As we start the summer season, remember to keep cool both physically and mentally by dancing with your NORTEX family. As always, there will be many opportunities to dance locally, across the state and even nationally. This year’s 67th National Square Dance Convention will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, June 27-30, 2018. Take advantage of this Convention being closer to Dallas. It gets further away next year.
Our annual Installation Meeting and Dance will be celebrated on June 3, 2018 at Swingtime Center starting at 4:00pm. Don and Pam vonMinden are chairing the Installation Dance. The NORTEX officers for 2018-2019 will be installed at 4:00pm and the dance will start around 5:30pm. It’s a free dance for all NORTEX members. Host clubs have been busy getting ready for this event. We’ll be announcing the Club of the Year, Dancers of the Year and Dancer of the Year. You won’t want to miss this exciting time. Who knows, it might be you. Callers for the Dance will be Wayne Baldwin and Bobby Willis. The Round Dances will be cued by JL and Linda Pelton.
Our Pre-Round Up dances have been scheduled and will start this month. We hope that everyone will get excited about this year’s Round-Up in October by attending these dances. Our Round-Up chairman, Sheila Milliron and Bobby Clark are working hard to inspire more dancers to attend Round-Up by starting with Pre-Round Up club dances. Remember, Kaleidoscope of Colors is this year’s theme. Have fun decorating your dance hall with this in mind. Round-Up Kickoff dance is June 24th at Swingtime Center. In last month’s President’s article we mistakenly said it was June 14, so take this as a correction and blame it on John’s continuing date confusion.
Other June dance opportunities include the 56th Texas State Federation Square & Round Dance Festival in Tyler on May 31-June 3, 2018.
We want to express our appreciation for the privilege of serving you, the dancers of NORTEX this past year. It’s been a blast and we look forward to serving you in the coming year, 2018-2019.
We want to thank all the callers, cuers, angels, club officers and all dancers, as well as NORTEX officers and committee chairs. It is truly an honor to serve you. We are looking forward to seeing you as we visit your clubs and special dances and continue to “Live to Dance and Dance to Live.”