The Bedfordshire Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

August 2007
Newsletter No 164

In this issue:

AGM Report
Subs Reminder
Class Start Dates
Ball Date
September Social


As a lot of our members were not able to attend the AGM I will report the most important item of interest. That is that George Hogg has taken over the Chairman`s job on Nigel`s retirement. We would like to thank Nigel very much for all his efforts on our behalf during his term of office and we are also grateful to George for taking over the helm.


Saturday 9th June

Shepherd's Crook

On this day the demo team were invited to give a short display and join in the Golden Wedding celebrations of Pat Bridge and her husband at the Saxon Hall in Raunds. Pat is a member of the Fine Companions English Folk dancers and several of our team also belong.

It was a really happy evening with plenty of music and dancing and a great supper and cake provided by Philip and Rita. I can`t imagine a nicer way to celebrate a Golden Wedding.

Saturday 16th June

A rather unusual dancing event took place on this occasion lasting all day. It was called DANCE 4 ALL and was organised by Bedford Borough Council in the Corn Exchange and adjacent rooms.

Dance4All - demonstration

Many different dance clubs and societies took part and plenty of people came to watch and join in. In the Corn Exchange main hall there was a continuous succession of demonstrations on the stage and roughly half of the floor space was devoted to stands giving information about all the various contributors.

Dance4All - taster session

The Harpur and Howard rooms were used for so-called “taster sessions” where, as you can guess, anyone could have a go at any of the dance styles on offer. Each session lasted half an hour and the ones I saw, including our own, were enthusiastically supported. Wouldn`t it be great if some of the tasters were inspired to come and join us!


Could I give you a gentle reminder that subs are due. If you haven`t already paid yours Keith would be very pleased to received them. The amount remains the same as last year - £13 for annual subs and £3 for life members.


ANDY`S CLASS Tuesday Sept. 4th 7.30-10.00pm
The Moravian Church Hall, Howard Ave. Queen`s Park, Bedford
ADVANCED CLASS Sunday Sept. 9th 7.30-9.30pm
Ravensden Village Hall
GEORGE`S CLASS Monday Sept. 10th 8.00-10.00pm
Edith Cavell Lower School, Manton Lane, Bedford
HIGHLAND CLASS Sunday Sept. 16th 7.30-9.30pm
Ravensden Village Hall


If you are already planning next year`s events and holidays I would like to mention that our Summer Ball will be on Saturday 17th May and we would be most happy if you could try to keep that date free.


Sunday 30th September starting at 8.00pm
MC Joan Sawyer
Baldovan Reel R Old Nick`s Lumber Room J
Good Hearted Glasgow J Johnny Walker M
Garry Strathspey S Duke of Perth R
Crammond Bridge R Come to the Top J
Craven Jig J Drumelzier S
MacDonald of the Isles S Falls of Rogie R
Black Mountain Reel R Follow Me Home J
General Stuart`s Reel R Luckenbooth Brooch J
Entrance:     £1.50 members     £2 others

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