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Fish Hoek 'Dancing with Grace and Vision' - Monday 15 October 2018

posted 7 Oct 2018, 22:10 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

Our next charity dance in Fish Hoek will be on Monday 15 October in support of the charity Grace Vision.

We will once again be ‘Dancing with Grace and Vision’ and will also commemorate the life and contribution to Scottish Country Dancing of Mrs Ysobel Stewart on the 50th Anniversary of her death. The programme includes some dances chosen relating to Mrs Stewart (Mrs Stewart's Jig, Autumn in Appin, Inverneill House, Mrs Stewart of Fish Hoek) and some of our 2018 core favourites that are also on the No-Walk-No-Talk evening.

The crib for this social can be downloaded below and and we hope you will join us.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served in the break.
Time: 19:45 for 20:00

RSCDS Cape Town Branch AGM 2018

posted 28 Sep 2018, 05:56 by Scottish Dance Cape Town

The 67th Annual General Meeting of the Cape Town Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society is to be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Trinity Church Hall, Newton Drive, Meadowridge, at 20.00 for 20.15

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

No walk - no talk evening of dancing - 27 October 2018

posted 28 Sep 2018, 05:50 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated ]

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding the tenth in their popular No Walk/No Talk evenings of dancing on Saturday 27 October 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 socialising over supper.  The programme and cribs can be downloaded below.

Please book your place as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday 23 October.

Sunflower Day Dance - 24 September 2018

posted 9 Sep 2018, 01:10 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 9 Sep 2018, 01:43 ]

TOPES in preparation for Sunflower Day
Dancers from all clubs are invited to join us in Fish Hoek on Monday 24 September 2018 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 dance programme for the Sunflower Day Dance and crib can be downloaded below.

Fish Hoek Craft and Gift Fair - 29 September 2018

posted 9 Sep 2018, 00:49 by Scottish Dance Cape Town   [ updated 9 Sep 2018, 01:44 ]

Dancers from Fish Hoek will be performing at the Fish Hoek Craft and Gift Fair on Saturday 29 September at 11:30.

We will be doing a display of a couple of dances: First Rain of Spring and Mrs Stewart of Fish Hoek before inviting the audience, members of the public to join in for DAN: the dancing rhino and Flying Scotsman. We would be pleased to have your support and participation in the dances for all.

Piper Hugh Veitch will be playing a tune or two before we dance so there will be the chance the hear the skirl of the bagpipes too.

The craft and gift fair is a week long event.
Fish Hoek Craft and Gift Fair

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   [ updated 28 Sep 2018, 05:46 ]

The RSCDS Cape Town Branch will be holding the ninth 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.


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