Dear Dancing Friends

The organising committee of the White Rose Festival of Scottish Country Dancing would like to invite you and your team of dancers to take part in this year’s Festival.

906247_10100781931969229_654155322236748959_oDate: Saturday, 14th July 2018

Venue: The Gateways School , Harewood, Leeds , LS17 9LE

Music throughout to Marian Anderson and her band.

Programmes for the afternoon and evening can be found here

Afternoon, 1.45pm – 5.00pm (Assemble at 1.30pm)

There will be massed open air dancing for adult and junior teams, opportunities for demonstrations of pre-selected dances and ladies’ and men’s Highland displays. Dancing will be to Marian Anderson and her band. Ian Slater will also play if the event is held indoors because of wet weather.

Arrangements can be made for small groups or individuals to join us. Please fill in the small groups and individuals booking form or contact us to discuss your requirements.

Evening, 7.00pm – 10.30pm

There will be a social dance to Neil Hardie and his Scottish Dance Band in the Sports Hall at Gateways School. Admission will be by ticket only, since the numbers that can be accommodated are limited.

Location and practicalities

The school has excellent facilities. It is in a rural setting opposite the Harewood estate approximately 3 miles north of the Leeds city boundary on the Harrogate road. It is easily accessible from all directions using the motorway network.

Additional practical information can be found here

The committee hopes very much that you will be able to join us and we look forward to seeing you dancing with us.


Yours sincerely,


Jane Walford

Chairman, White Rose Festival Committee