2016 - 40th Celebrations - 1976 - 2016

4 0th   A N N I V E R S A R Y    B A L L    
Saturday 3 September 2016

Venue:  Perth Town Hall
We're absolutely delighted that Marian Anderson and Max Ketchin came out from Scotland to play at our 40th Anniversary Ball.
Programme and Minicrib
40th Anniversary Ball Programme

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.

     RSCDS Members  & partners 
     $80 each
 $100 each

For information please email chairman@rscdswa.com or contact Iain Mackenzie 0418171734 

W E E K E N D   W O R K S H O P
Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2016

Venue:  Swanleigh Residential College (new name: Swan Valley Adventure Centre), Middle Swan
What a treat to have John and Ruby Wilkinson join us from Scotland to teach at the Weekend Workshop and Marian and Max to play for us.   
Friday 26 August 2016 
Fri night programme
Fri night Minicrib
Saturday 27 August 2016 
Sat night programme
Sat night Minicrib    

Friday 16:00 Registration Opens
Friday 18:00 Dinner
Friday 19:30 Evening Social

Saturday 07:30 Breakfast
Saturday 08:45 – 11:45 General Class (including morning tea)
Saturday 12:00 Lunch
Saturday 13.30 – 15.30 Afternoon Class – Details to be advised
Saturday 15:45 Afternoon Tea
Saturday 18:00 Dinner
Saturday 19:30 Social

Sunday 07:30 Breakfast
Sunday 09:00 -12:00 General Class ( including morning tea)
Sunday~12:30 Optional Lunch (at a separate venue to be decided)


John Wilkinson Teacher
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 Teacher
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.
     Ticket Type
 RSCDS Member     Non-Member
     Early Bird ie before 4 June 2016 $190 $220
     5-29 July 2016
 $210 $240
      There's a venue surcharge for bookings after 29 July