RSCDS Vienna Branch

Whitsun Course 2019 (30th Anniversary of the Vienna Branch)

Event type:
Workshop
Start:
June 7, 2019, 4 p.m.
End:
June 10, 2019, 2 p.m.
Sponsor:
RSCDS Vienna Branch
Venue:
Hotel Europahaus
Linzerstraße 429, 1140 Wien, Austria
Teacher:
Raphaëlle Orgeret
Musicians:
Keith Smith
Muriel Johnstone
Peter Shand
Contact:
Beatrix Wepner
E-mail:
weekend2019@rscdsvienna.org
Web site:
http://www.rscdsvienna.org/events/whitsun2019/

If you have registered, please do NOT do any payment before you get the payment details with the official confirmation letter.

Furthermore, if you marked single or double room in you registration, you do not have to contact the hotel because the distribution of our contingent will be organized by the organizers. WE will contact you if your wish cannot be fulfilled.

In 2019 we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the RSCDS Vienna Branch.

Highlight will be a Dance Weekend for advanced dancers in Vienna, with Raphaëlle Orgeret teaching and Peter Shand on the piano. We are very happy to welcome Muriel Johnstone and Keith Smith as musicians for the evening dances and the ball on Sunday evening.

The venue for the weekend combines the dance hall, restaurant and hotel rooms under one roof. The Hotel Europahaus is surrounded by a small park, the city can be easily reached by public transport. The Vienna Woods are starting nearby, the famous Schönbrunn Palace is only a few subway stops away, and one of the most important Art Nouveau churches, St. Leopold am Steinhof is only 3km from the venue.

In 2019 we are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the RSCDS Vienna Branch.

Highlight will be a Dance Weekend for advanced dancers in Vienna, with Raphaëlle Orgeret as teacher and Peter Shand as class pianist. We are very happy to welcome Muriel Johnstone and Keith  Smith as musicians for the evening dances and the ball on Sunday evening.

Teacher and Musicians

We are very happy to offer you a weekend of dancing with some of the best teachers and musicians in the Scottish Dance world. Together they form a wonderful link between music and dancing and are looking forward to sharing their experience with you!

Raphaelle Orgeret and Peter Shand

Raphaëlle Orgeret

After attending Summer School for the first time in 1998 Raphaëlle was hooked and has not stopped dancing since. As a certificated teacher she has been teaching classes at the RSCDS Summer School, the Winter School and Spring Fling as well as workshops across Europe. For several years she coached a team for the Newcastle Festival comprising friends from across Europe and called it the International Team. She now coaches her Lyon branch team for the competition.

Peter Shand

Peter is a very talented pianist from Edinburgh and has played on many occasions for Scottish Country Dancing – also having worked with Raphaëlle occasionally.

Together they will form a wonderful team for our dance classes!

Muriel Johnstone and Keith Smith

Muriel Johnstone Keith Smith

What do you really need to say about these two wonderful musicians? Well known in the Scottish Country Dance world and beyond they feature in many Scottish Country Dance recordings (www.scotscores.com) and are a guarantee for fabulous music and rapt audiences.

Muriel Johnstone has enjoyed a lifetime of work and enjoyment through traditional Scottish music and dance. Scottish fiddler Keith Smith is known internationally for his concerts, recording and teaching of Scottish fiddle music (www.keithbuchanansmith.wordpress.com).

Classes will be taught by Raphaelle Orgeret, to music from Peter Shand (piano).

Music for the evening dances will be provided by Muriel Johnstone (piano) and Keith Smith (fiddle).


The tentative schedule is as follows

Friday, 7 June 2019

16:00 Registration
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Welcome Dance

Saturday, 8 June 2019

09:00–12:00 Classes, including a coffee break
12:30 Lunch
 
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Social Dance

Sunday, 9 June 2019

09:00–12:00 Classes, including a coffee break
12:30 Lunch
 
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Ball

Monday, 10 June 2019

09:30–12:30 Classes, including a coffee break
13:00 Lunch

Optional afternoon programs on Saturday and Sunday are planned and will be announced closer to the course.

Course fee

The full course fee includes all dance classes, evening dances, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and interval drinks: EUR 270.-

All meals are served as a buffet with vegetarian alternatives.

Accommodation (including breakfast)

Hotel Europahaus, sharing a double room, per person (3 nights) EUR 132.–
Hotel Europahaus, single room, per person (3 nights) EUR 186.–
Accommodation must be paid for directly to the hotel before your departure.

Other options

  • We are happy to offer financial support where we can. Please contact the organisers and take a look into grants from other sources e.g. the Susi Mayr Fund.
  • There is an option for extra-beds for children and special rates for up to 12 years. Please contact the organisers on this behalf.
  • Non-dancers are of course welcome! Please enquire for rates.

Payment

The full course fee must be paid after you have received your confirmation, but by 15 February 2019 at the latest. All bank charges must be paid by the applicant. Cancellations before 1 May 2019 will incur a EUR 50.– cancellation fee. No refunds will be payable after this date. Please ensure that you have adequate insurance to cover all eventualities!

Payment details will be included with your confirmation.

All applications and payments will be acknowledged and notification of acceptance (or waiting-list status) will be sent out in order of application.

The programs of the evening dances will be presented below.

Welcome Dance (Friday, 7 June 2019)

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Social Dance (Saturday, 8 June 2019)

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Ball (Sunday, 9 June 2019)

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Contact:

  • By post:
         Beatrix Wepner
         Alfred-Adler-Str. 12/2/2.116
         A-1100 Vienna, Austria
  • By phone: +43 650 3906239
  • By e-mail: weekend2019@rscdsvienna.org
  • By web: www.rscdsvienna.org