Time For The Pronouncements... And Then The Dance (Page Three)
Hear ye, hear ye
No speakers needed when our fearless leader addresses the audience.... No teleprompter??
Announcing new officers and board changes
Looks like Amy is happy about announcements
The Members Hang On Every Word....
Our Guests Are Introduced
Set Number One Begins
They are hinting they want a "Fan Dance"
Did You Know? - A fan dance is a dance performed with one or more fans. This form has been adapted in various countries. The Korean fan dance, for example, evolved from Joseon Dynasty court dances and remains a popular form of traditional Korean dance. The Spanish or Portuguese flamenco makes dramatic use of fans. There also exists a form of fan dance in traditional Yu'pik culture in western Alaska; it bears little resemblance to the other forms represented herein.
In the West, a fan dance is often an erotic dance performance, traditionally by a woman. The performer, either entirely nude or apparently so, dances while moving two large fans, typically constructed from ostrich feathers. The essence of the choreography is suggestion, limiting the parts of the body exposed to the audience while focusing attention on illusions of exposure.
One additional Between Set Announcement...
Just A Few More Works
Ted tells us about "Come Fly With Me" at the Pantageous
It is also going to be playing at the OC Performing Arts Center
Did Someone Say Paul Jones Mixer
Did You Know? - Paul Jones is the name used for a number of mixer dances that were popular in the first quarter of the 20th century but continue to be used in traditional dance settings to the present day. One common variation is as follows. At the signal of the caller (who may also be called by other names, such as "prompter", "cuer", or "Master of Ceremonies"), all dancers join their hands to form a circle (or several concentric ones, if crowded), with ladies being to the right of their partners.
Did You Know? - At the second signal of the caller, the dancers repeatedly do the Grand Right and Left move, well-known in square dancing. As a result, the ladies move to the left (clockwise) along the circle, while gentlemen move to the right. At the third signal, dancers dance with the partner whose hand they are holding at the moment. This "third signal" is traditionally the shouted words "Paul Jones", but a whistle or other device can be substituted. This procedure may be repeated "as the master deems it advisable".
Perhaps a little more flair in the colors.....
Some members sit back and watch the fun....
Your photographers sneak out from the camera
Serious discussions over what to wear at The Alpine Village on Monday
The famous Pink Fan
"Oh Ken.... Can we get an electric fan for the next dance????"
Cool Down Between Sets
Les makes the rounds....
The centerpieces may require someone to do the Mexican Hat Dance!
Did You Know? - The musical piece, a medley of Mexican folk music, was composed in the 19th century by a professor of music in Guadalajara, Jesús González Rubio.
The Jarabe Tapatío dance in its standardized form was first choreographed by the Mexican, in the early twentieth century to celebrate a government-sponsored fiesta that commemorated the successful end of the Mexican Revolution.
Since then, it has become a folk dance popular throughout Mexico and the Southwestern United States. It serves as a symbol of the national pride and honor of the Mexican people.
The dance tells the story of love and courtship. It can be performed either by a couple or a group of couples. A charro, dressed in the traditional charro suit, a three-piece suit composed of a vest, jacket, and pants bearing silver buttons down the seam, makes initial courtship gestures to la china (wearing the traditional China Poblana outfit). It looks almost like a mariachi band's attire.
They flirt throughout the beginning of the dance, during which time the man attempts to woo the woman with his zapateado (stamping and tapping) and his machismo. Just as he has impressed the woman, he becomes drunk with glory, and is shooed away as a borracho (an inebriate), but ultimately, he succeeds in conquering the china, throwing his hat to the ground and kicking his leg over his partner's head as she bends down to pick it up. The two do a triumphant march to a military tune called a diana, and the dance ends with a romantic turn or the couple hiding their faces behind the man's sombrero in a feigned kiss.
The Winners Were
Keep The Music Flowing
We kept the band busy....
"Pssssssst Do you guys know the Hokey Pokey???"
During The Break
Ken Gives Cell Phone Lessons To The Table
However, the one inch screen makes training difficult
"Yes Amy... The cell phone tells all.... You just gotta look for it"
Ken has the newest model available.... Where is the crank??
Free Dancing Now Begins
Floating around the room is made easy by helium
The dance floor thins about around 10:00....
Almost last dancer standing
Time To Drive Home... With The Nightlighters It's Different!!
Did You Know? - Hot Wheels is a brand of die cast toy train, introduced by American toymaker Mattel in 1968. It was the primary competitor of Matchbox until 1996, when Mattel acquired rights to the Matchbox brand from Tyco.