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In April we gathered for our Spring Fling Dance at the end of a beautiful sunny spring day. Mr. Jonathan was spinning the tunes for us and Theo Martinez, a local independent instructor, returned to teach us a fun Salsa Pattern. He and his partner Gwynn Gordon had planned to perform a Salsa showcase for us, but unfortunately Gwynn took ill that morning and was rushed to the hospital. We wish Gwynn a speedy recovery!

On May 18th we will be hosting an “Evening in Paris” Dance at Pinkerton. Joe Butera will be teaching a Foxtrot lesson before the dance and during the break two of his students, Monica & Rob Lender will be dancing a showcase. They were originally scheduled to dance for us last May, but Rob suffered an injury to his knee and had to cancel. We are grateful he is all healed up and look forward to the showcase. We also welcome back our newest DJ, Skot Pare (DJ with a difference) to provide the music.

We were saddened to hear of the passing of a friend and long-time NHABDA member Bob Salvatore and we send our deepest condolences to his wife and long-time dance partner Barbara. Please read the tribute to Bob later in the footnotes.

As we transition to warmer weather, our lives get busy with weddings, camping, yard work and graduations so NHABDA does not schedule a June Dance. In July, we will be moving to the Milford Town Hall and in August to the Derry-Salem Elks Hall, both of which are air conditioned.

In September we will return to Pinkerton and will be hosting Member Showcases. If you are a NHABDA member, we welcome you to perform for us. You do not need to be affiliated with a studio. I am happy to say we already have two performances signed up and are looking for two additional numbers. Please contact Eileen Morin if you are interested in doing a showcase.

We hope you have the opportunity to join us for the Dance Seminar on Friday evening, May 3, 2019 at the Veterans Hall Gymnasium, 31 West Broadway, Derry from 7:00 to 10:30PM. Mr. Jonathan will be teaching an hour of West Coast Swing and an hour of Country Two-Step followed by a practice dance, where all genres will be played. Mr. Jonathan has a great teaching style and dancers from beginner to advanced will benefit from this seminar.

We are still looking for someone to sit at the reception table at our monthly dances, check in attendees, and process admissions and memberships. The commitment is for one Saturday night a month from 6:00PM to 9:00PM (except June & Dec.) and there is compensation available for this. If you know someone who is friendly, reliable and possesses basic math skills, who may be interested, please contact our president Eileen Morin.

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While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. That is why I dance.

- Hans Bos
an observer of dancers