A Scottish Country Dance Weekend Workshop, April 4-6, 2004
On the Grounds of the National Cathedral School, Washington, DC
Cecily started Scottish Country Dancing at Swarthmore College in 1973. She married her first Scottish Country Dance teacher, Geoffrey Selling, and they have been happily dancing and teaching ever since. Cecily received her prelim. at St. Andrews Summer School in 1977 and received her full certificate in 1981, just one month before her first child was born. She has taught at a variety of workshops and weekends including Pinewoods, Asilomar weekend in California, and other locations from Seattle Washington to Fredricton, New Brunswick. Cecily and Geoffrey co-wrote a Handbook for Scottish Country Dance Teachers as a help to candidates and teachers of SCD. Outside of dancing, Cecily is Assistant to the Director of Stratford Friends School, a Quaker school for elementary school children with learning disabilities. Learning styles and challenges are two of Cecily's interests both professionally and in dancing.
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Born in Gourock,Scotland, Stella learned ceilidh dancing and Scottish Country Dancing as a youth, and her Girl Guide demonstration team competed with other Girl Guide groups at the yearly festival. She trained as a nurse at Stobhill School of Nursing in Glasgow, dancing with the local Highlander's Society, and where the dancing was a combination of Scottish Country and ceilidh. She came to the US in1963 and after moving to Hawaii in the early Ś70s joined the RSCDS Hawaii Branch class. Since then she hasnąt stopped dancing and learning. Stella received her Preliminary Certificate from Miss Milligan in Hawaii and her Full Certificate at TAC. She teaches class twice weekly in Richmond, Virginia, and teaches workshops locally and statewide. She also likes to be a workshop participant learning something from every teacher and dancer.
"I can think of no finer way to meet wonderful people, and I very much appreciate being asked to share my knowledge and love of the dance."
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April 6, 2004