We began dancing International Ballroom in the late 70’s in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Unfortunately our teacher retired less than 3 years later, and the long commute to another teacher proved to be too much for our small children and work pressures, so we stopped dancing, hoping to return in less hectic times. Finally in 2005, after retiring and moving to Mesa, AZ, we were introduced to round dancing by George and Pamela Hurd, and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed it ever since.
Mesa dancers are extremely fortunate to have many opportunities to round dance during the Fall-Spring season with several excellent teachers, and we have been able to dance from about three to as many as ten times per week. We have also been studying with a ballroom instructor for the past several years to improve our dance skills. In summers we travel in our motor home vacationing, visiting our children and grandchildren, and round dancing wherever we can across the country. We have been able to participate in many dance events in our travels.
In 2006 we began writing round dance choreography, and have danced demos of several of our dances at Fontana, DRDC, Mesa AutumnFest, the Round A Rama Institute at Purdue, and ICBDA. In early 2010 we began leading a community round dance club in Mesa, and have continued weekly sessions during each dance season. In our travels we have had the opportunity to teach dances at round dance events in Tennessee, Texas, Alaska, Nevada and South Carolina. We have also served as the ballroom dance instructors on Royal Caribbean cruises. We are currently in our second term on the ICBDA board of directors and have been editors of the ICBDA newsletter since 2010. We are also members of ROUNDALAB and DRDC. On this site are the dances we've released - Enjoy!