Chiswick Scottish Country Dancers At Cultural Olympiad

Dancers a " reel hit" at Dukes Meadows at London 2012 finale


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 Chiswick Scottish Dancers were among a host of dance artists who captivated sun-soaked audiences on Sunday (9th September) in front of the Big Dance Bus at Dukes Meadows.

On a beautiful and sunny Sunday, Chiswick’s riverside was filled with families, performers and a host of entertainments to mark the finale of the Cultural Olympiad which formed the largest closing cultural event of London 2012.

Dancers from Chiswick’s Scottish Country Dance club were a “reel” hit with their display as they danced Mairi’s Wedding and Shiftin’ Bobbins, and helped everyone to have a go at the Circassian Circle.

“We are a local Scottish dance Club”, says Nick Haimendorf, Chairman, “and it’s wonderful to take part in a community event like this. We certainly enjoyed giving the display and by the sound of it so did our audience watching. It’s a great start to our new season on Sunday 16 th at St Michaels Church Hall ”

The dance team and musicians

There was a huge range of dancing for all at the days event including Street Dance, Ballet, Belly Dancing, Flamenco, Zumba and Samba dancing to name but a few – all great ways to have fun and keep in good shape.

With a thriving membership, Chiswick Scottish Country Dance Club restarts on 16th September for a season of classes and social dancing at St Michael & All Angels Church Hall, Bath Road, London W4 1TT next to Turnham Green Underground Station. For more information or contact Nick on 07990 573671.

The Chiswick club is now ten years old and has a thriving membership. In 2005 it added a beginner's class so that newcomers could learn the bais steps and formations.This class is now very popular and signs up to 20 beginners each term.

September 10, 2012

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