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International Dancing Weekend in Cape Town - October 2017

posted 19 Jun 2017, 04:53 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Scottish Country Dancers from around the country can look forward to joining an international contingent of dancers for an exciting Scottish Dancing Weekend taking place in Cape Town from October 19 to 21, 2017, with morning classes and evening dances being held in the ballroom at Kelvin Grove Club.

Join this inspiring weekend – organised by Katalin Konya of Dancing in New Places – and enjoy the experienced teaching of Patricia Houghton, with fabulous music provided by George Meikle (accordion) and James Gray (piano).

Some 50 dancers from around the world have already booked to come to Cape Town for this event – don't miss this opportunity to be part of an outstanding dancing event.

For bookings contact Gill Loubser who is acting as local co-ordinator for South African participants in the weekend (gill@packagingmag.co.za)

No walk - no talk evening of dancing - 23 June 2017

posted 13 Jun 2017, 05:05 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 21 Jun 2017, 07:08 ]

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding the sixth in their popular No Walk/No Talk evenings of dancing on Friday 23 June to which you are all invited. The programme and crib are available for downloading below.

The event takes place at Claremont Congregational Church Hall at 6::45pm for 7pm and will continue till 9pm, after which we adjourn for socialising over supper at a local restaurant.

Programme:

  1. Pelorus Jack                        J32     3/4L  Skelton: RSCDS XLI
  2. J. B. Milne                         R32     3/4L  Foss: Guide (ex-Collins)
  3. 12 Coates Crescent                  S32     4/4L  RSCDS XL
  4. Best Set in the Hall                J32     3/4L  Greenwood: RSCDS XLVI
  5. Never at Sea                        R48     6/6L  Haddow
  6. The Road to McGregor                S32     4/4L  Hodgson
  7. Quarries' Jig                       J32     3/4L  Smith: RSCDS XXXVI
  8. Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan         R32     5/5L  Goldring 2000
  9. Cherrybank Gardens                  S32     3/3L  Drewry: Bankhead 1
 10. The Waternish Tangle                J32     3/4L  Barfoot: Skye 2
 11. Sands of Morar                      S32     3/4L  Priddey: RSCDS XLV
 12. The Reel of the 51st Division       R32     3/4L  Atkinson: RSCDS XIII
Extras if time:
 The Byron Strathspey S32 3/3L Drewry: Deeside 2 The Piper and the Penguin R88 4S Goldring: RSCDS Scotia The Gentleman S32 3/4L Huxley: RSCDS XXXV The Highland Fair J32 2/4L RSCDS Graded

For a 'Watchthrough' of videos of some of the dances on the programme click here. 

RSCDS Book 52 Evaluation – 29 June 2017

posted 2 Jun 2017, 06:14 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 2 Jun 2017, 06:16 ]

RSCDS Branches all around the globe have been invited to help evaluate dances for Book 52, due for publication in 2018.The Cape Town Branch has been allocated a batch of eight dances to assess.We're holding a special class on Thursday June 29 in place of Bergvliet's usual class as we did last year.

There will be no charge for RSCDS Members and Bergvliet Annual Members, it will cost non-members R20.  Gill Loubser, Heather Hodgson, Kim Mills and Caireen Alston will be sharing the teaching.

Don't worry if you are a newcomer to this exercise just come along for a fun evening on June 29 as we try out these dances.

Mandela Day Dance 2017

posted 31 May 2017, 05:10 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 17 Jul 2017, 05:03 ]

Mandela Day on 18 July is an annual international day adopted by the United Nations. It is more than a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy; it is a call to action for people everywhere to recognise their individual power to take responsibility to change the world around them.

Clan Colquhoun would like to invite you to join us once again for an evening of fun dancing in Fish Hoek, on Monday 17 July, the day before Mandela Day and help celebrate the idea that each of us can make a difference in our community, that everyone can take action against poverty.

The programme of dancing will last 67 minutes and we will break for tea, coffee and biscuits.

There won’t be any cost for the evening but you are asked to bring along tinned or other non-perishable food which will be distributed to those in need in Masiphumelele or dog and kitty food to TEARS in the Valley or the SPCA. We will also be collecting books in reasonable condition which are destined for the HELP THE RURAL CHILD charity bookshop.

When:                       Monday 17th July 2017
Time:                        19:45 dancing to start at 20:00
Venue:                      St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall, corner Kommetjie Road & 5th Avenue
Dress:                       Informal with a touch of tartan or your favourite Madiba shirt. Men please wear your kilts and show off those knees!
What to bring:            Your food gift and books in good condition.

(The dances are part of Fish Hoek’s core repertoire of dances for this year. and are mostly old favourites or dances that have featured on recent programmes or that will feature on upcoming programme for 'Dancing in new places' tour.

Pelorus Jack

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Waternish Tangle

0:04:42

Road to McGregor

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Never at Sea

0:02:46

Cranberry Tart

0:04:38

Sands of Morar

0:08:34

Flowers of Edinburgh

0:04:44

Broadway

0:03:13

City of Stirling Reel

0:04:46

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan

0:03:03

First Rain of Spring

0:01:48

Dream Catcher

0:03:10

Quarries Jig

0:04:40

Land of the Heather Hills

0:04:24

Best Set in the Hall

0:04:54

Reel of the 51st Division

0:02:59

TIME OF DANCING

1:07:03

 The dance crib is available for downloading below.

