201603 Beginners Class
ODSC Beginners Class #1
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Boy, does this bring back memories! Our first ODSC beginner shag class started in early March. The first class has approximately 26 members learning to shag. This group just mastered lesson four and will be graduating next Thursday. Sonny and Tina Tomberlin have done a great job as the instructors and have assured me that we will start another class in early May.
I am one of the assistants and it is amazing to watch the progress in the last four weeks. The class has learned the basic, female turn, male turn, a start and a triple basic together step, along with a little dance etiquette. It is so gratifying to watch a group of people go from trying to step the basic to actually doing the dance that we all love!
We have assured them that no matter how great a dancer is, they all started with the basic and counted 1&2, 3&4, 5,6 while dancing back in the corner at Fat Harold’s.
Some of our very experienced dancers have come to the lessons to help and dance with people that do not have a partner. Terry McCoy, who is a great shag dancer, told me he really enjoyed the socializing and even learned a couple of tips while helping out.
I think I have talked Sonny and Tina into teaching Beginner II which would include a little more advanced steps, like the pivot, belly roll and a few other moves. Stay turned….Beginner II will be in the fall.
In the meantime, please encourage all our new dancers and spread the word that a new Beginner Class will start in May.