Groups

 

Scottish Dancing

Our group was set up in 1992 to support the building of a Village Hall in Liddington. We are a friendly, enthusiastic, sociable band of dancers who meet Thursday evenings, 7:45 – 10.00pm from the beginning of September to the end of May in the ‘new’ Liddington Village Hall.

Classes are led by a rota of Royal Scottish Country Dance Society qualified teachers and senior members of the Group.

We welcome newcomers so whether you are new to dancing or new to the area, you will be most welcome. For classes we wear casual clothes and soft soled shoes.

Scottish Country Dancing is really good exercise, a lot of fun and helps to keep the brain active. If you are looking for an evening which gives you physical and mental exercise along with lots of laughter then the LSCD is the place for you!

No partner is required and there is no need to be Scottish.

When & Where we meet:

Liddington Village Hall, Church Rd, Liddington, SN4 0HB

Approx 2 minutes drive from the Great Western Hospital & J15 of the M4. The Hall has its own car park.

It has a suspended wooden floor, which is perfect for dancing. A professional sound system is installed so there is excellent sound reproduction for our music. There are also good kitchen facilities for party nights.

We dance most Thursday evenings between the beginning of September to the end of May with a break for Christmas and Easter

Fees:
£20 for a 10 week session
£3.00 a session for ‘Pay as you Go’                            Free Taster Session

Beginners:      Beginners are integrated into the class and by arrangement, we provide extra tuition to teach the basics steps and formations of SCD making it easier for them to improve their dancing skills.

Contact Details:                                   

For further details please contact:

Rosemary Jones (LSCD Secretary) email: rosemary@beeches14.plus.com

or Lynda Hughes (RSCDS teacher) email: all@ldhughes.free-online.co.uk   01793 790821

Committee Members:

Chair:                          Linda Clarke

Hon Secretary:            Rosemary Jones

Hon Treasurers:          Rosemary & Brian Buckler and Frances Grimshaw

Other Links:

RSCDS headquarters website:                        https://www.rscds.org/Content.aspx

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) which has its headquarters in Edinburgh. It has a list of all the branches & affiliated groups around the world plus much more.

RSCDS Berks/Hants/Surrey Border Branch:   http://www.rscds-bhs.org.uk/

RSCDS London Branch:           http://www.rscdslondon.org.uk/category/home/

Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary – Instructions and Diagrams for Steps, Sets and Figures http://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/

“MINICRIB” – a crib database with more than 3000 Scottish Country Dances http://www.minicrib.org.uk/

All Set – A DVD aimed mainly at beginners, with basic formations and dances to get you started, available to sample & buy from http://www.scoteesh.co.uk/

Strathspey Server – resource for Scottish country dance and music

http://www.strathspey.org/index.html

Tai Chi

For Health and Relaxation

Beginners and Improvers Classes

Each course of classes commences in October

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Friday mornings:   

                Improvers  9.30am – 11.00am

                Beginners   11.00am – 12.30pm

Fees:           £4.00 a class, paid monthly

Teacher:     Cyla Higley                   cyla@holistic-reflexology.co.uk

For further details contact:    Cyla on 01672 512807 or Molly on 01793 633815

The benefits of Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a Chinese discipline which originated at least six centuries ago. It was developed as a way to improve health, but when speed up it also becomes a form of self defence. The form of Tai Chi I practise is also a form of moving meditation. As you need to stay focused for the twenty minutes it takes to perform a set, all thoughts of going to Waitrose afterwards get pushed aside.

The moves aim to gently correct your posture and increase flexibility in your joints, especially your back. All of your major muscles and ligaments are slowly stretched, making them more elastic. This means that practising Tai Chi can generally relieve muscle pain and improve your muscle tone. This combination can help to relieve back pain and improve your joints. And where there is increased muscle tone, improved bone strength and density will naturally follow, naturally helping to fend off osteoporosis. .

There are also moves, with lovely names such as ‘Cockerel stands on one leg’, that are based on balancing. They help to strengthen your instep and improve your general stability. They also encourage greater weight bearing in the bones of your legs and stronger thigh muscles.

If you would like to see Tai Chi in action you are welcome to join us on a Friday morning at Liddington Village Hall. Our group is quite informal and welcomes all ages and abilities.

We all have fun working together.  Cyla.