Day School application forms now available

To download an application form and find out more about the great lineup of teachers and musicians we have at this year’s Day School go to the Day School page.

We also again have the option for online application forms.

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your dancing technique in a fun and friendly environment.

We also offer a Musicians’ workshop for those looking to learn or improve their playing for dancing and the opportunity to put this into practice by playing for the evening dance.

Day School Evening Dance 2021

This dance takes place after the annual Branch Day School at St Helen’s School, Eastbury Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 3AS and music is supplied by the Musician’s Workshop tutor and Workshop musicians.

This year the dance is on Saturday 30 October 2021 from 6.00 – 9.00pm and music is from Jim Lindsay and the Day School Workshop Musicians

Dance programme: Miss Hadden’s Reel, The College Hornpipe, Midsummer Common, The Hollin Buss, The Music Makars, Jean Martin of Aberdeen, Mrs MacLeod, Catch the Wind, The Wild Geese, Seann Truibhas Willican, Polharrow Burn, Miss Allie Anderson, The Silver Tassie, Mairi’s Wedding

Tickets: £7 (Members), £8 (Non-Members) on the door  or in advance from

RSCDS London Branch is pleased to be able to offer payment by card facility at dances and most classes (where there is also the possibility of booking and paying online). In order to minimise cash handling it would be appreciated if you could pay this way if at all possible. –

The cribsheet is available in two formats:

MiniCrib PDF (PDF file with MiniCribs and Keith Rose diagrams)

SCDDB website dance list (to choose cribs, diagrams, videos and more information).

Burns Ceilidh Dance 2018

Burns CeilidhSaturday 13th January 2018

A great opportunity to enjoy with your friends and family a traditional Burns Supper along with the fun of Scottish music and ceilidh dancing with haggis (including a splash of whisky), neeps and tatties, piped in and addressed in the immortal way.

To music from Caledonian Reelers with MC Peter Knight

The dance programme included the Gay Gordons, Dunnet Head, Kelvingrove Two Step, Jig to the Music, A Highland Welcome, Canadian Barn Dance, My Love She’s but a Lassie Yet, Rosa Waltz, Dashing White Sergeant, The Boston Two Step, The Eightsome Reel, St Bernard’s Waltz, The Virginia Reel, Lambeth Walk, Britannia Two Step, Bluebell Polka, Be Seeing You, Strip the Willow (Orcadian Style) Extras: Swedish Masquerade, London Celebration.

Branch Day School 2016 report

About 140 dancers and musicians enjoyed the Branch Day School on October 15.  There were classes in the morning and afternoon for all levels of dancer, while Ian Muir (Craigellachie) led a workshop for the musicians.  After tea there was a choice of optional class – a Highland, Ladies Step and a Book 50 class – for dancers to attend before the evening dance.  Ian Muir, accompanied by Judith Muir and the Musicians attending the Workshop, played superbly for a country dance programme which was interspersed with songs, a piano duet and a highland demonstration.  Margaret  Shaw and her team of helpers ensured everyone had enough to eat and drink, and we were very fortunate to once again have use of the superb facilities at Paddington Academy.   Thank you to all the teachers, musicians, our band for the evening dance and all those who worked so hard to ensure the success of the day.

Some of the comments we received from the dancers and musician course participants:

 – Just a quick thank you for another enjoyable day school at the weekend.  Please pass on my thanks to the organising committee; it is always so well run and I appreciate the lunch and tea provided.

– I thought the quality of the teaching was very high and I really enjoyed being in both Angela’s and David’s class.  Excellent!  

– Thanks to you and all your helpers for a lovely day school yesterday. I really enjoyed it.  I hope the evening went well too.

– I enjoyed my class – Alice is an excellent teacher – and lunch was delicious. Just a shame I couldn’t stay for the afternoon session.

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