Easter School Halls, Classes and Evenings

The number of registrations are so many that the Saturday evening dance and the Monday morning combined class have been moved to the Coronation Hall, Milton.

We have also added a small class for mostly newer dancers but also those who who benefit from working in a small group. Thank you to Elaine Goldthorpe for offering to take this class.

Details of everything is as follows:

  • Waitahuna War Memorial Hall, Boyldon Street, Waitahuna:
    • Friday evening social dance
    • Further Development Classes – Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon
  • Tuapeka West Hall, 1245 Tuapeka West Road (12.45 km from the junction on SH8)
    • Development Class – Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon
  • Beaumont Hall, 28 East Ferry Street (access via Stonewall Street), Beaumont
    • Sunday evening ceilidh
    • Beginner Class – Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon
  • Coronation Hall, 93 Union Street, Milton
    • Saturday evening formal dance
    • Monday morning combined class

Sunday Dinner – (for those who have registered and paid for it!) will be Mata-Au Lodge, 39 Rongahere Road,


  • Friday 2nd
    • 7:30PM Social dance, Waitahuna Hall, MC Janet Stevenson
  • Saturday 3rd
    • 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, classes
    • Afternoon – free
    • 7:30PM to 10:30PM Formal dance, Coronation Hall, Milton, MC Janet Favel
  • Sunday 4th
    • Morning – free
    • 1:00PM to 4:00PM classes
    • 5:30 to 7:00PM Dinner – Mata-Au Lodge
    • 7:30PM to 9:30PM Ceilidh, MC Emily Currall
  • Monday 5th
    • 10:00AM to 12:30PM Combined Class, Coronation Hall, Milton

RSCDS Summer Celebration

With the annual Summer School at St Andrews cancelled due to Covid-19, RSCDS is holding a Summer Celebration 27 to 31 July. This can be joined live at 7:00AM New Zealand time – follow this link Dance Scottish – A Summer Celebration to the Summer Celebration page which has a “Let’s Dance and Connect” button to join the daily session.

The Thursday session (Friday 31 July 7:00AM New Zealand) will feature New Zealand dancing and some familiar faces.

The sessions are being recorded and can be watched later at any time – they can be found at the bottom of the Summer Celebration page.


Exciting News – Easter School 2020 will be based in Lawrence

Rather late notice but Lawrence has stepped up and will be hosting the South Island Easter School 2020. Accommodation will be the issue so anyone thinking of coming needs to organise this NOW. Halls are booked, teachers (Helen Smythe and Jeanette Watson) confirmed and we have live music (Thissldhu – Clare Simpson and Iain Matcham) for the evenings.

Registration forms can be found here: Easter School 2020 Registration Doc Easter 2020 Registration pdf

Very Successful Easter School

Dancers from as far away as Queensland as well from all over New Zealand (Whangarei to Invercargill) had a great time at the South Island Easter School at Owaka.

We got some positive coverage in the Otago Daily Times – all good to keep SCD in front of people and help cultivate the ground for recruiting new dancers. ODT article and some video here (you have to sit through the ad at the start of the video I’m afraid):


Here is also a clip of the last 3 times through Cranberry Tart during the opening Social Dance on the Friday night Cranberry Tart