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 Joan or 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. 

2018 - Autumn season runs from 5th September to 12th December

2019 - Spring season runs from 9th January to 8th May (AGM 24th April 2019, at 7.45 pm, followed by dancing).  

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

  • Saturday 8 December 2018 is our 'open to all' Christmas Dance at St Columba's Church Hall, Newton, Chester CH2 1SA which we have combined with our President's Night. Dancing will be to the music of The Lothian Band. (See opposite for programme). Tickets £15 now on sale.
  • Saturday 2 February 2019 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.   
  • Our Summer Dance at Guilden Sutton is on Saturday 8 June 2019 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 21 November

First half

Dancing in the Street R *

Links with St Petersburg J *

Sugar Candie S *

Irish Rover R *

DOM

Brisk Young Lad J *

Second half - Pat's choice

Alex Doig's Jig J **

Butterscotch and Honey S *

Never At Sea R **

Repeat

Brisk Young Lad J

If time:

Bill Little's Strathspey S **

Lochalsh Reel R **

Homework: Brisk Young Lad (look where corners are)

Chester Caledonian Scottish Country Dance Society

Presidents and Christmas Dance

7.15pm 8 December 2018 

St Columba's Church Hall, Newton

Dancing to The Lothian Band 

Programme

Postie's Jig (J)

Dancing in the Street (R)

S-locomotion (S)

Links with St Petersburg (J)

Moulin Rouge (R)

Bill Little's Strathspey (S)

Tribute to the Borders (J)

Scott Meikle (R)

Miss Eleanor (S)

INTERVAL

Sugar Candie (S)

Brisk Young Lad (J)

Flowers of Edinburgh (R)

MacDonald of Keppoch (Medley)

Yorkshire Rose (J)

Wind that Shakes the Barley (R)

Jean Martin of Aberdeen (S)

Ravens Dance (J)

Irish Rover (R)

Extras:

Staircase in Styria (R)

Quarries Jig (J)