Contrary to Popular Opinion: A Blog
Happy Hiatus Dancers!
I feel like it has been forever since I've danced with you and I am so excited to see you at Massanetta on Monday, January 9 for our first dance of the new year! I hope you had a restful holiday break and are chomping at the bit to get back into the "swing" of contra. Oh, I am on a roll tonight; that is not my first pun of the day...nor my worst.
If I can direct your attention to schedule above, you'll notice that we have a new location for the 1st and 3rd Mondays! This is not a drill. This is not a drill. It's the real deal and if you go to Massanetta on January 16 you will be a very lonely dancer because we'll all be missing you while we dance at Emmanuel Episcopal on Main Street in Harrisonburg.
Also, notice there is no Saturday Dayton Dance in January because we all will be going to the SHENANDOAH SHINDIG! Yeah! If you haven't registered yet for the Shenandoah Shindig...GET ON IT because registration days are numbered. We are just one week away from awesome music by Mean Lids, Sligo Creek Stompers, and Go Figure, and calling by Gaye Fifer and Shawn Brenneman. Also scheduled is a Rush Fest and waltz, swing, clogging, and calling workshops! Don't miss out on this amazing dance weekend scheduled for January 13-15, 2017. Register today!
The Shindig is also looking for people willing to host some lovely, super-nice, out-of-town dancers for the dance weekend. If you have a spare 'oom, pull-out couch, cot, floor space, etc. and would be willing to demonstrate Harrisonburg-area hospitality, please contact Michelle or Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, we just started a GoFundMe campaign to continue to raise support to replace and expand our 20+ year old sound system. Our 50-50 raffle got us part of the way there, but we still need new microphone stands, connectors, cables, and microphones. Consider donating but you can also help by spreading the news. Share with friends and neighbors. Share on your Facebook wall. Visit our campaign by following this link. As we are a non-profit organization, donations are tax deductable. Sounds like a win-win to me.
As always, happy dancing!
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