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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!


Dance List for 26 October



MC: Kenneth Evans and Pat Bagwell

Wild Geese                                            
Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan   
Duchess Tree              ***FEATURE DANCE
A Capital Jig                ** POPULAR DANCE
The Reel of the Royal Scots
Jean Martin of Aberdeen

Lochalsh Reel                      
Starry Eyed Lassie
Fair Donald                                 
Best Set in the Hall                                                             
Robertson Rant                                     
Reel of the 51st division            


Jig to the Music              
The Frisky                        
Scot Meikle


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.

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CLICK HERE for videos & alternative crib of the dances (just select the Videos tab, then the dance you want to view)

MC Rota:

Date  MC                       Feature Dance            Popular Dance

26/10 Kenneth / Pat         Duchess Tree                Capital Jig 

2/11 Stewart / Libby         Duchess Tree                Capital Jig 

9/11 Lindsey                    Orpington Caledonians   Capital Jig 

16/11 Judith / Mary          Orpington Caledonians   Silver Tassie

23/11 Stewart / Pat          Orpington Caledonians   Silver Tassie     

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!

**    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.

Dress Code
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!