Secretary Lesley Tompkins 1 Schoolgate Barwick in Elmet Leeds West Yorkshire LS15 4PF Tel 0113 281 1279 Email

The White Rose Festival of Scottish Country Dancing

The organizing committee of the White Rose Festival of Scottish Country Dancing would like to invite you and your team of dancers s to take part in the next event.

Date: Saturday, 11th July 2009

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, 11th July, 14.00 - 17.00

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.

This year we are specially featuring dances by Derek Haynes. Maureen Haynes has kindly agreed to open the
festival for us.

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

Saturday Evening, 11th 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. Because of restrictions on numbers that can be accommodated admission will be by ticket only.

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

Yours sincerely,


Don Andrews

Chairman, White Rose Festival Committee