6th: Our June Dance of the Month is Glens of Angus, featuring the spurtle.
Working up to our Summer tea-dance on 30th June. This is a catered event so please get your tickets soon.
7th: Our May Dance of the Month is the Countess of Dunmore’s Reel, featuring the chaperoned promenade.
18th: We did it again. Bon Viveur is our April Dance of the Month
11th: What an amazing first evening back! Rose christened the new microphone headset which was approved by all (well done Roger!). As a class we focussed on Chains of various sorts and then tackled Shiehallion reels for the first time in several years. We surprised ourselves ( and Rose) by cracking them and performed 2 sets of Bon Viveur faultlessly. And we did it twice just to prove it wasn’t a fluke!
9th: Back to dancing. Apologies for the slightly odd term dates! Will try to do better next year.
26th We were at Hedgerley Beavers to introduce them to a traditional dance. Unfortunately Rose couldn’t make it but it was a bonding experience for the rest of us. Thank you and well done everyone for being so flexible! We followed up with a lovely end-of-term evening. Special thanks to Ann for stepping into the breach.
28th We had a jolly afternoon yesterday at Buckingham House Care Home in GX and the residents seemed to enjoy our dancing demos and the opportunity to chat. One or two even joined in with our specially prepared dance!
5th Good to be back dancing again after 2 weeks of cancellation for snow. Thank you to Rose for a delightful new selection of dances.
22nd A lovely afternoon at Swarthmore Care Home. Thank you to Ian for organising it and to all the dancers. Pity about the weather!
21st Thank you to everyone for making yesterday’s tea dance such a happy afternoon. Our next Event is on Sunday 30th June!
19th Looking forward to seeing everyone at the tea dance tomorrow. Starts 2 pm. We’ve had confirmation that there will be NO car park charge.
12th A super rehearsal for the tea dance – thank you, Rose.
Happy New Year everyone!
Hope to see you dancing next Tuesday, 8th. Please remember to bring raffle prizes if you haven’t already
Next Tuesday, 11th is our last evening before Christmas. Please join us for an evening of favourite dances and bring-and-share nibbles. Where has the time gone?
29th – A team from GXSDC joined Eton Wick First School to celebrate St Andrew’s Day a day early. The Fisherman’s Reel drew gasps of surprise from the children as we whizzed round that first circle. Then they were mesmerised by Chris’ talk on all things kilt-related. St Andrew’s Fair followed, and the whole school was soon clapping along to Staircase in Styria.
Rose then marshalled the Year 4 children to join us in Cumberland Reel, Flying Scotsman and Circassian Circle. Everyone participated and seemed to have a very jolly time. The afternoon ended with tea and home -made shortbread for the dancers. The teacher said the whole event had far surpassed her expectations! Lets hope we’ve sowed the seeds for the dancers of the future. Thank you, everyone.
Another reminder: no dancing on 23rd.
AGM on 30th.
Just a reminder: no dancing on 25th because of the Jumble Sale . See you on 2nd October for the Open Evening.
Here we are in September with just a week to go before we restart dancing. Looking forward to catching up with you all on Tuesday 11th!
- A recap of all last seasons dances can be found below.
The Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary is a useful resource for learning dances and for cribs for social dancing.
January/ February 2018
A very successful Tea Dance was enjoyed by our members and dancers from other clubs – 21/1/18.