Topper's Dance Club 4/19/2019

"Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy."

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Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

After many many years we have left the Petroleum Club in Long Beach and are in search of a new "permanent" venue. Tonight is our first time at The Grand in Long Beach and it looks to be pretty nice. Come see the dance.

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
We arrived early to give the facility the once over

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Brian and Jan were early but remember, they are usually eight hours ahead!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Down to work....

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Minutes are read; kibitzing continues

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Under the watchful eye

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
The room is fresh and welcoming!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Charlie gives him a passing grade!

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Sarsaparilla apparently made its debut as a patent medicine, an easy-to-take form of sassafras, much as Coca-Cola was first marketed in 1885 as a remedy for hangovers, headaches and morphine addiction.

Besides the effects of the ingredients, sodas were popular in the United States at the time, due to the belief that carbonated water had health benefits.

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Guests John and Alyson arrive ready to dance

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
All smiles... they found the room easily!
The Grand placed a person at the front door to assist new groups!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Spring colors...Ready for Easter

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Well organized greeters handle the rush with extreme effectiveness

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
You can hide but you can't run..... or something like that!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Meeting and greeting

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Arnie Rios and team get us moving...

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
"What's the latest?"

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
The tables are well marked and close to the dance floor

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Lot's of room to walk around and visit

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
The wine begins to flow

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand Guests John and Alyson are greeted by the
UK Ambassador, Sir Brian Finch

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Vicky and Del hit the floor running... Looking' good!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Del is waiting for the polka so he can kick up his heals!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
The room temperature was quite nice for dancing!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Watch carefully of the double-reverse flip over the shoulder

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Dancing and visiting... It all occurs on the dance floor!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Looking' good!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Russell does the honors

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
The music just makes one want to get up and dance

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Working up the appetite!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Cards from days gone bye

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Catching up

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
It's a frenzy of meeting & greeting

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Escape to the dance floor! Shoes seem to be working!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
Poetry in motion!

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand
The sound of salad can be heard?

Topper's April 19th 2019 Dance at the Long Beach Grand

Previous Page Toppers 2018-2019 Season
Page 1 - Pre-Dinner Visiting
Page 2 - Who Was Here Tonight?
Page 3 - Serious Dancing Gets Underway
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