Branch Matters

Chairman’s Letter,
RSCDS Croydon and District Branch                                                                               September 2021

Dear Members,

As I write I am a much more hopeful that we will be back to near normal dancing this season, albeit more aware of restrictions enforced by Covid protection measures. I do hope that you will embrace our Covid guidelines which are elsewhere in this newsletter. Whilst we tend to feel safe if we are up-to-date with our vaccinations, it is important to be aware that it is possible to have Covid with no symptoms, but still be infectious. This is why the guidelines ask that you take a Lateral Flow Test with a negative result before attending any of our events.

The shared refreshments at dances is being replaced by everyone bringing their own food. This again, is a Covid safety measure, and will be reviewed periodically.

The good news is that classes are starting this term and our first dance of the season will be on September 25th. Planning for our Weekend school in Eastbourne in November is well advanced and booking is open (see the form elsewhere in this Newsletter). The committee are turning their attention to the Band Dance in April 2022. in addition to a proposed start to classes and regular dances in September.  You will be kept informed by email as plans are finalised.

For those unable to be away for a weekend, various local groups run day schools. The first of these is the London Branch day school in October.

Our website ( has up to date information and dance programmes etc.

I look forward to seeing you at the Friday class, the Branch dances and the Weekend school in Eastbourne,

With best wishes,


Mary Courtney (Chairman)