Heard of JAMs?
They are the younger dancers (the Junior Associate Members) of the New Zealand Branch of Scottish Country Dancers. Young people are welcomed at Scottish Country Dance clubs in our Region. Currently there are young Scottish Country Dancers in a number of clubs around the region – Rotorua, Cambridge, Tauranga, Lochiel, Hamilton Scottish and Tokoroa.
By joining them (for a small fee) you will hear a bit more about what other young dancers around the country are doing. Talk to people at your club about joining or go to the Youth Page of the New Zealand Branch website.
If you have any questions just send an email to our JAM co-ordinator Shelley McConnel who would love to hear from you.
JAM Camps are a lot of fun. Many of the JAMs from the clubs in our Region attended the Hobbit-themed camp that was held near Matamata in July 2015. Lots of fun and challenges were had in class with a great time had at Hobbiton on Saturday afternoon before the evening dance.
Look at ‘MedalTests’ on the youth page of the Branch website www.rscdsnzb.org.nz to find out what you need to work on for the level of test you are at. You must be 8 years old before you can sit a Medal Test – until then you can be working on your steps and enjoying dancing with others.