We had hoped to be at the Inventive today, however I'm still recovering from my cataract operation earlier this last week, Wednesday, so it was not to be - - [:-|]
And the lovely Ella is still awaiting word about her first new knee operation so we have cut back to just our Tea Dance on the Friday, I only have to play the music there, the old dances don't need much in the way of leading.[:-?]
So we await word of the new dances along with you all, and with bated breath - - [:)s]
Just a wee note, things are slowing slightly with the onset of Spring and Summer next Tuesday week , summer in the morning, spring in the afternoon probably, that even though numbers are dropping slightly, we will stay open for our weekly Tea Dance at Carrickvale Community Centre.
As well, we are staying open for our Prvate and other lessons by request. Details or more, email us using
substituting where obvious.
Good appointment IMO for a new judge at Strictly - - Shirey Ballas. We remember her dancing with Sammy Stopford as well - a superb Latin dancer and expert in the genre as well as being (of course) well versed in Ballroom generally.
I hope and think she will continue where Len leaves off in giving as much "proper" dance comment and advice.as possible from a "real" dancers viewpoint.
Here's a wee review I posted on Sylvia's forum as well, just for you.
The three winners all seemed danceable, and Robins Swing (so called because Graham and Avril have Robins nesting in their garden ) looks like a good candidate for both Modern and Social Dance Clubs.
La Passione Waltz fits together well, and doesn't have any elements that are (IMO, never humble) too difficult, although the section with the curves and swivel needs to be aligned correctly to avoid awkward looking body positions.
The Chartwell CCC looks very busy on paper, but is at the same time a good standard CCC that should please a lot of folks, personally I love split Cubans, more would be even better
Each section had a goodly number of entries, and they were whittled down to either five or six dances in each final. Genuinely there was a good bit of quality out on the floor, and it all depends on YOUR definition as to "did the best dance win" - -
Great to see David and Eileen into the Latin Final with their Jive, Congratulations to them, looks a good club dance to me!
Here you go - -
Our Grandaughter's YouTube showreel. Lauren is a Professional Dancer and Choreographer and has worked throughout the UK, and in Bollywood movies, plus appearing with Salman Khan on TV in India.
don't can;t do any of this stuff - - -
Friday Dance Club Carrickvale 7th April 2017
Friday Dance Club as usual on Friday 7th at 1.30 for 1.45p.m.
Friday's Dance programme includes dances from - - and in no particular order - - the following
Saunter Together, Scotia ( Valentino ) Jive, Rumba Royale, Ballentine Bossa Nova, Balmoral Blues, Tango Manhatten, Lace Agate Swing, Alpine Stroll, Harry Lime Foxtrot, Jazz Twinkle, Sweetheart Waltz and others.
All welcome at the friendliest club around. Good music, onsite Cafe, Parking. Call Mel and Ella for more info or details on M 07815 736043
Carrickvale Community Centre, 2 Saughton Mains Street, EDINBURGH. The postcode for SatNav is EH11 3HH.
NOTE:- Club is closed following week Good Friday 14th April
for posting this again - -
Here's a site (I have no connection or vested interest) that offers both free and paid listings for dances, lessons, and classes for the whole of the UK.
on a self-entry basis. A paid ad costs £10 + VAT for a year so that's coppers a week - - but of course you can try a freebie ad first - try before you buy I suppose.
Link should work, but you may have to cut and paste into your browser - - -
NATD New Dances
Bumped into Raymond Chuchuk at Derek's dancing tonight, he's moved out here for a while and is taking new bookings in the area to do live music for SD and MSD, BIG sound with his Electronics Accordion. Danced to Raymond at the Dornoch Hotel a few times, up in the Highlands.
Should do well as he knows SD and what is needed.
We'll be off in (hopefully) the sunshine on holiday when the next lot of dances are out, but I will try to update as soon as I learn of them to keep you all up-to-date.
Meantime, Keep on Dancing!