Sarasota Scottish Country Dance
Ann Newnham Lloyd is a Virginia native who met husband Cal while he was a cadet at Virginia Military Institute. She has long been a dedicated dancer, with a background in both ballet and musical theater. She and Cal heard of the local SCD classes through a friend of their Irish dance group; and she was fortunate to have as her basic instructor one of the area's best-loved teachers, Tony Moretti.
Ann is a member of the RSCDS as well as the Sarasota Dancers, and is Vice Chair
of the Dunedin group. She is a demo dancer with both Sarasota and Dunedin, and enjoys dance weekends and dancing across the U.S., Canada, and Scotland while traveling. Daughter Erin carries on the family SCD tradition, dancing with the Leafmore class in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to dancing, Ann plays competitive tennis on a traveling team. She loves horses and competes in the sport of dressage. She has exhibited a musical ride to, of course, Scottish music!
William Robert "Bob" Davidson is a true native of the Midwest, having lived in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio. He attended college at Michigan State University where he met his wife-to-be, Jil Stringham. He did his graduate work at Miami University of Ohio, during which time he and Jil were married. After their wedding, Bob took a teaching position at a new branch campus of Miami.
It wasn't until Bob joined the staff of the Harrisburg State Hospital in PA as a clinical psychologist that his interest in his Scottish heritage surfaced. He
joined the Kiltie Band of York, gradually rising to the position of Pipe Major and teacher of bagpipes. When a Scottish Country Dance group was formed in Harrisburg, Bob and Jil joined, and Bob eventually became the teacher there.
Bob recently took up the pipes again, and he started teaching the beginners' class of the Sarasota pipe band, the Jacobites. The group was recently filmed for television, and all members were asked to wear the band shirt. When Bob objected to buying the shirt, as he was not a member and only a consultant, the treasurer promptly replied, "Raise your right hand." He is now a proud owner of a band shirt.
Calvin Lloyd was born and raised in the small town of New Berlin in New York State, and is the namesake of his grandfather who began the family tradition of serving in the US Marines, and in whose honor the Rifle Range at Quantico, Virginia Marine Corps Base is named.
Cal attended kindergarten through high school in the same New Berlin Central School Building. While he was a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute he met Ann, his future wife, who was visiting as a cheerleader at a high school basketball tournament. They were married after Cal got his Naval Aviator wings.
Cal's career in the Corps included three tours of duty in Vietnam. He also obtained a post-graduate degree and served as Squadron Commander and as a staff officer at the Pentagon and US Central Command. Cal continues to work as an Operations Analyst. He has worked for both US Special Operations Command and US Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
Cal had always enjoyed Celtic music, and started dancing after retirement from the USMC. He and Ann are now addicted to SCD. They enjoy the Dunedin and Sarasota classes, dance weekends, and SCD wherever they travel. In his spare time, Cal enjoys the challenge of restoring his first car, a 1932 Ford Coupe.
Ann Hartley Malcolm always loved to dance. She studied tap and aerobatic dancing until WWII intervened. At the age of 14, during the acute manpower shortage caused by the war, she learned to drive a truck for her father's dairy, and delivered milk every day before school started, with the help of her younger brother. She also helped at her father's dairy and locker plant after school.
Ann spent two years at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and three years at the University Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN. While on nurses' training there, she met her future husband, Jim Malcolm on a blind date. Together
they did some ballroom dancing. Later, when Jim retired from his dental practice in 1985, they moved to Florida.
At a St Andrew's Society dinner in Sarasota, they saw a Scottish Country Dance demo, and have been Scottish Country Dancing ever since, enjoying it very much!
Ann and Jim spend summers in Three Rivers, MI, their hometown. When there, they attend SCD classes in Kalamazoo, as their schedules permit.