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Schedule

Please note all dance events are at St. Stephens & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA.

Friday, November 9
8:30 p.m.  Welcome Dance
 
Saturday, November 10
8:45 a.m.  Registration/Coffee
9:15 a.m.  Warmups
9:30 a.m.  First Class*
10:50 a.m.  Break
11:10 a.m.  Second Class*
12:30 p.m.  Lunch Break
1:30 p.m.  Ball Review
7:30 p.m.  Reception
7:55 p.m.  Grand March
8:00 p.m.  Argyle Ball
  Afters party location: will be made available at classes and dances.
 
Sunday, November 11
10:30 a.m.  Ceilidh Dance Class
12:15 p.m.  Lunch
1:30 p.m.  Specialty Teaching Class

Ready-to-serve finger-food contributions to the refreshment table at both dances and the afters party are most welcome.

*Morning Classes: Two class options will be offered during each class session:

Scottish Dances in the Ballroom--Appropriate for dancers who have been dancing at least 6 months who are familiar with basic footwork, figures, and geography, and who are interested in learning new dances. This low-pressure and relaxed class will help dancers improve their abilities to dance from a briefing, focus on dance etiquette and practice recovery skills.

Challenge Dancing and Technique--Suitable for dancers with more than 1 1/2 years' experience who are familiar with standard steps/formations, are able to dance from a talk-through and are interested in improving technique. Dances may require a combination of high-energy movement and intense mental focus.

Sunday Specialty class is low-impact Ceilidh dances taught by Jim Stott. Ceilidh dance is the traditional party dance of Scotland. No experience or partner necessary. Wear dance shoes or other shoes you can skip in. Class will be located in McKinnon Hall - follow the St. Andrew's Cross signs. View the flyer here

Specialty teaching class: Passing on the knowledge. Jim Stott will share insights from his own experience. Bring your shoes; there will be some dancing. This class will be geared to RSCDS teachers and candidates, and will be taught at the level appropriate for teachers. Other interested dancers may attend as spectators.