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Taught/practised on: 2013 April 7 th
THE AMBASSADORS’ REEL (R8x32)  Susi Mayr  Vienna Book of SCDs  1- 8 1s dance down between 2s & cast up, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 2s  9-16 1s dance down between 3s & cast up, 1s dance ½ Fig of 8 round 3s & end facing 1 st  corners 17-24 1s turn 1 st  corners RH & pass RSh, turn 2 nd  corners RH & pass RSh to 2 nd  place own sides 25-32 2s+1s+3s circle 6H round & back
Susi Mayr (14 th  December 1956 - 11 th  July 2012) was a long-time Strathspey list regular, RSCDS volunteer and office bearer, dancer, teacher, organiser, and all-around great person who had devoted much of her life to advancing Scottish country dancing. Susi was admired for her spirit, sense of humour, and frankness as well as her unrelenting ardour to Get Things Done. She served the Society in various capacities and organised grand and inspiring events in Vienna and elsewhere - the "Kaleidoscope" SCD conference which Susi co-organised in 2009 stands alone as a memorable occasion that brought together SCD enthusiasts from all over the world not just for dancing and shared enjoyment, but also intense discussions and the open-minded asking and answering of difficult questions the SCD community continues to face. She opened Eastern Europe to her hobby of Scottish Country Dancing and was one of the first to go to teach SCD in Estonia as well as one of the main organisers of the first International Branch weekend in 2007 in Tallinn. Outside of dancing, Susi overcame the incompetence and arrogance of designers to help build successful government IT projects; she spoke a multitude of languages and wrote elegantly and eloquently, making her a superlative translator; but first and foremost she possessed an analytic mind that could apply itself to mathematics, physics, music and opera. Susi lost her battle against cancer and left us long before her time. She will be remembered for what she was, what she stood for, and what she did for Scottish Country Dancing for years and years to come. (taken from from Anselm Lingnau’s Strathspey Server tribute)