Line Dance Fun
I remember taking lessons and social
dancing Sundays at the Santa Clara Senior Center. My favorite dance:
Rock - Linda Mosby. (we
paid 10 cents for a step sheet in that class.)
I had to pay the grand sum of $68 for my monthly Santa Clara lessons because I was not eligible for the senior rate. One dancer remarked to me ...I would pay $68 to be 47 again.That is how I know for sure it was circa 1995. I've been told recently that some of you all remember when I first hit the senior line dance scene. I distinctly remember going 'off to the bathroom' when the director came into the Sunnyvale senior center class the day I was trying to learn the Achy Breaky. It was a hard dance for me and I remember thinking ...will I ever get this dance? An addict from the get go.
I danced socially with many of
you at Sh-Boom, Horseshoe Club, the old Saddlerack and other country
western bars throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I also danced at
the Y in Palo Alto, Country Quick Steppers and at the Cowboy Country
Club. Even though I went now and then, Boots n Buckles in Swiss Park
was out of my league in 1997. Charlotte Skeeters and Neil Hale were
the resident instructors ...and the dances they were teaching were too
advanced for me.
TwirL - Doris Volz (2008 updated music and sheet)
I remember my husband paying $8 for a whole step sheet book that the teacher at the Horseshoe Club was selling because I wanted to know how to do the Tush Push. Bill read the sheet to me and I practiced the steps on our patio. We didn't have the music ...but I practiced til I was able to return back to the Horseshoe and dance that dance. Bill could tell right off, after two lessons ..he did not want to spend his Sunday afternoons in a smoky bar learning to line dance ...he had no rhythm. We tried their two step lessons ...he still had no rhythm. It wasn't until a few years later, when I took two step lessons with Michael and Hedy at the Y in Palo Alto, that I learned how it feels to dance with someone who knows how to lead. I remember telling Bill .."Dude, it is not just YOU ...the only guy I know who can two step in my entire class is our teacher, Michael Barr."
of dances in San Franciso Bay Area in 1998 ... back then, as now,
instructors and students were talking about too many new dances. What
I have learned in this line dance world community, we are dance addicts
...it ain't never gonna change. EVER! The Internet makes it easy and
free to get dance files. Please take your responsibility; It matters.
Intermediate lessons $5 drop
in w/Doris & Carol @ Westhope Church, Saratoga
9:30 - 11:30 FEB 4
Knows Best (Bill Bader)