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Day School   Saturday 29 September 2018   9:30am - 3:30pm
Helen Russell, Visiting Teacher and Chairman RSCDS HQ
Venue:  Church of the Holy Cross, McLean Street, Melville
Please REGISTER   by Tuesday 25 September  and hand your registration together with payment to a teacher or committee member
Returning to the UK, after her busy examination tour, we are very fortunate that Helen Russell, Chairman of the RSCDS HQ, has kindly agreed to conduct a Day School in Perth.
The first session, beginning at 9:30am, will finish with morning tea, followed by another session before lunch.  Delicious homemade soup and rolls should give everyone a boost of energy after which Helen will be giving an RSCDS HQ Q&A session followed by the third and final dance session, ending about 3:30pm.  $15 for members   $20 for non-members

For your diary -  2020 Winter School hosted by RSCDSWA
Keep   Sunday 27 September-Saturday 3 October   free.    More details will follow.

P a s t   e v e n t s

2018 Dinner Dance - Saturday 1 September
South of Perth Yacht Club
We danced the night away to the fabulous music of Catherine Fraser on Fiddle and Kyle Wait on Piano.  Finding time in between to enjoy dinner and much camaraderie.  Thanks to the organisers and the Branch for another very successful evening with everyone looking splendid in their "glad rags".   Photos.

2018 AGM 42nd and Special Resolution
On Friday 29 June the  revised Constitution was approved together with the nominations for committee

2018 - Advanced class - CHANGE OF VENUE

This year,  Friday Advanced classes (every 2nd and 4th Friday) are moving from Joondanna to Dalkeith ie Dalkeith Hall 99 Waratah Avenue, Dalkeith - where the Hops are usually held.

November 2017 4-week Technique class

Following the success of the 4-week Technique class held in August, John Brenchley held another 4-week session in November at Melville Uniting Church Hall.

Sunday 3 September 2017 - Lunch - Zamia Cafe King's Park

Feet grateful for a rest, we finished off the weekend with a lunch in the beautiful setting of King's Park and the Zamia Cafe.  The musicians, with their punishing schedule - arrived Perth, Saturday lunchtime from Brisbane and Sydney - departed mid PM on Sunday - no time to acclimatise to any time change.  Their visit and music was much appreciated by all.

Sunday 3 September 2017 - Special dance class - Palms Community Centre Subiaco
What?  Miss another opportunity to dance to the music of Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon?!  John Brenchley chose dances from Books 50 and 51.    The sun was shining and the coolness of the morning soon disappeared once we started moving.  Not forgetting the homemade morning tea.

Saturday 2 September 2017 - Dinner Dance - South of Perth Yacht Club
The scene was set.  The chandeliers glittering.  The tables pristine.  The musicians warming up.  The dancers in their finery.  How could it not be a wonderful night of great music and dances?  Many thanks to all the organisers and contributors.  Photos.

Short video clip - 2017 Dinner Dance

Saturday 17 June 2017   -  CEILIDH  - The Heel & Toe Band  

The April Hop with the live music of The Heel and Toe Band was a treat,
filled with enthusiastic dancers and called by Barbara Boyd.

After all the festivities, the New 2017 Year is here - wishing all dancers a fabulous year
If you need a dancing fix, some clubs with air-conditioning start earlier and will always welcome dancers, for example, Kalamunda Opening Night 7:30pm 26 January 2017.

40th Anniversary Celebrations - The Ball Saturday 3 September 2016 - Perth Town Hall
More photos from the Ball

40th Anniversary Celebrations - Weekend Workshop Friday 26 to Sunday 28 August 2016

Dance launch - Wyn's Fancy

At the Branch Christmas Hop on
Saturday 5 December 2015
 a new dance was launched
Wyn's Fancy .

The dance was devised by John Brenchley
for Wyn Caldwell, a Western Australian Branch teacher,
on the occasion of a very special birthday
in January 2016.



Sunday 7 February - Scottish Dance for Beginners
1:00-4:30pm - Dalkeith Hall 97 Waratah Ave Dalkeith
Teacher: John Brenchley
Enquiries:  Iain Mackenzie 0418 171 734 chairman@rscdswa.com


Ceilidh Dance
Saturday 14 November 2015 - 7:00pm-10:30pm
Live music: Heel and Toe Band
Venue: North Perth Town Hall
Tickets: $25 (students $20)
Contact: Iain MacKenzie 0418 171 734 chairman@rscdswa.com

Friday 18 September 2015 - 7:00pm-10:30pm
Live music: Chris Duncan (fiddle) Catherine Strutt (piano)
from New South Wales ARIA Winners 2000 Best World Music Album
Evening includes: A three course dinner with wine, a bar and a full programme of dancing
Venue: East Fremantle Yacht Club Petra Street East Fremantle
Tickets: $50 members + partners / $65 non-members
Contact: Iain MacKenzie 0418 171 734 chairman@rscdswa.com