Rhythmic counting, coaching and MCing social dances

Presenters     Peter Knight and Colin Duncan

Musician      Ken Martlew

26 September 2021

**NB Last date for applications, Thursday 23rd September**

Kings Langley Community Centre    

The Nap, Kings Langley, Herts  WD4 8ET  map

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​NB  We are starting 15 minutes earlier than usual as we need to vacate the hall by 4.30 pm - (this should make our homeward journeys easier!)

Emergency contact on the day:  Jane Rose  07703 608 068

10.15 - 10.45   Registration & Coffee



10.45 - 12.45   Morning Workshop - Rhythmic counting and coaching

Peter Knight, RSCDS London Branch, will lead us through practice and hints on Rhythmic Counting and Coaching of dancers.  This very useful skill gets easier with practice and you will have opportunities to try out the mantras.

With musician - Ken Martlew

12.45 - 13.45   Lunch (bring your own picnic - tea, coffee, squash will be provided)

13.45 - 15.45   Afternoon Workshop - MCing social dances

Colin Duncan, RSCDS BHS Borders Branch, will take us through MCing at Social Dances with sections on how to:

  • run a dance from the stage

  • encourage the last dancers onto the floor to make up sets

  • clearly announce and recap dances

  • work with your musicians to give the best event

You will have opportunities to be the MC.

With musician - Ken Martlew

15.45 – 16.15  Refreshments and General Discussion


We shall be cognisant of all Government and hall requirements.  A pertinent Risk Assessment will be uploaded to the website.   Appropriate safety measures, eg requesting lateral flow tests within 24 hours and temperature testing, will also be requested for all attendees.

If you have any symptoms, we request you do NOT attend.

Venue and Directions

Kings Langley Community Centre    

The Nap, Kings Langley, Herts  WD4 8ET  map

Car:  very easy access from M25 J20.  Large (free) car park adjacent to the hall.

The village library (well signed) is opposite the hall.  Turn into the car park between the library and the hall from The Nap (brown sign directing to The Bowls Club).

Rail:  Nearest station is Kings Langley (I mile) which has direct trains from Euston and Milton Keynes.


NB Last date for applications, Thursday 23rd September

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Acc name: South East Region Teachers Association

Sort code:  77 71 33

Acc No:     01416468

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