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René Cusson

René attended Piping & Drumming summer school at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for over twenty years consecutively, becoming an instructor at a young age. He instructed and organized similar schools in Nelson, BC and Red Deer Alberta, among others.  His present career as an an educator, judge and professional musician have carried this tradition on.  bio

Carolyn Phillips Cusson

Carolyn acknowledges that the great instruction at and fun she had at dance camps in Ontario and Nova Scotia as a child made her not only a better dancer, but also gave her a stronger sense of her Celtic heritage. Gladys Forrester's Haliburton summer dance camp and Gaelic College's summer school were two of her favourites.  She remembers summer school in Cape Breton being woken up each day to the pipes playing "Johnny Cope" and starting each day of Highland dance instruction after saying the Lord's prayer in Gaelic.  She thinks that these formative experiences have made her more enriched in her life as a businessperson and teacher.  bio