Forty years of Scottish country dancing
Posted at 3:02pm Monday 05 Aug, 2019
Memories were shared, a cake cut and a dance performed by committee members as the Hibiscus Coast Scottish Country Dance Club celebrated 40 years.
The reunion afternoon tea, held at the Silverdale Hall on July 21, was attended by almost 40 past and current members.
Eight of the current committee members danced two dances to show traditional and modern formations, as a way of thanking past members for their part in the club's history.
These valued past members include foundation member Mavis Harris, who turned 90 the week before the event – members made a fuss of Mavis at the reunion, saying she proves that dancing keeps you fit.
The club began in November 1979. Club secretary Gail Schofield says record keeping and photo albums put together by members ensure the club has a rich record of its history to look back on.
She says the club's longevity is thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of those who enjoy the music and consider dance the best way to keep active while enjoying the company of others.
A 40th Anniversary Ball was also held, on August 3, on for present dancers and guests to mark the milestone.