2019 Articles

Farewell to Don and Judy Keats
Maureen Robson: NZ Branch Award
Mathematics, Computer Science & SCD
St Patrick’s Day Celebrations
Kiwis in Kilts

Farewell to Don and Judy Keats

A good turnout of club members farewelled Don and Judy Keats on Monday 20 May. They are moving to their retirement home on the Kapiti Coast, and will take up membership of Waikanae Scottish Country Dance Club.

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Maureen Robson: NZ Branch Award

A very special feature of Ngaio Club’s Annual Dance on 4 May, was a presentation of a RSCDS Branch Award by New Zealand Branch President Elaine Laidlaw to long-serving Tawa tutor Maureen Robson – for outstanding service to Scottish Country Dancing.

See more about Maureen’s Award

Mathematics, Computer Science and Scottish Country Dancing

During an interview with Radio New Zealand following his award of the Rutherford Medal by the the Royal Society Te Apārangi in 2018, Johnsonville Club tutor Rod Downey was asked why, as a mathematician, he was interested in Scottish Country Dancing and why he thinks this form of dancing appeals to people in maths and sciences.

Rod has written a piece as a discussion on these points that simply reflects his experiences and views as a dancer, a teacher, and a deviser. Find out more and read his article

St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Johnsonville dancers were treated to a night of Irish-themed dances and grand tunes on Monday 18 March – only a day late for St Patrick’s Day.

New dancers (pictured) and those not-so-new  took up the challenge to ‘wear green for St Patrick’s Day’ and filled the hall with many shades of green and a lot of enthusiasm. See more about this fun-filled evening

Katharina and Thomas: Kiwis in Kilts

When Austrians Katharina and Thomas moved to New Zealand and settled in Johnsonville, they had no idea they were about to become part of the local Scottish Country Dancing community.

Find out more from them about their first year of dancing

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