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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: rscdspta@gmail.com

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

RSCDS Cape Town Branch AGM 2017

posted 30 Sep 2017, 06:28 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The 66th Annual General Meeting of the Cape Town Branch of the Society is to be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Trinity Church Hall, Newton Drive, Meadowridge, at 19.45 for 20.00

If you are unable to attend please email apologies to Fiona McCutcheon secretary@rscds.capetown

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. 

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