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Details of our Next Dance Evening

It's our ceilidh in Claygate on Friday

Dance Selection List for Ceilidh on Friday 26 May

MCs: Lindsey Rousseau & David Horwill

Dance List              

Dances will be selected from:

1 Ceilidh dance: Highland Welcome - Lindsey

2 Ceilidh dance: Virginia Reel - Lindsey

3 Scottish dance: Duke of Athol’s Reel - David

4 Scottish dance: Macdonald of the Isles - David

5 Ceilidh dance: Dashing White Sergeant - Lindsey

6 Ceilidh dance: The Dhoon - Lindsey

7 Scottish dance: Highland Rambler - David

8 Scottish dance: Maxwell’s Rant - David

9 Ceilidh dance: Tribute to William Wallace - Lindsey

10 Scottish dance: Balmoral Strathspey - David

11 Ceilidh dance: The Eightsome Reel - Lindsey

12 Ceilidh dance: Borrowdale Exchange - Lindsey

13 Ceilidh dance: British Grenadiers - Lindsey

14 Scottish dance: Piper & the Penguin - David

15 Scottish dance: Miss Johntone of Ardrossan - David

16 Ceilidh dance: The Canadian Barn Dance - Lindsey

17 Scottish dance: Montgomerie’s Rant - David

18 Scottish dance: Reel of the 51st Division - David

19 Ceilidh dance: Teddy Bear’s Picnic - Lindsey 

Colour code:

Black = for everyone 

Blue = with an experienced partner

Red = experienced dancers only

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

no crib this week

MC Rota:

Date  MC                  Feature Dance            Popular Dance

25/5 NO DANCING  – ceilidh the following day

26/5 Ceilidh - David / Lindsey

1/6 Judith / Libby     Anniversary Reel           Robertson Rant

8/6 Jim                    Anniversary Reel           Robertson Rant

15/6 Lindsey            Anniversary Reel           Robertson Rant

22/6 David / Pat       Anniversary Reel           Robertson Rant

29/6 End of Season Party – Jenny / Judith


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.
NEW for 2016/17: We learn and repeat 'Popular dances' regularly so everyone can enjoy these. 
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.

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!