Just some things you might want to
note for this month:
- May 6th: Our annual Spring dance! The theme this year is Try it,
You'll Like it! Bring your friends!
- May 10th: Classes start in the next term at Luepke Center, so sign
- May 13th: Portland Dance Party, at the Tigard Grange, the last one
of the year!
- May 20-21: Pomeroy Herb Festival. Bring your whole family, enjoy the
farm atmosphere, maybe do some dancing, too!
Check the Calendar for details of
these and other events.
A SCOTTISH lamb has fetched 62,000
pounds at a market sale, making it the most expensive sheep sold in
Britain this year - yet the new owners insist they have not been
The record price comes four years
after the industry appeared to lie in ruins, when thousands of sheep were
burned in heaps during the height of the foot-and-mouth crisis.
The sum paid for McTavish - at six
months old he is still classed as a lamb - could buy a small terraced
house in parts of Scotland or a luxury Jaguar XKR Coupe sports
Pearl Holmberg Workshop
The RSCDS Vancouver (Canada) Branch presents The
Sixth Pearl Holmberg Workshop for Teachers and Musicians --
master classes planned especially for Scottish Country Dance
Teachers and Musicians
Dance: Ann Dix, Berkshire, U.K.
Class Pianist: Kristi Lind-Ezat, British Columbia, Canada
Music: Elke Baker (Fiddler), Maryland, USA; Liz
Donaldson, Maryland, USA (Pianist/Accordionist)
This workshop is aimed at musicians who are already
proficient on their instruments, who play for (or would like to
play for) Scottish Country Dances; and to teachers, certificated
or not, who currently teach a class.
Previous attendees will automatically receive a
registration package early in 2006. If you are not yet on their
mailing list, contact Wendy Swaine at
|May 6: Try
it, You'll like it! Spring Dance
Everyone, all ages, dancers of all genres!
Come and experience Scottish Style Contra Dance
plus other folk dance styles!
Dances will be taught. "If you can walk, you can do this
1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA,
Suggested donation $5.00.
Contact Geri at (360)
Vancouver Classes Start
The next session of SCD dance classes begins soon at
Parks and Rec!
The basic class (course number 32949)
will be taught by Geri Stuart, and the intermediate class (course
number 32958) will be taught by Liza Halpenny. The price
for either class is $32. Call 696-8236 to register.
are Wednesday nights from 7:45-9:15, from May 10 through June 28,
and both classes will be held in the Luepke Center (behind the
Sign up today!
Portland Dance Party
7:30pm Tigard Grange, 13770 SW Pacific Hwy., Tigard.
Annual AGM, Vancouver USA SCD
At the end of class, in the Luepke Center, we will
hold our Annual General Meeting.
Pomeroy Herb Festival
Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.
fresh herb plants, Entertainment, Farm Cafe,
Portland Highland Games
More details to follow.
TAC Summer School
Did you know? TAC Summer School is open to all
New location: Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo,
Core Teachers: Ruth Jappy, Delta, BC; Robert McOwen,
Arlington, MA; and Rebecca Blackhall-Peters, Langley, BC.
Musicians: Bobby Brown, Laird Brown, Mara Shea, Jim
Accommodations: Fully air-conditioned single rooms
with sink and adjoining bathrooms, and fully air-conditioned dance
studios, for your dancing pleasure!
Early Bird Price before May 15th: $750 Cdn, $715 US.
Teacher's Discounted Price: $675 Cdn, $645
Fort Worden 2006
RSCDS Seattle Branch's Annual Weekend Workshop.
Musicians: Calum MacKinnon (fiddle), Ryan Mckasson
(fiddle), Cali Mckasson (piano), Ralph Gordon (cello, bass), Brian
Crisafulli (fiddle), Gwen Taylor (fiddle)
Teachers: Ron Wallace (Rohnert Park, CA), Gary
Thomas (Rohnert Park, CA), Elaine Brunken (Laurel, MD), Mary
Murray (Vancouver, BC)
Classes: SCD classes plus alternative classes in
Ladies' Step Dance, Old Time Dance, and English Country Dance.
Watch for your Fort Worden application in April, or check
the website for an online form:
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