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Next Dance Evening & Crib

Details of our Next Dance Evening

All classes have been cancelled forthwith.
Following the new Covid 19 restrictions as of 17 October
Surbiton is now in Tier 2 so we regret we can no longer meet for dancing.
We will update members by email once restrictions are eased.
MC Rota:

Date     MC                          Popular Dance      Feature Dance 
                                                                   N/A                               N/A
24 September  - Judith                
1 October - Libby                        

8 October   - David                         

15 October - Pat 


22 October - CANCELLED

29/10          - CANCELLED                       

Here are links below for ideas and opportunities to dance at home and find the online RSCDS classes:

Judith's virtual lesson 1

Judith's virtual lesson 2

Judith's virtual lesson 3

Judith's virtual lesson 4




Enjoy some virtual tuition from Judith (links above)



Dance of the day

Members are telling us their favourite dances to watch on YouTube or listen to the music  Do join in! 


 Video list of dances we have shared- click here! 


Formation of the Week

Focus on a formation to practise the pattern and the steps, but also to see how different dances incorporate the formation, and how you get into it and out of it in different ways.


w/b 1 June The Knot


Cuillins of Skye (3-couple knot)

There are many variations of the Knot




** RSCDS London Branch eUpdate **


Weekly news, stories, puzzles, links and more to keep us in touch with Scottish dancing at home.


Click here for current and past issues 





** Dance Scottish at Home**

Weekly newsletter of articles, puzzles, podcasts, challenges and so much more from RSCDS HQ

Click here for current and past issues 




RSCDS live online class on Zoom every Wednesday 7pm

Join a live Scottish dance class with a different RSCDS teacher on Zoom every Wednesday at 7pm!  The classes are a mixture of basic movements, warm ups, technique and steps to keep you active!  You need to be registered on Zoom and the link to join the live class is here 



RSCDS At Home Podcasts 

a great half hour programme of music and chat to listen to: something new, something from the archives, a musical quiz, a Guest Album of the week as well as lots of music to keep your toes tapping.


Part of Dance Scottish at Home - see link above



** On Saturdays at 7pm you can listen live to Scottish dance music with a different band each week on BBC Radio Scotland's Take The Floor programme.  Available to listen online:


or via BBC Sounds app



Bake a cake, put your dancing shoes on and go to a virtual Afternoon Tea Dance! 




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.

Videos of our current popular and feature dances 2019/20 season

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.

Tuition - suspended
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!