|Laura Ma/Amy Oyang facebook photos - Niels Poulsen Wine Country Workshop and 2014 BnB 30th B'Day Celebration @ Swiss Park, Newark, CA.
||Niels Poulsen Workshop
Teaches - Beginner:
Such A Fool
Stay Stay Stay
Talkin' Bout Walkin' Out by Larry Bass
Teaches - Intermediate/Advanced:
She's On Fire
I Will Try
I Can Make Ya by Guyton Mundy/Fred Whitehouse
Still Got the Blues
Laura Ma teaches herself EVERY dance and then helps all of us remember the patterns on the weekend social floor. Obviously, Niels Poulsen IS one of her favorite choreographers. Photo: Wine Country Niels Poulsen Workshop July 26
Beginnings of BnB Club (email) from Neil Hale:
Yes, my good friends, Charles (CW) Parker, Rick Bowen, and Mary Hendrix along with myself and maybe about a dozen or so others (*Charlotte Skeeters) sat together at Swiss Park one evening in the early 80's (over 30 years now) to found the club. We were only able to do this because CW talked the Swiss Park people into allowing us to use the Swiss Park venue, initially at no charge. We had been dancing at the South 40, but not really organized as a club, rather a loosely gathered group. The environment there was deplorable -it was a smoked filled bar with a very small floor and a staff and clientele that hated line dancers. To my knowledge, a good number of the original members and most of our beloved staff of instructors and helpers have passed away.
God bless original members and staff, Rick Bowen, Paul Sorenson, Mary Hendrix, Harry Bisset and instructors Connie Siva and (I believe) *Ganean de La Grange who are no longer with us. I have not heard anything of CW Parker since he left for back East many years ago. I imagine he would be quite elderly. (received in email from Neil Hale July 9, 2014)
Fremont, CA Choreographer *Ganean has a Swiss Park Connection and in 1991, she wrote All My Exes Live in Texas.
A 2008 video link that shows the correct footwork for All My Exes Live In Texas.
Pine Grove, CA Choreographer *Rick Bowen has a Swiss Park Connection. He and Joan wrote Tumbleweed in 1983
||Leave Me (Cathy Dacumos, (dancer, far right) knocked it out of the Park w/her FIRST choreography, a 48/4 waltz w/1 restart. 38 dancers on the floor w/65 @ Swiss Park for the BnB 30th Birthday Celebration. Leave Me has been taught by MOST instructors in the San Francisco Bay Area. № 33 at Copperknob downloads. (IMHO) One of The THREE ways to 'know you have arrived' in the CALIFORNIA line dance community are:
№ 1 Louie calls you by your name when he speaks with you. № 2 LouAnn teaches your dance. № 3 Jenny Brown youtubes your dance.
Our powerhouse of energy, Anni Wunderlich, (dancer, far left) is in her 12th year SERVING as CQS President.
||Amy Oyang w/Past Golden Gate Classic Event Director Charlotte Skeeters. Charlotte taught Voila at this 30th BnB Celebration. DJ's Evelyn & Denny played her past hit dances: Hasta Manana, River of Dreams, Mamas Lil' Baby, and Begin The Beguine. First dance card: Charlottes Skeeters' Just Bob.
Amy Oyang is The Wild Wild West Event Director. 2015 happens May 14 -17 in RENO! Amy is hosting the Jill Babinec Workshop Aug 15th 2014 @ her Ballroom venue in Fremont, Ca and Co-hosting the 2014 Experience San Francisco.
||Carol Clark, *Doris Volz & Amy Oyang. Intermediate plus dances to fill the floor at this BnB Celebration: 26 Ivory Towers & New York 2 LA, 26 Fault Line, 32 Clap Happy & I Hope You Find It, 28 I Just Can't Let You Go, 36 Doo wacka doo, 38 Leave Me & No Man's Land & Not So Ordinary, 29 Only A Woman & Ring My Bells and 25 WOW Tokyo. A dance card was needed to get 19 No Goodbyes played.
The DJ Evelyn Khinoo 'limited' the dance cards to TWO; no chance to get All Of Me, AK Freak or Suicide Waltz played.
Top floor fillers 30th Birthday BnB Celebration w/65 @ Swiss Park w/DJ's Evelyn & Denny:
43 Sweet Sweet Smile & Something in the Water; 40 Jambalaya; 38 Leave Me; 37 for Amame & 1 2 3 4. 35 On The Water.
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