Rebecca Blackhall-Peters was born in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. She has now moved to the Okanagan Valley and is residing in Summerland, BC. In 1995 she took up SCD and earned her Teacher's Certificate in 2001. As she had a background in classical ballet, pointing her toes was not a problem, however, it took quite a bit longer to learn the formations and dances! She has taught a General class in Fort Langley for the last 18 years, and taught at the Vancouver Branch. She now teaches the Naramata Scottish Country dance class in Penticton.
She has taught workshops throughout North America, and has been a core teacher at TAC, St. Andrews and New Zealand Winter School.
Dave Hall is a Scottish dancer, teacher, and musician whose involvement was nurtured at a young age by his parents, also dancers and musicians. As a youth, he was a competitive Highland Dancer, became interested in Scottish Country Dancing as a teen in Manchester, and formed his own Scottish Country Dance band at 15.
Dave received his RSCDS Teaching Certificate 30 years ago and is a Life Member of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing. He has taught all levels and ages, led the London Branch Demonstration Team for five years, and taught and played at the Society's summer and winter schools in Scotland.
Dave enjoys meeting dancers from around the world as a fellow dancer, teacher, musician and keen traveller. While technique and improving standards is of great interest, it is still the thrill of moving as a group of people to music with great lift and verve that keeps him involved with the Scottish dance scene.
Away from Scottish dancing and music, Dave enjoys walking in the hills and cycling, and spending time with his wife and two daughters. Professionally, Dave is a scientist working for the UK Diplomatic Service.