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Miss M M Dow

Article by Alan Macpherson (originally published in "Dance On" magazine) and a short biography of Margaret Mary Dow founder member and teacher in Dundee Branch. Includes a description of Miss Dow’s Strathspey.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Mr. John Rice's Gift

A suite of three dances (Reel, Strathspey and Medley) contained in a bound volume and devised by Maureen Chevens as a tribute to Mr. John Rice, Orthopaedic Surgeon.
The DVD contains a video of the dances being performed by dancers from Dublin SCD Club and the CD contains original tunes for the dances composed by Pat and Peter Clark and George Meikle. Also included are letters from Maureen Chevens which relate to the background to the suite of dances and a photograph of John Rice and Maureen Chevens

Maureen Chevens

New Zealand Journal of Physical Education No.15

Published by the Physical Education Society of New Zealand (Inc), Dunedin, July,1958. This issue of the Journal contains an extensive report and analysis of the introduction of SCD into the Physical Education syllabus of Kokopu Primary School, Northland. The report describes the search for suitable dances and music; the progress made and the reaction of the pupils to the learning process. The report ends with a summary of the benefits , both physical and mental, of learning SCD.

RSCDS

Platinum

The CD of 12 dances was produced to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Branch. The booklet contains instructions for the dances.
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St Andrews Branch RSCDS

Reel Scottish Dancing

An instructional video which is suitable for both experienced dances and those new to this dance style. The video explains how to dance reels, jigs and strathspeys and includes a helpful commentary. The Steps are walked out and shown in slow motion and the most frequently used formations demonstrated with many walked through. 34 dances which appear frequently on dance programmes are demonstrated.
Details of the Steps, Formations and the Dances are listed in the Notes Section (below)

Anita Mackenzie (Independent Video Productions)

Scotland Dancing Again

This video tells the story of The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - through 27 of its dances . It is illustrated with extracts from the Society's Archive. The text or the narration is provided in a separate booklet.
Written and presented by Dr. Alastair MacFadyen, Past President of the RSCDS.

Independent Video Productions

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

Scotland's Social Dances Part 2

Instructional DVD covering four different forms of Scottish Social Dancing: Old Time, Ceilidh, Sequence and Country.
Part 2: Ceilidh, Scottish Country and Quadrilles
Dances shown are:

Ceilidh:
Gypsy Thread, Waves of Tory, Strip the Willow (Square), Levi Jackson Rag.
Scottish Country Dances:
Shiftin’ Bobbins, Reel of the 51st Division, Postie’s Jig, Duke of Perth, Irish Rover, Black Mountain Reel, Nottingham Lace,
Quadrilles:
La Russe, Waltz Cotillion (Half), First Set of Quadrilles (6 figures)

Independent Video Productions

Scottish Country Dancer April 2015

News from Coates Crescent 4
From the Chair and Committee Reports 6
Young Dancers' Page 8
A Love Letter to Scottish Dance 9
Th e youth scene in Scotland through Canadian eyes
RSCDS T-Shirt Competition
But Does She Dance? 10
Retiri ng Secretary/ Executive Officer Elizabeth Foster looks back
Dancing with Hugh Foss 12
A former student of Hugh Foss remembers him
Dancing Cheek to Cheek: 13
A Glimpse of Scottish Dance
An inside view of filming wit h the BBC
Interview with Margaret Bennett 14
SCD and the RSCDS from a folklorist's point of view
The Kandahar Reel 15
Showing the Joy of Dance: 16
Demonstration Teams
Two experienced team leaders explain their approach
Won't You Join the Dance ...Project? 18
Joseph Bell applies new tech nology to SCD
Two Unusual SCD Events 19
In My Opinion 20
Bobby Brown Music Scholarship
A Gallery of Scottish Country Dance T-Shirts 21
From around the World 22
Overheard on the Web 27
Reviews 28
Obituaries 29
Day School Diary 30

Scottish Country Dancer No. 10 April 2010

News from Coates Crescent 4 Changes and developments at Headquarters From the Chair, Management Committees and Executive Officer 5 Including key points from the RSCDS strategy 2010 – 2013 Dance Scottish Week 8 A look back at 2009 and plans for this year’s event. What will you be doing in DSW ‘10? Who’s Who 10 AGM and Conference Weekend 2009 11 News in Pictures 12 The Hill Manuscript 14 RSCDS President, Alastair MacFadyen, brings this 18th Century manuscript to life Interview with Sophie Rickebusch 16 Jimmie Hill talks to the Secretary of the International Branch From around the world 18 Reports from our regional correspondents A Trip to Russia 21 Patrick Chamoin braves the cold to visit this vibrant outpost of SCD Tom and Joan Flett 22 RSCDS Archivist, Marilyn Healy, meets Joan Flett and hears about important research into traditional Scottish dancing. Mind your pas de basque! 24 Tips on how to pronounce some of our most loved dances Technique Doctor 25 Christine Mair on reels of three In my opinion 26 Gary Coull takes a turn on our soap box Overheard on the web 27 Our regular column monitoring views and opinions on SCD websites Reviews 28 Recent releases reviewed by RSCDS members Day School Diary 30

