No one will be surprised to learn that COVID has had our team out of practice time and space as we all sheltered at home. A few of us are now practicing in our teacher’s driveway, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you at an event in the not so distant future and dancing for you!
Here’s the teach and demo by Pat of Half Past Nothing!
For those of you not on the team, enjoy, give it a try, and next time we see you at an event, you can join us on the dance floor after our demo!
A few photos from the parade and fair so far this season:
And, a note of appreciation arrived today that we’re proud to receive! Several times a year, with a program of mixed music and dancing, and then another program at holiday time with holiday songs, we provide an hour of dancing demonstration for many Senior places. We might go to day programs, or assisted living and everything in between, including the Veteran’s Home. It’s a real favorite of ours. One of the members of our audience recently passed away, and we received a lovely note from her son:
“You, and the North Country Line Dancers, were one of the highlights in my view, of the GVNA entertainment offerings, based on what she had said about her experiences there. These GVNA events were something I could not have done for her despite my efforts to keep her entertained!
So I am very grateful for your thoughtfulness and engagement with my Mom. Long Live the North Country Line Dancers!”
It makes us proud and glad to work so hard to memorize dances, practice every week, and be super tired some days as a result, knowing that we make a difference, even just for an hour!
We’re fairly busy this time of year with demos at local Senior Housing and assisted living centers.
One of our favorite events is in Readsboro, Vermont where we join the parade, and do a demo on their pavilion stage and enjoy their chicken bbq!
And, just as enjoyable and a real honor and privilege to entertain some of nation’s veterans at the Holyoke Soldiers Home! We met a friend, Althea, who was once a line dancer and a soldier – joining us here in our group photo!
And, here are a few of our audience members, who clapped, and hollered and danced in their chairs!
Here’s a couple of pictures from the Franklin County Spring Parade. The theme was Magic and Santa agreed to come down from the North Pole to get a little sunshine. Although I believe he brought a little of the cold air with him, as we had to wear long sleeves under our outfits to stay warm – even though we were dancing, it was a bit chilly!
We won a First Prize Ribbon as well!
This past Saturday, we danced at Elaine Manor, in Hadley, where we had a huge crowd of enthusiastic seniors! It was our first demo with our new dances this year — let’s just say we all agree we could use a bit more practice! Oh me oh my oh!