I knew that the next class after such an excellent event would be a little strange but never expected quite such an unusual night. It was the smallest Tuesday class I have ever taken, with a combination of other events, holidays and injuries taking their toll we ended up with only 8 dancers, two of which were relative newcomers. It was still a very good night however, the smaller numbers meant that we could teach several relatively difficult dances at an easier pace than normally possible and we ended up dancing over half the advertised programme with a couple of extra's thrown in - though the unusual circumstance of having too many men initially did throw us a bit - not that we are complaining of course! Let's see what next week brings!
I approach any event with a certain amount of trepidation, however much preparation has gone into it there are always a few unknowns - especially with an outdoor event, even in Cyprus. The morning saw us decorating the Elea's patio area and it really looked lovely by the time we finished, we just hoped it wouldn't blow away by the time we returned in the evening! Returning at 7 O-clock with bated breath... it still looked lovely! The evening was blessed with lovely weather, the Elea Staff were superb, the food excellent and everybody danced, and danced - truly one of the most magical nights we've organized yet - well done to everyone involved, including our marvellous guests - the only thing bad about it... how on earth can we improve on such a fabulous night!
We had a few more dancers than last week but we are still way down on last year's numbers, perhaps because it is still so hot? Who knows. Never mind, we made up for numbers by welcoming a friend from Kyrenia and we had an excellent night of dancing, learning several formations well enough to dance some completely new dances with virtually no mistakes first time through. A possible tragedy was luckily averted and the vinegar treatment used to good effect! Those present will understand!
I look forward to seeing people at the Fall Ball, let's hope that the weather will bless us with as lovely a night as last year's June Jamboree.
It was, as expected, hot and sticky but enough people arrived to make up a set and with the industrial size fan keeping us cool we managed to dance most of the dances on the programme and enjoy a good sociable night to start the season. Two new dances (for this class at least) were introduced and pronounced good! Next week there'll be another, but we'll have plenty of time to practice them all before the St Andrew's Ball. In the meantime it's full steam ahead to the Fall Ball - only a week to go - the emphasis definitely being on 'steam' with the weather as hot as it is at the moment, but it is promised to be cooler next week - lets hope!
Where has the summer gone... well actually summer is still here so it would be better to say - where has the time gone? It feels like only a week ago that I was leaving Cyprus in a rush - 5 fantastic weeks later I'm back, and still in a rush, getting everything together for dancing restarting tonight. It's going to be a hot one so we'll be taking it very easy but it'll be great to see everyone again. Jx
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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