End of Season AGM dance 2022

June DanceSaturday 11th June 2022

To music from Adam Brady

Dance programme: The Jubilee Jig, The Royal Deeside Railway, The Golden Wedding Strathspey, The Bees of Maggieknockater, Anniversary Reel, Wisp of Thistle, The Wild Geese, Miss Hadden’s Reel, The Reel of the Royal Scots, The Royal Wedding, The Machine Without Horses, The Royal Patron, Balmoral Strathspey, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh

Extras: The Happy Meeting, Old Nick’s Lumber Room, West’s Hornpipe, Round Reel of Eight

Summer Wednesday Dance 2022

Summer Wednesday Dance 2014 (01)

Wednesday 1st June 2022

A dance with some easier dances for beginners and intermediate dancers.

To music from David Hall

Dance programme: Joie de Vivre, The Happy Meeting, Balmoral Strathspey, Cramond Bridge, Sugar Candie, Flight to Melbourne, EH3 7AF, Mrs MacLeod, A Capital Jig, Fair Donald, Maxwell’s Rant, Neidpath Castle, Inchmickery, The Reel of the Royal Scots

Extras: Jig to the Music, The Laird of Milton’s Daughter, The Deil Amang the Tailors, Round Reel of Eight

Combined Societies Dance 2022

Date: 2nd April, 2022 7.00 – 10.30 pm

to music from Sandy Nixon. Hosted by the London Highland Club

Dance programme: Hooper’s Jig, The Belle of Bon Accord, J B Milne, Inchmickery, The Rose of the North, Scott Meikle, Les Remparts de Sevile, The Dream Catcher, Red House, Postie’s Jig, Glastonbury Tor, The City of Belfast, Pelorus Jack, Polharrow Burn, The Gentleman, The Kelloholm Jig, The Byron Strathspey, Major Ian Stewart, Montparnasse, Mairi’s Wedding.

Park Walk Christmas Party 2021 – report and photos

Park Walk’s beginners and technique classes joined forces on Wednesday 8 December for a most enjoyable Christmas Party. Adam Brady provided the music and Technique class teacher, Simon Wales, acted as MC, guiding the 3 sets through the programme.  Many thanks to the wonderful musician and MC and congratulations to all the dancers, in particular the beginners’ class, some of whom have been learning with Davina Miln only since the beginning of November. Read more »

Christmas Dance 2021 – report and photos

This dance took place on Saturday 11th December 2021 to music from Marion Anderson and her SCD Band

Dance programme: EH3 7AF, Jessie’s Hornpipe, Delvin Side, Jennifer’s Jig, The Earl of Mansfield, Sands of Morar, The Hollin Buss, Autumn in Appin, The College Hornpipe, Gothenburg’s Welcome, Midsummer Common, The Rutland Reel, The Dancing Master, Margaret Parker’s Strathspey, Polharrow Burn, The Nurseryman, Miss Eleanor, Sleepy Maggie. Read more »

London Branch 90th Anniversary Grand Ball 2021 report

As part of our 90th Anniversary Celebrations,
RSCDS London Branch this took place on Saturday 16 October 2021 at Allum Manor Hall, Allum Lane,Elstree, Borehamwood WD6 3PJ

Dancing to the music of Ian Muir and the Craigellachie Band

Dance Programme: Miss Hadden’s Reel, Fraser’s Favourite, Miss Milligan’s Strathspey, Miss Allie Anderson, Lady Susan Stewart’s Reel, The Gentleman, The Dancing Master, Argyll Strathspey, The Westminster Reel, Major Ian Stewart, The Earl of Mansfield, The Glasgow Highlanders, Farewell to Balfour Road, Cramond Bridge, Culla Bay, The New Rigged Ship, Jean Martin of Aberdeen, The Montgomeries’ Rant

Plus 90th Anniversary Dance Competition winning dance – London Nine-O

130 dancers attended the Branch’s 90th Anniversary Ball on Saturday night.

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New Season Dance 2021 report and photos

Our first dance at St Columba’s, Pont Street on Saturday 18 September 2021 since the COVID situation brought a halt to live dancing was a great success. Many dancers came to support the Branch and enjoy the lively music of Dave Hall and his SCD Band – Dave Hall (accordion), Ali Forbes (keyboard) and Christina Hood (violin).

Dance programme: Pelorus Jack, Mrs MacLeod, Cape Town Wedding, Miss Allie Anderson, Cherrybank Gardens, Trip to Timber Ridge, The Bees of Maggieknockater, Asilomar Romantic, The Black Mountain Reel, Kendall’s Hornpipe, Mrs Milne of Kinneff, The Music Will Tell You, The New Rigged Ship, The Haar on Skye, John of Bon Accord, Jean Martin of Aberdeen, Best Set in the Hall, Da Rain Dancin’.

Photos and video courtesy Petar Petkovic

See other videos from the New Season Dance on our YouTube channel

Return to dance!

Return to dance!

London Branch had a wonderful return to dance at the Open Air dancing in Kensington Gardens on 21 and 28 August. Massive thanks to James Fairbairn for his meticulous organisation which made the whole thing possible.

James also acted as MC on 28 August, enticing an ever growing number of passers-by to join members and friends of London Branch in dancing to the music of Dave Hall and Ali Forbes. The previous week, Frank Reid provided the music and Jim Cook acted as MC , inspiring dancers to brave the threatened rain and enjoy the dance.

It was good to see so many old faces, reunited after too long apart. We were delighted to welcome new dancers and we thank those who came for their willingness to join in. Please do come to other London Branch events, it was a pleasure to dance with you!

Thank you to James, Jim, Frank, Dave, Ali and all who helped make our first foray back to dance so pleasurable.

We now look forward to our New Season Dance on Saturday 18 September and to classes resuming on Wednesday 22 September at Park Walk, Richmond and Pont Street. Our COVID safety guidelines may be found here or on the right hand side of the website front page.

Please check with the website and eUpdate for further details. Read more »

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