is an energetic, community oriented teacher and dance choreographer.
She has been on staff at numerous dance camps and events around North
America and was recently program director of the Bay Area Country Dance
Society English Dance and Music Week. Since 1996, Brooke and Chris
Sackett - her partner in life and dance - have devised English and
Scottish Country Dances to increasing national acclaim. They have
published three four books of their dances, available from the Country
Dance and Song Society.
For more information about Brooke, BrookeFriendlyDance.com
Music: The Dancehall
dancers have been enjoying the unique sound of the Dancehall Players
for many years. It is a pleasure to be able to share their sound with
the dance community at large.
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Morning workshop, lunch,
Saturday evening ball and Sunday brunch all for $45 CAD.
The Ball is limited to 80 people so register
First Unitarian Church, 5575 West Saanich Road, Saanich, BC
will review some of the Ball dances and, if time permits, may present
other dances. Brooke chose a programme of dances that she thought might
be less familiar to the dancers. She would like to focus on specific
figures and how to dance them well.
Saturday lunch and a time for socializing 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The afternoon is free for visiting and sightseeing.
The Victoria English Ball, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m., preceded by couple
dancing 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Dances will be chosen
from the following list. St. Margaret’s Hill
will not be called or prompted at the Ball. Workshop attendance is
Banish Misfortune Chocolate
Equation Concealed Health
Thursday Footprints in the Sand
Jamaica Knole Park
Orleans Baffled The Play’s the
Thing Punch Bowl
Rock the Boat St. Margaret’s
Hill* To Dance Devine
Tributary Upon a Summer’s Day
Sunday brunch time
Finish off your weekend by joining us for a luscious brunch at a dear
member's home (included in weekend rate)