Scottish Country Dance Weekend
Our biannual international SCD Weekend and Ball is getting a great impetus by having three musicians confirmed for the weekend: Silke Grosholz, Matthias Rank and Thomas Naefe.
Patrick Chamoin has accepted to be the teacher at the Saturday workshop sessions. It is a special pleasure for us as he was the teacher at our very first international weekend and he has taken part in almost all our weekends ever since. We have tried to master his way of dancing stratshpey steps, but even getting close to them is difficult.
Beatrix Wepner, who has also taught at workshops in Budapest and was the mastermind of the regional friendship weekends between the Vienna, Budapest and Prague SCD groups, will come from Vienna to teach at one of the Sunday workshops.
We also have a teacher for the other Sunday session, who is nobody else but one of the founding fathers of the Budapest Scottish Dance Club, the first Hungarian with an RSCDS teaching certificate, who was also awarded the Scroll of Honour in 2018, who started the tradition of international weekend workshops in Budapest: Gábor Turi.
We know that it is very difficult to make decisions now but we do hope that with the immunity cards and negative tests, it will be another fantastic Scottish dance experience in Budapest after such a long passive period. Looking forward to dancing with You,
Ágnes Borbély, President, Budapest Scottish Dance Club
|Thursday, 23 Sept|
|18:00 - 20:00||Evening club dance|
|Friday, 24 Sept|
|14:00 - 18:00||Registration|
|20:00 - 23:30||Welcome dance (dance list)|
|Saturday, 25 Sept|
|09:00 - 12:30||Workshop with coffee break|
|13:00 - 14:30||Picnic Lunch|
|15:30 - 17:00||Walkthrough|
|18:00 - 19:30||Hello-Goodbye Dinner|
|20:00 - 23:30||Ball (dance list)|
|Sunday, 26 Sept|
|10:00 - 12:30||Workshop with coffee break|
|12:30 - 13:00||Closing ceremony|
Silke started Scottish country dancing and playing classical piano in
her childhood. In 1996 she attended a musician class with Muriel Johnstone
and since then she switched over to playing for Scottish country dancing
instead of dancing. With her band .Silke and friends. she plays all over
Europe for different teachers, day schools and balls, summer school in
St.Andrews, often with different friends, but mostly with her husband
Thomas and Matthias Rank. She is really looking forward to playing again
after the long lockdown and she keeps fingers crossed that the corona number won.t
increase so that dancing is allowed in September!
Matthias started playing the violin at the age of six. He took part
in numerous performances of classical works in many European
countries, as well as in a project with the rock band Schandmaul.
Matthias came to Scottish music through dancing. He has played for
many different dance events all over Europe and the UK, including
RSCDS Summer School. Matthias dances in Munich and also plays for the
Country Dance class there regularly. After the long break, he is
particularly honoured to contribute to re-open dancing season again.
Thomas learned the recorder from his mother at the age of 6. Other
instruments followed, but the recorder remained his main instrument,
with which he plays both baroque and modern repertoire. He came to Scottish
dance and music through his wife and has been playing for socials and
balls for several years now. In addition, he has expanded into audio
engineering and thus also takes care of the good sound at events. After such a long
break, he is looking forward to playing live again.
"It is with great pleasure and honour that I received the invitation to
teach in Budapest. I first taught there more than twenty years ago,
and after one and a half year without dancing, I am very happy to see
again all the very good friends I have there and hope to meet new
ones. Budapest is a familiar city for me, I can't even count the
number of times I came to visit and dance, and I really look forward
to coming one more time. I couldn't dream of a better place to resume
dancing and teaching after this long interruption"
"I am really looking forward to a lot of dancing and a little teaching in
Budapest in September. There has always been a strong connection between
the Budapest and Vienna groups and many long friendships have
developed. I am very honoured to step in as a teacher in these uncertain times after
such a long time of absence from dancing (and partying). It will be
fabulous to meet again!"
"It is always a special feeling of happiness to teach at your "home".
I do hope that after such a long break we will be able to hold the
event. It will be great to meet again and dance together."
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