He stepped down as Chair in 2015 so that he could concentrate on other projects.
David and Valerie have been to 2 schools for RD teachers, o
This page is a Tribute to the members of the Round Dance community who have in the past served on the RDC Committee giving their time and effort to combine all the round dance resources available, in order to strengthen and further Round Dancing in the UK.
Please feel free to advise us of any admissions and include a brief history and portrait image if available. You can contact us by post or email.
Teresa Hart started dancing quite by accident at the tender age of 5 when she was dragged into a demo’ square to make up numbers during “Expo Steam” in Peterborough. She learnt to do it properly at Shirts and Skirts in Ipswich, dancing with her parents. When an American couple (Jim & Ruth Price) were stationed at Bentwaters she took the opportunity to learn to Round Dance with her parents and younger sister and we graduated as a family in 1979.
In 1984 she was approached by Buttons & Bows SDC and asked to teach their club to Round Dance. Using hastily sourced second-hand equipment and with a limited repertoire Red Rose RDC was formed and she began teaching to a class in excess of 20 couples in Kentford near Newmarket. She joined the Callers Club of Great Britain and assisted with the introduction of a “Cuer’s Section” and became the first Cuer’s Representative. She also established the British Cuer and Teacher Accreditation scheme with help from Susie & Gert-Jan Rotscheid (Cuer’s Rep for ECTA).
Teresa has given many years to the round dancing community in the UK and has taken on the role as Cuers Rep to the SDCCGB when ever it has been required. Her example and teaching expertise have been invaluable.
David & Valerie Marshall - David and Valerie had both tried a variety of dance types before 1992, when they went to a Saturday night Square Dance which had Rounds between tips. They took one look at the Round Dancing, and said “That’s for us!”. They looked around to find people from whom they could learn as much Round Dancing as possible, and owe a lot of thanks to several teachers, especially Bill and Helen Viner, Susie and Gert-Jan Rotscheid, Michael and Regina Schmidt and their current teacher Richard Lamberty.
Carol and I Learnt to Round Dance back in 2001 with Judi Wakeley. After graduating we joined 'Around 2000' and continued our training under Sandra Higson. after about a year the club was donated some cueing equipment and records. I, along with Linda Swinbank, agreed to have a go at cueing and now regularly cue for 'Around 2000' on a Thursday once a month. I have also cued at a number of Saturday night dances and a few weekend camp-outs.
Nick Wright - Served as the Librarian for a number of years, withdrawing in 2013 and was responsible for the cataloging and setting up of the Library Database. His tireless efforts behind the scenes to tackle this time consuming thankless task are very much appreciated and will be a great resource for many years to come.
Alex Stillwell - Served as the RDC's first Chair in 2009/10 supported by her husband Roy. Alex took up the mantel when Walt Burr indicated that he wanted a group to form, made up of cuer members from the SDCCGB. Alex helped set up the group which became the Round Dance Council and started its cuer training program.Alex was the natural choice to represent the UK cuers as chair with her lengthy cueing and dancing career both in the UK and Europe in both Rounds and American Square Dancing.After many years of service to Round Dancing Alex a world famous Lace Maker and Author decided to retire so that she could concentrate on her lace making. Despite this they both still occasionally dance but her Cueing is greatly missed in the UK.