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Line Dancing with Judee

  Judee Curtis Yes, it’s true: “Time flies when you are having fun!” Teaching “new” dancers line dances they’ve never seen, let alone learned; teaching new dances to the “returning dancers;” and teaching new dances to the “current dancers who dance with me year-round” definitely makes the time fly … while having fun! The opportunity…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis It’s usually a little difficult to get the mind and body ready to start a new dancing season. This year, it was really a challenge because of location and different day changes. The challenge was met, and many people need to hear “Thank You!” Thank you to the new dancers who were willing…

Line Dancing with Judee

Judee Curtis Thank you to the current dancers in Beyond Basics. We had a good start for the Ultra Basic new dancers and Basic dancers. BB dancers gave up their time on Saturdays until we started our new season of dancing in the SunBird Ballroom on Monday, October 9. Thank you to the new dancers…

Line Dancing with Judee

Yes, I’m excited about returning to teaching and dancing after 17+ years. I must be, because I woke up way before my regular time today. It was a good thing I did, as this was the deadline day for articles to the papers. There are many reasons why people “get hooked” on Line Dancing. It…

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

Line Dancing with Judee

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 family members,…

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…