Reel for Jeannie, The Dhoon
Extras: Virginia Reel, The Waratah Weaver

Photos courtesy Margaret Catchick

 

New Membership and payment area

We are pleased to announce that direct debit payment options are now available for London Branch membership and The Reel subscriptions.

We offer the opportunity to pay by direct debit, Paypal or credit card, bank transfer (all via an online membership application form) and also by cheque with downloadable paper membership form.

Head over to the updated membership page to join or renew your London Branch membership!

Day School application forms now available

To download an application form and find out more about the great lineup of teachers and musicians we have at this year’s Day School go to the Day School page.

We also again have the option for online application forms.

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your dancing technique in a fun and friendly environment.

We also offer a Musicians’ workshop for those looking to learn or improve their playing for dancing and the opportunity to put this into practice by playing for the evening dance.

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