Workshop and Ball

That’s it until next year. We all had a lot of fun.
Experienced workshop class: 9:30 to 11:30 am
Basic workshop class: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Ball: doors open 6:45 pm, grand march commences 7:20 pm
All events at Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street

Workshop Teacher 2024

Rebecca Blackhall-Peters will be instructing the two workshop classes.

Rebecca was born and raised in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. She very recently has moved to the Okanagan and is residing in Summerland. In 1995 she took up SCD in Vancouver and earned her Teacher’s Certificate in 2001.  As she had a background in classical ballet, she was able to point her toes immediately, however it took bit longer to learn the formations and dances!   She has taught a General Class in Fort Langley for the last 18 years and is currently teaching the Naramata Scottish Country dance group. She was the Artistic Director of the Vancouver Branch Demonstration Team for 6 years and has taught workshops in New Zealand and throughout North America.  She has been a core teacher at TAC Summer School and St Andrews.  She is also a tutor of Teacher Candidates which she finds extremely rewarding. 

Workshop Musician

Mary Ross will be the workshop musician.

Mary’s Scottish Heritage contributes to her strong ties to Celtic Music. Highland dancing started at the age of five, and the love of the music steered her towards playing the accordion. Mary’s musical career has taken her from Greenland to Texas, as well as Scotland, and various Canadian and USA destinations. Mary is a member of VISCDS and the RSCDS Vancouver Branch.  She has enjoyed providing music for Scottish Country Dance events since 1991. In addition to Scottish Music Mary has been an accompanist to the Victoria Police Chorus since 2000, is an accordion instructor, a member of the Victoria Accordion Club and also enjoys playing a variety of styles of music for private functions and senior residences.

Then comes the ball….

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2024 Ball Programme

Joie de Vivre*8 x 32 JBook 39B
The Sailor8 x 32 RBook 24BB
MacDonald of the Isles3 x 32 S30 Pop v2I
Haste to the Wedding8 x 32 Book 25B
Australian Ladies8 x 32 RGlasgow AssemblyBB
Lord Elgin’s Reel8 x 32 SBook 26BB
Wild Geese8 x 32 JBook 24B
Bratach Bana**8 x 32 R30 Pop v2A
The Roses of St. Martin’s4 x 40 SSt Martin 3A
Meeting of the Waters8 x 48 RBook 53I
Roaring Jelly *8 x 32 JGlendarrochBB
Staffin Harvest4 x 32 S4 for 78BB
White Heather Jig4 x 40 22 SCDA
General Stuart’s Reel8 x 32 RBook 10I
Thelma’s Strathspey2 x 64 SAxford 2009A
Royal Exchange8 x 32 J22 SCDI
Belle of Bon Accord4 x 32 SDrewryB
Mairi’s Wedding *8 x 40 R22 SCDI
B: basic
*briefing onlyBB: beyond basic
** no briefingI: Intermediate
A: Advanced

Have a look at the dances in whichever format you prefer:

Thanks for joining us: Committee Members Sue Langridge (chair), Kathryn Knowles,  Barb Currie, Gordon Robinson, June Robinson, and Lori Morrison

Workshop Photos 2022- photo credit Ray Fischer click for photos: WORKSHOP or BALL

Workshop Photos 2019- photo credit Chris Kloosterman

Ball Photos- 2019

Photo credit Dr Erin Grant