The Autumn Gathering 2021

A weekend of dancing and discussion

The Autumn Gathering sees the largest number of dancers for any single RSCDS event gather over a weekend at Bell's Sports Centre in Perth, Scotland. Dancers from the UK, North America and continental Europe take part in classes, discussion forums and workshops. Whether attending as delegates or spectators, all enjoy the social events which surround the business of the AGM. Dance with us on the Friday ahead of Saturday evening’s civic reception and grand ball!

Book tickets

We are delighted to confirm that, subject to any Scottish Government restrictions, the Autumn Gathering weekend will take place in Perth from the 5th - 7th November 2021.

The Autumn Gathering 2021 Programme 

 

Friday
 
20:00 - 23:00               Informal Dance with music by Marian Anderson Scottish Dance Band
Saturday
 
09:30 - 10:30 Open Forum in the Coaching Hall
10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Fiona Mackie with musician Adam Brady
14:00 AGM in the Coaching Hall
20:00 - 23:00 Formal Ball with music by Jim Lindsay & His Scottish Dance Band
Sunday
 
09:30 - 10:15

“The dances and music in the Sir Walter Scott Book”, a talk accompanied by music in the Coaching Hall

10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Deb Lees with musician Ewan Galloway

INFORMATION GUIDE & CRIBS   FRIDAY DANCE PROGRAMME   SATURDAY BALL PROGRAMME

Fees

Below is the pricing structure for the Autumn Gathering (please note that the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball tickets include VAT):

Type Cost
Friday Dance £25
Saturday Ball £30
Classes £8 (each)
FAQs

As our first in-person event for over a year, things are going to be a little different at The Autumn Gathering 2021. However, we hope that being able to dance together with friends will make up for any minor inconveniences this year. Get answers to our most commonly asked questions below.

Looking for more guidance? Get in touch and we'll try to help.

Click the blue "Book tickets" button to buy tickets online and select your chosen event/s. Advance booking is essential as tickets will NOT be sold at the door. At time of booking, the names and contact numbers for all attendees must be provided for contact tracing purposes.

No. Please do NOT attend if you are displaying either confirmed or suspected COVID symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate. If you have received a positive COVID test result or have been instructed by the NHS to self-isolate then a full refund for any purchased event ticket(s) will be provided, on receipt of proof. Please email us at info@rscds.org.

Masks must be worn in the following circumstances:

  • Upon arrival at Bell’s Sports Centre and when you are moving around the venue
  • During registration as a delegate
  • When browsing and purchasing items at The RSCDS shop, or visiting the Archive display
  • Upon arrival at the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball
  • During breaks at the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball where you leave the Main Sports Arena (ie. to go to the bar or rest rooms)
  • Throughout the Open Forum and AGM on Saturday, and Walter Scott talk on Sunday

Masks are not required in the following circumstances, although you may wish to do so:

  • If you are presenting, for example at the Open Forum, AGM or Walter Scott talk
  • If you take the floor or use a portable microphone at the AGM you may remove your mask temporarily
  • During the Saturday and Sunday morning classes
  • During the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball, whilst seated at your table, dancing, or within the Main Sports Arena

Spare disposable masks will be available throughout the weekend, however these are limited so we recommend you bring your own where possible. 

Yes. If possible, please bring a small bottle of sanitiser for your personal use. Hand sanitiser will also be available at the venue for use as follows:

  • During the Saturday and Sunday morning classes, before each dance (this will be provided)
  • During the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball, before each dance (this will be provided)

There are no specific rules on social distancing for this event, though we encourage you to respect others personal space. The main changes are listed below:

  • Lorna Ogilvie, RSCDS Chairman, will be the named Covid Officer for this event
  • For those attending the Friday Dance and/or Saturday Ball, there will be no cloakroom. Instead, you will be required to leave your coat on your chair and change into dance shoes at your table
  • We ask that dancers bring their own water throughout the weekend (water fountains are available at the venue); we will not be providing communal water bottles on the tables in the Main Sports Arena during either the Dance or the Ball
  • Do not share crib sheets - everyone will be provided with their own copy
  • Branches will not be able to leave advertising leaflets on the tables
  • The RSCDS pop up shop will only be accepting card payments

Whilst this is encouraged, currently this is not mandatory for this event.

