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Bibliographical materials

This series contains publications and printed materials including biographies, books, leaflets, booklets, sheet music, journals, magazines, newsclippings and other items collected or produced by the RSCDS, its Branches and its members.

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Nan Main

Newspaper article (Scottish Newsways 22/1/57) regarding a commission given to Nan Main by Patersons Publishers to compose 23 new tunes for the RSCDS plication “101 Country Dances”. Article also contains some background information about Nan Main.

G E Ley Smith

Scotland's Social Dances Part 1

Instructional DVD covering four different forms of Scottish Social Dancing: Old Time, Ceilidh, Sequence and Country.
Part 1
Dances shown are:
Quicksteps:
Anniversary Two Step, Boston Two Step, Gay Gordons Two Step, Over the Top, Dinky One Step, Marine Four Step, Honeymoon Parade, Gypsy Tap, Southern Two Step, Flirtation Two Step, Lancelot Two Step, Jazz Twinkle, Mayfair Quickstep.
Swings:
Viennese Swing, Glyn-Gary Swing, Chicago Swing, Ragtime Swing.
Waltzes:
Hesitation Waltz, Lilac Waltz, Ruby Waltz, Waltz of the Bells, La Rinka, Sweetheart Waltz, The Veleta, Birthday Waltz, Owen and Catherine Harrison’s Waltz, Victory Waltz, Waltz Catherine, Newe Kilarney Waltz.
Foxtrots and |Saunters:
Balmoral Blues, White Heather Foxtrot, Harry Lime Foxtrot, Yearning Saunter, On Leave Foxtrot, Melody Foxtrot, Red Rose Saunter, Saunter Together.
Latin:
Square Tango, Royal Empress Tango, Tango Serida, Sally Ann Cha Cha, Rumba Rosalie.

Independent Video Productions

Dance leaflets

This series contains publications and printed materials including books, leaflets, booklets, sheet music, journals, magazines, newsclippings and other items collected by the RSCDS and its members

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Dancing Days are Happy Days

An illustrated booklet produced to accompany a concert and exhibition tribute to Bobby Watson, held in the Aberdeen Arts Centre on 21/4/2002. The booklet contains: a biography of Bobby Watson with illustrations; Programme ; details of the performers.

The Scottish Traditions of Dance Trust

Report of the Edinburgh Schools Scottish Country Dancers Participation in the Jubilee Celebrations of the FIOCES, Paris March 1950

An article (by Jimmie Hill) extracted from the Scottish Country Dancer (Autumn 2017) describing the involvement of a team of Edinburgh school children in the Jubilee event. Included are copies of correspondence with Edinburgh City Council, copies of photographs taken during the journey and at the event in Paris and a reproduction of an Edinburgh Evening News report on the event.

Modern Educational Dance

Modern Educational Dance by Rudolf Laban. Third Edition revised by Lisa Ullman (with additions). Published by Macdionald and Evans Ltd., London, 1975. A book describing the concept and practice of free dance movement designed as a guide for teachers and parents.

Rudolf Laban