Oaken Leaves is a small friendly group who meet once a month in the Guide Hut in Ruislip, usually on the second Sunday from 2.00pm till 6.00pm. The first hour is devoted to musicians so that new tunes can be tried and played slowly at first; also tunes with different rhythms are explored. At 3.00pm the dancers arrive to join the musicians and those musicians who want to, will stay in the band to play for the dances.
The club members take turns at leading the dancers, teaching them new dances as well as new steps, when needed. The dances are mainly from the 17th and 18th Century but more recent dances are not excluded neither are earlier dances from 16th Century, so that a good variety of styles is achieved. A short tea break is taken about 4.15pm.
There is room for a few more dancers (partners not needed) and also musicians, as you can see from the photos.