I hope everyone is enjoying the arrival of long, hot summer days. We have decided not to have the Impromptu summer dance that has been discussed. It looks like the hall availability and peoples’ schedules just don’t match up. However, there are some more opportunities to dance, even for the beginners.
The FAIR DANCE IS July 30, Thursday, at 6:30. We will be dancing at the Midway stage at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner. This is an open pavilion a couple buildings North of the Grange. We will be encouraging fair-goers to try square and line dancing, plus we will do a couple demos of mainstream dancing. All members are encouraged to attend and are welcome to bring non-dancers. We will all need to help with recruitment during this event. It will be hot, so dress is casual, and we can take turns dancing. Only Mike will be on the stage, not us dancers!
The annual Happy Time Squares Boots, Bows and Barbecue will be on August 29, 5: 30-6:30 dinner and 7-10 dance at the 4H Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper, Bldg 21, Lawrence. This is a special dance that many of us Docey Dandies attend. For $10, you get a great BBQ dinner, a huge assortment of desserts and dancing! The first tip after dinner will be an introduction to square dancing for non-dancers and dancers alike.
And, of course, our first dance for the new season, Jungle Book Dance, will be September 12th at 7:30. So, break out the animal prints, and let’s get dancing!!!
Sandy and Doug Finnicum, Presidents