The Ghillie Gazette

The January/February 2015 newsletter of the Portland Oregon Branch of the R.S.C.D.S.

The Southwest Washington Fall Dance

Refreshments and Camaraderie at the Halloween Dance in Vancouver, Wash.

From The President

by Martin Mac​Kenzie

As I wrote this, we’re leading up to the New Year holiday and then next week, Monday, January 5th, we’ll be back at it dancing together with our smiling faces, and probably a couple of extra pounds to work off as well!

I want to thank everyone who worked so hard on the Highland Fair, contributed to that directly, and contributed things to sell. Thank you to our folks at our current dance venue, Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences, for providing such a nice venue to dance in and being so easy to work with.

In that vein, I would like to request that everyone keep their eyes open for other venues, especially for our weekly dance classes as we may need to change that for the next dance year.

Note that our workshop and ball is coming up this March 15th, 2015. You may have received an announcement with the attached flyer from Linda Mae encouraging everyone to sign up. Please do so, early and often! Our teachers will be Roberta Gotfried from Los Angeles, CA, Bob Mc​Murtry from San Jose, CA and our musicians will be Deby Benton-Grosjean from Aptos, CA and our very own Cynthia Soohoo from Portland, OR.

Looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor!

Teacher’s Corner

by Linda Mae Dennis

It is interesting to get to the end of a year, reflect on the past year, and imagine what might be in the next year. The year, of course, is an arbitrary invention of people, and while the seasons do come one after the other, there’s really no reason that reflecting on the past year and attempting to predict the next one couldn’t happen on some random day, like the last day of April. But, tradition / civilization says this is the time, so that’s what we do.

I hope that each of you has a chance to think about the progress you’ve made in your dancing this year. We are so fortunate to have Scottish Country Dancing as a hobby. First of all, we can do it inside, and at this time of year, that’s a wonderful thing. We also have a superb group of people to share our joy of dancing with. And of course that extends to the wider world beyond Portland, but the Portland dancers are really some of the nicest, most supportive, helpful, and friendly of any groups of dancers I’ve had contact with.

The other thing about Scottish Country Dancing is there’s always some new way to progress. You may spend several years getting the steps just right, and then we want to teach you a whole new step! You think you know all the basic figures, and then we do a dance with a figure you’ve never seen before, that just blows your mind, or a new twist on a well-known figure that is equally mind-blowing! Or a new dance that breaks all the rules but is amazing anyway! It’s marvelous how creative Scottish Country Dancers are at coming up with new and fabulous dances. (It’s unfortunate that we will never get to dance them all – with over 13,000 dances available, and more coming every day, we just won’t have the time.) And once the steps and figures are mastered, there’s the ability to listen to a brief and do a dance. The ability to understand where every person in your set should be simultaneously and give correct assistance where needed. There’s the ability to ask intelligent questions, plus the ability to correctly answer dancers’ questions about how things should be done (not when the teacher is attempting to teach, of course!). And then there are the Scottish customs, language, literature, music, and culture to be studied. If that’s not enough, you could consider becoming a teacher – we teachers aren’t getting any younger, and will need to be replaced eventually. And even as a teacher, there is always more to learn, and more skills to try to master.

I hope that you all do reflect on the progress you’ve made in the past year. We know it’s not easy, and we know it takes time, but it is so gratifying to see the progress each of you has made. As teachers, we get such a thrill out of seeing progress, and are so proud of ‘our’ dancers who struggle to improve, and then succeed.

Keep working, keep trying, keep learning. Scottish Country Dancing is Awesome!

WANTED: New Branch Treasurer

by Pat Taylor

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

At the Annual Meeting in May, 2015 my already extended tenure as Portland Branch treasurer will end. I know May seems a long way off, but I thought it would be a good idea to give plenty of notice so that if anyone is interested, I could begin to work with him/her after the 1st of the year.

This is not a difficult nor time-consuming position - in fact, I have enjoyed it, and still am. I like working with figures because there’s only one right answer, no debating!

These are the perks:

  • You get to work with really nice people.
  • You get the summers off!

