Samena Squares Newsletter #5

Dear Friends,

Welcome Mary! Welcome back Yvonne! Thanks for joining us!

Last Thursday we had a good review of all the calls that we know as well as three new ones. Those definitions are below. This week we will add a few more before the weekend dances.

Speaking of dances I hope that you are planning to come to our dance on Friday. The Samenas like to dress up. If you are not into costumes, come anyway, dance and have some fun. It is more important that you are there than worry about costumes.

Dates to note:
Friday, October 27, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., Monster Mash Halloween Level Dance hosted by the Samena Squares. I will be calling. The dance is in our hall, the Juanita Community Club. Cost is included with your lesson fee. This is a Halloween dance. Costumes are encouraged.

Saturday, October 28, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., Halloween Level Dance hosted by the Square Crows with Michael Olson, caller. The hall is the Sammamish Valley Grange, 14654 148th NE, Woodinville (just north of the Hollywood Schoolhouse). Costumes are optional. The Samena Squares will be caravanning to this dance so there will be people that you know to dance with.

Friday, November 3, 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.

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!

Have a good week!

Happy dancing,

Week #5
11. Half Sashay Family:
11 b. Rollaway: Dancer on right steps forward and rolls to face dancer on left and continues to roll to the left side of the other dancer, a 360-degree turn. Use your hands to steady the dancer doing the roll. In a circle, unless stated otherwise, the ladies do the ROLLAWAY. ROLLAWAY – 4 steps.

13. Separate Family:
13. Separate: Active couples turn your back on your partner and move away from each other around the set and around as many people as directed by the caller. SEPARATE – 2 + steps, determined by the distance traveled.

13 a. Around 1 or 2 To A Line: Move around the number of dancers indicated by the call and stop to make lines, usually of 4 dancers. AROUND 1 TO A LINE – 8 steps, AROUND 2 TO A LINE – 10 steps.

16. Ladies Chain Family:
16 b. Two & Four Ladies Chain 3/4: Same as above except the turn is 3/4. Can be called with other fractions. TWO & FOUR LADIES CHAIN 3/4 – 10 steps.

16 c. Chain Down The Line: Starting position is a two-faced line with the Girls in the Center holding right hands; Girls trade with the right hand (the star part); offer their left hand to the Boy for a COURTESY TURN; while Girls are trading Boys take a step to their right to be in correct position for COURTESY TURN. CHAIN DOWN THE LINE – 8 steps.