Follower writes: I had this image in my head you know, of my handsome husband masterfully sweeping me around the dance floor, weaving through other couples, as the rest of the room silently watched us while the music reached an enrapturing crescendo . . . and . . . well. For the first two years (at least) the man stumbled, stepped on my feet, and urgently whispered in my ear “you are off the beat”– not at all the sweet murmur of awe at my sublime dancing skill I was expecting. In one memorable occasion, he nearly scalped me by accidentally* yanking my ponytail.
* if you have any information on this incident, please contact me directly
Learning to dance is a juggling act. It involves managing body frame, foot positions, weight transfer, eight lines of dance, and, of course, learning to lead and follow.
Arguably, the leader faces the toughest challenge. He (or she), must understand the technique and mechanics of leading a partner, as well as master the sequence. The leader also has to execute the proper start, use the appropriate lines of dance, and finish the pattern. All while keeping clear of other dancers. On the other hand, the follower has to respond to the lead.
As the 40th Anniversary T-shirts are being sold online this year, some members may recall the T-shirts we've had in the past.
Custom club T-shirts were made available six times over the past 40 years: