Welcome to NORTEX

Time is getting close to “Rock Around the Clock” at Grapevine Convention Center for our 2017 Round-Up.  Please join us October 21 and 22 for Round-Up and October 20 for the NTCA Callers Cavalcade.  A great big thank you to Joe and Pat Cadenhead and their fantastic committee, who have worked tirelessly for your dancing pleasure.  Our featured caller Dan Nordbye, staff callers Vernon Jones and Tim Tyl, and staff cuers Christine Hixson and Karen Gloodt will have you “hopping at the hop”.  Again, this year Chris and Maria Farabaugh will be leading us in line dancing early Saturday morning, so grab a cup of coffee or whatever gets you going and be there.  Don’t forget that we will have vendors for your shopping pleasure and again this year you can purchase meals and snacks from the onsite food service provided by the convention center.    This is the time to put on that final push to sell grand prize cruise tickets to benefit your club and Round-Up.

Many clubs are giving lessons this fall.  Be sure to invite your students to the New Dancer Dance at Round-Up.  This is an excellent opportunity for new folks to be introduced to the wonderful world of dancing beyond the club level.  As you go through lessons be sure and let them know how much fun dancing is and give them encouragement along the way.  Nothing helps retain students and turns them into club members more than friendly experienced dancers who know how to be good angels and mentors.

We have a NORTEX Quarterly Business Meeting scheduled for Sunday, November 5, at 2:00 pm.  Please mark your calendar.  Club Presidents and two Delegates from each club are the ones who control the direction of our Association.  Be sure to let your Area VP know if you have changes to your President or Delegates.

Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual NTCA & NORTEX USO DFW Benefit Dance, December 3 at Swingtime Center.  All proceeds will benefit the local DFW USO, so you can contribute to this very worthy cause and have fun at the same time.  The previous USO benefit dances have been a blast.  Watch for more details in upcoming Promenades.

We want to thank all the Elected and Appointed Officers, Round-Up Committee Chairs, our other Committee Chairs and members for all the hard work they do.  It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve you, the dancers and clubs of NORTEX.  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”.



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