Suggestions sought!

Joan Desborough is taking the last Wednesday class on 29 May and having seen Gaynor’s programme from 1 May has asked if there are any dances that we would like to repeat.

Gaynor took us through the following dances:

Streets of Milan J
Summer Wooing R
Midsummer Common S
The Flight of the Falcon J
Trip to Timber Ridge R
The Summer Assembly R
The Riviera Reel R
A Summer Meeting S
A Trip to Bavaria R
Rest and be Thankful R

In case you need a reminder here are cribs for those dances: Crib Wed 1 May 19

Please email with any suggestions and they will be passed onto Joan for her consideration.

Tuesdays in May

The Elementary/Improvers Tuesday class continues in May. Gaynor is taking the class on 28 May for the end of season party.

For the party night Gaynor will pick from among the dances in this crib Crib Tues 28 May 19

Peter Luke will take the class on 21 May.

Reading St Andrew’s SDS at 70!

We’re looking forward to celebrating the 70th anniversary of Reading St Andrew’s Scottish Dancing Society – formed in September 1949. We would be pleased if members and former members could join us for afternoon tea on 31 August 2019. The anniversary celebrations will continue at the Annual Ball on Saturday 1 February and at the Spring Dance and Ceilidh on 4 April 2020. Please make a note of these dates in your diary.

On 31 August we plan to have tea and biscuits at 2.15pm, with time to chat and to do some easy dancing. There will be a finger buffet at 4.45pm and we expect to finish around 5.45pm. If you have any photographs or other memorabilia we can display on the day, please send it in advance.

It would be very helpful to have some idea of the numbers likely to attend, so if you have not already said you are coming please email as soon as possible. Many thanks.

Summer Leaflet

Members on email should have received the summer leafet.

Just to confirm:


Classes will continue on Tuesdays until the End of Season Social on 28 May 2019.


During May, Guest teachers will take classes on Wednesdays at intermediate/advanced standard.  They may include step and formation tuition.  Come, learn and have fun!

 1 May        Gaynor Curtis

8 May        John Fletcher

15 May      Lynda Hughes

22 May      Anne Carter

29 May      Joan Desborough


Society members will MC social dancing on June Tuesdays – everyone welcome.

4 June        Peter Luke

11 June      Henry Nolan

18 June      Duncan Barnet and Katy Kendall

25 June      Gill Coulson

Want to try something new?

Reading St Andrew’s Scottish Dancing Society runs classes on a Tuesday evening which are suitable for people who have never done any Scottish country dancing. It is fun and sociable. You do not need a partner, but of course are welcome to bring one!

Come and try it – your first class is free! Classes started on 4 September 2018 but it is not too late to join.

Classes are held from 8.00pm till 10pm in the lower hall of St Andrews United Reformed Church, Reading, Berkshire, UK – RG1 5BD  – (enter from the car park in Craven Road at the door furthest from the road).

Click here for the Beginners class page where cribs (brief instructions) for the dances likely to be done during the month are to be found.

April dance of the month is Braes of Breadalbane.