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Happy spring! The trees and lawns may not be green yet, but there was a lot of green to be seen at ou “Wearin’ O’ the Green” dance in March. Chris Ulbrich played a great selection of music for our dancing pleasure. Theo Martinez taught us a fun Hustle pattern before the dance that was a variation on the New York Walk. Theo is an independent dance instructor who loves to perform and teaches locally at area studios. He and his partner Gwynn Gordon performed a showcase for us at the break. They danced a high energy Hustle which was well choreographed with some syncopations and unusual moves. Theo will back again at our next dance “Spring Fling” on April 13th at Pinkerton. This time he will be teaching a Salsa lesson and Mr. Jonathan will be providing the dance music.

Please note that while our dances are usually held on the third Saturday of the month, the April dance does not follow this pattern due to NH school vacation.

NHABDA is sponsoring another Dance Seminar! We hope you will join us on Friday evening, May 3, 2019 at the Veterans Hall Gymnasium, 31 West Broadway, Derry, from 7:00 to 10:30PM. Mr. Jonathan will be teaching an hour of West Coast Swing and an hour of Country Two- Step followed by a practice dance where all genres will be played. Don’t have much experience with these dances? Not a worry! Mr. Jonathan has a great teaching style and dancers from beginner to advanced will benefit from this seminar. Please refer to the flyer for more details.

Thanks to everyone who helped with setup & cleanup at the last dance. Thanks also to our dance hosts for the evening, Bob Collins, and Nick Robinson. Special thanks to Linda Hooper for donating two door prizes.

Betty Ashooh has long been the familiar face that greets you at the door and checks you in for our monthly dances. NHABDA has been very fortunate to have her serve as our “receptionist” for so many years! You may have noticed that this function has been taken over by various board members. We are currently looking for someone on a permanent basis to sit at the reception table at our monthly dances, check in attendees, and process admissions and memberships. The commitment is for one Saturday night a month from 6:00PM to 9:00PM (except June & Dec.). There is compensation available for this position. Candidates should be friendly, reliable and possess basic math skills. If you know someone who may be interested, please contact our president Eileen Morin.

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Dance is poetry written for the feet, read by the heart, and destined for the soul.

- Adrienne Hughes