“Aloha nui loa” from the RSCDS Hawaii Branch!
Announcing our next Aloha Winter instructional Weekend February 16-18, 2018. The fun begins on Friday evening with a social dance, SCD dance classes on Saturday and Sunday, a dinner and dance on Saturday evening, and a “hang-loose” ceilidh Sunday evening. Live music for classes and the two social dances is provided by The Humuhumunukunukuapua’a and Strathspey Society Band. Our Guest Instructor for this weekend will be Mary Murray from Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Originally from Stirlingshire, Scotland, Mary Murray was introduced to Scottish Country Dancing at Larbert High School and, as a member of the school team, participated in a few competitive SCD festivals in Central Scotland.
After leaving school, she joined the Falkirk Branch of the RSCDS and, as a member of the demonstration group, participated in a few international music and dance festivals in various countries in Europe; Italy, Germany, Belgium and France. When she married, she moved to Edinburgh and danced with the Branch demonstration team there for a few years before departing for Canada.
Since arriving in Canada in the late 60’s, Mary has been involved actively with the Vancouver Branch of the Society. This has included teaching all levels of classes, directing the Branch demonstration group and also conducting numerous teacher candidate courses for the Vancouver Branch.
Over the past number of years, Mary has felt privileged to teach at numerous workshops and summer schools extensively throughout Canada and the U.S. Overseas “assignments” have included Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Hawaii, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.K. Mary has also enjoyed the opportunity to teach at the annual RSCDS Summer School at St. Andrews on many occasions, as well as the RSCDS Winter School in Pitlochry, Perthshire.
The Band: The Band: David Newitt (concertina), Patti Cobb (piano) & Bruce Herbold (percussion & clarinet) started jamming at a Scottish Dance Week on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, and adding like-minded Heather MacKay (fiddle) to the mix, “The Humus” adopted the state fish of Hawaii as their mascot and became a band. “As far as we know, we are the world’s best Hawaiian-themed Scottish music band!” Enhancing their musical adventures, all four are avid dancers, and Bruce, David & Patti are all certificated RSCDS teachers. They have played for the Hawaii branch’s Aloha Winter Weekend workshops since 2007, often with a featured guest artist (when the Humus also assume teaching duties), or as a quartet (when the workshop teacher is not a band member). The quartet returns to play in 2018. They love snorkeling, hiking, doing puzzles…and they’re a heck of a lot of fun to dance to!
Friday February 16, 5:00 – 8:30 pm: a social dance at Paradise Park in Honolulu.
Saturday February 17:
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:00 and Classes 9:00 am – noon, and 1:00 – 2:00 pm, at the Ala Wai Golf Course Multi-Function Facility (Palladium): 404 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu.
Dinner (5:00 pm) and Semi-formal Dance (6:30 – 9:30 pm), also at the Palladium.
Sunday, February 18:
Breakfast 8:30 – 9:30 and Class 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Ala Wai Palladium Ballroom.
Ceilidh 5:30 – 9:00 pm, Presidents Hall, Boy Scouts of America on 42 Puiwa Rd, Honolulu.
We recommend the Queen Kapiolani Hotel, located at the east end of Waikiki. It has reasonable rates and is within walking distance of the weekend classes. However, booking through the internet you may find excellent rates elsewhere, but remember that if you are walking to classes the route is shortest at the east end of Waikiki near Kapahulu Ave.
Download All Dances and Crib Notes in PDF format
ALOHA WINTER WEEKEND 2018
FRIDAY SOCIAL PROGRAM
|EH3 7AF||8X32 3C (4C)||RSCDS Bk 40|
|The Gentleman||8X32 S 3C (4C)||RSCDS Bk 35|
|General Stuart’s Reel||8X32 R 3C (4C)||RSCDS Bk 10|
|Moili’ili Jig||8X32 J 3C (4C)||Mary Brandon|
|Anna Holden’s Strathspey||8X32 2C (3C)||RSCDS BK 42|
|Flowers of Edinburgh||8X32 R 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 1|
|Mrs. Stewart’s Jig||8X32 J 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 35|
|John of Bon Accord||8X32 R 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 33|
|Sugar Candie||8X32 S 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 26|
|The Reel of the 51st Division||8X32 R 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 13|
SATURDAY BALL PROGRAM
|Cutty Sark||8X32 J 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 40|
|Monymusk||8X32 S 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 11|
|Westminster Reel||7X32 R 2C (4C)||RSCDS BK 45|
|Sauchie Haugh||7X32 S 2C (4C)||RSCDS LEAFLET|
|Follow Me Home||8X32 J 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 38|
|Culla Bay||4X32 S (4C-SQ, SET)||RSCDS BK 41|
|Polharrow Burn||5X32 R 5C FOSS||GLENDARROCH SD|
|Fife Ness||8X32 R 3C (4C)||Mary Brandon|
|Pelorus Jack||8X32 J 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK41|
|Da Rain Dancin’||8X32 R 3C (4C)||R. WALLACE WHITEADDER|
|Miss Gibson’s Strathspey||8X32 S 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 24|
|The Laird of Milton’s Daughter||8X32 J 3C (4C)||RSCDS BK 22|
|J.B. Milne||8X32 R 3C (4C)||RSCDS LEAFLET|
Plus two teacher’s choice dances that will be taught during Saturday’s class.