READ THE GUIDANCE

You must follow any Scottish Government travel isolation requirements if arriving from overseas.

READ THE GUIDANCE

Book tickets

Book tickets

We are delighted to confirm that, subject to any Scottish Government restrictions, the Autumn Gathering weekend will take place in Perth from the 5th - 7th November 2021.

The Autumn Gathering 2021 Programme 

 

Friday
 
20:00 - 23:00               Informal Dance with music by Marian Anderson Scottish Dance Band
Saturday
 
09:30 - 10:30 Open Forum in the Coaching Hall
10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Fiona Mackie with musician Adam Brady
14:00 AGM in the Coaching Hall
20:00 - 23:00 Formal Ball with music by Jim Lindsay & His Scottish Dance Band
Sunday
 
09:30 - 10:15

“The dances and music in the Sir Walter Scott Book”, a talk accompanied by music in the Coaching Hall

10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Deb Lees with musician Ewan Galloway

INFORMATION GUIDE & CRIBS   FRIDAY DANCE PROGRAMME   SATURDAY BALL PROGRAMME

Fees

Below is the pricing structure for the Autumn Gathering (please note that the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball tickets include VAT):

Type Cost
Friday Dance £25
Saturday Ball £30
Classes £8 (each)

 

Lorna Ogilvie, RSCDS Chairman, will be the named Covid Officer for this event.

 

FAQs

As our first in-person event for over a year, things are going to be a little different at The Autumn Gathering 2021. However, we hope that being able to dance together with friends will make up for any minor inconveniences this year. Get answers to our most commonly asked questions below.

Looking for more guidance? Get in touch and we'll try to help.

Click the blue "Book tickets" button to buy tickets online and select your chosen event/s. Advance booking is essential as tickets will NOT be sold at the door. At time of booking, the names and contact numbers for all attendees must be provided for contact tracing purposes.

No. Please do NOT attend if you are displaying either confirmed or suspected COVID symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate. If you have received a positive COVID test result or have been instructed by the NHS to self-isolate then a full refund for any purchased event ticket(s) will be provided, on receipt of proof. Please email us at info@rscds.org.

Masks must be worn in the following circumstances:

  • Upon arrival at Bell’s Sports Centre and when you are moving around the venue
  • During registration as a delegate
  • When browsing and purchasing items at The RSCDS shop, or visiting the Archive display
  • Upon arrival at the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball
  • During breaks at the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball where you leave the Main Sports Arena (ie. to go to the bar or rest rooms)
  • Throughout the Open Forum and AGM on Saturday, and Walter Scott talk on Sunday

Masks are not required in the following circumstances, although you may wish to do so:

  • If you are presenting, for example at the Open Forum, AGM or Walter Scott talk
  • If you take the floor or use a portable microphone at the AGM you may remove your mask temporarily
  • During the Saturday and Sunday morning classes
  • During the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball, whilst seated at your table, dancing, or within the Main Sports Arena

Spare disposable masks will be available throughout the weekend, however these are limited so we recommend you bring your own where possible. 

Yes. If possible, please bring a small bottle of sanitiser for your personal use. Hand sanitiser will also be available at the venue for use as follows:

  • During the Saturday and Sunday morning classes, before each dance (this will be provided)
  • During the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball, before each dance (this will be provided)

There are no specific rules on social distancing for this event, though we encourage you to respect others personal space. The main changes are listed below:

  • Lorna Ogilvie, RSCDS Chairman, will be the named Covid Officer for this event
  • For those attending the Friday Dance and/or Saturday Ball, there will be no cloakroom. Instead, you will be required to leave your coat on your chair and change into dance shoes at your table
  • We ask that dancers bring their own water throughout the weekend (water fountains are available at the venue); we will not be providing communal water bottles on the tables in the Main Sports Arena during either the Dance or the Ball
  • Do not share crib sheets - everyone will be provided with their own copy
  • Branches will not be able to leave advertising leaflets on the tables
  • The RSCDS pop up shop will only be accepting card payments

Whilst this is encouraged, currently this is not mandatory for this event.

READ THE GUIDANCE

You must follow any Scottish Government travel isolation requirements if arriving from overseas.

