While we are in the middle of winter and it’s cold outside this is a perfect time for dancing. Clubs are back to their normal schedules after the holiday season and there are many choices for your dancing pleasure. Be sure to support your own clubs by attending and helping with their dances. Get out and visit as much as possible. There are so many great clubs with wonderful callers and cuers the fun never needs to stop.
Another fun activity at this time of year is lessons. Many clubs have started their new year’s lessons and angels are always needed. Being an angel to students in lessons is so important. Angels are there to share the joy of dancing with these new dancers. It is so easy for students to become so concerned about doing everything perfectly that they miss the fun of it all. We need to help our students find the joy of dancing and understand that even mistakes can be the source of great entertainment.
While we all enjoy the dancing there is some work that must be done. The NORTEX Quarterly Business meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 21st, 2:00 PM at Swingtime. There are the usual reports, but we will also hear from the 2016 Nominating Committee. They have done a great job and we appreciate their service. This meeting is special in another way. It precedes this year’s Teen Scholarship dance. I guess we might be accused of mixing business with pleasure, but we have no problem with that and the Teen Scholarship is a great cause. Remember the NORTEX business meeting isn’t just for club delegates, all NORTEX dancers are welcome. So if your plans include the Teen Scholarship dance come early and see what the business meeting is all about.
We look forward to seeing you at the NORTEX business meeting, the Teen Scholarship dance, at one of the sets of lessons or at one of the regular club dances. With so many choices you just need to remember one thing, DANCE, IT’S ENTERTAINMENT, IT’S FUN!