Kinsmen Line Dance Class 1994 -
2002Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
Instructor 1994-2002: Bill
Co-instructor 2001-02: Ember Schira
| The Kinsmen Class was our Monday
night "home" and party central for many years for many of us.
And don't forget the monthly or bi-monthly
The Kinsmen Rec. Centre is a fabulous
facility with a huge hardwood floor and comfy tables and chairs permanently set
up around the outside...a PERFECT place for line dancing. We were so lucky to
have it for so long. So many line dances were taught here! Cowgirls Twist was born
here, as was 2001-The BC Coaster, Close Encounters, Home On The Range, That Old
Swing, Southern Cross Cha Cha, Still The One, The Wine Dance, Singapore Swing,
All My Heart, Mama Jazz, etc., etc.
And so many guest
instructors! We were lucky to have some of my good buddies drop in from out of town... people
like Terry Hogan and Cindy Truelove (Australia); Neil Hale, Paul and Karla Dornstedt,
Mike Sliter, Michael Barr, Michele Burton, Charlotte Skeeters,
and Hedy McAdams (California); Lisa Mooney (Ireland); Martha Ogasawara (Japan),
Rosie Multari (New Jersey), Graham Harris (New Zealand), Judy McDonald (Ontario),
Knox Rhine (Washington) and numerous others...and this is just talking about the class itself,
it does not include the instructors who taught over the years
at our events "Spirit of the West" and "Jamboree BC" here at the Kinsmen Centre.
I truly miss the dancers who were
not just my students, but my friends and colleagues. Love you folks! Special
thanks to Carol Anderson who started the class in the early 1990's and turned it over to
me. I'm a lucky guy.
- Bill Bader
||Bill Bader and
Ember was the most terrific back-up instructor, always
there when we needed her and so supportive. Best of all, she is a good buddy.
She is one of the most upbeat instructors you will ever see, so I'm sure she
will be getting some nice invitations to teach at events. And she's an
excellent deejay. Oh, and an excellent bagpipe player, etc., etc.
Photos: Cam Schira.
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