Chiswick Scottish Dancers Keep It ' Reel' At Chiswick House
The annual Midsummer dance is one of the highlights of the year
Toe-tapping music filled the air at Chiswick House Gardens one Sunday evening recently as Councillor Nisar Malik, Mayor of Hounslow joined over eighty country dancers who took to the grassy lawns for a breathtaking programme of Reels, Jigs and Strathspeys.
The Mayor happily joined in the first dance, “The London Borough of Hounslow” newly devised to mark fifty years since the formation of the borough. While a framed copy of the dance instruction had been presented in April to the former Mayor Corinna Smart, this was the first time that it had been danced in public.
Members and friends of Chiswick Scottish Country Dance Club celebrated the end of term with their annual “Midsummer Magic” Picnic Dance.
The Mayor said "I have very much enjoyed coming to your Chiswick Scottish dance at one of the finest gardens in the borough of Hounslow. The dancing is not too intensive, it's good exercise but also good fun and everyone can join in. Thank you for all your work and for inviting me."
Club Chairman Michael Nolan commented; “It’s always a wonderful event for everyone, and a great end to our dancing season – it’s a lovely venue and a highlight of our dancing year. We are grateful that the Mayor has been able to meet and chat with our members but also to join in so confidently with Hounslow’s very own Scottish Dance.”
A team of Chiswick Scottish Country dancers will be performing at Super Saturday activity day on 11th July at 11 am in Christ Church on Turnham Green.
The new term starts on 20th September at St Michael & All Angels Church Hall, Bath Road, W4 1TT next to Turnham Green Underground Station.
Scottish Country Dancing is popular throughout the world from America to New Zealand. It is enjoyed by everyone across the generations. It attracts many more young people abroad than tends to be the case in the UK.
Chiswick Scottish Country Dance Club is thirteen years old, and boasts a wide age range of dancers from all generations. It met for the first time on 20th January 2002 and has grown and flourished quite remarkably since then. It has a team of dedicated teachers, a thriving membership, and dances on a Sunday evening.
July 5, 2015