Miko Marks, Oakland based country western artist sings Oh
Mama (Robbie McGowan Hickie)
How I decide what to teach to my classes
besides listening to the MUSIC...
Emails ...thanks to Mel for Doors of Life and LaCreta for Oh Mama!
I see or hear what
new dances are filling our floors at the weekend socials.
I check Carol
Craven's weekly international survey to see what's new on the list.
Every student can participate in this survey to vote for their 8 current
favorite dances ...Carol has written exact directions on how to email
her and vote. Voting takes place every SUNDAY. (On Mondays, I waddle
home after eatin' that HUGE lunch with you all and I check my email
and then her survey.) The more dancers who participate, the more accurate
Michael Barr teachin'
his newest waltz Doors
of Life on the Palladium floor in Hawaii video
61 Monday Saratoga dancers were the first to learn Doors of Life this
week. The music is the selling point. The original options were taught
...the syncopated vine was no worry, the ending paddle turn a bit fast
for a dozen or so. I love how the music 'flurries'on a few of the paddle
sequences ...like an exclamation point on her lyrics! Listen for the
"I feel it's nice to be 50!" I can paddle twice as long on
that ending! MOST students didn't realize she was speaking English toward
the end of the music ....next week they will! The dance is so worth
learning. I have never gotten so much advance email comments on the
music as I have on this dance. 49 Thursday AM dancers gave applause
On FRIDAY JULY 6 Mike & Joyce will be the guest DJ's at
BnB club at Swiss Park ...this is an ALL REQUEST evening social
starting at 8pm ish. All Cupertino and Saratoga dancers are invited
to be at the club that night. There will be NO 4th Saturday July dance
in Cupertino ...The 4th Saturday Evening Social resumes August 25th
at Hyde Middle School, Cupertino.
The BnB club is ~ 30 minutes from Cupertino if you drive 68ish ...the
880 now has 2 more lanes OPEN! (take 237 to 880 N to Mowry, turn L;
turn R at the First corner gas station) ...it really is just a conversation
away if you carpool! step sheet collection & video
clips: at www.DorisVolz.com
Come September, the Saratoga senior center classes will become Recreation
Department classes. No membership required. Two 8 week line dance
courses will be taught by me on Wedesday mornings starting Sept 5th.
Intro 9:30 - 10:30 and Continuing On 10:45 - noon.
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