Lots of Fun, Friendship and Fitness. Here is a video of some of it.
Excellent bit in the ODT Regions section Wednesday 31 March https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/south-otago/scottish-dancers-eager-reel-thing
And then more on Tuesday 6th April https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/scottish-country-dancing-school-%E2%80%98exceeded-expectations%E2%80%99
The Summer Celebration this morning (NZ time, it was Thursday evening in Scotland) featured New Zealand. This day’s Celebration was beautifully introduced by RSCDS President Jean Martin of Aberdeen. On the recording Summer Celebration (30 July) the NZ focus starts at about 00:57:18. Lawrence and Dunedin dancer Emily Currall provides some of the NZ commentary and teaches a dance.
With the annual Summer School at St Andrews cancelled due to Covid-19, RSCDS is holding a Summer Celebration 27 to 31 July. This can be joined live at 7:00AM New Zealand time – follow this link Dance Scottish – A Summer Celebration to the Summer Celebration page which has a “Let’s Dance and Connect” button to join the daily session.
The Thursday session (Friday 31 July 7:00AM New Zealand) will feature New Zealand dancing and some familiar faces.
The sessions are being recorded and can be watched later at any time – they can be found at the bottom of the Summer Celebration page.
Rather late notice but Lawrence has stepped up and will be hosting the South Island Easter School 2020. Accommodation will be the issue so anyone thinking of coming needs to organise this NOW. Halls are booked, teachers (Helen Smythe and Jeanette Watson) confirmed and we have live music (Thissldhu – Clare Simpson and Iain Matcham) for the evenings.
Dancers from as far away as Queensland as well from all over New Zealand (Whangarei to Invercargill) had a great time at the South Island Easter School at Owaka.
We got some positive coverage in the Otago Daily Times – all good to keep SCD in front of people and help cultivate the ground for recruiting new dancers. ODT article and some video here (you have to sit through the ad at the start of the video I’m afraid):
Here is also a clip of the last 3 times through Cranberry Tart during the opening Social Dance on the Friday night Cranberry Tart
The Easter School 2019 registration forms are out (click on the link). To be held in Owaka in the Catlins, 19th to 22nd April, there will be 3 levels of class offered with 3 highly regarded teachers. Accommodation has been reserved by the organisers until late October – so act quickly to take advantage of this.