There have been two recent events.
Please see the reports, including pictures, by following the links below.
Firstly there was the first RSCDS (Cornwall Branch) overseas trip to Brittany.
There was also the Trevone SCD club’s annual summer walk and dance.
Bookings are now open for our next Residential Weekend in Newquay.
Saturday 5th October 2019 – The Parkhouse Centre Bude – 2.30pm to 4pm
As part of the Marhamchurch Scottish Dancers 24th Annual Residential Weekend in Bude this October there will be an additional opportunity to dance to Sandy Nixon and His Band who are one of the Top Scottish Country Dance Bands in the Country.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun dances, very suitable for new and less experienced dancers. All dances will be walked and talked through. This is a wonderful opportunity to dance and listen to live Scottish Country dancing Music played at its best.
Tickets are an incredible £5 which includes a Cornish Cream Tea.
To reserve your place on the dance floor and cream tea contact Dawn on 01840 261708
Saturday 12th October 2019
RSCDS Cornwall Branch
AGM and Social Dance
Lanivet Community Hall, Rectory Road PL30 5HG
7pm to 10.30pm
Please bring a contribution for the supper table
7pm Buffet Supper
7.30pm AGM Meeting
8.30pm Social Dance
See the list of dances and crib here
The “Cornish Hospitality” Project 2019
Spring 2019 saw us running a series of workshops to learn 6 of the dances from our new book of dances “Cornish Hospitality”. The ultimate aim of the workshops was to produce a video of each dance that could be used together with the full instructions and dance diagrams to learn the dances.
The dances chosen were Cornish Hospitality, Tandem to Anvil, Carrick Castles, PZ40, The Lass from Brittany and Mrs Carmichael of Okataina.
The link to the videos is here.
To help show the patterns of the dance each couple wears a different coloured top.
This project has been a success for many reasons; the main one being dancers from the length of Cornwall (Liskeard in the East down to Penzance in the West over 60 miles between each group) came to together to enjoy and improve their dancing and to dance with each other, something we do not have an opportunity to do very frequently.
Another series of workshops are planned for this autumn and spring next year to complete the book.
Rosalind McLaughlin, July 2019
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On Saturday 26th of October there will be a dance in Dobwalls Village Hall with dancing to the music of Calum Mitchell.
This dance will be suitable for new dancers. For more information, see the poster
Saltash are holding their annual St Andrew’s Dance on the 30th November 2019 at Burraton Community Centre, Saltash (PL12 4JB). See the poster here