I'm pretty sure that 90% of the people that managed to survive tonight will be as shattered as I am, in fact more so because I hardly danced at all. A massive well done to everyone who got up and giggled their way through the more challenging dances - way out of their comfort zone for most people but brilliantly tackled all the same - and we all have to start somewhere - If we start at 'disaster' level, then the only way we can go now up !!! :-) At one point we had 4 full sets up, that's pretty amazing when we only had 35 attendees. It was lovely as always to welcome visitors and yet again I have to thank the class for making visitors so very welcome, irrespective of whether they can dance or not.
It looks like I resurrected the Glasgow Highlanders just in time, it wasn't done perfectly but the very fact that when everything went pear shaped people got themselves back together and managed to carry on shows that the class hasn't forgotten much and the 'shape' of the dance is still fresh. The other 'new' dance was the Strathspey 'The Valentine' - which demonstrated quite clearly that just because a dance is slower, it doesn't mean it is easy.... I confess I had forgotten how very challenging this dance could be; so more congratulations to the set who managed to complete it and equal congratulations to the 2 other sets who made such wonderful and entertaining attempts, and managed to keep their sense of humour throughout - that is the true challenge and the reason we continue to have such excellent evenings together, it there any other way you can exercise and laugh so much too.
See you next week I hope for another scintillating evening :-)
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.
All Images on this site are copyright Janine Scott unless otherwise stated.