Cascade Crossfires Newsletter #8

Dear Friends,

Great dancing Monday night! We are at that point in lessons that by the time we review everything we know and get questions answered there is hardly time to teach something new. That is actually a good place to be, smoothly dancing what you know.
We have seven calls left to learn. I still think that might be a bit much for one night. I have picked my top 4, the longest one and ones that we dance a lot. Tomorrow night, we will have a short review and dive right into some new calls.

Don't forget to let me know if you are going to the January 6, Plus Winter Camp at Puddletown. I'm not going to sign you up. I only going to let Anne know what calls we have just learned.

Dates to note:
Monday, December 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Christmas Extravaganza. This is a Plus Level Dance and Christmas Party. The Awesome Plus workshop is from 6:30 -7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 23, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., Holiday Plus Dance Party hosted by the Cascade Crossfires, Susan Morris, calling and Roxanne Boelter, cueing. This dance will be at the Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Kirkland. This dance is for everyone! That means you!!!

Monday, December 25, NO DANCING – Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, January 1, 2018, NO DANCING – Happy New Year!!!

Monday, January 8, 2018, Dancing resumes, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Awesome Plus, 7:30-9 p.m. Lessons

Sunday, January 21, 2018, Freewheelers Plus Dance, Stephen Cole, calling, Debbie Taylor, cueing. This dance will be at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center. The Cascade Crossfires are caravanning to this dance. We will be finished learning all the Plus calls so everyone can attend this dance.

Saturday, January 27, 2018, We’re having a ball! Plus dance hosted by the Cascade Crossfires, Kevin Thomaier, calling and Linda Nold, cueing. This dance will be at the Juanita Community Club, 13027 100th Ave NE, Kirkland. Another dance for everyone to go to!

Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Graduation Extravaganza. This is a Plus Level Dance and Celebration Party. You did it!!! The Awesome Plus workshop is from 6:30 -7:00 p.m.

Monday, February 5, 2018, Cascade Crossfires Plus Workshops. Class is over now the learning begins as we practice the calls and solidify them in our muscle memory. Awesome Plus (for those who want extended applications) is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Plus Workshop (if you are not quite confident yet) is 7:30-9:00 p.m. These workshops will continue until the last Monday in July. Y’all come!

Hope you had a great weekend!

See you Monday!

Happy dancing,
Susan


Week #8
1. Acey Deucey: Starting formation: parallel waves and two-faced lines; other formations where you are able to identify 4 centers and 4 ends (or outsides). CENTERS must be able to TRADE within in adjacent pairs of 2. ENDS (or outsides) must be able to CIRCULATE and not become centers. Center 4 TRADE, while the others CIRCULATE.

ACEY DUECY – 4 steps

3. Ping Pong Circulate: Starting formation - Quarter Tag, an ocean wave in the middle, one couple on either side looking into the formation.

Each dancer CIRCULATES, or moves forward one position along the circulating path. Dancers should move to the next position and facing the same direction as the previous dancer.

PING PONG CIRCULATE – 6 steps

22. Grand Swing Thru: Starting formation - Tidal Wave or Ocean Wave of Six Dancers.

Those who can turn by the right one-half (180º), then those who can turn by the left one-half (180º). If "right" is not specified preceding the command to Grand Swing Thru, it is understood to be a right- handed Grand Swing Thru. If Grand Left Swing Thru is required, it must be specifically called - "Grand Left Swing Thru", in which case, those who can turn by the left one-half (180º), then those who can turn by the right one-half (180º).

GRAND SWING THRU – 6 steps