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Spring Fling Dance Classes - Shared screen with speaker view
RSCDS Dance Scottish
07:32
Hi and welcome to the Virtual Spring Fling! Here’s to a good afternoon and evening of activities. And plenty of time to chat with fellow Spring Flingers - online here and then in person later in the day. The class will start at 2 - but in the meantime, enjoy chatting and seeing who else is online.
Helen McGinley
08:50
Greetings to all from John Gibson and Helen McGinley in a bubble in sunny Dublin. These pictures are making me (H) homesick.
Patricia and Paul
14:04
Hi from sunny but humid Algarve, happy to be dancing with “company” again.
Pascal
15:01
Hi from Dublin, Ireland. It's also sunny... at least for the next 10 miutes... LOL !!! Very Happy to "meet" you all !
David Queen
15:32
Hello all from a very sunny Southport in Lancashire
Jean Martin
15:50
Welcome to sunny Aberdeen! Hope you are enjoying seeing our lovely granite buildings and other places of interest.
brenda
16:19
Hello from Brenda in NL
Yuriko Tatsumi
16:22
Hello from Japan at 10pm. Happy to meet you all.
Antje
16:25
Hello everyone from sunny Dortmund in German, Antje
Lynn Wood
16:33
Hello from Lynne In sunny Aberdeen.
David Queen
16:55
Hi Yuriko from David
Moira Korus
16:56
I remember having fun in a Maze in Aberdeen’s Park when I was a kid- Hazelhead Park?
Chiara
17:02
good afternoon from Italy
Judie
17:12
Hi to all friends near & far from a sunny & blustery Weymouth. Judie
Margaret Cargill
17:16
Hello from Margaret in sunny Arbroath.
Yuriko Tatsumi
17:17
Hi David, Lovely to meet you!
Anastasiia Gavryliuk
17:28
Hello from Kyiv, Ukraine!
Patricia and Paul
17:34
HI JUDIE! XXX
Christine & Hansmartin
17:37
Hi to all dancing friends from Christine and Hansmartin in sunny but cool Hamburg
Pascal
17:47
Hi Anastasia !!
Anne Taylor
17:54
Sunny here in the NE coast but a cold air coming in off the sea. Hapy to join you for Spring Fling. Anne Taylor
Anastasiia Gavryliuk
17:56
Hi Pascal :)
Doris
18:01
Hello from Doris in Buckie
Gail Fraser
18:03
Hi from Gail in Aberdeen, a lovely sunny afternoon. 👋
Jean Pettit, Muir of Ord.
18:05
Good afternoon from a gloriously sunny Highlands, just in from the garden.
Tet
18:07
Hello! Greetings from sunny Switzerland!
Antje
18:13
Hallo Christine und Hansmartin, Antje
Roger Picken
18:23
Hi all from near Lisbon
Pascal
18:26
Hi Tet !
Chris and Lee Pratt
18:27
Hello from Lee and Chris in sunny Horsham, West Sussex, UK. Superb photos.
Anna
18:32
Hello from Ohio, USA!
Christine & Hansmartin
18:35
Hallo Antje, nett Dich hier zu treffen!
Musician 2
18:37
Hi Tet and Peter! Nice to “see” you (Joshua ;-) )
Tet
18:40
Hi Pascal! :D
Judie
18:44
Hello Patricia & Paul, good to 'see' you again.
Tet
19:06
Hi Josh! :D Just Tet today, I'll pass your greetings on to Peter :)
Pascal
19:15
Hello Angela
Olga McIntosh
19:35
Hi! Lovely to be here! Olga and Edmund from Devon, UK
Halyna Sydorenko
20:02
On a very sunny morning, greetings from Walters Falls in Ontario.
Tom Halpenny
20:03
Hi from Tom in Vancouver WA USA - 6:00am
Tet
20:12
Hi Olga and Edmund!
Ainslie
20:28
Hello from the extremely young Ainslie and Lynda in sunny Dumfries!!
Moira Korus
21:00
Hi to the very young Ainslie and Lynda!
Ainslie
21:20
Hello Moira
Musician 2
24:39
A ceilidh dance can be various rhythms: waltz, reel, jig, march, schottische. Ceilidh dances are mainly simple dances that anyone can pick up quite quickly without knowing much about dancing.
Musician 2
25:44
This ceilidh dance, A Canonbie Ceilidh, is a reel.
