Combined Societies Dance 2017

Saturday 1 April 2017

7.00 – 10.30 p.m. (doors open 6.30 p.m.)

A joint event with London Highland Club, Little Ship Club, St Columba’s Dancers and London Reels

This year the dance is hosted by London HIghland Club

To music from Alasdair Macleod

Dance Programme: Good Hearted Glasgow, Miss Eleanor, Ramadan-ce, MacLeod’s Fancy, John McAlpin, Flight to Melbourne, The Starry Eyed Lassie, City of Belfast, Mairi’s Wedding, Postie’s Jig, The Kelloholm Jig, Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan, Jean Martin of Aberdeen, Hamilton House, The Reverend John MacFarlane, Sugar Candie, Scott Meikle, Joie de Vivre, A Trip to Bavaria, Ian Powrie’s Farewell to Auchterader.

Admission includes refreshments): £12.00. All tickets to be purchased on the door. All dances will be recapped.

This dance takes place at St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street, London SW1X 0BD

Contact details for the Combined Societies are:

London Highland Club – holds formal and informal dances at St Columba’s Church, Pont St on Saturdays. Contact Catriona Bennett on +44 (0) 20 8544 5558 or email

St Columba’s Dancers – hold formal and informal dances at St Columba’s Church, Pont St most Mondays from Sept – May. Contact Bob Harman on 020 8642 7192 or email  – Website

Little Ship Club – is a well-established Scottish country dance group who meet at St Columba’s Pont Street on Thursday evenings every three weeks from September to May. We dance a wide variety of dances as well as the more familiar ones. We very often have a musician playing for us, and as a friendly social group we are always willing to welcome new members. It may be helpful to know the basic steps, but most dances are walked through. We break halfway through the evening for a picnic supper that participants bring themselves. Contact Stuart Thom on 0207 924 2081 or email.

London Reels – London Reels meets once per month (September – June) in the lower hall of St Columba’s Church in Pont Street,  SW1. This is a fantastic venue which can accommodate over 200 dancers on its large wooden dance floor.

We welcome novice and experienced reelers from around the world of all ages and backgrounds to share in this most beloved of Scottish pastimes.

At London Reels we teach and practise a limited number of dances. Beginners are especially welcome, and we pride ourselves on our ability to convert sceptical first-timers into reeling devotees!