These are the duties:

  • Provide sign-up sheets and collect the fees at Monday classes and Saturday parties. (It is not necessary to always be present if arrangements are made in advance for someone else to take the money)
  • Count and enter the amount collected in the appropriate fund in the ledger.
  • Deposit the funds - I usually do this at the end of each month.
  • Deposit checks for Demo Team performances.
  • Write rent checks to Waluga Lodge, St. Barnabas and the Saturday party venue.
  • Keep a record of teachers and write checks for them periodically.
  • Keep receipts for miscellaneous expenses and write checks for reimbursement.
  • Balance the checkbook against the bank statement monthly.
  • Create a monthly report of income/expenses - I have a spreadsheet for that.
  • Make various payments during the year, e.g. dues to Edinburgh, insurance, TAC memberships, publicity, Highland Games Association.
  • The busiest time of the year is, of course, around the Workshop & Ball when many checks have to be deposited and many expenses paid.

  • Attend Board meetings 3 or 4 times a year.

Talk to me if you might be interested, or email me at

January 10, 2015 Dance Program

P. Knapman, Collins Pocket Ref
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s turn RH and cast to 2nd place, turn partner LH 1¼ times to end Man facing down and Lady facing up
9-16 1s dance RH across (Lady with 2s and Man with 3s), 1s pass RSh and dance LH across with other couple
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back to 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round and back
Robert Senior, The Sunday Class 1
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, 1s cross between 3s & cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies Chain & end 1s facing down
17-24 Reel of 3 on sides, 1s giving RSh to 3s & 1s+3s ½ turn RH 2 3(1)
25-32 3s+1s dance Mens Chain & end 1L facing out with partner ready to follow her
33-40 1L followed by partner casts up & crosses to own side to end 1s in 2nd place own sides, 1s+3s circle 4H round to left
John A. Charles, RSCDS Book 22
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1s+2s 3s+4s dance rights and lefts;
9-10 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s set;
11-12 1s+2s 3s+4s right hands across halfway;
13-14 2s, 1s, 4s, 3s set;
15-16 2s, 1s, 4s, 3s cross by the right to own sides;
17-24 2s, 1s, 4s, 3s reels of four on own sides;
25-32 2s stand WHILE 1s4s3s allemande, finishing 2s3s4s1s.
T. Wilson
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross (no hands) below 2s, behind 3s and between 3s to face up with 1M behind 1L
9-16 1s dance Tandem LS reel of 3 with 1st corners to end 1L behind 1M facing down
17-24 1s dance Tandem RS reel of 3 with 2nd corners and end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners, then with 2nd corners
A. Macpherson, RSCDS Leaflet Dances 20
4×32S Square Set
1-8 1s & 3s join hands with partner & adv for 2 steps, turn opposite partner RH once round, retaining opp ptnr hand dance RH across with 2s/4s
9-16 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) facing side couples dance parallel reels of 4 across the dance
17-18 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) set to side couples
19-22 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) dance out between side couples & cast to original places while side couples separate & dance into centre to meet partners then holding nearer hands dance out to original places
23-24 All turn partners 2H
25-32 All circle 8H ½ way round to left, ¾ turn partners RH into prom hold (Ladies on inside) & all Promenade 1 place clockwise
RSCDS Book 31
4×48R, Sq. Set
1-8 1L+3M turn RH, dance round partner RSh to turn each other again RH ending in middle holding RH and partners LH
9-16 1s+3s Balance-in-Line, 1L+3M turn partners LH into the middle and Balance-in-Line again, turn partner LH to original pstns
17-24 1s+3s dance R&L
25-32 1s+3s dance Ladies Chain
33-40 All turn corners RH retaining hold and hold partners LH to form a circle (men facing out), all set and turn partner LH (4 bars) into prom hold
41-48 All dance round anticlockwise in prom hold to original pstns
Endnote: Repeat with 2L+4M, 3L+1M, 4L+2M
Brunken, E., Moments in Time (2007)
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-4 First couple dance ½ figure of 8 around the 2s.
5-8 First couple dance ½ figure of 8 around the 3s.
9-16 First couple turn partners and corners:
'9-10 First couple turn partner ¾ by the R.
'11-12 First couple turn 1st corners ¾ by the L.
'13-14 First couple turn partner ¾ by the R.
'15-16 First couple turn 2nd corners ¾ by the L. 1L finish between the 3s, 1M finish between the 2s.
17-20 Advance and retire up and down the set.
21-24 First couple cross up and down by the R and cast R to end in 2nd place on own sides.
25-28 All three couples advance and retire.
29-32 All three couples turn partners R.
B. McMurtry, Dragonfly
3×32S, 3C set
1-4 All couples set, C1 cast off two places while C3 dance to the top
5-8 C1 and C3 set and turn with both hands, C1 finish middle of set facing up and C3 finish middle of set facing down, nearer hands joined
9-16 Circle, 6 hands round and back
17-24 Mirror reel of three on own side. C1 and C3 cast into reel, C2 dance in and down. C2 and C1 finish in middle, facing up and down, nearer hands joined
25-32 C2 and C1 dance rondel. C1, at the bottom begin by making arch, C2 dance up under arch.
J. Bradley, Nottingham Lace
3×32R, 3C set, 2s on opposite sides
1-8 Ladies set twice and dance LH across while Men cast and chase clockwise all back to places
9-16 Men set twice and dance RH across while Ladies cast and chase anticlockwise to places
17-24 All dance reels of 3 on sides 2s giving RSh to 3s
25-32 1s+2s set, dance RH across ½ way, 1s+3s set and dance LH across ½ way. 2(3)1
Book of Graded SCDs
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides
9-16 1s cast behind 2s dance down between 3s, cast round 3s to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, set to 2nd corners & end between corners, 1s turn RH 1.1/2 times to end 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
I. Paterson, TAC 50th Anniversary
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s dance a Tourbillon:-
' 1-4 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H, 1M and 2L lead partners by nearer hand 1 place clockwise to end 1s on Ladies side and 2s Men's side, 1s set to 2s
' 5-8 1s and 2s ½ turn partners 2H and lead partners on 1 place clockwise and 2s+1s cross RH to own sides
9-16 1s cast to right on own sides and pass RSh in middle of set, cast to right again and pass RSh to end in 2nd place on opposite side
17-28 2s+1s+3s dance 3 couple R&L
29-32 1s turn 1½ times to 2nd place own sides. 213
RSCDS Book 1
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1L followed by partner casts below 3s, 1L crosses and dances up behind Men as 1M dances up centre to 1st places on opposite side and 1s set
9-16 1M followed by partner repeat above Fig and set in own places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. Ends 2-1-3; repeat having passed a couple.

