Bournemouth

England

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Bournemouth

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Bournemouth Branch, with a current membership of 42, has been in existence for 53 years and is currently the only local teaching class.

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and friendly group of dancers and always welcome visitors and beginners to our classes and social evenings.

We currently hold two major events each year, a Christmas American Supper Dance with a band, and Summer Picnic Dance where we use CDs.

We currently donate the proceeds of our raffles to the local Air Ambulance.

Many members support other local groups at their regular weekly meetings and formal dances and always endeavour to encourage others to accompany them.

A dedicated group attend Summer School in St Andrews every summer as well as supporting various dancing holidays.

The Branch is fortunate to have six qualified RSCDS teachers, one of whom is also a Society Examiner, Summer School teacher, Medal Test Assessor and Festival Adjudicator.

For 25 years our Branch had a thriving group of Junior members (Macaulay Dancers) with classes three times a week. Of those youngsters who stayed with us until 18 years of age before leaving for University, five went on to become fully qualified RSCDS teachers and another two have completed Units 1, 2 and 3. Sadly in the last few years we have been unable to recruit new children or young people so our junior classes had to close.

In the past the Branch ran three very successful Teacher Training Courses and provided four teams of dancers to take part in a number of Scottish Tattoos in the Royal Albert Hall.

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