RSCDS London Branch

The Branch runs classes and dances 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 – WINTER WEDNESDAY DANCE

London Branch Classes
Beginners and Improvers Class Wednesdays  7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Intermediate Class Wednesdays  7 – 9pm London SW10 0AY
Advanced Class 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 8 – 10pm Richmond TW9 2RT
University of London & UCLU Folk Society Class Thursdays 6 – 8pm London WC1E 7HY
Families in London Dance Scottish Selected Saturdays Various
Upcoming Dances
Winter Wednesday Dance Wednesday 14 February 2018
Combined Societies’ Dance Saturday 24 March 2018
Summer Wednesday Dance Wednesday 30 May 2018
End of Season AGM dance Saturday 9 June 2018

Report and photos of our Christmas Dance 2017

Christmas Dance 2011Dancers who attended the Branch Christmas Dance were treated to a wonderful buffet provided by Margaret Shaw and her team of helpers as well as some wonderful festive music from Ian Robertson and his SCD Band. Our MCs for the evening, Rachel Wilton and Lindsey Rousseau, guided us seamlessly through the programme. We were very pleased to welcome visitors from Los Angeles and Toronto.
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RSCDS Teachers’ Course and Examination

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

Unit 5

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!

Unit 1 examination

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.

St Andrew’s Night Ceilidh Dance 2017 report and photos

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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Society AGM 2017

Some of our members attended this year’s AGM in Perth and enjoyed the dancing on Friday and Saturday nights.

Photos courtesy Jerry Reinstein.

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 »

Report on our New Season Dance 2017

Autumn Assembly 2013 (2)

About 60 dancers attended our Opening Season Dance on Saturday 16 September 2017. Those who came were treated to some superb music from the Craigellachie Band and there was a great atmosphere on the dance floor. We were also pleased to welcome visitors from the U.S.A., Hong Kong and Ireland.

Margaret Shaw and her catering team provided us once again with some very tasty refreshments with Andrew Kellett and Pat Davoll, our MC’s for the evening, guiding us seamlessly through the dances.

Dance programme: The Frisky, Wisp of Thistle, The Captain’s House, The Nurseryman, The Gardeners’ Fantasia, The Castle of Mey, Bill Clement MBE, Bridge of Nairn, Clutha, Mrs Stewart’s Jig, Orwell Lodge Strathspey, The Isle, Inverneill House, 12 Coates Crescent, John of Bon Accord, MacLeod’s Fancy, Neidpath Castle, The Reel of the Royal Scots.

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