2013 was by any measure, the most successful
year in the 8 year History of the One Eyed Parrot dance club. Here’s a brief
We rang in January breaking all attendance records for our Friday nights
lessons. The need for addition dance space and venues caused us to start
seeking additional places to dance.
In March we begin
offering an 8 week Beginners Line dance session in Otis & weekly
intermediate line lessons in Palmer.
In April we began
weekly beginner’s lessons Line & partner lessons in Granby.
In November we were
asked by the folks at the Southwick legion to start offering beginner line and
Partner dances in Southwick. The first night at this location broke all
previous attendance records for club lessons
our normal dance lessons, here are some (But not all) of the events we
sponsored or took part in
Ham & Bean
Country Gathering & Dance
Country Dance Night
Weekend at East Hill Farm - March
Mishnock Barn Rhode
Jenn Jones (Crafts)
Hampton Beach Rhode
KOC Western Night
Friends Dance Weekend
Weekend at East Hill Farm – December
Created / Firmly
Established New Traditions
Waylau Summer BBQ
Prime Rib Tuesdays
Customized the website
for Mobile Devices
Dedicated Club Phone Number
Promoted all Events
The single biggest
challenge we overcame in 2013 was the Fire at the Chicopee AMVETS. The fact
that we branched out to other venues allowed the club continue offering lessons
and dancing at other locations from April straight through to September when
the AMVETS reopened after summer break.
by far the single most rewarding club metric.
The club has in the past year has
more than doubled in membership. The long time friendships that we have been
fortunate to establish and maintain over the past 8 years and new friendships
that we as a group have cultivated in 2013 are by far the most satisfying of
all achievements. It’s those friendships and the efforts of all our friends that
keep the club, fun relevant and growing.
said it oft before, and I need to say it again… You Guys Rock!
Many Many Thanks for an AWESOME
2013 and wishing everyone an even MORE AWESOME 2014!!