Book Now for Winter School 2019!

Bookings are now open for Winter School 2019!!!


Teachers are: Pat Houghton, Sue Porter, William Williamson and Graham Donald

Musiciand are: Ian Robertson, Jim Lindsay, Muriel Johnstone and Marian Anderson


There has been a change to the class descriptors - please read the following carefully before filling out the form:


All classes will include technique

 

o  Class A

You are familiar with the RSCDS Manual and can execute, to a high standard, all the steps and formations in Lists 1 & 2 below. You are sufficiently fit to maintain a high standard of dancing throughout the morning classes.

 

o  Class B

You are familiar with the RSCDS Manual and can execute, to a high standard, all the steps and formations in Lists 1 & 2 below. You might not be able to sustain a high level of stamina all morning and prefer a class that is less intense

 

o  Class C

You can execute, to a high standard, all the steps and formations in List 1 below.

You are sufficiently fit to maintain a high standard of dancing throughout the morning classes. You wish to develop and improve your dancing in general.

 

o  Class D – if sufficient numbers

You can execute, to a high standard, all the steps and formations in List 1 below.

You might not be able to sustain a high level of stamina all morning and prefer a class that is less intense

 

o  Class E – if sufficient numbers

You are relatively new to Scottish country dancing and are less familiar with the steps and formations. You wish to develop and improve your dancing in general.


List 1

Hands Round                          Turns                                Hands across                Leading

Cross and cast                        Figure of eight                   Rights and lefts             Promenade

Allemande (2 & 3 couples)       Turn corner, partner          Set to corners                Corner chain

Reels of 4                               Poussette - jig and reel      Advance and retire         Back to back

Casting                                   Set and cast                     Double triangles             Crown triangles

Grand Chain                            Ladies and men's chain      Reels of 3 - R & L shoulder, 6 or 8 bars


List 2

The Rondel                             The Tournee                       En rond                        The Knot

Strathspey poussette               Set to corner, partner         Set and turn corners      Set and link

Set and rotate                        The Espagnole                    The Spoke                     The Spurtle

The Targe       



We have shared rooms available at £720 each. Please note that, because of a change to our VAT arrangements, non-dancing partners will have to pay full fees; alternatively, it may be more suitable to make arrangements with the Atholl Palace Hotel direct, tel number 01796 472400.


Click here to access the social dancing programmes, click here to access the cribs, and here to access diagrams.










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