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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Last Friday at the Chicopee AMVET - Does it get any better than that?

Been so busy putting out the summer schedule, promoting our new dance that I forgot to blog about last Friday... Last Friday was, in a word, OUSTANDING! Does it get any better than that? 

The floor was absolutely PACKED for the lessons and we followed it up with a great night of dancing with the One, the Only RADIO RANCH. We had new friends join us from Greenfield and we made a dance video of Mean and our new dance, Fourteen Hundred and Fifty Two Beers Ago to the Song Beers Ago by Toby Keith. 

For the new dance teach, we taught Dan Albro's new line and couples dances that we brought back from Mishnock . Both dances were well received, but got an ENORMOUS AMOUNT of positive feedback on the couples dance. Is the couple dance that much more fun or are couples dancers just more vocal?   ;-)      

Memorial Day
Speaking of couples dancers... It's been almost 10 years to the day since Doreen and I started dancing on a "Mixed Floor" at the AMVETS in late May 2002. I remember wondering if we would be able to make it once around the floor on a two step because everyone was free styling. We starting teaching in 2005 and I remember telling Doreen that one day the couple dancers would actually close the loop on the outside of the floor. I'm not sure she believed me. She asked me how we were going to do that. I told her I was going to start by making a new friend every week. Well we closed the loop for the first time in 2011, and last Friday was the first time in 10 years that I saw several couples beginning an inside circle for the couples dance on a regular Friday night band night.  

My, Oh My....... how things have progressed.  BTW Dancers... You Guys Rock!!!

See Ya Friday, 

This Memorial day don't forget to stop and take a second to acknowledge all  the sacrifices our Veterans (Past and Present) have made for us.

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