Ceilidh Dance newsletter – Special Edition 2 – next Ceilidh Dance Friday, September, 28, 2012
Please note that there will be NO Dancing in Stanley Park this coming Monday, August 20.
The above are images of a painting by Lone Tratt, a local artist who also happens to be a member of the West End Scottish Country Dance Club. Lone has very kindly donated this painting to the club to help raise funds for the 2nd Annual “Fall Frolic” which will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012. The painting will be the main prize in a raffle. Tickets will be $2 each and while they can be bought before the dance the winner must be present when the draw is made on Saturday September 1.
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Dancing in the Park is over for another summer. Thanks to all who came out and helped to intoduce many to our fun pasttime and to all the teachers who got us through the dances.
Check out the list of events on the web page – www.vancouverceilidh.org – as there are often new additions.Iona – yes even in Scotland summer was not to great.
One day, a man came home and was greeted by his wife dressed in a very Sexy nightie.
‘Tie me up,’ she purred, ‘and you can do anything you want.’
So he tied her up and went golfing.
The 2nd Annual Fall Frolic will be held on Saturday, September 1 (Labour Day weekend) in the West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street, Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. with music by Ken Nattrass and Ron Krug from Winnpeg. Admission is $15 and a donation of a plate of food would be much appreciated. The programme and dance notes are on the Branch website at www-rscdsvancouver.org
There will be a raffle to raise funds to help defray the costs of bringing the musicians from Winnipeg so please bring a few extra bawbees!!
A Walk Through of the dances for the Fall Frolic will be held on Tuesday, August 28 at 8 p.m. in the Scottish Cultural Centre – everyone welcome.
COMING EVENTS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS –
|Aug 28|| Walk through of dances for the Fall Frolic at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver – 8 p.m. – all welcome.
|Sep 1||West End SCDC are proud to present the second annual “Fall Frolic” with music by Ken Nattrass and Ron Krug from Winnipeg . 7:30 p.m. in the West End Community Centre, 870 Denman Street, Vancouver (parking entrance off Denman) — Admission $15 — see www.rscdsvancouver.org for programme. Note that a donation of a plate of food would be very much appreciated|
|Sep 3-14||Most Scottish Country Dance classes will resume — check out list of class locations under “classes” and go to www.rscdsvancouver.org to check on locations, start times, etc.|
|Sep 7 -14||A Scottish Country Dance Holiday to Minorca at the 4* S’Algar Hotel. You can look it up on www.inspiration-holidays.com please see link. The class will be for mixed abilities but we are there to have fun and enjoy our dancing also to have a few useful tips about taking photographs by Mr Philip Dunn a professional photographer.If you would like more information, it can be found on the Inspiration Holiday website (as above) or please contact us by email or just give us a call – we would love to hear from you.Philip & Norene Dunn 01557 331343Moira & Keith Stacey 01557 339308|
|Sep 28||Ceilidh Dance at the Scottish Cultural Centre — class at 7 dance 8 — 11 Admission $10 (students $8)|
|Oct 6/8||Banff, Alberta workshop & Ball with teachers Sue Porter, Scotland, Rona Wallace, USA; Marjorie McLaughlin, USA & Simon Scott, BC with music by Laird Brown & the Scottish Accent — www.rscdscalgary.org or contact Ilo Torgerson at 403-273-6579 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oct 19||Ceilidh Dance at the Scottish Cultural Centre — class at 7 dance 8 — 11 Admission $10 (students $8)|
|Nov 30||Ceilidh Dance at the Scottish Cultural Centre — class at 7 dance 8 — 11 Admission $10 (students $8)|
|Jan 4||Ceilidh Dance at the Scottish Cultural Centre — class at 7 dance 8 — 11 Admission $10 (students $8)|
|Jan 4/6||Twelfth Night Masked Ball & Retreat in Galveston Texas — www.twelfthnight-maskedball.org The event co-chair is Judi Hallenbeck who used to dance & teach in WA. She suggests a cruise to follow!!|
|Feb 1||Ceilidh Dance at the Scottish Cultural Centre — class at 7 dance 8 — 11 Admission $10 (students $8)|
|Feb 13||50th Tartan Ball in the Royal York Hotel, Toronto. Mark the date; info to come|
|Feb 22||Ceilidh Dance at the Scottish Cultural Centre — class at 7 dance 8 — 11 Admission $10 (students $8)|
|Mar 22||Ceilidh Dance at the Scottish Cultural Centre — class at 7 dance 8 — 11 Admission $10 (students $8)|
|Apr 26||Ceilidh Dance at the Scottish Cultural Centre — class at 7 dance 8 — 11 Admission $10 (students $8)|
see www.vancouverceilidh.org for a complete list.
