Week at dancing school
e’re celebrating our homeland traditions in this, our 30th year of making ice cream — and what better way than to dance! Our new prize winner and guest will join the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Summer School for a week in the scenic town of St Andrews. This is the perfect way to begin or improve your dancing skills and to spend time with your partner while making new friends — just come and have fun! The prize includes daily dancing lessons and a celebratory end of week Ceilidh Dance with accommodation and meals provided.
We’ve teamed up with the lovely people at The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) to offer you and a guest this chance to join their flagship event called Summer School. It runs from 16 July — 13 August 2017, in the historic university town of St Andrews in Scotland. Summer School attracts around 700 dancers from as far afield as South Africa, North and South America, Canada, Japan, Australasia, China, continental Europe and of course a sizeable contingent from Scotland and the rest of the UK. As well as the dancers, the best Scottish Country Dance teachers and musicians in the world converge upon St Andrews, to lead the classes. Summer School welcomes families and will be offering options for young people who attend. You can combine core classes which run in the mornings, with a choice from optional classes, social or tourism activities in the afternoon, followed by social dancing in the evenings — all in all, a great Scottish holiday package!
To enter — All you have to do to enter is tell us which of our examples is not yet a Scottish Country Dance? (clue; the real reels are included in this year’s Summer School social dance programme at http://www.rscds.org)
Suggested answer: The Reel Dairy
Three runners up will receive a RSDCS booklet of 12 dances with accompanying CD.
All winners will receive 8 free tubs of Mackie’s ice cream — for your Eightsome reel dessert.
Competition only open to those who have not attended Summer School before.
Winner will be selected at random from all correct entries received by the closing date and contacted by email.
The first prize includes two places for one of the four weeks available at Summer School 2017, subject to availability. The weeks are 1) 16 – 23 July 2017, 2) 23 – 30 July 3) 30 July – 6 August 4) 6 – 13 August.
The prize includes accommodation in a twin room and full board during the week in one of the colleges in St Andrews – along with the other Summer School dancers. The prize value is over £1000.
Please note that week 3 includes a Junior Summer School – with the option to bring children over age 11 – children's places will cost approximately £300 each.