Stephen Hawking’s biographers document a little-known, but true fact that apart from his hum-drum interest in theoretical physics and the theory of black holes, until he became confined to a wheelchair, one of Stephen Hawking’s favourite activities was Scottish country dancing. He enjoyed the mental challenges of Scottish country dancing so much that he organized dance evenings at home twice a week and taught friends to dance. And so can you!
As we know Hawking’s remarkable intelligence was complemented with a phenomenal sense of fun and wit. Well, you don’t have to be Hawking to enjoy the same opportunity to laugh and improve your mental sharpness. Scottish country dancing may not exactly be “the fountain of youth” that some reports and scientific studies claim, but it is always good fun in good company with terrific music.
So, if you wish to have fun on a Monday evening, in pleasant, non-stressful company and add a decade of active living to your life – here is a cheap (Scottish) opportunity.
The Comox Valley Scottish Dancing Society will kick off its 2018-1019 season and open one free introductory class to the public, Sept. 23. No kilt or partner are required, just a desire to enjoy yourself. The Comox Valley Scottish Country Dancing Society meets in fall and winter at 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Comox United Church Hall (corner of Comox Avenue and Beach Drive). Teenagers under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Further information can be had at www.cvscottishcountrydance.org or phone Heather at 250-897-2670.