Thanks to J & A for the use of their back yard for dance practice (and for the coffee afterwards) - we were all there prompt at 9:00 a.m. and keen to hone our demo skills! The dances themselves we knew fairly well but the little touches like progressing onto the floor, moving from square to long-wise set positions and a very neat system of 'dropping down' to the bottom of the set in Mairi's Wedding made all the difference to how polished we felt. Of course once we were at the UKCA the usual problems of sound systems (we should have known and just brought our own) and space reared their ugly heads but it's all useful experience and the basic criteria of looking like we were enjoying ourselves must have been met because, from the limited number who actually watched us, at least half a dozen were sufficiently interested to ask for more information on classes - who knows they may even be there on Tuesday!
Originated in Manchester, England: Worked almost 20 yrs in the Emirates: Lives in Cyprus, Teaches Scottish Country Dancing (RSCDS qualified 2015) -just the average life. Also loves Photography & Photoshop, Gardening, Music, Sewing, Design, Reading, Sudoku, God, my husband & my cats (not necessarily in that order). Hates - cooking, housework, TV, politicians, cruelty and greed of any kind.