Argyll Scottish Country Dancing Weekend

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Course: Argyll Scottish Country Dancing Weekend
Tutor: Argyll Scottish Dancing Group
Start Date: 5th October 2018
Start Time: Dinner
End Date: 7th October 2018
End Time: Lunch
Res Fee (from): £362.00
Non Res Fee: £244.00 What's included?

This course is suitable for those who already have a good working knowledge of common steps and formations in Scottish Country Dancing, this weekend will give you an opportunity to improve your technique, learn new dances and enjoy all social aspects of Scottish Country Dancing. The course starts with dinner on Friday, and social dancing to recorded music on Friday evening and Saturday evenings. There will be two classes each morning which will include technique and the finer points of steps and formations in dances old and new. During Saturday afternoon there will be an optional workshop or you could take the opportunity to relax in the grounds of the house or explore the nearby town of Ilminster. The course finishes after lunch on Sunday. This course is not considered suitable for beginners.

Tutor Information

The Tutor

Dave Hall

Dave Hall has danced and played music from an early age and as a child competed in Highland Dancing competitions and got interested in the lively Scottish Country Dancing scene in Manchester in his teens.  He formed his own Scottish Country Dance Band in 1983, aged 15.

Dave got his RSCDS Teaching Certificate in 1993 and was recently granted Life Membership of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD) after over 25 years connection with them.  He taught the London Branch Demonstration from 1998 to 2003, and has taught and played at the Society's Summer and Winter Schools.  Dave has enjoyed meeting dancers from around the world as fellow dancer, teacher, musician and keen traveler.

The Musician

Robert Mackay

Robert Mackay is a valued and regular member of the Argyll’s team. He has a long and illustrious career as a musician for Scottish Country Dancing. He has served on the RSCDS Publications Committee, organised and run weekend schools and the RSCDS musicians' workshops as well as travelling extensively world wide to play for clubs, classes and certificate courses. He plays regularly for the RSCDS Summer School and is a member of the Edinburgh Branch.

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The event went really well and was very enjoyable, please pass on our thanks to all the staff at Dillington House they were all superb. Wessex Water