As visitors to the website will hopefully have seen; on the home page is posted the notice of the passing of a lovely lady and one of the most influential members of our little Society ... although she will have touched many peoples lives, both here in Cyprus and during a distinguished career in the UK ... she was a major reason the Society is in existence, not only was she a founder member when the decision was taken to form a Society separate from the Caledonian Society, (which at that time was based in Limassol), but she was also the first dance teacher, starting the tradition of dancing on Tuesday nights which to a great extent holds the society together. Approximately 10 years ago when the Society foundered slightly, and there were moves to dissolve it, she stepped in and took on the chairmanship to successfully steer it back into the fun, friendly and distinctly thriving entity it is now. She was witty, articulate and kind and a huge authority on Scotland and Burns. Despite being ill and not very active during the last few years she was a stalwart supporter of all the Society did; Alison will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her and all our sympathy goes to her family.
Our dance class this week was a very small one, purely by coincidence many people were away, ill or otherwise engaged so visitors were a great addition to the class, especially two ladies who were such lovely generous dancers. Coincidentally we had two dances on the programme which were often used by Alison on her Tuesday night programmes - MacDonald of the Isles, which we have been working on for the last few weeks and Trinity Tensome (Alison used to write it 'Trinity 10'some) which had been requested by a dancer the previous week (unfortunately one of the people who didn't make the class) but it was a great fun dance which everyone enjoyed so it's going to be a 'keeper' for a while.
Next week the class runs normally but in 2 weeks time the session will be led by Carol and the week following by Ginevra (who has a great programme lined up for the class) before P and I return from our break, all refreshed and spring like - we hope. In the meantime I hope to see you next week 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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