Prairie Land Dance Club Bootnotes
Last Update: December 10, 2018
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Hello again, PLDC members and friends!
Lead and Follow classes continue in November with Beginner Waltz starting the 14th through December 5th. We will take a holiday break and the have Intermediate Waltz starting January 2 - 23, 2019.
The Festival of Trees demo in Springfield was lots of fun. Around 18-20 dancers showed up and we entertained a nice group at the festival.
Starting in September, 2019, Les and I will be teaching three Lead and Follow Sessions: Beg. TwoStep, Int. TwoStep, and East Coast Swing. If anyone is interested in teaching Lead and Follow Beg. Waltz starting in the fall of 2019, please let us know. We are willing to help new instructors if they desire. Beginner and Intermediate Lead and Follow lessons help bring new people to PLDC, so please consider this.
The 50's 60's Dinner Dance was loads of fun. Thanks to everyone who worked ard to put it on and also those who came out and enjoyed the dance.
The Christmas Party will be December 14th with a potluck dinner and doorprizes. We are putting together a Silent Auction of wonderful items for the holidays. All money will be donated to the Santa's Elves project to help underserved kids in town.
--As always, see you on the dance floor!!
Santa's Elves Sale
We have new items being added all the time as items are snapped up at this bargain price. The items are on the kitchen bar area. Everything is $5 each so look it over! When you find a great buy, pay the door person. All proceeds are going to the Santa's Elves Project in December.
We also have a Santa's Elves Garage Sale going on. It is on the table by the storage room on the upper level. Each item is $1. Again, play the door person and let them know it is from the Garage Sale!
Don't miss the Silent Auction at the Country Christmas dance December 14th. The money raised will also go to Santa's Elves
PLDC Dance Class Session Schedule
Beginner Two Step Sept 5 - 26 (4 wk session)
Intermediate Two Step Oct 10 - 31 (4 wk session)
Beginner Waltz Nov 14 - Dec 5 (4 wk session)
Intermediate Waltz Jan 2 - 23 (4 wk session)
B/I East Coast Swing Feb 6 - Mar 13 (6 wk session) 3 wks B; 3 wks I
Beginner Nightclub Two Mar 27 - May 1 (6 wk session)
Flow Session May 7 - 28 (4 wk session) Learn NEW dance each week
4 week class session $20/couple
6 week class session $30/couple
All Lessons Free to PLDC Members
All Session Fees incl door fee for the dance on Wednesdays and Reduced Rate on Fridays - $3/pp
Of course, the FREE patterned dance lesson at 7:30pm will continue on Wednesdays and all students are welcomed and encouraged to take those lessons.
December 14th - Prairie Country Christmas Party and Potluck.
- We will have doorprizes and a silent raffle for some gifts to benefit the Santa's Elves Project.
- We are also collecting monetary donations for Santa's Elves PLUS we have the ongoing $5 sale on the kitchen bar area.
- All your generous gifts for Santa's Elves are very appreciated.
- We will be pulling the winning ticket for the Jim Short Santa centerpiece at 8:30pm the night of the party! Get your tickets NOW!
Praire Land Birthdays:
1 - Dick Bailey
4- Larry Dolvig, Bob Gipson, Joyce Hunt
27 - Oke Benjamin
28 - Donna Bailey
2 - Snooks Hashman
12 - Deb Foster
17 - Gordon Hicklin
22 - Bob Byrkit
29 - Don Hashman
31 - Jamie Himelsbach
Barb Streich passed away November 5th in Decatur. Barb and Glen were members of PLDC for many, many years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Glen and his family.
Charlie and Barb Pope were in a very bad car accident November 13th in Springfield. Barb was killed in the accident and Charlie sustained injuries he is now recovering from. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Charlie and their family. Barb and Charlie were members of PLDC a number of years ago and always loved to come out and dance those flow dances!
Suzi Morrow will have cataract surgery in December. They may miss a day or two of dancing, but she'll be back in no time!
Send your Sunshine information to
Julia Byrkit for Springfield news, or Diane Fruchtl for Decatur news.
(email Suzi for their contact information: email@example.com)
Thanks to Sharon G for doing the scheduling and keeping track of the sign up sheets AND Patty for handling our music. It's a huge help!!
What's Coming Up?
For Country Dances and Lessons:
Click on "Current Events" for the most current dance and lesson information!
General Dance/Lesson Schedule:
Every Wednesday – Lead & Follow sessions run from Sept to May each year at 7pm
Line or Flow Lesson @ 7:30pm (Free with $5/pp admission fee [$3/pp, members])
Every Wednesday – Open Dance @ 8pm
Every Friday – Open Dance @ 7pm ($5/pp admission [$3/pp, members])
The Groove – watch the 'Current Events' schedule for changes due to other dances in the area! Usually the 3rd Saturday. December 15th - Groove Holiday Party - Bring some snacks to share and let's party on the dance floor!! No Lesson this month. The party starts at 7pm!
7pm $5/pp or $3/pp for PLDC members
Prairie Ballroom Dance -- 4th Saturday
7pm - 11pm Prairie Ballroom Dance ($5/pp or $3/pp for PLDC members)
Taking Care of Business:
PLDC Officers -- If you have a question or concern, contact these folks:
President - Suzi Morrow Vice President - position vacant
Treasurer - Pam Hines Asst Tresurer - Tom Serra Secretary - Sharon Gipson
Board of Directors -- If you have a question or concern, contact these folks:
Chairman - Les Morrow Vice Chair - Linda Serra Secretary - Sharon Gipson
Board Members: Jetta Boldini, Cindy Harris, Don Hunt, Bob Gipson, Sharon Gipson, Les Morrow, Suzi Morrow, Linda Serra
Have a Problem? See ...
Maintenance issue - John Mahan
Membership - Cindy Harris
Bootnotes - Suzi Morrow
Party Planning - Linda Serra
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