This more than usually busy, active but successful week, on other fronts, has now been completely overshadowed by dreadfully disappointing news. The local musicians, who the committee had taken the extremely brave decision to engage for the St Andrew's Ball (not without a lot of trepidation but with the real hope that they might be developing a very valuable local talent/resource) have, with less than 3 weeks to go, pulled out of the engagement. They have their reasons, and it's not the first time that events have suffered a last minute loss of musicians, but so much hard work and care goes on behind the scenes for this annual 'signature event' and such a lot of time has been spent trying to encourage/help the band that it is a double blow - however lack of live music doesn't mean we will lack music! The ball itself will still be excellent, and although we may lack the 'magic' touch of live music there won't be any other difference, in fact there is the benefit that the music we dance to will be the tunes we are familiar with - some dancers are experienced enough to enjoy dancing to varied tunes and tempos but most of us find it easier when the music is familiar, especially when the surroundings are unfamiliar and we've just enjoyed an excellent meal! ( Just call me Pollyanna :-) )
We had another excellent night of dancing at the class - although we were down several regulars.... (I hope you are all okay?) we still had 4 sets up for some of the dances and some truly hilarious moments - I just love Tuesdays, and it's wonderfully obvious that so do lots of you too ! See you all next week I hope 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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