Jean Martin
26:17
Moira, you are correct. It’s Hazelhead Park.
sheilabain@mypostoffice.co.uk
27:16
Hi from Sheila in a sunny garden in Aberdeen xx
Anna
28:01
What was the name of that dance?
Anna
28:17
Thank you!
Helen McGinley
29:12
Canonbie is a village in the Scottish borders. Ian wrote the dance for the wedding of Hazel and James Williams. I was there!
Pascal
29:44
Hi Helen !!!
Helen McGinley
30:09
Hello! Looking forward to seeing you on Monday.
Pascal
30:21
yep, indeed !!!!
Pascal
30:37
see you on monday !!
Lynn Wood
34:44
loved those warmups!
Tet
35:00
Yes, such a fun warm up!
Lynn Wood
36:03
nice tunes Graham!
David Queen
36:45
good choice of dance Angela
Josep Centelles
41:44
Thank you, Angela. Good to dance with you and the music from Graham
Lorna Valentine
42:53
A dance much enjoyed with the primary school children in and around Arbroath. Hoping it won't be too long before we get back into the schools.
Joana Stausberg
48:08
Why do I Always Need a reminder to post for everyóne :) It's Wonderful to have the Virtual Spring Fling today! Looking forqward to the whole day of dancing and chatting, and am already quite warm from this lesson :) Greetings from Bonn!
Clare Grycuk
54:23
Graham, You're a natural.
Gail Fraser
55:03
Fabulous Graham x
Erica de Gannes
55:05
well done, graham! good morning from Toronto!
linda
55:16
Well done Graham!
David Oswald
56:48
Oh no, Scottish dance bands lost one of the finest Piano players to Scottish country Dancing 🤣🤣
RSCDS Music
57:50
Steady on Mr Oswald!
sheilabain@mypostoffice.co.uk
57:58
You could be next Mr O 🤣🤣🤣
Ian Jackson
58:41
always wondered why it was called "polite" turn. Thanks for that note of "keep looking at your partner" Now I should turn the right way each time.
David Queen
01:04:41
Always loved this dance with such a great tune
Halyna Sydorenko
01:09:36
Many teaching point reminders and tips along the way. Very useful to watch for a beginning teacher. :)
David Queen
01:11:00
miss haddens reel
Lynn Wood
01:11:20
which is a jig?
sheilabain@mypostoffice.co.uk
01:11:22
just beat me David x
Musician 2
01:11:23
But it’s a jig!
Halyna Sydorenko
01:11:31
Angela, I switch between my home base in Toronto and my remote work place in tiny Walters Falls, from where I'm watching today.
Rachel Shankland
01:12:03
David - you have an advantage as a musician! I am out of practice with tunes and dances - need to get back on the dance floor!
David Queen
01:13:07
sorry Rachel :D
Rachel Shankland
01:13:38
Just jealous I don't have this ability :)
David Queen
01:14:07
would you like to dance this with me Rachel?
Rachel Shankland
01:14:58
Would love to - if only in person!
David Queen
01:15:24
:)
linda
01:16:47
Can Cassie be my partner?
Anna
01:17:42
Thank you! That was so much fun!
Yuriko Tatsumi
01:17:43
Thank you for the lovely dance!
Ian Jackson
01:18:13
when you say CAST is that up whereas cast off is that DOWN?
Jean Martin
01:18:20
Thank you Angela AND Graham!
Moira Korus
01:18:46
Thank you Angela and Graham - that was great!
Lynn Wood
01:18:55
Enjoyed that - thank you! Great teacher Angela (and nice music Graham!)
Gail Fraser
01:19:01
Thank you so much for a fab class Angela and Graham. Great dances. Xx
Chris and Lee Pratt
01:19:05
Thank you Angela and Graham. A super hour.
Helen McGinley
01:19:06
Thank you for a super class, Angela. I particularly liked your explanation of the phrasing of the reel of 4. Lovely music, thank you, Graham. (And cute puppy!)
Raquel Fernandez
01:19:12
A wonderful class and great music! Thank you so much
Lorna Valentine
01:19:28
Thank you Angela and Graham
Halyna Sydorenko
01:19:29
Thank you, Angela and Graham, for a nicely paced, and very clear class.
Joana Stausberg
01:19:34
Thank you, Angela and Graham. Coffee break :)
Rachel Shankland
01:19:34
Lovely dances and music. Thank you :)
Lynn Wood
01:19:51
Thanks both. That was great. Lynnex
Anastasiia Gavryliuk
01:19:58
Thank you, Angela and Graham! P.S. Lovely dog :)
David Queen
01:20:04
Great class Angela and Graham and not forgetting Cassie
Pascal
01:20:06
Thanks Angela ! Nice class !
