South Shore Dancers
July/August 2017

SSD DIRECTORS
Martine Anderson
Laurie Cavanaugh
Steve Cavanaugh
Gene Cobb
Kevin O’Brien
Marie Osterland
Tom Osterland
Joan Paquette
Sara StOurs
Karen Troupe
Roger Troupe

OFFICERS
President
    Tom Osterland
Chairman
    Roger Troupe
Treasurer
    Sara StOurs
Recording Secretary
    Karen Troupe
Corresponding Secretary
    Martine Anderson
Publicity
    Laurie Cavanaugh
Property Administrator
    Joan Paquette
Contract Administrator
    Kevin O’Brien

Webmaster
    Roger Troupe

Pot Luck Supper Dance XXVI - July 29th

For the 26th time, we invite you to the spectacular kickoff of our new season (our 29th). If you have never been to one of these before, here's the deal: 5 continuous hours of the best dance music we can put together, a buffet to rival that of any cruise (Members and friends knock themselves out on this) and the best dance floor on the South Shore. This year, we'll feature a sales area for gently used dance shoes and other dancewear and accessories. Here is your chance to add and/or subtract from your dance closet. See more in the article below.

Admission is $10.00 paid in advance (SSD, PO Box 276, Norwell, MA 02061 and $12.00 if paid at the door.) For reservations, call Tom at 781-659-4703 or email us at tickets@southshoredancers.org. We do request that you let us know you will join us so that we have enough seating. There is a limit of 130 tickets to be sure we have enough space on the floor.

One more thing: we ask that you contact Marie to coordinate on your food contribution (Marie@SouthShoreDancers.org or 781-659-1292). All-You-Can-Eat macaroni salad and chocolate chip cookies is not the target gastronomic experience.

"Field of Dreams" - From Out of a Corn Field: a Dance

We wrapped up our season of movie-themed dances with this baseball classic. We saw a lot of Red Sox apparel. As year 28 was filed away, we had our annual meeting. It would appear that the year was a success in that all 11 Directors were re-elected and, as you can see from the list on the left, they all were re-elected to their offices and chairs at the next Board meeting. We ARE having fun.

In the informal portion of the meeting, the schedule for our next season was presented. The idea of an overall "theme-of-themes" was popular so we thought we'd try it again. So we plan to launch with "Dancing Around the World" as the kick-off in September with flags of a different country as the centerpiece for each monthly dance thereafter.

Then we danced. Anne Marie and John Paul of DanceSport Boston brought us a Rumba combination that seemed, at first, like we'd never be able to learn all of it in one lesson. But they broke it down so nicely that it all made sense. Best of all, most folks got it and were doing it all night. Then, Lestyn Gilmore took charge, mixing some new music with some classic favorites. Several people said it was her best playlist ever.

Dancing on TV - WOD and SYTYCD

The latest addition to the dance reality/competition shows, World of Dance has progressed to the head-to-head elimination phase or "Dual rounds." The highest scorers from the preliminary rounds each choose a competitor to challenge. Eliminations will continue until there is a division winner. Divisions are: junior (dancers ages 17 and under), upper (up to four adults), and team (five or more dancers, 18 and older). The winners of each division will compete against one another for the $1 million prize. NBC Tuesdays at 10:00 pm.

So You Think You Can Dance has also reached the second round of eliminations. The 10 "All-Stars" (pros) are each choosing 5 dancers for their "teams" to compete in the third round. One from each team will make the "Top 10." Each contestant is required to compete in all genres. They dance solo and with their "All-Star" partner. Fox Mondays at 8:00 pm.

Dance Shoes, Accessories and Apparel Sale at Pot Luck

Do you have some dance shoes or other dance items that you think someone might want more than you do currently? Some of us who have been dancing for a while have accumulated a few duplications or, maybe a closet full. If you are in this category, please consider bringing some of your gently used items to display on our table at Pot Luck. If you are newer to the dance world, this might be a way for you get your own accumulation started. Then there might be some of you who are in the middle: you have just enough stuff but could add a little something new to fill a gap or add interest.

Here's the deal: If you bring item(s) for sale, tag them with your name and a price. If you want to purchase an item, we will point out the seller and the transaction can take place between you. When you leave the dance, please take your unsold items with you. Any items left at the end of the evening will be donated to Savers or Good Will.

The idea is to get unused items back in use.

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Click here for an explanation of the Dress Suggestion for these events.

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