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Autumn Weekend York Report

Having just got back from another successful weekend I felt the need to put pen to paper.

This years Autumn Ball in my opinion was a complete success. We stayed at the Burn Hall Hotel at Huby approximately 8 miles from York City centre. Whilst the hotel was very nice being comfortable and providing good food it was isolated for those who didn't have transport. There wasn't any bus service and taxi fares were very high. I'm sure that despite this people enjoyed their stay.

We had three brilliant nights dancing at the De Grey rooms in York, Kath & Keith Jackson set the ball rolling on the Friday night delighting us with a lovely program and some quality "leading".

Saturday saw us being thoroughly entertained by professional pairing Steven Shaw and Helen Blackburn who demonstrated just why they are amongst the top dancers in the country. Their program was a joy to dance to and their personalities just added to making it one of the best evenings dancing we have had in a long time, thanks go to them both and let's hope we can tempt them back in the future.

Sunday night Nigel and Hilary Carter were our leaders and despite having to follow the previous nights masterclass they thoroughly entertained us. Everyone seemed to enjoy the dancing and antics from some of those attending! Nigel our Chairman was his usual jovial self which made it a very nice last evening's dance.

In respect of the AGM meeting this weekend, which was held on the Saturday morning, there was a big presence of members which was gratifying and the new Articles of Association were readily adopted by a very large majority, this means we are legally in a much better position now. The meeting went off very smoothly which seemed to please those attending.

Alan Grohs