Feburary 14, 2015 Dance Program

T. Wilson
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set, cross (no hands) below 2s, behind 3s and between 3s to face up with 1M behind 1L
9-16 1s dance Tandem LS reel of 3 with 1st corners to end 1L behind 1M facing down
17-24 1s dance Tandem RS reel of 3 with 2nd corners and end facing 1st corners
25-32 1s dance Pass+Turn with 1st corners, then with 2nd corners
John A. Charles, RSCDS Book 22
4×32S, 4C set
1-8 1s+2s 3s+4s dance rights and lefts;
9-10 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s set;
11-12 1s+2s 3s+4s right hands across halfway;
13-14 2s, 1s, 4s, 3s set;
15-16 2s, 1s, 4s, 3s cross by the right to own sides;
17-24 2s, 1s, 4s, 3s reels of four on own sides;
25-32 2s stand WHILE 1s4s3s allemande, finishing 2s3s4s1s.
Robert Senior, The Sunday Class 1
8×40R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & cast 1 place, 1s cross between 3s & cast up to 2nd place opposite sides
9-16 1s+2s dance Ladies Chain & end 1s facing down
17-24 Reel of 3 on sides, 1s giving RSh to 3s & 1s+3s ½ turn RH 2 3(1)
25-32 3s+1s dance Mens Chain & end 1L facing out with partner ready to follow her
33-40 1L followed by partner casts up & crosses to own side to end 1s in 2nd place own sides, 1s+3s circle 4H round to left
Book of Graded SCDs
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s dance RSh reels of 3 on own sides
9-16 1s cast behind 2s dance down between 3s, cast round 3s to face 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners, set to 2nd corners & end between corners, 1s turn RH 1.1/2 times to end 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s dance R&L
T. Glasspool
8×32S, 2C (4C set)
1-8 1s cross RH and ½ turn 2s LH on sides, 2s+1s chase anticlockwise 1 pl and ¾ turn partners LH into centre to a line of 4 across (Ladies BtoB facing partners)
9-16 All dance Gypsy Poussette:-
Box setting:
' 9 All set to the right turning ¼ turn to right
' 10 All set to the left (facing away from partner) and ¼ turn to right
' 11 All set to the right (facing partner, Men pass BtoB) and ¼ turn to right
' 12 All set to the left (facing away from partner and passing BtoB) and no turn, partners now facing away from each other (but not lined up back to back)
Gypsy turn:
' 13-14 All cast to right and dance back ½ way to the opposite place
' 15-16 All ¾ turn partners 2H into a line across (as start of Gypsy Poussette but having changed places with partner).
17-24 1s+2s dance reel of 4 across ending in prom hold, 2s facing down and 1s facing up (Men with partner on their right)
25-32 1s+2s wheel round anticlockwise ¼ way to dance the Tournee: 1s+2s dance into prom hold (Men with partner on right, 1s face M's side and 2s L's side), couples ½ wheel anticlockwise and Men turn Ladies into middle, both couples turn 1½ times (2s RH, 1s LH) and dance out to places
J. Duthie, 8 SCDs
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s lead down for 3 steps, lead back to top of set & cast into 2nd place on own sides
9-16 1s dance reels of 3 across, (1M with 2s & 1L with 3s)
17-24 1s turn 1st corner, partner, 2nd corner, partner
25-32 All circle 6H round & back
J. Drewry, RSCDS Book 35
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s+2s ½ turn partners RH and dance RH across ½ way, 2s+1s full turn partner RH ending with 2s at top and 1s in 2nd place
9-16 2s+1s+3s dance reels of 3 on own sides (1L dances in and up as 1M dances in and down to start) and 1s end facing 1st corners
17-24 1s set to 1st corners then to each other across the dance, set to 2nd corners and Petronella turn to 2nd place own sides
