Events in 2022
18th to 20th March 2022 RSCDS Cornwall Branch – Newquay Residential weekend with Nicola Scott teaching and Chris & Julie Dewhurst providing the music.
Sunday 24th April Bodmin Tea dance Fraddon Village Hall, TR9 6NT
Saturday 14th May RSCDS Cornwall Branch 30th (+2) Anniversary Dance dancing to Sandy Nixon at The Liskeard Public Hall, PL14 8BW. There will be dancing in the afternoon and the evening.
In addition to the above events we are planning to run our first musicians workshop on Saturday 17th September 2022.
The workshop will be held during the day and there will be a dance in the evening.
Please check the Carswellian which provides details of all dancing events in the South West and further afield.
Events in 2021
Summer Events – dates and venues as below.
Walk/picnic lunch and dance – one in July at Cubert and another in August at Harrowbarrow.
The Cubert event will be on Wednesday 21st July
10.30am – Walk – meet at Holywell Bay National Trust car park TR8 5PF
1.00pm – BYO picnic lunch at Cubert Village Hall TR8 5PX
2.00pm – 4.30pm – Afternoon dance at Cubert Village Hall TR8 5PX
6.00pm Branch AGM
The Harrowbarrow event will be on Saturday 14th August.
This will be a 2 hour afternoon walk in the Tamar Valley with a BYO picnic tea and then dancing in the evening at Harrowbarrow and Metherell Village Hall, PL17 8BQ, from 5pm.
Hopefully both events will be able to take place but even if dancing is still not possible, due to Covid restrictions, we hope to be able to at least meet for a walk and enjoy a picnic together.
1-3 October – Marhamchurch Scottish Dancers 25th Anniversary Residential Weekend at Bude, EX23 8LD
Exeter RSCDS have several dances organised for the Autumn too
Here is something to look forward to.
Although it is a little way ahead at the moment. Your committee has a confirmed date with the band for Saturday 14th May 2022 in Liskeard Public Hall for the 30th Anniversary of the branch.
Dancing to Sandy Nixon’s Band. Details of catering arrangements and the Dancing programme will be available nearer the date. When it will be possible to make a booking for the event.
Dancing in 2021
Unfortunately the 2021 Newquay Residential Weekend has had to be postponed. The committee has also looked at alternative dates for the 30th anniversary later in 2021, than the planned date of Saturday 15th May.
Sadly we believe that July and August would still be too soon to be confident of holding an event at an inside venue. Later dates in the Autumn and Winter would clash with other events. We are therefore, reluctantly postponing the 30th anniversary until the 14th May 2022. We are hoping to run the Newquay Residential Weekend during March 2022. The proposed dates are still to be confirmed.
There is some good news for this year though. We are looking at planning two outdoor events. One in the west at Cubert Village hall, in early July, which has an adjacent outside space and one in the east at Harrow Barrow, in early August.
Check back here in the future for confirmed dates and other updates.
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.
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.
A second series of practices commenced on 7th November 2019 resulting in the video recording of Crossing the Brook, the Burdens of Bude and The Ballemuir Strathspey
A final series of workshops will be planned when the Coroavirus pandemic is over. So that we can film the remaining 3 dances for the book
Buy the book and also see the videoes