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Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Skye Branch

Monthly dances

Our monthly dances commence at 7.30 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. in the Skeabost Memorial Hall with music provided on CD. The cost is £3.00 per person.

May Weekend 2021

The May 2021 weekend is due to be held on Friday, 21st and Saturday, 22nd May at Portree High School.
We have spoken to our venue provider who advises that, at present, a dance could not be held, but is hopeful that by May this can happen.

The band, Robert Whitehead and the Danelaw Band and the teacher, June Templeman from Pitlochry have advised they are willing to play and teach at the Weekend.

We believe the best way forward at this stage is to seek expressions of interest from the dancing fraternity to see how many would be willing to attend the Weekend. If the response is sufficient for us to proceed, we will advise you all of our intention to run the Weekend or cancel in March/early April. The cancellation could arise from either lack of numbers or the uncertainty/advice is such that the event could not be held.

The price for the Weekend will be £40.00 - £45.00 which we will seek following confirmation that the event will be held. I am sure you will understand that we will reserve the right to cancel at any stage and any payments made would, of course, be fully refunded.

To add certainty, please advise whether you would be willing to attend the event on Friday, 21 and Saturday, 22 May 2021.

The proposed programmes for the Friday and Saturday are available from the links below:
Click here for the May 2021 Friday Programme in MS Docx format.
Click here for the May 2021 Saturday Programme in MS Docx format.


May Weekend 2019

This year's May Weekend was, again, very successful with around 90 dancers enjoying music provided by David Oswald and his Scottish Dance Band, with a surprise line-up that included Colin Dewar and Stuart Oswald.

The Saturday morning class run by June Templeman from Pitlochry was very well received and enjoyed by all who attended.

Next year's May Weekend will take place on Friday, the 15th and Saturday, the 16th in Portree High School. Music will be provided by Colin Dewar and his Scottish Dance Band and the teacher will be Les Lambert from Glasgow.

May Weekend 2018

Over 90 dancers enjoyed the 2018 May Weekend at its new venue in Portree High School. Everyone enjoyed the music provided by Colin Dewar and his Scottish Dance Band which added to the great atmosphere in the Hall. The teacher on the Saturday morning was Les Lambert who provided dancers with some enjoyable, but challenging dances.

Colin Dewar and his Scottish Dance Band have agreed to play at the 2020 May Weekend.

May Weekend 2017

Over a 100 dancers dancers attended the 2017 May Weekend and enjoyed the music provided by David Oswald and his Scottish Country Dance Band. The teacher at the Saturday morning class was Janet Johnstone who introduced the dancers to a range of dances to hone their dancing skills. Click here for the Saturday morning dances in Word Doc format.

You can see some photos of this and previous years dances on our Gallery page.

May Weekend 2016

More than 90 dancers enjoyed the music of David Cunningham and his Scottish Dance Band over the weekend of 20th and 21st May, with William Williamson, this year's class teacher, providing a very entertaining and humourous session that was both informative and reinforced the basic dancing principles and etiquette.