No Tea Dance and keeping fingers crossed for the Ball

We have had to cancel our annual tea dance that was due to be held on Sunday 29 November at Thameside School.  Here is a crib so that you can see what was planned

and if you follow this link to the Scottish Country Dance Database https://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/28208/ you will get a listing with links to cribs and videos of the dances. 

The annual ball is still scheduled for Saturday 6 February 2021 at the Abbey School. Here is a crib

and if you follow this link https://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/28220/ you will get a listing with links to cribs and videos of the dances.  February is a long time ahead, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that the situation will have improved sufficiently for this to go ahead – even if you have to bring your own pudding!

On-line dancing and music

There are a variety of ways to keep in touch with dancing on-line.

https://www.rscds.org/get-involved/dance-scottish-home gives you access to a weekly podcast with music and chat about dances. If you click on a week you will get access to that week’s email Newsletter which has a link to that week’s podcast. At the foot of the page you can access all the weekly online dance classes that the RSCDS has been putting on. You do not have to be a RSCDS member to access these resources.

If you are on Facebook you can look for “Tunes in the Hoose”  – musicians located in different places, and even in different countries, magically playing together. The original concept was thought up by Martin MacLeod Snr, a founding member of Capercaillie, inspired by Shetland accordionist Peter Wood, who was posting daily ‘tunes in his hoose’ whilst in isolation. The initial collaboration between Martin and Peter was stitched together by Martin MacLeod Jr, a filmmaker based in Glasgow, marking the start of the internationally-acclaimed community known as “Tunes in the Hoose.”