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RSCDSWA celebrated 40 YEARS in 2016 with two major events

Photos     -   Weekend Workshop and the Ball

A Weekend Workshop
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2016
Swan Valley Adventure Centre

Great atmosphere, dancing and... as for the baking...
riday 26 August 2016
Fri night programme    Fri night Minicrib
Saturday 27 August 2016    Sat night programme    Sat night Minicrib    

Teachers at the Weekend Workshop

John Wilkinson began dancing at primary school in Perthshire,
graduating to the village class before joining the Gowrie group in Perth.
He's been a member of many demonstration teams including Manchester,
Glasgow and Stirling and, since 1995, has taught at all levels at the
St Andrews Summer School.  John has held many senior roles within
the RSCDS including Chairman.
John has been teaching now for over 40 years which has taken him
all over the UK and to many parts of the world.

Ruby Wilkinson began dancing at at age 5 in Perth (the Scottish one!). 
She's danced in many demonstration teams including Perth, Manchester,
Glasgow and Stirling.  During over 40 years of teaching, Ruby has taught at
all levels both in the UK and overseas including at the St Andrews Summer
School.   She has adjudicated at many festivals and is a qualified
medal test assessor.


The 40th Anniversary Ball
Saturday 3 September 2016
Perth Town Hall

What a memorable night!  Danced away to the wonderful music of Marian Anderson and Max Ketchin.
Programme and Minicrib    40th Anniversary Ball Programme    40th Anniversary minicrib
More 40th Anniversary photos

Musicians at the Ball:
Marian Anderson: Accordion
One of the icons of Scottish dance music and is in high demand in the five continents for SCD events.  At 13, Marian began her career in her father’s ceilidh/old tyme band and then later concentrated more on the SCD playing with Murial Johnstone prior to starting her own band.  Marian does music therapy in hospitals throughout UK, broadcasts regularly with the BBC and has produced 12+ CD’s.  Marian is a regular at RSCDS Summer & Winter Schools.

Max Ketchin: Drums
Max, son of a piper started playing drums at age 12.  At 14, he started playing Semi-Pro with the Calum Wilson Band and at 15 joined the great Jim Johnstone Band, which included Bobby Brown on piano.  Max has done theatre shows, QE2 cruises, numerous radio and TV broadcasts together with a tremendous amount of CD recordings.  Max has played with every major SCD band.  In 2003, Max then joined the Marian Anderson Band and has travelled worldwide in his playing career.