Friday Night Country Dancing @ Greenfield

Reminder from Johne:

COUNTRY FRIDAY NIGHT dances begin tonight, April 1st.
(and this is no April fools joke)

Saguaro Sunset starts us off tonight.  Doors open at 6:00pm.

FRIDAY NIGHT COUNTRY
4-1-11  Saguaro Sunset Band
4-8-11  Reign-N-Country
4-15-11 Desert Drifters
4-22-11 Bustin Loose Band
4-29-11 Mosaic Band
5-6-11   Country Soul
5-13-11 Saguaro Sunset Band
5-20-11 Mosaic
5-27-11 Debbie and Double Eagle

Starting at 6:15pm, we will have country line dance lessons with Dennis and Kaye.  We THANK Dennis and Kaye for their volunteer teaching and for helping many Mesa dancers learn line dances and even some partner pattern dances.  Dance lessons are included in admission to the dance. 

Wild Bill & Carol have volunteered to teach country 2-step…on one special night only….April 15th.  Mark your calendars now.  

New this year is MOSAIC and BUSTIN LOOSE.  Both play for the American Legion and VFW’s….let me know what you think.   AND, we have COUNTRY SOUL back this year by popular request!!

Get your dancing shoes on…as we are very fortunate to have a dance every Friday (April through October, except July 4th weekend) for the 2011 Summer. 

We appreciate everyone who supports and makes this dance happen. 

Johne & Jacquie Klamm
Johne’s Cabaret Dances LLC.
480-709-4998  (10am-10pm please, retired but still not an early bird!!!!)

Greenfield Village Monday Dances

Just left Greenfield Village after spending a wonderful evening dancing to the Road Runner Band. We had a lot of dancers and a great time.

These Monday night dances at Greenfield have been great. Tonight, unfortunately, was the last one. Hopefully the powers-that-be have found them successful and will bring them back soon.

9 to 90, Great Night at JohnE’s

Bob Roppolo played a great set last night at JohnE’s. He even had guest performers assisting him for a few songs. There were only 120 folks in attendance, ranging from young nine years to over 90.
If you are looking for a great place to dance on Saturday nights you need to check out JohnE’s in Greenfield Village. The schedule and directions are posted in the left column. With only 120 dancers, that is 60 couples, there is a lot of room on the floor.

Rich Howard

The Rich Howard Orchestra played at JohnE’s last night. Good music as always. 160 folks dancing, with over $20,300 now donated to charity.

With that many people it is getting a little warm on the floor. Hopefully when they refinish the floors in July they also do something about the air conditioning.

Saturday at JohnE’s

Another great evening dancing at JohnE’s Cabaret. The Terry McFee Orchestra were especially good this evening. They seem to have added an instrument, or two, to their orchestra and it has really filled out their sound. 

Of course, any evening dancing is a great evening.

Rich Howard at JohnE’s

The Rich Howard Orchestra was great list night at JohnE’s. Unforutnately we got there late and missed the slow polka, slow is my kind of polka. Rich does a nice selection of music and plays fox trots we can actually fox trot to. His WCS was great.

With the new times, we need to rearrange our schedules so we get there earlier, it felt strange having the dance finish at 9:45. It felt kind of “unfinished”, it is going to take some getting used to.

But all-in-all a great evening, what can be nicer then ending an evening dancing with a beautiful partner.

Friday’s Are Back At JohnE’s Cabaret

Last night was the opening night of Friday night dancing at Greenfield Village Resort. Johne Klamm has a great list of bands that will be playing this year. Fridays will be Country and 50’s & 60’s nights. Last night we danced to Reign-N-Country, what a great band. Good, strong vocals and great musicians.

The dance floor at Greenfield is excellent. Last night it was especially nice because there were less dancers then usual, somewhere around 125. So you had plenty of room to shake it.

This year the dance times have changed to 7:00pm to 9:45pm, with one 20 minute break, and at $8 per person it is a great bargain for the quality of bands and the venue.