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The TAC Teachers' Conference Weekend and AGM will be held from

 July 22 - 24, 2022 at

Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 

Join us in Calgary and enjoy a weekend with fellow teachers from around the world. 

The teacher for the weekend classes will be 
Raphaëlle Orgeret from Lyon, France
Musicians will be Judi Nicolson from Houston, Texas, Ian Muir from Prestwick, Scotland
Kathy Fraser-Collins & Fred Collins from Ste. Anne de Prescott, Ontario
 
 
 

  Dance Teacher - TCW 2022

Raphaëlle Orgeret

Lyon,  France

I was introduced to Scottish dancing by my mother and attended Summer School for the first time in 1998.  I was hooked and haven't stopped dancing since.  I passed the Teacher’s Certificate in St Andrews in 2008.  I teach a branch class in Lyon as well as a children’s class.  For several years I have coached a team for the Newcastle Festival made up of friends from across Europe and called it the International Team.  I then began coaching my own Lyon branch team for the competition.  I have been the Branch Chairman since 2016 and I organise weekend schools and other events for the branch. My branch has a large and important group of teenagers, who keep me on my toes!
 
I've taught at the RSCDS Summer School, Winter School in Pitlochry, and at several Spring Flings as well as workshops across Europe.  I was lucky enough to be invited to teach at the Australian Winter School and Asilomar weekend. These experiences were wonderful, I've met so many lovely people, danced to incredible musicians, and experienced new ways of dancing. I'm very much looking forward to discovering Canada and meeting you all!
 
Outside of dancing, I'm a primary school teacher.
 
 
   Class Musician - TCW 2022

 

Ian Muir

Prestwick, Scotland

 

 

Ian has been playing for Scottish dancing in all its forms for the past 40 years.  Scottish Country Dancing, Ceilidh, and Old-Time dancing have been the mainstay of his long career in music.  As well as playing for dancing he has performed solo in Scottish Variety theatres throughout the country and has toured extensively in Europe and the Middle East.  He formed his own Scottish danced band in 1984 and has been a regular contributor on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Take the Floor’ programme as a bandleader and for two summer seasons was the programme’s presenter.

He combines playing duties with his tutorial role as Principal Accordion Tutor in the Scottish Music Department at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a post he has held for 23 years.

Since 2012 Ian has been on staff at three TAC Summer School events in Portland, Oregon, Bishops’ University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and UBC in Vancouver.  He played at the Vancouver Branch’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, the San Francisco Branch’s Asilomar weekend in California in 2013, and the Edmonton, Alberta weekend school.

Recent studio recordings include RSCDS Book 51, a commission by Bill Little for part of his Carlingwork Collection, and a recent collaboration with Judi Nicolson, Kathy Fraser-Collins, and Fred Collins in the album “Fire Away.”

Ian is very much looking forward to playing at the TAC Summer Events in Calgary!