It's getting warmer, but we've located the switches for the fans and are easily managing to keep cool enough to dance. The last couple of classes have been really excellent. On Monday we had a very good turn out and spent a productive couple of hours learning the pretty Strathspey 'Lady Lucy Ramsay' which was then repeated at the Tuesday social dancing session. On Monday we also had quite a bit of fun with 'Highland Welcome', danced to the very aptly named tune 'Nice to meet you' and, though by the time we got to Good Hearted Glasgow the brain cells were as exhausted as the bodies it was attempted with enthusiasm and everyone left with a smile.
Tuesday night, in addition to the new 'Lady Lucy' we also reintroduced Margaret Parker's Strathspey - previously a staple on the program but unfamiliar to many of us now - once I'd worked out where I'd lost 4 bars of the dance we did it well - and it'll be a good addition to our repertoire now the temperature is increasing and a few extra strathspeys on the programme are appreciated. Both these 'new' dances are on next Tuesday's programme too so people become properly comfortable with them. I'm sure next week will be just as much fun as this week- and don't forget the June Jamboree is approaching - lots to look forward to.
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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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