We are very excited to be welcoming Robert McOwen (Arlington, MA) to the Delaware Valley to teach a general class (Friday night) and a teachers’ workshop (Saturday) during the weekend of February 25-26, 2011. Robert is a renown teacher of Scottish Country Dancing, as well as highland and step dancing (and you can ask him math questions too). This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the finest teachers (and dancers) around! In addition to the class and workshop, there will be a social dance Saturday night, led by Jill Emery, making this a weekend to warm you up in the middle of winter, with lots of dancing and socializing. Melissa Running and Adam Oleska will be playing for the class and workshop, joined by Dan Emery and Jane Roberts Saturday night. So if you’re worried about making it through all the weekend’s dancing, have no fear: these terrific musicians will keep the energy level up!

The Friday night class is open to all dancers. The Saturday workshop is intended for teachers and experienced dancers with interest in teaching Scottish Country Dancing. Lunch on Saturday is available if ordered in advance. In addition, Geoffrey and Cecily Selling are offering their home to those from out of town who would like a place to rest and put their feet up (and have a bite to eat) between the workshop and the evening dance on Saturday. Please contact them if you are interested so they know how many to expect All events will take place at St. Paul’s in Chestnut Hill. Detailed directions, times, and price information are available here. If you have questions about any of the events, please contact Kathy Giacoletti.