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Happy New Year! Thistle Ball Dance Practice
Happy New Year! We are now going to focus on learning the dances for the Thistle Ball, which will take place on Saturday 13th April. Therefore, the pace will be faster and not suitable for complete beginners. If you are a complete beginner, then we look forward to welcoming you when we start the new dancing season in the Autumn. Please wear comfy clothing and soft shoes. Remember £5 on the door to help with venue hire, drinks and nibbles. Arrive from 7:45pm onwards, with teaching and dancing starting at 8pm. Looking forward to seeing you Yours aye, The Committee

St Andrew's Church Centre

Montpellier Street GL50 1SP · Cheltenham

Respond by: 1/2/2019

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Hi. We're a friendly bunch teaching Scottish reels (like ceilidhs) to keen English beginners. We don't take ourselves too seriously and aim to have a lot of fun.

We're here for anyone who already enjoys reeling or for newbies who have never had a go who want to learn something fast, fun and new. We cater for all abilities and start every session with experienced teachers (and provide lots of liquid refreshment as well).

We meet twice monthly on Wednesday evenings in the autumn and winter months at 7.45 pm for welcome drinks and nibbles and start the teaching and reeling at 8 pm. Location: St Andrew's Church Centre in Montpellier - just down from the Ivy Brasserie and All Bar One. Again this year we are looking to encourage beginner groups, so do come and try us out.

Dates 2018: 19th Sept; 3rd Oct; 17th Oct; 7th Nov; 21st Nov; 5th Dec (and the Xmas party);

Dates 2019: 2nd Jan; 16th Jan; 6th Feb; 20th Feb; 6th March; 20th Mar; 3rd April; 10th April.

Breaking news: The 2019 Thistle Ball date confirmed - Saturday 13th April. Pittville Pump Rooms.

The social highlight of the year, the biennial Thistle Ball date has been confirmed. Reeling to a live band from Scotland follows on from the drinks reception and 3 course supper. Call to supper made by the lone piper. Dress code: black or white tie (or Highland Dress). Dance etiquette: fill out your dance cards over drinks and supper, then find your partner and a set and take to the floor when the music starts. Ticket price £70. On sale from January 2019.

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