Samena Squares Newsletter #6

Dear Friends,

That was some great dancing! Thursday night and Friday night!

Thursday we had a good review and learned three new calls. Square Thru is one of the calls that is used many times at every dance. Remember that the last hand is always straight ahead.

Friday night was just plain fun! It was so great to see so many new dancers from our club and from other clubs in the area. There were some fun costumes! If you were not able to come know that you were missed.

Pictures from the dance will be posted on the Samena Squares website in a few days. If you haven’t checked out the website do so this week. The web address is There are links to lots of square dance information there as well as pictures.

Were any of you able to go to the Square Crows Student Level Dance on Saturday? You can tell me how it was Thursday night.

Dates to note:
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 great week! Enjoy the sunshine!

Happy dancing,

PS Below you will find a reminder of the Emergency Procedure in square dancing.

Week #6
11. Half Sashay Family:
11 a. Half Sashay: Dancer on the right steps to their left; dancer on the left takes a small step backward slides behind the dancer on the right, step forward into the other dancer’s place. Dancers change places without ever changing their facing direction. HALF SASHAY – 4 steps.

12. Turn Back Family:
12 b. Backtrack: Designated dancers roll out (away from center) and walk around the set in opposite direction until next call; the others continue in the direction they were going. BACKTRACK – 2 steps.

28 a. Square Thru, 1-4: Starting position is any two couples (BG, GB, GG, BB) facing each other; start with right hand walk by and turn one quarter in (toward center of foursome); left hand walk by and turn one quarter in; continue the given number of hands until the last one; last hand walk straight ahead; there is no turn. SQUARE THRU, 1-4 – 4 dancers full around – 10 steps.