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The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society 
Tomorrow, Wednesday 29th April is International Dance Day – so please join us at 19:00 BST for our next RSCDS online class. Link to join:
https://zoom.us/j/780126836


Each week a different RSCDS Teacher is there to guide you through a mixture of basic movements, warm ups, technique, steps and dances, giving variety across the classes.
Live every Wednesday, the class will give you the chance to dance with RSCDS members around the world at the same time. Hosted on Zoom, the classes deliver live video and instruction, with the opportunity to post written Q&As throughout the session, which are answered throughout each class. You can also post messages on the ‘Chat’ area of the Webinar to other dancers.
 
The classes are recorded and shared through Dance Scottish At Home on the following Friday for those who can’t make a Wednesday evening, especially those in a different time zone. They are also available through the RSCDS Website.
Apologies for those who encountered a problem over the weekend – this has now been resolved and all three previous classes are available by clicking the link. No other sign in details are required.
 
We’ve had really good feedback on the first classes and a few questions on how to improve the experience – hopefully the hints and tips at the bottom of this mailing will help.
 
The International Dance Day was set up in 1982 to celebrate dance around the world and to bring people together with a common language – dance.
As part of this, TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) have put together 3 free dance taster sessions throughout the day on Zoom. No experience necessary and suitable for all ages and stages - so why not give them a try!
12:30 BST – Highland Dance with Alexis Street
14:30 BST – Step Dance with Mairi Campbell
16:30 BST – Ceilidh Dance with Bernie Hewitt
You can book to join by emailing info@tdfs.org
 
RSCDS ONLINE CLASS HINTS AND TIPS
  • Timing of the classes for those in different time zones:
19:00 BST means - 7pm in Edinburgh; 2pm in New York; 6am in Auckland; 9pm in Moscow.
  • Please do use ‘Chat’ as an opportunity to connect with each other.
  • Clicking to All Panellists and Attendees will enable others to see your comments.
  • Please be aware ‘Chat’ comments will be recorded as text with the class, so you may want to register with just a first name when registering for the class if you have any privacy concerns.
  • If you find the ‘Chat’ area impinges on viewing the teacher, ‘Chat’ can be opened at the side of the screen or moved from the bottom of screen, especially when you are in Full Screen view.
  • It may take a few minutes for everyone to access Zoom, especially for the first time, so please join at 7 and class will start after approximately 5 minutes.
  • The classes will be kept to within a half hour slot, as learning remotely will be a different experience for everyone.
  • You will need to register your name and an email address, but that should take you straight into the session.
  • Your camera and microphone will not be active.
  • Please be mindful at all times of your own safety and wellbeing as you will be in your home environment.
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