READ THE GUIDANCE

Book tickets

Book tickets

We are delighted to confirm that, subject to any Scottish Government restrictions, the Autumn Gathering weekend will take place in Perth from the 5th - 7th November 2021.

Saturday at 2pm

 

The AGM

It's free to attend our Annual General Meeting. For those of you coming along to the AGM this year, we would like to highlight some important documents:

Book tickets

Book tickets

We are delighted to confirm that, subject to any Scottish Government restrictions, the Autumn Gathering weekend will take place in Perth from the 5th - 7th November 2021.

The Autumn Gathering 2021 Programme 

 

Friday
 
20:00 - 23:00               Informal Dance with music by Marian Anderson Scottish Dance Band
Saturday
 
09:30 - 10:30 Open Forum in the Coaching Hall
10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Fiona Mackie with musician Adam Brady
14:00 AGM in the Coaching Hall
20:00 - 23:00 Formal Ball with music by Jim Lindsay & His Scottish Dance Band
Sunday
 
09:30 - 10:15

“The dances and music in the Sir Walter Scott Book”, a talk accompanied by music in the Coaching Hall

10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Deb Lees with musician Ewan Galloway

INFORMATION GUIDE & CRIBS   FRIDAY DANCE PROGRAMME   SATURDAY BALL PROGRAMME

Fees

Below is the pricing structure for the Autumn Gathering (please note that the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball tickets include VAT):

Type Cost
Friday Dance £25
Saturday Ball £30
Classes £8 (each)

 

Lorna Ogilvie, RSCDS Chairman, will be the named Covid Officer for this event.

 

FAQs

As our first in-person event for over a year, things are going to be a little different at The Autumn Gathering 2021. However, we hope that being able to dance together with friends will make up for any minor inconveniences this year. Get answers to our most commonly asked questions below.

Looking for more guidance? Get in touch and we'll try to help.

Click the blue "Book tickets" button to buy tickets online and select your chosen event/s. Advance booking is essential as tickets will NOT be sold at the door. At time of booking, the names and contact numbers for all attendees must be provided for contact tracing purposes.

No. Please do NOT attend if you are displaying either confirmed or suspected COVID symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate. If you have received a positive COVID test result or have been instructed by the NHS to self-isolate then a full refund for any purchased event ticket(s) will be provided, on receipt of proof. Please email us at info@rscds.org.

Masks must be worn in the following circumstances:

  • Upon arrival at Bell’s Sports Centre and when you are moving around the venue
  • During registration as a delegate
  • When browsing and purchasing items at The RSCDS shop, or visiting the Archive display
  • Upon arrival at the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball
  • During breaks at the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball where you leave the Main Sports Arena (ie. to go to the bar or rest rooms)
  • Throughout the Open Forum and AGM on Saturday, and Walter Scott talk on Sunday

Masks are not required in the following circumstances, although you may wish to do so:

  • If you are presenting, for example at the Open Forum, AGM or Walter Scott talk
  • If you take the floor or use a portable microphone at the AGM you may remove your mask temporarily
  • During the Saturday and Sunday morning classes
  • During the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball, whilst seated at your table, dancing, or within the Main Sports Arena

Spare disposable masks will be available throughout the weekend, however these are limited so we recommend you bring your own where possible. 

Yes. If possible, please bring a small bottle of sanitiser for your personal use. Hand sanitiser will also be available at the venue for use as follows:

  • During the Saturday and Sunday morning classes, before each dance (this will be provided)
  • During the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball, before each dance (this will be provided)

There are no specific rules on social distancing for this event, though we encourage you to respect others personal space. The main changes are listed below:

  • Lorna Ogilvie, RSCDS Chairman, will be the named Covid Officer for this event
  • For those attending the Friday Dance and/or Saturday Ball, there will be no cloakroom. Instead, you will be required to leave your coat on your chair and change into dance shoes at your table
  • We ask that dancers bring their own water throughout the weekend (water fountains are available at the venue); we will not be providing communal water bottles on the tables in the Main Sports Arena during either the Dance or the Ball
  • Do not share crib sheets - everyone will be provided with their own copy
  • Branches will not be able to leave advertising leaflets on the tables
  • The RSCDS pop up shop will only be accepting card payments

Whilst this is encouraged, currently this is not mandatory for this event.