See website www.vancouverceilidh.org for a more complete list.
A woman came home, screeching her car into the driveway, and ran into the house.
She slammed the door and shouted at the top of her lungs, ‘Honey, pack your bags. I won the lottery!’
The husband said, ‘Oh my God! What should I pack, beach stuff or mountain stuff?’
‘Doesn’t matter,’ she said. ‘Just get out.’
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We are enjoying our time with all of our grandchildren (and children too!) though they keep coming and going so we never know who will be where and when!! There are swim meets and water polo matches watch, sandcastles to build, the dog to walk, bicyles to fix, times to rush down the trail so we can see the train, stories to read, naps to take (us). All lots of fun though one little girl started off her holiday on a down note as 10 minutes after she arrived from London she fell off the trampoline and broke her arm. She was a brave wee 4 year old and has gone off camping so we hope all is going well.
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The next Ceilidh Dance is on Friday, September 28, 2012 – that is the last Friday of the month. T
See website www.vancouverceilidh.org Coming Events listing for all Dancing in the Park dates etc.
Please help spread the word about all the Ceilidh Dances as that is the best (and cheapest) form of advertising. Here is a link where you can watch a short video of a Ceilidh Dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MvUwZnY9Ms
The format for all of the regular monthly Ceilidh Dances will be the same with the class from 7 — 8 p.m. and the dance from 8 — 11 p.m. and all dances will be walked and talked through. The price is only – $10 or $8 for students which, for what you get is a super bargain — everyone is welcome. No partner is required and you should wear FLAT, comfy shoes and loose clothing. Children are also welcome but should be prepared to dance with other people as some of the dances require a change of partner. Don’t forget to bring a few extra $$$$ to help defray the cost of the refreshments which are otherwise free.
For those who enjoy listening to Scottish music, song, banter etc. try www.andysceilidh.co.uk/ this is a radio programme that you can get sent to you and listen any time you want.
The Branch has opened a Facebook Page at “RSCDS-Vancouver” – check it out there are some good pictures etc. www.facebook.com/rscdsvancouver. There is a link on both our website www.vancouverceilidh.org and the Branch website www.rscdsvancouver.org
It really is never too late to come along and join in one of many Scottish Country Dance (SCD) classes and SEPTEMBER is a great time to do it as all the classes will start up again then. You will be made very welcome. Many classes have a policy that the first night is FREE! Plan to come along to try out a class next week. There are classes all around and on different nights so
GIVE IT A GO!
In the meantime plan on coming down to Stanley Park on Monday nights starting June 11 from 7 – 9 p.m. where there are always dances for everyone to join in.
For those who don’t know SCD is a fabulous pastime which is super exercise for body and mind. SCD is, naturally, rooted in Scotland but there are groups in almost every country so you can learn here and then dance with other groups when you vacation or travel. SCD is not to be confused with Highland Dancing which is more solo dancing. SCD is usually done with a partner in groups or sets however you do not need to come with a partner. It is more akin to Square Dancing. It takes a year or two of classes, workshops, etc. to get the basics learnt then you can hone your skills in advanced classes. You start by learning the steps and formations. Dances (of which there are over 13,000) are made up of these formations so a good grounding will give you the ability to learn a new dance fairly quickly. SCD has its HQ in Scotland and is known as the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) and there is a Vancouver Branch of the RSCDS under which there are many clubs throughout the Province (there also are Branches in Victoria and Seattle). There are a great many classes and the ones in the Vancouver area are listed below. Come along — check us out — the first night is usually free and thereafter it will average about $6 a night and that’s for a 2 hour class! You will find many friendly people who will be eager to help you and welcome you to their club. You never know you actually might like it!!
as well there are classes all up and down Vancouver Island, a number of the Gulf Islands, the Cariboo, Okanagan, etc. etc. and there are various groups all over this great Province, Country, World and who knows where else! Check the Branch website for all these details – www.rscdsvancouver.org
Also the Inverary Step Dance class on Wednesdays in the French School, 1555 West 7th Ave., Vancouver- info email@example.com
Riddles (answer next week)
The more you have of it, the less you see. What is it?
