Ceilidh Dance newsletter – 2013/14 #1 (note the link icon is not working for me so you will have to copy and paste – sorry.)

Summer Isles

Hi there everyone, I do hope you are having a really great summer.   We have been spoilt with the wonderful weather but let us not complain as no doubt everything will even out sooner or later.

This early, abbreviated newsletter is just to check out that everyones addresses are still valid and to give you notice of two upcoming events, as well as to remind you that classes will be starting up in a few weeks.   I think the earliest to start will be White Rock on Wednesday, September 4 but most classes will start the week beginning Monday, September 9.   Please check www.rscdsvancouver.org for all class locations and times.

That was a super dance season in the Park with only Fort Langley’s Monday night on June 24 cancelled due to inclement weather.   Thanks to all who came along to dance and to the teachers who led us each week.   There was a good deal of interest from the audience so hopefully all classes will get a few new dancers coming along to check out this fantastic pasttime.    Make sure you remind all your friends to come along.

I shall provide a calendar in the next newsletter but you can check out the Vancouver Branch website at www.rscdsvancouver.org for any current happenings, pictures etc.

Two events to promote are:


West End Scottish Country Dance Club is proud to present the third FALL FROLIC — 7:30 to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013 in the West End Community Centre 870 Denman Street, Vancouver.   Music by Lisa Scott & Leslie Hirsch  – Admission $15 – Programme available at www.rscdsvancouver.org – Parking available — a donation of a plate of food would be very much appreciated.

A walk through of the dances for the Fall Frolic will be held in the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. – $5


White Rock SCDC Workshop –  Sunday October 20, 2013
Sullivan Hall,
6306 — 152nd Street Surrey
Fee $10.00   –  Teacher: Maureen Lyon

Advanced class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Advanced dancers are encouraged to stay for the afternoon session to assist beginners.  Bring your own lunch and join us during the break from 12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.  Tea and coffee as well as juice will be provided.
Intermediate and Beginner Dancers will be instructed from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

To register contact:
Laurie Lang at 604-944-6678 – ljreel@telus.net
Gerda Barwieck
at 604-531-4595 – gerdab@shaw.ca.


Two nice videos for you can be found at:



He must’ve been a Scot!!   — “Male Sensitivity!”

The room was full of pregnant women with their husbands.

 The instructor said, “Ladies, remember that exercise is good for you. Walking is especially beneficial. It strengthens the pelvic muscles and will make delivery that much easier.  Just pace yourself, make plenty of stops and try to stay on a soft surface like grass or a path.”

 “Gentlemen, remember — you’re in this together. It wouldn’t hurt you to go walking with her.   In fact, that shared experience would be good for you both.”

 The room suddenly became very quiet as the men absorbed this information.  After a few moments a man, name unknown, at the back of the room, slowly raised his hand.

 “Yes?” said the Instructor.

 “I was just wondering if it would be all right if she carries a golf bag…while we walk?”

 Brings a tear to your eye doesn’t it? This kind of sensitivity just can’t be taught.

Please check out Celtic Treasure Chest’s specials either at their two stores or online at www.celtictreasurechest.com

Hope to see you all very soon – oh! the first Ceilidh Dance is on Friday, September 27, same place (Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson Street, Vancouver BC), same time (class 7 – 8 and dance 8 – 11), same super music by Calanais and same amazingly low price of $10 ($8 for students etc.)   I’d rather see you at class before then though!!

Duncan – ceilidh@rscdsvancouver.org