No rehearsal just another Fun afternoon.
Orpington Caledonians - (32 R 3) - 49/2
Born to Dance - (32 J 3) - Collin
Rubinus Portus Novi - (40 S 4 sq) - Price (Ruby Anniversary)
Back to Back - (32 J 3) - Glasspool
Double Trouble Triangles - (48 R 4) - 50/8
The Rose Garden - (24 S 2) - Wendell (SF 2)
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Orpington Caledonians:- Fun, just plain fun especially with the music (Jim Lindsay et al). I programmed it on the 2016 Tea Dance and I am waiting for enough time to pass that I can program it again. Like, like, like.
Born to Dance:- I have said it before - Lovely! So lovely that it is on the Kilts and Ghillies Tea Dance program that is coming up RSN.
Rubinus Portus Novi:- Right-O. I agree the name is pretentious but I am just so tired of Ruby this and Ruby that. Over 50 dances with Ruby in their name. Enough I cry, enough! I can't take it any more! So it is a very good thing that I know several dancers who have a grounding in Latin.
This was a testing.
In June I received an email announcing a 40th birthday party for the New Haven branch. (The meeting in which we voted to apply for branch status was hosted at my house). I was also informed in that email that I was going to provide a 40 bar dance for the occasion, right?! It took a while for the dance to come together but a testing about a month and a half early is in time, I believe. Yes but just barely!
The book is available through the New Haven Branch.
Back to Back:- Push-Me-Pull-You Reels! Yes! We danced it in both 2007 and 2010. Soon, real soon now we will dance it again. I promise.
Double Trouble Triangles:- A Double Triangles chain –– a wonderful conceit. Looked fabulous in the video. Less exciting in practice.
The Rose Garden:- One of my Top 50 dances. Ms Wendell did something rare. She wrote a fantastic 24 bar dance and stopped. Applause. Standing ovation actually. So few devisors manage that. Too often they just have to make it a 32 bar sequence so they add a gratuitous 8 bars - sigh.
In 1998 I stood my full teaching certificate in Vancouver, BC, Canada. My decompression space was the University's rose garden looking out on the sound and the snow capped mountains to north. Sigh.