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A record?

17

At last night’s practice, for the first time in ages – certainly this decade and conceivably this millennium – we had enough for 2 full sets of 6 dancers and were well on the way to a third.

16 people danced at least some of the time, including 4 people new to us this winter. The 17th stuck to his pipe and tabor.

If you’ve ever fancied dancing, now’s a great time to start. Come along any Monday from 2000 to 4th Scout Hut, Riverside Road, St Albans AL1 1QW.

Summer is upon us!

may1It may not feel like it from the weather, but the summer is almost here. Our dancing season traditionally starts on 1 May. The programme is now up on this website, but is as ever subject to change.

This season is a few days longer than usual – we’re starting at Kimpton on 30th April (because they asked us!) and finishing 5 months later with our day of dance on the last Saturday in September, this year as late as it can be on 30th September.

Day of Dance

We always look forward to our day of dance on the last Saturday in September. It’s the culmination of our season and we invite other teams to come and enjoy the delights of St Albans and the surrounding area.
Here’s where we’re taking Blackheath, Coventry and Ripley on Saturday 24th September.

The approximate timetable for the day is as below. Not all teams will dance at each show.

10.30  – 11.00  Alban Arena

11.15 – 11.40 Clock Tower and Christopher Place

11.50 – 12.15 Christopher Place and Clock Tower

12.30 – 12.45 Lower Red Lion

14.30 – 15.00 Mosquito Museum

16.30 – 17.30 Bull, London Colney (Informal dancing )

18.00 onwards  White Hart Tap. We’re going to chill, have a little to eat and we might be persuaded to dance a bit more.