President: Graham Stanley
Secretary: Sue Stanley
Contact Details: Secretary
Telephone: (03) 9592 9441
Email: Sue Stanley
Teacher: Patsy Marks
Purpose: It’s all about ‘FUN’
Scottish Country Dancing was developed hundreds of years ago so Scots could have fun.
AND It’s still Fun !
Fun is one of the six great things about Scottish Country Dancing.
The six GREAT things are:
1. It’s GREAT physical exercise;
2. It’s GREAT mental stimulus;
3. You meet GREAT people all enjoying dancing together;
4. It’s danced to great music;
5. It’s great value for money; and
6. It’s great fun.
HISTORY of ST. JOHN’S SCD / STONNINGTON SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCERS
The Group was started by Elspeth Pyper who was one of the first Royal Scottish Country Dance registered instructors in Victoria.
She continued to lead and teach at St. John’s for over forty six years, retiring in 2013.
After forty years at St. John’s, in 2015 the group has changed it’s name to Stonnington Scottish Country Dancers is now based at St James in Glen Iris.
Day and evening classes are held each week and in addition Group Socials and other events (also attended by members of other groups) are held several times throughout the year.
We welcome beginners. Basic steps and dances are taught and walked through at each class. Partners are not required.
DAY CLASS: Monday 10:00am – 12.00pm
FIRST CLASS February 26 LAST CLASS December 2
EVENING CLASS: Wednesday 8:00pm – 10.00pm
FIRST CLASS February 24 LAST CLASS November 30
at St. James Anglican Church, 1461 High Street, Glen Iris (Cnr Burke Road)
Monday Morning Social: Monday 4th May
Welcome to Winter Social: Saturday 6th June with live music
Monday Morning Social: Monday 21st September
End of Year Social: Friday 4th December with live music
AFFILIATIONS: Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
Scots of Victoria