It's getting seriously warm. At one point in the last couple of days the thermometer showed 36' C, not a temperature that usually encourages people to Scottish Country Dance. Despite being a dance form definitely more suited to cooler climes, not only did we still have enough people at both Monday and Tuesday classes to make up full sets, but we even welcomed a newcomer, a returnee and a surprise visitor to the classes. I hope they enjoyed themselves, I certainly enjoyed having them in the class especially at this time of year when we are more used to bidding farewell to people heading back home for the summer.
People may be aware that from this Friday we are required to wear masks in shops etc. again, however we don't have to 'mask up' while dancing... phew. (the relevant announcement is HERE ) Obviously we will continue with our regular use of hand sanitizers, which, (touch wood) seems to be working well and if people are more comfortable wearing their masks, either while dancing or otherwise, then they should do so, but, from experience, dancing with a mask on is a challenge! If you are interested in the Covid stats the information at https://covid19.ucy.ac.cy is well presented and very interesting. Cyprus has the most number of confirmed cases, per 100,000 of population, in the EU but as per last week only 4 people were in a critical condition - though the number of hospitalisations are increasing. Since keeping ourselves fit and healthy seems to be a vital step in avoiding any serious complications we'll keep dancing while we can. See you next week I hope.
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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