19 November 2018


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Saturday 17 November saw a very successful RSCDS Norwich Day Workshop in Norwich, with 36 dancers attending over the day. Our Instructor was Eric Findley and our musician was Bob Shakespeare; we thank them for coming along.
We all found Eric's teaching excellent and Bob's playing very inspiring. We all learnt a great deal and hope to have improved our dancing technique and the knowledge to understand and execute better figures in the dance.
We were well fed and watered with a delicious lunch provided by the RSCDS Norwich Committee. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

The Monday classes restarted in September with many dancers and several new faces. We are very pleased to see you! Everyone is 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.

Monday classes will resume on 10 September 2018 at the Dance 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 24 dancers every week and we are finding the Studio very much to our liking.

All details are on the Events page for our Christmas Dance on Saturday 15 December to be held at Trinity Reformed Church Hall. Tickets are available from June Felekkis.

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.
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We now have 73 ‘likes’ so keep them coming! Donít be afraid to make some comments! The Facebook page is now 5 years old. 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 2018/19
Our first dance of the season was the Charity Dance which was a happy, friendly, successful evening, with three sets and dancing to recorded music. The Raffle, in aid of the EACH Charities, raised over £200. It was held on Saturday 27 October 2018. Thank you all for coming along and see you at our next event which is the Day Workshop, see Events.

The 2018 AGM was held on Monday 11 June at 7.30pm at Sewell Park College with dancing afterwards. This was the last session with classes recommencing on Monday 10 September. The main officers stayed the same with one member standing down and one member taking her place.

We're glad you came along to Sprowston Community High School (Academy) on Saturday 12 May 2018, as our 2018 Annual May Ball was highly enjoyable! The hall venue and size was perfect, we had over 50 dancers and 6 sets most of the evening. There was dancing to Sandy Nixon and his band of four which made for an excellent evening of dancing, eating, some drinking (!) along with being sociable and having fun.

Our Spring Dance held on Saturday 24 March 2018 from 69.30pm was successful with over 28 dancers attending.The general feeling was that starting at 6pm was a better time to start in the winter months as going home was earlier. We welcomed members of other clubs in the area and we all had a good time with some unusual dances and good food!

The Afternoon Tea Dance was again very successful with over 40 dancers enjoying the afternoon of 3 February. There would have been more but a few people were ill, away or found the football traffic for Norwich too much!
The ladies excelled themselves again with a good spread of homemade cakes, scones and biscuits which were happily eaten.
Thanks to everyone who attended, especially those who travelled quite a distance and look forward to seeing you again next year.

Our Christmas Dance on 16 December was a great success with 47 dancers having a good time! It was very cold outside but warm and friendly inside. We danced many dances we knew and well done some of you for trying the less well known ones. The raffle took £143 for St Martins Trust for the homeless in Norwich with many generous prizes donated. Supper was tasty too! Thank you all for coming along especially a few new faces and two of our beginners.


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