How do I start this off? I've just looked down to the bottom of the page to see when I started 'blethering' and it was April 2014; Nearly 4 years of blethering... or more to the point 4 years since I built the website and really started using the power of the web for the class. It is really gratifying to know that people do use the website, look up the dance programme and videos before the class and try their best to be prepared to join in on the night - it really does make a difference to the speed that people learn the dances.
This was the first night back after the Christmas break and we had almost the exact numbers as this time last year - interestingly when I checked, 7 of last year's dancers are away for one reason or another - so effectively we had 7 extra - but unfortunately so many of us are in the war's that we struggled to get 2 sets on the floor. A speeding recovery is wished to everyone, and it says a lot that so many people still came even though they couldn't dance. It was lovely to welcome yet another brand new member to the society - and an experienced dancer too, which is an added bonus (though we love anyone who is willing to have a go). We didn't get to dance the whole programme but did manage to cover EH3 7AF, a dance we haven't had on the programme for a couple of years and Muirland Willie which didn't quite work out as written but was bravely attempted and gave us a good starting point to work from. Rose of the North with it's lovely music and 3 couple 'rights & lefts' was the hit of the night, but Swiss Lassie provided a hilarious finale (at least for me) it is a seriously challenging dance for the end of the night so well done to everyone who had a go, and don't worry we'll give it another try a little earlier in the programme next time. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone next week and don't forget to send Irene your meal choices for Burns' Night. Jx
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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