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Spring Workshop – April 2018


Venue:        Helensburgh Parish Church (HPC),
Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh  G84 8UP
Teachers:    Helen Russell  (RSCDS Chairman)
Margie Stevenson  (Falkirk Branch)
Musician:   George Meikle  (Dumfries Branch)
Cost:            £4 for TAS members £6 for non-members of TAS

Workshop Programme:
Morning Session
10.30     Coffee / Tea and Registration
11.00     Controlled Abandon  –   Helen Russell
13.00     Lunch – bring a packed lunch. Tea / Coffee provided
Afternoon Session
13.45     ‘Opposites Attract’ – Using ‘pairs of dances’ to emphasise teaching points
Margie Stevenson
14.45     Short Break
15.00     ‘Festival Book’ Project     ‘Working Group’
16.00     Finish

Teaching Conference 2017

Come and join us on Friday 3rd November in Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth for an all-day teaching conference.

All teachers (including those who do not hold the RSCDS qualification but who teach SCD classes) are welcome.

The conference will take place from 10.30-16.30 and will cost £25 per person, which includes lunch and morning and afternoon teas and coffees.

The Agenda for the day is as follows:

10.00-10.30  Tea/Coffee
10.30-11.00  Unit 4 and Mentoring
11.00-11.30  Music and Dance Programmes
11.30-12.30  Basic Teaching Qualifications – Session 1 (Presentation and Group Discussions)
12.30-1.30    Lunch
1.30-2.30      Basic Teaching Qualifications – Session 2 (Feedback from morning session and Group Suggestions)
2.30-3.15      Inclusive Dancing – Practical Session
3.15-3.45      New “Website” – The Teacher’s Section
3.45-4.00      Summary




Workshop & AGM Broxburn 26th August 2017

TAS Autumn Workshop & AGM (2017)

When:   Saturday 26 August, 2017 – Broxburn


Where:  Canon Hoban Hall, St John Cantius and Nicholas Parish Church, East Main Street, Broxburn, EH52 5RJ

Janet Johnston (Stirling Branch),
Sue Porter (Lorn (Argyll) Branch)
John Wilkinson (East Lothian Branch)

Musician:   Mo Rutherford (Perth & Perthshire Branch)

Cost – Pay at the door: £4 for TAS members £6 for non-members of TAS

Workshop Programme:  (All timings are approximate)

Morning Session
10.30   Coffee / Tea and Registration & Payment of Subs
11.00   Book 51 ……. plus Sue & Janet
13.00   Lunch – bring a packed lunch. Tea / Coffee provided

Afternoon Session
13.45   Good Dem Dances John Wilkinson
15.15   Update on SCD in Scottish Primary Schools Jimmie Hill
15.30   AGM
16.00   Finish

If you would like to attend, please email the Treasurer, Judith Borup, or phone 01738-842789 – ideally before Aug. 20th 2017

Teachers’ Conference

Friday 4th November 2016, 10.30-16.30 at Cafe Active, Bell’s Sports Centre, Perth.

10.30-11.00     Welcome by Convenor of E & T
11.00-11.10     Joint project between RSCDS and TAC on the Miscellanies – Irene Paterson
11.10-12.00     Future joint projects between RSCDS and Teachers’ Associations
Discussion in groups, report back to attendees.
12.00-12.15     Index to Formations and Movements (updated publications) – Anselm Lingnau
12.15-13.00     Lunch in Cafe Active
13.00-14.30     Teaching Low Impact classes (practical dance session)
Teacher Anne Smyth, Musician Angela Young
14.30-14.50     Youth Services Initiatives awareness – Anne McArthur
14.50-15.05     Tea/Coffee
15.05-16.15     Continuing Teacher Development
Post gaining Teaching Certificate qualification
Training for non-certificated teachers
Discussion in groups, report back to attendees
16.15-16.20     Vote of thanks – Convenor of E & T