This week was the first Tuesday night when I really felt spring had arrived. The windows were open all night and the temperature never dropped below pleasant. We more or less repeated the programme of 2 weeks ago and didn't we do well; in amongst the more modest triumphs dancers tackled Swiss Lassie and won - I humbly admit that I didn't expect people get through such a fast dance so well and it shows that if we raise the bar most of us can reach it - perhaps not with pointy toes, but certainly with big grins!
We are definitely on the countdown to the International Branch visit, next week's programme will again introduce a few more new challenges and I am conscious of how hard I am making people work but in the meantime we are discovering some great new dances to add to our repertoire and re-visiting many that we haven't danced for months, maybe even years. I am also being pushed into teaching / revising many formations that I haven't necessarily bothered people with in the recent past, it's always easier to stick to what we know - but we're getting to the point when we can take in a lot more than we used to. The fun everyone had at the Barn dance is partly because dancing at that level is now so easy we can really relax and enjoy it, but if we weren't challenged at the classes we wouldn't ever manage to get to that point. I've included a few of the pictures I took at the class this week, just because there were so many smiles! I hope to see everyone enjoying themselves as much again next week and in the meantime, Happy Easter to everyone - and if you eat too many Easter Eggs remember you can always work off the calories next Tuesday 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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