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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 15 November
MCs: Stewart & Kenneth


De'il Amang the Tailors R 8x32  ** POPULAR DANCE
Shiftin' Bobbins           R 8x32 
Gentleman                  S 8x32  *** FEATURE DANCE
Pines of Pitlochry       J 8x48
Belle of Bon Accord    S 4x32 
Duke of Atholl's Reel  J 8x32 
Ramadan-ce               R 8x32 
Scott Meikle                R 4x32 

City of Belfast             S 3x32 
Lochalsh Reel            R 8x40 
Monymusk                 S8x32 
Clutha                        R 4x48 
Good Hearted Glasgow J 8x32 
Wild Geese                   J 8x32 


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 crib

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                            Feature Dance            Popular Dance
15/11   Kenneth/Stewart      Gentleman                   De'il Amang the Tailors
22/11   Judith/Suzanne         Gentleman                   Kendall's Hornpipe 
29/11   Jenny/Ruth               St Andrew's Evening

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
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!