Samena Squares Newsletter #10

Dear Friends,

Great to see to see you all back after our Thanksgiving break. If we didn’t see you, know that you were missed.

One of the calls that we learned Thursday is the Alamo Thar Star. This is a formation that we get into and out of in a variety of ways. The dancers in the middle of the star need to back up slowly as the dancers on the outside of the star have farther to go.

Dave Harry and I are busy planning the New Year’s Eve dance. I hope that you are all planning to come. We will be doing some old favorites as well as some new songs and dances.

In the next two weeks we will be learning some new calls on Thursday nights as well as reviewing what we know so that everyone can relax and dance on New Year’s Eve.

If you have questions about a particular call, don’t hesitate to drop me a note or mention it at the beginning of class.

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!

Have a great week!

Happy dancing,

Week #10
31. Wheel Around: Moving as a couple the left hand dancer backs up and the right hand dancer walks forward to face the opposite direction. WHEEL AROUND – 4 steps.

32. Thar Family
32 a. Allemande Thar: At the end of any left arm turn the Centers or designated dancers form a right hand star by joining hands on wrists (fireman’s carry) to form a back-up Star. ALLEMANDE THAR – this is a formation.
32 b. Allemande Left to an Allemande Thar: Go right and left and the four Boys Star. After the ALLEMANDE LEFT you give a Right hand to your partner and pull her by, take the next with a Left forearm grip and turning about half the four Boys make a Thar Star (Boys backing up and Girls walking forward). ALLEMANDE THAR – to back up star 12 steps.

34 a. Shoot The Star: The same as ALLEMANDE LEFT using the existing forearm grip. Turn half and on to the next call SHOOT THE STAR – 4 steps.

36. Trade Family:
36 c. Partner: Directed dancers change places with their partner. Every TRADE includes a reversal of facing direction. PARTNER – 4 steps