READ THE GUIDANCE

You must follow any Scottish Government travel isolation requirements if arriving from overseas.

READ THE GUIDANCE

Book tickets

Book tickets

We are delighted to confirm that, subject to any Scottish Government restrictions, the Autumn Gathering weekend will take place in Perth from the 5th - 7th November 2021.

The Autumn Gathering 2021 Programme 

 

Friday
 
20:00 - 23:00               Informal Dance with music by Marian Anderson Scottish Dance Band
Saturday
 
09:30 - 10:30 Open Forum in the Coaching Hall
10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Fiona Mackie with musician Adam Brady
14:00 AGM in the Coaching Hall
20:00 - 23:00 Formal Ball with music by Jim Lindsay & His Scottish Dance Band
Sunday
 
09:30 - 10:15

“The dances and music in the Sir Walter Scott Book”, a talk accompanied by music in the Coaching Hall

10:30 - 12:00 General Class taught by Deb Lees with musician Ewan Galloway

INFORMATION GUIDE & CRIBS   FRIDAY DANCE PROGRAMME   SATURDAY BALL PROGRAMME

Fees

Below is the pricing structure for the Autumn Gathering (please note that the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball tickets include VAT):

Type Cost
Friday Dance £25
Saturday Ball £30
Classes £8 (each)

 

Lorna Ogilvie, RSCDS Chairman, will be the named Covid Officer for this event.

FAQs

As our first in-person event for over a year, things are going to be a little different at The Autumn Gathering 2021. However, we hope that being able to dance together with friends will make up for any minor inconveniences this year. Get answers to our most commonly asked questions below.

Looking for more guidance? Get in touch and we'll try to help.

Click the blue "Book tickets" button to buy tickets online and select your chosen event/s. Advance booking is essential as tickets will NOT be sold at the door. At time of booking, the names and contact numbers for all attendees must be provided for contact tracing purposes.

No. Please do NOT attend if you are displaying either confirmed or suspected COVID symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate. If you have received a positive COVID test result or have been instructed by the NHS to self-isolate then a full refund for any purchased event ticket(s) will be provided, on receipt of proof. Please email us at info@rscds.org.

Masks must be worn in the following circumstances:

  • Upon arrival at Bell’s Sports Centre and when you are moving around the venue
  • During registration as a delegate
  • When browsing and purchasing items at The RSCDS shop, or visiting the Archive display
  • Upon arrival at the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball
  • During breaks at the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball where you leave the Main Sports Arena (ie. to go to the bar or rest rooms)
  • Throughout the Open Forum and AGM on Saturday, and Walter Scott talk on Sunday

Masks are not required in the following circumstances, although you may wish to do so:

  • If you are presenting, for example at the Open Forum, AGM or Walter Scott talk
  • If you take the floor or use a portable microphone at the AGM you may remove your mask temporarily
  • During the Saturday and Sunday morning classes
  • During the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball, whilst seated at your table, dancing, or within the Main Sports Arena

Spare disposable masks will be available throughout the weekend, however these are limited so we recommend you bring your own where possible. 

Yes. If possible, please bring a small bottle of sanitiser for your personal use. Hand sanitiser will also be available at the venue for use as follows:

  • During the Saturday and Sunday morning classes, before each dance (this will be provided)
  • During the Friday Dance and Saturday Ball, before each dance (this will be provided)

There are no specific rules on social distancing for this event, though we encourage you to respect others personal space. The main changes are listed below:

  • Lorna Ogilvie, RSCDS Chairman, will be the named Covid Officer for this event
  • For those attending the Friday Dance and/or Saturday Ball, there will be no cloakroom. Instead, you will be required to leave your coat on your chair and change into dance shoes at your table
  • We ask that dancers bring their own water throughout the weekend (water fountains are available at the venue); we will not be providing communal water bottles on the tables in the Main Sports Arena during either the Dance or the Ball
  • Do not share crib sheets - everyone will be provided with their own copy
  • Branches will not be able to leave advertising leaflets on the tables
  • The RSCDS pop up shop will only be accepting card payments

Whilst this is encouraged, currently this is not mandatory for this event.

READ THE GUIDANCE

You must follow any Scottish Government travel isolation requirements if arriving from overseas.

READ THE GUIDANCE

Book tickets

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