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RSCDS Pretoria Branch 45th Anniversary ball - 14 October 2017

posted 23 Aug 2017, 07:54 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 23 Aug 2017, 08:19 ]

The Pretoria Branch of the RSCDS extend a warm invitation to everyone who might be in Pretoria on Saturday 14 October 2017 to attend their 45th anniversary ball which will be held at St Columba's Church.

The cost will be R180.00 per person (about USD13.50; GBP10.50)

18:30 for 19:00 standard South African Time

RSCDS Pretoria 45th Anniversary Ball


Sunflowers and Heather - 11 September 2017

posted 12 Aug 2017, 08:53 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Dancers from all clubs are invited to join us in Fish Hoek on Monday 11 September 2017 for our traditional ‘Sunflowers and Heather’ class. We will once again be showing our support for the Sunflower Fund  and sporting our TOPES (Tube of Hope).

This will be a free class for dancers who are wearing this year’s TOPE on the evening.

The provisional dance programme for  the Sunflower Day Dance and crib can be downloaded below.

Somerset West Party - 30 September 2017

posted 8 Aug 2017, 02:12 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Somerset West Scottish Country Dance Club have pleasure in inviting you to their 60th Birthday Celebration on Saturday 30th September, 2017 in the Dutch Reform Church Hall, Andries Pretorius Street, Somerset West at 18:30 for 19:00.

The programme of dances for the evening is as follows:

 
1. The Abbotsford Lassies              R32      4S   Inglis

  2. Ladies' Fancy                       J32     2/4L  RSCDS XIII

  3. Ship O' Grace                       S40     4/4L  McAdam: Lifeboat

  4. Barbara's Celebration               R32     3/4L  Rendle-Braime: South African

  5. Clutha                              R48      4S   RSCDS XXXI

  6. The Silver Tassie                   S32     3/4L  Drewry: RSCDS Leaflets

  7. The Irish Rover                     R32     3/4L  Cosh: 22 SCD

  8. The Doonhamer Delight               R32     2RR   Shankland: RSCDS L

  9. A Touch of Tartan                   R32     3/4L  Maarseveen: Dancing Thistles

 10. Up and Down Ben Nevis               S32     3/3L  Ross: Inverness 60y

 11. Tribute to the Borders              J32     3/4L  Goldring: RSCDS Leaflets

 12. Miss Hilary Ann                     J40     3/4L  Bradley

 13. The Dundee Whaler                   S32     4/4L  Clowes: Ormskirk Mem.

 14. The Nurseryman                      J32     3/4L  Brown: RSCDS XXXVII

 15. Mairi's Wedding                     R40     3/4L  Cosh: 22 SCD

 E1. Postie's Jig                        J32     4/4L  Clowes: CCD

 E2. Duke of Perth                       R32     3/4L  RSCDS I

A crib and diagrams is available for downloading below.

Women's Day Class - 10 August 2017

posted 25 Jul 2017, 11:31 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Bergvliet Scottish Country Dance Club will celebrate Women’s Day with an ‘open evening’ on August 10, and all clubs have been invited to join them. The programme includes several dances that also appear on the programmes for the October "Dancing in New Places' weekend.

The programme and crib are available for download below.


No walk - no talk evening of dancing - 18 August 2017

posted 24 Jul 2017, 07:51 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 24 Jul 2017, 07:53 ]

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding the seventh in their popular No Walk/No Talk evenings of dancing on Friday 18 August to which you are all invited. The programme and crib are available for downloading below.

The event takes place at Trinity Prebyterian 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. 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. Jaywalking                          J40     3/4L  Tyler
  8. Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan         R32     5/5L  Goldring 2000
  9. The Wind on Loch Fyne               S32      3T   Dickson: Dunedin 1
 10. The Waternish Tangle                J32     3/4L  Barfoot: Skye 2
 11. The Montgomeries' Rant              R32     3/4L  Castle Menzies (18C): RSCDS X
 12. Sands of Morar                      S32     3/4L  Priddey: RSCDS XLV
 E1. Shiftin' Bobbins                    R32     3/4L  Clowes: Ormskirk Mem.
 E2. Cherrybank Gardens                  S32     3/3L  Drewry: Bankhead 1
 E3. Pelorus Jack                        J32     3/4L  Skelton: RSCDS XLI

International Dancing Weekend in Cape Town - October 2017

posted 19 Jun 2017, 04:53 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 8 Aug 2017, 02:43 ]

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

0:04:37

Waternish Tangle

0:04:42

Road to McGregor

0:04:05

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)

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