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Covid update August 2021

Please read BHS Branch classes and events - precautions due to Covid or [Word]

The committee has drawn these up to allow us all to feel as confident and comfortable as we can to allow us to dance normally, ie normal sized sets, no masks and hands taken as dictated by the dance.


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 to advanced 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.

Covid precautions currently apply as detailed at the top of this page. Please bring your own refreshments as none will be provided at the initial classes

Autumn term is on Wednesdays from 8th September to 15th December 2021. 15th December is a party night.

After Christmas term is 12th January to 25th May except 20th April for Easter. The last night is the Branch AGM

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

Teacher: Mervyn Short, 0‌1‌903 782413.
Class Facilitator : Christine Knox, 0‌7‌818 650635.



BEGINNER’S CLASS

No confirmed class at this time


ADVANCED CLASS

Held at 8:15pm-10:15pm approximately every two weeks.excluding the first Monday of each month at
St Sebastian’s Memorial Hall, Honey Hill, Nile Mile Ride, Wokingham  RG40 3BA

A class for advanced and very advanced dancers. Attendees should be fit and able to sustain a reasonable energy level for the whole class. Attendees are expected to know the basic figures and have an appreciation of the tempo of the music, good phrasing, a sound linking of all formations and dance with good teamwork.

The class will be taught by three teachers as shown in the schedule below. We are very pleased to say that Judith Muir will continue to play. The class will follow the standard format i.e. warm-up, step practice, formations, more challenging dances and a cool down.

Covid precautions currently apply as detailed at the top of this page. Please bring your own refreshments as none will be provided at the initial classes

RSCDS members £4.00, non-members £5.00. Try to bring a cup if you want coffee or tea.

Teachers: Mervyn Short, Anne Carter and Pat Houghton
Musician: Judith Muir
Contact: Deborah Draffin, 0‌1‌344 776831.

2021
Sep 13thMervyn
Sep 27thMervyn
Oct 11thAnne
Oct 25thAnne
Nov 8thPaul Plummer
Nov 22ndAnne
Dec 13thMervyn
Dec 20thMervyn
2022
Jan 17thAnne
Jan 31thPat
Feb 14thPat
Feb 28thMervyn
Mar 21stAnne
Mar 28thPat
Apr 11thPat
Apr 25thPat

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.


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

Next term starting Saturday 18th September 2021


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

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