Laird Lars
01:20:06
Thanks Angela! Quite a difference to see you dancing at home instead of hosting DSAH from the Office.
sheilabain@mypostoffice.co.uk
01:20:12
Thank you Angela & Graham I enjoyed that x
Clare Grycuk
01:20:29
Great class Angela, Cassie stole the show
Margaret Cargill
01:20:58
Thank you Angela for a great class. Thank you Graham for the music.
Doris
01:21:17
Thank you
Roger Picken
01:22:27
Thanks Angela, very well done, great choices and teaching points!
Tom Halpenny
01:22:57
Thank you!
Joana Stausberg
01:23:11
Hi Roger, how are you, how's your Group?
Jean Pettit, Muir of Ord.
01:23:18
Thank you Angela & Graham, that was very enjoyable. A quick cuppa then next class!
Mervyn Short
01:23:33
Thanks Angela and Graham for an excellent class
Roger Picken
01:24:49
H Joana, doing well and still having weekly online classes.
Hilary in Suffolk
01:25:45
Thank you Angela and Graham for a great class. Looking forward to getting some beginners' classes going again!
Roger Picken
01:26:49
Deconfinement in Portugal is proceeding well. I got first vaccine a week ago.
Joana Stausberg
01:27:28
Oh, very happy for you, Roger!!
Patricia and Paul
01:27:39
Hi Roger, I think you are better off up there. Down south we have gone into a local lockdown again…
David Queen
01:27:55
how many Aberdeen associated dances are we going to get in this spell? what do we think will be next?
Joana Stausberg
01:28:15
Blooms of Bon Accord
Jean Pettit, Muir of Ord.
01:28:15
Bonnie Lass???
Roger Picken
01:28:20
Hope to catch up a bit with you later on in the chat rooms!
David Queen
01:28:32
Trip to Aberdeen?
Hilary in Suffolk
01:28:55
What superb photos, thank you!
Joana Stausberg
01:28:57
The Daffodil :)
RSCDS Dance Scottish
01:29:14
Over the Dee and over the Don
David Queen
01:29:22
Ahh
RSCDS Dance Scottish
01:29:23
From the MacNab collection
RSCDS Dance Scottish
01:29:36
Recording by Muriel Johnstone and her SCD Band
David Queen
01:29:39
that's cheating!
RSCDS Dance Scottish
01:29:52
To go with the bonnie photos of the Dee and the Don
David Queen
01:29:59
lovely
RSCDS Dance Scottish
01:30:00
Flowing out to the Harbour
83347845385
01:30:11
hello Aberdeen and Banchory from Barbara in Chelmsford Essex
RSCDS Dance Scottish
01:30:20
Any guesses for the other recordings?
David Queen
01:31:20
probably a reel next? blooms of bon accord?
Joana Stausberg
01:31:27
Dolphin!
Anne Taylor
01:31:30
My last message did not have two Ps in Happy but still Happy to be with you all, thanks Aberdeen.
sheilabain@mypostoffice.co.uk
01:31:41
Billy thought he heard Jim MacLeod x
David Queen
01:31:53
Deeside railway
Maria Elena Bonacini
01:31:57
Hi everyone! Maria Elena and Anna from Vicenza
Musician 2
01:32:06
Yes, we have dolphins in Aberdeen :) We would have loved to show them to you in real life :(
RSCDS Dance Scottish
01:32:27
Spot on - this is The Royal Deeside Railway recorded by the Craigowl Band
Roger Picken
01:32:39
Hi Maria Elena!
Musician 2
01:32:42
We also have a lion!
Joana Stausberg
01:32:56
Where's the Lion? You don't have zoo?
Pat Fish
01:32:58
Aberdean looks great. must visit
RSCDS Music
01:33:04
And futrets!
Maria Elena Bonacini
01:33:24
Hello Roger! How are you?
Gail Fraser
01:33:24
Dance - Airyhall Delight
David Queen
01:33:26
:D
Yvonne Yang
01:33:31
Earlier I heard John of Bon Accord and Jean Martin of Aberdeen
Musician 2
01:33:39
The lion is a granite statue outside Cowdray Hall ;)
RSCDS Dance Scottish
01:33:40
Thanks Yvonne - John of Bon Accord by the Kenny Thomson Band and Jean Martin of Aberdeen by Ian Muir of Prestwick
linda
01:33:44
Fantastic photographs, really well done, team!
