We had a great time at this years Bridge Festival. The Festival was very well attended - and the rain held off. We promoted Scottish Country dancing and ScotFest 2022 in the UK Pavilion. It was encouraging to see so many people enjoying and taking pictures as we rehearsed outside the Pavilion. Our performance on the Cultural Dance stage was magnificent. Special thanks to Alison for getting the dancers ready, to the dancers for your hard work, and to all of our members who attended our table promoting Scottish Country Dancing during the day.
Calling all dancers! Put a spring in your step! This is our long-awaited chance to celebrate and revitalize our dancing muscles, and see our smiles! RSCDS Vancouver Branch is holding a Welcome Back dance on Saturday May 14 from 2-5 pm at the Scottish Cultural Centre. The cost will be $15 at the door. Please bring a small donation for the Refreshments table.
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday May 11 at 6:45 pm. The AGM will be followed by our regular Wednesday dance class. Please plan to attend.
We are delighted to be able to hold classes again starting next week.
The first Challenge Class will be held on Tuesday February 22. Wednesday February 23 will be the first General Class and will be free for first time dancers. If new dancers decide to join the Club for the Spring term the fee will be $100. Drop-in will remain at $10. Classes will run from February 22 to May 18 with two weeks off for Spring Break, giving 11 classes on both Tuesday and Wednesday. All classes will be held at 7:00 pm at Hollyburn Elementary School.
We would like to remind you of a few Covid-related procedures.
We look forward to seeing you next week.
Gleneagles Executive Committee
Scottish Country Dancing is the national dance of Scotland. Unlike highland dancing it is social and noncompetitive and has been danced for centuries in cottages and castles. Scotland and France shared a strong alliance and this refined dance style was much influenced by the dancing of the French court.
In 1923 the Scottish Country Dance Society was formed in Glasgow to both preserve and promote this very enjoyable social dancing. The Society, which received Royal charter is now known as the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society RSCDS, with Her Majesty the Queen as Royal Patron. The RSCDS has 160 branches worldwide. Vancouver is one of the branches and Gleneagles is one of 300 affiliate groups.
The Club’s two weekly classes run from September to May where new dancers are encouraged to learn, seasoned dancers practice for attending social functions and keen dancers seek more personal challenges.
All are welcome. No partner is required. We dance for enjoyment, fitness and to be social while continuing the rich culture of Scotland’s music and dance.
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