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20170608 Litchfield Dance Team

The Lakes at Litchfield

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Linda Campbell

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It was forecasted for rain, rain, and more rain. But like they say in South Carolina, just wait a few minutes and the weather will change and so it did. The Dance Team was invited to The Lakes at Litchfield in Pawley’s Island. The event was for the Dance Team to dance for the residents the first day and then for the Marketing Personnel the second day. Well the rain did keep us from dancing the first day. Yes, we got rained out, however, we did decide to go the second day rain or shine.

Although it was humid outside, the Dance Team performed well. We are getting use to dancing rain or shine, early or late, because of those who want to learn and those who have been dancing awhile. It all is about promoting the Shag Dance and instructing those who want to learn.

We danced just as well outside as we do inside. The results are the same. We always are welcomed with warmth and hospitality. Not to mention the fun we have dancing. The team is growing and enjoying every minute we get to dance.

At this event, we danced to the Marsha Morgan’s Band. We had a great dance floor under the tent. Each couple got to dance and perform while many of the invited guests looked on. After the team danced, we were able to teach several guests. Some of them already knew how to Shag. The dance floor was crowded. We had the opportunity to meet several leads to other events and looking forward to making contact with them.

Thanks goes out to Kellie Jayroe the Social Director for the Lakes at Litchfield for inviting us to dance at their event.

Thank the dance team members that attended this event: Burnie and Donna Williams, Vic Gillespie, Linda Wilson, Callie White, Bill and Diane Millman, Lenny Gardner, Rich and Cathy Jamiolkowski, Barbara Hopper, Bob Geisler, Cherie Patalik, Ted Sobol, John and Lori Setzer, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino.

20170518 Brightwater Senior Living

Brightwater Senior Living

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Lou Martino

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At the request of Wendy Gatzke, Social Director at Brightwater Senior Living Communities, Myrtle Beach, SC, the OD Shag Club Dance Team was asked to dance at their Hugh Marketing Event for many community people and prospects.

The event took place under a tent outside of the facility. The temperature was 85 degrees. It was hot and muggy. We were to dance from 4PM until 7PM, May 18, 2017.

As the members of the facility and their guest tricked in. The dance team was invited to share the facilities refreshments. We had the stage to ourselves and Wendy gave us the go ahead. At 4:15PM Linda Campbell introduced the OD Shag Club Dance Team.

Each member of the team danced for 1:30 minutes to the DJ provided. The DJ was very cooperative and played Shag music that the dance team could dance to. It very exciting to have our youngest member of the team LTC Lenny Gardner back on the dance floor. Since it was so hot Brightwater provided large fans to accommodate the dancers.

It was a great event. The dance team was able to dance with some of the residents, who enjoyed the day. We were also invited to have Low Country Boil which was nice of Wendy to include the Dance Team.

I would like to thank Wendy Gatzke for giving us the opportunity to dance for this event and would also like to thank Brightwater for their generous donation to the OD Shag Club.

Thanks to the dancers that participated in this event.

Front Row: Mike Bejzak, Barbara Hopper, Lenny Gardner, Rich Jamiolkowski, and Cathy Jamiolkowski.

Back Row: Bonnie Bejzak, Lori Setzer, John Setzer, Connie Livingston, Diane Millman, Bill Millman, Bob Page, Helon Page, Linda Campbell, and Lou Martino

 

20170507 Diva Marathon

Diva Marathon

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Lou Martino

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It was a brisk morning at 6AM when Lou Martino began setting up the music prior to the Diva Marathon May 7, 2017. Yes, it was a little brisk but a great day for the running of the 2017 Annual Diva Marathon.  The Location of the OD Shag Club Dance Team to dance for the runners was to be at Hillside and 2nd Ave North in North Myrtle Beach.

The Diva Marathon is very well organized and it is the 4th invitation that the OD Shag Club Dance Team has been asked to participate in this event. Our point of contact is Katherine Stimson who is the owner of K Stimson Events, LLC. Out of Dallas, Texas. She is very professional when contacting and arranging this event.

The runners start promptly at 7AM with the first runner reaching our area around 7:20AM. The North Myrtle Beach Department assists with traffic at our location so there is no disruption to the runners.

At first there are just a few runners at the beginning, and then around 7:40AM there are literally 100’s of Diva’s lining the streets. You can see them from the length of 2nd Ave N heading East to Hillside. The runners range from babies being pushed in strollers to 80 years young.  They are a happy group. Many of the runners as they pass our area show their appreciation to the OD Shag Club Dance Team for coming out to support them by giving our team a high five and many of the Diva’s do dance in the streets as they run by.

Not only did the OD Shag Club Dance Team provide the music, we also danced in the street to support the Runners. We even had the opportunity to teach a few of the runners how to shag, as well as dancing with many of the runners who already knew how to shag. Although, we had to wear jackets and non-dancing shoes since we danced on the pavement the OD Shag Club Dance Team did their thing and provided the entertainment for an energetic crowd.

After the race, many of the runners stopped by and acknowledged how appreciative they were that we were there to support them and did posed for pictures.

Thanks go out to those Dance Team members who participated in this event:

From left to right: Rich Jamiolkowski, John Setzer, Donna Williams, Lori Setzer, Burnie Williams, Cathy Jamiolkowski, Lou Martino, Bill Millman, Diane Millman, Linda Wilson, Barbara Hopper, Jim Palmieri, and Monica Palmieri.

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