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Coronavirus

It is with great regret that all RSCDS BHS Border Branch Classes and Events have been cancelled until further notice.

This wasn’t an easy decision for the Branch Committee to make but having considered the number of elderly folk involved, the close proximity and handing involved in Scottish Dancing, together with the enclosed indoor environment, we feel that we are doing the right thing. Other classes and events are being cancelled locally and all over the world.

BUT, please note that individual clubs are making their own decisions so please check with any you normally attend to see if they are still running normally.


See also the South-East Schools Calendar 2017-18.


Scottish Country Dancing for Children

Children's Classes

Fun for boys and girls on Saturday mornings, see Notice. St John’s Children’s and Young Dancers’ Scottish Country Dancing Class is run by St John’s Scottish Country Dancing Club. Run by a certified teacher, contact Deborah Draffin, 0‌7‌561 445654.

Held at 9.30am - 11.30am on Saturdays during term time at
Crowthorne Parish Hall, 50 Heath Hill Road South, Crowthorne, Berkshire  RG45 7BN


Beginner’s Class

See Starting Scottish Country Dancing.

Please see Scottish Country Dancing for Beginners for our course starting on 11th March

If you would like to register an interest in a future course please fill in the form at Scottish Country Dancing for Beginners

People new to Scottish country dancing are encouraged to contact Mervyn Short, 0‌1‌903 782413 and he can arrange an introduction at 7.30pm before the Wednesday Class (see just below), They will be shown the basic steps and formations before being integrated into the main class.

Any of the many clubs in the area are also pleased to offer instruction most times but please contact them a few days in advance.


GENERAL CLASS

Held at 8.00pm-10.00pm on Wednesdays at
St Mary’s Church Hall, Park Road, Camberley  GU15 2SR

This is a general class, it caters for all abilities from intermediate level and follows the RSCDS criteria.

The class starts with a warm up followed by step and formation practise and dances to illustrate points of technique. After a tea break there is less emphasis on technique and typically dances from forthcoming dances are taught finishing with an old favourite and a cool down. This is a friendly class and newcomers are always made very welcome.

RSCDS members £3.00, non-members £4.00. Try to bring a cup if you want coffee or tea.

Teacher/Contact: Shirley Ferguson, 0‌1‌276 501952.

Autumn term is on Wednesdays from 4th September to 11th December. 11th December is a party night.

After Christmas classes are on the Wednesdays from 8th January until 13th May. There is a break for Easter on the 15th April. May 20th is the AGM and End of Season Dance

Summer Social Dancing

Summer Social dancing in 2020 is every Wednesday from 3rd June to 19th August and is £2.50 for RSCDS members and £3.50 for non-members.


ADVANCED CLASS

Held approximately every two weeks.excluding the first Monday of each month

The first two in September are 8–10pm at
St Mary’s Church Hall, Park Road, Camberley  GU15 2SR

The rest of the year from October are 8:15–10:15pm at
St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall, Honey Hill, Nile Mile Ride, Wokingham  RG40 3BA

For 2019-20 season this class will metamorphose once more! It is reverting to an advanced class and will be taught by only three teachers, Pat Houghton, Paul Plummer and Mervyn Short. We're very pleased to say that Judith Muir will continue to play at these events. The class will follow the standard format i.e. warm-up, step practice, formations, more challenging dances and a cool down. Attendees should be fit and able to sustain a reasonable energy level for the whole class. Although, good technique will be expected you don't need to dance at demonstration level! We hope to see you there.

Try to bring a cup if you want coffee or tea.

RSCDS members £4.00, non-members £5.00

Contact: Deborah Draffin, 0‌1‌344 776831.

2019
Sep 23rdPat Houghton
Sep 30thPat Houghton
Oct 21stPat Houghton
Oct 28thPaul Plummer
Nov 11thPaul Plummer
Nov 25thPaul Plummer
Dec 9thPaul Plummer
2020
Jan 27thPaul Plummer
Feb 10thMervyn Short
Feb 24thPat Houghton
Mar 9thMervyn Short + CDs
Mar 23rdPat Houghton
Apr 20thMervyn Short
Apr 27thMervyn Short

The ones in September are 8–10pm in St Mary’s, the rest are 8:15–10:15pm in St Sebastian’s

Note change of teacher.

Courses and Awards

Most classes run by the Branch do not lead to any award, they are simply so people can try to improve their dancing style.

The RSCDS run a programme of examinations and tests. These include Medal Tests for young dancers, Dancing Achievement Awards (DAA) for adults, and Teacher Certificates. Please see Courses. If you are interested in any of these please tell our Branch Secretary so we know when there is some demand.

The RSCDS runs Summer and Winter Schools, see Event Information, which are well worth going to. It is possible to book for a Dancing Achievement Award test at these. Note that different grades are done in different weeks.


Please contact enquiries for questions about Scottish Dancing in the area.

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