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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. 

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Dance Scottish At Home - 15th May 2020

Welcome to Dance Scottish At Home as we mark the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, while continuing to bring Scottish music and dance gems to entertain you at this time.

At Home Podcast

In this week’s “At Home Podcast” we have a special moment as Maureen Rutherford gives a musical tribute to essential workers everywhere, you can enjoy new recordings from The Tay Ceilidh Band, while this week’s RSCDS Class Teacher Ron Wallace takes us behind the dance and Angela Young tells us about her “Guest Album of the Week”. And don’t worry, there’s another musical quiz – this time with house connections.

 

The Thursday Challenge

For this week's Thursday Challenge, let's fill the void with good memories! What was your favourite, most exciting or funniest Spring Fling moment? Was it a special dance? An incredible class? Meeting up with good friends? Being silly at a party? 

Florence Nightingale

Tuesday 12th May marked International Nurses Day and the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the “Lady with the Lamp” – and on Tuesday lights shone around the world, honouring nurses everywhere.

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. 

ONLINE CLASS - 20th MAY 2020

Dance puzzles

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

JIGSAW PUZZLE

HEROES & VILLAINS ANAGRAMS

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Welcome to a special VE Day Dance Scottish At Home, marking the 75th Anniversary of that momentous day while bringing you more Scottish dance and music jewels.

NEWSLETTER

Welcome to this week’s edition of Dance Scottish At Home, bringing Scottish dance and music gems to keep dancers everywhere upbeat at this time. Listen to the latest "At Home Podcast", read the story behind the dance Loch Leven Castle, get personal with famous composers of Scottish music, and get stuck in to some new SCD puzzles!

NEWSLETTER

Welcome to this week’s edition of Dance Scottish At Home, bringing more Scottish dance and music jewels to keep dancers and members upbeat at this time. Included is the At Home Podcast, the latest Thursday Challenge, dance-themed puzzles, the story behind The Swilcan, a review of our online classes and a reminder of our upcoming VE special edition. It also features a fantastic stop motion animation created by Vienna Branch!

NEWSLETTER

This issue brings more Scottish dance and music gems to keep dancers and members cheerful at this time. Included is the At Home Podcast, the latest Thursday Challenge, dance-themed puzzles, the story behind Up in the Air, a review of our online classes and a brand new "From Our Readers" section.

NEWSLETTER

In this special Easter issue, we continue with our regular podcast, the latest Thursday Challenge, Easter themed activities and puzzles, the story behind The Guidman of Balangigh, a review of our first online class and an article on Book 35 and the houses of Mrs Stewart.

NEWSLETTER

Highlights of this issue include our regular podcast, the latest Thursday Challenge, a newly devised dance The Toilet Roll Reel, the story behind The Duchess Tree, our first online class and some brand new dance-themed puzzles.

NEWSLETTER

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

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:

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

"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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