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.
The Society AGM took place the weekend of November 4th – 6th 2016.
At the AGM Helen Russell was appointed Chairman of the Society, and Andrew Kellett, recent past Chairman of London Branch, was voted Chairman Elect. In addition Jean Martin was appointed as President of the Society.
We extend our warmest congratulations and best wishes to Andrew on his achievement and to Helen Russell and Jean Martin on their respective appointments. Read more »
We have added 2 new videos to our Branch YouTube page. One is from the Street Party for the Queen’s 90th Birthday and the other is from the recent Dem Team trip to the Leeds Festival.
The Branch AGM took place on Saturday evening following the Street Party celebrating the 90th birthday of HM The Queen.
At the AGM Wilson Nicol, a Vice President of London Branch, was awarded a Branch Award for his exceptional service to the Branch.
The AGM was followed by an End of Season dance where those attending danced to the music of Barbara Manning and Callum Mitchell.
This took place on Saturday 19 March 2016 with a Children’s Class 11.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Followed by lunch for all children and then afternoon dance to the music of Ian Muir of Prestwick
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The annual Branch Day School will take place on Saturday 15th October 2016 at Paddington Academy.
Teachers will be David Hall, Alice Stainer, Simon Wales and Angela Young with Musicians Barbara Manning, Ken Martlew, Judith Muir and Sandra Smith. The Musicians’ Workshop will be led by Ian Muir.
Saturday 16th January 2016
Our traditional Burns Supper along with the fun of Scottish music and ceilidh dancing.
To music from Ian Robertson and the Musicians Read more »
Pictures from the class on Saturday 16th January. Read more »