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All the teachers in Mesa have gotten approval for starting the Fall 2021 Season!!  We have the Schedule available above!!
Due to Covid, there have been quite a few schedule changes so make sure to look closely at the brochure above.

In particular - all of our sessions & the sessions with Bill & Carol Goss will require proof of Covid vaccination to participate.  Here is the complete list of our Covid Protocols -  Covid Protocol letter  & a Flyer about the first dance!!!

Demos of all Dances Taught this season - Dance Demos

and demos from previous years http://www.dancerounds.info/pages/videos.htm

 New!!   Pictorial Directory of Mesa Dancers (as of Feb 2020)

This is the new 2019/20 Critique form!  Download, fill out & return to us.  If you want to fill it out on line & send it via email, use the green button!  Please do one or the other so we will know what to plan for next season!!  We depend on your inputs!   Left last year's with tallied totals available too.

     2019-20 Critique Form      2019-20 Critique Form Fillable  2018-19 Critique Form Totals

Pam's New Travel Blog - https://traveleverywherewithpamela.blogspot.com/

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At ICBDA #43 in Orlando, FL on Saturday, 13 Jul 2019, we were the honored recipients of the organization's Golden Torch Award.

Thank you Thank You THANK YOU!!   Golden Torch

Come Dance with us

Fun Poems

Thought I'd share a couple of cute Poems that dance friends have give us over the years.

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We just want to send you this one little note
To thank you for all of the dances you wrote
And the ones that you cued
And we have pursued

Choreography is just one of those words
That tries to describe how we dance
To the Hurds

It's a matter of timing
Too fast or too slow
If we don't get it right
Not all will know

But I think it's the styling
That keeps us all smiling
If we sway to the beat
Who cares about feet

The girls do the tough stuff
And keep boys in check
While they're looking at shoes
And straining their neck

When they all start leading
What George seems to be reading
From a book I don't know
We'll all do our best
To Get on with the show
If we don't get it right
We'll still dance all night

But it could be a very quiet ride home
As cold as Pam's last vacation in Nome
But I'm certain that it will all be okay
Because my girl will still love me
At the end of the day

So we will all try our best
But sit out the rest
And be part of a gang
Where dancing's the bang

We've all had a ball
While way cross the Hall
Was Pamela Hurd
Enjoying it all

Our dancing is everything
But there's still more good news
Tomorrow she's shopping
For a pair of those shoes

...She says with those new shoes "we'll get a lot more action with a little more traction"

Round Dancing 

The steps that once we strove to learn
No longer plague our feet;

Wing, whisk, corte’, and telemark
We think we’ve got them beat.
But dance, like life, does not stand still
There’s always some new test
To keep us ever on our toes
Just when we’d like a rest.
We listen to the music
Think we’ve found the samba beat
We bota fogo, volta, roll
But forget our Latin feet.
In waltz we try to emulate
Some ballroom dancing style
To keep our heads turned to the left
To always wear a smile.
We syncopate the back lock
And invert the hover cross
We try to make a throwaway
A throw and not a toss.
We tackle different rhythms
With a desire to please
In spite of our arthritic joints
And failing memories.
Our ears hear cues;  Our minds react;
Know what we have to do,
The message sometimes reaches feet
A little overdue.
We stretch our legs and tax our brains
We swear our feet are sore
But when the music starts again
We all come back for more.

-Rita Metcalf, W. Vancouver, BC


G&P in Blue                                                                                                                                                                Copyright © 1998-2020 by Pamela Hurd.  All rights reserved.   This page was last updated:Friday, October 22, 2021


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