It was great to welcome one of our youngest ever dancing visitors to the class this week, thanks very much to her Grandma (although it was very difficult to believe she's a granny) for bringing her. She'd never done Scottish Country Dancing before (though I found out later that she does do highland dancing) but you wouldn't have known because she was brilliant and it was lovely to have her in the class - it would be great to think that she may decide to try a bit more when she gets back home. It's so much easier to learn when you are young - but that doesn't mean it's not possible when you are older, it just usually takes a tad longer but it's great fun along the way and the health benefits are huge.
We had a request for Ramadan-ce to be on the programme, which is a super, but challenging, (especially with so many of our more experienced dancers away) so very well done to the' demo team' who attempted it, it might have ended up as a slight variation on the original but we kept going, recovered well, and ended up with the right person, in the right place at the right time which was pretty amazing- because it wasn't always the case with some of our other dances - we are definitely good mixers!
This week was a free night, and it will be the same for our last class of the season next week - good to reward those faithful souls who are still supporting us, though I confess I am finally looking forward to a bit of a break (next week will be our 29th class since January) I have really enjoyed having a few more weeks of dancing than normal. I hope everyone who is here will be able to come to next weeks session - but if not we'll see you in September, the first Tuesday class is on Sept 4th, Sunday class Sept 9th. The beginners Monday class restart date will depend slightly on the temperature and how many are interested - hopefully we'll have lots of keen returnees. J xx (by the way, last week the website had a relatively low number of visitors, but I've noticed that in a week we've added almost exactly 100 more, I hope it means they are all interested in dancing and we'll see them in September too ... well maybe not a 100, but who knows :-) )
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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, Sudoku, God, my husband & my cats (not necessarily in that order). Hates - cooking, housework, TV, corrupt politicians, cruelty and greed of any kind.
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