Looking Back over the Year`s Dancing at Clashmore
The dancing at the Carnegie Hall, Clashmore has been great. We have taught some beautiful routines from a range of Ballroom and Latin dances to some wonderful people.
We began with the Viennese Waltz and the Samba and followed with several the quicksteps, slow modern waltzes, ballroom tangos and foxtrots. On the latin side we have worked on several routines for jives, rumbas and cha cha chas. All in all Wednesday evenings have been pleasant, productive and satisfying.
The hall itself cannot be praised enough. It is warm, full of light and the large floor is a joy to dance on.
This year we have continued to develop our dancing skills and we have had in service training for all the dances and ways of teaching them.
We have been learning the Argentine Tango and Paso Doble and we are looking forward to sharing them in the New Year. They are both great fun!
Didn`t we have a lovely time the days we spent in Blackpool. We were immersed in dancing. What fun! We spent as much time as we could in the Tower Ballroom enjoying dancing to the two amazing organs and being spellbound by the awesome hall and its magnificent and enormous dance floor. When we paused for breath it was facinating to watch the dancers who ranged from little children joining in, to a couple in their nineties celebrating their wedding anniversary with their own waltz. Not to mention the professionals strutting their stuff !!
The UKA conference took place in The Winter Gardens, yet another impressive venue. It was inspiring and we learned so much.
The Saltburn Waltz
The waltz at Saltburn was great fun and the good news is that we broke the UK record for numbers taking part. There were rumours that we could have another go next year. Guaranteed sunshine would be useful. It would be really special to dance on the wonderful long pier.