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Fundraiser Ceilidh - Saturday 14 July 2018

posted 12 Jul 2018, 03:47 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

There is a chance to dance on Saturday evening this weekend at a Ceilidh on 14 July in Meadowridge as a fundraiser for the NewDay United NGO.
Venue - Connect Church North Hall at 7pm.
Come along with energetic enthusiasm for a fun evening!

Fundraising Ceilidh New Day United

Grahamstown Scottish Country Dance Group 40th Anniversary - 21 September 2018

posted 11 Jul 2018, 02:16 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 29 Jul 2018, 13:11 ]

The Grahamstown Scottish Country Dance Group is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a dance and supper to be held at Trinity Church Hall in Grahamstown on Friday 21 September, and would like to welcome as many of our dance friends (and their partners) as possible. 

The event has been timed to coincide with the September long weekend and also the Highland Gathering that is taking place Saturday 22-Sunday 23 September at St Andrew's College.

Tickets cost R100.

Kindly RSVP by 31 August to Val Hodgson if you would like to join in the celebration.

The programme is available for download below.

Grahamstown Anniversary dance invitation



Mandela Day Dance 2018

posted 10 Jul 2018, 04:36 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 10 Jul 2018, 04:43 ]

Mandela Day on 18 July marks the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Mandela Day is not just 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 16 July, the Monday closest to 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 for 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 16th July 2018
Time:                        19:45 dancing to start at 20:00
Venue:                      St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall, corner Kommetjie Road and 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.


 Dance Programme
 Estimate time to dance

1

Pelorus Jack                        J32     3/4L  Skelton: RSCDS XLI

04:37

2

Catch the Wind                      R32     3/4L  Butterfield: RSCDS XLV

04:43

3

The Road to McGregor                S32     4/4L  Hodgson: Happy Blues

04:05

4

City of Stirling Reel               R32     3/4L  Goldring: Bannockburn 700

04:46

5

Sands of Morar                      S32     3/4L  Priddey: RSCDS XLV

08:18

6

The Waternish Tangle                J32     3/4L  Barfoot: Skye 2

04:42

7

The Belle of Bon Accord             S32     4/4L  Drewry: Deeside 2

04:13

8

Never at Sea                        R48     6/6L  Haddow: Pillings 9

02:46

9

Piper and Penguin             R88 4S Goldring: RSCDS Scotia

01:38

10

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan         R32     5/5L  Goldring 2000

02:59

11

The First Rain of Spring            J32     3/3L  Joubert: RSCDS XLIX

01:48

12

The Dream Catcher                   S96      4S   Orr: RSCDS XLV

03:10

13

The Recumbent Stone                 R48     5/5L  Drewry: Greenburn 3

04:45

14

Land of the Heather Hills           S32     4/4L  Priddey: Capercaillie

04:24

15

Heather's Real                          R32    3/4L  Hodgson: Happy Blues 

04:52

16

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

06:03

 

TIME OF DANCING

1:07:49

 

 

67 mins 49 seconds

 The dance crib is available for downloading below.

Women's Day Class - 9 August 2018

posted 6 Jul 2018, 07:19 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The Bergvliet Scottish Country Dance Club Women's Day social will take place on Thursday 9 August, Women's Day. Those dancers who are not taking advantage of a long weekend away are invited to join the class. The programme pays tribute to some iconic women who have worked hard to keep Scottish Country Dancing alive and flourishing since the early 1920s and also commemorates the lives of a couple of local women dancers.

The programme and crib is available for download below.

No walk - no talk evening of dancing - 13 July 2018

posted 4 Jul 2018, 07:40 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding the eight in their popular No Walk/No Talk evenings of dancing on Friday 13 July to which you are all invited. The programme and crib are available for downloading below.

The event takes place at Claremont Congregational Church at 6:30pm for 7pm and will continue till 9pm, after which we adjourn for socialising over supper at the nearby Italian restaurant Basilico in Newlands. Please book your place with Chris Gilmour before Monday 9 July.


Another 'Noughty' Night on the Dance floor in Fish Hoek - 25 June 2018

posted 22 Jun 2018, 03:38 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 24 Jun 2018, 22:39 ]

Leon Oosthuizen from the Cape Town Scottish Country Dance Band will be joining us in Fish Hoek on Monday 25 June and playing for our social "Another 'Noughty' Night on the Dance Floor". Do diarize the date, and join in the fun and celebration.


Dress code casual with a touch of tartan men please do wear your kilts and show off your knees.


Cost R25 including tea and birthday cake.

 

Below is the programme for Monday 25th June, we hope it includes some of your current favourite dances:

 

No       Tiitle

1          Pelorus Jack                        J32     3/4L  Skelton: RSCDS XLI

2          The Piper and the Penguin           R88      4S   Goldring: RSCDS Scotia

3          Land of the Heather Hills           S32     4/4L  Priddey: Capercaillie

4          City of Stirling Reel               R32     3/4L  Goldring: Bannockburn 700

5          Polharrow Burn                      R32     5/5L  Foss: Magazine

6          The Belle of Bon Accord             S32     4/4L  Drewry: Deeside 2

7          Heather's Real                      R32     3/4L  Hodgson: Happy Blues

8          Never at Sea                        R48     6/6L  Haddow: Pillings 9

9          Catch the Wind                      R32     3/4L  Butterfield: RSCDS XLV

10        The Luckenbooth Brooch              J32     3/4L  Dickson: Reels and Wheels

11        The Road to McGregor                S32     4/4L  Hodgson: Happy Blues

12        Best Set in the Hall                J32     3/4L  Greenwood: RSCDS XLVI

13        Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan         R32     5/5L  Goldring 2000

14        The Dream Catcher                   S96      4S   Orr: RSCDS XLV

15        J. B. Milne                         R32     3/4L  Foss: Angus Fitchet

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

E1        Sands of Morar                      S32     3/4L  Priddey: RSCDS XLV

 

The crib and diagrams are available for downloading below.

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

posted 5 Jun 2018, 10:28 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Bergvliet's 60th birthday ball is just a few days away. If you are needing the crib diagrams for the dances on the programme or the cribs for your phone or some video links to help prepare and revise the dances then you may find the document below of use.

Looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor and dancing to Cape Town Scottish Dance Band's playing.


CapeTalk Fabulous Finds - 15 May 2018

posted 15 May 2018, 02:15 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Tune in to Cape Talk Radio on Tuesday 15 May to hear Mary and Heather chat about Scottish Country Dancing and how it is a fabulous way to find fun, fitness and friendship.

Live streaming from their web site - http://capetalk.co.za

Interview from 14:40 to 15:00

Mowbray Presbyterian Church Ceilidh - 25 May 2018

posted 15 May 2018, 00:51 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Mowbray Presbyterian Church youth group is having a ceiliidh on Friday 25 May at the church hall that is open to all church members and also the general public.  Tickets are R50 per ticket, or R40 for a block booking of 6 or more.  The starting time is 6.45 for 7pm. 

To find out more about this and other upcoming events or to book a ticket contact secretary@rscds.capetown

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 secreatary@rscds.capetown by Friday 23 March 2018.

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