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The White Rose Festival of Scottish Country Dancing

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 the next event. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the RSCDS and our theme for the White Rose Festival is a celebration of the RSCDS and enjoyment of dancing.

Date: Saturday, 13th July 2013

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

Saturday Afternoon, 13th July, 14.00 - 17.00 (Assemble at 13.45)

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 George Meikle and the Lothian Band with piping from Alan Harrison. Ian Slater will also play if the event is held indoors because of wet weather.

Please note that arrangements can be made this year for individual dancers or small groups.

Saturday Evening, 13th July, 19.00 - 22.30

There will be a social dance to George Meikle and the Lothian Band in the sports hall at Gateways School. Admission will be by ticket only, because of restrictions on numbers that can be accommodated.

The Festival Committee regrets the increase in evening ticket prices. This is due to an increase in catering charges
which can only be partially absorbed. The prices will be £12-50, £5-50 for those in full time education and £4-00
for juniors under 11.

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

Yours sincerely,


Jane Walford

Chairman, White Rose Festival Committee