Welcome to NORTEX

Hello Dancers,

February, the month we shower those we love with tokens of our affection. May you and your sweetheart enjoy doing just that. There are many Valentines themed dances planned. Be sure to enjoy a few of them.

The NORTEX Nominating Committee met on January 22nd and will be presenting their recommendations for 2023-2024 NORTEX Officers to the delegates at the February 19th quarterly meeting.

It was my honor to attend the NTCA Installation Banquet and Dance on January 22nd. Ray and Linda Savell passed the gavel to Vernon and Kayla Jones. Past Officers were recognized and appreciated as the Incoming Officers were introduced and encouraged. It was a great evening of good food, great dancing and lots of laughter.

Vince Matej has a demo dance set up at Fort Worth’s famous Stagecoach Inn on February 5th. There is a flyer with all the details in this edition of the Promenade. Vince will be sharing the results of this outing at the quarterly meeting.

As mentioned, we have our quarterly NORTEX meeting planned for February 19, 2:00 pm at Swingtime Center. There are several topics of interest to be discussed. The Wounded Warrior Project will have a representative at the meeting to inform us of the purpose of WWP and accept our donation. I hope you will come and be a part of the decision-making process for all our dancing community. All attendees will be entered in a drawing for $50. Please stay for the Sharing of Ideas seminar immediately following the meeting. If you have ideas or would like to hear others’ ideas on growing our square dancing community we would love to have you join us.

There are lots of special event flyers in this Promenade. The Texas State Caller’s Association, “Texas Fiesta Festival” is February 18th. Our rescheduled Flash Mob Dance at Sundance Square is March 11th. The 61st Annual Texas State Square and Round Dance Festival is June 17th, the 72nd National Square Dance Convention is June 21 – June 24 and the Red River Community House 2023 Summer Schedule is listed for July – August. Be sure to mark your calendars and enjoy all the events being offered.

Our Round-Up Chair for 2024, Sheila Milliron, is hard at work creating flyers and selecting the theme for this year’s Round-Up weekend. She’s excited and will be spreading that excitement to others, as she shares her plans with you. Be thinking of things you might enjoy doing to help Sheila with Round-Up. It takes everyone pitching in to make this special NORTEX weekend the success we all want it to be.

Have you gotten your Demo Dancer dangle yet? Joyce Sellers and Vince Matej have been passing them out as more and more demos are happening. If you already have a dangle, remember you can add to your dangle in increments of five. Taking square dance to the community is a way for us to grow our clubs and organizations.

We have several clubs conducting lessons right now. Angels are often needed for class time to be successful. If you have time to be a lessons angel, check out the lessons listing in the back of this Promenade.

Let the Good Times Roll and Dance Like No One’s Watching!