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George & Pamela Hurd
2021 N. Caribou Rd.
Gilmer, TX  75644

George & I started Square Dancing in 1988 and immediately became obsessed with dancing. Our first year of dancing, we graduated from two square dance classes, never missing a lesson from either one. During the year, another student taught us Texas Two Step (just the pure vanilla basics) and we figured out how to waltz and polka from watching. Wow, did this open up a new world. The next year, we signed up for Round Dancing and Advanced Square Dancing (we cheated on learning Plus and learned it outside of a class with a lot of workshops and studying the books). From that point on, we just added more and more dancing to our lives, see I mentioned we were obsessed. We started taking Ballroom lessons in 1992 and then we moved on to cueing and teaching in 1995. Itís been very, very exciting and must have been healthy too, because weíre both in better shape physically than we have ever been. Oh yes, we also enjoy traveling, riding our mountain bikes, kayaking, and hiking. 

 

Donít Know what Round Dancing is?
There are many definitions of Round Dancing and this is definitely not the official one, but hereís what it is to us.

Round Dancing is International Ballroom dancing that is pre-choreographed. Each couple dances the prescribed figure (as a Cuer or Leader cues it) at the same beat in the music (in a perfect world, of course). If someone is watching (we much prefer participation than observation) it would seem to be synchronized dancing much like the synchronized swimming in the Olympics (there is some wishful thinking here). All Ballroom rhythms are enjoyed in Rounds, such as waltz, tango, rumba, cha, etc. Unlike Ballroom dancing, round dancing is strictly for social entertainment. There is no competition. All the cues are standardized and you can dance anywhere in the world and simply follow the cues. We've Round Danced (& taught) several times in Germany, in the Czech Republic, in Slovakia and in Japan.  Although the accents were definitely different, the cues were the same and the love and acceptance were also the same!!

 

 

 

 

 

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