News and events
Fish Hoek Scottish Country Dance Club's first class of 2017 on Monday 23 January will also be a special Burns Night dance class.. Dancers from all the SCD clubs are invited to join us.Time: 19:45 for 20:00 start
We look forward to welcoming you back on the dance floor.
Cost: R20 including tea, coffee and biscuits.
All dances will be recapped but only walked on request.
The programme is available for downloading below.
Lynfrae’s end of year party will take place on Saturday 10 December 2016, at Christ the King Church hall, Garfield Rd, Claremont, starting 6:30pm for 7:00pmCost R20 per person.
For a 'watch-through' of some of the dances on the programme follow this link to Strathspey server - http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/9757/#videos
Fish Hoek Club will be holding our end-of-year dance class on Monday 12th December 2016. Dancers from all clubs are once again invited to join us for a fun evening of dancing.The programme for the evening is:
Time: 19:45 for 20:00
1. DAN: The Dancing Rhino R32 2RR Hodgson
2. Pelorus Jack J32 3/4L Skelton: RSCDS XLI
3. The Byron Strathspey S32 3/3L Drewry: Deeside 2
4. City of Stirling Reel R32 3/4L Goldring: Bannockburn 700
5. The First Rain of Spring J32 3/3L Joubert: RSCDS XLIX
6. The Road to McGregor S32 4/4L Hodgson
7. Jaywalking J40 3/4L Tyler
8. The Ambassadors' Reel R32 3/4L Mayr: Vienna Book
9. Best Set in the Hall J32 3/4L Greenwood: RSCDS XLVI
10. The Dream Catcher S96 4S Orr: RSCDS XLV
11. Catch the Wind R32 3/4L Butterfield: RSCDS XLV
12. Never at Sea R48 6/6L Haddow
13. The Minister on the Loch S32 3/3L Goldring: Magazine
14. Mairi's Wedding R40 3/4L Cosh: 22 SCD
15. Polharrow Burn R32 5/5L Foss: Magazine
16. Land Of The Heather Hills S32 4/4L Priddey: Capercaillie
17. Bratach Bana R32 3/4L Drewry: Bon Accord
Crib and diagrams available for downloading below.
It is with a very heavy heart that I have to inform all the Country Dancer’s that PINELANDS has closed its doors for the last time.
Pinelands Scottish Country Dancing started up for the second time in June 1987 with Grace Lofthouse and Maureen Lith as the teachers. Maureen did not stay on with us long, so with Bill playing the music and Grace teaching we continued for many happy years. Dancing on Wednesday nights at the Pinelands Civic Centre and later at the Presbyterian church hall in Pinelands.
Grace decided to start a Monday afternoon class for the retired people, and anyone who was available for an hour and a half of quite easy dancing.
I took over from Grace quite a few years ago with Wednesday nights and the Monday afternoon classes but when the police station opposite the church hall moved elsewhere it was very dark and everyone felt rather vulnerable, so we closed the evening class and just continued with Monday afternoons at the church hall.
But alas time had taken its toll on most of us, with bad backs, knees, hips etc., and the class has just got smaller and smaller. So on the 3rd October 2016 we had our closing down tea party, only a small affair with few past dancers invited.
I want to thank all who played a part in our Scottish Country Dancing class at Pinelands, we all think of it as a happy, fun class in fact sometimes we did more laughing than dancing. I have made so many dear friends and have the happiest of memories of my years of dancing.
May you all have as much joy, pleasure and fun with your dancing, as we all did at Pinelands.
Fondest love to you all.
You are invited to join Bergvliet Scottish Country Dance Club in their last class of the year which takes place this coming Thursday 17 November.
Possible dances on the programme (subject to review) include:
The dances are:
The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding a special end-of-DAA celebration dance on Saturday October 29 at Trinity Presbyterian Church Hall in Meadowridge. All dancers (whether participating in the DAA or not) are heartily invited to attend this social dance, where special guests will be Fiona Grant (DAA Tutor) and Mervyn Short (DAA Lead Assessor). More details will follow shortly, but we urge all dancers to reserve the date and be ready for a rip-roaring evening of dance.A draft programme and crib can be downloaded below.
1. DAN the Dancing Rhino - Reel
2. Jaywalking - Jig
3. Road to McGregor - Strathspey
4. Trip to the Drakensberg - Jig
5. Littlecroft Strathspey - Strathspey
6. Catch the Wind - Reel
7. Joie de Vivre - Jig
8. Gentleman – Strathspey
9. Byron Strathspey – Strathspey
10. Best Set in the Hall – Jig
11. Never at Sea – Reel
12. Mairis Wedding - Reel
Sunflower Fund and sporting our new TOPES.
This will be a free class for dancers who are wearing this year’s Tube of Hope (TOPE) on the evening.
The dance programme and crub can be downloaded below.
RSCDS Branches all around the globe have been invited to volunteer to help evaluate dances for Book 51 due out in 2017. This book will be geared towards young dancers and festivals. The Cape Town Branch has been allocated a batch of seven dances to assess.
As Saturdays are pretty booked with DAA activities we will be holding a special class on Thursday 8 September at Trinity Church Hall in Meadowridge, where Bergvliet usually dances. 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.
We hope you’ll join us on the dance floor to try out these dances.
Andrew and Heather will be running a repeat of their successful Dance Diagrams workshop for the RSCDS Cape Town Branch. It will be held on Monday 12 September at Fish Hoek at 7.45pm for 8pm and will focus on DAA (Dancing Achievement Award) dances as well as dances from the latest RSCDS Book 50.
Further details of how you can book your place are included in the flyer which can be downloaded below.