Class Newsletter #12 - 12/12/16

posted Dec 12, 2016, 7:11 PM by Jim Hunt
Dear Friends,

What a fun dance! Thank you all for being there Friday night and making it a special time! 

It was another fun get together this afternoon at the Christmas Party. Food! Fun! Laughter! More food! More fun! More laughter! It was great to see those of you who could come.

Last Thursday was Week 12. Can you believe it? Everyone is doing great! Remember that we will be learning a few new calls each week. We will review them in the following weeks but we need to keep adding new ones. If we don’t, it will become harder for you to go to other student level dances, including the Fun Fest. If you can’t be at class, please be sure to review the calls and watch the videos if possible.
Have a great week! Stay warm! Take a minute or two for yourself too.

See you Thursday!
Happy dancing,


5. Promenade Family:
5 c. Wrong Way Promenade: As a couple, PROMENADE opposite the usual direction, that is, in a clockwise direction. WRONG WAY PROMENADE – couples full around 16 steps. 

8. Right and Left Grand Family:
8 c. Wrong Way Grand: Same as RIGHT AND LEFT GRAND except in opposite direction. Still starts with the right hand. WRONG WAY GRAND – 10 steps.

35. Box The Gnat: This is one of the few moves that actually require a boy and a girl. With the person you’re facing join Right hands (by the fingertips. Boys palms up girls palms down). Raise the joined hands Girls turn left face under the forming arch, boys step across behind the girls. Both end in the others starting position and facing direction. Right hands joined. BOX THE GNAT – 4 steps.

46. Zoom: With two couples in tandem, lead couple rolls away from each other 360 degrees to take the place of the trailing couple; the trailing couple steps straight forward into the empty spot. Couples can be in tandem facing in or facing out. ZOOM – 4 steps.

49. Trade By: Couples in the center facing each other PASS THRU while the outfacing dancers do a PARTNER TRADE to face in. TRADE BY – 4 steps.

Dates to note:
Thursday, December 22 – NO CLASS
Thursday, December 29, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Bonus Dance Night at Samena Squares. This was originally scheduled as a night off but plans have changed. This will be a No Teach, Dance Only night. (Review will happen, as needed) If you need a change of pace or a break during the holidays, come dance. We will make final plans for a fun evening at our December lessons.
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Regularly scheduled classes resume. More dance fun in the New Year!
Friday, January 6, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., First Friday Fun Fest hosted by the Whirlybirds with Dave Harry, caller. The hall is The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. Cost is $7/person.