Half way through the first half of the class I turned around from my contemplation of computer, camera and next dance crib to see bodies flying in all directions, more or less out of control but still with big grins on their faces. I realised, a little belatedly that the music I was playing for Duke of Perth was just a tad faster than our normal speed and although everyone was up for it, and doing amazingly well, I confess to a momentary qualm as to whether all our injury disclaimers were current. Thankfully everyone survived more or less intact - and despite a certain amount of staggering as they left the dance floor the recovery was worthy of a Jane Fonda exercise class and within minutes the floor was packed again for 8 minutes of the lovely Miss Gibson's Strathspey. At an average age probably hovering around the late 60's if not more, I doubt if there's many forms of exercise that can provide that degree of fitness without anyone even considering the good that it's doing them, we are all just there to enjoy ourselves. It was a challenging programme though that wasn't my intention really - the inclusion of Black Mountain Reel was intended to be the only true challenge but the welcome return of several of our 'swallows' over the last few weeks meant that a larger proportion of the class were new to the dances. Well done to all of you who were dragged up and joined in, and didn't you all do well! See you next week and I promise I'll check the speed of the Duke of Perth music next time!
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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