Save the date! On February 5th there will be a Dance Out at Andrew's Lodge at 2pm for all Step and Highland dancers. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. Please let your instructor know if you are available to attend. Outfits will be supplied to dancers that do not have their own.
Save this date as well! On March 4th at the College, there will be a dance workshop in Highland dance, Step dance and choreography. The workshop instructor will be Kelly MacArthur from MacArthur's Dance Studio in Cape Breton. The workshop will include a craft, lunch and a t-shirt. Dancers that are currently taking classes in both disciplines can register for both workshops. Dancers should also check with their instructors about what class level they should register for. Sounds like it will be a time!
John Deere raffle tickets are still available to purchase! Tickets can be purchased from any dancer (Step and Highland) or from the registration desk at the College. Enter for your chance to win a John Deere D130 Lawn Tractor with a 22 HP engine, hydrostatic drive and 42" mower deck. It practically cuts the lawn by itself! Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25. Proceeds from this raffle go to the College of Piping Dancer's Fund and it kindly sponsored by Green Diamond Equipment.
We have a celebrity in our midst at the College! Jordan Chowen was recently featured in the Eastern Graphic for his piping, dancing and fiddling talents! To read all about Jordan and his achievements from this past year, follow this link: http://peicanada.com/eastern_graphic/publication/teen_piper_enjoys_power_music. Well done, Jordan!
Congratulations to Carsen Campbell. Carsen has been competing in the North American Cup Biathlon Event in Fort Kent, Maine. He won gold in the youth men's 7.5 km sprint. He hit 8 out 10 targets and had a skiing time of just over 28 minutes. Not only is Carsen a talented band and solo piper but he is also very prominent on the youth biathlon scene. Fantastic job, Carsen!