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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Scottish Country Dancing & More

March 22, 2006 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM): WEEKLY EMAIL NEWSLETTER ---- IN THIS ISSUE: SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (SCDM) SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN TEXAS FEATURED LINKS CALENDAR PAGE ---- SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE: TONIGHT: We danced: The Clansman, Sauchie Haugh, Off to Speyside, Swedish Waltz, Blairmormond and Brechin Fancy. WEBSITE REDESIGN: NEW HOME PAGE I've been redoing sections of the website for some time. I've now prepared a new home page at: I realize pages display differently on different computers; let me know of any suggestions. The old page will remain up but will not be updated, so please change your bookmarks. I've added a featured dancer of the week and I'll gradually get the member/dancer pages redone; for this week the featured dancers are Ed & Carol Young and the featured musician/band of the week is: MURDER THE STOUT COME DANCE WITH US! (info on calendar below) ---- SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN TEXAS ** SAN ANTONIO: THE BLUEBONNET BALL 2006 March 25, 2006 The Bluebonnet Scottish Country Dancers Grand March begins at 7 pm International Folk Culture Center, Our Lady of the Lake University Music by Mimi Rogers and Allison Hicks Costs $25 / adult; $10 / 18 years old or younger; $5 / non-dancers Make checks payable to: Bluebonnet Scottish Country Dancers c/o Jon Simms, 323 Oak Bend, Lavernia, TX 78121, (830) 779-2308 Program: Hooper's Jig 32J3 RSCDS MMM II The Gates of Edinburgh 32R3 RSCDS XV 5 Delvine Side 32S2 RSCDS II 3 Pelorus Jack 32J3 RSCDS XLI 1 The Sailor 32H3 RSCDS XXIV 4 Culla Bay (Square Set) 32S4 RSCDS XLI 2 The Clansman 32R2 RSCDS XXXII 8 Cape Town Wedding 32S3 RSCDS XXXIX 4 Miss Mary Douglas 48J3 RSCDS X 11 Intermission Joie de Vivre 32J3 RSCDS XXXIX 2 The Chapman 32R3 RSCDS XXIV 2 Miss Gibson.s Strathspey 32S3 RSCDS Leaflets Equilibrium 32J3 Barbour SDA 95 Sauchie Haugh 32S2 RSCDS Leaflets A Trip to Bavaria 32R4 Collins The Wind on Loch Fyne 32S3 Dunedin 1(Triangle Set) The Rock and the Wee Pickle Tow 32J2 RSCDS III 7 Mairi.s Wedding 40R3 Cosh Extra . Black Mountain Reel 32R5 Haynes ** FORT WORTH March 17 2006 Ceilidh Country Dancers Class There were 10 people present at this week's class: John and Victoria McCain; Linda Neal; Vernon and Charlotte Wellman; John Shipley; Mark & Allelia Scott; Becky Dodge; and Ellie Hayes. We had a chance to go over several dances on the San Antonio program as well as one other dance which was new to the group. We danced the following - Equilibrium (32J-3) from Set and Cast Off Vol 2/9 - on the San Antonio program Cape Town Wedding (32S-3) from RSCDS Bk 39/4 - on the San Antonio program Miss Mary Douglas (48J-3) from RSCDS Bk 10/11 - on the San Antonio program Delvine Side (32S-3) from RSCDS Bk 2/9 The Hamilton Rant (48R-3) from RSCDS Bk 22/2 Our next class will meet from 7:30 - 10:00 on Mar 24 2006 at Ridglea Presbyterian Church, 6201 Camp Bowie Blvd, Ft Worth - on the corner of Camp Bowie and Westridge. Becky Dodge - ** AUSTIN *Austin Scottish Country Dance Society MARCH Dance of the Month: Equilibrium (jig; San Antonio Ball program) 25 Bluebonnet Ball, San Antonio, 7:00 pm (more information here) 28 Tuesday In-Class Social, 7:30 pm, Quicksilver Dance Studio 30 Thursday In-Class Social, 7:00 pm, Quicksilver Dance Studio APRIL Dance of the Month: Let’s Have A Ceilidh (reel) 25 Tuesday In-Class Social, 7:30 pm, Quicksilver Dance Studio 29 UNESCO World Dance Day *Scottish Country Dance Alliance We meet on most Sunday evenings from 7.00 to 9.00pm at the Quicksilver Dance Studio (address & map) and then usually adjourn for coffee at Borders at 183 & Great Hills Trail. ** CORPUS CHRISTI Celtic Menagerie Scottish Country Dancers Tartan Day Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi ~~ April 6, 2006 San Antonio Highland Games, San Antonio, Texas ~~ April 8, 2006 General Sam Houston Folk Festival, Huntsville, Texas ~~ April 22, 2006 ** DALLAS Dallas Scottish Country Dancers: The Dallas Scottish Country dancers meet every Tuesday evening, year round, from 7-9 pm at the St. James Episcopal Church (old parish hall) located at 9845 McCree Rd, near White Rock Lake. (MAP) For more information, see the Classes page And Make Plans to Attend the Following: Apr 1, 2006 - Tartan Day at Winfrey Point, 1-5 p.m., White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX Apr 1, 2006 - Red McWilliams at the Tipperaray Inn starting at 8 p.m., Dallas, TX ** DENTON Denton Celtic Dancers Classes are held every Sunday. NOTE: Classes are canceled for Sunday May 22, 2005. There is a conflict with the room. 5-6 PM Scottish Country Dancing Experienced Dancers 6-6:30 PM Scottish Country Dancing Basics Newcomers 6:30-7 PM Scottish Country Dancing Intermediate Dances Newcomers 7-7:45 PM Irish Soft Shoe Dancing Please contact us before you come to Irish, the schedule varies. All Dancers 7:45-8:30 PM Irish Hard Shoe Dancing Please contact us before you come to Irish, the schedule