Ol' One Eye

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Branchin' Out! Mid-April OEP Update

Things have been really rocking with the One Eyed Parrot Dance Club! Here's a quick Update...

Tuesday Night 8 Week Beginner sessions in OTIS 

Well our 8 week session is winding down with just 2 weeks left to go. Made some great new friends and it was immensely satisfying to see them able to get out on the dance floor with us last Saturday night at the Russell VFW event (Sponsored by the AMVETS). We want to give a big shout out to Wendy and Kevin for sponsoring these beginner sessions, Kris for coming out and supporting and Maria for assisting every week. 
You guys Rock.....

Country Dance Night at the Russell VFW (Sponsored by the AMVETS)
Speaking of Russell, last Saturday was awesome with 92 people in attendance!! We had more people ask for business cards in 1 night than in the last 2 months. The people that run the place were very friendly and all around great folks and by the way, Chickenwire REALLY rocked the house. If you missed them, the BAD NEWS is you missed a great show. These guys were awesome! The GOOD NEWS is they’re ALWAYS AWESOME and you get another chance to see them, this Friday, April 26th at the Chicopee AMVETS. Playing upbeat toe tapping rhythms, they will keep you up on the floor and dancing all night long with a mix of Country, Rock n Roll, hot Southern Rock. See ya there.

Dance Night Thursdays in Palmer
Thursdays are rocking with intermediate Line Dance lessons followed by non-stop dancing till 10 PM.  Not only do we now have a venue to teach more intermediate dances but we get the time to practice all the ones we love and never get to do! Another neat part of Thursdays is that when the Chicopee AMVETS shuts down in the summer we'll still have a dance venue to support that will leave all our weekends free for outdoor summery type stuff!! Did someone say Hampton Beach?

New Venue Granby!
Starting Monday night April 22, we're starting beginner Line dance and Basic 2 Step in Granby, Ma. Starting at 6:30 at the American Legion near the corner of 202 and Pleasant we'll kick things off with Beginner Line until 7:30 and then kick off a 4-6 Week series of beginner 2 Step lessons. Got a lot of great feedback from folks about this location and the beginners sessions , so we're really looking forward to it. These lessons are specifically geared to the brand new dancer and will focus heavily on the basics of Frame, Lead & Follow, etc. This hall has a great wood floor and plenty of parking so spread the word.

Other Upcoming EVENTS - Save the Dates

  • May 25& 26 Mishnock Barn Rhode Trip
  • June 21st - Almost Summer Bash at the Chicopee AMVETS
  • July 13 The Waylau OEP Pot Luck BBQ
  • July 21st Harmony House Benefit & Demo
  • August 22-24 Hampton Beach Road Trip
  • October 21-23rd  Martha's Vineyard Laid-back Informal Tour & Rode Trip
  • December 6-8th East Hill Farm Country Weekend

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Districtus Aprilis

Wow! Things are getting busy at the One Eyed Parrot Dance Club. We added another night of intermediate lessons & dancing (Thursdays) at the American Legion in Palmer and will be starting Beginner Line & Basic 2 Step Lessons at the American Legion in Granby on Monday April 22nd. April will also have us finishing up the last 4 weeks of our 8 Week beginner course in Otis. 

April 2013

You'll get a chance to meet some of our new Otis Line Dancing friends at the Russell VFW on April 20th. That's when we'll be heading out for Dinner at the Russell Inn before teaching and being entertained with Live Music provided by our friends with Chickenwire

Regarding Thursdays specifically, we've had a GREAT turn out seeing between 30 & 40 dancers join us each night. Besides adding a new venue to teach low intermediate dances, the extra time gives us a chance to practice all our favorites and bring back ones we haven't done in a while. How cool is that!! Check out our Calendar for all the latest dates and info. Click for Calendar

Palmer Legion
Last Thursday we reviewed Wake Up Little Susie and taught our brand new dance Miranda's Broken Heart to the song Mama's Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert. It will be on Kickit and Coppperknob shortly. Until then you can find it HERE! We'll be doing a teach and demo video shortly. Thanks for the great feedback on this one.

Dan & Kelly Albro
Last Friday's lessons were all Albro, all Night. We reviewed Dan's new Line dance Back in the Day (Great Dance) and then Taught his new Partner Dance, Every Storm (Another Great Dance). Remember  our Rhode Trip to Mishnock is May 25th. Can't wait! 

Radio Ranch

After the lessons we got a night full of high energy entertainment by one of the finest, most versatile country bands around, Radio Ranch! You really had to be there. This was a case of  top notch musician at the top of their game. They were in the zone! The energy was electric. We helped close the place down at midnight with more people then I've seen at that hour in a long long time. Remember,  Radio Ranch, 1st Friday, every month.

Next Thursday the Palmer Legion has a recurring post meeting from 6-8PM. (This will happen the 2nd Tuesday of EVERY MONTH) so we will be starting  at 8PM with an all request dance from 8PM-10PM (No Lessons) . Get a chance to practice your favorites! We will be starting at our normal time the following week.

Truck Stop Troubadours
Next Friday the Truck Stop Troubadours will be back to entertain you with that 4/4 foot stompin' two steppin',house rockin',diesel truckin', beer drinkin' music with a definite uptempo beat that'll get your boot's knocking and your butts rockin'. 

So come on out and join us. For the lessons we'll be reviewing the Partner Dance Every Storm and will have a new line dance for you to try out.  
See ya there!