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NEXT DANCE EVENT – CHRISTMAS DANCE
Don’t forget our Christmas Dance takes place this Saturday. Dance to the splendid music of Ian Robertson and his SCD Band and enjoy a programme of lively dances.
We look forward to welcoming you with a reception drink. Highland/evening dress welcomed.
The South East Branches Coordinating Committee would like to thank the many dancers who helped with the RSCDS Teachers’ Course and Examination, and also the Branches who generously contributed to the cost of the Course, thereby supporting the continuation of the Scottish Country dancing that we all love.
The successful candidates were –
Units 2 & 3
Ginny Colenbrander, Jacmel Dent and Roy Southall London Branch, Kate Thomson Berks, Hants, Surrey Borders Branch
Hilary Maidstone Norwich Branch, Helena Strandberg Luthi Gothenberg Branch, David Smith Somerset Branch
Many thanks must also go to the tutor, Mervyn Short, and the musician, Judith Muir.
Well done everyone!
Teachers’ Examination – Unit 1.
The SE Branches Committee is organising an examination for Unit 1 of the RSCDS Teachers’ Certificate (the written paper). The exam will take place on the morning of Saturday February 3rd 2018 at St Columba’s Church Pont Street,London, SW1 0BD.
Please contact Pat Davoll at for further details.
Reel 302 (December 2017 – February 2018) is now available.
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Some members of the Branch demonstration class joined with the 17th Holborn Scouts and Guides to entertain patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital last Tuesday.
Read their article.
On Saturday 18 November 2017 dancers came to celebrate St Andrew’s Night with a ceilidh dance to music from The Caledonian Reelers with MC Simon Wales.
Dances included: The Gay Gordons, The Canadian Barn Dance, The Eva Three Step, The Britannia Two Step, The Dashing White Sergeant, St Bernard’s Waltz, The Eightsome Reel, Strip the Willow, Circle Waltz and many more.
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A summary of the AGM can be found here: https://www.rscds.org/news/agm-2017-summary
The Convenor Reports are now on YouTube and can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFzQdA9MZFA
A Vlog from Helen and Andrew can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddSmC3RLnz4
Some of our members attended this year’s AGM in Perth and enjoyed the dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.
Photos courtesy Jerry Reinstein.
Dancers enjoyed a fun evening of dances with MC Jane Rose and musicians Sandra Smith and Barbara Manning on Wednesday 25th October 2017 Read more »
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 »