me start with a very big THANK YOU to all the square and
round dancers that have supported the Association.
The board has been very busy and I am fortunate to
have a very active and supportive board working with me!
Vice-President, Jeanie Breeden and her ever helpful
husband Jim, have made huge strides with local
publicity. I would be lost without both of them!
Treasurer, Joyce Ferris handles our financial reporting
with great care and dedication. Joyce and Judd can be
found at just about every event helping with any problem
or issue that needs to be addressed. Secretary, JoAnne
Phillips is a gem and her right hand man Larry, is so
very helpful. Jo’s action items list, notes and minutes
keep all of us organized and are much appreciated.
Compliance and Education Chair, Don Baltz is always
there to help us navigate our course of action. He is
also Editor of the Bulletin, which is so helpful and
important to all the clubs in our Association. Our
meetings would not be complete without the club
delegates and dancers that attend and they deserve a
very heartfelt thank you as well. Their ideas,
suggestions and requests are what keep the Board busy
throughout the year.
Our April meeting was held
in Bullhead City, Arizona. We had a delegate from each
square dance club in attendance.
This was a first!
We plan to do this again next year, in the
meantime we are going to invite the Arizona clubs to
attend our meetings via conference calls and possibly
video conferencing. We will let you all know how this
Last year the Association revived the fifth
Saturday dances. We had a very successful dance in
January and we will have another on August 29th. Stay
tuned for more information on this upcoming event.
We continue to offer the First Monday Mainstream
dance each month for area dancers. This dance is offered
as a means for the new dancers to gain some much needed
floor time to polish their skills.
So don’t forget to put it on your dance calendar
and come on out and support our Mainstream dancers!
The Association’s main focus is on recruiting,
educating and retaining dancers. The Board is actively
looking at all methods of advertising.
We welcome any suggestions. We have found over
the years that our most effective advertising is YOU! So
don’t be afraid to brag a little when you are in a group
of people and you are talking about this wonderful
activity we all love.
Tell everyone that will listen about the benefits
of square and round dancing.
Tell them it is good exercise for their brain and
body. Tell them about all the fun we have with our dance
friends. Tell them about the wonderful visitors that
come to our dances. Tell them they can travel and meet
new friends easily because they will have this activity
as a common thread. Tell them how much you care about
this activity and how it has improved your life
I hope everyone has a wonderful, healthy and safe
summer. I hope to see every one of you on the dance
floor very soon!
Cathy Demars, President
Saturday, June 20th @ 10:30am
at Jim & Jeanie Breeden's home,
10584 Abisso Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89135
This is in the Sienna subdivision at Tropicana and Town
Center. If you use your GPS or some such navigation
system; just make sure it takes you to the main entrance
on Town Center Drive, as you will have to go through the
guard at the gate.
Please do not use any other entrance or tail gate to
enter the complex. This will result in a $100 fine for
Riviera Mobile Home Park, 2038 Palm Ave.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
| Jun 1
||Vern Vernazzaro & Joe Valvo
| Jul 6
||Ned Newberg & Francois Lamoureux
| Aug 3
||Vern Vernazzaro & Ron Sowash
| Oct 5
||Vern Vernazzaro & Francois Lamoureux
| Nov 2
||Francois Lamoureux & Ned Newberg
| Dec 7
||Student Hoedown (Vern Vernazzaro - MC) |
So, how does the First
Monday Dance work?
Two local callers are
scheduled for each dance. The level is Mainstream with
the exception that after classes start in the fall, a
determination is made as to when we should reduce the
program level to the level of the classes. The callers
with classes determine the dance program by comparing
their teaching lists
The Las Vegas Square & Round
Dance Association has the option of bringing in an out
of town caller once a year.