Annual Christmas Dance at the Bruce Hotel

Fri 20th November 2015 at 19.00 - 23.55

In the tradition of previous East Kilbride Rotary Club annual dances guests were piped in to the Bruce Hotel and treated to a convivial glass of champagne. Rotarian members and their guests were welcomed by President Ian Macpherson including President Joyce Waddell from our mother club, Strathaven Rotary Club and Dianne Ashwood President of our daughter club, Kittoch Rotary Club. Throughout the year the club have been celebrating 50 years in Rotary and in recognition Past District Rotary Governor John Waddell presented Ian Macpherson with a certificate on behalf of Rotary international. The dance was organised by incoming president Bruce Gunn who had themed the night as East meets west and after a delicious meal and comfort we were entertained by 2 dancers, Karen and Siva, members of Dance Ihayami. The two dancers performed a Bharatanatyam classical dance from the south of India and is a story telling dance using intricate footwork and hand gestures. They captivated and enthralled the guests with the beauty and gracefulness of the dance to Indian music and then did their own interpretation to highland music. The fun raffle with prizes such as Olaf, Mickey Mouse and booby prize of a helicopter ride raises money which goes to the President’s choice of charity, East Kilbride & District Dementia Carers Group. Local band Moonshine kept the dancers on the floor until carriages arrived at 1.00am, when it was time to trudge home in the snow.