People

The RSCDS office-bearers and current office staff are listed below. To get in touch with an office-bearer, please email info@rscds.org and we will be happy to pass along your message. Current office staff, with areas of responsibility and email addresses, are provided below.

Andrew Kellett

Chairman

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A dancer for fifty years and an RSCDS member for forty years, I am passionate about the social and health benefits of SCD. I am keen for the RSCDS to have a positive impact and develop a broader base of country dancers in Scotland and internationally.

Lorna Ogilvie

Chairman-elect

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An RSCDS member for over 40 years, I offer skills, experience and commitment to help lead the Society forward. SCD is about fun and friendship and this must not be lost in dealing with issues at Board Level.

Jean Martin

President

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Jean has been a committed member of the Society for over 40 years. Her contribution to the Society has been significant and far-reaching; at branch, national, and international levels. She has taught at Summer and Winter Schools as well as day and weekend schools around the world.

Bill Cant

Treasurer

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Bill Cant is the Treasurer of the RSCDS and an active member of the Dundee Branch. Bill heads up FGAP and is responsible for looking after the finances of the Society.

Malcolm Brown

Convenor of Education & Training Committee

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I started dancing in 1967 and have taught at dance schools all over the world. Being passionate about the teaching and training process, I hope to bring a more international outlook to the Society and help Branches around the globe to increase our use of modern technology.

Peter Knapman

Convenor of Membership Services Committee

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I have been a member of both Glasgow and London Branch committees. I am a certified RSCDS teacher and have been teaching for over 30 years. I also have an extensive knowledge of Scottish music and have played for classes.

Joana Stausberg

Convenor of Youth Services Committee

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I want to collect ideas and connect dancers to promote SCD to young dancers, and keep it alive and kicking. I’m especially interested in supporting family activities and encouraging young dancers to travel.

Linda Gaul

Member

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I hope to bring my extensive knowledge of the RSCDS to assist its development as an important and relevant organisation within Scotland’s cultural environment and to promote support of the organisation by members and dancers, of all ages, throughout the world.

Theresa MacVarish Clark

Member

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I would use my experience to support the society in its aims to promote Scottish country dancing, maintaining high teaching standards but with enjoyment so that everyone irrespective of age and ability has fun.

Roy Bain

Member

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I would like to assist the Society in continuing its efforts to promote Scotland’s culture of Dance and Music across all age ranges.

Trevor Clarke

Member

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I have 9 years active involvement in SCD in NW Craven area. I am concerned with the decline of membership and would like to develop initiatives to reverse the trend and increase numbers.

Gary Coull

Member

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I believe that my passion for, and knowledge of, Scottish country dancing, my professional skills and experience would be of benefit to the RSCDS and Scottish country dancing in general.

Sue Ronald

Member

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I am a certified RSCDS teacher and teach and dance in several different locations in both the USA and the UK. I would like explore ways to offer practical support to all teachers.
Clive-Warren Smith

Clive-Warren Smith

Member

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I have been dancing for 12 years and jointly run a U3a beginners class. I would like to try and close the disparity between the excellence of the teaching qualifications and the excellence of many qualified teachers.

Sandra Parish

Finance Manager

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Internal accounts; JMMF; subscriptions & fees.

Mike Greenwood

Digital Marketing & Communications Officer

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Born in Toronto and now living in Australia, I am fortunate enough to have spent the last four years with the RSCDS. Coming from a background working in arts & culture, I manage our social media channels, website, mailings and interact with members worldwide.

Katherine Butler

Graphic Design & Media Officer

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New product development; leaflet and flyer design; event marketing; Branch promotional materials.

Moira Thomson

Events Manager

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Summer School; Winter School; AGM; Spring Fling; training events; projects relating to Youth Services Committee.

Cécile Hascoët

Retail & Membership Officer

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I started my working career as a bookseller and then as a publishing assistant. I now enjoy my role here in retail and membership services. I manage the RSCDS shop, but also assist the Membership Services Committee and the Editorial team in their various projects. I also process Branch awards and membership renewals.

Mairi Marshall

Receptionist & Administrator

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I am the first point of contact for enquiries made by telephone, email and for visitors to our Head Office. In addition, I provide administrative support to colleagues, process shop orders, issue New Member Packs to our Branches, updating the RSCDS database, issuing certificates and preparing materials for the Winter and Summer Schools.

