Even closer to the date, so ball prep!! Yay :-(
I taught these dances:
The Wind Dragon - (32 R 3) - I. Boyd
Twinbairn's Reel - (32 J 2) - Drewry
A Great Day for Dancing - (40 R 3) - Ruby Celebration
City of Belfast - (32 S 3 set) - Bk 48/6
Anna Holden's Strathspey - (32 S 2) - Drewry
The Snake Pass - (32 J 3) - Churnside
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The Wind Dragon:- Another dance that I have had on my bookshelf for 30+ years and this is the first time I have really looked at it and taught it. For experienced dancers a nice wee starter of a dance. Another dance to add to my "quick and dirty" card file to pull out when needed.
A Great Day for Dancing:- Written for the 40th (Ruby) Anniversary of the New Haven Branch and our first teachers Peter and Sue Day. I have no diffuiculty with the dance, but I am a dance monster with all that that implies. So is Leslie and she wrote the dance. I must say that when a dance comes in four colour separateion of dance tracks that it is worth taking a second look and consider the situation.
I have heard comments that the dance doesn't work. This from only a couple of people and not from the majority who would usually notice something like that. But as I have said I have no problem dancing it, but as I also said I am a dance monster. I will have to revisit it and study it to see if the second half reel really is a reel.
The Snake Pass:- Ok, it is a dance. It works (it was good enough to publish). But if I were to have to rank it by value of Redeeming Social Importance I wouldn't give it a high mark. I prefer the double snake passes in Iain Boyd's "The Lords of the Wind". Hands down.