3 April 2020

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All Monday evening dancing at Sewell College is now cancelled until further notice.

Due to the current Coronavirus situation we are cancelling the Spring Dance and the Norwich May Ball.

Come and try Scottish Dancing – we have held classes for beginners on January 9, 16, 23, 30 and 6, 13, 20, 27 February and 5 March 2020. We have been pleased to have thirteen new dancers come along. It’s great fun, good exercise & keeps your brain active, make new friends – you don’t need to bring a partner, just some soft shoes!

Monday classes resumed on 6 January 2020 at the Performing Arts Studio at Sewell Park College, Constitution Hill, Norwich NR3 4BX starting from 7–8.15pm for less experienced dancers and for teaching guidance. This is followed by a general class from 8.20-9.30pm with a pre-prepared programme. Everyone is welcome to come to either of the classes. If any new Beginners are planning to join us please would they contact Sue Petty on 01603 741639 to say when they are coming.
There is ample parking and please bring your own drinks.
Good to see you all on Mondays. We seem to be averaging 30 dancers every week and we are finding the Studio very much to our liking.

Everyone is always welcome and if you are a beginner, we look forward to meeting you and showing you why we all love Scottish Dancing! New beginners get the first class free.

We are continuing to use the Unthank Hall for our usual dances as we find it very suitable for our numbers and it seems more friendly. Tickets for any dance are available from June treasurer@rscds-norwich.org.uk or phone Gay on 01603 714084. Do buy your tickets early in future.

As rscds Norwich now has its own Facebook page we still need your Ďlikesí! Click on the logo to the right then click/tick the Likes and please make a comment if you wish. It is good to hear from you. You can click ‘About’ for more information. You must sign in/join Facebook first.
The file name on Facebook is
https://www.facebook.com/scottishcountrydancinginNorwich.
We now have so keep them coming! Donít be afraid to make some comments! We now have 90 ‘likes’ so keep them coming! Don’t be afraid to make some comments! There are often several links to RSCDS Head Office branch and videos of the latest dances that we are learning on Mondays, then some of them are included in our dance programmes.

Past Events in 2019/20
We had a successful Afternoon Tea Dance on 8 February 2020 with nearly 40 dancers from various local Scottish Country Dance groups. We had some good dances and soups, savouries and cakes at the end, which were delicious. We catered for the vegans too with three kinds of cake! Thanks to Gay for her organisation and her helpers. Lovely to have our visitors join us again. Thanks to everyone who attended, especially those who travelled quite a distance and look forward to seeing you again next year.

We had a great time at our Christmas Dance which was held on 14 December at the Unthank Hall in Norwich. With nearly forty dancers from around Norfolk, we started at 6pm and finished at 9.30pm so that it was not so late for going home. We raised £110 for the tombola for St Martins Trust for the homeless in Norwich. There were some lovely prizes and everyone provided excellent food. See you next year!

On Saturday 16 November we held a very successful RSCDS Norwich Day Workshop thanks to our Instructor William Williamson and accordion player Judith Muir from Craigellachie. Everyone had a good time and learnt a lot about dancing because William was such an entertaining and informative instructor. Many thanks to all involved especially the dancers who came from the surrounding area to join us. We had a splendid lunch and were supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits.
There are photographs on the Facebook page, see link above.

Our first dance of the season was the Charity Dance which was held on Saturday 26 October 2019 at our usual venue – Trinity United Reformed Church Hall. The Charity this year was Macmillan Cancer Support; we raised around £150. There were about 32 dancers and the evening was successful and happy! Thank you all for coming along.

The 2019 AGM was held on Monday 10 June at 7.30pm at Sewell Park College with dancing afterwards. This was the last session with classes recommencing on Monday 9 September. The main officers stayed the same with two members standing down and two new members.

Our Annual May Ball on Saturday 11 May 2019 at Sprowston Community Academy was a great success, with 50 dancers! We started at 6.30pm with a welcome drink then had some excellent dancing to Craigellachie. We had a good supper too. Our thanks to everyone who came along and for members of the Committee who helped make it all memorable.

Contact Sue Petty for more information at
secretary@rscds-norwich.org.uk
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