We are welcoming back old friends while missing others who have headed home. One encouraging thing is the news that people have been having great fun dancing back in the UK - however ironic it may be to start this sort of dancing in Cyprus before discovering it in the UK
Finally we are back to our more usual format - of me telling everyone what to do, and no-body taking much notice - as opposed to everyone taking no notice of volunteer 'order abouter's'. We had a hilarious night of dancing fairly new dances with many fairly new dancers - although it was a dance that was well known that caused the most hilarity... well done to everyone involved, it isn't always going to go right but if you can enjoy the chaos almost as much as the order.. well we've got it made! Many of the dance choices on future class programs will be influenced by the requirements of my Unit 5 exam later this year - but this isn't a bad thing since it will introduce a lot of classic dances to newer dancers and bring back memories to older ones - talking of memories the You-Tube video below is uploaded to prove I really was at Winter School as between 2 & 3 minutes you can see me bouncing my way through 'Miss Allie Anderson' - with no real clue what I was doing - so I can relate to all our newcomers brave attempts to get through new dances more than they probably imagine. On another note I am doing my best to reinvent a 'beginner's / improver's class' - at the UKCA if we can fix on a convenient day - news will be available soon, I hope.
2 classes & 2 dances under my belt and everything is starting to feel more familiar. The snow came down as we arrived making everything look Christmassy but next morning we were trapped in the hotel - emergency sessions were organized so our classes were amalgamated -something of a mish mash but still a great experience. There is serious learning required swatting up the dances and I've just finished the afternoon sessions of walking through some of the more difficult dances on tonight's program - challenging stuff but great to dance all night at that level. On the other hand the lessons - so far - have been relatively easy. It's all together the most amazing experience. The only issue is the slow speed of the internet, I'm not sure if this will actually upload... but nothing ventured nothing gained.
Originated in Manchester, England: Worked almost 20 yrs in the United Arab Emirates: Lives in Cyprus. Teaches Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS qualified 2015) -just the average life! Also loves Photography & Photoshop, Gardening, Music, Sewing, Design, Reading, computers, God, my husband & my cat (not necessarily in that order). Hates - crowds, hypocrisy, 'Reality' TV, corrupt politicians, cruelty and greed of any kind.
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