Samena Squares Newsletter #8 - 11/6/13

posted Nov 7, 2016, 5:46 AM by Jim Hunt   [ updated Nov 7, 2016, 5:59 AM ]
Dear Friends,

First, someone left a black vest at the hall on a chair in the kitchen. It has been put away in the cupboard. If you need it before next Thursday night send me a note privately and I will get you in touch with someone who can get it for you. If you can wait, you can pick it up next Thursday. 

Second, you will notice that this newsletter has a different look. I am trying out Mail Chimp to see if it is easier to write, to publish, to read, to use, etc. Let me know what you think. It is being sent to class members, club officers and a few others who said they wanted to keep getting the email news. If you don’t want it, you can unsubscribe yourself with the link at the end. Also if you know someone who would like it, forward it to them and they can subscribe to receive future newsletters. At least that is my understanding of how it works. It is a work in progress.

Third, good dancing Thursday night. I know that some of you might not have felt that way that night. Making mistakes is part of learning. I bet all of our parents at one time or another told us that. As I write this an image of learning to ride my bike comes to mind. I had more than a few skinned knees and elbows. By the end of the evening the dancing was smoothing out. Singing calls seem to still be a challenge though. We will work on those as we go.

Fourth, beginning Friday, November 11 until Friday, December 9 there will be a box in the entry area to collect Toys for Tots. Any toys must be new and not wrapped for Christmas. Toys are needed for all ages. This is a project for all clubs in our square dance council. 
Larry and I had a great time this weekend dancing with friends from around the Northwest including Canada, Washington, Oregon, Montana and Northern California. 

Hope you got your clocks turned back! See you Thursday. I’m looking forward to hearing about the First Friday Fun Fest.

Happy dancing,
Susan

CALLS THAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEK

Week #8
3 b. Dosado to Wave: After a DOSADO, step slightly to the left and forward, touch RIGHT hands (centers touch LEFT hands too) to end in an OCEAN WAVE. DOSADO TO WAVE – 6 steps.

12. Turn Back Family:
12 b. Backtrack: Designated dancers roll out (away from center) and walk around the set in opposite direction until next call; the others continue in the direction they were going. BACKTRACK – 2 steps.

38 a. Alamo Ring: A circle of 8 dancers forming an OCEAN WAVE. Dancers have alternating facing directions (in, out, in, out, etc.) ALAMO RING – this is a formation. 
39 a. Swing Thru: Those that can, TRADE BY THE RIGHT, then those that can, TRADE BY THE LEFT. SWING THRU – 6 steps.

DANCE DATES

Dates to note:
Saturday, November 19, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., Black & White Student Level Dance hosted by the Happy Hoppers, Kevin Thomaier, calling and Lynn Peltola, cueing. The hall is the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Pt. Blvd, Arlington. (The exit off of I-5 North is Exit 206.) The Samena Squares will be caravanning to this dance. We will be wearing red and black. We will talk more as it gets closer.
 
Friday, December 2, 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.
 
Friday, December 9, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., Toyland Student Level Dance hosted by the Samena Squares. 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Plus Dance, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Student Level Mainstream Dance with rounds. I will be calling the squares. Karen Neverdowski will be cueing the rounds. The dance is in our hall, the Juanita Community Club. Cost is included with your lesson fee. We will be collecting Toys for Tots.