This is the time of year for installation of new officers for the Federation. As President, I just want to say that the past year was unlike any other that a president has had to face. My goal during the pandemic was to remain positive, and write articles that gave encouragement that we would get back to dancing. Currently, we have achieved that goal, and with this month all clubs should be starting their new fall schedules. What a ride it has been!
On Sunday, September 12th, the Federation will meet at the Salem Square Dance Center in person with all officers, delegates and guests. Part of the business will be the change of officers. Attend if you wish, and watch as I move to Past President, and George Herman takes over as President of the Oregon Federation of Square and Round Dancers. I want to thank everyone who endured the Zoom meetings and got your reports in before the meetings. You officers and delegates were AWESOME! Thanks to each of you for your support during this non-normal time. Please give the same support to your next set of officers. We are all volunteers and give back in this way because we want to!!!
Barring any rise in Covid cases, we can go on as usual and enjoy this activity that we all love. Take time to thank your callers and cuers for hanging in there and for working to bring us back up to speed after such a long time away from dancing. The calls and cues will come back to you once the music starts.
Swing Your Partner and have a Good Labor Day weekend!
Wow, over 35 years of dancing and calling in this state and I am writing my first letter for the OFN! Here it is September and I will be installed as the President of the Oregon Federation, going to be an exciting time. Never thought, when I started dancing, that I would be in this position. I am looking forward to seeing how we can build our activity back up after being off for so long. Kudos to Gary Clark for leading the Federation through this long dark journey. This last year plus has shown us we can adapt and try new ways of communicating. And it has worked!!
Some clubs have already started dancing and have had some success. Others are not starting up until this month. Sadly, two clubs have decided to fold, a loss we can ill afford. Since some people are still nervous about coming out and socializing, it is going to be a gradual build up until we can incorporate our dancers back. I am hoping that, if your club is starting classes this month, you have availed yourself of the information put out by Kathy Roberts. If not, please do so, she is our state publicity chairman and has published some great information on advertising and promoting classes. I think that will be key to getting dancers back and bringing in new people to become members of the clubs.
Now we are starting to see more restrictions coming back. Hopefully they will not impact us as much as they have. We will think positive. Please follow all guidelines and safety protocols for your area.
Hope to see you on the dance floor soon.
When life boxes you in… Square Dance !
We have an embarrassment of riches this issue. We have notes from both the outgoing and incoming Federation presidents, and we have two thoughtful articles from the venerable Daryl Clendenin.
I had hoped this would be a joyous issue documenting the return of square dancing in Oregon, with most clubs starting back up again, but the recent reinstatement of the indoor mask mandate is going to put a damper on that. Several of our facilities have restricted operations again. Be sure to watch here and on Facebook for last-minute changes in the dance schedules.
I have some concerns about getting the OFN back on a regular schedule. Until the shutdown, I was automatically creating dance entries for the "regular dances" for all clubs. I haven't done that for about 18 months. It appears that many or most clubs are going back to a normal schedule in September, so I have started the automatic creation again. However, I know a number of clubs will not be starting right away. If your club is not restarting in September, please let me know so I can mark your dances "dark" for a while.
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As of July 1, there are no longer any state-wide COVID restrictions in Oreogn. As always, it is up to each individual club to decide what restrictions make them comfortable. Please honor their wishes.
The next Federation meeting will be live at the Salem Square Dance Center on September 11 and 12, our first live meeting in 18 months. Officer's and delegate's meeting at 2 PM Saturday, followed by the training session for incoming delegates. Dance at 7 PM (George Hermann calling, Patty Hermann cuing). Federation meeting at 9 AM Sunday.
Mid-Winter Festival 2022 is scheduled for January 28-30, 2022, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.
There is currently no Oregon Summer Festival scheduled for 2022.
The latest news about the National Square Dance Conventions® is located in the National Squares magazine, produced by the NEC. You can find the latest issue here: (http://nsdcnec.com/flipdocs/NatSqOnline/Natsq1120/index.html)
The 71st National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Evansville, Indiana, June 22-25, 2022.
The 72nd National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Mobile, Alabama, June 21-24, 2023.
The 73rd National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 26-29, 2024.
