Serious Dancing Gets Underway (Page Three)
...and a few calories also
Who is ready to dance??? Ta Dah!
"Let's dance young lady!"
Hard work makes for a load of fun!
...and to the Dance Directors and their assistants!!
I smell dessert coming and it smells like apples
The centerpieces were beautiful.... Remember, Mum's the word!
"Hello there.... How do you do??"
Our guests joined right in
Quotation To Remember: "Dancing is the art of getting your feet out of the way faster than your partner can step on them." - Author Unknown
Around and around we go!
The mixer was quite busy this evening
Zooming around the floor
"I knew a man and he danced with his wife"
Remember Frank Sinatra...
Chicago, Chicago that toddling town
Chicago, Chicago I will show you around - I love it
Bet your bottom dollar you lose the blues in Chicago, Chicago
The town that Billy Sunday couldn't shut down
On State Street, that great street, I just want to say
They do things they don't do on Broadway
They have the time, the time of their life
I saw a man, he danced with his wife
In Chicago, Chicago my home town
Wonderful music all evening.... From the Waltz to the West Coast Swing
Back into the circle for the next round...
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.
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".
The ladies are surrounded
Jose' stepped right up and is practicing his new step....
Gary and Sunnie are about to take to the floor
Sunnie agreed to take it easy on Gary this evening....
Must be some ol' fashioned Rock and Roll
Hang on.... The speed limit on this song is 75 mph
"I forgot... Do I go under ir to you go under???"
We well deserved break is beginning...
Sit down and take a load off your feet...
Quotation To Remember: If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. - Theodore Roosevelt
"Sooooo... Remember December 7th the dance theme is 'Dancing In The Snow' "
We will be there!!
"You caught me without my camera"
Ready for the next set....
Quotation To Remember: "Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." - Voltaire
Someone got the centerpiece
Remember... Halloween is on its way
Arranging our next meeting....
It's getting to be witching hour...
Did You Know? - One appearance of this term is in Washington Irving's short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Here, Irving uses "witching hour" and "witching time" interchangeably.
Both terms reference midnight, and are used to conjure in readers a sense of supernatural anxiety. There is little evidence the term had any practical use prior to this; Irving may have coined the phrase after having grown up around New England and touring areas where the Salem Witch Trials took place
"Oh... Hi there!"
Sometimes we go "off-roading"
Saying goodbye until December 7th
Sound: Shine On Harvest Moon - Early 1900's