May 2010 Club Blog
!! HOTSRDA Spring Fling - May 23, 2010 !!
Below are pictures from the Heart of Texas Square & Round Dance Association Spring Fling! What a nice evening. The festivities included a potluck dinner, exhibitions by the Bluebonnet Trailblazers and Brazos Valley Cloggers, officer installation, honoring of the dancer and caller of the year, grand march, color guard, pledge to the flag, national anthem, and lots of dancing! Our own Jim Shoemaker was installed as President. Our leadership works really hard to make sure we have a great time dancing in Heart of Texas - make sure you support them and tell them how much you appreciate them!! Thanks everyone!!
!!! Killeen Kickers 35th Anniversary Dance - May 22, 2010 !!!
Wow!! The Killeen Kickers 35th Anniversary Dance was a blast!! We had dancers from every club in HOTSRDA, a long list of clubs from the Austin and even north San Antonio area, and independents to help us celebrate!! Thank you everyone for attending!! Joe Saltel did the calling and Marilyn Waguespack cued the rounds. We danced and danced and danced - there were twelve squares in the Grand March tip and eleven dancing in the last tip!! As part of the celebration, Vickie read a history of the Killeen Kickers written by Lee Keeney who was instrumental in the formation of the club. A plaque memorializing Killeen Kickers who have passed away was then presented to Lee. The plaque will reside in the display cabinet at the back of the dance hall. We did two split the pots and gave away two door prizes. What a wonderful and fun evening!! I hope to see you all in many wonderful, fun squares in the future!!.
!!!!! Killeen Kickers Graduation - May 7, 2010 !!!!!
What a wonderful evening we had!! Eight Minstream and fourteen Plus students graduated last night!! The dance was a blast - we had eleven squares at one point and the last tip had at least eight squares I could see!! Brad Caldwell was the guest caller, and the evening was full of fun, laughter, and surprises. We had guests from many of the area clubs, and we thank you all for attending!! We look forward to seeing the new students as well as our visitors in lots of squares in the future!! Make sure you scroll all the way down through the pictues - don't miss Jerry in the Revenge Tip!!
Mainstream Graduation - What' Going On Here??!!
Showing Off the New Dancer's Skills!!!
!!! Graduation Ceremony !!!
!!! Revenge Tip !!!
Condolences - Carolyn Smith's Sister
The Killeen Kickers express their sincere condolences to Carolyn Smith and her family in the loss of her sister. Carolyn & her husband Preston are serving as Association President of the Texas State Federation of Square & Round Dancers. We pray God will surround them with love and comfort during this time of sorrow.
Congratulations Christopher Wiggins!! High School Graduation!!
Christopher Wiggins graduated from basic square dance lessons, with the Killeen Kickers, under the instruction of Jerry Lynn when he was only 8 years old. After three years of dancing in Temple, Copperas Cove, Gatesville and Killeen, the family was transferred with the Army to El Paso, Texas. Christopher continued dancing with his family in El Paso and managed to visit several clubs in New Mexico. Now, 9 years later, he is back in Killeen with the Kickers and is a graduating Senior from Harker Heights High School. He still attends dances when his schedule allows.
He has a 3.8 GPA and is ranked 48 out of 500. He has been accepted to Texas A&M in College Station where he will be studying Engineering. His parents are proud to announce that he has been chosen as one of the recipients of this years Texas Teen Square Dance Scholarship. He will be recognized during the opening ceremonies on Saturday evening, June 12th, at the State Festival in Galveston.