Time To Meet And Greet 12/07/2013 (Page One)
Nightlighters And Their Guests Are invited
Time to dance with the Nightlighters!
Did You Know? - Snow is precipitation in the form of flakes of crystalline water ice that falls from clouds. Since snow is composed of small ice particles, it is a granular material. It has an open and therefore soft structure, unless subjected to external pressure. Snowflakes come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Types that fall in the form of a ball due to melting and refreezing, rather than a flake, are known as hail, ice pellets or snow grains.
Welcome... Come on in out of the cold night!
Stop and identify yourselves....
A handy sitting place was available
Ted looks overwhelmed - So many envelopes
Now they are organized! Ready to receive our fifty-eight members and guests
These little guys are ready to party also
Ted has them for sale at the front desk
The party may now officially begin
"I know I had it someone around here"
We love it when the whole family arrives....
The kids have to make sure the parents behave... Big job!
"Dear... We are at table three! Is that the one between one and two??"
"I found it!"
Great table centerpieces... They even light up!
First on the floor this evening
Richard and Barbara warm up
Love those Christmas colors
Three of us tried to buy his neat bow tie
He hung on to Carmen and the bow tie
The Rhythm Kings were great this evening.... Everyone was having fun
Dottie and Bruce were in the spirit (not spirits!)
The decorations were quite festive
Did You Know? - Pyracantha coccinea is the European species of Firethorn that has been cultivated in gardens since the late 16th century. The tree has small white flowers. It produces small, bright red berries.
The fruit is bitter and astringent, making it inedible when raw. The fruit can be cooked to make jellies, jams, sauces and marmalade.
It ranges from southern Europe to western Asia. It has been introduced to North America and cultivated there as an ornamental plant since the 18th century.
"Here's to you!"
We teased her about the corsage! Something about a chicken
The music starts and Nightlighters jump into action
"Just follow me and let's see where we end up!"
The floor was quite adequate this evening
Under she goes....
Did You Know? - Once on the ground, snow can be categorized as powdery when light and fluffy, fresh when recent but heavier, granular when it begins the cycle of melting and refreezing, and eventually ice once it comes down, after multiple melting and refreezing cycles, into a dense mass called snow pack. When powdery, snow moves with the wind from the location where it originally landed, forming deposits called snowdrifts that may have a depth of several meters.
"An open space... Let's glide right on over"
"Follow them... There is an open space"
They are having too much fun up there
Now you see what he sees...
Sounds like lyrics to a song
Les brought the projector so we could have some snow inside this evening
Penny for her thoughts.... Bet it is romantic in nature
We guessed it!
Gary and Marion show how it is done
Hang on girl we are going to show one of the eleven kinds of dips
Did You Know? - Dips are common to many dance forms (Tango, Lindy Hop, Salsa, Ballroom dances).
Standard: The flyer usually balances herself. The flyer's body may be horizontal or vertical. There are many grips for bases. The base uses a one-handed grip if flyer is experienced. In performance, flyer may turn her torso sideways toward the audience or toward the base. In social dance, they flyer usually turns her torso toward the base. The lead can use a two-handed grip for inexperienced partners when social dancing.
Tango: The follow's leg locks around the lead's right leg. The flyer can support herself, if she has strong stomach muscles.
Tango Swoop: The flyer leans back (torso horizontal) and moves in a circle and then returns to vertical.
Shoulder Support (Right): When the follow spins to her left, the lead may grip her left shoulder with his right arm. She will stop spinning when his right arm blocks her body. This leads to a natural dip, where she simply leans back while he supports her by holding her shoulder. Note: Never hold her neck.
Shoulder Support (Left): When the follow spins to her left, the lead may grip her left shoulder or upper arm, with his left hand. She will stop spinning when his arm left blocks her body. During her spin, the lead's right hand holds the follow's right hand. This leads to a natural dip, where she simply leans back, while he supports her with both hands: his right hand holds her right hand behind his neck and his left hand holds her left shoulder.
Lean: The base and flyer stand side by side, with the base's hand on her hip. The base lunges sideways, away from the flyer, holding her hip to his. She keeps one leg straight and styles with the other, often a figure-4 knee bend.
Lean to Standard: From a lean, the follow rolls forward into a normal dip.
Between the Legs: The lead steps over her torso.
Straddle: The flyer bends back horizontally. The lead steps over her torso, then moves his feet together so his feet touch. The flyer is supported by his feet.
Death Drop: From cuddle position, with a circus grip. Flyer leans forward and falls as far a grip allows, which is not very far. Then the lead slips the cuddle arm out and the flyer falls again as far as the grip allows. Spotters should be under where the flyer's head will go.
One-handed coin swooping dip (Trance): Whilst dipping your partner with the one handed gripping technique, lower your torso until in a vertical position and within reach of the dance floor. There is a slight pelvic sway in sync with the trance beat. With your free hand collect the coin, and then return to the upright position. The position of your leading thigh is key in making this popular move successful
"I think we will skip the dip...."
We are movin' movin' movin'
The music just made everyone want to get up and dance
The tables were festive....
Sound: Winter Wonderland - Silvebells - White Christmas
"Winter Wonderland" is a winter song, popularly treated as a Christmastime pop standard, written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyricist). Through the decades it has been recorded by over 150 different artists.
"Silver Bells" is a classic Christmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. "Silver Bells" was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the motion picture The Lemon Drop Kid, filmed in July–August 1950 and released in March 1951. The first recorded version was by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards, released by Decca Records in October 1950.
"White Christmas" is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide.
Accounts vary as to when and where Berlin wrote the song. One story is that he wrote it in 1940, in warm La Quinta, California, while staying at the La Quinta Hotel, a frequent Hollywood retreat also favored by writer-producer Frank Capra, although the Arizona Biltmore also claims the song was written there. He often stayed up all night writing — he told his secretary, "Grab your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I've ever written — heck, I just wrote the best song that anybody's ever written!"