The dance floor was over a whopping 7,000 sq feet of hardwood at Dalhousie University’s famed McInnes Room. And we had plenty of space for tables and chairs, TWO large projection screens and a theatre-style stage! The room had large vertical windows for natural light and A/C.
Lizzie Clarke (Scotland) and Gerard Murphy (that would be me!) were the featured instructors. It was a gift to have Liz join us for this event and she brought her typical style of humour and fun that helped guests have a memorable experience! Donna Laurin (Ontario, Canada) was our event DJ. She did an outstanding job keeping the floor filled during the evening social dances and she also agreed to teach a beginner workshop that went over very well. We were pleasantly surprised to have Joanne Brady (Delaware, USA) fly in to play with everyone – and of course I couldn’t NOT have her teach a few dances. She obliged us all and everyone enjoyed her workshop and her entertaining personality!
Lizzie Clarke taught:
Big Blue Tree by Ria Vos
Locklin’s Bar by Maggie Gallagher
Hey You by Gary Lafferty
Missing by Heather Barton
Imitation Love by Gary Lafferty
Scotia Samba by Liz and Bev Clarke
Aces and Eights by Karl-Harry Winson
Heavenly Cha by Dee Musk
Belongs to You by Lizzie Clarke
A Wee Taste of Tartan by Lizzie Clarke (NEW!)
Gerard Murphy taught:
Sherry Baby by Gerard Murphy (NEW!)
Why Do Fools? by Gerard Murphy (NEW!)
My Way by Gerard Murphy (NEW!)
Daybreak by Gerard Murphy (NEW!)
Figure It Out by Gerard Murphy
Donna Laurin taught:
Part Time Love by Raymond Sarlemijn
Short Small Sally by Roy Hadisubroto & Raymond Sarlemijn
Oh Carol by Roy Verdonk, Jonas Dahlgren & Jef Camps
Joanne Brady taught:
Yesterday’s Tomorrow by Karl-Harry Winson
Lipstick Tango by Michele Burton
Completely by Betty Moses
OH Henry! by Joanne Brady & Gerard Murphy (NEW!)
On Sunday, we organized an escorted bus tour for 35 out-of-town guests. We spent four hours visiting the landmark Peggy’s Cove and touring Halifax highlights, including the cemetery with victims of the Titanic disaster. And we topped off the post-event festivities with a private lobster supper at a downtown restaurant!
We are more than thankful to everyone who chose to attend. We hope our guests had a fantastic experience dancing with us and exploring our beautiful province of Nova Scotia! People have been asking if and when we’ll host another Restart event. We’ll let the dust settle – get through our condo move over the next two weeks – and then think about it some more.
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