Samena Squares Newsletter #12

Dear Friends,

Can you believe Thursday night was Week #12? Everyone is doing great! We have learned more than half of the calls on both the Basic and Mainstream lists. When we resume in January we will start off with a review then we will jump right into finishing all the calls on the Basic list. I think that we can finish learning those in a couple of weeks.

If you didn’t get tickets for New Year’s Eve yet, send me a private message and I will get them to you or I will have them saved for you at the door.

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!

Thursday, January 4, 2018: Classes resume. We will start off with a good review and then jump right in to new calls.

I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas! See you New Year’s Eve!

Happy dancing,

Week #12
42. Extend: From an OCEAN WAVE across the center of the square, those in the wave step straight ahead and form a new wave with the outside dancers. The Centers (those in the original ocean wave) stay Centers; those on the outside (Ends) stay Ends. At the same time, the outside dancers step straight ahead to join the wave. For smooth dancing ALL dancers move forward half the distance toward those they are facing. Extend – 2 steps.

46. Zoom:
With two couples in tandem, lead couple rolls away from each other 360 degrees to take the place of the trailing couple; the trailing couple steps straight forward into the empty spot. Couples can be in tandem facing in or facing out. ZOOM – 4 steps.

47 a. Flutterwheel: With the couple you face, the Right hand dancers step forward for a right arm turn, picking up the opposite dancer and bringing them back with them. FLUTTERWHEEL – 8 steps.

47 b. Reverse Flutterwheel: With the couple you face, the Left hand dancers step forward for a left arm turn, picking up the opposite dancer and bringing them back with them. REVERSE FLUTTERWHEEL – 8 steps.