Samena Squares Newsletter #15

Dear Friends,

Larry and I had a great trip to call a dance in Yakima last weekend. They are a small but mighty club. If you have a chance, drop in and dance with the Gate Swingers of Yakima. They dance the first and third Saturdays. They also host a Mainstream Weekend at Circle 8.

Great dancing last week! I have worked out a lesson plan to finish, at least the first teach, on February 22. We will have two more weeks to build up our floor time with the last calls that we learn before graduation.

Dates to note:
Friday, February 2, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., First Friday Fun Fest hosted by the Whirlybirds with Dave Harry, caller. The hall is The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. Cost is $7/person.

Friday, February 23, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball hosted by the Samena Squares. 7:30-8:00 p.m. Plus. 8:00-10:00 p.m. Mainstream. I will be calling and Karen Neverdowski will be cueing. The dance is in our hall, the Juanita Community Club.

Friday, March 2, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., First Friday Fun Fest hosted by the Whirlybirds with Dave Harry, caller. The hall is The Hayloft, 15320 35th Ave W, Lynnwood. Cost is $7/person.

Thursday, March 8 – Graduation Party

Friday, March 9, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., Come Fly a Kite Dance hosted by the Samena Squares. 7:30-8:00 p.m. Plus. 8:00-10:00 p.m. Mainstream. Roger Spiese will be calling and Karen Neverdowski will be cueing. The dance is in our hall, the Juanita Community Club.

Thursday, March 15, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., Mainstream Workshops, Juanita Community Club. $6.00/person. These workshops will continue until Thursday, May 24.

See you tomorrow night!


Happy dancing,
Susan


Week #15
52. Cloverleaf: Turn away from partner, walk in 270-degree circle to face adjacent wall to where you started. Like a four-leaf clover or a highway cloverleaf. CLOVERLEAF – 6-8 steps from a completed DOUBLE PASS THRU

55. Pass to the Center: PASS THRU, outfacing dancers automatically PARTNER TRADE, in facing dancer in center are finished. PASS TO THE CENTER – 2 steps for couples facing, 6 steps for couples facing out.

56 a. Single Hinge: In a mini-wave, step forward turning 1/4. SINGLE HINGE – 2 steps.

56 b. Couples Hinge: As couples in a two-faced line, walk forward until two-faced line has turned 1/4. Centers of the two-faced line hold hands and act as the pivot. COUPLES HINGE – 3 steps.