Annual Workshop Weekend
This year’s RSCDS London Branch Workshop is taking place the weekend of February 27-28, 2015. We are starting the festivities Friday with a Ceilidh night. Tickets are $10 at the door or included in the price of a $50 full weekend ticket. We’ve changed the venue and the timetable of our Annual Workshop on Saturday. We will be starting earlier, providing a lunch in between 2 classes and then following up with a Tea Dance later in the afternoon. The price for just the Tea Dance is $15. Fred Moyes will be providing the music.
Friday, February 27th, 2015 (Byron Legion)
7:30 pm Ceilidh (dancing, talent show, light lunch)
Saturday, February 28th, 2015 (Polish Combatants Hall)
9:00-9:45 am Registration (time to shop)
10:00-11:30 am Class 1
11:45-12:45 pm Lunch
1:00-2:30 pm Class 2
3:00-5:00 pm Tea Dance
5:15-5:45 pm Tea & Coffee
Our two guest teachers will be Teresa Lockhart from Toronto and Louis Emslie from Fergus. Each class (Basic or Advanced) will have one session with each teacher. Click to see the teacher Profiles.
See the Events page for a copy of the Workshop Flyer.
Benefits of Scottish Country Dancing
Studies show that people are healthier and happier when they join like-minded others in hobbies, activities and clubs. Scottish Country dancing is one such activity. Anyone, of any age, can join, costs are minimal and clubs exist all over the world, including Japan, of all places. Obviously you don’t have to have a drop of Scottish blood in you to participate in Scottish Country Dancing. And from the beginning it is a lot of fun.
Gladys Farrant of the Scottish Country Dance Club in Kaitaia in New Zealand’s Far North is a shining testimony to the value of Scottish Country Dancing and the benefits of activity in general. At 75-years-young, she tutors Scottish Country Dancing and takes tap dancing lessons with a group of chronologically-younger dancers.
Scottish Country Dancing is certainly good for circulation and arthritis, beneficial for the brain and an opportunity to socialize with like-minded people. You may want to join a regular dance group and enjoy the benefits for yourself.
National Post Article by Jane Macdougall
Check out the article by Jane Macdougall on her reactions to Scottish Country dancing at this link.