What has a head, a tail, is brown, and has no legs?
Other announcements etc:
Seattle Branch – info at www.rscds-seattle.org
The next regular monthly Ceilidh Dance will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012 in the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, (73rd & Hudson which is between Oak & Granville), Vancouver, We need everyone to help us get as many new comers (as well as former Ceilidh Dancers) as possible to come and join us. WE Really NEED YOUR HELP to advertise the Ceilidh Dances!!!! What a nice thoughtful gift it could be if you gave your friends admission to the Ceilidh Dance. They don’t need to know it only costs $10 – it is worth so much more in fun, exercise and camaraderie. Use any access to free adverts etc. You can also use things like the Youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh2HV3OPBgw or the Face-book page
https://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=116203315&k=Z5C5Y4TZPT6G6BD1PKZZTWQQQ6BAW26L34AV&oid=164741310207760 Suggestions to improve our advertising are always welcome. Don’t forget to tell them about the website www.vancouverceilidh.org and get them to “subscribe” to the newsletter.
The cost is still the amazingly low price of $10 or $8 for students and we provide refreshments although we do ask for your donations towards their cost. We always need your support both by coming along and by helping us to advertise these dances by whatever means you use to communicate with your friends be it e-mail, Face-Book, Twitter, Text or even telephone! Most of you have been to at least one Ceilidh Dance so you know how it goes. You don’t need a partner; you don’t need any experience; you should wear FLAT soft soled shoes; we walk, talk, and call every dance and you should come to have fun and have a good evening on exercise and entertainment and maybe even to learn!
There is a FREE class from 7 — 8 p.m. and the dance from 8 — 11 p.m. with music by Calanais. Remember to bring some extra cash so you can make a donation towards the cost of the refreshments. Without these donations we will have to increase the price of admission again!!
The schedule for the 2012/13 season shapes up as follows:
All on Fridays of course —
Come along and get some great exercise while also having lots of fun. We are still working on improving the strength of the smile muscles as well as the bows and curtsies! Please do your best to assist us in letting as many people know as possible. Use Face-book, e-mail, telephone or even word of mouth and tell everyone you know what a fun night it is. We need to attract students from UBC, SFU and all the other colleges and universities. Somehow we have to get word out to these students. Please do all you can to help us. Come one, come all to the same place (Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver) and the same time (7 p.m. for the class and 8 – 11 p.m. for the dance) and the same amazing price ($10 or $8 for students.)
You should check the website – www.vancouverceilidh.org – from time to time as you can find various pages listing “Ceilidhs and Events;” Classes:” Duncan’s List;” etc. On these pages you can check all the upcoming events, where all the classes are located, times, etc. and some places to find Scottish things or some local trades, etc. I will continue to highlight the more current events in each week’s newsletter but, as stated, the calendar of all events will be available on the website. You should also have a look at the Vancouver Branch website from time to time – www.rscdsvancouver.org – as there is always useful information on it and it is a very good looking site.
If you have any questions regarding the Ceilidh Dances send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please check the website – www.rscdsvancouver.org for updates, pictures and news.
Dance — it is good for your health.
Keep sending jokes, pictures and info you wish to have included. Don’t forget to look at our web pages at www.vancouverceilidh.org
Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is a husband.
If you know of anyone who would like to be on the mailing list please send them the web address – www.vancouverceilidh.org and ask them to subscribe. If anyone has good pictures from the Ceilidh Dances please send them to me so I can put them on the web page.
If you have any announcements please send them to me preferably in Word; Times New Roman 12pt format with a layout similar to the one used in this newsletter. I occasionally hear of an event somewhere in our beautiful Province, on the Island or in the Interior, but don’t know all the details. This newsletter reaches out to some 372 subscribers (up 2!) from all over the Province, Country and to many other countries as well, so please send me the details of your event and I will only be too happy to include them. Note- I normally compose the newsletters on Sundays.
Thanks hope to see you at Dancing in the Park or somewhere nice. Enjoy yourselves – come Scottish Country Dancing – for it is good for your health and you never know you just might …..!