Serious Dancing Gets Underway (Page Three)
First An Announcement
"Hello you all and Seasons Greetings"
Penny looks for our guests who are in the back of the room
Les and Roberta tell us about the next dance
..and introduce our latest new members!
Time To Dance The Mixer
"Well everyone.... Join the mixer!"
"We have mixing music ready to go!"
Ladies in the center....
Did You Know? - The descriptions of "mixing procedures" vary, however there are several common basic rules.
- The basic rule of dance etiquette "thou shalt never say 'no'" is partially waived during certain procedures of the mixer: if you have already danced with the person, you may smile to each other and skip the choice. The reasoning is that the basic purpose of the mixer — to make people dance with many new partners — has the precedence.
- Sometimes a "lost and found" place is designated (e.g., the centre of the dance circle), where unmatched dancers may find each other. Reasons for the occurrence of "unmatched dancers" include the mixing process inherent in the particular dance, gender imbalance, and dancer confusion.
Circling the wagons
The first mixer dance gets underway
Loads of fun!
We are swooshing.....
Gowns are flowing to the great music
Meanwhile back at the table some choose to watch and enjoy after dinner coffee
Gary and Dottie looking good
Under you go and where you stop... Nobody knows
Looks like a waltz
Gary is counting.... No fair!
The floor is full
Nightlighters keep the room warm with all the dance energy expended
Look out... Here they come
The band has them whipped into a frenzy
Dancing is indeed fun!
Dancing makes one smile
Pennny for his thoughts
Kathy and Tom
Lorraine and Ted
We had a full house this evening... The band takes a break
The band is back....
The family that dances together....
Now we find out who gets the centerpieces
Gary and Marion awaiting the announcement
These folks worked together to put on the dance....
Invitations, mailings, decorations, and all the other details
See you in February 2014....
Richard packs up the centerpiece
A few last dances remain for this evening
Tom and Kathy go for a spin
The last dance set of the evening
Sound: Sleigh Ride
"Sleigh Ride" is a popular light orchestral piece composed by Leroy Anderson. The composer had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July 1946; he finished the work in February 1948.
Lyrics, about a person who would like to ride in a sleigh on a winter's day with another person, were written by Mitchell Parish in 1950.
The orchestral version was first recorded in 1949 by Arthur Fiedler and The Boston Pops Orchestra. The song was a hit record on RCA Victor Red Seal 49-0515 (45 rpm) / 10-1484 (78 rpm), and has become the equivalent of a signature song for the orchestra.
The 45 rpm version was originally issued on red vinyl. The orchestra has also recorded the song with John Williams, their conductor from 1979 to 1995, and Keith Lockhart, their current conductor.