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

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, CA                                                                                      


Sacramento  RSCDS  Branch
Spring Workshop and Ball
WITH Gary Thomas
Saturday , April 09, 2022

Ball Program

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
Gramachie 8x32S3 MMM I
The Reel of the Royal Scots 8x32R3 Goldring,RSCDS Leaflets/27

Dance Diagrams:

Ball Mini Crib

Dance Descriptions

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