Dancing programme for 2021/22

The dance programme for 2021/22 is now published in the web site calendar.  Please note the Highland Ball has been moved to May.  Dates for the year are: 19 October 2021 – Charity Dance with Chris Oxtoby 14 November 2021 – Day School (teachers: Jim Stott, Sam Schad, Rose Kreloff; musicians: Jeremy Hill, […]

Memories of Stuart Anderson

Jimmy and I first met Stuart around twenty years ago when he joined our Berkhamsted Club and in those early years I always enjoyed dancing with him as he picked things up very quickly (his memory was phenomenal) and I knew I could rely on him to lead me through.  I […]

Successful Zoom AGM

The club AGM was held over Zoom on 1st September.  Thanks to all the members who joined the session – we had nearly half the club ‘present’. The winner of the tartan competition was announced: Ken and Petula Martlew. Committee changes are: Gerry Elliot, Liza Essenhigh, Ruth Barrett, Dawn Dorman have […]

AGM now on 1st September

The delayed AGM will take place over Zoom on 1st September starting at 8pm.  Papers for the AGM will be sent out by the Secretary nearer the time but they are available in the members section of the website. We are looking for nominations for the committee.  There will be three […]

Highland Ball coming soon

The annual Highland Ball is on 8th February 2020 at Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted. Apart from an excellent evening of dancing to the sound of Ian Robertson and his band with the special guest Muriel Johnstone, the ticket price includes a hot dinner.  Dancing starts at 7.30pm with a welcome drink served […]

Videos of Derek Haynes Dances

Just in time for the Carnforth Dance on Saturday, the dem class last Monday under direction of Ken Martlew recorded three videos of some Derek Haynes dances.  These are for Blervie Castle, Maureen’s Reel and MacLeod’s Tables.  You can find them on the club YouTube page using the link below.

Tartan 2022 Competition

2022 will be the 70th anniversary of the club’s founding and as part of our celebrations we are looking to create a tartan that will be representative of the club’s past and present. To this end we are running a competition for club members, the winner of which will become part […]

Day School November 2019

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We are pleased to announce the teachers and musicians for the day school which will take place on 17 November 2019 at White Hill Centre, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1AG (note this not the same location as last year). Teachers: – Atsuko Clement from Edinburgh – Joan Desborough from Berkhamsted – Lizzy […]

BS&RC Dances for 2019/20

The new dancing season is about to start so here is a summary of the key dances at Berkhamsted Strathspey and Reel Club for the year. 16 November 2019 – Carnforth Collection Dance, an evening focused on dances devised by Derek Haynes, with music from Ian Robertson. Note while all are [...]