Somerset West club


Somerset West Sequence Dance club  meet every Tuesday at 19h30. The venue is at the Hendrik Louw School in the Strand. If you can dance or want to learn to dance you are most welcome to come and join us to see what Sequence dancing is all about.

The Somerset West Victorian (Old Time) Dance club was started in 1950 meeting at the Moth Hall in Somerset West. The first Annual General Meeting was held on the 29th of March 1951. The first chairman was Mr Archibald, the treasurer being Keith Whiteman and the secretary was Mr E.R. Evan-Thomas. During 1951 the club venue changed a few times till the Lord Roberts Masonic Hall in Somerset West was obtained for a annual fee of four pounds and four shillings. This venue was used till January 1969. During the next few years a number of venues were used till the present venue, Hendrik Louw School, was obtained in March 2001.

Club Milestones:

1951      Mr Oswald van Coller presented the club with a gramophone.

1956     A social dance was organized and spectators were to pay two shillings and sixpence to watch. This enabled the dance club to donate 30 pounds to Rotary for the purchase of two motor scooter for the district Nurses.

1960    A decision was made to purchase LP records as the 78’s were no longer being manufactured and the suitable LP’s were unattainable in SA so were purchased from the UK and Rhodesia. The club bought an A4 variable speed record player

1976    The club held its 25th Birthday dance and Cliff Jones provided the music.

2001   30th June the club held its 5oth Birthday dance at Pinelands High School. Ken Lightfoot was the Chairman and again Cliff Jones Trio provided the Music.

Thanks to Ken Lightfoot for the above information. A more detailed version is available should you require this please just ask the club chairman.