Covid-19 permitting!

If it is possible for us to be dancing in November we will be going ahead with our annual tea dance. The dance is scheduled for Sunday 29 November 2020 from 2.30 until 6.00pm at Thameside School, Harley Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 8DB.

Music will be by Strathallan.

Here is a document of the Minicribs of the dances which will be walked through:

Here is a link to a list on the Scottish Country Dance Database (SCDDB) which includes cribs, Keith Rose diagrams and videos of the dances:

Keep your fingers crossed!

What’s happening?

Club activities are still suspended due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

As you know we conducted a virtual AGM and the new committee can be found here: Contacts page which lists committee members.

The old 2019/20 committee handed over to the new 20/21 committee at a meeting held by Zoom on Tuesday 16 June. How and when to resume dancing were discussed. The teachers have been consulted and all three of them are willing to continue once circumstances permit.

The revised fees for the 2020/21 season can be found here: Fees page

The barbeque planned for 27 June has been cancelled. Depending on government guidance, it may be possible to hold some sort of similar event much later on in the summer.  We will inform you if and when this will take place.

Margy has circulated an all dancers’ email and asked you to let us know by replying on the club email address:

– What would stop you from coming to class when we resume?

–  Or indeed, what would help to make you confident to come along?

The committee are continuing planning for the November Tea Dance and for next year’s ball in the hopes that they can go ahead.

In the meantime you can find a variety of ways to keep in touch with dancing. 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.

If you are on Facebook you can look for “Tunes in the Hoose”  – 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.”