Last night was the final Tuesday class of this season and we were treated to a 'free night' by the committee complete with wine and nibbles (and most importantly Irene's Tablet!), knowing that we might be slightly mentally challenged, before the break by heat and after the break by wine, I limited the dance program accordingly - except for the Black Mountain Reel - which despite being a seriously fast dance I felt might benefit from the effect; well done to everyone who spun their way through it - and also to all the newcomers who took up the Duke of Perth challenge at the end to finish truly on a high. The numbers for a 'final night' were yet again an 'in my time' max with enough dancers yet again for 3 sets - it was an excellent end to a super spring season; an added bonus is that now several people are interested in continuing their dancing at the 'Monday afternoon' class for as long as that keeps going - although mainly advertised as a very basic class having more experienced dancers joining in gives everyone a boost and I am looking forward to introducing our 'Monday dancers' to ever more interesting dances.
On another topic...those of you who haven't found them yet can find pictures I took at the June Jamboree under the link on the 'Past Events' page - I hope you enjoy them as excellent memories of a thoroughly enjoyable night - be warned that it isn't always possible to make dancing pictures flattering but remember that we are all only really bothered about ourselves and everyone else is used to what we look like :-) As far as the June Jamboree is concerned- we've had excellent feedback overall, be assured that the few areas of disappointment will, as usual be learned from and if possible addressed - it's why we keep on getting better! See you in September if not before... have a great summer
Phew, what a night! A few weeks ago with the weather a bit cooler it would have been a mildly challenging programme, now with the evenings finally increasing in temperature and humidity it was amazing that not only did 30 people turn up to the class, but many danced every dance - for more than half the programme we had 3 sets up, for the 3 couple dances we had 4 sets - amazing. Well done to our amazing beginners who took every opportunity they could to dance - it's the only way to learn but I suspect many of us suffered the next morning- though it proves it's the best way to exercise because you have so much fun you don't want to stop. I am currently finalizing the printing of the table names etc. for the June Jamboree - if the weather stays just as it is then it'll be perfect, warm enough for those who want to watch but cool enough for the dancers to dance all night - and I promise it'll be a little less frantic than at class - can't wait!
The Monday class I hold at the UKCA just doesn't want to stop, the Tuesday class continues to attract close to 30 dancers a week, this week the Sunday class is meeting with a good number attending and it's unbelievable that the June Jamboree in a week's time signifies it's almost the end of the season ( we will hold just one more Tuesday class after that); recently we've been asked to provide a couple of demonstrations - I am not really 'demo orientated' but both events raised quite a lot of interest with several people considering joining us next season. The event at the UKCA followed on from the Morris Dancing and sparked some of the Morris Dancers with an interest in restarting a Scottish Dance group in Limassol where most of them are based, one of their members had taught in Saudi... lets hope they get it going, it would be great to have a fellow group on this side of the island. So the vibes are good at the moment! The committee meeting this week produced several great ideas for the Autumn season - social events to compliment our dancing programme - check out the Future Events page for preliminary details and dates. In the meantime I'm really looking forward to the June Jamboree next week, it's going to be an amazing night, I just wish our missing members could be here to enjoy it too. Finally some pictures of the 'Demo Team' at the mall prior to our first set - thanks to Billy for the pictures.
Originated in Manchester, England: Worked almost 20 yrs in the Emirates: Lives in Cyprus, Teaches Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS qualified 2015) -just the average life. Also loves Photography & Photoshop, Gardening, Music, Sewing, Design, Reading, Sudoku, God, my husband & my cats (not necessarily in that order). Hates - cooking, housework, TV, politicians, cruelty and greed of any kind.
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