Scottish Country Dancer No. 11 October 2010

News from Coates Crescent 4 Changes and developments at Headquarters From the Chair and Management Committees 6 Alex Gray and the Convenors bring you up to date Youth 8 Reports from our Youth Director and Development Officer, plus a look at Spring Fling Australian Winter School 10 Pinewoods 11 The annual Scottish dance camp in the USA Proof: SCD is good for you 12 Recent academic research is good news for Scottish country dancers From the Archives 13 Marilyn Healy, our Archivist, takes a couple of trips down memory lane News in Pictures 14 Interview with Alastair Aitkenhead 16 Jimmie Hill talks to the former RSCDS Chairman Notes for Programme Devisers 18 Bill Zobel offers some guidance From around the world 20 News from our regional correspondents Summer School 24 The jewel in the RSCDS crown through the eyes of one family Who’s who 25 Reviews 26 Some of the latest books and recordings from the RSCDS In my opinion 27 Elaine Wilde steps onto the soap box Overheard on the Web 28 How the web is helping to boost numbers at RSCDS events Letters to the Editor 29 Day School Diary 30

Scottish Country Dancer No. 12 April 2011

News from Coates Crescent 4 The latest news and information from Headquarters From the Chair and Management Committees 6 First reports from the new office holders Youth 8 The future of the Society AGM & Conference Weekend A personal view by 10 Louise Fordyce, and the latest recipients of the RSCDS Scroll The Archive 12 Marilyn Healy on the bane of her life Dance Scottish 2011 13 What will you be doing? Five indulgent days That’s how Fran and Sandy Caruth 14 (Vancouver Branch) describe RSCDS Winter School Dunedin 2010 – 2011 15 More indulgence, this time at the New Zealand Branch Summer School News in pictures 16 Images from around the world of Scottish country dance and music Interview with BettyLee Barnes 18 Jimmie Hill talks to the founder of the Thistle School in North Carolina From around the world 20 Reports from our regional correspondents My journey to Delhi Hannah Littlejohn describes her 23 experience representing the RSCDS at the Commonwealth Games A week in the life of… 24 band leader Ian Muir (Prestwick) In my opinion 25 Simon Scott is definitely a one-chord man Reviews 26 RSCDS members write about some recent recordings and publications Overheard on the Web 27 Chris Ronald reports back from cyberspace Letters to the Editor 28 Obituaries 29 Day school diary 30

Scottish Country Dancer No. 13 October 2011

News from Coates Crescent 4 The latest news and information from Headquarters From the Chair and Management Committees 6 Ruth, Bill and Di bring you up to date Youth 8 The Society is involving more young people in SCD Summer School, St Andrews 10 Summer School celebrates 80 years TAC Summer School 11 Summer School, North American style The Archive 12 Marilyn Healy on how you can access this treasure trove A Week in the Life of a Branch Secretary 13 Nicola Scott (Birmingham) has a busy seven days Interview with Lesley Martin 14 Helen Beaney talks to a renowned stalwart of the Society News in pictures 16 Images from around the world of Scottish country dance and music From around the world 18 Reports from our regional correspondents Notes on MCing 21 Bill Zobel offers some helpful advice Lord James’ Cabinet 22 Jimmie Hill and Bill Clement uncover the original M a d g e W i l d f i r e In my opinion 24 Bob Grant argues that a diamond should be for ever Overheard on the Web 25 Chris Ronald picks out some nuggets from cyberspace Letters to the Editor 26 Reviews 27 RSCDS members write about some recent recordings and publications Obituaries 28 Day school diary 29

Scottish Country Dancer No. 14 April 2012

News from Coates Crescent 4 Elspeth Gray writes about the latest news from Headquarters From the Chair and Management Committees 6 Ruth, Bill and Di put their perspective RSCDS AGM and Conference Weekend 8 Sophie van Leersum reports from Glasgow Youth 10 News from the Interim Youth Services Committee New Media 11 David Cunningham describes his new role in the Society The Archive 12 Marilyn Healy looks into the origins of our ‘traditional’ dances A week in the life of… 13 RSCDS examiner, Elinor Mackenzie Vandegrift (Seattle) News in Pictures 14 Images from around the world of Scottish country dance and music Technique Doctor 16 Helen Russell explains how to deal with some potentially tricky movements From around the world 18 Reports from our regional correspondents RSCDS Winter School 22 Heather Hodgson gives a newcomer’s perspective on this annual event North of England Conference 23 The Chairman and Chairman Elect out on the road Letters to the Editor 24 Overheard on the web 26 Chris Ronald explores the Strathspey list Reviews 27 RSCDS members write about some recent recordings and publications Obituaries 28 Day School Diary

