DANCE'STER WEEKLY EMAIL
NOTE: For DANCE'STER WEEKLY EMAILS . . . see below beneath the "********" line.
The Dance'sters are a group of people who are interested in Rish and Miki's FREE DANCE LESSON PROGRAM. We teach ballroom, swing, Latin, line and round dancing for 2 hours nearly every Friday evening. All who are in the Dance'ster program have their email addresses listed on the DANCE'STER WEEKLY EMAIL LIST and are sent information weekly---usually on TUESDAYS. Approximately 258 in number strong at this time, some are on the list to know what we will be teaching each Friday evening BECAUSE THEY WANT TO TAKE THE LESSONS; and some just want to be on the list JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE INTERESTED IN DANCE; and want to read what we are up to in our dance program. Each email for each week is listed below.
IF you; 1. have questions; 2. want to be on the list; 3. want to be removed from the list; 4. want to help teach; or 5. have some ideas and/or suggestions, you can contact RISH at the email address shown below [ OR ]; or, you can text him at (503) 798-0927. If you choose to call---because of all the sales calls that come in each day, Rish may not answer...so, just leave a message and he will get back to you.
THIS SEASON: From second Friday in September, 2019...to last Friday in May, 2020...we are working on ROUTINES in WATLZ, SWING, CHA-CHA and the NIGHT CLUB TWO STEP.
PLEASE be mindful that the location of our dance lessons will be one of two places; and, since the lessons are FREE, Rish and Miki would not be able to afford a hall in which to teach the lessons, hence, the church of which they are members---i.e., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, donates the use of their gym facilities in which hold these lessons. To know WHERE we will be meeting on any Friday, come to this site . . . on this page . . . and read the DANCE'STER EMAIL for the week in question. The two locations are as follows;
LOCATION ONE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
(our main location) 1850 Brush College Road NW, Salem, Oregon 97304
(this is our most common lesson location)
LOCATION TWO: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
3154 Eola Drive NW, Salem, Oregon 97304
PLEASE make a note of the difference of LOCATION ONE ... and LOCATION TWO . . . as I may refer to these addresses in our email in this way; i.e., "we will be meeting at LOCATION ONE . . . or LOCATION TWO, etc., etc.
Why take dance lessons if the dancers have no place to practice their skills . . . RIGHT?!! That's right . . . so, we usually hold a DANCE NIGHT on the last Friday of every month . . . except for the months of NOVEMBER and DECEMBER each year.
SHOES TO WEAR: We recommend that you wear leather soled shoes . . . or dance shoes. Shoes with rubber or sticking plastic soles can damage your ankles, knees and/or hips. I have bought a number of pairs of my leather soled shoes I use for dance from Goodwill or other thrift store or garage sales.
CLOTHES TO WEAR: For dance nights wear comfortable but MODEST clothing . . . casual dress is fine, if this changes we will let you know in our weekly email for any particular dance night.
BRING A SNACK PLATE: Since our program is FREE, we ask EVERYONE PLEASE (one per couple) to bring a SNACK PLATE to share for the evening . . . and then when you are ready to go home, take your snack plate with you, please. This can be veggies, cookies, brownies, chips, sandwiches, beverages (cafene free please)
DANCE'STER WEEKLY EMAIL for week of . . .
Tuesday; October 29th, 2019; 12:13 PM:
NOTE: "IF" IN THE FUTURE, YOU DON'T RECEIVE MY EMAIL ON A TUESDAY...COME HERE TO THIS PAFE ON MY SITE...AND YOU WILL FIND IT HERE.
HERE IS THIS WEEK'S EMAIL FOR THE WEEK OF FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, 2019.
THIS PAST WEEK'S LESSON NIGHT:
It was a VERY PRODUCTIVE LESSON NIGHT for those who were able to make last Friday. Our program is designed to help individuals...or individual couples...to be able to practice on their own and progress at their own speed; dancing everywhere from beginning basics to intermediate and advanced steps. AND, as I've mentioned before, our program is uniquely designed in that---AT ANY TIME---you may come and start our program...even if you have never danced before.
