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No walk - no talk evening of dancing - 27 July 2019

posted 15 Jul 2019, 02:03 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 15 Jul 2019, 02:03 ]

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding the twelfth in our popular No Walk/No Talk evenings of dancing on Saturday 27 July to which you are all invited.

The event takes place at Claremont Congregational Church at 5:45pm for 6:00pm and will continue till 8:00pm, after which we adjourn for a shared supper.  The programme and cribs can be downloaded below.

Please book your place as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday 24 July

Bergvliet Social - 27 June 2019

posted 24 Jun 2019, 06:44 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The programme is out for the Bergvliet Social this Thursday 27 June 2019:
  1. The Dashing White Sergeant          R32    3+3RR  RSCDS III
  2. The Highland Fair                   J32     2/4L  RSCDS Graded
  3. McGregor Strathspey                 S32     3/3L  Gilmour
  4. Catch the Wind                      R32     3/4L  Butterfield: RSCDS XLV
  5. New Year Jig                        J32     3/4L  Robson: RSCDS LI
  6. The Cabrach                         S32     3/4L  Goldring Gr1
  7. Jaywalking                          J40     3/4L  Tyler
  8. Cati Ramsay                         R32     2/4L  Gaul
  9. 12 Coates Crescent                  S32     4/4L  RSCDS XL
 10. The Montgomeries' Rant              R32     3/4L  Castle Menzies (18C): RSCDS X
 11. Best Set in the Hall                J32     3/4L  Greenwood: RSCDS XLVI
 12. Tulloch gorm                        S32     3/4L  Campbell: RSCDS VIII
 13. Joie de Vivre                       J32     3/4L  Maarseveen: RSCDS XXXIX
 14. Mr Michael Bear's Reel              R32     3/4L  Phillips: RSCDS Graded 2
All welcome. Cost R30


Mandela Day Dance 2019 - 15 July 2019

posted 24 Jun 2019, 05:29 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Mandela Day on 18 July marks 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.

Scottish Country Dancers from all clubs are invited to join us once again for an evening of fun dancing in Fish Hoek, on Monday 15 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 15th July 2019
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 of time to dance in minutes
1 The Highland Fair                        J32     2/4L  RSCDS Graded 04:34.0
2 The Road to McGregor                S32     4/4L  Hodgson: Happy Blues 04:05.0
3 Catch the Wind                             R32     3/4L  Butterfield: RSCDS XLV 04:43.0
4 The Byron Strathspey                  S32     3/3L  Drewry: Deeside 2 03:11.0
5 The Aviator                                    J32     3/4L  Fischer: RSCDS LII 04:43.0
6 Heather's Real                               R32    3/4L  Hodgson: Happy Blues  04:52.0
7 Sands of Morar                            S32     3/4L  Priddey: RSCDS XLV 08:18.0
8 Piper and Penguin                    R88 4S Goldring: RSCDS Scotia 01:38.0
9 Abbotsford Lassies                  R32      4S   Inglis: Montréal 60 02:24.0
10 The Kissing Bridge                  R32     3/4L  Butterfield: RSCDS XLVII 04:53.0
11 The First Rain of Spring            J32     3/3L  Joubert: RSCDS XLIX 01:48.0
12 Land of the Heather Hills           S32     4/4L  Priddey: Capercaillie 04:24.0
13 Dancing Dragons                     J32     3/3L  Joubert 02:03.0
14 The Dream Catcher                    S96      4S   Orr: RSCDS XLV 03:10.0
15 Never at Sea                                R48     6/6L  Haddow: Pillings 9 02:46.0
16 12 Coates Crescent                    S32     4/4L  RSCDS XL 04:11.0
17 Mairi's Wedding                        R40     3/4L  Cosh: 22 SCD 05:49.0
     
  TIME OF DANCING 1:07:32
    67 mins 32 seconds
 


RSCDS Cape Town Teaching Dancing Workshop - 11 May 2019

posted 24 Apr 2019, 07:59 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Have you ever considered teaching Scottish Country Dancing?

The workshop is for experienced dancers who are considering becoming a teacher in the near future or who would like to be part of a team to relieve and substitute for the existing Cape Town club teachers.

Sign-up for one of the teaching slots available or come along as a helpful dance participant (aka ‘stooge’) and find out more about becoming a teacher and learn some interesting new dances.

