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Scottish Country Dance Weekend
5-7 May 2017

for intermediate and advanced dancers with

Muriel Johnstone & Keith Smith
Phill Jones, Mervyn Short

Let us celebrate our special 10th Jubilee SCD Weekend with Muriel & Keith, Phill and Mervyn in the 'Stork Castle' dance hall in Budapest.
No matter if you have been or have not been to Budapest, if you are young or young in spirit, you are welcome.


Participants of the ball

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Scottish Country Dance Weekend
Budapest 5-7 May

SCD Weekend Schedule 04 - 07 May 2017

Thursday, 4 May Friday, 5 May Saturday, 6 May Sunday, 7 May

Breakfast Breakfast

Workshop (Gólyavár) 10:00 Workshop (Eötvös Secondary School)
Registration at the hotel Coffee break 11.30 Break
Workshop (Gólyavár) 12:00 - 13:15 Workshop
Lunch Closing ceremony/ Picnic Lunch
14:00-18:00 Registration at the hotel 14:30-15:30 Highland Class (Eötvös Secondary School)
15:30-17:00 Walkthrough (Eötvös Secondary School) Tourist programme
18:00-19:30 19:00-21:00 Evening club dance with our guests from abroad (Eötvös Secondary School) 17:00-19:00 Buffet dinner Gala dinner at Gólyavár
20:00-21:30 Welcome Dance (dances) Ball (dances)
Coffee break Coffee break/Surprise/Raffle
Welcome Dance Ball

Muriel Johnstone

Keith Smith

Phill Jones


Muriel Johnstone has earned a reputation as one of the finest musicians currently playing for Scottish Dance, both as a solo performer and with other musicians. She has rightly been described as "A Keeper of Scottish Tradition".

Keith Buchanan Smith is internationally renowned for performing, broadcasting and teaching of classical and Scottish music. His professional concert and teaching tours with fiddle and highland bagpipes regularly take him to North America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Keith is featured on many CD recordings for Scottish Country Dancing. His home is in Ardnamurchan on the West coast of Scotland.

Phill Jones has been playing for Scottish Country Dancing for over 20 years. As well as playing for weekly dance classes in Central Scotland, Phill also plays regularly for dances, balls and schools throughout the UK and beyond.
Some music (Muriel+Keith):
Red House
Da Rain Dancing
The Barmkin
Blue Bonnets
Todlen Hame
One of our favourite pieces of music (Muriel):
Whiteadder Jig

Mervyn Short


Mervyn Short lives in Rustington, West Sussex on the south coast of England with his partner John. He is a member of Berks/Hants/Surrey Border Branch of the RSCDS. His interests include music, theatre, travel, walking and of course Scottish country dancing. Mervyn started Scottish country dancing nearly forty years ago and qualified as a teacher three years later with the Imperial Society Teachers of Dancing. Around the same time he also started Highland dancing and after passing medal tests qualified to teach. He then taught children and adults regularly at all levels. In 1995 Mervyn gained his RSCDS Full Certificate. Since then he has taught at day and weekend schools all over the UK, Europe, America, Australia, Canada and Japan. He also regularly teaches at Summer & Winter Schools. In January 2016 he retired so that he could devote more time to dancing. He is an assessor for children's medal tests and tutors candidates for the Society's teaching examinations. He is very keen to maintain the technique and traditions of Scottish country dancing but appreciates that it is an evolving dance form and in 2009 he published a book of dances with an accompanying CD. Mervyn is currently on Berks/Hants/Surrey Border Branch committee and serves on Education & Training Committee at HQ in Edinburgh


Eötvös Gimnázium
classes, highland
walktrough, club Eötvös

welcome dance, ball Gólyavár


Hotel Mercure Kálvin Mercure1


Nádor room
concert Nádor room

Nádor room

Nádor room

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