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spray_ray-vicki_bustSpring has sprung, and April is full of fun square dance activities! In March the NTCA hosted a Formula 51 training session that interested dancers took part in and were challenged along with the callers. You will find a list of the Formula 51 dances this month that have been scheduled with Peggy & Bascom Kemp for your dancing enjoyment. Based on the responses we have received from the dancers who attended the session, the Formula 51 dances should be a blast. Please bring out your recently graduated dances for a great time.

We have a fantastic group of new dancers who will be out among us dancing soon. Please make them feel welcome and be an encouragement. We have such dedicated club members who work behind the scenes to make the lessons a success. We also want to thank the many callers who week after week patiently guide us through our steps.

Round-Up 2014 will be October 18th-19th with the Callers Cavalcade October 17th. We will have a great time dancing to Ken Bower. We want to encourage you to get a room and make a full and exciting weekend. David & Ann Ouzts, 2014 Round-Up Chair, and their enthusiastic committee are well on their way. The theme is “Life’s Just a Dance”. We are all looking forward to dancing to this world famous caller. Ken will be joined by staff callers: Jon Jones, Ray Savell and Bobby Willis. Our staff cuer will be Chris Farabaugh. There will not be any better square and round dancing in the world than Grapevine, Texas on October 17, 18 &19.

The NORTEX Business Meeting is scheduled for Sunday April 27th at 2:00pm at Swingtime Center. There is much business to be conducted. In addition to the election of officers for the ensuing NORTEX year, the Financial Review Chairman for 2014 and the NORTEX Budget for the 2014-2015 will both be presented to the NORTEX delegates for approval. Remember; nominations for the elected offices can be made from the floor with the consent of the nominee and providing the nominee meets the qualifications for the office for which the person is being nominated. We wish each of you a joyous springtime and a blessed Easter!