Recent Announcements

Rounds Sessions Restart

posted 1 Oct 2020, 04:45 by Stephen Pearson   [ updated 1 Oct 2020, 06:10 ]

At last the Guidelines On The Restarting Of Rounds In UK is available for the general public to read. The document is the culmination of many months work to provide a set of safe guidelines on how round dance clubs could prepare to restart.

It includes references to government restrictions and will be updated as and when the restrictions are change. 

As 'guidance only', this is not an instruction to re-open. That is ultimately a decision for each club, venue and dancer.
Image courtesy of Stephen Pearson

Online Learning

posted 3 Sept 2020, 20:59 by Stephen Pearson   [ updated 1 Oct 2020, 06:14 ]

Basic Round Dance Instruction is available for FREE. This on-line teaching resource is for all. 

Starting with Two-Step and soon to include Waltz. It starts at the very beginning, a very good place to start with a very simple explanation of each figure, which is supported by audio and video.

Each figure builds on the last and all with legal music.
Best of all you can work through at your own pace in the safety of your own home.

Once completed with a degree confidence you should then be able to join in next time you are at a dance.
Image courtesy of Judi Read 

Dance the Lock-Down Away

posted 29 Jul 2020, 10:02 by Stephen Pearson   [ updated 30 Jul 2020, 18:15 ]

In times like this it can be difficult to get hold of dance material.  Clubs are still on lock-down and many have turned to social media, however there is an alternative.

Two of our cuers’ have taken out limited licences to produce round dance CD’s.  There are however some restrictions, they can only be used for personal, use and must not be copied or used for public performance. 

If you think you may be interested and have made some space in your living room, then send them a message. They may still have a few available.

The contacts are:        Teresa & Paul            Nick & Geraldine

Roundalab 2020 Convention

posted 19 Jul 2020, 03:23 by Stephen Pearson   [ updated 19 Jul 2020, 03:30 ]

The latest RAL Happenings are now available.  It also covers the 2020 Convention, happy reading

Dancers Perspective

posted 12 Jul 2020, 20:44 by Stephen Pearson   [ updated 29 Jul 2020, 02:20 ]

In recent weeks, the round dance council, has been exploring just how rounds could start up, following the covid-19 pandemic. Part of this process involved zoom meetings, the most recent of which included a number of invited dancers. The discussions aim was to get a dancer perspective on just how we might reopen and what might be required.

The contribution by the dancers proved to be most informative, and will help in the preparations going forward. It was agreed that the earliest any club would re-open would be September and that this would in all likelihood be pushed back even further. It was also clear that dancers fell into one of two groups, those that wanted to return as soon as possible and those that would wait until almost all restrictions have been removed.

These findings are inline with the discussions between the BAASDC and Callers Club, who are undertaking a joint initiative to produce a set of guidelines for the re-opening.

3rd November 2019 Agenda

posted 30 Oct 2019, 01:39 by Stephen Pearson   [ updated 30 Oct 2019, 01:39 ]

This Sunday in Barrow the Round Dance Council are holding their next open meeting.  You are welcome to attend as a dancer, to see what they do to encourage Round Dancing in the UK.  You will also have the opportunity to dance and join in the conversation.

AGM & Dance

posted 11 Jan 2018, 02:13 by Stephen Pearson   [ updated 11 Jan 2018, 02:13 ]

If you want to encourage Round Dancing in the UK why not come along and support the Round Dance Council at their AGM and dance.  The group is made up of dancers and cuers who want to promote rounds by collaborating, sharing knowledge and bringing together the resources needed to expand the activity.

At the dance you will have the opportunity to dance to some of the very best cuers in the land as well as some promising new stars who are able to benefit from the shared experience of their mentors. 

Featured Figure

posted 25 Feb 2017, 16:44 by Stephen Pearson   [ updated 25 Feb 2017, 17:09 ]

This is the Emphasis Figure for Spring 2017.  Cuers who are members of Callers Club (SDCCGB) will have access to the full definition in the Members Only section of the website.  If you would like to look at the figure in more detail please ask your Cuer to take a look.

Rumba Hockey Stick

Notice Board Published

posted 4 Dec 2016, 14:03 by Stephen Pearson   [ updated 5 Dec 2016, 02:28 ]

In order to promote the work of the Round Dance Council to the round dance community in the UK we have launched a single page quarterly notice board poster.  It will be sent out to cuers and round dance clubs in the hope that it will be displayed and passed onto the dancing community.

Cuers who are members of the SDCCGB can have their details added, please check the contact details on the sheet. 

If you would like to print a copy you can access a pdf version by clicking on the image to the left.

Halloween Open Meeting

posted 7 Oct 2016, 10:10 by RDC Admin   [ updated 7 Oct 2016, 10:12 ]

The RDC have their Next Open Meeting on Sunday the 30th October 2016 in Barrow Suffolk. All Round Dancers are very welcome to attend and take part. The session starts at 10am and includes a meeting and cueing session at which all dancers are most welcome

Click on the image to the left to view the Agenda for the Open Meeting.

Whirl & Twirl have their Halloween Workshop and Dance on Saturday at 3 pm the day before the meeting at the same venue.  This is an excellent opportunity to make a weekend of it. Details of both can be found on the Calendar.

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