Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Classes are starting September 16
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
June-July-August Vintage Dancers
We had our final party for this year, and will be looking forward to getting back together in the first week of September. Sad, but we laughed ourselves silly trying to do the siamese twin quadrille We are getting together in July to go to the Strauss Festival. Susan and David Link are recent retirees from that Festival, so they are hosting us. We expect to be blown away by the dancing and we will be cheering Vick Vickland and Jean Schrieber, who are working hard right now to be in the big show!
We just received sad news that Inge Kress has had a stroke, but we don’t know much more than that. She is in the hospital ICU undergoing tests. Cards can be sent to Monica Kress, 1718 Sylvan Way #710, Lodi, Ca 95242 or to Inge’s house at 4104 Bainbridge Drive, North Highlands, Ca 95660.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Performing for the Camellia Festival is a wonderful experience! This year we had three new dancers, Jean Schrieber, and Susan and David Link, who had all danced with the Strauss Festival. Welcome to them! And welcome back to Chuck Paulsen who had been out for a year. We were missing Al and Teddy Wolterbeek because Al is still recovering from back surgery, but it took a lot of work to keep him from dancing. We had to speak very sternly to him!
We had a small “wardrobe malfunction”, but if you didn’t notice it, I’m not going to tell you about it! Bruce did his usual magic in getting us “stage-ready.” It is always a small miracle. Merry-go-Round Waltz was choreographed by him, and is one of our favorites. The Gibson House Quadrille was from the late 19th century, and Bruce used as a prop an authentic dance card from that era. He called it for us as a Dance Master would have done in that era.
Vick Vickland is going to be joining the Strauss Festival this year with Jean Schrieber. We wish them good luck! (If you see Vick around, ask him about his “talking shoe”. It is amazing!)
Now we are planning to just have fun for the rest of the year. We will have classes until mid-May and then take the summer off. Come and check us out. Partner not needed. Knowing how to waltz is very helpful. Welcome to Cynthia, who saw us dance at the Camellia Festival, and decided it looked like a lot of fun! We are having a lot of fun with her!