Club Activities

The club organises a range of activities throughout the year which are described on this page.    The club is run by a committee and the current members are shown here.

tuesday club nights

Tuesday club nights

On Tuesdays, the club meets at Potten End Village Hall from 8.15pm to 10.15pm for an evening of social dancing.  On some of these evenings we have special events such as our Charity Dance or to celebrate specific occasions like Burns’ Night.  Tuesday evenings are open to visitors for a small fee but are included in the annual subscription for members.

Classes

Our Intermediate and Advanced Classes run from September to June.  You will find guidance on expected levels of dancing ability for attending these classes here.

Note that the 2nd Monday Advanced Classes focus on preparing and rehearsing for forthcoming displays but all advanced dancers are welcome

Beginners

Tuesdays 8:15pm, Potten End £5.00/class

Teachers

Gerry Elliott, Deborah McLachlan, Joan Desborough

Intermediates

1st, 3rd & 5th Mondays 8:00pm, Potten End, £5.00/class

Teachers

Ken Martlew, Deborah McLachlan, Joan Desborough, Gerry Elliott

Advanced

2nd & 4th Mondays 8:00pm, Potten End £5.00/class

Teachers

Ken Martlew, Deborah McLachlan, Joan Desborough, Gerry Elliott

Teachers

Gerry Elliott

Gerry Elliott

Beginners, Intermediates & Advanced
Ken Martlew

Ken Martlew

Intermediates & Advanced
Deborah McLachlan

Deborah McLachlan

Beginners, Intermediates & Advanced
Joan Desborough

Joan Desborough

Beginners, Intermediates & Advanced

Day School

In November, we hold a day school where dancers of all standards can develop, consolidate and refine their dancing skills as well as explore new dances.  There are three levels of classes: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced.  The day starts at 10am and finishes about 5pm after an informal social dance allowing you to put into practice what you have learnt.

day school
formal dances

Formal Dances

Throughout the year the club runs a number of formal dances including:

  • The Highland Ball, in February, which is the highlight of our year. Great dancing. Great bands. Kilts and posh frocks.
  • The Spring Dance, in May, is a less formal event towards the end of our season.
  • Our themed dance, held in November on the Saturday before the day school, is for more experienced dancers and uses a theme such as dances by a particular devisor.
  • The LEx dance, aimed at people relatively new to dancing, is held in early December.

Details of all these events for the current year can be found in the calendar.

Garden Dances

In June and July we abandon Tuesdays and Potten End to dance in members’ gardens on Saturday Evenings.  Details of these can be found in the members pages. These are informal occasions finishing with a bring and share supper.

garden dances
club lunches

Club Lunches & Walks

As part of the social activities of the club, every 6 weeks or so a lunch in one of the local pubs is arranged.  And prior to lunch a club member leads those interested in a short walk to work up an appetite.

Charity Support

Each year, at the AGM, members select a charity to be supported during the year ahead.  Money is raised for the charity through activities such as our Charity Dance and donations made to the demonstration team for performances.  This year’s charity is Headway Hertfordshire.

headway