Our Annual Dance for 2018 took place on Sat 20 October in the Bridge Community Centre in Newark. Dancers from around the region joined us and danced to the music of Neil Barron and his Band. It was the first time we had used this location for our Annual Dance and the first time we had invited Neil; the result was a great success!
Our Annual Dance in 2019 will take place on 19 October, again in the Bridge Community Centre; on this occasion we are very pleased to be inviting Ian Slater to play for us. Ian is one of our regular musicians and we always look forward to dancing to his music and inviting other dancers to join us.
A programme will be available here a few weeks before the Dance. Please add the date to your 2019 diary now!
Our 2018 Charity Ball
Over 50 dancers from across the East Midlands enjoyed the magnificent Georgian Ballroom in Newark Town Hall as their venue for Newark's 2018 annual Charity Ball, dancing to music played by Neil Barron. Money raised is being donated to our three Charities being supported for 2018/2019:
The weekly classes during the weeks of St Andrews Day (30 Nov) and Burns Day (25 Jan) are an opportunity for members to raise money for a Charity close to their heart. The Society matches the sum raised during the evening up to a maximum of £100.
St Andrew's Day Charity Social 2018 - Tuesday 27th November. No single Charity was chosen, so donations were to be added to NSCDS's three chosen Charities for this year. Cakes enjoyed during the interval raised £142 with NSCDS adding £100, making £242.00 to be divided between Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Reach Learning Disability and The Children's Bereavement Centre.
Burns Charity Social 2019 - Tuesday 29 January. Charity: Cancer Research UK, organised by Jean Martin. Cakes brought along by members to buy during the interval raised £153; NSCDS added £100, making a total of £253.00 for her chosen Charity!
Newark Day School
Day School, January 2019
Day School Evening Dance
The evening Dance will held after the Day School, on 18 January 2020 in the Bridge Community Centre, beginning at 7.00pm. We are very pleased that Ian Robertson, the musician for the Day School, has agreed to play for us in the evening. The dance programme is devised with those who attended the Day School in mind; some dances taught during the day will be included. A flyer, giving details of the dance programme and a link to the cribs, diagrams and videos, will be available in Autumn 2019.
The Festival is organised by the Association of Scottish Country Dance Societies to promote Scottish Country Dancing, particularly in the East Midlands. In 2019, it will be held in Retford on 11 May with music performed by Alan Ross and his Scottish Dance Band. Each year, the Newark dancers enter a team to participate in the Massed Dancing and a team to perform a demonstration solo watched by the other teams. The programmes for the massed dancing in the afternoon and for the evening Dance are attached below, along with minicribs for the evening. Words, diagrams and videos can be found by clicking on ASCDS Festival 2019 - Massed Dances (afternoon massed dances) and ASCDS Festival 2019 - evening dance (evening Dance).
On Tuesday evenings during the summer, dancers host Garden Dances in their own gardens for other members. In the event of inclement weather, the dancing takes place in the usual hall in Newark. Three of the 2018's sunny summer evenings are shown below.