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Line Dancing with Judee

Timing is everything. Cracking a couple of ribs, luckily, was towards the end of our “dancing season,” so we missed only a few classes. Renovating SunBird’s kitchen this summer and into the beginning of our “dancing season” affects location and days. We will be dancing in the SunBird Navajo Room starting Saturdays, September 2 through…

Line Dancing with Judee

Changes happen. Changes are harder to adapt to “as we get older.” For one change, we will be adapting to a new time schedule. Thank goodness it’s only a half hour. Ultra Basic Class will start our afternoon of dancing at 11:30 a.m. on Mondays for $2 in the SunBird Ballroom starting in October. Classes…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis After teaching for 17+ years, I’m amazed that Line Dancing is misunderstood. 1) You don’t need a partner to Line Dance. 2) Dances taught in my classes probably won’t be seen unless dancers go in a group to a dance and dance the dances they were taught. “LD Etiquette: Dance only the dances…

Line Dancing with Judee

When dealing with the fact that half of the dancers who come to classes each week are “gone ‘til fall and next January,” it’s easier when you know they are “coming back.” Some dancers have been “coming back” for the past three years and more. This fact validates that I’m teaching in a way that…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis The rewards of learning and teaching line dancing come to surface when we have a “dance,” i.e., December before Christmas break and March before our snowbirds “fly away.” We were lucky to have half the group attending March 5 as “life” gets in the way of “pleasure” sometimes, i.e., illness with dancers or…

Line Dancing with Judee

Line dancing class

Judee Curtis Sundays could be called “work” as I get dances and music ready for Mondays. On Mondays, it’s actually “rewarding” as the results of my “work” and the dancers’ “work” is evident. We have a wonderful time dancing the dances taught, plus the new ones. They love the music I play, and we all…

Line Dancing with Judee

Line Dancers at December dance

Half of the dancers who have been dancing since September were able to come to the dance in December. We had a really good time and missed the other half who went back “home” for Christmas, had company for Christmas or were ill or hurt. They all looked so nice that I just had to…

Line Dancing with Judee

When you have such nice people attending your classes and consider them extended family and friends, it is very sad to have one pass away. This beautiful lady, Suzanne Strasser, a/k/a “My Movie Star Dancer” who started dancing with me in 2000 at the Chandler Senior Center passed away December 3, 2016. She regularly attended…

Line Dancing with Judee

What a wonderful fall season of line dancing. New dancers, continuing current dancers, dancers returning for the winter have been learning new dances and reviewing favorite dances. We are using our minds, exercising our bodies and enjoying each other. It’s like an extended family with life events, i.e. successful surgeries, birthdays, new activities, family weddings,…

Line Dancing with Judee

It breaks my heart when dancers register for Ultra Basics and have to quit because of hearing loss, breathing difficulties, knees or hips hurting, or not being able to learn and remember easy steps and patterns. It’s really sad especially when that person really wants to learn to line dance. Please make a mental check…