It seems such a long time since I've been near this website so I thought I better get on here and check all was well; and make sure that I could still remember how to do it! I know not everyone is enjoying our summer break as much as I am but cooler weather will come soon enough. it is certainly gratifying that so many people are waiting impatiently for the classes to restart, but many are also suffering from the heat (not to mention various other ailment) so it's not a bad idea to be having a rest. Having said that we are still getting over 250 visitors a week to this website so if you are one of our local members checking to see what our new season will hold... you don't have much longer to wait - I'm working on the programme today and also looking ahead to the St Andrew's Ball in November - if anyone has a favourite dance that they'd love to be included in the Ball programme please let me know, baring in mind that we are better doing simpler or very well known dances at the Ball - however brilliantly we dance on Tuesdays - a superb meal and a few glasses of wine enhances the evening but not our dancing skills ;-)
Regarding the coming season - last year the 'new' formation for the Autumn season was the Rondel, this year I will be trying out 'The Glasgow Highlanders' on Tuesday for which the 'Glasgow Highlander Setting' step can be used (don't worry ordinary Strathspey setting steps are also fine); this wont necessarily be everyone's cup of tea because it's so easy to do but it's rooted in tradition, a super dance for a ball (or for hot days) and a good way to extend the class's repertoire for dancing elsewhere in the world. One thing I've learnt over the years is that after a few weeks break we'll have forgotten lots, and we may also have newcomers to the class so having something genuinely new stops me assuming any kind of knowledge, plus, if it is hot then it's a good thing to have something stately rather than frantic to keep us cool!
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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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