Video Memories from the Past

Stephen Webb has produced three videos from his archives for us to enjoy. The first is from 2006 and is the Auld Lang Syne at the end of the Halloween Dance on 31st October 2006.   Stephen has panned round the circle so get to see everyone who was there.  It […]

The Berkhamsted Medley

Just before the pandemic, the Berkhamsted Strathspey and Reel Club committee asked Jane and Brian Rose to write a dance to mark the club’s Platinum Anniversary in 2022.  They gladly accepted the invitation and started to work on a dance.  Experimenting with formations to devise a new dance during Covid Lockdowns […]

Demonstration at the Nice and Easy Dance

The club held a Nice and Easy dance on 3rd December 2021 with a demonstration given by teachers from the club illustrating basic formations  for Scottish Country Dancing.  See the video of the demonstration here.  The dances are: The Hollin Buss (J32 from RSCDS Book XXIV – once through) Summer Wooing […]

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.