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CORNONAVIRUS UPDATE - RESTARTING SEPTEMBER 2021

A note from our Chairman...
Welcome to the new years dancing for Camberley Reel Club.  I hope everyone can come to our evenings – but we are bound to need some new members so if you can bring friends please do so.
 
It is going to take us all a while to get back into the swing of things so we intend to take things pretty easy to start with.  We have a proposed date for the first social and until then members of the committee will be setting the evening programmes.   We will not be inviting teachers yet and have yet to set the date for an AGM – we intend to plan more thoroughly around the time of the social when we all have a better idea of how things are going.
 
Currently, in line with many other halls, the church would prefer us not to use the kitchen.  We will still have a break– so, please can everyone bring their own drinks and biscuits.  We could share biscuits but it will be everyone’s individual choice as to whether they choose to join in.
 
We will have sanitizer available; since this is hardly personal choice can everyone use it when they enter the hall.  We do intend to touch hands when doing right hand across and similar, although during the first evenings of the term I expect this will be light touching.  We will avoid birling and similar so that we do not have to engage in close contact.
 
See you there.
Ivan

 

Camberley Reel Club is a Scottish Country Dancing club which meets at 8 p.m. every Tuesday from September to May at St. Paul's Church Hall, Church Hill, Camberley, Surrey.

 

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.

 

Membership

 

Your first Tuesday evening is free. After that you can choose to join, and pay an annual membership of £5.00 (reduced if you join after the Spring Ball), and a subscription of £2.00 for each evening you attend. Alternatively, if you only come along occasionally, you can pay £4.00 for each evening as a visitor.

 

Programme of Events 2021 - 2022

 

 

 

 

2021

T - Teaching Evenings
S - Social Dancing

Sep

14

 

Ivan Cresswell

S

 

21

 

Sharon Wright

S

 

28

  Jackie Cresswell & Maria Gunston

S

Oct

5

  Janet & Mike King

S

 

12

  Charlotte Clarke & Geoff Allan

S

 

19

 

AUTUMN SOCIAL

Party

 

26

 

Christine & Tom Knox

S

Nov

2

 

To be confirmed

 

 

9

     

 

16

     

 

23

 

30

     

Dec

7

  14      

 

 

 

 
2022

 

Jan

4

  To be confirmed  

 

11

 

18

   

 

25

     

Feb

1

     

 

8

 

 

15

     

 

22

     

Mar

1

     

 

8

 

 

15

     
  22      
  29      
Apr 5      

 

12

     

 

19

     

 

26

     

May

3

     

 

10

     

 

17

     
         

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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.

 

Click here to see the Dance Repertoire

 

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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Socials and Parties... will appear here

 

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