Simon first danced as a child in the UK with his parents and his grandfather played in a dance band. Following architectural training he came to Vancouver and was here for the forming of Gleneagles Club as well as the RSCDS Vancouver Branch. He has taught for well over fifty years for both groups and, as a workshops teacher, all across North America as well as many times abroad. Simon strives to share his own love and joy of dance, in each class he conducts, and to pass on some of the passion he enjoys.
Louise discovered Scottish Country Dancing as a young teenager when her family happened on Dancing in the Park. She was instantly hooked - and SCD became a lifetime passion.
Louise has been teaching for the Gleneagles Club since 2010 and also teaches at the West Vancouver Seniors centre. Louise spends much of her free time dancing with and managing the Vancouver Branch Demonstration Team.
Our Beginner Class is held on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in the West Vancouver Seniors Centre and is taught by Louise Murphy. The beginner class is for new dancers or those in their first few years. You will be guided and taught the various steps and the more simple dance patterns.
All ages of adults are welcome. No partner is required.
Our Challenge Class is held on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm in the gym of Hollyburn Elementary School and is taught by Simon Scott. This class is for those dancers with significant experience who wish a challenge in their own personal dancing technique as well as learning new and more difficult formations and dances. Extra effort and commitment is expected in this class.
Our Club Class is held on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm in the gym of Hollyburn Elementary School and Simon Scott is the teacher. This class is for dancers with experience. The class is directed at maintaining each dancers awareness and level of dancing. Most of the dances taught in this class, are those which will appear on our Club’s coming dance parties or those of other clubs.
Ray Eagle was a core member of Gleneagles SCD club starting in 1972. One of his many contributions to the club was to write ' A History of the Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club' (1962 to 2004). The book captures the flavour of Gleneagles and it's changing kaleidoscope of members throughout the years.