Surbiton & District Caledonian Society

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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 27 April

MC: David Horwill

Dance List              

Highland Rambler           
Duke of Atholl’s Reel       
Silver Tassie         

Napier’s Index        
Best Set in the Hall  ***feature
Miss Eleanor           

Fisherman’s Reel      
J B Milne                  **popular dance
Wind on Loch Fyne     
Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan  blue
The Frisky                  
Mairi’s Wedding             
Maxwell’s Rant       
MacDonald of the Isles   
West’s Hornpipe           

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.

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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

27/4 David               Best Set in the Hall       JB Milne

4/5  Ruth / Stewart   Best Set in the Hall       Napiers Index

11/5 Lindsey            Best Set in the Hall       Napiers Index

18/5 Jenny / Pat       Best Set in the Hall       Napiers Index

25/5 No dancing – ceilidh the following day

26/5 Ceilidh - David / Lindsey

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!