'Last week we were struggling for space so, anticipating even greater numbers, chairs were pushed back, and space optimised and... loads of people didn't come! :-) Well, actually quite a few people did come, as well as some who weren't there last week, several visitors and one intrepid gentleman who joined us for the first time - It's a tough time of year to be starting and he did really well and seemed to enjoy it. But it was definitely a night defined by those who didn't join us. Its unusual for numbers to be down so close to the ball. The strange weather may have been partly to blame because, literally out of the blue, the first real storms of the season hit during the day - they weren't very heavy in our area but by the sound of the thunder in the distance some people were being hit more severely than us. However at one level fewer numbers are a bonus because it is much easier to teach. The dances themselves went well, although we didn't get through the whole programme we did manage the most important ones and nobody was finding them too much of a struggle even when they were unfamiliar. Tickets for the ball are going very well and we are even welcoming back most of the non dancing guests from last year who enjoyed it enough to want to join us again. 2 more Tuesday classes to go, and unfortunately only one more Monday class (we have to cancel next week's) but let's not panic - don't forget the whole programme with video's (I've reinstated the Ring of Brodgar Video) can be found via EVENTS -> FUTURE EVENTS and scroll to the link, or HERE; and if you really can't make it for the Ball, there are still the Panto visit and the Xmas Ceilidh to go - Irene will be delighted if you can let her know if you are coming to them because having an early idea of numbers makes her planning very much easier. See you next week. Jx
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.