Summer School 2019 class schedule and dance programmes

July 28 - August 4, 2019
Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Summer Event registration will open on March 1, 2019

 

Morning Scottish Country Dance Class Descriptions

Classes are held Monday – Friday    9:00 am – 11:30 am

Use these class descriptions to determine the level appropriate to your experience.  You will be asked to designate a first and second choice of class level on the Summer Events Registration page.

Basic Class - designed for newer dancers who have attended Scottish Country Dance Classes regularly for 1 to 3 years and who aim to improve their knowledge and execution of the basic steps and formations along with an introduction to some of the more advanced formations.  This class focuses on all aspects of technique, such as footwork, covering, handing, phrasing, and transitions, while allowing dancers the opportunity to walk through dances from each position.  Be prepared to learn a lot and have fun doing it.

Intermediate Class - designed for dancers with several years' experience, usually 4 or more years, who have a solid understanding of basic steps and formations and who can learn a pattern by observing others.  Teaching focuses on improved execution of dances including accuracy of footwork, the importance of covering, handing, posture, phrasing, transitions, value of teamwork, and exposure to more advanced formations.

Experienced Class - focuses on all aspects of technique and execution for advanced dancers who are confident and proficient with all standard and advanced formations with minimal dependence on walk-throughs, while learning unfamiliar formations.  Emphasis is on accurate execution of phrasing and footwork.  This class can accommodate knowledgeable dancers who might not wish to sustain the high level of stamina required for the Experienced Challenge Class and those who may have injuries.  

Experienced Challenge Class - focuses on all aspects of technique and execution for advanced dancers who have excellent and sustained technique and who have the stamina to maintain high-performance dancing, while learning unfamiliar formations with minimal walk-throughs.  Emphasis is on consistent and accurate execution of phrasing, and footwork.  We do our best to arrange classes with balanced numbers.  All dancers are expected to participate fully in all dances for the duration of each class.

Morning Class Schedule  

Specific Room assignments will be provided in the registration booklet

 

9:00 – 11:30

Monday

July 29

Tuesday

July 30

Wednesday

July 31

Thursday

August 1

Friday

August 2

Saturday

August 3

Experienced Challenge

Jimmie Hill

Linda Henderson

Moira Korus

Geoffrey Selling

Jimmie Hill

 

Combined Class

Gym

9:00 – 11:30

Geoffrey Selling

Jimmie Hill

Linda Henderson

Moira Korus

 

 

 

 

 

DAA

Assessment

9:00 – 4:00

Jim Stott

Ron Krug

Experienced

Geoffrey Selling

Jimmie Hill

Linda Henderson

Moira Korus

Geoffrey Selling

Intermediate

Moira Korus

Geoffrey Selling

Jimmie Hill

Linda Henderson

Moira Korus

Basic

Linda Henderson

Moira Korus

Geoffrey Selling

Jimmie Hill

Linda Henderson

DAA

Jim Stott

Ron Krug

Jim Stott

Ron Krug

Jim Stott

Ron Krug

Jim Stott

Ron Krug

Jim Stott

Ron Krug

Please do not switch classes unannounced.

The TAC Summer School Committee, in coordination with the Summer School Staff Teachers,

reserves the right to reassign dancers to a class that optimizes all dancers’ participation.

 

Summer School Evening social dance programmes

To access the videos/cribs/diagrams on the Strathspey server use the following links:

Sunday Welcome Dance: http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/20781/

Monday Local Favourites: http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/20782/

Tuesday Western Theme Night: http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/20921/

Wednesday evening will be a programme of Country Western Line Dancing - details to follow

Thursday evening will be our Ceilidh - come prepared to share your hidden talents with your fellow dancers!

Friday Weekend Welcome Dance: http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/20922/

To download a PDF of cribs and diagrams use the following links:

Sunday: Summer School Welcome Dance    Monday: Local Favourites    

Tuesday: Western Theme Night      Friday: Weekend Welcome Dance

* notes social evening dances that are on the Saturday Ball Programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, August 3, 2019 Ball Programme

Click here to download a file of the cribs and diagrams or

to access the videos/cribs/diagrams on the Strathspey server http://my.strathspey.org/dd/list/19464/

 

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