All clubs in the Oregon Federation are required to maintain their status as non-profit corporations with the State of Oregon. The Secretary of State's office mails out a renewal notice about a month before your registration expires every year. The following clubs expire this month:
September 3 -- Wave Steppers
September 11 -- Hoedowners
September 15 -- Willamette Squares
September 19 -- Braids & Braves
September 21 -- Mid-Willamette Council
September 23 -- Lebanon Square Circlers
September 23 -- Valley River Dancers
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The pandemic has taken its’ toll on our activity in more ways than one. It would be surprising if we didn’t lose dancers due to a large variety of reasons. loss of partners, health issues, thinking that they can’t remember how to dance, time devoted to other things just to name a few. You can add to that the fact that clubs that were struggling to survive before the pandemic either won’t try to return, or will find it more than difficult to resume their programs. Let’s face it, over a year and a half away from the dance floor is devastating. Many of the clubs will be gone. Honestly, many of the clubs were struggling to survive before the pandemic. It’s going to take a lot of effort and significant time to revive and rebuild our activity. Can we do it? I honestly believe we can. It won’t be easy, but it can be fun.
During some of the worst time of the pandemic, some of our Oregon Callers and Dance Leaders met to discuss the issues that we are beginning to face at this time. Most of the discussion revolved around what is known as the SSD Program, the Social Square Dance Program. It’s a program that limits the applications expected to be taught to new dancers. That, along with removing a handful of movements from Basic and Mainstream, is intended to shorten the teaching time enough to accommodate more than one class per year. This new program which has been accepted by Callerlab is working nicely in many areas around the country and should be considered.
After a lot of analyzing and discussion with callers and dancers, my opinion is that we can accomplish the same things while maintaining a viable Mainstream Program. The two things that I think are important are, limiting the extended applications of the movements, and having multiple starts to classes. There is a variety of ways to accomplish those two goals. I hope the Callers and Dance Leaders can resume discussing ways to make those two things happen.
Check out your club membership. No, I don’t mean what’s on paper. I mean those that you can count on being back when they feel it’s safe. I would suspect for many, the count will be half or less of what it was pre-pandemic.
I know that many of the clubs have a target date of September for getting back to dancing and promoting new dancer classes. That’ll be nice if we can safely make it happen.
Let’s assume the virus spikes, begins to decline, and allows for at least a cautious return to dancing. That’s a pretty wild assumption, but let’s make it anyway. Can your club financially handle the shortage of income? I’d hazard to say, most won’t. I’d guess that many of the club’s pre-pandemic, were already struggling to keep up with the expense of conducting their regular dances. What can we do to help those groups survive? The TVC lists 13 clubs in the Federation Directory. I think that four of them are at serious risk of not being able to continue. The PAC lists nine. One of which has already closed and a few others that for a variety of reasons, might. That is just talking about the Metropolitan area.
When and if the dancing resumes, it’s going to be very, very important for anyone that wants to see the activity survive, to visit the other clubs. Some can maintain for a short time on their treasury, but can they keep going long enough to recruit, teach and graduate a couple of classes of new dancers? Even if you start the new dancer class in September, it’ll be after the first of the year before they can be included in the regular dances. Multiple classes will almost be necessary just to recover, let alone maintain.
Clubs will need to mount a concentrated effort to visit each other as much as possible. A square of dancers visiting just might make the difference. Callers, Cuers and dancers need to sit down with each other, crunch numbers and see if there is anything that can be done to keep from bankrupting the club. The loss of another club affects everyone.
We can do this. It will need everyone to be on board and active.
The Golden Squares in Woodburn have been informed that their facility will not allow any non-residents, and thus have had to cancel their dances until further notice.
Paul Swenson will be celebrating his 100th birthday on Saturday, September 18th, from 1 to 4 PM, and you are all invited.
Location: Embassy Suites Portland Airport, 7900 NE Airport Way.
Please RSVP to Sally Duyck at 503-645-2414.
William Paul “Bill” Jeskey, 82, a resident of Monmouth died Thursday, July 22, 2021, in the Salem Hospital. He was born on February 8, 1939, in Hubbard, Oregon the son of William A. and Caroline Marie Marcott Jeskey. Bill graduated from North Marion High School and then from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree. He taught high school in Cascade, Central Point and retired from the Scappoose School District in 1995. He was the agriculture and FFA teacher. On December 29, 1991, he married Charlotte Marie Melheim in Dallas. Bill loved to square dance, do mechanics, hunt and fish.
