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Canterbury St Andrews Scottish Country Dance Group

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Autumn Dance


on
Saturday 24th November 2018
7.15pm. - 11.00pm.
at
Littlebourne War Memorial Hall
High Street
Littlebourne CT3 1ST

Dancing to CDs
£5.00 dancers - £2.00 spectators
Plus a plate of food

Beginners

If you have never seen or tried Scottish country dancing may we recommend it as an enjoyable way to take regular exercise. We hasten to add that country dancing is not the same as Highland dancing - no swords and no solo efforts.
Now, you may be looking forward to attending a ceilidh, Burns night or Hogmanay celebration later in the year. Well, we can help you out there by giving you the opportunity to learn some Scottish country dance steps while helping to get you in trim. Even if you have no pressing Scots sponsored engagement, just come along for fun.
As most dances are performed in 'sets' of six or eight people it is also highly sociable. You don't need to bring a partner. Singles, couples or groups are all equally welcome. No special clothing is required. Just bring a pair of soft shoes (preferably non-slip) and yourselves. Rest assured, you will always receive a warm welcome from us Scottish country dancers.

To contact the Canterbury St Andrews Scottish Country Dance Group 'click' here and send an email
Just beginning......

Dance

Reflections come as a surprise........

Reflections

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Venue

Canterbury College Main building,

New Dover Road,
Canterbury

We meet on Friday evenings within the main building of Canterbury College.

BEGINNERS' CLASS

There will be a new beginner's class starting in September 2018. This Class is designed to teach basic steps and movements and will run from the Autumn Term to the end of the Summer Term. The cost is £3.00 per evening

Autumn Term
14th September to 7th December 2018, 7-8 p.m.
Spring Term
4th January - 5th April 2019, 7-8 p.m.
Summer Term
26th April - 5th July 2019, 7-8 p.m.

SOCIAL DANCING

For those of you who already know the pleasure of this activity, we have SOCIAL DANCING, (which follows on from the 'Beginners Class') at the same venue from 8 - 9.45 p.m. All dances are walked through. The cost is £3.00 per evening.

Term Dates

Autumn Term
7th September 2018, with the AGM on that day 7-9.45 p.m.
........14th September - 7th December 2018, 8-9.45 p.m.
Spring Term
4th January - 5th April 2019, 8-9.45 p.m.
Summer Term
26th April - 5th July 2019, 8-9.45 p.m.

Dancers at our 50th Anniversary Ball in 2013.....

Ball

EVENTS

We hold dances during the year at the Littlebourne War Memorial Hall, near Canterbury. Listed below are the dates for dances to be held next year. We shall be delighted to see you there
if you can attend.

Spring dance - 16th March 2019
Summer dance - 6th July 2019
Autumn Dance - November 2019

HISTORY

Our group began originally in 1963 when 6 people, one of whom was Eileen Acott, came together to dance Scottish.
We first danced as a group in St. Andrews United Reform Church, hence our name.

A public dance was held for the first time in 1978 and dancers were charged the exorbitant sum of 75 pence entrance.
Many successful occasions followed, (thanks to Eileen's strenuous efforts teaching the dances) and now we hold three each year.

Happily our group flourished and we moved to Barton Court School in the early 90s before coming, in 2001, to Canterbury College where we now dance.

Eileen retired in December 2010 after leading us for some 47 years but sadly died in February 2012. We are still dancing with Pat Gill as our teacher. Members come to enjoy and improve their dancing with much fun and laughter on the way. So on with the dance!

All men!

All too often the ladies dance with each other due to a lack of men. So it seemed fitting that when, on this particular evening, we had a surfeit of men they should also 'enjoy' getting their heads round dancing on 'the opposite side'! It does not happen very often but they rose to the challenge.

Prance

Usually each July, at the end of our year Jenny and Andrew Helbling invite us to their home for the "Chairman's Garden Prance". A gloriously sociable time of fun and dance.

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