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round to the left for 6 steps, pivot and chase back to places. 213
Anon, RSCDS Book 26
8×32S, 3C (4C set)
1-2 1s set;
3-8 1s cast, cross, cast round first corners and finish back to back, 1L facing 2s, 1M facing 3s;
9-12 2s1L 3s1M 3 hands round to the left, 1s turning on the spot to finish facing each other;
13-16 1s set and turn ¾ both hands to finish facing first corners;
17-24 1s turn corner, partner, corner, partner;
25-30 reels of 3 on opposite sides (1s give left shoulder to first corner);
31-32 1s cross by the right to own sides.
J. Drewry, Brodie Book
96R, Square Set
Fig 1
1-8 1s+3s set and dance La Baratte:-
' Men ½ turn Lady RH and retains hand but at arm's length from each other
' Men retrace steps with Lady turning right under Man's arm briefly into Allemande hold (Man behind Lady facing Ladies original place) and releasing Ladies RH she turns under Mans left arm until almost in original places
' Couples change places LH to change places facing out
9-16 2s+4s (prom hold) Adv+Ret while 3s and 1s Promenade clockwise ¾ way round to face out to side couples (1s face 4s and 3s face 2s), all (in prom hold) pass facing couples RSh, 1s and 3s dance back to original places while side couples dance in and round opposite couple LSh and return to pl
17-32 Repeat bars 1-16 with 2s and 4s dancing La Baratte and Promenading round
Fig 2
1-8 1L+2M and 3L+4M ½ turn RH and dance RH across ½ way, 1L and 3L turn their own corners RH 1½ times to place
9-16 2L and 4L repeat bars 1- 8
17-24 All set to partners, petronella turn (Ladies BtoB) and set twice On second setting the Ladies turn right about to form a circle while partners dances in behind them and place hands on their hips
25-32 Ladies circle 4H round to left (small steps) with partners behind them then and all turn partners RH back to places
Fig 3
1-8 All circle 8H round and back
9-16 Ladies dance RH across and turn partners LH 1½ times to bring Men into middle
17-24 Men dance RH across and turn partners LH into prom hold facing anticlockwise
25-32 All Promenade round
J. Wilkinson, RSCDS Book 47
8×32J, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1s set & dance down between 3s & cast up to end LH with partner facing 1st crnrs
9-16 1s set & turn inwards to face 3rd crnrs, 1s set to 3rd crnrs & turn crnrs LH to end RH with partner facing 2nd crnrs
17-24 1s set & turn inwards to face 4th crnrs,1s set to 4th crnrs & turn crnrs RH to end 2nd place own side
25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
A. Macpherson, RSCDS Leaflet Dances 20
4×32S Square Set
1-8 1s & 3s join hands with partner & adv for 2 steps, turn opposite partner RH once round, retaining opp ptnr hand dance RH across with 2s/4s
9-16 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) facing side couples dance parallel reels of 4 across the dance
17-18 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) set to side couples
19-22 Dancing couples (1M+3L & 1L+3M) dance out between side couples & cast to original places while side couples separate & dance into centre to meet partners then holding nearer hands dance out to original places
23-24 All turn partners 2H
25-32 All circle 8H ½ way round to left, ¾ turn partners RH into prom hold (Ladies on inside) & all Promenade 1 place clockwise
RSCDS Book 1
8×32R, 3C (4C set)
1-8 1L followed by partner casts below 3s, 1L crosses and dances up behind Men as 1M dances up centre to 1st places on opposite side and 1s set
9-16 1M followed by partner repeat above Fig and set in own places
17-24 1s lead down the middle and back
25-32 1s+2s dance Poussette. Ends 2-1-3; repeat having passed a couple.

