Contrary to Popular Opinion: A Blog
Dear Devoted Dancers,
I want you to know that I am trying my hardest to avoid alliteration.
Update on the sound system: we've purchased a new mixer with the funds we've been able to fundraise so far. It had it's debut at last night's dance and we are so pleased to finally be able to project the wonderful sounds of our musicians from the speakers again! This was the most imperative improvement for the system but we have other needs that we are hoping to address as well: more microphone stands, and some cabling and accessories to generalize. As such, raffle ticket sales are still very important as we continue to raise funds to get our sound system in top working order.
We are planning on participating in the Rt. 11 Yard Crawl on August 13. I'm still waiting to hear back from the place we used last year but if you or someone you know lives on Rt. 11 north of Harrisonburg and would be willing to let us use part of the front yard for our yard sale, please send us an email at email@example.com or talk to Reilly at a dance.
We're also looking for some volunteers for the yard sale, either help setting up on the evening of August 12 or for a couple hour shift on August 13. Let us know if you're interested!
The survey is still on! Please take a couple minutes to give us some feedback about your thoughts and experiences with our local dances. The link to the survey can be found here and on the Shenandoah Valley Contra Dance and Monday Night Facebook groups. You only need to complete the survey once and your response is invaluable! Thanks for your help with this!
Check out our new website at shenandoahvalleycontradance.weebly.com. The purpose of this website is for it to be a resource for information about our dances and our non-profit organization. Newsletters and some photography will be posted there as well.
Finally, the first Dayton Dance is just around the corner! We'll be dancing the night away to music by Go Figure on Saturday, September 10. Mark your calendar!
We are so glad you're part of this dance community and love seeing you at the dances!
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Clearly I'm setting a trend for late newsletters and being sick. Somehow I managed to catch a nasty virus and then bronchitis. I stepped up my game from last month by sending this email on the 4th and being sick for over two weeks with much more than a cold! The obsession with contra dancing is real though because my main goal has, of course, been to get well but to be well enough to contra dance.
As you may have noticed, Monday Night has on occasion this summer used Dayton Learning Center for their dance. Monday Night is still looking for a new place to dance as the availability of Massanetta Springs is spotty over the summer. We're hoping to find a more permanent place closer to downtown Harrisonburg and with a wooden floor that we could use on Monday nights. If you know of a place, please contact Eleanor or Kelly or send us an email. Monday Night dances will continue throughout the summer, location TBD (check contracorners.com for updated information about dance locations).
Ok, here's the part where we really need you read and not skim. The SVCD committee is looking into ways to improve our dances, increase attendance, and enhance the contra community. We have created a short survey that we would love to get your input on. The link to the survey can be found here and on the Dayton and Monday Night Facebook groups. You only need to complete the survey once and your response is invaluable! I estimate that the survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes - not too long.
Stay tuned for information about yard sale and the start of the Dayton Dance 2016-2017 season!
See you on the dance floor!
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