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!
Dance List for 23
Ruth & Pat
MCs may change the order of the dances:
St Andrew's Fair
Tassie **POPULAR DANCE
Tribute to the Borders
J.B. Milne Dem & Drag - talk through
only for experienced dancers to start
City of Belfast
Round Reel of Eight
Reel of the Royal Scots
Black = for everyone
Blue = with an experienced partner
Red = experienced dancers only
& 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.
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Feature Dance Popular Dance
23/11 Ruth / Pat Orpington Caledonians Silver
30/11 David H
St Andrew's evening
7/12 Ruth / Mary
21/12 Jim Cook
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.
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!
Popular dances - we learn and repeat these dances regularly so everyone can enjoy them.
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.
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, Mary Gordon, David Horwill, Judith Jones, Jenny Kendrick, 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!