Potluck Dinner and Dancing -- Let's Party!!!!

Come join the celebration -- and help Mary Schaefer celebrate her 55th birthday!!!!!!!

All the fun starts at 6pm -- with a Potluck Dinner!!!

Followed at 7:10pm -- Beginner's Session (learn all the easy dance steps!)!!!

Followed at 7:30pm -- Contra Dancing!!!

Dance to young groove of this styling Bay area band -- Common Ground!!!

With calling by Merced's own Nick Cuccia!!!

Bring food to share with everyone at the potluck -- and spend some time chatting and getting to know your fellow dancers!!!

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  • Laura C.

    WoW! That was a great dance-- what a band, what a caller, what a crowd! Plenty of new folks, and a lot of my very favorite dancers. I danced every one, grinning all night long. I can't wait til next time.

    1 · June 23, 2014

  • Catherine C.

    The never-ending dance party!!!! Last night was such a blast!!!! We had a wonderful turnout of dancers, newbies and veterans, dancing to the high-energy music of Common Ground!!!! These kids from the Palo Alto area are phenonmenal--I'm a fan!!!! We started the evening with a potluck and some 50 people for it -- and so much great food!!!! Then the music started and nobody wanted it to end, including the band -- they played two ending waltzes and a polka!!! Just a fabulous group of musicians who travel heavy -- the quantity of instruments they played -- wow!!! Then Derya (the fiddler) did Irish step dance to the beat of the music -- such great, talented musicians -- and enthusiastic about what they're doing!!!! I can't wait to have them back again!!!!

    2 · June 22, 2014

  • Craig H.

    One of the best get togethers yet! Great food, and such a variety. Then there was the band and caller! WOW!! Absolutely a kicker of a night. When it came time to end the evening, both dancers and the band wanted to keep going, so "just one more" dance would happen! A group of us went out afterwards, yes, we were too amped to just go home! Had a snack and conversed about the amazing evening. Robin Welch donated a hand made jade and multi stone necklace that was won by Nancy of Santa Cruz. Then there were the two chocolate mousse pies, created by Catherine! Yes, I won one! YUM! We must have had over 80mpeople last night. What a great community we have. Thank you to: Common Ground, our Bay Area band and caller! Now, off to work!

    1 · June 22, 2014

  • Elizabeth T.

    Anyone else?

    June 16, 2014

  • Elizabeth T.

    There are 3! Mary, Jai, and Jim!

    June 16, 2014

  • Laura C.

    Oh boy! A birthday dance is always fun, and rumor has it that there are TWO birthdays involved.
    See you there!

    June 15, 2014

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