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Dave Hall – Teacher and Robert Mackay – Musician

Dave Hall and class 2018

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11. October 2018 · Comments Off on Day School 2018 · Categories: Day School, Gallery

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27. April 2018 · Comments Off on Weekend School 2017 · Categories: Gallery, Weekend School

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12. January 2018 · Comments Off on Weekend School 2018 · Categories: Uncategorised

Teacher: Dave Hall

Musician: Robert Mackay

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th October

Our teacher for 2018 will be Dave Hall and our class musician is Robert Mackay The course is suitable for those who already have a good working knowledge of common steps and formations in Scottish Country Dancing but we regret is not suitable for beginners. This weekend will give you an opportunity to improve your technique, learn new dances and enjoy all social aspects of Scottish Country Dancing.

The weekend commences with introductions and dinner on Friday and includes social dancing on Friday and Saturday evening to recorded music. Each morning there are two classes and these will include technique and the finer points of steps and formations in dances old and new.  During Saturday afternoon there will be an optional workshop or you could take the opportunity to relax in the grounds of the house or explore the nearby town of Ilminster. The course finishes after lunch on Sunday.

This year we have negotiated a change to the pricing structure and only the Lord North suite is desiginated as deluxe and carries an additional upgrade surcharge of £25 per person per night 

Accommodation:        Dillington House offers a range of accommodation in the Main House, the Mews and the Hyde buildings.


Single £362
Shared Occupancy Ensuite Twin/double £362
Single Occupancy Ensuite Twin/double £421
Non Resident    £244
Bookings:      book directly with Dillington on 01460 258613. 
There is a £50 deposit required on booking.
Booking will open 10th January 2017. 
Address: Dillington House,  Ilminster,  Somerset,  TA19 9DT
General Enquires:
E-mail: dillington@somerset.gov.uk  Website: http://www.dillington.co.uk


Argyll Weekend 2018


13. October 2017 · Comments Off on Day School 2018 · Categories: Day School

Our  Day School took place at Edgbarrow Sports Centre, Sandhurst Road, Crowthorne RG45 7JL on Saturday 28th April 2018.

Teachers: Kate Gentles and David Queen

Musicians: Robert Mackay and Barbara Manning

There were 2 general classes, am & pm, followed by social class. The day finished at 5.15 pm.

Some pictures were taken during the day and will be added to the photo gallery

The dances taught during the day were:

Red Class Blue Class
AM – Kate Gentles  AM – David Queen
The Pride of the Murray, 8x32H, Iain Boyd, The World Around the Corner  The Rakish Highlandman, 8x32J T Wilson, RSCDS Book 19
The Cuillins of Skye, 8x32S, Roy Goldring, RSCDS 4/1978
Rubislaw Jig, 3x48J, John Drewry, Deeside Book 2
PM – David Queen PM – Kate Gentles
 The Dean Brig of Edinburgh  8 x 32S RSCDS 23  The Ladies of Dunse, 8x40R, RSCDS Book 26
 The Ratcatcher’s Reel 8 x 32R  Queen Collection  Bramhall, 8x32S, John Drewry, Bankhead Book Part 3
 Le Poisson d’Avril 32S/32R x 4  Scobie
Combined Class
Kate Gentles  David Queen
Dochroyle, 8x32J, Ian Simmonds, The Linden Collection

Castle Douglas, 8x32S, Roy Goldring, 12 More Social Dances

 Giradet House 4 x 32S  EMO 15th Anniversary Book

The Maskin Rung 5 x 32R  Between the Rivers

The Ambassadors’ Reel 8 x 32R Vienna Branch Book


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19. October 2015 · Comments Off on Weekend School – Dillington 2015 · Categories: Gallery, Weekend School

View some photos taken throughout the recent Weekend School at Dillington 2015.

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