// 07 Feb 2022 jvo - updated dance list // 26 Feb 2022 jvo - Added link to Wednesday Dance list // Dunedin Dancers

Dunedin Dancers

A typical Wednesday evening

Weekly Dancing

Dunedin Dancers meets every Wednesday evening (apart from holidays) for social Scottish Country dancing from 7:30-9:30pm.

The Autumn term starts on September 6th 2023, ends December 13th
Next year's Spring term starts on January 10th 2024, ends March 11th
Next year's Summer term starts on April 10th 2024, ends June 26th
... all dates inclusive.

The dances are chosen and called by a different member of our group each week.
Visitors are very welcome, although if you attend regularly we would appreciate it if you become a member to support the administration of Dunedin; each evening only costs £5.
For regular visitors it is cheaper if you pay in advance for the entire term
(£65 for the Autumn term, £45 for the January-March term, £50 for the Summer term or £150 for the entire year)


Dunedin Wednesdays

Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 in St Matthew Hall, Morningside Parish Church Hall, 2 Cluny Gardens, EH10 6BQ (click here for a map)

For any dancer with a reasonable grasp of the basics of Scottish Country Dancing, this is informal social dancing which includes a varied selection of dances chosen by the caller on the night, most of which should be familiar. We dance to live music from one of our regular musicians playing accordion every second week; on the other evenings we dance to recorded music.

DateMusicCaller
21st FebAidan FrostFiona Berry and Ian Brockbank
28th FebCDsNeil Wignall
6th MarchMusician TBCAngharad Kenway
13th MarchCDsAlex Gray
20th MarchIain MacPhailJan Pye

Here are some core dances that will regularly appear in the Wednesday dance programmes
And here is a list of the dances that featured in the recent Wednesday and Monday evening classes


General notes

Dress is informal and all dances are walked through; programmes are not published in advance.
There is a short break half way through the evening.
For everyone's enjoyment, please bear our Social Guidelines in mind.

This is informal social dancing - we do not run classes to teach dances or technique so our group is not ideal for absolute beginners.
The Edinburgh Branch of the RSCDS run beginners classes if you require them.

It would help if you could pay by electronic banking, either in advance or at the door.
If this is not possible, please bring exact change and pay when you arrive and sign in.

The bank account details are, as always
  Bank of Scotland
  Dunedin Dancers
  Sort code: 80-02-85
  Account number: 06006651

Covid precautions
We're allowed to dance again, but Covid hasn't left us, so please do not attend if you feel unwell

 

Dances

Dunedin Dancers currently organises three dances each year, in November, March and June, plus monthly informal Sunday Socials in conjunction with RSCDS Edinburgh Branch.
All Country Dancers are welcome. Information about the dances will be provided on this website, or if you would like to receive details of our dances and our festival by e-mail, please enter your e-mail address in the space in the left column, and click on “Add”.

Our next dances and events will be:

Sunday Social
When:Sunday March 3rd 2024
Where: Craigmillar Park Church Hall, 2A Craigmillar Park, EH16 5LZ
Music: Matthew Maclennan
Price: £10 / £5 for under 26s
Tickets: via RSCDS
Programme: list

Dunedin March dance
When: Saturday 16th March, 7:30-10:30pm
Where: Reid Memorial Church Hall, West Savile Terrace, EH9 3HY
Music: David Oswald
Price: £12 members/£14 non-members/£5 under 18/£8 under 26s and full time students
      (under-16s must be experienced dancers and accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Programme: flier, cribs

Combined Societies Dance
When: Friday 3 May 2024, 7:30pm
Where: The Lauriston Hall, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DJ
Music: Ewan Galloway and his Scottish dance band
Price: £15 (£12 for age 25 & under)
Programme: flier, cribs

Dunedin June Dance
When: Saturday 8th June, 7:30-10:30pm
Where: Reid Memorial Church Hall, West Savile Terrace, EH9 3HY
Music: Marian Anderson
Programme: flier, list, cribs

Dunedin November Dance
When: Sat 23rd November, 7:30-10:30pm
Where: Reid Memorial Church Hall, West Savile Terrace, EH9 3HY
Music: Nicol McLaren and the Glencraig Scottish Dance Band




If you need further dancing fixes in between, Trinity Scottish Country Dance Club run an informal dance every second Saturday.
Nearer to our Cluny base, you will also find the Morningside SCD Club.


Festival

Our 25th International Folk Dance Festival ran from 13 to 20 July 2019.

Our 26th Festival ran from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th July 2023.
All went well!

Other Events

In addition we organise a variety of social (non-dancing) events to include partners and friends. Recent events have included a trip to the Falkirk Wheel, a walk in Roslin Glen (pictured below), a Beer and Skittles evening and a barbecue.

Picnic in Roslin Glen

Scottish Charity Number SC011896

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