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RSCDS Latest book and CD is now available. The dances which were submitted to the Spring Fling 2015 dance-devising competition including the winner - The spring Fling Reed. 

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12 new Scottish Country Dances:

  1. The Spring Fling Reel Reel (8 x 40) 
  2. Les Remparts de Séville Jig (8 x 32) 
  3. There's Something about Thirty Strathspey (3 x 32) 
  4. 192 Miles Home Jig (4 x 48) 
  5. The Doonhamer Delight Reel (6 x 32) 
  6. Mathilde is a Delight Strathspey (3 x 32) 
  7. The Wandering Wallaby Jig (4 x 32) 
  8. Double Trouble Triangles Reel (4 x 48) 
  9. Shadow Jig (3 x 32) 
  10. A Trip to Applecross Reel (6 x 32) 
  11. Dancing Spirit Jig (8 x 32) 
  12. La Baratte Your Way Home Reel (4 x40)

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08-12-2016

Book 50

RSCDS Book 50 arose from the idea that Elaine Davies had, whilst organising the Spring Fling in London in 2015, to hold a competition to devise a dance. As reported in The Reel 292, there were 46 entries, with the winner devised by London‟s own Samantha Burton. Originally entitled A Reel Joy, and dedicated to her parents, it is now The Spring Fling Reel, and first in the new book. Given the overall quality of dances submitted, it was agreed to include more of them in this publication, which was supported by Helensburgh & District Branch in memory of the late Mrs Norah Dunn (1913-2015), Honorary President of that Branch, and RSCDS Examiner.



Only three of the dances are “full length”, eight times through with a standard progression, instead offering a variety of set dances, for three or four couples in a straight or square set, which may appeal to groups putting on displays; The Doonhamer Delight is a round the room dance. In any case, first impressions are that most would be more suited to advanced dancers. There are only two strathspeys in the book, both three times through, though the album also includes a full-length recording of Odd Thoughts from Miss Milligan’s Miscellany.

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Book 50

Book 50

RSCDS Latest book and CD is now available. The dances which were submitted to the Spring Fling 2015 dance-devising competition including the winner - The spring Fling Reed. 

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