We have never experienced a time like this. To help support the worldwide community of Scottish country dancers, we are issuing a series of newsletters to our members and subscribers - Dance Scottish At Home. This will develop and improve as time goes on, and we will be responding to what you would like to see and read. Our aim is to include articles, music, games, podcasts and online classes that will entertain and connect us with our dancing friends across the globe.
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Dance Scottish At Home - 18th December 2020
Merry Christmas! And welcome to a special Festive edition of Dance Scottish At Home – music, dancing and puzzles to entertain while you prepare for Christmas and New Year.
At Home Podcast
Music Director, Luke Brady, has put together a festive episode of the At Home Podcast celebrating the season – here he brings together a variety of music and musicians in an At Home Christmas Party. It’s packed full of dancing, songs and melodies to keep your toes tapping through to the New Year.
The latest online class
Join a different RSCDS Teacher each week for a mixture of basic movements, warm ups, technique and steps to keep you active. Live every Wednesday at 19:00 UK time, the class will give you the chance to dance with RSCDS members around the world at the same time. *Please note that not all recorded classes begin immediately - skip ahead on the recording to find the start time, or just let it run and enjoy the music!*
Do you enjoy solving puzzles? This week we have provided 2 challenges to entertain, perplex and intrigue you.
A Christmas message from RSCDS Chairman Lorna Ogilvie:
"At the end of an extraordinary nine months, it is a very real pleasure to have the opportunity to personally thank everyone who has contributed to both the DSAH newsletter and the weekly classes. They have entertained us, lifted our spirits, and brought the ‘RSCDS family’ closer together than ever before. To all contributors, teachers and musicians, and especially the production team, thank you for a job well done.
As Chairman, on behalf of the RSCDS, I join with the DSAH team in sending very best wishes, for Christmas and in 2021, when we all hope for a return to the dance floor."
Find the full Dance Scottish At Home newsletter here >
This month, editions of Dance Scottish At Home include the latest "At Home Podcasts", stories behind your favourite dances, and of course some new SCD puzzles to get stuck into!
Highlights of these issues include our regular podcasts, the latest Thursday Challenges, a newly devised dance The Toilet Roll Reel, the story behind some of your favourite dances, our online classes and some brand new dance-themed puzzles.