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 – OPEN AIR DANCING IN KENSINGTON GARDENS
Our next Very Advanced Dance Class takes place on Saturday 3 December. With teacher Mervyn Short and musicians Ian and Meryl Thomson.
Put this in your diary and come along and enjoy the class.
Our popular open air dancing sessions continue this year on 5, 12 and 19th August.
We are holding three “Taster Classes” in three different places in London on Saturday mornings. Bring your family along and have a go at Scottish dancing!
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There is an evening dance following the Branch Day School on Saturday 21 October 2017 at Paddington Academy, Marylands Road, London W9 2DR from 6 – 9 p.m.
Music from Ian Muir (Prestwick) and the Day School Musicians.
RSCDS members: £7, Non-members: £8 Tickets available in advance or purchased (cash only) on the door. All dances will be recapped.
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The evening dance programme is:
Hooper’s Jig Collins, Cramond Bridge, The Duchess Tree, Napier’s Index, The Piper and the Penguin, The Byron Strathspey, The New Rigged Ship, Catch the Wind, The Wee Cooper of Fife, Sugar Candie, Maxwell’s Rant, Major Ian Stewart, Glasgow Country Dance, The Reel of the Royal Scots.
Crib available at http://bit.ly/2voDZiu
The application forms for this year’s Branch Day School are now available for download.
A great lineup of teachers and musicians make this an event you won’t want to miss! For more information see the Day School page.
Day School (Dancers)
Issue 300 of The Reel is now available for members in either paper or in electronic form (the latter is in full colour). To subscribe please click here.
Backdated issues of The Reel are also available online.
Our Branch classes resume again in September.
There are classes for all abilities – from Beginner to Advanced level. No need to bring a partner.
Come along and enjoy the fun, fitness and friendship which is Scottish Country Dancing!
The programme for our New Season Dance which takes place on Saturday 16 September 2017 is now available.
With a great programme of dances and music from Craigellachie this will be an excellent start to the dancing season!
Margaret Catchick, chairing the meeting, thanked those present for attending. She summarised the Branch Report for 2016-2017 which had been sent out with Reel 300, after which Simon Wales presented the accounts.
As there were no motions, the meeting proceeded smoothly.
The meeting was followed by the Branch End of Season dance. Ian Robertson provided superb music to dance to and although numbers were not high, a great atmosphere prevailed and for once women were in short supply! Tasty refreshments were provided by Ireen, Lena, George and Thelma and our MC’s for the evening, Rachel Wilton and Andrew Kellett, guided us seamlessly through the dances.
Nearly 80 dancers enjoyed the Summer Wednesday dance to the superb music of Chris Oxtoby on 31 May 2017. Jane Rose was our excellent MC for the evening and tasty refreshments were again provided by our team of Margaret, Lena, and George. Thanks go to everyone who helped in ensuring the success of the evening and to all those who attended.
Dance Programme: Jig to the Music, The Grassmarket Reel, Fair Donald, The Rutland Reel, Light and Airy, Midsummer Common, The Sailor, Round Reel of Eight, The Haar on Skye, Domino Five, John Cass, City of Belfast, The Wild Geese, The Duke of Perth.
Extra: Catch the Wind.