Toppers Get Romantic And Especially Around Valentines Day
(April 17th 2009) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
What a delightful evening... Nice cool breeze and hot music with good friends! Please join us
The music gets underway promptly at 7:00
Our Veep and MC makes announcements
Thank you for the table decorations
Earl (our current president) is called up for this presentation
Earl is passing the reigns to the incoming president
Martha and Ace - Board members work tirelessly behind the scenes
Guests were welcomed to the club
The birthday girl
Happy Birthday Natalie
Chow is gone, let's hit the floors
It's Mixer Time
Did you know? - A mixer dance, dance mixer or simply mixer is a kind of participation dance for people who have some skills in social dancing. Mixers allow dancers to meet new partners, the beginners have a chance to dance with more advanced dancers, and people may quickly assess dance skills of other persons without fear of being
stuck with a poor match for the whole tune.
During a song or several songs of a dance or dances well-known to participants (Waltz, Foxtrot, West Coast Swing, etc.), at certain moments new pairs are formed in a random way. Some mixer dances even have traditional names.
The descriptions of "mixing procedures" vary, however there are several common basic rules.
- The basic rule of dance etiquette "thou shalt never say 'no'" is partially waived during certain procedures of the mixer: if you have already danced with the person, you may smile to each other and skip the choice. The reasoning is that the basic purpose of the mixer — to make people dance with many new partners — has the precedence.
- In some mixing procedures dancers may get confused and miss a match, therefore often a "lost and found" place is designated (e.g., the centre of the dance circle), where unmatched dancers may find each other.
Earl is enjoying himself
Buck Catlin (at the ripe age of 91) trips the light fantastic
Thanks to Neal and Neda Paul and Sue get their picture taken
Jan and Jim
Jan and Sue got the giggles
Did you know - Giggling is a high-pitched, bubbly way of laughing. It is usually suppressed, resulting in short bursts of laughter. A giggle is often considered a very feminine laugh. Giggling is normally affiliated with laughing gas a dentist would administer. Giggling is often associated with small children.
We are glad Jan was strapped into her seat!
"Who, me???" Jim watches on
Nope! We were NOT reserved this evening
The dancing continues
Neal and Nida dance the night away
The band played great dancing music!
Jan and Jim are sharing a secret
Dang... Paul and Sue get two pictures this evening!
Time to heat up the dance floor