Topper's Dance Club Memorial Day Dance

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The Dancing After A Wonderful Petroleum Club Dinner (Page Three)

(May 20th 2012) Last Updated: 09/11/2019 10:38:AM

Ladies And Gentlement, The Dancing Light Is Lit!

Did You Know? - When the smoking lamp is lit it is alright to smoke, when it is out smoking is prohibited. From the naval phrase. Fire is the most dangerous threat at sea so, particularly on wooden ships, it was necessary to strictly control the use of fire and smoking materials. A lamp was hung on the forecastle, where sailors were allowed to sit and relax, and the sailors knew they could smoke their pipes if the lamp was lit. If it was not lit, smoking was not allowed.

Nita jumped straight up, did the 25 yard dash in 1.1 seconds, and got the Gunnery Sergeant

Joyce was right on Nita's trail arriving .00003 seconds larer

Shirley had farther to run...

"No Nita, you CANNOT take him home!"

Vicky visit the Marine Base

Announcement Time

Perhaps a little "soft shoe dance"

Did You Know? - Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sound of one's tap shoes hitting the floor as a percussive instrument. As such, it is also commonly considered to be a form of music. Two major variations on tap dance exist: rhythm (Jazz) tap and Broadway tap. Broadway tap focuses more on the dance. It is widely performed as a part of musical theater. Rhythm tap focuses more on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the Jazz tradition.

The sound is made by shoes with a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. Tap shoes can be bought at most dance shops.

"Soft-Shoe" is a rhythm form of tap dancing that doesn't require special shoes, and while rhythm is generated by tapping of the feet, it also uses sliding of the feet (even sometimes using scattered sand on the stage to enhance the sound of the performer's sliding feet) more often than modern rhythm tap. It preceded what is currently considered to be modern tap, but has since declined in popularity.

Ta Dah

OK, I am ready now

We were saddened to hear of the loss of Sal Mazzella who was
Jean Engedal's dance partner at Toppers for years

Dean holds the audiences attention

The skipping helps

Gonzalo Makes Good

Gonzalo (Yes Dear...) is now the Operations Manager for the Petroleum Club!

Birthday Time

Ella Jolly (No, we won;t ask!)

Tom,,, As old as dirt... About 6.3 billion years

Dennis is five (five or five times five or five factorial or five decades or five centuries....)

Bob is prcisely *^&$(%&$ years of age.... If you want the decoder ring, it will cost you!

Anniversaries Anyone??

Our guests Gary and Marion Grey are celebrating their anniversary

The Mixer Begins

"Follow that dancer"

Remember when???

See Roy run....

Follow the red suspenders

This looks familiar

"Oh how lucky, I got the man of my dreams again! Comeon big boy, let's dance!!

Keep on moving...

Yo! Neal... Wait, I am on my way

Around and aounrd we go

Everyone loves the mixer

Irene and Del

The Howard Solomon Band

Howard Solomon band played beautiful music this evening.....

It was waltz night... They played, we glided across the floor

Meanwhile Back At The Table

Come on Ed... I promise to follow,, really

There they go.....

Ta Dah

Del and Jan

Can Can or Polka????

Did You Know? - The can-can (sometimes non-hyphenated as in the original French: cancan is a high-energy and physically demanding music hall dance, traditionally performed by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats, and black stockings.

The main features of the dance are the lifting and manipulation of the skirts, with high kicking and suggestive, provocative body movements. The Galop from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld is the tune most associated with the can-can (a somewhat simplified form .

Listen to the CanCan

This is called "Sitting Cheek To Cheek"

Games Underway At The Table

Irene is worried... She thought she heard the words "Spin The Bottle"

"Yes Vicky, you can use our empty bottle... After you empty it!

Did You Know? - Spin the Bottle is a party game in which several players sit/stand/kneel in a circle. An empty bottle is placed on the floor in the center of the circle. A player spins the bottle, and must kiss the person to whom the bottle points when it stops spinning. It is popular among teenagers and is very embarrassing to most

Vicky learns about "Spin The Bottle"

Around and around it goes.... Where it stops nobody knows

Psssst, Vicky.... Point to towards the Marines

Yes... September it is!