TAW In Training – Our schedule for April

TAW in Training

I am a TAW in training which in square dance lingo means “tag-along-wife” , which is not the same as WIT “Wife-in-Training” which I have had the honor of that title for over 22 years .  The title of TAW  means that I am keeping Rod’s schedule of where he is going and reminding him of the events so we do not wind up at the wrong dance and he does not commit to a dance if he is already scheduled elsewhere! I also help him with being sure the sound equipment is working properly so the dancers can hear him and I get to critique the songs and dances to some degree, when he asks for my opinion, so I can let him know which dances the dancers have trouble with and those that sound really good with his voice. 

 I personally like everything he sings of Johnny Cash and Josh Turner as he has perfect voice for those singers.  I am very proud of his calling and I appreciate all the support he has gotten from all of the dancers and callers who have continued to encourage him, as I wake up each morning to hear the beat of another square dance tune  : ) coming from our office as he is practicing a new pattern or working on one he knows by heart. He loves being able to keep the dancers guessing what he has up his sleeve.

Rod at Hoedowners

APRIL 9, 2011 – Rod’s calling schedule so far starts with him calling at The Pirates Square Dance Club on April 9, 2011 at the Metro Church located at 1491 East SR-4343 in Winter Springs. He will be calling for Roland Morin who has to be out-of-town that evening. The dance is from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm and the cuer for the Rounds is Dick Nordine.

APRIL 21, 2011 – Rod’s calling at The Garden Patch Squares of Ocoee on April 21, 2011 at 125 North Lakeshore Dr. in Ocoee. He will be calling for Bill Boyd who will be at Caller Lab in Las Vegas. The club starts at 6:30pm to 8:15 pm with workshop for the beginner dancers and the main dance begins at 8:15 pm to 10:00 pm for mainstream and plus call dancers.

Rod and I will also be involved in other square dancing activities this month.

APRIL 2,2011 – We are going to the Paul Place Memorial Dance which will be at the Dixie Squares Dance Hall at the City Island Recreation center at 108 East Orange Ave in Daytona Beach. The time is from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The dance is hosted by John Swindle and the cuer is Irene Knapp-Smith. The dance program will be based on the callers attending the dance and they are looking for volunteers for callers and cuers. The cost of the dance is donations. We are looking forward to this dance and seeing everyone from the other clubs in the area.

APRIL  10, 2011 – We have the Dixie Squares Dance Club coming to the Casselberry Hoedowners Club for a banner raid.

APRIL 16, 2011  – We are going to be dancing a demo dance from 11:00 am to 12 noon with the Double LL’s Square Dance Club at the Pioneer Art Settlement of Barberville, Florida for the annual Spring Fling for the Pioneer Art Settlement.

So far looks like another good month and I will tell you how the dances go as we get thru the month. I also want to thank Michael Craft from The Casselberry Hoedowners who is the photographer for that club as well as the Whirl & Twirl  who took the great pictures of Rod & I that you see in this blog. The other pictures in this blog for cooking, sewing, gardening, photo of the day and photos of the dances we attend, where I can take the pictures are from my camera and my perspective.  I hope you enjoy them all.  Until next time. Yellowrock!

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2 Responses to TAW In Training – Our schedule for April

  1. Bob Caldwell says:

    I think Rod is a FANTASTIC caller. He is easy to dance to as well as being patient and understanding. He doesn’t get upset and that makes dancing with him calling a true pleasure. Rod is a true friend

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