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What is reeling?

Reeling is a type of Scottish dancing. It is social, energetic, easy to learn (with a bit of practice!) and great fun.

Reeling is probably the closest form of Scottish dancing to how dances were done in the 17th century.The dancing is more fluid and less ballet like compared to the formal Royal Scottish Country Dance type style, althogh it tends to be more defined than barn dances or ceilidh dancing.

Learning to reel

Many people come to PGT to learn to reel before a ball or wedding. In these circumstances we strongly recommend attending at least two or three sessions before you are required to reel for real! The more practice you can put in the better, so you might like to also pay a visit to our friends at London Reels in Pont Street.

Change of venue

PGT has moved! Our 2 February event will be at St. Alban's Church, Margravine Road, SW6 8HJ, with the venue for future events to be confirmed in due course.

Dates for 2016-17 season

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There is no need to book - just turn up! Entry is £7 (cash only, correct money appreciated) to cover our costs, with any surplus being donated to charity. We start at 7.30pm and finish at 10.30pm, usually followed by a drink or two in the pub. You are welcome to come along a bit later if you cannot make it for the 7.30pm start.

Teaching Evenings

We start with the basic steps and soon have you dancing reels. We talk and walk through all the dances before going on to dance them. We are happy to accommodate requests for specific dances.

Soft drinks & nibbles provided

Social Evenings (no formal teaching)

We play a selection of the popular reels and a few of the more unusual reels. Experienced and new reelers are all welcome. If you have any questions or want any individual tuition please see any member of the committee.

Wine, soft drinks & nibbles provided.


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