Scottish Country Dancer No. 15 October 2012

News from Coates Crescent 4 Elspeth Gray updates us on happenings at HQ From the Chair 5 Ruth Beattie looks back over her years as Chairman From the Management Committees 6 It’s been a busy and productive time Music and New Media Development 7 David Cunningham outlines new video and digital music resources Youth 8 Some new and creative children’s events Perspectives on Summer School 9 St Andrews from the viewpoints of a scholarship winner and a new teacher From the Archive 10 Marilyn Healy finds some answers and asks more intriguing questions TAC Summer School 12 Katherine Shearman describes an action-packed week News from the Paris and Vienna Branches 13 Manchester Scots’ Night 14 An annual concert which brought the Scots of Manchester together Scottish National Dance Company 15 An account of a remarkably enterprising and successful group Diamond Jubilee in Dance 16 Branches far and wide celebrate the Jubilee Branch Anniversaries and News in Pictures 17 Interview with Ron Wallace 18 Ron shares thoughts and experiences from a long and rich career Méaudre Reel Strikes Again 20 Gay Gordons, Ian Who?, Kingston Branch 21 From around the World 22 Our correspondents report on events in their areas Overheard on the Web 25 Chris Ronald checks in after another journey through cyberspace Reviews 26 Letters to the Editor 27 A new dance, two older dances, and older dances generally Obituaries 28 Day School Diary

Scottish Country Dancer No. 16 April 2013

News from Coates Crescent 4 Elspeth Gray updates us on events in our Society From the Chair and Management Committees 6 Music and New Media Development 8 Our Intangible Heritage SCD is good for body, mind, and spirit AGM & Conference Weekend – An Event 9 Open to All Teachers’ Associations Conference 10 Food for thought, not only for teachers RSCDS Winter School 2013 11 Impressions of some newcomers Interview with John and Ruby Wilkinson 12 Jenny Copeland speaks to John and Ruby about their lives in dancing Scottish Dancing in the French Rhône-Alpes 13 A remarkable story of success Let’s Have a Ceilidh 14 Les Lambert entertains us with his stories of ceilidhs New Zealand Recordshop 15 Dorothy Wilson tells us of the pleasures and hazards of her job Thomas Wilson and Forms of Social Dance 16 We owe many of our dances to this early nineteenth-century dancing master Australian Winter School 18 Celebration Weekend at Stuart Town, New South Wales A War of 1812 Tea Dance 19 A Trip to Luoyang From around the World 20 Overheard on the Web 25 Communication on the Dance Floor Reviews 26 Skip Change or Pas de Basque? 27 Letters to the Editor 28 Obituaries 29 Day School Diary 30

Scottish Country Dancer No. 17 October 2013

News from Coates Crescent 4 An Audience at Holyrood Palace 5 From the Chair and Committee Reports 6 The New M a n u a l (Third Edition) 8 Examiners' Seminar 2013 Young Dancers' Page 9 New in this issue! Memories of Miss Milligan 10 Stories of Miss Milligan at home and abroad Friends + Dance = TAC Summer School 12 Scottish country dancers descend on Sackville, New Brunswick Andy Murray – The Pride of Dunblane 13 Scottish tennis star immortalised in a dance Dancing the Kilted Mile 14 Washington and Oregon dancers race for SCD Croydon & District Branch Diamond Jubilee 15 50th Tartan Ball: The Grandest Ball in the World Communication on the Dance Floor 16 The many ways we communicate, and how to make the most of them John Drewry 18 The life and work of this SCD legend A Day in the Life of a Summer School Instructor 19 Interview with David and Avril Quarrie 20 The Quarries discuss their active dancing lives Five Years Living with TACSound 21 Norah Dunn at 100 From around the World 22 RSCDS Medal Tests 25 Letters to the Editor 26 Reviews 27 Overheard on the Web 28 Obituaries 29 Day School Diary

