RSCDS Duns & District






Our Dances this session

Our Classes this session

Interested in learning to Scottish country dance?

Are you already a Scottish Country dancer?

Either way, come and join us at RSCDS Duns and District Branch.

Classes, dances and our special 'May Weekend' -!HOPEFULLY!- for all to enjoy.

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Dances

Date Crib/Info Location Bands
19th November 2021 {crib}
Coldstream Community Centre, Coldstream TD12 4AP Ewan Galloway's Band
17th December 2021 -!UPDATED!- {crib}   &    Prog (+Youtube links)
Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF -!UPDATED!- Marian Anderson and her Band
20th-22nd May 2022 -!HOPEFULLY!- 66th May Weekend Flyer -!HOPEFULLY!-

-!HOPEFULLY!- Application Form -!HOPEFULLY!-

Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF
James Coutts (Friday)
    

Marian Anderson (Saturday)
    

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Classes

Do you want to keep fit and active but want something more than that? An enjoyable evening out and the opportunity to make new friends.
That's exactly what Scottish country dancing offers. So, forget any preconceived ideas you might have and give it a try. The enjoyment and friendship you will experience for yourself, when you join Scottish country dance classes run by the RSCDS Duns and District Branch.

We run regular classes in Eyemouth, Whitsome and Paxton from September to Easter. Beginners are made very welcome. All you need are soft shoes, a love to dance and we'll find you a different partner for each dance. Our RSCDS qualified teachers will soon have you confidently joining in this very sociable way to keep fit. Along with the obvious physical benefits of dancing, it has even been proven to help stave off dementia.

As for proof of the fitness benefits, then look no further than the recent study carried out by the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. To quote the study "Not only is country dancing enjoyable and sociable but there also appears to be clear evidence that it's an effective recreational exercise for particular types of fitness in later life."

Scottish country dancing, what is it?

As Scottish country dancing is part of our Scottish culture and heritage, we are trying to keep it alive. We aim to promote SCD for fun, fitness and friendship and offer classes, dances and events to suit all levels of experience. Beginners are always very welcome. It gives a very enjoyable social and physical form of exercise with the benefits for health being well documented.

Scottish Country Dancing is a form of dance comprising of Jigs, Reels and Strathspeys. Dancers are usually arranged in sets of 3, 4 or 5 couples, either in lines facing their partner or 1 couple arranged on each side of a square or triangle. The basic steps and formations, as well as dances, are what we aim to teach at our classes in order that dancers can confidently join in the fun at social dances.

Come along on Monday afternoon, Tuesday evening or Wednesday evening and join in the fun. Beginners, your first night is free to come and try.

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Day: Monday
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Whitsome Village Hall, Whitsome TD11 3NA

Dates: 11th October 2021 - 6th December 2021

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Day: Tuesday
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Paxton Village Hall, Paxton TD15 1TE

Dates: 5th October 2021 - 7th December 2021

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Day: Wednesday
Time: 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Venue: Eyemouth Community Centre, Eyemouth TD14 5DE

Dates: 6th October 2021 - 8th December 2021

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Cost: RSCDS HQ & Branch annual membership 38 includes the class fees, and members can attend any number of the classes.

Children's Class

The children's classes are run on a Wednesday afternoon during school terms.

They are aimed at Primary aged children.

There are two sessions. The first session is for younger childen and the second session is for older children.

Day: Wednesday

Time: 3.45 - 4.30pm (young) &
    4.15 - 5.15pm (older)

Venue: Duns Primary School, Duns TD11 3QQ

Contact: Julie Grainger
      01890 830318

Cost : 2 per class payable on the day

TEMPORARILY 'ON HOLD' UNTIL SCOTTISH BORDERS COUNCIL ARE ALLOWING USE OF THE SCHOOL

'Different' Class

These classes are run fortnightly between September and June.

They are aimed at the more experienced dancer, who will be expected to be able to dance the basic formations without a reminder, as well as being able to dance more advanced formations with just a brief walk through. The focus of the class will be on trying unusual or different dances that don't normally appear on dances held locally.

Dancers from the surrounding area, as well as Duns and District members, are most welcome to come to the class.

Day: Friday

Time: 10am - 11:30am

Venue: Allanton Village Hall, Allanton TD11 3LA
or Chirnside Community Centre, Chirnside TD11 3UF

Dates: Contact us for the latest dates and venue

Cost : 2 per class payable on the day

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RSCDS DUNS & DISTRICT BRANCH
EYEMOUTH CLASS DANCE
Volunteer Hall, Duns
Friday 17th December 2021 7.30 p.m. Ticket 6.00
Marian Anderson and her Band

NEW YEAR JIG Jig 8 X 32 51/8

SHIFTIN' BOBBINS Reel 8 X 32 Clowes

DELVINE SIDE Strathspey 8 X 32 2/9

THE CRANBERRY TART (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Terry Glasspool 7 Year Itch {left side column dancing as a 7 couple set with borrows}

FLIGHT TO MELBOURNE Reel 4 X 32 Square Set 47/3

SEANN TRUIBHAS WILLICHAN Strathspey 8 X 32 2 cpl 27/9

THE FLIGHT OF THE FALCON Jig 8 X 32 Priddey

STAIRCASE IN STYRIA (R5x40) 5C set M Gray

CARRADALE BAY Strathspey 3 X 32 R Burchick {No video}

THE BORDER BRIDGE Reel 8 X 32 Dunse 14 {No video}

Interval and Raffle

THE MACHINE WITHOUT HORSES Jig 8 X 32 12/12

CULLA BAY (S4x32) Sq.Set A Dix RSCDS Bk 41

GLASTONBURY TOR (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Duncan Brown RSCDS Bk 47 {Once and to the bottom}

TRIBUTE TO THE BORDERS (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring RSCDS Leaflet Dances 31

THE GOLDEN WEDDING STRATHSPEY Strathspey 4 X 40 33/4

THE LAST OF THE LAIRDS Jig 8 X 32 22/5

THE WIND ON LOCH FYNE (S3x32) 3C Triangular set J Dickson Dunedin 1

THE HIGHLAND RAMBLER Reel 8 X 40 Goldring


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RSCDS Duns & District Branch

Secretary: Julie Grainger
Phone: 01890 830318
Email: Click Here


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