Topper's Dance To Control Those Pesky Calories (Page Three)
(January 21, 2011) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM
Dinner is done so it is time for some announcements, a little dessert, and time to turn on the band!
Zot.... The light fantastic is being trippe
Good music means good dancing
Please take your seats for a few minutes
May We Have Your Attention Please...
Hear Ye Hear Ye
Did you know? - "Hear Ye" is an Interjection meaning: (archaic) Listen to me; used to introduce a public announcement.
Thank you for making the tables so beautiful
He has our attention
See what happens if you DO NOT pay attention! You are sent to th back of the room
New members: Pat Aiken & Daniel Fountains
Oh oh! Hospitality is looking for a volunteer
A likely group of volunteers here
He now will demonstrate the Texas To Step Anniversary Waltz
Mixer Time... Everyone Up
Did you know? - Paul Jones is the name used for a number of mixer dances that were popular in the first quarter of the 20th century but continue to be used in traditional dance settings to the present day. One common variation is as follows. At the signal of the caller (who may also be called by other names, such as "prompter", "cuer", or "Master of Ceremonies"), all dancers join their hands to form a circle (or several concentric ones, if crowded), with ladies being to the right of their partners. At the second signal of the caller, the dancers repeatedly do the Grand Right and Left move, well-known in square dancing.
As a result, the ladies move to the left (clockwise) along the circle, while gentlemen move to the right. At the third signal, dancers dance with the partner whose hand they are holding at the moment. This "third signal" is traditionally the shouted words "Paul Jones", but a whistle or other device can be substituted. This procedure may be repeated "as the master deems it advisable".
Buck is looking for Bobbie
Around and around we go
Did you know? - Take any of a number of different promenade handholds. These are generally determined by the specific dance or local dance traditions. Some of these different handholds are:
- Basic promenade handhold : Both hands are held in front of the partners at waist-level. The left hands are held in front of the gent’s waist; the right hands are held in front of the lady’s waist. The gent’s right arm crosses in front of the lady’s left arm.
- Skater’s handhold : The lady extends her left hand horizontally, palm down, across the front of the gent, and he takes it in his left hand. He wraps his right arm around the lady’s waist gently, and places his hand near her waistline. As for her right hand, depending on her outfit she might hold on to a full skirt with petticoats , sway the skirt in time to the music as a flourish (“skirtwork”), or simply place her hand on her waist or the small of her back along with the man’s hand.
- Varsouvienne handhold (also called Shadow, Horseshoe, Cape Position): The man holds the woman's left hand with his left hand in front of her left shoulder. The man crosses his right arm behind the woman and holds her right hand with his right hand in front of the woman's right shoulder. The man's arm is held just above the woman's shoulder.
- Cuddle or Wrap Position (also called Sweetheart or Sweetheart’s Wrap): The gent wraps his right arm around the lady’s waist; she wraps her left arm around her front to hold his right hand. She wraps her right arm over her left arm and across her front to hold his left hand. Hands are at waist level.
Under you go
Now they are having fun
...and he sings...
Why do they call it an "inde finger"?
Did you know? - The index finger, (also referred to as forefinger, pointer finger, trigger finger, digitus secundus, digitus II, and many other terms), is the first finger and the second digit of a human hand. It is located between the first and third digits, between the thumb and the middle finger.
It is usually the most dextrous and sensitive finger of the hand, though not the longest – it is shorter than the middle finger, and may be shorter or longer than the ring finger. "Index finger" literally means "pointing finger", from the same Latin source as indicate; its anatomical names are either "index finger" or "second digit".
"Are you sure???
"I have to watch my feet or I will fall over"
It's OK to dance with y
Ah.... Time to dance again