David Queen
01:33:46
love the futrets
Roger Picken
01:34:07
Maria Elena, doing well thanks, hope you too!
83347845385
01:34:18
Have you been polishing the granite ? It looks beautiful Barbara
Patricia and Paul
01:34:19
OK, I now have to show my ignorance, what is a futret?????
Maria Elena Bonacini
01:34:45
yes, I am fortunately. and all our group
RSCDS Music
01:34:57
A futret is Aberdonian for a ferret. See Scotland there What for example!
RSCDS Music
01:35:17
Scotland the What
Jean Pettit, Muir of Ord.
01:35:25
That's a very good sketch!
Antje
01:35:27
I think we have to visit Aberdeen when it is possible to go on a Holiday in Scotland agian, great photos!
RSCDS Dance Scottish
01:35:27
The local Aberdonian dialect is Doric
Musician 2
01:35:29
The granite is indeed being polished on Marischal College.
Rachel Shankland
01:36:03
Hello everyone - I hope everyone is good. Missing Spring Fling for the second year - hopefully we'll be back with a bang next year :)
Patricia and Paul
01:36:08
Ah, those poor animals that keep being put down trousers.
Maria Elena Bonacini
01:36:19
Hi Rachel
David Queen
01:36:34
I was deprived as a child, I didn't have a cuddly futret
Patricia and Paul
01:37:38
David, if you wore shorts as a child, a cuddly futret would have been deprived...
Rachel Shankland
01:37:50
Hi Maria!
Rachel Shankland
01:38:09
Great idea :)
David Queen
01:38:19
Patricia :D :D
Kate Gentles
01:38:21
Hello everyone!
Katy E
01:38:29
Hi everyone 👋
Maria Elena Bonacini
01:38:30
it's great to see so many people!
Lydia Hedge
01:38:37
Hey Josh and Louise!
David Queen
01:38:45
Hi Katy
Clare Grycuk
01:38:56
Hi Louise and Josh, lovely to see you both
Tet
01:38:56
Hi Josh and Louise!
Pascal
01:39:14
Hi Louise and Josh !!
Carol-Ann
01:39:49
Hello all!! Hi Louise and Josh!!
Olga McIntosh
01:39:57
Edmund: Ian, 'cast' could be either way; if it's not obvious, the teacher should specify down/off or up.
Pascal
01:40:03
Hi Carol-Ann !
Rachel Shankland
01:40:07
Hi Louise and Josh
Tet
01:40:30
Hi Carol-Ann!
Tet
01:40:38
Hi Rachel!
Catriona Bennett
01:45:35
Hello everyone from Catriona and Elizabeth
sheilabain@mypostoffice.co.uk
01:46:47
Very well done Louise & lovely music from Josh xx
David Queen
01:48:25
loving the low whistle Josh
Heather and Andrew Hodgson
01:49:01
Greetings from Andrew and Heather in Cape Town
Lydia Hedge
01:50:07
Beautiful music, Josh!!
Musician 2
01:51:35
Hi Feng!!! Hi everyone! Glad you’re enjoying the class so far!
Patricia and Paul
01:53:07
Sorry but it is a bit difficult to see with the sun… I know how precious it can be in Scotland.
Pascal
01:54:05
Was the last tune HIlls of Argyll ?
Patricia and Paul
01:54:05
much better thank you
Maria Elena Bonacini
01:54:08
much betrer now!
Musician 2
01:54:13
Hills of Argyll, yes
Maria Elena Bonacini
01:54:22
thanks!
Pascal
01:54:52
indeed that's how I recognized it.. the Red Hot Chilli Pipers !!
Maria Elena Bonacini
01:54:53
lovely music!
Blaine Peet
01:55:43
Great to hear reference to the band, "Red Hot Chili Pipers"
Malin Altenmüller
02:03:03
Here's the link to register for the virtual video display project: forms.office.com/r/4rkfHWZQHv.For after the class! ;-)
Anastasiia Gavryliuk
02:04:24
Nice dance! One of my favourite dance devisers )
David Queen
02:04:53
we used to dance this years ago, I think Andrew Rankine recorded it
Jean Martin
02:07:57
Well done on the tunes, Josh!
