The Bedfordshire Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

August 2008
Newsletter No 169

In this issue:

Dance Popularity
Subs Reminder
2009 Summer Ball
Class Start Dates
September Social

2007/2008 SEASON DANCE POPULARITY.     By Helen Rose

Over the last season I have looked at 27 dance flyers, Bedford included, which have been available in the fairly local dancing area. Analysis includes any extras on the programme. There were 216 different dances on the programmes, however some were more popular than others.
The most popular dance, Montgomeries Rant, was on 11 programmes.
Quarries Jig, Pelorus Jack and McDonald of the Isles were on 9.
Polharrow Burn, Mairi`s Wedding, Bratach Bana and Bees of Maggieknockater were on 8.
Immigrant Lass, Highland Rambler and Diamond Jubilee were on 7.
7 dances were on six programmes,
15 on five,
22 on four,
26 on three,
47 on two,
and finally 88 on one programme.

Considering Bedford dances and ball, you had the opportunity to do 82 different dances. Montgomeries Rant and Luckenbooth Brooch were the most popular, on three programmes. 16 dances were on two programmes and the remainder just on one.


I am sorry to have to remind you that subs are now due and even sorrier to say that they have gone up. The total is now 18 of which the branch share remains at 3. Our treasurer, Keith Rose, will be pleased to hear from those of us who have not yet paid.


This will take place on Saturday 16th May. I mention this in the hope that you will bear it in mind when planning your holidays we shall miss you if you are not there!


GEORGE`S CLASS Monday September 8th 8.00-10.00pm
  Edith Cavell Lower School, Manton Lane, Bedford
ANDY`S CLASS Tuesday September 9th 7.30-10.00pm
  The Moravian Church Hall, Howard Ave, Queen`s Park, Bedford
ADVANCED CLASS Sunday September 14th 7.30-9.30pm
  Ravensden Village Hall
HIGHLAND CLASS Sunday 21st September 7.30-9.30pm
  Ravensden Village Hall


Sunday 28th September       starting at 8.00pm


MC    Andy Butchart

Reel of the Royal Scots R Muirland Willie J
Rothesay Rant J New Scotland Strathspey S
S-Locomotion S Pulling Bracken R
Molly`s Mum R Wild Geese J
Pelorus Jack J Drumelzier S
Kinfauns Castle S Highland Rambler R
Meeting of the Waters R Follow Me Home J
Extras:-     Saltire Society Reel    R       St. Andrew`s Fair    J

Entrance:     1.50 members     2 others

Link to Crib Sheet

Web pages on the Bedfordshire Branch site:

This page was created on 17 August 2008.