Samena Squares Newsletter #11

Dear Friends,

Well, where did this week go?

Good dancing last Thursday! The dancing is starting to smooth out, especially with the calls that we have danced for a longer time.

We talked about fractions. We are getting into calls that use fractions. You will have to figure out for yourself how you will remember them, walls, clock face, compass directions or another way. We will be doing more fractions.

Dates to note:
Thursday, December 21: No class tonight! Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 28: No class tonight! See you at the New Year’s Eve Dance!

Sunday, December 31, 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m., New Year’s Eve Student Level Dance hosted by the Whirlybirds and Samena Squares with Dave Harry and Susan Morris, calling. This dance will be at the Juanita Community Club. Tickets are available now for $15 per person. The format will be like the First Friday Fun Fests, squares alternating with line or circle dances. Make plans to dance in the New Year!

It was great to see many of you at the Christmas Party!

See you Thursday night!

Happy dancing,

Week #11
37. Ocean Wave Family:
37 a. Ocean Wave: A 3 or 4-dancer line where the dancers are facing in alternating directions (in, out, in, out). Common is a RIGHT HAND WAVE. Less common would be a LEFT HAND WAVE. A mini-wave is 2 dancers facing in opposite directions. OCEAN WAVE – this is a formation.

41. Pass The Ocean: Facing couples PASS THRU, Face your partner and Step to an OCEAN WAVE. PASS THE OCEAN – 4 steps.

48. Sweep One Quarter: At the end of a sweeping turning motion continue sweeping one quarter more in the direction you were moving. SWEEP ONE QUARTER – 2 steps.

58. Cast off 3/4: In a mini-wave using your joined hands, turn 3/4. In a line the center dancers walk forward using your joined hands as a pivot 3/4 or 3 walls or 5 steps. CAST OFF 3/4 – 6 steps.