Originally posted by Donna Stewart March/20/2016 09:23 AM
Like we all needed an excuse right! Happy first day of spring fellow dancers! Warmer temperatures to follow, green grass, trees and flowers in bloom! Isn’t it delightful! Speaking of delightful…we had fun at our St. Patrick’s Day parties on both Wednesday and Thursday this week. Complete with decorations, food and of course…some Irish music and dancing! Some pictures of our St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans are on our website now!
With all of our Irish shenanigans, we did manage to get some workshops in as well. On Wednesday, Donna and John began a 3 week session on a phase 4 quickstep called, “The Truth About Love”. The cue sheet is available for download on our website here for anyone who wants to look at it. Next week, we will start on the chasse weave. Some videos you may like to take a look at in the meantime with that movement are “Almost Like Being In Love” and “Boogie Bumper”. Running forward locks and running back locks?? Same figure order except you are either going forward or back. Running forward locks—forward/lock-forward-forward-forward/lock-forward. Begins with lead foot free and ends with trailing foot free. Running back locks—back/lock-back-back-back/lock-back. Begins with trailing foot free and ends with lead foot free. Timing is the same for both—QQQQQQS. Our Thursday group finished the phase 4+2 rumba called “Because” and did an EXCELLENT job! Thanks for the help Ziggy! This week John and I will begin work on waltz technique with a new phase 4 dance.
As I have been talking about during our club announcements in recent weeks, EOSARDA’s Swing Into Spring will be happening toward the end of April. What is taught at the festival by David Goss and Ulla Figwer will be dependent on what the registered dancers are looking for. Planning on going?? Make your vote count by registering now!
Also coming up, the trial run of a 4-6 club using the Hurd’s Instructional Library. Dances, figures and technique will be taught by internationally known instructors, George and Pam Hurd via video. Not sure what to expect? You’ll never know if you don’t try it out. This all starts on Monday, April 11 at Greenboro Community Centre. May 11+12, will also be a couple of special days at our club as JL and Linda Pelton will be visiting our area and will be teaching on both days at our club! We will be finishing off that week with a potluck lunch at Parkdale immediately after Thursday’s session. Signup sheet for the potluck is now at Gavin’s table. Be sure to sign up your special potluck creation! By the way, both these days are not a part of the regular spring session, but is being offered for the incredible price of $5/person for BOTH days. Don’t miss out!
Yes, lots to look forward to head into Spring! See you on the dance floor!