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Hello Dancers,

Are you excited about Round-Up? We are only a few weeks away and everything is coming together for this to be a really fun time for everyone. There are still lots of chances to get your $500 drawing entry filled with signatures. Our clubs are reporting good attendance at these Round-Up Theme dances. A complete list of the upcoming dances is provided. Remember, it isn’t too late to submit your Jumbotron video for your club, your business or you personally. If you would like to do one but you just aren’t sure how to, reach out and we will help you put one together. All the Round-Up information you need is provided in this Promenade (pages 5-14).

Over 100 dancers attended the AED Fundraiser at Swingtime on September 4th. The callers and cuers kept the dancers on the floor the whole evening. We appreciate Deborah Carroll-Jones, Jon Jones, Vernon Jones, Toby Thomason, Bill Hinkley and Ray Savell for calling and Chris Farabaugh and Jack von der Heide for cueing. There was over $1,200 raised. CASUL will cover the rest of the cost and the new equipment will be available for use very soon.

Nearly 70 dancers and callers cheered the Texas Rangers on at their September 10th game against the Oakland A’s. We even danced a tip in the concession area at the 7th inning stretch. And, the Rangers won! You will find pictures of the happenings in this edition.

Vince Matej and the Demo Dancers continue to do a wonderful job. The 4H Club in Keller invited us to their first meeting of the new school year. Everyone enjoyed the experience and the kids are still talking about learning to square dance. The River Oaks Community Center was so impressed they booked a second demo immediately. Over 45 dancers were at the Holiday Market Demo at the Arlington Convention Center all decked out in their Christmas outfits. This is the way we take square dancing to the community. The NORTEX website now has a complete list of the upcoming demos and a link where you can sign up for them. Look under Club Events/2023 Demo Dance Schedule. Flyers for all the upcoming demos are also included in the Promenade each month. If you have questions call Vince at 817.709.7688 and wear your Demo Dancer Dangle proudly.

Your NORTEX History Committee is working to bring our records up to date. We started with two separate books “Steps in Time” and “A New Era” that took us to 2000-2001. We now have those two books combined into our new book. Then we started bringing things up to date starting with 2001-2002. We are currently working on 2007-2008. There is still much work to do and we ask all the clubs to send their club information. We want to include everyone. If you would like to submit something, send it to the Promenade Editor and it will get to the team. The more personal the information, the more you will enjoy reading it. We have committed to having the electronic version available for our dancers at the Installation Dance on June 2, 2024. You can see, we will have to stay focused to meet that date.

Aren’t we all happy for the rain and cooler temperatures? Let’s take full advantage of all the activities planned for this month.

See you at Round-Up where we will all Dance Like No One’s Watching!