June 2010 Club Blog
Killeen Kickers at the 59th National Square Dance Convention - Louisville, KY - June 23-26
Hi everybody - from Louisville, KY!! Several of the Killeen Kickers are at the 59th National Square Dance Convention in Louisville, KY. We are having a blast - dancing, watching exhibitions, attending seminars, participating in competitions (don't ask - we didn't come close to winning), shopping, touring, etc!! Too much to post all now!! Yesterday, Jim, Barbara, Betsy, and Vickie took the steamboat trip on the Ohio River. It was a great trip - a couple of hours down and back on the river. We did not go with the official square dance tour, but one of those groups was on the boat with a caller. They let us square dance during the last half of the trip, and we all participated so we could earn our dance on a boat dangle!! See the videos below!!
See Texas attendees lining up for the Parade of States below. Also, see the map with the number of people from diffrerent states and countries!! BTW - Detroit is next year, 2012 in Spokane, Washington, 2013 in Oklahoma City, OK, and 2014 in Little Rock, AR!! We are going to try to convince you all to come!!
Below are the two dangles most of us earned - the steamboat for dancing on the Belle of Louisville, and the "No Wuss" dangle, which was given to us by Howard for having the guts to participate in the Mainstream competition!!
Below are pictures from our trip on the Belle of Louisville steamboat. The boat in the pictures is not the one we were riding on. See downtown Louisville, barges moving freight, the high water mark of the worst flood, and us dancing on and enjoying the cruise!
Below are a few dancing and people pictures. Since this wasn't an official shoot for me, I didn't take as many pictures as I normally do - we were way too busy!!
These are the dance on a boat videos!
Killeen Kickers & HOTSRDA Members Attend
48th Annual Texas State Square & Round Dance Festival
Galveston - June 10-13, 2010
See pictures below from state festival. We had a great turnout and a blast!!
Saturday - 48th Annual Texas State Square & Round Dance Festival - Galveston
Here are lots of pictures from Saturday. They include teen room, singing call room, Betsy teaching Educataion Panel, Mainstream Hall, Plus Hall, and after party. (Not all pics are posted yet.)
Jerry Calling in the Teen Room - This was early in the morning, so these are only the early-bird teens!
Jerry is calling one of these tips. Some of our newly graduated class members attended, and they did great!! No better way to practice and understand what a great instructor Jerry is!
Betsy Teaching Education Panel
Betsy did an Education Panel on how to create a club website. We had thirteen people in attendance, and I got very positive feedback from those who did attend.
Singing Call Hall
Jerry was calling the last tip in that hall - ahead of schedule because of a no-show of another caller. They were busting up the dance floor while he was calling!
Friday Night - 48th Annual Texas State Square and Round Dance Festival - Galveston
These are a few pictures of Friday night at State Festival. If some of the state photographers send me there pictures, I may have more to post later. Look at Kickers and HOTSRDA members dancing on the beach!!
Friday Morning - Galveston
These are a few pictures of Galveston we took this morning. The carvings were created from the stumps of oak trees that were destroyed by hurricane Ike last year. They really were amazing! That one picture is painted hermit crabs at a store we went into!
Thursday Night - 48th Annual Texas State Squre and Round Dance Festival - Galveston
We are at State Festival and having a blast!! Come on down if you aren't here yet. Wonderful dancing, wonderful friends, great beach location!! I'll write more later, but here are some pictures of Killeen Kickers and other HOTSRDA square dance friends!!!
Thursday Night - Deal or No Deal After Party
Several Killeen Kickers and HOTSRDA folks held cases in the Deal or No Deal after party game. Several found cash in their case, and Lisa G was selected as one of the players (she will always be one of us!)!! She won a very nice amount. Barbara K had the $.01 case the first round and the $500 case the second round!!