I’ve just realised that I’ve not had a proper blether this week – and last Tuesday’s brilliant class seems such a long time ago but should have a mention, however I’ve also just returned from an excellent Sunday class, we just managed a set and although I was not at my best the class itself did really well (My struggles were partly due to sleep deprivation – we live inconveniently close to the church and although it is lovely to hear the bells, the Easter ‘crackers’ went on into early morning managing to explode just as you nodded off). The Sunday class was based around dances with an 'Espangnole' formation and so we learnt ‘The Braes of Strathlene’, the wonderfully named jig -‘Breeks are loose and Buttons Awa’, and finally the challenging strathspey ‘Foxhill Court’ which also contains the aptly named ‘courage reels’ though in fact it was other portions of the dance that took a while to sort out, however, once sorted we danced though it with no problems so given my level of confusion at times the class should be complimented.
Going back to last Tuesday, we welcomed many friends back to the class and our numbers finally topped 30 despite holidays and sickness still keeping other regulars away. 4 sets were up dancing at one point which is the maximum we normally managed at the LPH - although I still miss the elbow room there was no real problem fitting that number of sets in. A new dance was introduced 'the Bramble Bush' and it went well, others that hadn't been danced for a while such as Kangaroo Paw made people think but ended up with a positive score. See you next week.
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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