Membership 2021/2022

What you get

The whole programme came to a standstill during Covid lockdown and is now re-starting cautiously in the 2021/2022 season, with only paid events planned so far, to test demand.

The Monmouthshire Reel Club's USP has been the private house parties, which are often preceded by dinner parties in other members' homes. Great friendships have grown from these occasions. Dancing starts soon after 9.30pm, following the dinner parties. For anyone not attending a dinner party but who would like to meet others before proceeding to the dance, we suggest a local pub for you to get together. Guests may be included at the discretion of the host/hostess but this depends on space, which is sometimes limited.

We have several paid events each season which are open to non-members by invitation: an End of Year Dance, including dinner and recorded music; an Annual Ball in the spring, including dinner and a live band; and a Summer Dance, bring your own picnic, also with a live band.

Many MRC members also dance with the North Herefordshire Reels. We are welcome to join their Spring Dance and their practices. We regularly welcome members of other clubs to our Annual Ball and other public dances. MRC members also attend the Thistle Ball in Cheltenham and other events in the area.

Dress is smart casual for practice evenings, Black Tie for formal evenings and White or Black Tie, Highland Evening Dress or Uniform for the Annual Ball.

Members can login to the password-protected area of the website, where you can see how to pay subscriptions, book for events, see the online members' directory, check your own details (if you have any amendments, please send them to the Membership Secretary) and see Club documents. The password is given only to members and should not be passed to others.

New members

New members are normally proposed at the AGM but may be proposed to the Committee at any time of the year. Members pay an annual subscription (£20 per person for new members in 2021/2022), for which they get all the benefits above.

If you have no previous experience of Scottish dancing, you are encouraged to attend practices arranged before specific events.