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 – ST ANDREW’S NIGHT CEILIDH 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
St Andrew’s Night Ceilidh Dance Saturday 18 November 2017
Christmas Dance Saturday 16 December 2017
Burns’ Supper and Ceilidh Dance Saturday 13 January 2018
Winter Wednesday Dance Wednesday 14 February 2018

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.

Reel 301 Published

Issue 301 of The Reel is now available for members and subscribers in either paper or in electronic form and now in full colour. To subscribe please click here.

 

Backdated issues of The Reel are also available online.

Report on Branch AGM and End of Season Dance

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.

Report on Summer Wednesday Dance 2017

Summer Wednesday Dance 2014 (01)

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.

 

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