So, THAT is what everyone was doing last week...working on their progress in both the WALTZ and SWING and CHA CHA dance routines.
GREAT TROUBLE IN SENDING EMAIL LAST WEEK:
In about 8 years of having this program in process, I have NEVER had such a very difficult time in getting the emails sent out without rejection. As some of you know, I tried 3 times the usual way...didn't work, all were rejected and sent back to me as a rejection. THEN, I tried sending it via my website's email address of and it sent...
BUT...I was told that it went to the spam file on each computer and not into the INBOX.
So, then on Friday afternoon...I just sent a TEST EMAIL with just a few lines on it and it went through; however, that surely didn't help those of you who were wondering what the lesson was for this week. In the process of all of this difficulty, I sent a couple of messages to Google [try getting through to ANYONE on Google...ARGH] hoping that SOMEONE would put a stop to these rejections. I did that before the Friday afternoon success...SO HOPEFULLY...
TODAY'S will be a successful send.
THIS COMING FRIDAY: from 6:30 to 7:30:
This next Friday, November 1st, since it has been a while for some of you---having just started this month---Miki and I will dance each of the routines we presently are doing so that you all can SEE how each routine will look when YOU get them down [as I am a visual learner...and I like to SEE what I am to do]. We will, then, start playing music for the WALTZ at the start; we will then change the music to accommodate the SWING and then, finally, the CHA CHA so that you can practice and progress from where you are.
ALSO, during the evening Miki and I will, again, briefly review the COWBOY WALTZ [during walts time] and, again, review the SCHOTTISCHE...and, if time permits...we will introduce, as well, the BASIC STEPS for the NIGHT CLUB TWO STEP. ..the next routine to be included in our dance repertoire.
INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED HOUR: 7:30 to 8:30 pm:
For those of this group who attend...or who want to learn more advanced moves...we will be reviewing the SPINNING/TURNING techniques that we taught a few weeks ago...and, as well, TWIN CITIES and FREEZE STOP techniques for changing of dancing styles in the middle of a song; i.e., how to give variety to your dancefloor look by flowingly changing from one style to another in a single song.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint
1850 BRUSH COLLEGE ROAD NW
Salem, Oregon 97304
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS OR IDEAS?
Just click reply or text me [RISH] at (503) 798-0927.
DON'T FORGET TO RSVP:
Let us know if you are planning to attend by 4 pm on Friday, please. BUT...if you don't contact us and change your mind...COME ANYWAY!!! Unless you see my email canceling the class because of no notifications of attendance.
We'll see you there!
Rish n Miki
Well, though-t'is Spring, the sunny spling, is 'bout delay.
But if we wait, a lil' more, it will array;
For patience trait, is brought through wait, in---not---our time;
but in God's plan, all good will stand, and sun WILL shine.
So, until then, we'll wait and when, the time is right;
our patience learned, will tables turn, to see days bright.
And midst the heat, and splendor sweet, of brighted skies
We 'haps will think of diverse times and realize;
That were it not for darkened gray and Winter's wrath
We'd not know to see and feel the warmly path
That shines upon our days that brings the light
and helps us know that darkness strengthens sight
that heights of positives and glowings come . . .
only 'cause we've known the growning's glum
there's always better times around the bend
if we just wait, and wait, and wait, and wait, and spend . . .
our thoughts and eyes to see above the gray
for then . . . we will . . . we will . . . we WILL . . . again, someday;
know the plan, and grasp reward's eternal gift
amidst a host of loving souls, there, who will lift . . .
us up so far above all that has been . . .
to finally . . . finally . . . FINALLY . . . FINALLY . . . WIN.
And claim our part in what was meant from birth
for us to take, survive and learn from earth;
forever more to feel His light that shines . . .
. . . to take away all darkness from our minds.