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 EVENT – DAY SCHOOL and DAY SCHOOL EVENING DANCE
There is still time to get your application form in for this year’s Day School. There are classes for beginners through to advanced dancers. With expert teaching from Helen Russell, William Williamson, Lindsey Ibbotson and Tom Ibbotson and the music of class musicians Barbara Manning, Ian Muir (Craigellachie), Judith Muir and Ian Robertson, this year’s Day School promises to provide something for everyone.
More information and application forms can be found on the Day School page. Don’t miss out – apply now!
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.
Issue 301 of The Reel is now available for members 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.
The Musicians’ workshop at the Day School on 21 October is now full.
If you would like to go on the waiting list, please can you contact Margaret Catchick.
Dancers enjoyed an afternoon of Scottish dancing in Kensington Gardens recently.
All photos by Stephen Webb.
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.
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!
Find out more
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.
For more details and tickets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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!