varies. All Dancers Classes are held at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, TX. The Center for the Visual arts is at the corner of Hickory and Bell. Here's a map, or go to for driving directions. The rehearsal room is upstairs. Ring the doorbell if the door is locked when you arrive. Center for the Visual Arts 400 East Hickory Street Denton, TX 76201 Clothing: Wear comfortable clothing that allows you freedom of motion. Shoes: Ghillies, ballet slippers, or jazz shoes are preferable, but any soft soled shoes will work. Classes cost $1 each Sunday you attend. ** HOUSTON *SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE (see above) *ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY: HOUSTON & DISTRICT BRANCH Upcoming Events Social Dances April 1, location to be announced AGM May 6. location to be announced ---- FEATURED LINKS National Geographic: The Celtic Realm Scottish Superhero Comic Book The creator/artist, Mat Nastos, will be attending the Sam Houston Folk Festival in April. A portion of the proceeds from sale of the comic book will go to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. Downtune (they're hoping to add an Irish subsection) ---- CALENDAR PAGE details on all items listed below can be found on the webpage at: CURRENT MONTH UPCOMING MONTHS THE COMING WEEK: 23 THURSDAY Celtic Chorus of Houston Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar 7:30-9:30 pm ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY: HOUSTON & DISTRICT BRANCH General Class (West Houston) Thursdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. (last class Apr. 27) Dads' Club 1006 Voss Road Houston, 77055 Just North of I-10 Teacher: Carol Palmer For info: Carol Palmer 713-776-8531 24 FRIDAY 4th Friday Houston Area Acoustic Music Society Acoustic Showcase at Hickory Hollow, 101 Heights Blvd MAP Peggy Carter, 281-370-9495; Music starts at 7:00. The jam is about 9:00 Riverdance Brown Theatre Wortham Centre Houston, TX 713-629-3700 8 PM $30 - $67 Back At The Ranch Anderson Fair, Houston, TX $10. Doors open at 8pm 2007 Grant 25 SATURDAY SAN ANTONIO BLUEBONNET BALL 2006 2nd & 4th Saturdays CONTRA DANCE: HOUSTON AREA TRADITIONAL DANCE SOCIETY, Schedule Music by: No Foolin’ Calling by Keith Holmes Riverdance Brown Theatre Wortham Centre Houston, TX 713-629-3700 8 PM $30 - $67 Audubon String Quartet Benefit Concert 3:00 P.M. Chapel, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Heights (1819 Heights Blvd.) donations accepted 26 SUNDAY Sunday, March 26th at 2:00p.m. YORKSHIRE SOCIETY IN TEXAS, U.S.A. MEETING Red Lion Pub 2316 S Shepherd Dr Houston, TX 77019 713-782-3030 Men of Houston Morris Dancers Society for Creative Anachronism Dancing BACK AT THE RANCH 7pm, $6 McGonigel's Mucky Duck 2425 Norfolk Houston, TX 77098 (713) 528-5999 Riverdance Brown Theatre Wortham Centre Houston, TX 713-629-3700 8 PM $30 - $67 27 MONDAY ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY: HOUSTON & DISTRICT BRANCH General Class (Woodlands) Mondays 7:30-9:30 p.m. Community Center Building (April 24 last session) 2235 Lake Robbins Dr. just down from the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion The Woodlands Dave Davies 936 588 4274 General Class (League City) Mondays 7:30-9:30 p.m. Classical Arts Dance Studio (April 24 last session) 530 N Illinois League City Moon Weiss 713-465-9650 International Folk Dancing for beginners. HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS 7:30 - 10:00 pm Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th Street in the Heights. 4th Monday Heather and Thistle Society , 7:30 P.M. Auditorium, St.Thomas Episcopal School, 4900 Jackwood. 28 TUESDAY ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY: HOUSTON & DISTRICT BRANCH Basic Class (West Houston) Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. (April 25 last session) Dads' Club 1006 Voss Road Houston, 77055 Just North of I-10 Teacher: Judi Hallenbeck 713-721-6743 Friday, March 28, 8pm, $15 BATTLEFIELD BAND McGonigel's Mucky Duck 2425 Norfolk Houston, TX 77098 (713) 528-5999 4th Tuesday Irish American Heritage Association of Katy, Texas Meeting 7:30pm Municipal Utility District Building on Cimmaron Pkwy at Hidden Canyon Rd (just west of S Mason Rd) in Katy, Texas For more information or directions, please call: Bridget Connelly . . 281-492-8780 Mike Long . . . . . . 281-395-3038 Dennis Donlan . . . 281-392-0894 OR E-mail us at: Strings n' Things contact Peggy Carter. 29 WEDNESDAY SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING AND MORE 7-10 pm ·NEW DANCERS WELCOME ·Families welcome (children must be accompanied by parent/guardian) ·COST: ·$5 for those 14 and over; $2.50 those under 14 ($15 maximum per family) - fourth consecutive Wednesday free. ·Location: ·Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th St. (Heights), Houston, Texas ·(3rd building on left traveling east from Heights Blvd. - ·2 story red brick - entrance recessed about 15 feet from street -dancing upstairs). MAP PHOTO OF HALL ---- Dianna Dianna L. Shipman Scottish Country Dancing and More Houston, Texas web page: phone: 713-522-1212
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