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RSCDS Cape Town Introductory Courses - 2018

posted 18 Mar 2018, 14:01 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

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

Tuesdays starting 27 March

Time:    19:00 – 21:00

Venue:  Congregational Church Hall, Church Street, Claremont  (off Hershell Street).

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

For more info or to secure your place contact Fiona by Friday 23 March 2018.

No walk - no talk evening of dancing - 21 April 2018

posted 12 Mar 2018, 06:53 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding the seventh in their popular No Walk/No Talk evenings of dancing on Saturday 21 April to which you are all invited. The programme and crib are available for downloading below.

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

  1. Quarries' Jig                       J32     3/4L  Smith: RSCDS XXXVI
  2. The Reel of the 51st Division       R32     3/4L  Atkinson: RSCDS XIII
  3. The Minister on the Loch            S32     3/3L  Goldring: Magazine
  4. Pelorus Jack                        J32     3/4L  Skelton: RSCDS XLI
  5. The Montgomeries' Rant              R32     3/4L  Castle Menzies (18C): RSCDS X
  6. Cherrybank Gardens                  S32     3/3L  Drewry: Bankhead 1
  7. Jaywalking                          J40     3/4L  Tyler
  8. J. B. Milne                         R32     3/4L  Foss: Angus Fitchet
  9. Land Of The Heather Hills           S32     4/4L  Priddey: Capercaillie
 10. The Waternish Tangle                J32     3/4L  Barfoot: Skye 2
 11. Mairi's Wedding                     R40     3/4L  Cosh: 22 SCD
 12. The Belle of Bon Accord             S32     4/4L  Drewry: Deeside 2
 E1. Seton's Ceilidh Band                J64     4/4L  Fordyce: Bruce Fordyce Mem. Coll.
 E2. The Recumbent Stone                 R48     5/5L  Drewry: Greenburn 3
 E3. Shiftin' Bobbins                    R32     3/4L  Clowes: Ormskirk Mem.

RSCDS Cape Town Branch Introductory Social - 10 March 2018

posted 4 Mar 2018, 00:31 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 4 Mar 2018, 00:34 ]

 The RSCDS Cape Town branch will be having an Introductory Social on Saturday 10 March.

RSCDS Introductory Social

Please encourage family, friends and colleagues to join us for a fun evening of easy dancing. There will be a lucky draw for dancers who bring along a newcomer to Saturday's event and refreshments will be served in the break. This social will be followed later in the month by the Branch's Introductory course on Tuesday evenings in Claremont.

Koeksusters and Kilts - 20 March 2018

posted 3 Mar 2018, 23:34 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be supporting a fund-raising initiative of  'Christine and The Kilts' and doing a short display during an upcoming concert at the Artscape on Tuesday 20 March.

"Chirstine and the Kilts" will be taking part in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this coming August.Since it's such an expensive venture, they have decided to host a fundraising concert to pay for airfares, venue hire and accommodation. The fundraising concert is called 'Koeksusters and Kilts' and it boasts a stellar line up of artists: Alan Committee will MC the evening, multi award winning comedian, Rob van Vuuren will make a guest appearance, Fleur du Cap winner, Godfrey Johnson will entertain on song and piano,  the bagpipers from the Cape Field Artillery and Indie rock band 'Mobbing Bali' will enthrall the audience with their music. All this, plus a dance performance by the Royal Scottish Country Dancing Society, a bottle of Monkey Shoulder, and Glenmorangie 10 year whiskey up for raffle, and of course, a performance from the hosts, 'Christine and Kilts'. Tickets range from R150 to R500 depending on how much you wish to give to 'The Kilts'.

Koeksusters and Kilts 20 March

Bergvliet's 60th Birthday Ball - Saturday 9 June 2018

posted 1 Feb 2018, 01:31 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Bergvliet Scottish Country Dance Club is celebrating its milestone 60th Birthday in style, hosting a Ball in Kelvin Grove’s Ballroom, on Saturday June 9, 2018.

This is a not-to-be-missed occasion with a full evening’s programme of dancing to music provided by a four-piece band, led by accordionist Leon Oosthuizen.

Bergvliet club is subsidising costs to keep ticket prices as low as possible so that many local dancers can enjoy the event.

The dance programme and further details of costs, etc, will follow in early March.  Meantime, please save the date!

Love to Dance Class - Monday 12 February 2018

posted 29 Jan 2018, 03:17 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 6 Feb 2018, 05:55 ]

There will be a themed dance class in Fish Hoek on Monday 12th February 2018. Scottish Country Dancers from other clubs are welcome to join us.

Cost: R25 per person

Dress: A touch of red, white, pink or tartan.

Programme and crib are available to download below.

Fish Hoek SCD End-of-year Dance Class - 11 December 2017

posted 11 Dec 2017, 01:43 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Fish Hoek Club will be holding our end-of-year dance class on Monday 11th December 2017. Dancers from all clubs are once again invited to join us for a fun evening of dancing.

Time:    19:45 for 20:00

Cost:    R20

The programme for the evening and crib can be downloaded below.

Lynfrae End-of-year Party - 9 December 2017

posted 22 Nov 2017, 04:37 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 29 Nov 2017, 09:20 ]

Lynfrae will hold their end-of-year dance on Saturday  9 December, in the hall of Christ the King, Garfield Rd, Claremont, starting 6:30pm for 7:00pm: the cost for those other than annual members of Lynfrae, will be  R20.00 . Please bring a mug along if you want tea/coffee as there are no cups in the kitchen. Eats and soft drink will be provided. We would love to see you on the dance floor.

The party programme and crib can be downloaded below.

RSCDS Pretoria - Christmas Social 2017

posted 20 Nov 2017, 01:45 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 20 Nov 2017, 02:29 ]

If you find yourself in Gauteng consider taking your ghillies with and joining the Pretoria branch of the RSCDS for their Christmas social. It will be held on Thursday 7th December at 19:30 to 22:00 at their normal venue, St Columba's Presbyterian Church hall.

The cost for this enjoyable evening of dancing and social interaction is only R10 per person. Eats will be provided and there will be a raffle.

Wouter Joubert has compiled a wonderful dance programme for the evening. The crib is available for download below.

(Please note this will be the last evening of dancing for 2017, classes will resume in January 2018.)

RSCDS Pretoria Happy Blues

posted 30 Sep 2017, 06:38 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 30 Sep 2017, 06:40 ]

RSCDS Pretoria's latest publication 'Happy Blues' in celebration of their 45th blue sapphire anniversary is now available.The publication is filled with happy memories, exciting music and dances by Wouter Joubert, Liebet Joubert, Urisa Reungsuwan, Terry Lynne Harris, and Andrew and Heather Hodgson.The thirty dances, for the most part, fall within the intermediate spectrum of dancing expertise and with a near-perfect balance between Jigs, Reels and Strathspeys. There is music for every dance composed by Wouter and his son Christof and the book has been decorated with amazing artwork. It is selling for R80 for black and white version with colour cover or R250 for a full cover copy.

For more details email:

Cover of RSCDS Pretoria Happy Blues
Copies are also available from the RSCDS Leeds Branch Shop

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