Ol' One Eye

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Back in Action @ the Chicopee AMVETS!

Last Friday 

We finally got a chance to dance after the snowstorm that wiped out dancing the previous week at the Chicopee AMVETS. (and everywhere else)

We were planning for a smaller crowd because we knew a lot of folks go away for Presidents weekend but were pleasantly surprised to have over 40 folks out. (More than we expected!) I’m sure the lack of dancing the week before and the band Chickenwire, had something to do with that.

We started out the lessons by teaching the new line dance “Is it Friday Yet” by Diana Dawson, a 32 Count / 4 Wall Improver Line Dance to the song by the same name by Gord Bamford. What a great song, and our new theme song for Friday nights. We received a lot of good feedback on this one. For the review we taught the Partner dance "Backwoods Boatin’" to the song Pontoon, another one that we got great feedback on.

Chickenwire was back on stage and did a great job as always laying down an uptempo,  rock solid, consistent beat backed by great vocals.  They worked in a bunch of our favorites, Act Naturally, Toes, etc and made us realize we have to review Copperhead Road. They even worked in Wagon Wheel so we could do our new couples dance! Great Musicians and all around nice guys. They’ll be back March 8th so make a note!

This Friday 

We’re switching things up a bit and will review “Is it Friday Yet”  and then teach a new line dance instead of a partner dance. Next week we will (By request) teach a series of “El Paso” moves to help folks put some variations into the basic dance.  This week Just N Kace will be back on stage with a playlist of good Heel Slapping, Boots Tapping gotta get up and dance tunes that will keep you on the floor all night! Great musicians  , really nice friendly people. Come out and see em!

Breaking News: 

Thursday Night Line Dancing Starts on March 21st at the Palmer Legion!! 

Nice Big Wood Dance Floor! The initial response to this has been overwhelming. 7-10 Lessons and all request line and couples dancing! We can’t wait! 

Easthill Farm Country Dance Weekend
Only a few more weeks till our Country Dance Weekend at The Inn @ East Hill Farms. It’ll be a great time dancing w/Paula & Michael, Tammy & Dennis, Randy & Doreen. The Weekend Package ( Fri, March 15- March 17, 2013) includes: 2 night lodging, 6 home cooked meals, 5 dance sessions w/lessons- line & partner, late night snacks, indoor pool, whirlpool & sauna, time to relax and old fashion fun! All request dancin' on Fri & Sat night, karaoke late night! THEME: Sports Wear your favorite team! For more info www.east-hill-farm.com For reservations (800)242-6495

Long Term Planning!!! 

Join us in May and August for our Annual Road trips.

Who’s interested in a potential Road Trip to Martha’s Vineyard in October.  
Yup we’re talking a 3 day getaway just off peak season for a nice relaxing (Non-Dancing) visit to the land of the Wampanoag. Informal tour by a former Islander. Beautiful Fall sunrises over Katama, Nice beach walks on Chappaquiddick, The Japanese Garden, The Cliffs at Gay Head, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven, Social hour at the Newes and nice dinner at the Square Rigger. etc etc etc. Any takers?

1 comment:

  1. Martha's Vineyard in Oct. sounds great....let us know the dates!