Harwell Scottish Country Dance Club
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We dance in Chilton Village Hall.**
We dance weekly on Tuesday evening from 19:45 to 21:45.
Our 2016-2017 'season' starts on Tuesday 6th September.
** The Village Hall postcode of OX11 0SH won't get you quite there, it will place you on Church Hill to the south east of All Saints Church.
The Village Hall is to the south west of the church and is access from Church Hill by a lane that runs round the north side of the church.
a friendly club and we welcome all
newcomers whether expert or novice
– and you don't have to be a Scot!
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.
do contact the Secretary (see below)
if you would like further details.
Otherwise, just bring along some soft shoes on a Tuesday evening.
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.
Once again, we will be dancing to Craigellachie in the Old Mill Hall, Grove, with the interval meal catered by the Grove WI.
Here is a printable (PDF) copy of our 2016 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.
To help you, we have saved the cribs (suitable for A4 printing) in words and diagrams.
|1.||The Highland Rambler||R40||3/4L||Goldring: Guide (ex-Collins)|
|2.||The Hazel Tree||J32||3/4L||Drewry: Summer 5|
|3.||The Belle of Bon Accord||S32||4/4L||Drewry: Guide (ex-Collins)|
|4.||Best Set in the Hall||J32||3/4L||Greenwood: RSCDS XLVI|
|5.||A Trip to Bavaria||R32||4/4L||MacGregor-Brown: Guide (ex-Collins)|
|6.||Far North Queensland||S32||5/5L||Brenchley: Other Kangaroo Paw|
|8.||Ian Powrie's Farewell to Auchterarder||J128||4S||Hamilton: Edinburgh 90|
|9.||Chasing the Eclipse||S32||3/3L||Gallamore: Highland Road|
|10.||The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh||R40||3/4L||Anderson &c.;: RSCDS XXXIX|
|11.||The Raven's Dance||J32||3/4L||Haynes: Carnforth 5|
|12.||Wicked Willy||R32||4/4L||Ways: Bicentennial 2|
|13.||Midsummer Common||S32||3/4L||T&L; Ibbotson: RSCDS XLIX|
|14.||The Flying Spur||J32||3/4L||Drewry: Bon Accord|
|15.||The Black Black Oil||R32||5/5L||Drewry: Deeside 2|
|16.||The Bonnie Lass o' Bon Accord||S64||4S||Drewry: Bon Accord|
|17.||Quarries' Jig||J32||3/4L||Smith: RSCDS XXXVI|
|18.||Five-Couple Macdonald of the Isles (Big Mac)||S32||5/5L||Rigby: Nine|
|19.||The Montgomeries' Rant||R32||3/4L||Castle Menzies (18C): RSCDS X|
|20.||The Reel of the Royal Scots||R32||3/4L||Goldring: RSCDS Leaflets|
Abingdon SCDC will be running an 'anticipation dance' on Sunday 13 November.
This dance will feature 16 of the above dances, walked through and danced to CDs.
you would like to see our recent past
here are the flyers from our 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005 Balls.
11 Corn Avill Close
Tel: 01235 533626 or 078 2803 2468
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 Hole in One
This page was last updated: 2016-10-17