School Events

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Senior Schools (aged 13 and up): A reeling evening is a great idea for a school ‘Social’ or dance event, being easy, energetic, and great fun. By including more of the simpler dances, students can thoroughly enjoy themselves even if they haven’t ever done any reeling beforehand. The process of mixing and interacting is easier as everyone needs a partner for each dance. It’s always rewarding to see how much the boys and girls enjoy their first taste of reeling, as the youngsters of today are the reelers of tomorrow!

John has helped run reeling events for boys and girls from Radley, Downe House, Cheltenham Ladies, Harrow and Stowe, and calls regularly at reeling balls for teenagers during the holidays

Prep Schools (8-13): For the younger age groups, an evening of Scottish Reeling can be hugely enjoyable, not just for pupils but also for parents and staff. The challenge of getting the boys and girls to pair up for each dance can seem daunting, but with the help of parents and staff this is easily overcome. Many prep schools run Burns Night and Caledonian evenings along these lines very successfully, and John has plenty of advice for anyone looking to run events of this kind.