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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Melting Away those Winter Blues!

Sometimes it's hard to get folks to go out in January (arguably the coldest month of the year), but you wouldn't have believed it Last Friday. Folks came out to the Chicopee AMVETs in force and we had 50+ people packing the floor for the line/ Partner dance lessons with a combination of long time dancers and brand new beginners. That's what I'm talking about! Just-N-Kase kept up the momentum hitting the stage with a uptempo combination of Country, Rock & Roll and oldies that fired the place up! They even got up with us to line dance. (Great Job BTW) Gotta love that. Good Musicians, Great People and another great night our dancing with all our friends. 

For the lessons, we reviewed Nathan's Wagon a fun & lively 32 count Partner dance that goes to the song Wagon Wheel by Nathan Carter. For the new dance we taught Walking away that also goes to the 1st song we play on Fridays "Is it Friday Yet" by Gord Bamford. 

Saturday had the OEP's out en masse for the  HAM & BEAN COUNTRY GATHERING (Dinner and Dancing) at the 2nd Baptist Church in South Hadley! 

What a nice night! The hall was packed, and Jenn, Kathleen, Darlene and company did a great job getting everyone if fed and up dancing! We got to teach 4 beginner lines and a Partner dance in between demo'ing for the crowd. But most of all, made some great new friends! Check out the Photo Montage HERE!!

This coming Friday, CHICKENWIRE will be back in the saddle at the Chicopee AMVETS! Yes indeed, our feathered friends are flying south to close out January at our local Honky Tonk! A great addition to the 2013 band Line Up,  you'll be dancing to these guys every month!. If you've never seen/heard them, you are ABSOLUTELY missing out. Check out the dates these guys are playing on our EVENT SCHEDULE. Get there earlier if you want a good seat, From what  I hear, the place is gonna be packed!! As always lessons at 6:30 Sharp $3.00 and the Band starts at 8PM - $5.00 Band cover. The band is advertising our lessons on their site... How nice is that?

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-Book your Rooms for East Hill Farm in March and Mishnock in May

EASTHILL FARM!! Book now rooms are going fast!   East Hill Farm Country Dance Weekend March 15th-17th  ** Click for Info** . Tell them you're with Randy, Doreen and the One Eyed Parrot Dance club when you book!  I think we have AT LEAST 17 booked already from the OEPs... COOL!

It's Time to Book your Room for our 5th Annual Rhode Trip to the Mishnock Barn!! May 25th 2012. We will be heading back down almost a year to the day from our last trip that absolutely ROCKED!!  An Annual OEP Traditions WOO HOO!!

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