WELCOME TO K.A.S.S.
Our Association first came into existence in 1951, following and as a result of a chance discussion between representatives of two separate Scottish Clubs, in Medway and Woolwich respectively. In its infancy, K.A.S.S. acted as an umbrella organisation covering some seven different Scottish Associations but, over the years, it has expanded its geographic spread and numerical strength and currently, it encompasses seventeen such Clubs. Each of these Clubs is entitled to have a voting and a non-voting representative sitting on the Committee of Management, along with the elected Officers. Committee Meetings are normally held in March each year with a second one, combining with it the Annual General Meeting, taking place in October.
All the member Clubs in our Association unite to maintain our three major objectives which are, to promote friendly relations between all member clubs, to maintain Scottish traditions and to foster Scottish sentiments and culture. Scottish music and dance play major roles in many of these Clubs and both Scottish Country Dancing and Highland dancing have proved to be of immense interest and enjoyment to people from all walks of life and backgrounds. Many of the individual Clubs hold teaching classes to assist beginners and more advanced classes and Day Schools are also available for those wishing to improve their technique and knowledge further. Apart from the fact that dancing provides you with a healthy form of physical exercise, one of the great advantages of Scottish Country dancing is that, male or female, you are able to come along on your own - you will soon find partners for the dances! Furthermore, you do not have to be Scottish - or even to have any Scottish connection, to become involved!
Many of the member Clubs hold classes and social dances throughout the year and K.A.S.S. itself, has a varied programme of events throughout the year, culminating with a Highland Ball during the month of May. The various Member Clubs take turns to host these events, with the helpful guidance of our Events Co-ordinator(s).
We do hope that you will browse through our website and if you have not tried Scottish Country dancing before, then contact your nearest Club for more details and hurry along.
You will not regret it!
a) to foster Scottish sentiments and culture.
b) to promote friendly relations between Member Societies.
c) to maintain Scottish traditions.
A list of those who have held office as Chairman of KASS has been taken from the KASS Chain of Office. To view the list click the Chairman's Badge of Office - opposite.
The list is a .pdf file and will open in Adobe Acrobat. This list can be printed when it is open or you can copy the file to your computer.
To read the KASS constitution click on the image opposite
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To read the KASS Child Protection Policy click on the image oppositeThe KASS Child photography policy is that where photographs of children are to be published on the KASS website or in the KASS Newsletter permission of the parent or guardian will be obtained in writing prior to the photograph being submitted for publication.
The KASS policy statement on Vulnerable Adults is as follows:
"The Vulnerable Adults Policy would be to welcome them when ever practicable, but to make it plain that they remain the responsibility of their carers at all times."