In 2005, after moving to Mesa, AZ, we discovered round dancing and have 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 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, at phases 4-6, and have continued weekly workshop sessions during each dance season. Beginning in 2014 we have cued a monthly phase 4-6 round dance in Mesa. In our travels we have had the opportunity to teach dances at round dance events in Alaska, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. We have also served as the ballroom dance instructors on Royal Caribbean cruises.
We have served two 3-year terms on the International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association (ICBDA) board of directors, were editors of the ICBDA newsletter for four years, and were evening program chairs for the ICBDA Convention in 2014. We are also members of ROUNDALAB and DRDC. On this site are the choreographed dances we've released - Enjoy!