Burns Dance, Saturday, January 17, 2015

by Robert Burger

Our Burns dance, celebrating the life of the Ayershire Bard, Robert Burns, will be Saturday, January 17, 2015 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. It is to be held in the nice old Santa Clara Grange, 295 Azalea Drive, Eugene, OR, with its good wooden floor. Live music will be provided by our wonderful D’n’A band, Doug and Amey.

Cost $15 per person before January 10th, $20 after. Please ask to be invoiced by PayPal or indicate that you will pay at the door Please register at . When registering, please indicate if interested in a pre dance walk through of dances.

Robert Burger Senior Teacher, Eugene, OR RSCDS Class

Arandel Formation

by Tom Halpenny

The arandel, pronounced “are-an-dell”, is a new formation that is best described as “rights and lefts for three couples in eight bars.” First corners cross over with partners, first corners set to each other, then cross over with the dancer opposite and set. Other dancers dance rights and lefts: leading woman in second place dances with top couple, and leading man in second place dances with bottom couple.

We can devise new dances with arandel. We can also substitute arandel in many three-couple dances that have rights and lefts. The additional activity by a third couple increases the overall dancer activity.

The diagram below shows dancer positions after each two bars of arandel. According to RSCDS Standard Terminology, circles are used to represent men and squares to represent women. Each symbol contains a digit to show which man or woman is represented by the symbol. The top of the set is at the bottom of the diagram, as this shows the set from the normal position of a teacher at the front of the class.

Arandel

This formation begins with all three couples on the sidelines facing their partners across the dance.

Steps: 8 travelling steps, or 4 travelling steps and 4 setting steps

No of bars: 8

Bars

1-2

2nd, 1st and 3rd couples, giving right hands to partner, cross over to change sides.

3-4

2nd man and 3rd woman set to each other. 2nd and 1st women, giving left hands, change places on the sideline.
1st and 3rd men giving left hands, change places on the sideline.

5-6

All three couples, giving right hands to the dancer opposite, cross over to change sides.

7-8

2nd man and 3rd woman set. 1st and 2nd women, giving left hands, change places on the sideline.
3rd and 1st men, giving left hands, change places on the sideline. All three couples are now back in their original places.
On bar 8, 1st couple pull back by the left to dance into place (polite turn).

Arandel

Progression in a Longwise Set

by Tom Halpenny

The Manual of Scottish Country Dancing states, “An important feature of the longwise country dance is that it is usually progressive. After each turn of the dance, the couple at the top, who begin the dance, finish one place further down, although in some dances there is a different order of progression. Each of the other couples in succession, having reached the top, take their turn as leading couple.” The Manual goes on to describe the most frequent forms of progression for two-couple dances in four-couple sets, three-couple dances in three-couple sets, three-couple dances in four-couple sets, four-couple dances in four-couple sets, and five-couple dances in five-couple sets.

I thought it would be interesting to consider progression from a mathematical permutation viewpoint and list all possible forms of progression. The exercise assumes partners remain together for each turn of a dance (although they may finish on opposite sides), couples finish each dance turn in a different place, and all couples effectively return to original places only after the final turn.

We are most familiar with two-couple and three-couple dances in which the leading couple progress down the set to "repeat, having passed a couple," while one or more couples are idle at the bottom or top, for a total of eight turns. The leading couple progress to the bottom or else step to the bottom after their final turn. We can number the couples and denote how couples change places: 1 2 3 4 -> 2 1 3 4 -> 2 3 1 4.

