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Pre-Christmas Lunch 2017

Taking advantage of Wellington’s outstanding early summer, our second annual pre-Christmas lunch at Cafe Thyme in Johnsonville on Friday 8 December was a great get-together for members who could attend with lots of laughter and good food.

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Tartan and Final Night 2017

Another great Tartan and Final Night on 20 November! With over 50 dancers attending (37 of whom were Club members), we danced the fantastic programme from tutor Rod Downey to music from Peter, Don and Aileen.

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Halloween Samhain 2017

What a fun-filled Samhain celebration (the Celtic roots of Halloween) we had at club night on Monday 30 October!

With Rod’s halloween-themed dances on the programme, fervent Celts, witches, little devils and ghouls danced the night away.  Click here for more photos

New Dancers Celebration 2017

There was a wonderful contingent from Johnsonville on 14 October at the New Dancers Celebration in Lower Hutt.

Hosted by Ngaio Club with Melva Waite MC‘ing, there was the grand number of 16 sets on the floor dancing to the top-tapping music from Aileen Logie, Don McKay, Terry Bradshaw and Hilary Ferral!

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Tartan Night October 2017

Dancing to the stirring beat of a fabulous five-piece band – Lynne Scott, Anne-Marie Forsyth, Richard Hardie and Mary McDonald with fiddler Heather Elder sitting in with the band and playing for every dance – five sets took to the floor at our Tartan Night on 2 October.

It was wonderful to welcome a set of visitors from Island Bay, Lower Hutt, Ngaio, Tawa and Waikanae. Click here for more about the evening and to see more photos

Johnsonville Annual Dance 2017

Our 2017 Annual Dance saw us back in our home hall at Johnsonville school on Saturday 5 August.

It was a much less grand affair than last year’s big celebration of 50 Golden Years of association with the RSCDS, held in Karori Recreation Centre’s splendidly large hall. That didn’t stop this year’s dance being a really fun and laughter-filled night of dance and music.

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Vikings & Celts of Johnsonville: Midwinter fun, feast and frolicking

A mighty mob of roaring Vikings and Celts frolicked through the wilds of Johnsonville on 8 July, seeking hearty sustenance, rip-roaring fun and a dancing adventure through far-off lands!

Mulled wine and nibbles followed by a fine feast set the scene for a night of exhilarating dances from Oslo, Sweden, Greenland and more.

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Tartan Night April 2017

Seven sets took the floor at our first Tartan Night for the season on 10 April!

What a great night, especially with our 15 new dancers (pictured) having lots of fun as they found new friends to dance with among the more experienced club members.

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