Date:               Saturday 11 May 2019

Venue:             Trinity Presbyterian Church, Meadowridge

Time:               09:00 for 09:15 start until 11:30

Cost:                R20 RSCDS Members ; R25 Non-members

The limited slots will be assigned on a first come,first served basis for both those wanting to teach a dance and those who would like to just dance and learn.

Bookings:         email info@scd.za.net

You are welcome to select your own dance to teach, alternatively a list of suitable dances with instructions and music is available. Guidance prior to the event to help prepare and analyse your dance will be shared as well as feedback after the session.

Are you interested in learning how to lead a social dance class? Have you thought about teaching for your club, school or group of local enthusiasts? If so then this workshop is also for you.

It is envisaged that this will be the first in a series of workshops relating to teacher training, offering basic teaching skills.

Queries? Speak to your club teacher or RSCDS Cape Town Chairman Heather Hodgson.

"Scottish dancing is kept alive through the teaching of others"

Fish Hoek Charity Dance - Monday 29 April 2019

posted 22 Apr 2019, 03:05 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The next charity dance will be in Fish Hoek on Monday 29 April 2109 on International Dance Day. The beneficiary will be "Dance for All'. The dances are mostly old favourites but also include two dances from the recent RSCDS Book 52 Workshop. Newer dances (Trip to Timber Ridge and Aviator) will be walked and taught. The programme and crib are available for download below.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served in the break.

Time: 19:45 for 20:00

Cost: R25

We hope to see you on the dance floor later this month.

Tartan Day Dance - Monday 8 April 2019

posted 8 Apr 2019, 03:45 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

All Scottish country dancers are invited to an open evening in celebration of Tartan Day organised by Heather Hodgson with Fish Hoek Scottish Country Dance Club. 

Spectators and newcomers to Scottish Country Dancing are most welcome.

Cost:      R25 per person including tea, coffee and biscuits

Time:     19:50 for 20:00 start

Venue:    St Margaret's Church Hall, Fish Hoek

Hoping  that you will be able to join us.

No walk - no talk evening of dancing - 13 April 2019

posted 5 Apr 2019, 08:21 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 13 Apr 2019, 02:12 ]

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding the eleventh in their popular No Walk/No Talk evenings of dancing on Saturday 13 April to which you are all invited.

The event takes place at Claremont Congregational Church at 5:45pm for 6:00pm and will continue till 8:00pm, after which we adjourn for a shared supper.  The programme and cribs can be downloaded below.

Please book your place as soon as possible, but no later than Wednesday 10 April.

Dance through RSCDS Book 52 Workshop - 15 April 2019

posted 5 Apr 2019, 04:14 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 5 Apr 2019, 04:19 ]

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be offering a 2 hour workshop on Monday 15 April to be taught by experienced, RSCDS qualified teacher Heather Hodgson.

The cost will be R20 for RSCDS members and R30 for non-members. This will include refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) as well as a handout with cribs and diagrams for the dances and formations to be taught.

Venue: St Margaret's Anglican Church Hall, Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek

Time:     20:00-22:00

We will be dancing our way through the RSCDS latest Book 52.

The workshop will be aimed at Intermediate to Advanced dancers. If you would like to check if you will cope and enjoy the workshop or for further details contact Heather.

To book you place please email info@scd.za.net before 13 April.

We hope that you can join us on the dance floor to learn and have fun together.

RSCDS Book 52 Workshop flyer

St Patrick's Day Dance Class - 18 March 2019

posted 17 Mar 2019, 12:07 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 17 Mar 2019, 12:09 ]

The programme and crib for our Irish themed dance class in celebration of St Patrick's Day on Monday 18 March is available for downloading below.

Scottish Country Dancers from all clubs in Cape Town are invited to join us for a fun evening of dancing.


Time:    19:50 for 20:00

Cost:    R25

Dress: Tartan with a touch of green

All dances will be recapped and walked on request.

Club Flyer

posted 8 Mar 2019, 06:30 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Looking for a fun way to get fitter, why not give Scottish Country Dancing a try? There are classes in Fish Hoek, Claremont and Meadowridge.

Already a dancer... Please print or share this flyer with friends, family and colleagues
Flyer with details of Scottish Country Dance Clubs in Fish Hoek Meadowridge and Claremont




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