Camberley Reel Club

Club Nights

Membership Programme of Events 2023-24 Featured Movements 2023-24 Dance Repertoire Autumn Social Christmas Social Spring Social End of Season Social

Camberley Reel Club has moved to St Mary's Church Hall, Park Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2SR on Tuesday evenings from September 2023. It has ample parking.

Camberley Reel Club is a Scottish Country Dancing club which meets at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from September to May at St Mary's Church Hall, Park Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU15 2SR.

On Tuesday evenings we organise a mix of instruction, social dancing, and party events where we replace our normal half time cuppa with a 'bring a plate' buffet.

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Members pay an annual membership fee of £6.00 and a weekly subscription of £4.00 for each Tuesday evening attended.

Guests pay £6.00 per evening. For returning guests the second Tuesday evening is free.

Programme of Events 2023-2024


Sep 5 Chairman's Welcome Social Dancing
12 Janet King Social Dancing
19 Christine Knox Social Dancing
26 Teacher
Featured Movement: Reels
Oct 3 Helen Prescott Social Dancing
10 Tom Knox Social Dancing
17 Maureen Lazenby Social Dancing
31 TBD Social Dancing
Nov 7 Teacher
Set & Link
14 Mark Laird Social Dancing
21 Sue Wood Social Dancing
28 Charlotte Clarke Social Dancing
Dec 5 Teacher
Hello & Goodbye Setting
12 Ivan Cresswell Social Dancing


Jan 9 Sheila Rowe & Social Dancing
16 Teacher
Allemande & Promenade
23 Jennifer House Social Dancing
Feb 6 Monique Laird Social Dancing
13 David McQuillan Social Dancing
20 Jackie Cresswell Social Dancing
Mar 5 Teacher
No featured movement
12 Sue Wood & Maureen Lazenby Practice Night
19 Spring Dance Practice Practice Night
(Sat) 23 SPRING DANCE Dance
26 Familiar Dances Social Dancing
Apr 2 Rhoda Finch Social Dancing
9 Mike King Social Dancing
16 Teacher
23 Geoffrey Allan Social Dancing
30 AGM & Dancing Social Dancing
May 7 Jeanette Scott Social Dancing

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Featured Movements 2023-24

This list of featured movements has been put together by the committee from suggestions from club members. Teachers will be asked to include these in their dances and members putting together a program would be asked if they could include the most recently taught featured movement in a few of the dances.

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Dance Repertoire

We have introduced a Dance Repertoire of popular dances in the South East of England, categorised by difficulty, from which MCs will be invited to draw the majority of their programmes.

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Socials & Parties

AUTUMN SOCIAL - Tuesday 24th October 2023

Please bring a plate of food to share.


1. Irish Rover (R8x32)
2. Pelorus Jack (J8x32)
3. Butterscotch and Honey (S4x32)
4. Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan (R5x32)
5. Good Hearted Glasgow (J8x32)


6. J.B. Milne (R8x32)
7. Galloping Carousel (J4x32)
8. Sugar Candie (S8x32)
9. Montgomerie's Rant (R8x32)
10. De'il Amang the Tailors (R8x32)

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL - Tuesday 19th December 2023

Please bring a plate of food to share.


1. The College Hornpipe (R 8x32 3C4)
2. The Cranberry Tart (J 8x32 3C4)
3. The Minister on the Loch (S 3x32 3C3)
4. Toast to the Mousies (R 8x32 3C4)
5. Snowball Reel (R 4x40 4C4)
6. Gaelforce Wind (J 8x32 3C4)

Interval for Lashings of Mince Tarts and Pop

7. The Christmas Tree (R 4x48 4C4)
8. Chopped Nuts and Chocolate Swirls (J 3x32 3C3)
9. MacDonald of the Isles (S 3x32 3C3 or S 5x32 5C5)
10. Duke of Perth (R 8x32 3C4)
11. Good Hearted Glasgow (J 8x32 3C4)

Extras / Altelfnatives in Case any Elves Drop in

The Ferryboat (J Nx32 Big Circle of Couples, all facing in)
Virginia Reel (R Walking Step Throughout 4x40 4C4)
Back to the Fireside (R 8x32 3C4)
Cumberland Reel (J 4x32 4C4)

Santa's Leaving on his 1-RP (Reindeer Power) Sleigh Ho Ho Ho!

SPRING SOCIAL - Tuesday 27th February 2024

Please bring a plate of food to share.


1 The Highland Fair J8x32 2c in 4c set
2 Postie’s Jig J8x32 4c set
3 MacDonald of the Isles S3x32 3c set
4 Flight of the Falcon J8x32 3c in 4c set
5 Shifting Bobbins R8x32 4c set
6 Cherrybank Gardens S3x32 3c set
7 The Nurseryman J8x32 3c in 4c set
8 The Reel of the 51st Division R8x32 3C in 4C set
9 Butterscotch and Honey S4x32 4c set
10 Good Hearted Glasgow J8x32 3 in 4c set


The Reel of the Royal Scots R8x32 3c in 4c set

END OF SEASON SOCIAL - Tuesday 14th May 2024

Please bring a plate of food to share.

We will be dancing until 10.15.


THE HIGHLAND RAMBLER (R8x40) 3C (4C set) Roy Goldring Leeds Silver Jubilee 1987
GOOD HEARTED GLASGOW (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter Knapman Guide To SCD (ex-Collins)
MIDSUMMER COMMON (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Tom and Lindsey Ibbotson RSCDS Book 49
DUKE OF PERTH (Broun's Reel or Clean Pease Strae) (R8x32) 3C (4C set) RSCDS Book 1
THE SCALLYWAG (J8x40) 3C (4C set) Jennifer Kelly RSCDS Book 52


SHIFTIN' BOBBINS (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Roy Clowes Ormskirk 6
QUARRIES' JIG (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Kent W Smith RSCDS Book 36
THE PAISLEY WEAVERS (S3x32) 3C set Derek Haynes Carnforth Collection 6
MAIRI'S WEDDING (R8x40) 3C (4C set) James B. Cosh 22 SCDs

Alternative Dances

PELORUS JACK (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Barry Skelton RSCDS Book 41
YSOBEL STEWART OF FISH HOEK (S8x32) 3C (4C set) Mervyn C Short RSCDS Book 52
SWISS LASSIE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Rosi Betsche RSCDS Book 39
THE COLLEGE HORNPIPE (R8x32) 3C (4C set) Boag, 1797 RSCDS Book 20

Did you know…? The pousette is one of the most common methods of progression.  It is found in the dances of the late 18th and early 19th century chiefly, and seems to have been the forerunner of the waltz.  Its name comes from the French “pousser”, to push, and that to a certain extent describes the movement of the man in this formation.  When the [R].S.C.D.S  was formed, this form of progression had lost its original, dignified shape.  Probably the introduction of the waltz had affected it, for instead of the traditional two-hand hold, partners joined as for a waltz or polka and danced round each other with a kind of hop waltz step.  This led to untidiness and lack of control, and even to jazzing.  The Society returned to the old form of pousette as it is done today.

Jean C. Milligan ‘Won’t you Join the Dance’

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