30th Annual Highland Gathering

The Jurys Inn Hotel

30th ANNUAL UKA HIGHLAND GATHERING

AT THE

JURYS INN HOTEL, ABERDEEN AIRPORT, Argyll Road, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 0AF

FRIDAY 14TH, SATURDAY 15TH & SUNDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2020

 

Friday 14th

Open Examination Centre for Professional and Amateur Exams will be available.

Entries and Application forms to be sent to Rhona at rhonaelawrence@btinternet.com

or 14 Eider Road, Newburgh, Ellon AB41 6FD by 20th January 2020.

Examiners CPD Training on Friday 14th February:  All examiners should attend

4.30 pm to 6:00 pm for SQA Grades (For SQA examiners only)

6:10 pm to 7:10 pm for Assessment Sessions

Names to Rhona by 20th January

FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY: 8.00 PM - MEET UP WITH YOUR FRIENDS IN THE GLENGARRY SUITE.

Pupil's Workshop (Click to view)

SATURDAY 15TH

BALLROOM

10.00. 2020 Championship Steps - Deryck, Rhona

11:00. 2020 Premiership Nationals - Deryck, Rhona

12:00. Male Methods - Ross Armour

13:00. Ballroom Taster - Joan Martin

14:00. New Zealand Irish Jigs/Hornpipes - Crystel Benton

15:00. Commerical Pop - Kay Lang

16:00. Latin for Little Ones - David Roberts

 

PREMIER SUITE (lectures for the junior members - participation only)

10:00. Uni-Ted/Fun Highland - Georgina Kee-McCarter

11.00. New Zealand Irish Steps - Crystel Benton

12.00. Jazz/Hip Hop Funk - Kay Lang

13:00. Beginners Highland - Claire McLaughlin

14:00. Team Choreography - Rachael Walker

15:00. Choreography - Candice Walker

16:00. Nutrition/Healthy Eating for Performance - Rachael Walker 

                   

SUNDAY 16TH

BALLROOM

10:00. Rhythm & Beat - Donald MacPhee

11:00. UKA Highland/National Syllabus - Rhona Lawrence

12:00. UKA Irish Jig Syllabus - Dawn Fraser

13:00. Highland/Jazz Choreography - Fiona MacNeil

14:00. UKA Hornpipe Syllabus - Linda Napier

15.00. Refining Highland Technique - Fiona MacNeil

 

PREMIER SUITE

10.00. Scottish Country - Sergey Alferov

11.00. Acro - Zara Mortimer

12:00. Step Dance - Sergey Alferov

13:00. Ballet - 

14:00. Advanced Ballroom and Latin - Joan Martin

15.00. Tap - Zara Mortimer

 

THE UKA ANNUAL HIGHLAND GATHERING DINNER AND CEILIDH

OPEN TO ALL DANCERS, TEACHERS, PARENTS AND FRIENDS

Join us for our PEARL ANNIVERSARY

An evening of entertainment dancing to The Cutting Edge Ceilidh Band

SATURDAY 15TH FEBRUARY 2020, JURYS INN HOTEL, ABERDEEN AIRPORT

Demonstrations and Performances during the evening for your entertainment

B-Blok from Kay Klass Dance School

Junior Oscar Winner: Ellie Dalrymple

Adult Oscar Winner: Candice Walker

Our 2020 Schorlsrship Winners

 

MENU

7:00PM FOR 7:30PM

Roast Carrot Soup with Ripped Corriander

 

Roast Breast Of Chicken Served With Red Onion Gravy, Duchness And Dauphinoise Potatoes, Green Beans, Grilled Courgettes and Honeyed Parsnips

 

Warm Chocolate Melty Fondant with Vanilla Ice-Cream

 

Tea, Coffee & Shortbread

Vegetarian and Alternative Option available. To be advised by 4th February.

 

For accommodation bookings please contact the hotel reservations number by phone: 0870 410 0800

Special rates available quote “UKAALL130220”

Thursday £70 Single Room Bed and Breakfast Per Night

£80 Bed And Breakfast On 2 People Sharing a Standard Room

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

£40 Single Room Bed and Breakfast Per Night 

£50 Bed And Breakfast On 2 People Sharing a Standard Room

£60 Bed And Breakfast for 3 Adults

£10 Bed And Breakfast for 12 to 15s but must have an adult in the room

Children under 12 are free

Car parking is free to anyone attending the event for the whole duration of the stay - just exchange the token that you get on arrival at the car park from the reception (either when you check in or check out) 

Jurys Inn Aberdeen Airport is the perfect choice if you’re looking for luxury and comfort on the doorstep of Scotland’s second busiest International airport. The terminal is a short stroll away or you can take the complimentary shuttle bus door-to-door. Further afield, Aberdeen city centre is just five miles away.

Further details and Ceilidh tickets from Rhona Lawrence

14 Eider Road, Newburgh, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6FD

01358 789492 (after 10:00pm) or rhonaelawrence@btinternet.com

Ceilidh Tickets: Bookings by 4th February 2020 - Adults £35.00, 12 years & under £17.50, (payable to “UKAdance”)

There will be a Professional video recording of the weekend to purchase if required so no personal videoing is allowed.

 

For any dance widows/widowers, there is a guided tour of the brewdog brewery in ellon booked.

Spaces are limited, so registering your interest early is essential.

After the tour, you will have the opportunity to have food (and possibly a beer) in the dogtap tap room, on-site at the brewery (this is not included in the cost of the tour).

The tour party will meet at the front door of the hotel at 11:00am sharp. Eta for return to hotel is subject to volume of beer and food consumed but is estimated to be between 3:00pm and 3:30pm.

Tour places cost £15.00 per person and is for adults of 18 years and over only.

Your contacts for the tour over the weekend are james watt & kenneth doherty. To book your place, please email: kennydoherty@btinternet.com

Please note:

Visitors with open toe shoes, sandals or stilleto heels will not be allowed to undertake the tour due to the nature of the environment they will be walking around.