He is survived by his wife Charlotte, sons Kevin Jeskey and Keith Jeskey, stepchildren, Patrick Pomeroy, Heather Benz, Christine Cogdell, Michael Pomeroy and Eric Pomeroy along with 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way. Also surviving is his sister Betty Van Valkenberg and his dog Maisy. He was preceded in death by a daughter Karen.
Funeral service will begin at 1:00pm Saturday, August 14th in the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center followed by burial in the Womer Cemetery in Pedee. The Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center is caring for the family. www.dallastribute.com
March 20, 1946 - August 7, 2021
Richard Peter Kofoed, son of Allan Peter Kofoed and Mary Winningham Kofoed, died August 7, 2021 at 10:10 p.m. in his home on Whiskey Creek Road. He was born March 20, 1946, graduated from Tillamook County High School in 1964, served in the U.S. Army for 3 years and graduated from Memphis State University in 1970. He was a member of Ocean Breeze Baptist Church, Netarts Community Club, Friends of Netarts Bay, and supported the Netarts Fire Department, Netarts Water District, the Whiskey Creek Fish Hatchery, and other civic organizations. He retired from the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Previous employments include the Commercial Appeal newspaper in Memphis, Tennessee and the Air National Guard in Portland, Oregon. Richard was keenly interested in Whiskey Creek, the area of his birth. He treasured the many people he met on life's journey. Richard was a seemingly serious person in all that he encountered. His well-ordered life included multiple files detailing interests and areas of study including religion, cooking, sewing, gardening, fishing, kayaking, square dancing, photography, literature, and instructions on almost any topic. In newspaper employment, he had a responsibility for the obituary column and he related the dedication to this important work. It is a personal enrichment to reflect on the life of my brother and to view the books he read and the notes of their content and relevance to him. I regret that he did not write his own obituary, but in a sense he did. His ideals were of work and commitment to the values of God, country and humanity. There was interest in protection of earthly life with a strong belief in the Heavenly life to follow. He was generous with his resources and abilities. Richard is loved by his family. He not only lived in a beautiful place, but among truly beautiful people. His family are most grateful for the acts of love and caring given to him in sickness and health and to us as well. We remain most thankful. God lives and reigns forever! May God bless you.
He is survived by his sister Margaret K. Warnock and her children.
Service Tuesday, August 17, 2021 2:00PM
Ocean Breeze Baptist Church
2500 Nielsen Road
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
April 6, 1937 - August 3, 2021
Lee was born in Willston, ND, on April 6, 1937, to Jerry and Lillian Ashwill, and moved to Oregon when he was six weeks old. He attended Gaston Grade School and graduated from Gaston Union High School. He attended Oregon College of Education for a short period. He then volunteered for the draft and served in the US Army in Verdun, France, from February 15, 1956 to January 23, 1958. Upon separation, he joined the Oregon Army National Guard and served for 37 years. He attained the rank of CW5, and was the first CW5 in the Oregon Army National Guard. He was a Federal civil service employee, retiring in May, 1992. He was an active square dancer, and held many club, council, state, and national offices. He enjoyed bowling and golf. He married Carol Luckenbeal in 1958 and they had two children, Kevin Lee Ashwill and Joleen Marie Ashwill. After their divorce, he married Barbara Ann Mead in 1976 and gained two daughters, Jaquelyn and Sandra.
He was predeceased by his mother and father, sister Viola Wade, son Kevin and daughter Joleen. He is survived by his wife Barbara of Salem, OR; his niece Terry (Jeff) Eden, twelve grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11 AM at the Family Life CHurch, West, 1675 Wallace Road NW, Salem, OR, 97304, followed by a private interment at Willamette National Cemetery.
Lee requests that contributions be made to the Salem Square Dance Center, PO Box 20551, Keizer, OR, 97307.
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THe Emerald Empire Council has selected the September Round of the Month: "Time to Get Better", Phase II+2 Two-Step (Fishtail, Strolling Vine), choreographed by Bob & Linda Berka, music by Crystal Gale.
