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 – OPEN AIR DANCING
Family classes will continue to take place at the wonderful venue called Fresh Ground Church of the Nazarene in Battersea Rise from September. Our first class of the season is on Saturday 15 September 2018.
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We have a wonderful lineup of talented teachers and musicians to help you improve your dancing or playing at our annual Day School.
View their biographies and download application forms from our Day School page
These photos were taken by Jerry Reinstein at our Branch AGM dance on Saturday 9 June.
We are pleased to announce that the application forms for our annual Day School and Musicians’ Workshop are now available to download.
We have a new venue and a wonderful line-up of teachers and musicians.
See the Day School page for forms and more information.
Reel 303 is now available to read online.
To read the current issue Reel 304 – with news of London Branch’s events, other dance events, articles about club activities and far more – either subscribe or why not join London Branch and take advantage of this and other benefits of membership?
Our annual Day School and Musicians’ workshop is taking place on Saturday 20 October 2018. We once again have a stellar line up of teachers and musicians to provide expert tuition – for details of these please see our Day School page.
Please put this date in your diary and check the website for further updates.
On Wednesday 14th February 2018 dancers enjoyed the music of Sandra Smith on piano and and Christina Hood on fiddle. Dances were called by Jane Rose.
Dance programme: Charlestown Chaser, The Dunedin Festival Dance, Hello-Goodbye, Crom Allt, Fair Enough, The Valentine, The Highlandman’s Umbrella, New Year Jig, Ca’ the Ewes tae the Knowes, Blue Bonnets, Scott Meikle, C’est l’Amour, 12 Coates Crescent, The Reel of the 51st Division
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The Branch Burns Supper Ceilidh on 16 January 2018 was once again a great success. 170 dancers enjoyed dancing to the superb music of the Caledonian Reelers as well as enjoying the delicious traditional supper of haggis, neaps and tatties provided by Margaret Shaw and her hard-working team. Iain Farrell piped in the haggis which was paraded by Willie Lawrence, and Ian Rutherford addressed it with great style.
Photos courtesy Jerry Reinstein.
Dancers 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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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!