New Years Eve 2011
This was our last social for the year and after all the Xmas socials and break up dinners it was a welcome change to have a casual laid back night! As well as our own Bootscootin' Devil members we had visitors from the Mavericks in Burnie & Tamar Valley Line Dancers from Beaconsfield & Georgetown. The theme for the night was "Golden Oldies" which saw a lot of the old dances on the playlist. You could say that some of the dancers on the floor were Golden Oldies as well.
A birthday cake was shared by Heather Ikin (from Tamar Valley) whose birthday is on the 31st and Fay Lucas (a Bootscootin' Devil) whose birthday was the day before on the 30th. We sang the traditional Happy Birthday song to both of them.
We had no proceeds from the social, it was decided to have a FREE night (for a change) with no cover charge and no raffle, but there were lucky draws. We gathered in a circle just before midnight for the countdown to the New Year and Auld Lang Syne was played to farewell 2011 and welcome in 2012.
A BIG thank you to all those who attended, it's great to be able to spend the night celebrating with friends. 2012 for the Bootscootin' Devils is going to be a bigger, busier and better year. We have lots on our Line Dancing calendar already but we are up for the challenge! Photos will be posted in the photo gallery soon. Thanks to our "unofficial" photographer who snapped away all night!
Would be great to see YOU on the dance floor at one of our Socials in 2012. And you'll be seeing some of us Bootscootin' Devils out and about in 2012, even visiting some venues on the BIG island. Looking forward to it!
As the song says, "Here For A Good Time" make the most of today as you never know what tomorrow may bring.
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Corowa Weekend 12th & 13th August 2011
Four line dancers from Bootscootin’ Devils in Tassie (plus Dezzie our mascot) travelled to the “North Island” for a weekend of line dancing with the Corowa RSL Line Dancers. We sailed across on the Spirit of Tasmania and drove up on the Friday with a morning stop at Glenrowan to see Ned Kelly followed by a detour to the Brown Brothers winery to collect refreshments for the weekend. We checked in to our unit at Corowa then decided we needed more liquid refreshments so took a drive to Rutherglen and visited a few more wineries. Lucky we had unloaded the car as we managed to fill the boot with quite a few bottles of various brands of Moscato!
Friday night was the meet and greet social at the RSL club and was hosted by Gloria McCluskey from the Corowa group. We enjoyed a great meal at the RSL club, they sponsor & support the line dancing group so we were happy to support them in return. It was a great social night and we did lots of dancing, caught up with friends and met many new ones. We were kept entertained by the Corowa ladies with a few comedy skits and a special appearance by Ben from Canberra who did a Bollywood demo for us. (I’m trying to talk him into visiting us in Tassie next year).
Saturday the town had a few festivities organised to welcome the Melbourne Cup which was on display for the morning. There were a lot of activities organised to celebrate the event which included the attempt at breaking the “Longest Line Dance along the Murray River.” This year it was moved to the main street to take advantage of the extra people about for the Cup. I am pleased to say that the record was broken with 335 people (plus 2 dogs) dancing to Bootscootin’ Boogie. We were lucky enough to get our photos taken with the Cup!
After lunch we enjoyed a workshop hosted by Kay Blakeley where we learnt 5 new dances, 1. Alcohol On It 2. Here For A Good Time 3. Gems 4. Think I’m Gonna Like It Here and 5. Don’t You Want Me! Kay said she especially wrote Here For A Good Time for us Devils as she knew we would be! Thanks Kay, as always it was a pleasure for us to learn your dances (& we’ve done 3 of them already here in Tassie).
A great meal at the RSL club again was followed by the social with a “Black & White with a bit of Bling” theme. Us Tassie Bootscooters dressed as Michael Jackson! I think we surprised the locals with our costumes, but they were impressed. Always expect the unexpected with us Bootscootin’ Devils. It was a great social and included a demo by a line dancing horse and very well behaved he was. Ben once again entertained us with his version of I Want That Man, simply brilliant!
Our thanks to Gloria, Jenny, Coral and the rest of the Corowa ladies for a great weekend. But wait it wasn’t quite over yet. About 50 line dancers met for a group breakfast at the RSL the next morning and again for tea that night! We spent the afternoon touring with a visit to Albury to have a beer at the Ettamogah Pub! Disappointed we were, to find the Pub with NO Beer! Sadly due to the economic downturn, the Ettamogah Pub is now closed. We still got to have a look around and take a few photos.
A great line dancing weekend so mark the second weekend in August 2012 on your calendar, I know we’ll be back again!
Linnie, Leanne, Jacky & Janet
Always Having a Devil Of A Time!
This Page last updated 19th April 2012