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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.

You are encouraged to share Dance Scottish At Home with dancers and musicians in your Group, Branch and wider network. We are all part of the Scottish dance family and now is the time to show it. 

Your feedback and ideas are welcome – please click here to share them with us.

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Dance Scottish At Home - 7th August 2020

Welcome back to Dance Scottish At Home – with lots of the regular features, a new “At Home Podcast”, dancing and music gems, puzzles, Scottish facts and of course – the Jigsaw League.

A Summer Celebration

Last week’s “Dance Scottish – A Summer Celebration” created a lot of buzz amongst readers, members and musicians: “A great week of music and dancing!” “A brilliant week.” “An ideal event for winter evenings in Cape Town – we danced every evening.” “Just wonderful.” As well as lots of “Chat” amongst attendees who connected with friends far and wide.
 
Many thanks to everyone who signed in across the week and especially to the teachers, musicians and international schools who did so much – everyone played their part in making this virtual event a success.

WATCH AGAIN
 

Womens Summer Celebration tee
Mens Summer Celebration tee
Womens Summer Celebration tee
Summer Celebration tote
Childrens Summer Celebration tee

The Summer Celebration may be over, but you can still purchase a limited edition t-shirt or souvenir bag! You can also buy Dance Scottish At Home t-shirts and Nessie totes!

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At Home Podcast

This week’s “At Home Podcast” brings recordings from Frank Thomson, the story of “Scott Meikle”, Jim Lindsay tells us about band leader Rob Gordon and we hear the complete DSAH theme tune. There are also two new musical quizzes this week – one is a story while the other is full of literary connections.

 

What behind the name?

The Montgomeries' Rant - Possibly one of the most popular and iconic dances published by the RSCDS – one of the dances that define us? It was published with two tunes but over the years the second of these tunes, Lady Montgomerie, has become ‘the tune’ associated with the dance.

RSCDS 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!* 

ONLINE CLASS - 5th AUGUST 2020

Dance puzzles

Do you enjoy solving puzzles? This week we have provided 2 challenges to entertain, perplex and intrigue you.

SUMMER DANCING ANAGRAMS

JIGSAW PUZZLE

Find the full Dance Scottish At Home newsletter here >

Welcome to our first July edition of Dance Scottish At Home – with dance, music and historical gems to entertain at this time.

NEWSLETTER - 3RD JULY 2020

NEWSLETTER - 10TH JULY 2020

NEWSLETTER - 17TH JULY 2020

NEWSLETTER - 24TH JULY 2020

Welcome to our latest issues of Dance Scottish At Home – with more dance and music gems to keep your brains buzzing!

NEWSLETTER - 5TH JUNE 2020

NEWSLETTER - 12TH JUNE 2020

NEWSLETTER - 19TH JUNE 2020

NEWSLETTER - 26TH JUNE 2020

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!

NEWSLETTER - 1ST MAY 2020

NEWSLETTER - 8TH MAY 2020

NEWSLETTER - 15TH MAY 2020

NEWSLETTER - 22ND MAY 2020

NEWSLETTER - 29TH MAY 2020

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.

NEWSLETTER - 3RD APRIL 2020

NEWSLETTER - 10TH APRIL 2020

NEWSLETTER - 17TH APRIL 2020

NEWSLETTER - 24TH APRIL 2020

This first newsletter contains rich information and fun facts on how to continue enjoying Scottish country dance and music online during these challenging times.

NEWSLETTER - 27TH MARCH 2020

Each week a different RSCDS Teacher will be there to guide you through a mixture of basic movements, warm ups, technique, steps and dances, giving variety across the classes.

Live every Wednesday (currently at 19:00 BST), the class will give you the chance to dance with RSCDS members around the world at the same time.

Hosted on Zoom, the classes will give you live video and instruction, with the opportunity to post written Q&As throughout the session, which can be answered at the end of class. You can also post messages on the ‘Chat’ area of the Webinar to other dancers.
  
It may take a few minutes for everyone to access Zoom, especially for the first time, so please join at 7 and class will start after approximately 5 minutes.

The classes will be kept to within a half hour slot, as learning remotely will be a different experience for everyone.

JOIN HERE

 

Previous classes

Missed a class and need to catch up? View all the past sessions below. *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!* 

ONLINE CLASS - 8TH APRIL 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 15TH APRIL 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 22ND APRIL 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 29th APRIL 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 6th MAY 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 13th MAY 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 20th MAY 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 27th MAY 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 3rd june 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 10TH june 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 17TH june 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 24TH june 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 1ST juLY 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 8TH JULY 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 15TH JULY 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 22ND JULY 2020

ONLINE CLASS - 5th AUGUST 2020

"I greatly appreciate the innovative way that the RSCDS has ensured that we all keep up our dance skills and stay connected to one another throughout this challenging time.  It was a real treat to have Angela teach the class accompanied by her husband, Graham on the piano.
Thank you again to the imaginative team at RSCDS for implementing this social connection for all of us in the worldwide dancing community."
 
 Helene and Douglas Nelson,  rscdsgleneagles.org

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