No walk - no talk evening of dancing - 6 May 2017

posted 23 Apr 2017, 09:53 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding the fifth in their popular No Walk/No Talk evenings of dancing on Saturday 6 May to which you are all invited. The programme and crib are available for downloading below.

The event takes place at St Margaret's Church Hall in Fish Hoek at 6::45pm for 7pm and will continue till 9pm, after which we adjourn for socialising over supper at a local restaurant.

Programme:

  1. Highland Fair                       (8x32 jig for 2 cpls in a 3 or 4 cpl set)
  2. J B Milne                               (8x32 reel for 3 cpls in a 4 cpl set)
  3. Gentleman                            (8x32 strathspey for 3 cpls in a 4 cpl set)
  4. Best Set in the Hall -           (8x32 jig for 3 cpls in a 4 cpl set)
  5. Never At Sea                                    (3/6x32 reel for 6 cpls in a 6 cpl set)
  6. 12 Coates Crescent             (4x32 strathspey for 4 cpls in a 4 cpl set)
  7. Quarries Jig                         (8x32 jig for 3 cpls in a 4 cpl set)
  8. Piper and the Penguin       (1x88 reel for 4 cpls in a square set)
  9. Cherrybank Gardens          (3x32 strathspey for 3 cpls in a 3 cpl set)
  10. Pelorus Jack                         (8x32 jig for 3 cpls in a 4 cpl set)
  11. The Byron Strathspey –      (3x32 strathspey for 3 cpls in a 3 cpl set)
  12. Reel of the 51st Division     (8x32 reel for 3 cpls in a 4 cpl set)

 EXTRAS IF TIME:

  1. Shiftin’ Bobbins -                 (8x32 reel for 3 cpls in a 4 cpl set)
  2. Dream Catcher                     (4x32 strathspey for 4 cpls in a square set)
  3. De’il Amang The Tailors -   (8x32 reel for 3 cpls in a 4 cpl set)

Fish Hoek Charity Dance Monday 29 May 2017

posted 13 Apr 2017, 02:33 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 17 Apr 2017, 02:09 ]

The next charity dance will be in Fish Hoek on Monday 29 May 2017. The beneficiary will be the Gracevision. The dances are a mix of old favourites and dances we have been learning in class this year. Recent additions to our repertoire, for example Broadway and Mrs Stewart of Fish Hoek will not only be be walked but also taught. The programme and crib are available for download below.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served in the break.

Time: 19:45 for 20:00

Cost: R20 if you are dancing and R5 for spectators.

We hope to see you on the dance floor at this event as we dance with grace and vision.

St Patrick's Day Dance Class - 27 March 2017

posted 27 Mar 2017, 01:15 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The programme and crib for our Irish themed dance class in celebration of St Patrick's Day that was deferred from Monday 20 March to Monday 27 March 2017 is available for downloading below.

Scottish Country Dancers from all clubs in Cape Town are invited to join us for a fun evening of dancing.


Time:    19:50 for 20:00

Cost:    R20

Dress: Tartan with a touch of green

All dances will be recapped and walked on request.

Tartan Day Dance - Monday 3 April 2017

posted 24 Mar 2017, 01:18 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 3 Apr 2017, 03:29 ]

All Scottish country dancers are invited to an open evening in celebration of Tartan Day organised by Heather Hodgson with Fish Hoek Scottish Country Dance Club. 

Spectators and newcomers to Scottish Country Dancing are most welcome.

Cost:      R20 per person including tea, coffee and biscuits

Time:     19:50 for 20:00 start

Venue:    St Margaret's Church Hall, Fish Hoek

The programme and crib are available for download below.

Hoping  that you will be able to join us.

RSCDS Cape Town Introductory Courses - April 2017

posted 3 Mar 2017, 02:53 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 3 Mar 2017, 02:54 ]

Introductory courses to learn the basics of Scottish Country Dancing are to be offered by the RSCDS Cape Town Branch. 

Learn the basics in 8 classes

Tuesday (starting 4 April) 19:00 – 21:00

or

Saturday (starting 8 April) 09:00 – 11:00

Venue:  Congregational Church Hall, Church Street, Claremont

Cost:       R360.00 for eight lessons

  • No experience necessary
  • Suitable for all ages with a reasonable level of fitness
  • No partner required - come on your own or bring a friend
  • Wear soft-soled shoes

To reserve a place, contact Linda.  e-mail fasham.linda@gmail.com

There will be an introductory social the week before on Friday 31 March 2017 for you to come along and see what Scottish Country Dancing is all about.

RSCDS Cape Town Branch Introductory Social – 31 March 2017

posted 14 Feb 2017, 02:45 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 24 Mar 2017, 07:47 ]

The  RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding an Introductory Social on Friday 31 March.. All dancers are invited to bring a friend along to come and see what Scottish Country Dancing is all about. The programme will be a mix of Ceilidh and Scottish Country dancing.

Venue:             Claremont Congregational Hall
Time:               19:00 for 19:30 until 22:00
Cost:                R50 for non-RSCDS members, R30 for RSCDS members (If you bring a friend, the friend comes free!)
RSVP:              fasham.linda@gmail.com to book your place

Join us and have some fun!
The programme is available for downloading below.

RSCDS Cape Town Introductory Social 31 March 2017


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