NEW MEXICO BRANCH,ROYAL SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE SOCIETY
Social dancing for everyone
NM RSCDS Workshop and Ball
Jeanne and Tim will each teach two workshops on Saturday, and they will both teach a join workshop on Saturday morning.
In my non-dance life, I am a librarian/archivist in the San Francisco History department of the San Francisco Public Library. My daily work involves helping others find the answers to their research questions--which is sometimes akin to treasure hunting. We see all age groups at the library from 8th graders, and younger, to graduate students, and older. And, as a result of years of practice, I am now quite adept at shushing. :-)
I've been folk dancing since 1988 when I began Israeli folk dancing in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. When I moved to San Francisco, California in 1996, a friend from Israeli dance circles thought I'd probably enjoy Scottish country dancing. I've been hooked ever since. The figures of Scottish dancing, the interplay of couples, and the music, all inspire me to devise dances. I count myself lucky that a few have been danced outside of the San Francisco Bay area. One of my favorite dances is The Duke of Atholl's Reel.I earned my full certificate in 2007 and have been teaching in the San Francisco class rotation since then. I’ve had the good fortune to teach workshops in the U.S. and abroad (from San Diego, Truckee, and Sacramento, to Fort Worden (Washington), Scottish Weekend (Maryland), Pinewoods (Boston), Pawling (New York), and Midwest Scottish Weekend, and from Calgary, Edmonton, and Medicine Hat, to Killarney, Ireland, and Queensland, Australia). It has been great to meet dancers around the world and to experience first-hand the welcoming nature of our global dance community
Scottish Country Dancing at Bryn Mawr College, PA, then continued dancing in Portland,
OR, and San Diego, CA. I wanted to give back to the great and varied community
of SCD - it has given me so much over the years. So I started the process toward
becoming a teacher in 2006, and I have loved sharing the joy of this dance form
since then. I received my full teaching certification in 2012. My regular teaching
gig in San Diego is a dedicated beginner’s class, my deepest satisfaction
coming from the core group who return every season to welcome new dancers.
It is my
hope to always make dancing approachable and elegant – “to make the music
visible.” May our capacity to celebrate our music, our dancing, and each other always