Class Newsletter #13 - 12/20/16

posted Dec 21, 2016, 5:23 AM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Dec 21, 2016, 5:24 AM ]
Dear Friends,

A small but mighty group gathered last Thursday to dance. Some of you had said that you would be gone to other holiday activities. If you were gone, we missed you. We did learn a few new calls. We will relearn them when we resume lessons in January.

Remember, there will be a dance on the Thursday night between Christmas and the New Year. The time will be 7 – 9 p.m. We will just dance the calls that we know. Maybe we will play some square dance games too. Or we can dance some traditional calls that we don’t get to dance very often. 

Enjoy these last days of celebration before Christmas weekend!
Happy dancing,

21. Circulate Family:
21. d. Single File Circulate: In a column, each dancer moves to the next spot on the circulating path. SINGLE FILE CIRCULATE – 4 steps.

31. Wheel Around: Moving as a couple the left hand dancer backs up and the right hand dancer walks forward to face the opposite direction. WHEEL AROUND – 4 steps.

48. Sweep One Quarter: At the end of a sweeping turning motion continue sweeping one quarter more in the direction you were moving. SWEEP ONE QUARTER – 2 steps.

50. Touch 1/4: With the person you are facing, touch right hands and with hands joined turn one quarter. TOUCH 1/4 – 2 steps.

51. Ferris Wheel: From a Two Faced Line; The couples facing IN step straight forward till the centers can touch adjacent hands (forms a new two-faced line in the center) then they do half of a Couples Trade and Bend The Line to face the adjacent couple. The OUT-FACING couple (with an imaginary adjacent couple) does half of a Couples Trade and the Bends to face the Center of the set. FERRIS WHEEL – 6 steps.

DANCE DATES - 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.