Julia Parr

Education & Training Officer

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RSCDS teaching certificate; medal tests; DAA; accreditation scheme; Scroll of Honour nominations; secretary to Management Board and E&T Committee.

Alan Macpherson

Honorary Archivist

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Alan Macpherson is in the Honorary Archivist for the RSCDS and is in the offices on Tuesday and Thursday.

Education & Training Committee

Malcolm Brown

Convenor

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I started dancing in 1967 and have taught at dance schools all over the world. Being passionate about the teaching and training process, I hope to bring a more international outlook to the Society and help Branches around the globe to increase our use of modern technology.

Anne Taylor

Convenor-elect & Schools Director

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I am committed to the RSCDS and in particular to the E&T aspects. I would like to help to bring good communication and relationships with organisations to promote further training in music and dance.

Ellie Briscoe

Member

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I have tutored teacher candidates and wish to help the process to continue to move forward, as the changes have been positive, and to enhance RSCDS continuing education of, and communication with teachers.

Trish Reid

Member

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I want to contribute to the further development of the society by ensuring E&T provides the appropriate teaching and learning lead to meet the needs of current and potential dancers in an inclusive way.

Jane McIntosh

Member

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Since rediscovering SCD I have been keen to get others dancing. I have undertaken the teaching certificate; I teach two classes and I intend to encourage local schools to undertake the Accreditation Scheme.

Deborah Leary

Member

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I believe that teachers are the heart and soul of our Society. I want to help ensure that people who wish to give back are given the opportunity and the best tools to support our dancers and grow our Society.

Sue Porter

Member

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I will bring my teaching, people management and administration skills to help build a welcoming, forward looking and dynamic society for all to enjoy.

Deb Lees

Member

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I have previously been a member of the Education and Training Committee and I would like to build on that experience and play a part in the continuing development of the Society.

Muriel Bone

Member

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I wish to contribute to the Society by working to ensure we have teachers with relevant skills for enthusing both competitive and social dancers.

Membership Services Committee

Peter Knapman

Convenor

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I have been a member of both Glasgow and London Branch committees. I am a certified RSCDS teacher and have been teaching for over 30 years. I also have an extensive knowledge of Scottish music and have played for classes.

Ian Muir

Music Director

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Ian is the current Music Director for the RSCDS. As a solo musician Ian regularly plays for classes and day schools around the world and organises the Music Courses offered at Summer School.

William Williamson

Member

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My career in music along with years of experience as a dancer has allowed me the opportunity to contribute to the development of the cultural life of Scotland.

Angela Young

Member

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Since becoming a member of the RSCDS I strive to use my knowledge and skills to fulfill Society objectives. My extensive SCD experience alongside my professional knowledge would make a valuable contribution to the work of the Committee.
Peter Avery

Peter Avery

Member

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Member of the RSCDS for 40 years and a member of Newcastle and District Branch for the last 32 years and I have served on the Branch Committee for over 25 years and been Chairman for the last 13 years.

Alan Ross

Member

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A member of the RSCDS for over 20 years and a musician/bandleader with over 40 years' experience of playing all over the world for Scottish Country Dancing, including Summer School.

Lara Friedman-Shedlov

Member

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As a member of this committee, I would be in a position to better understand the challenges facing the RSCDS as it serves its international membership and to communicate the needs of overseas members and help shape the membership services going forward.

Youth Services Committee

Joana Stausberg

Convenor

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I want to collect ideas and connect dancers to promote SCD to young dancers, and keep it alive and kicking. I’m especially interested in supporting family activities and encouraging young dancers to travel.

Olga McIntosh

Member

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I would like to promote SCD and the RSCDS to young people. I think that my experience as a dancer in Russia and knowledge of the specific features of Russian dancing society will be useful.

Moira Korus

Member

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I am currently a member of the Toronto Branch and a qualified teacher. I feel that I will bring to this committee, good organization and planning skills and attention to detail as well as a passion for and commitment to young people dancing.

Aymeric Fromherz

Member

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I started dancing in Lyon when I was 15. As I quickly became involved in dancing events, both as a dancer and as a pianist, I appreciated meeting other young enthusiastic dancers, and would like to now help attract new people to the RSCDS.

Marilyn Watson

Member

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I am a RSCDS Teacher, Medal Test Assessor, Examiner and Adjudicator. As a result of my long history of working with young people, I was approached to be part of YS.

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