The other type of progression has all couples dancing each turn, with the number of turns equal to the number of couples. We have a valid progression as long as each couple move to a new place and all couples move to all places during the turns of a dance. An example of an invalid progression is 1 2 3 4 -> 2 1 4 3, because although each couple move to a new place, the couples only begin in two different places during four turns.

The three-couple dance in a three-couple set can finish in six permutations, equals 3 x 2 x 1, and two of the six permutations are a valid progression. I surveyed progression frequencies of dances in the RSCDS Index to Scottish Country Dances. We are most familiar with 1st couple finishing at the bottom (79%): 1 2 3 -> 2 3 1. The progression may also run in reverse with 3rd couple finishing at the top (21%): 1 2 3 -> 3 1 2.

Progressions of 3

The four-couple dance in a four-couple set can finish in 24 permutations, equals 4 x 3 x 2 x 1, and 6 of the 24 permutations are a valid progression. The six progressions are three pairs which are the reverse of each other. The frequencies of progression in the RSCDS Index are:

Progressions of 4

The five-couple dance in a five-couple set can finish in 120 permutations, equals 5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1, and 24 of the 120 permutations are a valid progression. The 24 progressions are 12 pairs which are the reverse of each other. The frequencies of progression in the RSCDS Index are:

Progressions of 5

In dances with the most frequent progression 1 2 3 4 5 -> 2 4 1 5 3, 1st and 3rd couples begin the dance and travel similar tracks with supporting couples below them. Three-couple dances with progression 1 2 3 -> 2 3 1 and with 3rd couple stationary at the right times can be adapted into such a five-couple dance with this progression.

We can adapt the three-couple-dance 3 1 2 reverse progression into a four-couple set with "repeat, having passed a couple." Since 3rd couple progress to first place and 1st couple progress to second place, 1st couple pass 3rd couple instead of passing 2nd couple: 1 2 3 4 -> 3 1 2 4 -> 3 4 1 2. We can observe each turn of dancer positions in the table.

312 Progression in 4s

The tables show several progressions with low or zero percentage dance frequencies. Dance devisors who are aware of the progression possibilities might imagine new dances with an unusual progression.

Maureen Sloan Requests for Photos for Photobooks

by Marcy, your editor

Maureen Sloan requests photos of the Portland Branch activities taken in 2013 and 2014. She would like to add them to the photobooks similar to the one she made for 2012. Photos can be emailed directly to Maureen at .

Workshop Registration Form

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Portland, Ore. Branch:
2017 Workshop Registration Form

 

Registration Fees

Through Feb. 6th:After Feb. 6th:
Workshop/Ball:
RSCDS Member × $ × $
Non-Member × $ × $
 
Workshop Only:
RSCDS Member × $ × $
Non-Member × $ × $
 
Ball Only:
RSCDS Member × $ × $
Non-Member × $ × $
 
Ball Spectator:
(non-dancer)
× $
Lunch Only:
(guests)
× $

Lunch is included with the workshop fee. While we will do our best to keep food items separate, we cannot guarantee that your lunch will be completely wheat, soy, nut, or other allergen-free. If your allergy is life-threatening, please let us know in the “Other Notes”; that information will be passed on to Linda Mae.

Please make check payable to “RSCDS Portland OR Branch” and mail or give to Linda Mae Dennis, 6921 SE Middle Way, Vancouver, WA 98664-1637 . We cannot process your workshop registration until we receive your check.

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Upcoming Events

Here's a list of events coming up in the next ninety days. This calendar is kept up to date at http://portlandscottishdancers.org/events.html.

September 2017

Ft. Worden, Wash.
9/8
Ft. Worden, Wash.
9/9

Membership

If you want to vote in the Annual General Meeting (AGM), your membership must be renewed before the Meeting, which is the second Monday in May.

If your are not a current member, you can register here.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Portland Ore. Branch:
Membership Form 2017-2018

Membership Type:
$32
$47
$5
$5

Note for families: Join at the family rate only if there are two adults; a single adult should join at the single rate.

A “secondary” membership is for people who already have their RSCDS membership through another branch and want to become members of our branch. The “Ghillie Gazette Only” option is for people who have not yet decided to join the branch but would like to receive the newsletter.

Please make check payable to “RSCDS Portland OR Branch” and mail or give to Sally Palmer, 1425 SE Yukon St., Portland, OR 97202-5315 . We cannot process your membership request until we receive your check.

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