Sacramento Branch Spring Ball and Workshop
This year's Workshop Teacher: Gary Thomas
Ball Location: The E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts
April 09, 2022
Workshop Ball Application
Gary Thomas Bio
I have been playing for dance classes since 1989, for Santa Rosa Scottish Country Dance classes, Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers, and Ron Wallace step and highland classes. I have also been fortunate to participate in numerous workshops as a musician, including TAC Summer School (as soloist and as backup to Laird Brown), Prague, Vienna, and Asilomar, to name a few. I even had the honor of playing with Bobby Brown’s band so Muriel Johnstone could dance at her own birthday party. What a treat!
Our band, “Hook, Wink & Swagger”, has played for many Southern California Scottish events, and we had a great success playing for the San Francisco Branch 2016 Valentine’s Ball.
Over the years I’ve composed numerous tunes which can be found in our publications “From the Redwood Forest” and “The San Andreas Collection” (Scottish), and “The Bishop’s Ranch Collection” (English), as well as in “Dunsmuir Dances”. For dancing or just listening, we have our two-CD set of “Dancers Dream”.
When not at the keyboard, I teach classes in Scottish and English Country Dance, as well as the occasional Vintage Dance. And if you have any aches and pains, my other life is as a Certificated Massage Practitioner. But, please, not this weekend! Thanks!
Workshops: Ball Review: Ball:
Morning: 10:30 - Noon 3:00 PM Grand March 7:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:30 - 3:00 YLI 1400 27th St. CLARA
YLI 1400 27th St. (Corner of 27th & N ) 2420 N St.
(Corner of 27th & N) Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA
Sacramento RSCDS Branch
Spring Workshop and Ball
WITH Gary Thomas
Saturday , April 09, 2022
|Trip to Gretna Green||8x32J3||Collected by BL Barnes|
|Andrew’s Dance||8x32 R3||Andrew, Mills Harbour City|
|Hello-Goodbye||8x32S3||RSCDS Bk 51/6|
|St. Andrew’s Fair||8x32J3||Goldring, 5 SCDS|
|Scarborough Castle||8x32S3||Leeds Golden Collection|
|Mairie’s Wedding||8x40R3||Cosh, 22 SCD (30 Pop D,V2)|
|The Laird of Milton’s Daughter||8x32J3||RSCDS Bk 22/10|
|Bruce’s Men||3x32S3cpl set||Goldring, Scotia Suite|
|Joie de Vivre||8x32J3||RSCDS Bk 39/2|
|Reeling In the Annex||8x32S2||Tang, Leaflet|
|Catch the Wind||8x32R(H)3||RSCDS Bk 45/5|
|Tine’s Jig||8x32J3||Brunken, Moments in Time|
|May Yarker’s Strathspey||8x32S3||RSCDS Bk 42/5|
|Round Reel of 8||4x32R Sq set||RSCDS Bk 27/7|
|The Reel of the Royal Scots||8x32R3||Goldring,RSCDS Leaflets/27|
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