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Next Dance Evening & Crib

Details of our Next Dance Evening

Tuition session for 30 mins starts at 7.30pm with 
our Qualified RSCDS teachers, covering technique & footwork, 
highly recommended for everyone, including beginners and improvers!

Dance List for 25 April

MCs: Ruth & Kenneth

Hooper's Jig J8x32

Triple Happiness S3x32 *** FEATURE

The New Rigged Ship J8x48  

Swiss Lassie R8x32 Experienced dancers only

The Swan and The Tay S3x32  ** POPULAR

The Duke of Atholl's Reel J8x32

The Belle of Bon Accord S4x32 

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan R5x32

The Robertson Rant S1x80     

Anniversary Reel R4x32  Experienced dancers only  

The College Hornpipe R8x32

Sugar Candie S8x32    

Napier's Index J8x40


Maxwell's Rant R8x32

The Piper and the Penguin R1x88

The Reel of the 51st Division R8x32    

MCs may change the order of dances to suit the level of experience on the evening.



Colour code:

Black = for everyone 

Blue = with an experienced partner

Red = experienced dancers only 
(or Dem & Drag:: the MC may select dancers for the DEMONSTRATION. Please be prepared to watch the first time, and then have a go yourself the second time through).

New dancers - we hope you will enjoy watching the Red dances for our experienced members.

**    Popular dances - we learn and repeat these dances regularly so everyone can enjoy them.
***  Feature dances - when we add a new dance (called a Feature Dance on the programme) we take a bit more time in walking it through and it stays on the programme for a few weeks so we can learn it.

click here to open the cribsheet

Surbiton Frolic crib - Devised by David Horwill in honour of the Club's 70th Anniversary

Click here for video list & alternative crib of the dances (just select the Videos tab, then the dance you want to view)

MC Rota:

Date     MC                          Popular Dance      Feature Dance            

25/4 Kenneth/Ruth              Swan and the Tay     Triple Happiness

2/5  David                           Swan and the Tay     Bees of Maggieknockater 

9/5                                           * No dancing - ceilidh on 10/5 * 

16/5  Kenneth/Judith           Swan and the Tay      Bees of Maggieknockater

Videos of our current popular and feature dances - Spring 2019

General Information about our Dance Evenings

We do around 12 dances each evening with a tea-break half-way through. 
Some dances are highlighted that they are to be danced with an experienced partner and some are for proficient dancers only.  We hope new dancers will enjoy watching our experienced dancers doing one or two more challenging dances per evening. 
The aim is for everyone to enjoy their dancing! 
The MC for the evening talks us through the various parts of the dance while we walk through it. 
Any new or inexperienced dancers get a chance to practice during the walk-through which helps them learn the dance.

Each Thursday there is a tuition session from 7.30pm to 8pm.
Here you can learn the basic steps and moves that will be danced that evening.  Everyone is encouraged to come to the tuition!

Dress Code & Footwear
Soft-soled shoes are ideal. Kilts and long white dresses with tartan sashes are not needed! On our special evenings we like to dress up with some Caledonian flourishes.  
Masters of Ceremonies (MC)
The Society is very grateful to the following who act as MCs throughout the year:
Jim Cook, Libby Curzon, David Horwill, Judith Jones, Jenny Kendrick, Suzanne Marley, Stewart Murray, Lindsey Rousseau, Ruth Taylor and Pat Bagwell.
At their discretion, the MC may rearrange couples in sets to ensure a good balance of experience in a dance.  We hope you understand that this is for the success of the dance and enjoyment of all taking part!