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.

Peter Knapman

Convenor of MS 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.

Anne Taylor

Convenor of E&T Committee

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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.

Joana Stausberg

Convenor of YS 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.

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.

Gary Coull

Member

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I believe that my passion for, and knowledge of, Scottish country dancing, my professional skills and experience, understanding of Scottish legislative affairs and my desire to ensure ordinary members are listened to, would be of benefit to the RSCDS and Scottish country dancing in general.

Neil Copland

Member

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I am a non dancer but have played for SCD for 40+ years. I would like to see the RSCDS reach out and build on existing relationships with musicians to both promote the use of live musicians, and develop plans/training to ensure that dancers of the future will have the opportunity to dance to live music worldwide

Katherine Butler

Graphic Design & Media Officer

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As the office Creative, I work closely with all members of the team (as well as Branches and Groups) to create engaging artwork that promotes Scottish Country Dance worldwide. I’m passionate about evolving and modernising our brand through digital, print and product development.

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.

Clare MacGregor

Office Manager

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As the Office Manager, my role is to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the RSCDS Office. Reporting to the Chairman and Board, I aim to lead staff in providing high quality service to RSCDS members and Branches, and in representing the Society to the public.

Debbie Morris

Communications & Marketing Officer

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I enjoy promoting dance and music. I coordinate our social media channels, news, mailings and interact with members worldwide.

Sandra Parish

Finance Manager

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I am an ACCA affiliate, currently working towards becoming a Certified Accountant. As part of my diverse role I look after the day-to-day finances at the RSCDS, from dealing directly with suppliers, to the preparation and analysis of budgets and quarterly Management Accounts. I also administer funding applications for JMMF and the Development Fund.

Moira Thomson

Events Manager

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

Alan Macpherson

Honorary Archivist

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

Education & Training Committee

Anne Taylor

Convenor & 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.

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.

Deirdre MacCuish Bark

Member

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I have been a member of the RSCDS Toronto Branch for 40 years and an RSCDS teacher for over 20 of these. I am interested in all aspects of Education and Training to keep Scottish Country Dance alive, well and fun for future generations of dancers.

Chris Ronald

Member

Mervyn Short

Member

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I have been dancing for over 40 years and am a member of BHS Border Branch where I teach weekly classes. I also teach at Day and Weekend Schools all over the world, and deliver training for the Teaching Certificate. I'm passionate about promoting Scottish country dancing and the RSCDS.

Anne Robertson

Member

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I hope that my experience in education and in other areas of adult training can be useful to our E&T development as we train and support those involved in the widest range of teaching situations.

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.

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

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.

Keith Rose

Member

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I started dancing in the 1970s and for very many years I have served on the local committee in Bedford where I also run a weekly class. I have retired from computer programming and now spend much of my time drawing dance diagrams.

Ainslie Dunnett

Member

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I have been a member of the RSCDS for 12 years, 6 as a qualified teacher, teaching classes and workshops in Cumbria. I have experience on Branch committees in Dumfries and North West Craven. I would like dancers everywhere to be able to have as much fun dancing as I do!

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.

Malin Altenmüller

Member

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I'm currently dancing in Glasgow but also enjoy travelling to SCD events abroad. The young dancers community is very welcoming and full of energy; I would like to encourage and support young dancers to join us!

Philippa McKee

Member

Margaret Lambourne

Member

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