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We are expecting to dance on August 15 this coming Sunday, as I write this, in Hall B of the Emerald Square Dance Center located behind the building on 20th and Yolanda in Springfield. We are expecting about two squares of dancers. The next few dances we will aim for will be on Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and 19 as long as we get at least a square affirming their intention to dance and the hall is available. Please get on Fred Beisse’s email list if you want to hear about our dances in advance and be able to sign up to come. On our website at cas-sd.yolasite.com, you can contact CAS by filling out the form on the contacts page.
Hope to see you in a square,
In July the weekend before our dance on the 9th we held our annual club picnic at Suzanne Peterson’s country park like property off Seavey Loop Rd. We had barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs with side dishes and desserts provided by members. It was a lot of fun and very relaxing eating and talking under the shade of Suzanne’s tall trees. Some of us took the opportunity to pick blueberries which Suzanne always has a super abundance of in July.
In early August we were saddened when we learned that one of our long time members, David Hahn, had passed away after developing double pneumonia. Dave had not been able to dance with us for some time but had come out with his wife Sharon last September to enjoy our outdoor get together. A Celebration of Life will be held at our hall in Springfield on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 2-4PM.
In August on the 27, a fourth Friday, Darrell Kalmbach will call and Jackie Gale will cue. Due to the new mandates announced on Aug. 11 no food will be provided on the break bar nor will we serve coffee or tea. Dancers are urged to bring their own beverage and snacks if they need them. Also masks will be required. We will observe the same format with 7:30 plus and 8-10 mainstream.
Starting in September at our Sept. 24, 4th Friday dance, we will be changing our format: 7:30 pre-rounds; 7:45 plus; 8-10 mainstream with every third tip plus. Jim Hattrick will be calling that dance for us along with Jackie Gale, cueing.
Please come out and dance with us. We would love to see you in one of our squares.
Our second dance of the month will be held on September 18 in our own hall at the Polk County Fairgrounds; Plus workshop at 7:00 p.m., mainstream dancing from 7:30-10:00 p.m. The door fee is $6.00 per person.
Lessons will start on September 12 at the Polk County Fairgrounds from 6:00-8:00 p.m. George will be teaching the new Social Square dancing format which includes 60 moves in 12 weeks. The new dancers could graduate before Christmas and we could potentially start a new class in January. Lesson fee is $6.00 per person. LaVerne
We are starting a step-up class for those Phase 2 dancers who are ready to move up to easy level Phase 3. The class will be on Thursdays, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., and will have rumba, or cha, to start with. The cost will be $5 for the lesson. Starting date is September 9, 2021. Check out the flyer in the OFN.
The intermediate level dancers are working on finishing West Coast Swing and have not decided on what to teach at our 7:45 p.m. time slot for the fall season. Check the OFN for upcoming flyers on what will be taught.
Our summer sessions have averaged between 6-9 couples each week and they have been comfortable with no masks required, just recommended for those who are unvaccinated. We have held two Saturday evening dances that have been very enjoyable and relaxed. We will see what we can come up with for a fall dance in October or November.
We are planning our Annual Corn & Cluck Dance for September 17. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates. Salem Square Dance Center is air conditioned for your dancing comfort.
See you on the dance floor.
We are still in the process of auditioning for club caller and cuer, but we are hoping to make a decision by the end of the year.
We danced in the Homer Davenport Days Parade in August, mostly our youth, but we did have fun.
Lessons have started for us - more info to come.
Having not danced for some time during the pandemic, we decided that it would be beneficial to all of us to have an opportunity for some review. Therefore, it was decided to hold two workshops at the Salem Square Dance Center, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., free of charge to anyone and everyone who would like to participate on August 8 and 22. We hope those of you who are interested in brushing up on your dancing skills will be available to take advantage of these two workshops.
Willamette Squares is happy to be hosting regular dances again!
At our board meeting, Aug 18th, most members expected us to close down because of the emergency mask mandate of the State of Oregon. Instead, our board voted to continue dancing, even with masks, and our visitors also pledged to support us! We will also be having our lessons, per this magazine. The first three lessons will be free.
