Our next Day School is for
experienced dancers who wish to have an opportunity to dance to a high standard.
The class will be led by David
David Queen ~
24th November 2018
From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Tarporley Community Centre, CW6 0AY
Day School Fee: £20
including refreshments and lunch.
started dancing at five years of age and qualified as a Scottish Country
Dance teacher in 1993. He has taught regular branch classes in the north
of England and workshops around the UK and also at RSCDS Schools in St
Andrews, Pitlochry, New Zealand and TAC. He has also been very
fortunate to receive invitations to teach around the world in such
diverse locations as Japan, Russia, USA, Canada and across Europe.
David also served as a member of the RSCDS
Education and Training Committee and, amongst other things, worked on
the beginner’s framework during his three year term.
David enjoys promoting good technique and derives a great deal
of satisfaction from seeing dances performed to a high standard.
His classes seek to help all abilities of dancer to achieve their own
personal best whilst ensuring that they have fun!
John has always played music. He started the piano at
age five, violin at age eight, accordion at 19 and concert harp at 34,
and despite starting the harp so late he obtained Grade VIII in 2009.
But it was watching and listening to Iain MacPhail and Sandy Nixon’s
bands playing in Edinburgh in the 1980s that really inspired his passion for music making and an
understanding of the drive and lift that could be provided for dancing.
His presidency of the Edinburgh University New Scotland Scottish Country
Dance Society in 1986 also helped this understanding.
John started playing for Scottish country dancing with
David Sturgeon’s band in 1982; fast forward a few years to 1991 and he
had his first radio recording for BBC’s Take the Floor with Ian
Muir and the Craigellachie Band, recorded at Broadcasting House in Portland Place,
London. He has played for dances all over
Great Britain, from
to Southampton and Shetland to Jersey, and abroad in
and Denmark. He has played for day schools for Derek Haynes, John Drewry, Roy
Goldring, Bruce Frazer, Margo Priestley, Atsuko Clement, Malcolm Brown,
Deb Lees, and of course David Queen.
John considers the accordion an excellent solo
instrument for Scottish country dancing, and finds playing with larger
ensembles when the occasion allows a particular pleasure.
~ John Browne ~
book your place
will be limited, so please book early if you'd like to take part in what
promises to be an interesting and enjoyable Day School. For further
information please contact:
Locke on 01244 460168 or by email
download an application form (PDF format) or here
for the form in Word format
For this Day
School it will be assumed that you have been attending classes regularly for
about five years, that you have a good level of competence in the steps and standard dance formations - if you are not sure,
please ask your regular class teacher for guidance.
for applications 10th November 2018
How to find
Branch dances at the Community Centre, High Street, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6
0AY every Wednesday during our dancing season. Click
here for a map. There is a large free car park at the Community
on the A51/A49 about 9 miles from Chester.
Tarporley is served by a regular bus
service (Arriva route 84) between Crewe/Nantwich and Chester and the bus stops right outside the Community Centre. Click
here for bus
Do take few moments to look at our Photo
Gallery for some pictures of previous Day Schools and activities.