Argyll Scottish Country Dancing Weekend


Residential course

Andrew Nolan

1 October 2021 to 3 October 2021

From £242 Non-residential fee

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The course is suitable for intermediate or advanced Scottish Country Dancers. This weekend gives you an opportunity to improve your technique, learn new dances and enjoy all social aspects of Scottish Country Dancing.

Dancing on Friday evening will be to music from Ian and Judith Muir and on Saturday evening music from the Musicians’ Course Band.

Each morning there are classes including technique, steps and formations practice with an optional workshop on Saturday afternoon.

Residential Fees From: £371.   Non Residential: £242.

Course runs from Dinner on Friday to Lunch on Sunday.

Tutor information

Andrew Nolan learnt to dance at a children’s class in West London and gained his Teaching Certificate while studying in Edinburgh. He has taught around the UK, Europe and further afield including at the RSCDS Summer and Winter Schools. Aside from teaching, Andrew also enjoys playing for SCD and has recently ventured into tutoring candidates for the teaching certificate.

Andrew has a particular interest in older and less well-known dances from the early books but does like to supplement these with more familiar ones. He is looking forward to working with Robert Mackay outside of an exam situation and an enjoyable weekend of dancing

The Musician: Robert Mackay is a valued and regular member of the Argyll’s team having played for us for over 40 years.  This will be a landmark occasion as unfortunately Robert has said this will be his last.  He has a long and illustrious career as a musician for Scottish Country Dancing.  He has served on the RSCDS Publications Committee, organised and run weekend schools and the RSCDS musicians’ workshops as well as travelling extensively world wide to play for clubs, classes and certificate courses.  He has played regularly for the RSCDS Summer School and is a member of Edinburgh Branch.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.