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12/9/13 10:24 A

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Ah yes, holiday preparations trumped all on my end too! After being busy all week we just had to dedicate Sunday to clean up, cook-a-thon time!

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12/9/13 10:19 A

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I must admit I didn't make it to the dance. I had been cooking and cleaning all day and I was too tired. Next time...

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12/9/13 8:26 A

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Wow! You DO get around! Very cool to head up Canada way for some contra dance! :-)

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12/8/13 10:46 P

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Did you have a good time? :-)

I was in Ottawa with friends at an awesome dance weekend (Friday -Sunday)
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Exhausted from all the dancing and driving, but had a great time. Music was phenomenal.

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12/8/13 1:59 P

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will do!

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12/8/13 9:02 A

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Oh jeez, this totally slipped by me and my day is completely filled!

Going to have to catch up another time...you & DH have a SUPER time and tell us all about it!

Pics too please...! :-)

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12/7/13 6:52 P

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I am way behind on posting this! There is a Contra Dance at Sidney Hillcrest Roller Rink tomorrow December 8th from 6pm til 10pm. $5/person. Kids under 11 free. I'm going. Hope to see you there if the weather holds out!

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11/14/13 12:45 P

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Planning on it! There's a monthly gathering with one coming up in December...details to follow!

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11/14/13 11:01 A

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BTW, it sounds like FRECKS96 would have liked to come.

So next time any of you guys go to a dance in your area, make sure to let her know, in case she wants to join in the fun.

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11/14/13 10:09 A

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Whew...! The pace of my week has not let up yet...hoping to contribute my blog soon also!

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11/14/13 8:36 A

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Blog post finally up, with photos!

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Enjoy!

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11/11/13 4:24 P

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I was dizzy too, but not quite enough to be a problem and actually I thought it added to the fun! :-)

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11/11/13 2:45 P

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Thanks!

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11/11/13 11:13 A

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It was GREAT seeing you guys on Saturday!

I can totally understand DH's dizziness. A lot of people get that, even without shunts!
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As for burning calories, my HR monitor reports the following:
4:46 of dancing in the afternoon session: 880 cal
3:02 of dancing in the evening session: 553 cal

That's a lot of calories. LOL

If you guys decide you really like it, we also have a Spark Team for contra, square and folk dancing: teams.sparkpeople.com/folkdance

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The only thing I'd change about the contra scene is that I sometimes have trouble staying away from the snack table, and eating my own protein bars that I bring.

And BTW there are fun dances in Ithaca, too! Here is a good email list to get on to find out about local dances (including the ones in Binghamton, Owego, and Sidney): canaaninstitute.org/mailman/listinfo
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11/10/13 7:42 P

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One of the callers made me aware of a dance in Sidney at the Hillcrest Roller Rink on 12/8 so Sean and I are going to that one too! Sean needs to pace himself. All that spinning messes with his shunts I think.

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11/9/13 7:26 P

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What a wonderful time we had! Super to meet you & DH & 4-A-HEALTHY-BMI & her partner too!

I see the next contra dance is going to be on December 14 at 6:45.

They have a website:

www.binghamtondance.org

I was pleasantly surprised to find a member from our local bike club at the event as well.

One certainly works up a sweat keeping up with all those moves...and it's all so FUN!

I've heard it said that "there's nothing to do in Binghamton" but yanno? We got LOTS & LOTS of fun stuff to do around here!

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Edited by: DDOORN at: 11/9/2013 (19:34)
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11/9/13 6:48 P

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I had an amazing time and can't wait to do it again!

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11/6/13 9:25 P

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The more the merrier! Two thumbs up for you AND for awesome husband to join in the fun! :-)

See you there!

Don

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11/6/13 7:49 P

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Woo hoo!

Looking forward to dancing with you guys!


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11/6/13 7:00 P

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Amazingly I have convinced my husband to accompany me to this wonderful sounding event. I am looking forward to it and I'm hoping it will help me get back on track.

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11/5/13 7:47 A

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Looking forward to seeing you there!

BTW, the blog link in the message you copied and pasted doesn't work because SparkPeople inserted a carriage return in the middle of it. I recommend copying and pasting from here:
docs.google.com/document/d/1etW-TL4b
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uAV0yMUN2moAZv4TyyWOhuzihFycsi3Mc/edR>it?usp=sharing


Here's the blog post about contra dancing that I MEANT to link in the message, anyway (doh)
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Dancing! To live music! Woot!

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11/3/13 10:51 P

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Hey Everyone, 4A-HEALTHY-BMI has discovered a day of fun happening right in our back yard!

It would be super to catch up with some of you during the:

"9th annual KINDRED SPIRITS day of dance in Binghamton"
Trinity Church, corner of Main and Oak in Binghamton NY

As a total newbie to contra dance I plan to be going to the beginning portion of ths day of fun which begins at 12:30.

Here are all the details as shared by 4A-HEALTHY-BMI:

Come join me and DDOORN at a beginner-friendly contra dancing event happening next Saturday, November 9 in Binghamton. There will be LIVE MUSIC and lessons!

Contra dancing is sort of like square dancing crossed with swing. There is always fun live music. It’s super beginner-friendly and if you can walk, you can pretty much contra dance. Here's a video with people explaining why they like contra dancing and showing them dancing:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m9EGS4iiOg

DDOORN hasn’t ever done it before, either, so you won’t be alone as a newbie. I started contra dancing in March and wrote about it in a blog post

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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There are links to more videos of dancing and descriptions there.

Some of the things I love about contra is that it has helped me get used to physical contact with others, it's pulled me out into a more social scenario, and I'm getting used to how my "new" body feels and moves.

Plus it gives me a chance to channel my inner femme, with all of those twirly and sparkly skirts I find in thrift shops. Most of the time I'm a tomboy, so this is a lot of fun.

Here are details about the event

www.binghamtondance.org/kindred.htm

**Announcing the 9th annual KINDRED SPIRITS day of dance in Binghamton**

Contradance and English Country Dance, with workshops in Scottish and Scandinavian
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Saturday, November 9, 2013 (detailed schedule below)
Trinity Church, corner of Main and Oak in Binghamton NY

Calling by: ADINA GORDON

Music by:
FLARE EIRE (Randy Miller and Roger Kahle) for contra, and
HEY FOR THREE (Eileen Nicholson, Laurel Sharp, Charlene Thomson) for English

The special feature of Kindred Spirits is that contra and English happen in the same room, with smooth transitions back and forth.
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Entire day $20 at the door
$12 per segment (afternoon or evening)
Under 25: $5, or $3 per segment.

For more information: Contact Ross Geoghegan ross@math.binghamton.edu 607-798-0787
http://www.binghamtondance.org/kindred.h
tm

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Schedule of Events

12:30 pm - Beginner First Step classes:
English Country Dance (Dining Room)
Contradance (Main Room)

1:00 - 4:00 pm - Afternoon Main Dance (English and Contra)

4:15 - 5:15 pm - Choice of Workshops:
Swedish Turning Waltz with Joan and Jim Savitt OR
Introductory Scottish with Terry Glasspool

5:15 - 7:00 pm - Potluck Dinner (coffee, tea & goodies supplied by Kindred Spirits 2013) or local restaurants.

7:00 - 7:30 pm - Couples Dancing
7:30 - 10:30 pm - Evening Main Dance (Contra and English)

Note: In the main dances there will be an equal mix of English and Contra.

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