Harwell Scottish Country Dance Club

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Regular Meetings

We dance in Chilton Village Hall.
We dance weekly on Tuesday evening from 19:45 to 21:45.

This link will take you to the Chilton Village web site.

We are a friendly club and we welcome all newcomers whether expert or novice
– and you don't have to be a Scot!

Oh, and having a number of Scots in our ranks, we don't charge a fortune for our meetings
– 2 for an evening plus an annual membership fee of just 10.

If you are already a dancer, you might like to look at what we have recently been dancing at our meetings.

Please do contact the Secretary (see below) if you would like further details.
Otherwise, just bring along some soft shoes on a Tuesday evening.


The Harwell Ball

Our next Ball will be held on Saturday 19 November 2016.
That's a departure from our usual recent Spring Ball series because of difficulty finding a suitable timeslot in Spring 2016.

Our last Ball was held on Saturday 25th April 2015 (1930-2330).
We danced in the Old Mill Hall to Ian Muir and the Craigellachie Band.

Here is a printable (PDF) copy of our 2015 Ball flyer
(it includes the programme and contact details to obtain tickets).

The programme (below) has been set up as a dance list on the Strathspey Server
giving you access to cribs, diagrams and even videos of the dances.
Alternatively, here is a two page MiniCrib PDF of the dances.
The full instructions for Harlequin can be found in the collection of Society dances at the foot of this page.

1. Granville Market J32 3/4L Vandegrift: RSCDS Graded 2
2. Anniversary Reel R32 4/4L Muir: RSCDS XXXVI
3. Linnea's Strathspey S32 3/4L Wilson: RSCDS XLVII
4. The Wee Cooper O' Fife J40 2/4L Foss: Song Tunes
5. Rye Twist R32 5/5L McKinnell: RSCDS XLVIII
6. Sugar Candie S32 3/4L RSCDS XXVI
7. Harlequin J40 3/4L Stanaway: see below
8. Mr Iain Stuart Robertson R32 3/4L de Winton: RSCDS XLII
9. City of Belfast S32 3/3L Mulholland: RSCDS XLVIII
10. The Irish Rover R32 3/4L Cosh: 22 + 2
  - interval -      
  Grand March ...      
11. A Trip to Bavaria R32 4/4L MacGregor-Brown: Guide
12. The Laird of Milton's Daughter J32 3/4L Craigmyle: RSCDS XXII
13. 1314 M128 4S Drewry: Rondel
14. The Black Mountain Reel R32 5/5L Haynes: Carnforth 3
15. The Bees of Maggieknockater J32 4/4L Drewry: Guide
16. Orwell Lodge Strathspey S32 3/3L Brockbank: QE Diamond Jubilee
17. The Montgomeries' Rant R32 3/4L Castle Menzies (18C): RSCDS X
18. S-Locomotion S32 4/4L Jones: RSCDS XLI
19. Pelorus Jack J32 3/4L Skelton: RSCDS XLI
20. The Reel of the 51st Division R32 3/4L Atkinson: RSCDS XIII

If you would like to see our recent past programmes,
here are the flyers from our 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008,
2007, 2006 and 2005 Balls.


Contact the Secretary:

Malcolm Austen
11 Corn Avill Close
OX14 2ND
Tel: 01235 533626 or 078 2803 2468
Email: secretary@HarwellSCDC.mno.org.uk


Dances written by Society Members

Over the years, a number of dances have been written by members.

Here's one of them dating back to the 1970s:

Hoop Eht Einniw - a 66 bar Strathspey (11kb PDF)

In 1998, to celebrate our 50th anniversary, we published a booklet of 8 dances.

Here are the 8 dances as a single PDF file (8 A5 pages)
and a cover sheet if you want to make a booklet.

Alternatively, here are the 8 dances as single A5 pages:
Harwell Caledonian Society
The Shieling
Tea Time
Rimes Close
The Hole in One
The Half-Century


Links to other local Clubs

Abingdon Scottish Country Dance Club

Oxford University Scottish Dance Club (OUSDS)

Oxfordshire RSCDS

Lochaber Lassies

John Marshall: JockJigging

This page was last updated: 2015-10-27