We had a guest from southern California, caller Bob Grigsby, who came with his own cheerleading squad! Never missing a beat, our caller/cuer person was right there to collect his information. He’ll probably be one of our callers for next year.
It was stated in last month’s club article, that we would be back on our regular schedule in September but that too has changed for the month of September. We will have only one dance in September and that will be the third Saturday in September. That is September 18. Please join us. We look forward to dancing with you.
Our Vice President, Jan Amerson, has completed editing the TVC Directory and it will soon be sent to the publisher for printing. This effort has been difficult this year because of the changes due to Covid.
Each year the TVC hosts the Hahn Barn Dance. Unfortunately we had to cancel it this year but plans are being made for next year. The TriCouncil dance on October 30th is being hosted by the TVC with Darrell Kalmbach and KC Curtis calling with Tami Helms cueing. A location for this dance is not set at this writing. More details to follow.
September marks the month where nearly all of the TVC clubs will resume dancing, some with refresher or workshop tips, and with at least two clubs even offering fall lessons. All are accepting visitors. See individual club reports below.
The club has not giving up hope as we are seeking other ways to keep the club dancing. To that end the officers of the club have met with the Manor Grange officials and are close to an agreement to dance in their hall. We have tentatively made the following arrangements with the grange. We will dance on the first and third FRIDAY of the month and will have round and square dance lessons on SUNDAY evenings. Again, this is tentative as we seek input from our club members. The reports we have received so far are positive. I stress that no final decision has been made yet. I will say that in discussions with our caller, Jim Hattrick, he is on board with the times and days.
Our Secretary, Melissa James, has a list of members and friends of CRD to which she emails news about our club and future dances in the area. Look for her emails as we believe this will be the major way we will get word out to the square dance community. We are currently looking to start dancing on September 17th. That is NOT set in stone, however.
The club had a picnic/annual meeting in July with 24 in attendance. The officers have been recruited to serve another year.
We look forward to having the square dance community come visit our new home. Until then, remember in a turn through you use your inside arm to turn the person facing you.
A special celebration on Saturday, September 18th, at the Embassy Suites for our Centurion, Paul Swenson,(100yrs young) is scheduled. Call Sally Duyck, 503 645-2414, if you plan to attend.
September 9th will be our picnic at Noble Woods, Hillsboro. For up to date information go to our website www.EagerBeavers.info
Square dance LESSONS will begin on Sunday September 26th at 3:00 p.m. with Mark Wheeler instructing. All Hayshakers events take place in the Pacific Grange, 90475 Highway 101 in Warrenton.
Just 17 days and counting . . . .. . .
We will be dancing on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Recreation Center on 158th in Oak Hills area. Lane Clem is our Club Caller. We dance mainstream with some round dancing. We will have beginning classes in the fall for the first hour of the dance.
The club decided to begin hosting dances and lessons in September. We will “warm up” Wednesday, September 8th, with Plus from 6:30 – 7:30 PM and Mainstream from 7:30 – 9:00. We are not charging for this workshop/dance evening, but will have a donation can at the door.
Regular lessons will start the following Wednesday (9/15) at the same time (Plus from 6:30 – 7:30 and beginner’s class from 7:30 – 9:00).
Our first dance of the year will be Friday, September 10th, and the theme is “Back in the Saddle Again”! The Kelso Senior Center board requires non-vaccinated people to wear a mask in the building and there will be an abundant supply of hand sanitizer. Looking forward to dancing with many of our friends again!
We do not require masks at this time, but you are welcome to wear one if you choose. Of course, we will continue to follow the mandates from the Oregon Health Authority and the Governor's office regarding masking. Most of our dances have had at least four squares which has been awesome. Through August our Saturday mainstream dance will be Darrell Kalmbach calling and Tami Helms cuer. Starting in Sept 2021 our Saturday Mainstream dances, Mike Stout will be calling and Julie Stout will be the cuer. Our Plus dances on Thursday the caller will be Darrell Kalmbach and the cuer will be Tami Helms.
The Promenaders have a lot coming up including our club camp out in September which is always well attended. We are also helping put on the Seaside Sashay on October 22-23 2021. We will have the signup info at our hall with ribbons. Dianne Pratt and Gary Clark are handling the signups so if you are interested in going contact Dianne or Gary or come to our dances and we will get you signed up.
