Thursday, June 21, 2007

Dancing Traditions

Traditional Music and Dance of Scotland

You are invited to join for an informative demonstration of Scottish Country Dancing.

May Loudon (experienced Scottish Country Dance teacher) and Angus MacKinnon (Scottish fiddler) will discuss the cultural significance of Scottish dance and fiddle music.

Each session will focus on a particular theme:

July 11 7:30pm 17th century dances

July 25 7:30pm Old dances still popular today

August 8 7:30pm 20th century revival

August 22 7:30pm Contemporary Scottish dances

Admission to these sessions is by donation.
Please call at 604-925-7295 to book your spot in advance.
May Loudon was introduced to Scottish Country Dancing in High School in Scotland. She has danced and taught on the North Shore for almost forty years and enjoyed many events around this West Coast region. Her qualifications are from The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, and are recognised by the Scottish Education Board.

Angus MacKinnon has played Scottish music for Scottish Country Dancing Clubs throughout the United States and Canada and toured extensively with his Scottish Variety Show. He has played with Killarney at the Blarney Stone in Gastown for over twelve years.

The West Vancouver Museum was originally built by Gertrude Lawson, who hosted countless nights of Scottish dancing in her house. The main floor, made of oak, was designed to be large enough for two sets of Scottish dancers. There was a raised platform at one end for Scottish bag pipers.

Learn the ancient art of Scottish Country Dancing at the historic Gertrude Lawson House this summer!


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