The hard act to follow was, of course, last week's class... but we had a pretty good try; spontaneous hilarity can never be recreated but we made up for it with massive senses of achievement when both 'the Valentine' and 'Glasgow Highlanders' were performed almost perfectly by most people - except me - but that's par for the course :-) !
Next week I am expecting a smaller class than we've been having recently; to be honest I hadn't realised we would be clashing with St Valentine's day itself; if I had realised I may have set a costume theme for the night, but never mind - I'll blame P for not reminding me. I have introduced a few new (to us) dances because a smaller class is always easier and quicker to teach and therefore it's the ideal time to try out new dances - 2 are very easy. 1 is more challenging but is a Strathspey; there are also 2 dances that may be unfamiliar to some people because we haven't done them recently.
Cranberry Tart, Singing Sands and the Best Set in the Hall which are on the 2nd half of the programme all appear on the Dance programme for Sat 18th Feb - this is the night that members of our Society have been very kindly invited to join with dancers from the East Midlands who are coming out to Paphos to enjoy a dancing holiday based at the Athena Beach Hotel. Anybody who would like to attend please e-mail me and let me know (if you haven't already told me) - as the organisers would like to know approximate numbers.
The dance programme is a super but challenging selection and consists of ... The Falls of Rogie; The Bonnie Lass of Bon Accord; the first Rain of Spring; The Fireworks Reel; Linnea's Strathspey; The Best Set in the Hall; Maureen & Paddy; the Byron Strathspey; The Cranberry Tart; The Singing Sands; Father Connelly's Jig, plus, Midnight Oil; Mr Ian Stuart Robertson and Neidpath Castle... virtually all of them have a video example if you look on YouTube - remember not to panic but just look at one dancer and work out what they are doing!
See you next week if not before
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