News and events
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
There will be a themed dance class in Fish Hoek on Monday 13th
February 2017. Scottish Country Dancers from other clubs are welcome to join us.
1. The Ambassadors' Reel R32 3/4L Mayr: Vienna Book 2. Catch the Wind R32 3/4L Butterfield: RSCDS XLV 3. Land Of The Heather Hills S32 4/4L Priddey: Capercaillie 4. The First Rain of Spring J32 3/3L Joubert: RSCDS XLIX 5. The Dream Catcher S96 4S Orr: RSCDS XLV 6. Polharrow Burn R32 5/5L Foss: Magazine 7. The Piper and the Penguin R88 4S Goldring: RSCDS Scotia 8. The Luckenbooth Brooch J32 3/4L Dickson: Reels and Wheels (CD booklet) 9. The Byron Strathspey S32 3/3L Drewry: Deeside 2
The third Knysna Celtic Festival will be held in the beautiful Garden route town of Knysna on the weekend of Saturday 18 February. The day starts with a Street March past by 10 pipe bands as well as Massed Pipes and drums followed by a Highland gathering. Highlights of the Highland gathering include: pipe band competitions, Highland Irish and Scottish Country Dancing, Highland games with tossing the caber, Archery and Tug-of-War tournaments. The day concludes with the Sundowners Celtic & Bluegrass Concert featuring Blacksmith from Cape Town, renowned International guest stars Finlay Macdonald & Chris Stout from Scotland, singer-harpist Christy-Lyn, Irish Riverdance and the Knysna & Districts Pipe Band. There is also a Food Court and Celtic Pub at this musical extravaganza.
Scottish Country Dancers from Cape Town and the Eastern Cape will be putting on displays both at the ceilidh on the Friday evening and also at the Highland gathering on the Saturday.
Knysna Celtic Festival Facebook page or web site for further information about
the event or contact Heather Hodgson (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish to know about the Scottish
Country Dancers involvement at the festival. There is also a short promotional video on Youtube showcasing this fun, annual celebration of all things Celtic.
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