WELCOME TO MY LINE DANCE WEBSITE
This page is for announcements and reminders. Look at the menu on the right side for information about all of my classes in and around The Villages, as well as links to useful line dance sites, videos, step sheets, photos, a map, etc.
The headings are general categories. An orange arrow indicates sub-page(s) with additional information. Spend some time and browse.
Write to me at the email below if you have any questions.
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CHANGE TO DATE OF OUR MAY SOCIAL
The new date for our next social is
Thursday, May the 22nd.
Please make a note on your calendars.
The social will be from 4:30 to 6:30pm at Eisenhower.
THERE WILL BE NO REGULAR CLASS THAT DAY.
Mouse over to Page 2 to open the info pages.
REGISTRATION FORM NOW LIVE ONLINE
Click HERE to register.
Click HERE to see the list of names so far.
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EVENING CLASSES STARTING IN MAY
I'll be resuming my classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings early next month. Note that I will continue with the schedule I established last year:
For more information on these classes, go to the appropriate level page on the right.
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ANNOUNCING A(NOTHER) NEW LINE DANCE
Sherri Busser and I have co-choreographed an improver ECS line dance to Yakety Yak by The Drifters. It's 32 counts, 4 walls, with even phrasing. Click HERE to see the video we made in the class at Saddlebrook; the step sheet will be published shortly.
Last month, Sherri and I wrote Easy Nightclub, a beginner-improver dance intended to be used as a follow-on to any of the AB dances such as Love Is Alive by Birthe Tygessen or Nightclub Baby Nightclub by Michele Burton. I introduced the nightclub rhythm in my beginner/improver classes in March, and we'll continue to work on it until everyone is comfortable. Click HERE to see the step sheet and video we made in Betty's class.
* * THE LARYNGITIS SAGA--PART 2 * *
The most recent visit was to a speech therapist--something new for me. No flexible endoscope up my nose and no bitter , gag-inducing lidocaine, yay! Instead, she used a straight scope about 10" long to look into my throat. It had a teensy weensy camera and a flashing light on the end--a stroboscope. As I repeated sounds so she could watch my vocal chords in action, the light flashed at regular intervals. The effect is a "slow motion" view and video.
I gagged a few times and the resulting video was not great. So I volunteered to do another one, and tried to relax my throat and sit up very straight to give her a clear view. She was quite happy with the second video, which Peter and I got to watch. It was interesting, and she explained everything before, during, and after.
The good news is that my vocal chords are functioning properly and and there are no significant abnormalities--I'm getting used to the phrase " . . . for someone your age," when hearing test results. The white stuff is gone, so if it was a viral infection, the medications finally cleared it up. She thinks the problem is caused by reflux, but I've been reading online and that seems to be the "fall back" diagnosis when nothing else can be found. I'm on meds for GERD anyway, so maybe it's all just a matter of time.
One suggestion she made that I will take is to drink a bottle of water BEFORE class, and a second DURING class. Cross your fingers. We go back to the doctor next week for a consult and to discuss the results of all the tests, so stay tuned for Part 3 <g>.
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