That’s right, our 27th Anniversary is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to hold a dance! Join Foggy City Dancers as Jet Roberts calls a wonderful evening of Plus and Advanced with a C1 Star Tip.

Members, remember to bring a hot dish, finger food, salad or dessert! FCD will provide plates, utensils, napkins, and will have water and soft beverages for sale.

WHEN: November 6th, 2010, from 7:30pm to 10:30pm
WHO: Jet Roberts
HOW MUCH: $10 members/$12 non-members
WHERE: Forest Hill Christian Church
250 Laguna Honda Blvd.
San Francisco, CA

See you there!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Because of your wonderful efforts, Foggy City Dancers did a stellar job at our inaugural Folsom Street Fair Water and Soda Booth! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Although final numbers aren’t yet in, we raised right around $300 in tips, which we keep for ourselves, and according to the FSF people, we’ll get at least a $900 payout from them, too! Woo-hoo!

Thank you to everyone’s hard work:

Steve Huggins, Dan Smith, Steve Miller, Angi Lewis, Jason Schupp, Harlan Kerr, Frank Martin, Nicholas Stong, Duane Flohra, Gregory Breese, Clifton (I’m embarrassed to admit I don’t recall your last name), and yours truly. You all really came together and pulled off a great accomplishment for the club. I hope I didn’t miss anyone – please forgive my sun-cooked brain.

Everyone deserves tremendous thanks, but Steve Huggins in particular really came through for the club. He has been a whiling dervish of volunteerism for FCD, and I wanted to point out just how wonderfully giving he is of his time and energy. Thank you, Steve.

This financial boost for the club gives us a little bit of breathing space; one I hope we are able to leverage to best advantage as we move into our Fall Dance Season.

We resume dancing tomorrow night at Forest Hill Christian Church, 250 Laguna Honda Boulevard, at 7:30pm. See you there!

Again, thank you for being a part of Foggy City Dancers!

Yours in service,

Paul Brown

All Position Dancing on Monday Nights!

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, APD refers to dancing the boy or girl part in square dancing.  It’s the close cousin to DBD, or Dance by Definition, which means dancing your part of a call no matter where in a formation you are.

Foggy City Dancers will be spending the fall doing APD Plus dancing, as well as having Advanced star tips every week.  Each week we’ll be dancing at the full club level, and having a great time!

Starting 6 September – that’s Labor Day – at 7:30pm to 9:30pm, and every Monday until the end of the year.

WHAT: Club Nights – Plus and Advanced Dancing
WHERE: Forest Hill Christian Church, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd.
WHEN: Mondays, starting 6 September, from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
HOW MUCH: $5
WHO: Harlan Kerr calling, along with the occassional special guest caller
WHY: dancing is what we do

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Promendate 'Round the Harvest Moon
The Return of Andy Shore

That’s right!  Andy Shore, who was the club caller for Foggy City Dancers for many years, returns to call our Promenade ‘Round the Harvest Moon!

Andy will be calling Plus, Advanced, and a C1 Star Tip.

As always, we’ll be having a Potluck, so bring a covered dish, finger food, or dessert!  We’ll have beverages on sale for $1 per can/bottle.

WHAT: Promenade ‘Round the Harvest Moon

WHEN: 18 September 2010, 7:30pm to 10:30pm

WHO: Andy Shore Calling

WHERE: Forest Hill Christian Church
250 Laguna Honda Blvd.

FREE PARKING, and two blocks from Forest Hill MUNI Station.

We had a General Membership Meeting on 12 August at the Castro Community Meeting Room,  which was fairly well attended.  Good representation of club members, as well as observers from Western Star Dancers and Midnight Squares, for which I was grateful.  We discussed the current financial and membership state of the club, both of which are not horrible, but not good, neither, and then got down to business.  What do we want to be as a club?

From the discussion of the members present, there is no desire to disband the club.  Members want to continue to dance.  Several members expressed the opinion that we should hold a Plus and Advanced workshops for the fall season, and possibly a Zero-to-Plus class if we can get enough interest.  A committee of Paul Brown, Joe Iser, Harlan Kerr, and Steve Huggins has been formed to explore locations and our club’s program moving forward.

As an aside, Steve Huggins has found out that Monday nights at Forest Hill Christian Church is available, and I have directed him to hold on to it temporarily until we explore Castro locations.  Since Western Star Dancers was forced to move to Thursday nights, we are looking at either Mondays or Tuesdays for our dance nights.  Tuesday, though, would mean that we would lose Harlan as our regular caller, as he has a commitment calling with Diablo Dancers in Martinez.

We want to hear from you!  Feedback from members is vital to ensure survival, health, and growth of Foggy City Dancers.