At the end of this dancing year, Maureen Robson will be retiring from teaching Tawa Club. After having been Tawa’s tutor for the last 38 years, this is a momentous achievement.
To thank her for all her teaching, dancing knowledge, patience and devotion to the Club, Tawa Club is holding a Tribute Dance for her.
Tawa Club warmly invites us to join them to pay tribute to Maureen.
The programme for the evening consists of Maureen’s favourite dances.
Download the 2019 Maureen Robson Tribute Programme
Download the 2019 Maureen Robson Tribute Crib Sheet
MCs will be Melva Waite and Philippa Pointon with music provided by Aileen Logie and Hilary Ferral.
In the interests of being environmentally friendly, it would be great if people could bring their own water bottle and coffee/tea cup. Tawa will provide disposable cups, but the fewer we use, the better for the environment.
Maureen and husband Alan were Johnsonville Club members in years gone by, also tutoring and serving on the committee, so we too have benefited from their service to Scottish Country Dancing. See more about Maureen’s contribution to dancing
Proceeds from the evening will be donated to Foodbank New Zealand.
The RSCDS New Zealand Branch Summer School this year is on at St Peter’s School in the Cambridge countryside from 28 December – 5 January.
You don’t need to attend the whole school to go to the evening functions – they are are open to dancers and spectators – just pay at the door!
If you wish, you can purchase a combined ticket for all evening events for $120 (dancers) / $60 (JAMs).
To see the details of all the evening functions, download the Cambridge Summer School Events Programme
Download the Summer School 2019-2020 Hogmanay Programme
Download the Summer School 2019-2020 Presidents Ball Programme
Download a map of St Peters School Venues
It’s a social event where you can catch up with your Johnsonville dancing friends, while trying your hand at bowling, enjoying easy dances and ceilidh items, and relaxing with a pot luck dinner.
- Family and friends welcome
- No cost for club members (just your contribution to our pot luck dinner)
- $5 for each non-member (and a contribution to the pot luck dinner)
- NOTE: no cost for school-age children
- Come for all or part of the afternoon and evening.
This year’s ceilidh will be the same format and venue as last year. Johnsonville Bowling Club has a lovely wooden dance floor and beautiful greens, tucked away up past the swimming pool – at 34 Frankmoore Avenue (opposite Phillip Street),
CLUB MEMBERS: REGISTER NOW
To attend this year register online here
3.00-3.30pm Arrive and get organised for bowling
3.30-4.45pm Bowling (outdoor if fine, otherwise indoor)
4.45-5.00pm Recover with drinks and nibbles (cash bar available at the bowling club)
5.00-6.30pm Enjoy easy ceilidh dances & items (and more drinks & nibbles if you like)
6.30-8.00pm Tuck into an excellent pot luck dinner
8.00 – 8.30pm Lend a hand to tidy up, then head home
Last year we had a lot of fun with the programme of mostly Scottish Country Dances Rod put together and enjoyed the ceilidh items and a quiz on Scottish general knowledge questions.
Thank you in advance to those who are willing to share dance, song, recitation, music (or anything else) with us this year.
Our classes suit all ages from teenagers and upwards.
First Class: Monday, 3 February
Doors open at 7.15pm. Come a little early the first night to register and be ready to dance at 7.30pm.
Our tutor Rod Downey will introduce the steps over the four weeks and you’ll be up and dancing during the first evening.
- This is social dancing and we all dance together and help each other.
- No partner is needed – come by yourself or with a friend
- Wear soft shoes and light comfortable clothing
- Just $5 for each class, or $15 for all four!
FREE for 2019 Johnsonville Scottish Country Dance Club members
If you have any queries phone Robert on 021 163 9649 or Rod/Kristin on 04 478 4948. Or contact us here
Download the Johnsonville Beginners Poster 2020