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Day School

2019 Day Schools

Dancers' and musicians' day schools and evening dance on Saturday 9 November in Bristol. 

2019 Dancers' day school at St Monica's, teacher Alice Stainer and musician Jeremy Hill. Morning class starting at 9:45 for 10:15am until 12:30, afternoon class 2:00 for 2:15pm until 4:30. Information and booking form.

2019 Musicians' day school, teacher Chris Dewhurst at St Peter's Church Hall, The Drive, Henleaze, BS9 4LD starting at 10:15am.

The Day Schools will be followed by an evening dance at 6:30pm, where the day school musicians will be invited to play. Book on the Day School booking form.

2018 Day School

In 2018 the Day School was on Saturday 10th November at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze, BS9 4LD. The Day School was for dancers only, followed by a Day School Dance in the evening (so there was no Musicians' Day School). 

The teacher this year was Janet Johnston, and the musician for the classes was Judith Muir. The evening dance was to music from Craigellachie.

The morning class started at 10:15 (following registration from 9:45), ended about 12:30, and ass for dancers with a basic knowledge of formations and steps. The afternoon class started at 2:15, ended at 4:30 and was for more proficient dancers who had a good knowledge of all formations.

A meal of soup and rolls was provided after the classes at a nominal charge of £3 for those who want to stay for the dance at 6:30.

The evening dance was at 6:30pm until 9:30. Light refreshments were provided during the interval.

For more details see the information sheet and application form and the crib for the evening dance. Here is the link to the evening dance programme cribs and videos on My Strathspey Server.

2017 Day School

Last year we held the Bristol day school on Saturday 11th November 2017. During the day, there was a Dancers' Day School and a Musicians' Day School, followed by a Dance in the evening.

The Dancers' Day School, with tutor Tom McKinlay and musician Bob Shakespeare, was at St Monica's Trust, Henleaze from 9:45 (for 10:15 start) to 4:30pm.  

Following the huge success of the 2015 event, we held our second Musicians' Day School in 2017, this time with George Meikle as tutor. It was at St Peter's Church Hall from 10:15am to 4:30pm.

In the evening of the Day Schools there was a dance at St Peter's Church Hall, Henleaze, starting at 6:30pm. Musicians attending the Day School were invited to play, so there was a full stage of musicians, led by George Meikle. 

George Meikle

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