Musician 2
02:08:42
The first one was the worst, really Jean. The Granite City Reel is definitely not a whistle tune! ;-)
Moira Korus
02:08:55
what was the name of the dance?
Roger Picken
02:09:02
Like the double HG!
Maria Elena Bonacini
02:09:07
I haven't understood the name of the dance
Musician 2
02:09:13
The dance was Twixt Don and Dee
Jean Martin
02:09:16
I think I could have guessed that!
Musician 2
02:09:24
Twixt = Between
Joana Stausberg
02:09:26
I think I danced it a a Newcastle Festival evening dance once, and we all got a bit confused. :) Thanks!
RSCDS Dance Scottish
02:11:10
The dance, Twixt Don and Dee was from John Drewry’s Deeside Book 2
Deb Lees
02:12:37
Enjoying the music Josh
Jean Martin
02:12:44
The city of Aberdeen was originally between the two rivers, the Dee and the Don. It is now much bigger and includes areas on either side of the two rivers.
Lydia Hedge
02:13:47
Irene Paterson
Joana Stausberg
02:14:48
Aberdeen's 'City in bloom' Awards? Or something?
Musician 2
02:15:08
Not sure if Irene Paterson has a link to Aberdeen, but that’s not the link Louise is thinking of.
Musician 2
02:15:25
Good guess, Joana, but not Louise’s link…
David Queen
02:17:01
Beechgrove garden?
Musician 2
02:17:33
The garden is a red herring. It’s more to do with the previous dance…
Helen McGinley
02:19:09
Our ghosts are doing much better than our 1st couple!!
Sharon Barker
02:20:15
Corners pass and turn - a Drewry formation
Yvonne Yang
02:23:29
Did he also invent set and rotate?
Anastasiia Gavryliuk
02:23:57
He was a genius! )
Anastasiia Gavryliuk
02:24:32
Thanks! I haven't danced this much for half a year!
Jean Martin
02:24:44
And the teacher and musician are also quite keen gardeners!
Katie Haigh
02:25:10
@Jean - that was my first thought too!
Clare and Stan Grycuk
02:26:56
Excellent class Louise, and well supported by Josh. I cant wait to get back to your normal classes.
Anne Taylor
02:27:49
Thank you Louise and Josh for a good class. also to Angela and Graeme.
Chris and Lee Pratt
02:28:01
Thank you, Louise, for a super class and also Joshua for the lovely music. We were, indeed, dancing and no time to chat!
Yuriko Tatsumi
02:28:08
Thank you for the lovely class and the music.
Doris
02:28:26
Thank you
Pascal
02:28:36
Thanks for this great class !!
Emma Allsop
02:28:37
Thanks both for a lovely class - it's been a while since I've done the Granite City Reel!
Roger Picken
02:28:40
Excellent class and musci! Very good balance of technique and dancing.
sheilabain@mypostoffice.co.uk
02:28:44
Super class Louise & we will now look forward to Friday evening when you do the class for Aberdeen Branch with Josh xx
Lynn Wood
02:28:44
Lovely class. Great whistle Josh. Lynne
Joana Stausberg
02:28:46
Thank you!
Raquel Fernandez
02:28:47
Thanks so much Louise and Joshua!
Gail Fraser
02:28:49
Thank you very much Louise & Joshua 👍👏
Helen McGinley
02:28:49
Thank you, Louise & Josh
Moira Korus
02:28:56
That was a lovely class - Thank you!
Deb Lees
02:28:59
Well done both, lovely class and music 👏
Jean Martin
02:29:01
Very proud of of both our Aberdeen teachers and their excellent musicians.
David Queen
02:29:03
Thank you for an excellent class Louise and lovely music from Josh
Maria Elena Bonacini
02:29:07
thank you so much!!!!
Musician 2
02:29:09
It’s a good dance, Emma! Credits to you as the author!
Jean Pettit, Muir of Ord.
02:29:40
Thanks to you both, a very enjoyable class & music.
Clare Grycuk
02:29:55
Fantastic guys, super music and tuition and nice coloured walls, soothing green
Blaine Peet
02:30:05
Thank you for the music and teaching!
Maria Elena Bonacini
02:30:27
Yes, we enjoyed the class very much!!!
83347845385
02:30:41
Thank you both for a very good class Barbara
Antje
02:30:46
Thank you very much
Heather and Andrew Hodgson
02:31:13
Thanks for a most enjoyable class the music, the dances and the teaching