Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Delaware Valley Branch

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Annual General Meeting Sunday May 24th @ 7:30pm via Zoom

Due to Covid-19 we’ll be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM) via Zoom. If you’ve never used Zoom download the free app to your device ahead of the meeting. An invitation to our virtual AGM will arrive via email. Follow the instructions and join us for our year in review. Because this event replaces our annual Garden Party Social, Geoffrey Selling will be giving a garden tour and Cecily Selling (branch Secretary/Membership coordinator) will be giving a brief history of the branch since it’s inception 50 years ago! Hope to see you all there. Feel free to bring a tea item and your favorite beverage to enjoy during the meeting.

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Cancelations and postponed events

Unfortunately, due to the COVID19 all March socials & classes are canceled. The anniversary event is postponed with further details to be decided. Like all organizations we had to weigh pros and cons before deciding. If you have questions, please contact a member of the executive committee(listed below).

Katherine Giacoletti
Chrissa Pedersen
Cecily Selling
Terry Harvey
Barbara Schlenger-Faber
Kathy Hutchison

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Delaware Valley Gold Dances Announced!

The Delaware Valley Branch is thrilled to announce the creation of a 50th anniversary book of Scottish country dances by current and former branch members, many with original tunes by Delaware Valley musicians. Thirty four dances were submitted, and were tested out by a group of over 20 stooges on November 16.

It was a glorious day celebrating the creativity of our devisors, musicians and the skill and enthusiasm of our teachers and dancers. Soon we’ll have a list here of the dances that were selected.

Based on feedback from detailed questionnaires, 24 dances have been selected for Delaware Valley Gold (titles subject to change):

AFLOOGA, by Vallorie Peridier
An Absurd Number of Cucumber Sandwiches by Darbus Oldham
Before the Storm, by Steven Rusche
Bordeaux en Belle, by Geoffrey Wood
Cailin Rua, by Katherine Giacoletti
The Crum Creek Hornpipe, by Becky Birtha
The Fearsome Fivesome, by Jessica Emery, Ben Kurtze, Jocelyn Kurtze, Sara Nealley, and
Daniel Potter
The Garden Party, by Dan Blim
The Golden Jubilee Quadrille, by Geoffrey Selling
Jane’s Flying Cello by Ed Nealley
Katherine Hamilton, by Kate Nealley
The Lansdowne Strathspey, by Jenny Beer et al.
Longborough Lanterns, by Melissa Shaner
The Morstein Hornpipe, by Dave Wiesler
Off to Arden by Jill Emery
The Pittsburgh Rake, by Seth Weidner
Sleepwalking, by Katherine Giacoletti
The Slingshot, by Kathy Clark
Tarble-in-Clothier, by Melissa Shaner
To Be Named Later, by Scott Higgs
Trip to Tarble, by Kathy Clark
UPWL28, by Dave Wiesler
The Wind’s Twelve Quarters, by Kate Nealley
The Written Examination, by Jenny Beer

Physical copies will be available at our 50th anniversary celebration in April. Thank you toeveryone who made and is making this book possible!

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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Delaware Valley Branch