Events

We meet on Wednesdays at 7:45 pm until about 10pm at the Caldy Valley Centre, Caldy Valley Road, Chester CH3 5PR - that's by the Sainsbury's roundabout in Great Boughton.  Plenty of free parking at the venue.

Wednesday evening sessions are in two parts:

  • From 7:45pm to around 8.50pm the session is led by Christine and we learn and practice the basic steps and learn new (to us) dances.  Each dance in this part of the evening has a full 'walk-through' so it's very good for beginners and improvers - and the more experienced will help the less experienced. Because of this, all dances in this session are graded with one star.  This is followed by a short comfort break and any announcements (of dances, etc).
  • Please note, no refreshments are provided and you are advised to bring water with you.
  • From 9pm 'til we run out of steam, we have an hour of social dancing; dances are recapped and walked through, if needed. This part of the evening is a bit more challenging, and not all dances may be suitable for beginners. We are now grading dances according to difficulty to help with this part of the evening. 

2019 - Autumn season runs from 4th September to 11th December.

2020 - Spring season runs from 8th January to 13th May (AGM 22nd April 2020, at 7.45 pm, followed by dancing).  

We have special events as well: we have the following dances to enjoy this season:

  • Saturday 14 December 2019 is our 'open to all' Christmas Dance at Guilden Sutton Village Hall which we have combined with our President's Night. Dancing will be to the always enjoyable music of George Meikle. Please note venue change. (Ticket price £15). Programme alongside on the right.
  • Saturday 1 February 2020 is our 'open to all' Burns' Night Supper and dance at St. Columba's Church Hall, Newton, Chester CH2 1SA dancing to George Meikle's excellent playing. (Ticket price £12).
  • Our Summer Dance is on Saturday 13 June 2020 at Guilden Sutton Village Hall when we will again dance to George Meikle's music. Ticket price £12. 

 

To find out more call Christine on 01244 545550 or Marilyn on 01244 683677 (who will be able to sell you tickets).

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 4 September 2019

If there are no newcomers, the programme will be:

Be Seeing You (J) * (round the room dance)

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan (R) *

Gardeners Fantasia (S) *

Countess of Dunmore's Reel (R) * (DOM)

If time:

Welcome to Ayr (J) *

Second half - Chris W's choice

Christine's Diamond Reel (R) ** (I have put the words to this dance on our website below the Christmas programme which is listed)

Butterscotch & Honey (S) *

Elephant Stampede (J) **

Repeat:

Countess of Dunmore's Reel  (R) (DOM) **

If time:

Glengarry Homestead (R) **

HOMEWORK: Countess of Dunmore's Reel / Glengarry Homestead

If we have newcomers:

Be Seeing You (J) *

12 Coates Crescent (S) *

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan (R) *

Countess of Dunmore's Reel (R) (DOM) * (but not for beginners)

Good Hearted Glasgow (J) *

Second half as above.  

Chester Caledonian Scottish Country Dance Society

Presidents and Christmas Dance

7.15pm - 14 December 2019 

Guilden Sutton Village Hall

Dancing to music by George Meikle  

Programme 

Be Seeing You (J)

Welcome to Ayr (J)

Recumbent Stone (R)

City of Belfast (S)

Christine's Diamond Reel (R)

Liquid Assets (J)

Kilkenny Castle (S)

Countess of Dunmore's Reel (R)

Sunshine and Sweeties Jig (J)

The Gardeners Fantasia (S)

INTERVAL

Broadway (S)

John Cass (J)

Streets of Milan (J)

Midsummer Common (S)

Never At Sea (R)

Chequered Court (J)

Miss Johnstone of Ardrossan (R)

Chasing The Eclipse (S)

Duke of Perth (R) 

EXTRAS: 

Elephant Stampede (J)

Glengarry Homestead (S)

 You will not find Christine's Diamond Reel on the normal sites so the following might help:

1-4    1st cple set and cast one place, 2s set up on bars 3 and 4

5-8    2s, 1s and 3s dance back to back (do si do)

9-10   2s, 1s and 3s dance 6 hands round and back, 1s end back to back in middle facing 1st corners

17-24 "Hello Goodbye" setting, 1s petronella turn to 2nd place on bars 23 and 24

25-28 1st lady with 2s and 1st man with 3s dance right hands across

29-32  2s, 1s and 3s turn partner right hand.

Repeat from 2nd place.

Devised by Peter Marshall on the occasion of a 'significant birthday' many moons ago.