Another excellent set of lessons. Learning to set, with the 2 types of setting steps, Strathspey and Pas de Basque, in 2 types of sets, longwise & square on Monday, we were well set up for setting in various different sorts of sets on Tuesday.
I'm not sure why the Scots use the word 'set' in so many settings, when they have so many excellent words for other things; it's confusing to teach, but our learners seemed to manage well.
Despite the inevitable drop in numbers drop at this time of year on Monday we managed 4 couples - the ideal number for many dances and formations. I took the opportunity to teach the two wonderfully named dances - Johnnie Walker (Yes, named after the whisky) and Butterscotch & Honey both of which need 4 couples to dance - but are very different otherwise, and it was a great fun class. More than half the Monday class then came to the Tuesday session so that gave us another chance to practice and the teaching certainly paid off. Well done to all of them. Well done, in fact, to everyone, since it was a seriously warm night and our reducing numbers means we all have to dance most of the dances - but it's fun!
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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