Scottish Country Dancer No. 18 April 2014

News from Coates Crescent 4 Administrative matters at Headquarters From the Chairman and 5 Management Committees Who’s Who? 7 Young Dancers Page 8 Report on a new branch and other youth-related events 24-hour Ceilidh Challenge 9 Report on the STV Children’s Appeal Spring Fling – London 2015 10 Celebration of Culture 11 Metis dancers and Scottish country dancers celebrate together Interview with Raphaëlle Orgeret 12 CeilidhKids - now aged eight and a half 14 The World of Scottish Country Dancing 16 On camera Digital Communication 18 Michael Greenwood and Tom Halpenny describe the Society’s increasing involvement in Social Media Overheard on the Web 19 Chris Ronald reports on discussions taking place on the Strathspey list The Story of Parliament – and the RSCDS 19 The Archive 20 Alan Macpherson tells us about recent acquisitions to the archive From around the World 21 Reports from our regional correspondents Iberian Gathering in Madrid 25 Reviews 26 New book and recordings Letters to the editor 27 Reports from our regional correspondents Obituaries 29 Dr Alastair MacFadyen and other sadly missed teachers, dancers and musicians Day School Diary 30

Scottish Country Dancer No. 19 October 2014

News from Coates Crescent 4 From the Chair 6 Committee Reports Young Dancers’ Page 8 The Archive Development Project 9 Great things are happening in the depths of 12 Coates Crescent Interview with Elspeth Gray 10 Jimmie Hill talks to retiring Membership Secretary Elspeth Gray Elspeth Gray – As Ithers See Her 11 Shedding New Light on the Origins 12 of the Strathspey Will Lamb’s research challenges accepted ideas The Imperial Book 13 Mervyn Short explains this republished book of dances Dancing at the Games 14 Young members perform in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies Learn Scottish Country Dancing – By YouTube 15 How to make effective dance videos Lady Mary MacTier of Flinders Island Ceilidh round the Commonwealth 16 On 21 June, SCD encircled the world Interview with Jennifer Wilson 18 Stories of a life steeped in music and dance From around the World 21 Overheard on the Web 26 Letters to the Editor 27 Reviews 28 Obituaries 29 Lisbon Musicians’ Workshop Day School Diary

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Scottish Country Dancer No. 2 Spring 2006

4 News from Coates Crescent Management Board and admin matters 6 From around the world Reports from all over the world 9 Attacked on New Year's Day Report on the demise of country dancing in schools 9 Well-deserved award David Currie, Canberra, in Queen's Birthday Honours 10 David and Betty Grant Interview and tribute 12 Overheard on the web Chris Ronald on the Strathspey List discussions 13 What does your sporran tell us? Robert Lachlan on the mysteries of the sporran 14 The Glasgow Highlanders Alastair MacFadyen on the origins of the dance 15 Old soldier Alfred Anderson, dancer and soldier 16 The Society on Camera Were you there? Are you in it? 18 The Perth AGM and Conference Andrew Kellett reports on the conference weekend 19 In our opinion Views from the musicians' discussion at the conference 20 Miss Muriel Gibson Tribute to former Society Secretary 21 The Archive Marilyn Healy gives the background 22 A branch and a club Washington Branch I St Columba's Monday Dancers 23 Dancing matters Technique doctor / How to do the tournee 24 Who's who? Profiles of Jim Healy and Mo Rutherford 24 Re-printed From The Reel 1953 24 Programmes From New Zealand to South Wales 25 Letters to the editor Members' views 26 Reviews Book 45 I Masters of Tradition / Music for Quadrilles 27 The new Manual An assessment by Helen Russell 27 Your reactions What you thought of Scottish Country Dancer 28 The Scroll Awards 7 members honoured 28 Australian Winter School Report from Melbourne 29 Day School Diary All schools from February 2006 - May 2007 30 Obituaries

Scottish Country Dancer No. 3 Autumn 2006

4 News from Coates Crescent Management Board and admin matters 6 From around the world Reports from all over the world 8 From the archive The contribution of Lady Dorothea Stewart-Murray 9 Publishing news What's new in CDs and books 9 Money matters Payment of teachers and musicians 10 Bill and Hope Little Interview with two teachers of great experience 12 Scottish schools and the RSCDS The Society and the Scottish Education System 14 The E ightsome Reel Its history and development 16 The Society on camera Do you recognise anyone? 18 Spring Fling 2006 Seonaid Anderson reports on this year's event 19 In my opinion Opinion-piece by John Laurie of London 20 The Dunblane Conference Report on the Scottish Branch Conference 22 A branch and a club Belfast Branch and the Rose of Barcelona 23 Dancing matters The allemande and reels in tandem 24 Who's who? Profile of Irene Bennett and David Normand-Harris 24 Reprinted From The Daily Telegraph 24 Programmes Two dance programmes, one Scottish, one Canadian 25 Letters to the editor Members' views 26 Reviews Dancing Forth Too / A Dancing Master Remembered I Glasgow Primary Schools Day of Dance DVD 27 Overheard on the web Chris Ronald on the Strathspey list discussions 28 The Branch Awards List of recent recipients 28 Photograph project Membership services initiative 28 Video project Bruce Frazer films and interviews dance devisers 29 Day School Diary All schools from October 06 - December 07 30 End-pieces

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