SCDCSt Mark’s Scottish Country Dance Class





Now that we are using to provide a full colour version of the St Mark’s Messenger articles about the Scottish Country Dance Class can be read in the Messenger Pages or in the Archive .

From the Spring 2011 “Messenger”

After the disruption of our classes at the end of the 2010 session, owing to the snow, we were glad to resume our 2011 session in January. As we missed our Christmas Party in December we re-scheduled it to 26th January and had a Burn’s Night theme instead, much enjoyed by all.

Eight dancers then took part in the Church’s Burn’s Supper, dancing a reel called Tam O’Shanter.  The feedback was very positive. The classes have been well attended despite the long break.  My thanks to everyone for their support especially Babs, Nora, June and Anne.

Our last class for the session will be 20th April, our party night.

Can Anyone Help?

Can anyone help shed light on when the Scottish Country Dance class began?  What we know –

The former South Church (St Mark’s) Women’s Guild founded the Class to run on alternate Monday nights to  The Guild.  Students from the ‘Dumph’ Physical Training School led and attended as part of their training. Mrs Lennox played the piano and Mrs Annie Wood provided the tea and the biscuits. I have been a member for 46 years and took over ‘teaching’ when Mrs Winnie Low moved to Forfar in 1981/82.

I hope someone can help –
Margaret Brown

From the Winter 2010 “Messenger”

The class resumed back at the beginning of September and has been well attended with 4 new members joining us.  It has been a busy session with eight ladies dancing for the Malawian Farewell Social.  Two dances were performed, Blooms of Bon-Accord, a reel and Belle of Bon-Accord, a Strathspey.  Both dances were much enjoyed.  It was then the turn of the Malawians to try dancing the Dashing White Sergeant, it was great fun and they really enjoyed taking part.

We also danced at the Induction Social.  The dance was devised to welcome Rev Diane Hobson to her new Charge at St Mark’s and the tune for the dance was composed by  our organist, Kathleen Anderson.  The dance and the tune are both called, Welcome to St Mark’s.  It was a tight squeeze, floor space was at a premium.

By the time you read this, the class will be preparing for our Christmas Party which brings our session to an end.  We resume our forthcoming classes on Wednesday 12th January 2011 at 7.30 in the Church Hall.

A wonderful Christmas and Good Wishes for the New Year to one and all.
God Bless
Margaret Brown

From the Summer 2010 “Messenger”

The Scottish Country Dance Class has now finished.  We had an unfortunate start to our second session having had to cancel the two evenings owing to stormy weather.  However all the other evenings were well attended and enjoyed by all.

Our party night was held on Wednesday 28th April when we were joined by our friends from Board/Session.

We resume on Wednesday 22nd September 2010.

During the summer the R.S.C.Ds Aberdeen Branch hold social dances every Wednesday from 5th May until and including 25th August 2010 at 7.30pm in the Boy’s Brigade Head Quarters in Crimon Place  –  All welcome.
Margaret  Brown