"Pot Luck Supper Dance XXVII"
Can you believe it? On July
28th, we will present our 27th edition of the Pot Luck. It doesn't get boring because people are very
generous with their effort to bring special culinary contributions.
We have heard that people practice cooking
dishes for friends and family all year to choose their best for Pot Luck.
If you have never attended, here's what you get:
Five hours of dancing to music
selected by an all-day vetting session (party),
The usual preprinted music
playlist to help you plan,
The excellent large floor of the
Pembroke Knights of Columbus hall,
A buffet dinner that rivals that
of the best luxury cruise ships,
Dessert courses too,
We'll start at 6:00 pm. We’ll have our
usual line dances, ladies choices and two mixers to provide dancing
opportunities for everyone. Admission is
$10.00 if paid in advance (send
checks to SSD, PO Box 276, Norwell, MA 02061) and $12.00 paid at the door.
The pre-payment discount is to streamline the
entry to the hall while people are carrying food.As of this writing, there are plenty of
tickets available. For reservations, call Tom at 781-659-4703 or email us at
We also want to get an idea what your food contribution will be so please email
or call Marie at 781-659-1292. We ask this because it is less fun if
everyone chooses to bring the same dish.
"Home on the Range" - Glad We're Back
As we completed our year of
touring the world via the flags of many nations, it was only fitting to end up
at home in the good old U.S. of A. We added a bit of country flavor to the mix.
We began with a Foxtrot lesson
by our good friend, Paul Russell. He
provided a slick combination with diagonal alignments and presented it in a way
that everyone surprised themselves when they got it.
Lestyn Gilmore took over the program and outdid herself with
excellent ballroom, Latin and swing music choices.
Prior to the dance, we had our Annual Members' Meeting. This is when
officers present brief reports and we elect Directors for the coming fiscal
year. We then presented the theme for the
2018-19 season: Nine Dance Tour. The American Nine-Dance is to competitive
dancing as the Decathlon is to Track and Field or the All-Around is to
Gymnastics. Each couple must dance a
Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese, Rumba, Chacha, Swing, Bolero and Mambo.
The results for each are combined to determine the winner.
So, for each of the monthly dances in the coming year, we select one American-style dance as
the theme for the night. To make the
point, we asked the current US Nine-Dance Champions, George Cometa and
April Geyer to show us a bit of their style. They showed us two Smooth
(ballroom) styles. Then, they changed costumes while we did a mixer. When they
returned, they excited us all with two Rhythm dances: a ChaCha and a Mambo.
Not only are they beautiful people and
beautiful dancers, they are really nice to boot.
Check out our Nine Dance Tour schedule on the website or on the printed cards.
Dancing on TV: DWTS, WOD and SYTYCD
Dancing With the Stars: We don't know
much yet except that Season 27 has been approved by the execs of ABC.
Let's take a guess and say it will begin on
Monday, September 17. Here's hoping they
don't get too creative with the concept like the "all athlete"
version last Spring.
World of Dance: Our readers are, for the most part, participating
dancers of a social nature. Some have
competition interest. Membership in a
Hip-hop formation team is probably not likely at the top of our aspiration
list. We can appreciate that a lot of
practice goes into getting synchronized. We mostly agree that Zumba is good exercise.
So, our pleasure at watching excellent
dancing in our sphere of interest is diluted.
We have to watch a whole hour to see one ballroom couple.
Having said that, it was refreshing to see contemporary
dancer, Eva Igo, last year's runner-up, who was invited back because many
thought she should have won.
So You Think You Can Dance: After 4 weeks of auditions, the selected
dancers begin their winnowing at the "Academy".
This year's auditions showcased some of the
best dancers to date. It will be
interesting to see how versatile these dancers are when they are asked to
perform other styles. The "1-trick
ponies" will be eliminated starting Monday at 8pm. The "Academy
Rounds" will be a rigorous test to select the top 20 dancers who will move
on to the "Studio Rounds". The
"All-Stars" (past winners) will return to partner with competitors in
the second half. Several past finalists
have been selected as pro-partners for Dancing
With the Stars.
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