St. Mary's S.C.D. Group periodically gives a display of dances to different
Retirement homes and at Church Guild functions. This last week we paid a visit
to a retirement hospital home and persuaded the Matron to provide four
wheelchair volunteers for a dance. We did the square dance that Bob Archer sent
to Strathspey in January.
It went down very well. We provided the pushers who had a little trouble with
the BB, so changed it midstream to a Rt Shoulder pass back to place. As Bob
suggested it was better to take longer over everything, so the 2 x 32 bar dance
took 4 x 32 bars. As the set was fairly big it did not matter. We danced
(pushed) to the tune of Butterscotch and Honey. We did the dance twice as the
first time was a walk through to get accustomed to pushing and used the pitch
control to slow it down a bit for the second time through.
We were told afterwards that it was the highlight of the afternoon, Matron and
the disabled in the wheelchairs were thrilled they were involved.