The Metro board wishes you the best of Thanksgivings! We hope that wherever you may celebrate, you know that YOU are among the things for which the board is grateful. Thank you for your presence through the year!
By now all members should have received the annual Metro Dance Club membership renewal form. Thanks to Dave Moore for the work done to make the form editable! Just review the form, update as necessary, and return to Dave at the same email from which you received the form. Then, you can drop off your annual dues ($40.00) at the December dance. Easy as pie!
Speaking of the dance…we hope to see you on our Swingtime dance floor this Saturday! The DFW Musicmakers will be providing the entertainment, and as a bonus, Kelly Carr will teach us a bit of Salsa, starting at 7:15 p.m. See you then.
Coming soon to Swingtime…the Metro Dance Club’s November dance! Yes, the dance is on Saturday, the 25th—the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Having some guests or family over for the weekend? Bring them along! Our music will come from a small group made up of DFW Musicmakers musicians. As a bonus, we will have a salsa class, included with admission, starting at 7:15 p.m. So, fight back against that turkey you will have eaten two days prior, and work off those calories on our dance floor! Don’t miss it!
Also, don’t forget that November is the month the board presents the officer slate for 2018. The board is always looking for fresh ideas and interested people, so don’t hesitate to let Roger Slakey know if you are interested in a seat on the board! Help the board provide an even better 2018! Touch base with Roger at firstname.lastname@example.org
The air is getting crisper and unusual sounds are in the air. Don’t worry, though…you can show up to our annual masquerade dance this Saturday, the 28th, and you are promised to only hear music perfect to dance to—the wonderful sounds of the DFW Music Makers! Looking forward to seeing you there! Remember, with the start of October our club winter dress code returns, so while we would like to see you in an appropriate costume, if you choose not to, a coat and tie is required for men. See you at Swingtime on the 28th!
Our October dance will feature the DFW Music Makers. Did you know the roots of the band go waaay back? Russ Dorsey started the band—Russ Dorsey’s Music Makers—over 25 years ago, and since then the band has played a variety of music from the 40s through the 70s. Russ Dorsey, himself, performed with Guy Lombardo, among other greats, as well as being on the Jerry Lewis Telethon twice. Mr. Dorsey passed away in July of 2015, but the band lives on, with a slight name change to the DFW Music Makers, and a new leader—Mark Van Sickle. Make a plan now to join us for a delightful, or should I say “boo-lightful,” masquerade dance Saturday evening on the 28th at Swingtime!
Also, please don’t forget that we need to hear from you regarding supporting our club by being a board member. Please let Roger Slakey know of your interest (email@example.com). We need you!
As we enter the month of October the club starts its annual search for new board members. This year we are looking for three board members. If you are a member of our club and would like to serve on our board, please reach out to Roger Slakey at firstname.lastname@example.org Please seriously consider helping our club out as a board member for 2018!
Thoughts about our First Dinner Dance
Did you bid summer “ addio” in style last weekend at the first Metro Dinner Dance? I hope so! Some 100 dancers gathered at Swingtime to share in an Italian-themed dinner, complete with red-and-white checkered table highlights, an Italian kitchen theme, and friendly, aproned servers. It was a great time! We danced through the evening with music provided by Dave Power, our “In-house” deejay, and with the variety of music played, no one seemed to miss a band. Four dance hosts provided dances for the ladies in the hall. If you missed the dinner dance rest assured we missed you!
Looking Ahead to October
Music Makers is our October band. Continue to check back for more details of plans for this dance.
Metro is trying something different for September. Dinner will be served at 7:00 (note that no time will be taken away from dancing). Dancing will follow with music provided by Dave Power. While the dinner is called Member Appreciation Dinner, members and guests are equally welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have not previously returned an RSVP card, please take a minute to call Denise at 817-706-4669 or email her at email@example.com and let her know you are coming and the number in your party. However, if you read this close to dance time and have not yet let us know you are coming, by all means, come anyway! We plan to have plenty of food. Menu: Beef Lasagna, salad, bread sticks and beverages. See you there! p.s. Admission remains as usual: members, $13; guests, $18. Note: September is still casual dress. Jackets and ties are not required–just an appetite for Italian food and ballroom dancing.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 Update
If someone were to tell you that you could go dancing all evening, maybe catch a dance lesson before the dance starts, and have some hors d’oeuvres between dances, all for one low price of a dance admission, would you think that was a good deal? Of course you would! But while our dues and admission charges help with the music, the food has always been left up to our club members.
