December 13 2013 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Monday, October 21, 2013
Alan Richards talks about the Upminster and District Scottish Association.
Where: The Trinity United Reformed Church, Station Road, Upminster, and the St Laurence Minor Hall, Corbets Tey Road, Upminster
When: Wednesdays 8-10pm at the church and Fridays 10-11.45am at the hall
Secretary: Janet Hough
President: Fiona Richards
Contact: Call the president on 07976 438950 or the secretary on 07719 936157. Alternatively, visit www.upminsterscottishassociation.org
“The Upminster and District Scottish Association was formed in 1947, originally to keep Scottish traditions alive for expats in the Upminster area.
“Now you no longer have to be Scottish to join and we mainly concentrate on Scottish country dancing.
“It is not to be confused with Highland dancing which is very athletic; country dancing can be done at any level of fitness. Most of us are in the upper age group but we would love some younger people to join us.
“Scottish dancing is one of the most developed and vibrant forms of folk dance with new dances being written all the time.
“We tailor our programme to suit whoever is there, mixing easy dances for beginners with the more challenging to stretch the experienced.
“Because we dance in “sets” of six, eight or 10 people it is very sociable and you don’t need a regular partner.
“There are also St Andrew’s nights, Burns Night suppers and pipe band events to look forward to. You will see some kilts worn at these events, but they are not essential.
“Scottish dancing keeps you fit both physically and mentally and helps to keep you young. We look forward to seeing you there!”
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