15 January 2022

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Wishing you all a good New Year 2022! Keep dancing and may the year keep you healthy and happy.

We are dancing our normal Monday evening sessions from 10th January 2022! But There is a change of venue. Please make sure you have a negative Covid test before attending. All the usual cleaning and precautions are in place at the Hall.

Monday classes from 10 January 2022 are at the Oak Grove Chapel, 70 Catton Grove Road, Norwich NR3 3NT starting from 7–8.15pm for less experienced dancers and for teaching guidance. This is followed by a general class from 8.20-9.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come to either of the classes. Click the name for a map.

Events planned during 2022
12 February Tea Dance 2-5pm
19 March Spring Dance 6-9.30pm
7 May Annual May Ball 6-10.30pm
6 June Branch AGM 7.30pm
15 October Charity Dance 6-9.30pm
12 November Day Workshop 10.30-5.30pm
17 December Christmas Dance 6-9.30pm

If any new Beginners are planning to join us please would they contact Sue Petty on 01603 741639 to say when they are coming.
There is some parking and please bring your own drinks.
Everyone is always welcome and if you are a beginner, we look forward to meeting you and showing you why we all love Scottish Dancing! New beginners get the first class free.

We are continuing to use the Unthank Hall for our usual dances as we find it very suitable for our numbers and it seems more friendly. Tickets for any dance are available from June treasurer@rscds-norwich.org.uk or phone Gay on 01603 714084. Do buy your tickets early in future.

As rscds Norwich now has its own Facebook page we still need your ‘likes’! Click on the logo to the right then click/tick the Likes and please make a comment if you wish. It is good to hear from you. You can click ‘About’ for more information. You must sign in/join Facebook first.
The file name on Facebook is
https://www.facebook.com/scottishcountrydancinginNorwich
Don’t be afraid to make some comments! We now have 162 followers/‘likes’ so keep them coming! There are often several links to RSCDS Head Office branch and videos of the latest dances that we are learning on Mondays, then some of them are included in our dance programmes.

Past Events in 2021
The 2021 AGM was held on Monday 18 October during the dancing session. The main officers stay the same with Rose Marshall standing down and Ian Moore joining us as a new member on the committee.

Our first dance for this year, our Charity Dance for Norwich Blood Bikes, was on Saturday 23 October held at the Unthank Hall in Norwich. We had great fun dancing together again after the long break. We had three sets and some good dances. Thanks to our visitors who came to join us. The Charity will receive over £100 which includes the proceeds from the popular raffle.

On Saturday 20 November 2021 we held a very successful RSCDS Norwich Day Workshop thanks to our Instructor William Williamson and accordion player Judith Muir from Craigellachie. Everyone had a good time and learnt a lot about dancing because William was such an entertaining and informative instructor. Many thanks to all involved especially the dancers who came from the surrounding area to join us. We had a splendid lunch and were supplied with tea, coffee and biscuits.
There is a photograph on the Facebook page, see link above.

Our Christmas Dance held on 18 December 2021 at the Unthank Hall in Norwich, was a great success. Thanks to the visitors for coming to join us. We had at least 24 dancers including two beginners, well done to them. We raised over £90 for the tombola for St Martins Trust for the homeless in Norwich, there were some very generous prices.
One of our longest members and dance teachers Gay Heath was presented with an RSCDS Special Award and Certificate. Congratulations Gay!

Contact Sue Petty for more information at
secretary@rscds-norwich.org.uk
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