Hope to see you all on the Dance floor.
Our regular dances for the year (2nd/4th Fridays) will begin at our grange on October 8th, with Terry Halley calling and Sandra Pinion cuing. We will miss our normal September anniversary dance this year, but we do plan to have our Mardi Gras dance in February.
Also, we've gotten so accustomed to board meetings on Zoom that we plan to continue doing that, which saves time and travel for everyone. Here's hoping the Delta Covid-19 variant doesn't get in the way!
Our July 23rd Dance Under the Stars was a big success with Darrell Kalmbach as our guest caller and Leonard Snodgrass as our Round Dance cuer. It was a lovely evening under the stars on the tennis courts in Newberg and we drew some interest from passersby and neighbors in the area. It was so good to see our square dancing friends who we have not seen in a long time it seems.
We had our 5th Saturday Advanced Dance on July 31st at the Woodburn Estates Clubhouse with Randy Dibble as Caller. It was good to have you back Randy!
August Up-date: Since I got the dates wrong in the last issue of the OFN, here is an update for our 4th Friday, Aug. 27th, Mainstream Dance. It will be our Hawaiian Dance with Randy Dibble as our caller and guest cuer, Judy Russell. We will be at the Chehalem Community Center, 502 E. 2nd St., Newberg, OR 97132. We hope you will all join us.
September Dances will be at the Chehalem Community Center on: Friday, September 10th, Plus level with Randy Dibble as caller and Leonard Snodgrass as cuer; and Friday, September 24th, Mainstream level. This will be our 50's Dance with Randy Dibble as caller and Leonard Snodgrass as cuer.
We will be beginning Mainstream Lessons on the second Tuesday of September: That is September 14th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We invite you and invite your non-dancer friends to join us. Lessons will be every Tuesday at the Chehalem Community Center in Newberg for 16 weeks. Randy Dibble will be our instructor. For more information, contact us on our Facebook page: Valley River Dancers - Newberg or through our email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 14th, 7-9 pm, Refresher Dance. Come and practice. Craig Abercrombie calling, Connie Clark cueing. Door donation $6.
Saturday, September 18th, 7-9 pm (maybe 9:30), Back to dancing, Mainstream and Plus. Scott Zinser calling, Connie Clark cueing. Door donation $7 to $10 (your choice).
Classes start Tuesday, September 21st, 7-9 pm, with September 21st & 28th free. Cost per lesson $6 adult, $3 youth, $15 family beginning October 5th.
Our new set of lessons will begin on September 18th. If you know anyone in our area looking for some fun exercise, make sure to send them our direction!
We are just a short drive south from the Portland area, so plan to join us in the near future. Beginning in September, we dance the first and third Saturdays and always enjoy having visitors. We have members of all ages and are a family friendly club.
Monday: Phase III Foxtrot Lessons 9:30-11:30, starts September 13, 2021, $5.00
If you know Waltz I & II and are ready to move up to something new, join us for Foxtrot Phase III (and beyond if there is dancer interest). We welcome new students until enrollment closes on September 27, 2021. Joel Brock, Instructor.
Tuesday: Beginner 2 Step/Slow Two Step Lessons 6:30-8:30, starts September 14, 2021, $5.00, 1st night FREE. No dance experience? Refreshing your skills? Come join us from 6:30-7:30 for 2 step class and stay (or not, your choice) for Slow Two Step from 7:30-8:30. We welcome new students until enrollment closes on September 28, 2021. Rikki Lobato, Instructor.
1st, 2nd, and 4th Fridays: Workshop 6:30-8:30, Phase III Top 16 Dances, starts September 24th, $5.00 For dancers who know Waltz, 2 Step, Cha, Rumba, and Jive basics and are ready to have some fun learning the most popular Phase III dances of 2021! If you don’t know all the rhythms, come to the workshops for the rhythms you do know, contact us for more info. Neil Koozer and Rod Skinner, Co-instructors.
3rd Friday Dance Parties, each and every month, 6-9pm, $5.00. Come get that all important floor time and have lots of fun with your Dancing Friends! 6-7 Phase 4, Soft 5, various rhythms, 7-9 Phase 2-4 rotating, various rhythms, Neil Koozer, Cuer.