Setting the bar high
As I've said before on these blethers, no class is the same 2 weeks running. This week I organised the programme with a clear expectation of slightly lower numbers but relatively good knowledge of the dances - and of course the class turned out to be nothing like that; we were delighted to welcome 3 new dancers to the class - one lady returning after many many years away, one returning, but for only her second visit and one an intrepid 'graduate' from the Monday class. We also welcomed back several visitors who have only just returned to these shores. None of these dancers were familiar with anything on the programme even if they had danced before, even more challenging, many of our regular dancers were away and of the experienced folk who were there - quite a few had suffered from the 'blip' in this website which stopped them accessing the dance programme before they came. A recipe for chaos one would think! (not that we are unfamiliar with chaos even on a normal night :-)).
But no.... I'm not saying there wasn't a few chaotic moments but although we had to take things slowly, for most of the night we had at least 2 sets up, our new dancers got plenty of time on the dance floor tackling the most amazing things for beginners to try and until we got to almost the end of the night we were largely successful in getting through every dance, or, at least really enjoying the process of trying - the final Strathspey became the only defeat but not surprisingly most people were pretty brain dead by then, including me! Overall it was a brilliant night with lots of fun sprinkled with a sense of achievement and everyone seemed to go home with a smile on their face, looking forward to next week - when I will plan a slightly less challenging programme ... or will I... heh, heh, heh - you'll just have to come to the class and see !! ;-)
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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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