Peterborough Chorister was devised in honour of my father, the Reverend Canon Eric Walter Scott. As a young boy Eric entered King's School in Peterborough and sang in the choir twice daily, eventually becoming head chorister. The school is part of the Peterborough Cathedral and was founded in 1541 by Henry VIII and still operates at its Park Road campus. Thereafter Eric attended Saint John's College at nearby Cambridge University as a choral scholar.
We hope everyone is doing well. We certainly are missing dancing and seeing friends.
No Gleneagles Classes in September
As a result of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic we have reluctantly decided not to hold classes in the fall term. We will be reviewing the situation towards the end of the year. Hopefully it will be possible to start classes in January. At this time there will be no Gleneagles annual fee.
RSCDS Vancouver Branch 2020-21 Membership
Membership fees for the Branch are now due and we encourage you to renew your membership. You will receive the White Cockade (electronic copies only at present) and other Branch news. The Branch is looking at other ideas for keeping in touch such as Zoom classes, musical evenings and interviews with fellow dancers. As well as supporting our local branch, the fees will help to ensure that the marvelous work of the RSCDS Headquarters continues.
Annual General Meeting
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed our AGM which is normally held in April. Therefore we will be holding our AGM on Wednesday October 7 at 7:00 pm by Zoom video conference.
Scottish Country Dancing is the national dance of Scotland. Unlike highland dancing it is social and noncompetitive and has been danced for centuries in cottages and castles. Scotland and France shared a strong alliance and this refined dance style was much influenced by the dancing of the French court.
In 1923 the Scottish Country Dance Society was formed in Glasgow to both preserve and promote this very enjoyable social dancing. The Society, which received Royal charter is now known as the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society RSCDS, with Her Majesty the Queen as Royal Patron. The RSCDS has 160 branches worldwide. Vancouver is one of the branches and Gleneagles is one of 300 affiliate groups.
The Club’s three weekly classes run from September to May where new dancers are encouraged to learn, seasoned dancers practice for attending social functions and keen dancers seek more personal challenges.
All are welcome. No partner is required. We dance for enjoyment, fitness and to be social while continuing the rich culture of Scotland’s music and dance.
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