It is well worth thanking all those who bring in something for all of us to nibble on during a dance. Month after month our snack table is filled with all sorts of culinary delights, all because some people take the time to think of us many hours before the dance starts. “Thank you” to each person who brings in a snack to share at each dance! Your efforts help contribute to the family feel of each dance and to keeping our energy up as we dance the evening away.
Lest you feel left out, to those who have thought about bringing in something but haven’t quite gotten there yet, you are invited to do so. Any contribution helps to keep our snack table a success. The Board
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Update
We’ve noticed that our announcements during the 1st break have been a bit challenging to hear. We’ve taken some steps to address this, and we hope that in the future there won’t be a problem with being able to clearly hear the announcements. We do appreciate this sort of feedback, so please always feel free to provide your feedback to us. Click here to comment now. Thank you! —The Board—
Thursday, August 3, 2017 Update
Did you enjoy the July dance? Attendance seemed to indicate you did! A great evening of entertainment and fun was shared with over 100 attendees, dancing to Jim Baker’s band and most sporting some aspect of our dance theme “Hawaiian”! Thanks to Dave Moore for taking pictures, and thanks to you if you lined up to smile at the camera—your happy presence creates such a pleasant environment at each of our dances!
Do you like dance themes? Any thoughts on future themes? Please share your thoughts by sending us a note on your thoughts—just click here to share your thoughts! —The Board—
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Update
For those of us who have been waiting for an update to the CERA (formerly known as BIRC or LMRA) dance hall, we have been told that rainy weather has pushed back the opening of the ballroom until around October. It is a setback, of course, but, as they say, “good things are worth the wait.”
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Update
Just a reminder that our board-sponsored dinner dance is coming up at the end of September. In order to be able to serve everyone well, we need to know how many will be attending. If you have already provided an RSVP at the June dance, then we have you counted. If you think you will be attending, and haven’t let us know yet, you can do so at the July dance, which is on the 22nd—this Saturday.
This month’s dance will have an Hawaiian theme, so break out your nicest Hawaiian wear and plan to show it off at the dance! We will have a Tango lesson starting at 7:15, taught by Mark Huse, so come early and join us on the floor, so you can hone your Tango skills! –The Board —
Thursday July 13, 2017 Update
Do you enjoy listening to the ballroom classics as much as dancing them? Have you checked out the “Dancers Resources” page on our website? Scroll down to the bottom of that page and click on “Step back into the Music of Yesteryear with Alan Price.” You are sure to find a swinging memory or two as the music plays. It’s a nice radio station! If you hear a tune you particularly like, why not write the title down and bring it to the next dance, and make a request out of it! —The Board—
Thursday June 29, 2017 Update
Thanks to Jerry Alexander, one of our long-time, dedicated club members. As many of you know, we have an AED at all dances for situations that are unexpected. The AED requires periodic replacement of components to ensure it remains ready to use. Jerry kindly replaced the AED pads, covering the cost himself. Thank you Jerry, for your constant dedication to our club! —The Board—
Thursday June 22, 2017 Update
Are your feet feeling itchy? Need some dancing to get back to normal? Then you are in luck! Our monthly dance is this Saturday, June 24! The DFW Musicmakers will be providing the motivation to get out of the chair and show us your moves. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Summer dress is in effect, and with no theme for the evening, you are welcome to come in your favorite business casual! A dance lesson will be offered by Mark Huse, why not show up around 7:15 and pick up something new? Looking forward to seeing you on the floor! The Board
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Update
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Update
Thanks to all who attended our May dance and voted to revise our constitution to allow flexibility for filling board positions! The motion passed, and we can move forward on some other exciting events for the year.
Our Dinner Dance is scheduled for September, and all are welcome—both members and non-members—but in order to get a feel for how much food to provide we will start asking you to sign up for the evening at the June dance, if you plan to attend.
Are you a member or know a member who doesn’t have an email address? We’d like to be sure that ALL of our members receive club news, and if you or a member you know doesn’t have email, then please let Dave Moore or Roger Slakey know. (See contact information under the “Meet the Board Members” section of the “About the Club” section of our website.)
It is with some sadness that we announce the passing of Betty Archer, a long-time dancer and friend. Our prayers go with her family. The Metro Board
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We are in need of greeters at the dances and we are currently looking for a volunteer to create and distribute our Metro Club Newsletter and Flyers. If you would like to help the club with these tasks please contact Dave Power at 972-898-7166 or Denise Clark at 817-706-4669.
Thank you for bringing snacks to our dances! You have been doing a great job and are greatly appreciated!
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Membership in Metro Dance Club: Membership applications are available here and will also be available at the dances. If you haven’t already done so, please consider joining or renewing your membership. Your support is critical to the financial health and the viability of our club.