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Sunday, August 7th 2016

5:33 PM

Today's Dances

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An Old Time Waltz, a Samba, and a Tango!

Underwhelmed am I - - and I suspect most will only really teach the Tango

--- and SD dies a wee bit more ?

 

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Sunday, June 12th 2016

4:33 PM

The Hamster Wheel

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another three new danes out next Sunday ?  Myself and Mrs Mel will be at Dunbane for the Inventive afternoon, and then the teaching!

Maybe a nice Blues would be good - - a\ny other requests?

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Tuesday, June 7th 2016

1:55 AM

Your Dance Event

You can enter any dance related events on our  "Dancing Events Page" just by taking the link alongside  any of our main pages - - Right Hand sidebar - - and enter your event following the instructions there.

I decided this was important enough to add a DIRECT LINK from this page here - - under "Links" to save you time and maybe encourage you to use it!

This self entry page lets you say how long you want your "ad" to appear, so0 you can use it for both one-off and regular events. No charge for this service, and maybe it wil help folks who are searching for venues and dances to attend.

 

The other thought is to publicise each other's dances - - just annuonce other dances in your area !  What? send foks elsewhere? Well. if it's not the same night as you, what have you got to lose? You'll be helping to keep SD alive in your area, and the karma will coe back to you !!

Better even, get together and agree with each other to announce the dance nights or afternoons in yur area!

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Sunday, May 22nd 2016

1:21 PM

MSD and SSD

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Too many dances, too often, not enough time to learn them all! That seems to be the war-cry at present ! Meanwhie MSD numbers are declining whilst SSD attendances are climbing! As folks get older are they voting with ageing brain cells and aching feet!

Answers anyone ?

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Thursday, May 19th 2016

12:25 PM

Just a wee reminder

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Every Friday at 1.45 p.m. till 3.45 p.m. A full programme of Social, Easy and Popular Sequence Dance each week!

Why not join us? We even pop in a Ballroom Dance or a Line Dance now and then, with an occasional Old Tyme Dance as well!

There's an onsite Cafe and good parking!

Carrickvale Centre, Saughton Mains Street, EDINBURGH

Mel and Ella UKA & NDTA
07815 736043 for details

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Sunday, April 10th 2016

10:42 AM

Warming up and cooling down

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Watching young competitors recently, they have a warm up and cool down regime to help them on their way! We've been kind of following the same pattern at our Dances - -

We start with a Saunter, nice and slow, then a medium paced dance, and then perhaps a Quickstep , and repeat the pattern as far as possibe, to end with a medium paced dance, finally ending with a nice slow Waltz.

My reasoning is that we tend to cater for an older age group in SD, and especially in the cooler months, coming in from the outside to immediately start using muscles hard and fast is not a good idea?

And slowing down at the end of the dance gradually must be good, and equals a oool down period. Our resident Sports Physio at the centre we use agrees - - it was OK to start straight in with a Quickstep at one time, but perhaps this is a better way to be, certainly the class appreciates it anyways!

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Sunday, April 3rd 2016

6:04 AM

Just a wee reminder

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Just a wee quick reminder - -

Club back on Friday 8th April at 1.45 till 3.45 p.m. Usual programme of Easy Social dances plus a oouple of Ballroom dances fvor you to enjoy!

Come along and join in! You WILL enjoy a nice
afternoon of friendship and dance!

Carrickvale Community Centre
EDINBURGH

Mel and Ella (UKA and NDTA)

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Monday, March 7th 2016

2:51 PM

NO club these weeks!

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Just to let you all know, Carrickvale Friday Dance Club is closed on Good Friday, 25th March, the community building closes for the Easter weekend.

Also, the re-furbishment of the Main Hall floor - - sanding and new seal for dancing - - is also taking place, so NO Friday Dance Club on Friday 1st April

This hall closure also means we will not be giving any Private Lessons until week commencing Monday 4th April 2016. Please amend your schedules accordingly

Mel & Ella

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Sunday, January 17th 2016

4:45 PM

I've added a DIRECT LINK from here

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Seeing all the reports of dances cloing down due to dwindling numbers, a couple of thoughts - - you can enter any dance related events on our  "Dancing Events Page" just by taking the link alongside  any of our main pages - - Right Hand sidebar - - and enter your event following the instructions there.

I decided this was important enough to add a DIRECT LINK from this page here - - under "Links" to save you time and maybe encourage you to use it!

This self entry page lets you say how long you want your "ad" to appear, so0 you can use it for both one-off and regular events. No charge for this service, and maybe it wil help folks who are searching for venues and dances to attend.

 

The other thought is to publicise each other's dances - - just annuonce other dances in your area !  What? send foks elsewhere? Well. if it's not the same night as you, what have you got to lose? You'll be helping to keep SD alive in your area, and the karma will coe back to you !!

Better even, get together and agree with each other to announce the dance nights or afternoons in yur area!

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Thursday, January 14th 2016

11:00 AM

Thoughts on dwindling attendances

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Seeing all the reports of dances cloing diwn due t dwindling number, a cou0ple f thoughts - - you can enter any dance related events on our  "Dancing Events Page" just by taking the link alongside  any of our main pages - - Right Hand sidebar - - and enter your event following the instructions there. This self entry page lets you say how ong you want your "ad" to appear, so0 you can use it for both one-off and regular events. No charge for this service, and maybe it wil help fo;lks earching for venues to attend.

 

The other thought is  publicise each others dances - - just annuonce other dances in your area !  What? send foks elsewhere? Wel if it's not the same night as you, what have you got to lose? You'l l be helping to keep SD alive in your area, and the karma will coe back to you !!

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