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Hello, my name is Mervyn Short. I live in SE England and am a member of Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) Berkshire/Hampshire and Surrey (BHS) Branch where I am currently vice-chairman.
I have been doing Scottish country dance for over forty years. I am an RSCDS qualified teacher, adjudicator, medal test assessor and examiner. I regularly teach at RSCDS Summer and Winter Schools and in 2016/17 I was Deputy Director for Summer School and in 2018 Coordinator of Winter School. Teaching has taken me to Australia, Canada, Japan, North America, Russia and South Africa. Nearer to home I have taught in many countries on the continent and all over the UK.
I teach a weekly “General” Class for BHS Border Branch as well as monthly classes. I don’t teach a regular U3A class but I attend a local U3A Scottish country dance class and have taught it when the present teacher has been ill.
I’m a great believer that one can never stop learning and to this end I attend Teachers’ Workshops as well as Day and Weekend Schools.
 
How I can help leaders and teachers of U3A Scottish country dance classes.
 
• Contactable by email above
• Starting a class.
• What to teach in a class.
• Preparing a dance programme.
• Coping with problems in a class
 
Links
 
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society www.rscds.org
South East Region Teachers’ Association (SERTA) www.serta.org.uk 
Teachers’ Association of Scotland (TAS) www.countrydanceteachersofscotland.org.uk 
Strathspey Server www.strathspey.org
 
Latest News
 
Book 52 with accompanying CD, recorded by Jim Lindsay, is now available from RSCDS. This is a book of 12 new dances, ranging from straightforward to more difficult dances which should become very popular.