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Happy New Year

First let me apologise for being a day late, but I wanted to include Dave Bassett’s party in my post.

We brought the new year in at The Memorial Hall Wrexham. Steve, who had organised the occasion was on top form. The group who normally attend these socials are not the easiest to please, but we never heard one complaint.

Steve again brought out his trumpet and gave us a blast, not having tried myself, I can only give the opinions of others, who tell me that to play the keyboard and trumpet at the same time requires some skill. All I know is that we love it and we want more.

New Years day evening is always a bit flat, and so it was nice for once to be invited to Shrewsbury again for a House Milonga. Dave Bassett had invited a few tangueros for an evening of dancing.

He, like most of us completely hooked ones, has a room dedicated to dancing. I was impressed with the technology he had, as well as the obvious sound system, he had a projector screen covering one wall and one of those back lit televisions on the other, and while we danced we were treated to tango videos from Youtube.

The group from Shrewsbury is starting to develope into a knowlegable and friendly group, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Dave. He has a battle on his hands though as the, neo, nuevo, show dance, fantasia, whatever you choose to call it faction, is still in evidence and seem determined to take over.

I will be keeping an eye on the Shrewsbury scene and Dave in particular through the coming year ( as best the distance and my work allows) because with the enthusiasm that is there, I am sure that it will grow and grow.

Prospero Año Nuevo a todos.

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How we Dance

We were asked to Dance at the Birthday Party of Francheska, and Tony, kindly Videoed it.

The filming is excellent, but I am afraid we were rubbish. All my teachers  comment on the same things, but it is not until you actually see yourselves that you realise how bad you are. Juan always says head up feet together, now I realise what he means. It is a shame it took so long to see myself, even though I now know what I look like I will still tell others to keep their heads up, or maybe because I know how bad it looks on me. Apologies for not posting it, I have not been able to post it either on this site or Youtube, as soon as I have sorted the problem I will post  here.

All I would like to say is if you are a dancer, or learning to dance’ get yourself on film. It will be the best learning experience you can have.

For those watching for events, we will be at Northwich Memorial Hall on 22nd November, Ballroom and sequence with Goodtime Combo. we have booked  tables one and two, and already we have fourteen names. If you wish to join us drop me a line we can always book more tables, you can just pay on the night.

I missed Tango in Chester tonight, sadly I have to work for a living. I will miss all my friends there, but I should be in attendance next week.

We will be at the weekly Dance in Ewloe Club dancing to Deryk and Geof on Wednesday. No Tango here I’m afraid, more sort of, grannies get with it. I hope that does not sound derogatory, but the average age is well into the eighties, this is absolute living proof that dancing keeps you young. These people are more alive that most that I know who are half their ages. So if you want to stay young: Come and join the Dance.

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