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Although there are only small pockets of dancing in Mesa currently, we are all hopeful of a full schedule return in Fall 2021!  Make plans to return to dancing in Mesa!!!!

We have submitted our normal schedule for all 3 venues starting October 31, 2021 with tentative approval!!!!!  Stay turned for more specifics as our summer progresses!

All the teachers in Mesa have gotten tentative approval for starting the Fall 2021 Season!!  We have the preliminary Schedule available!!

Demos of all Dances Taught this season - http://www.gphurd.net/dance_demos.html

and demos from previous years http://www.dancerounds.info/pages/videos.htm

 New!!   Pictorial Directory of Mesa Dancers (as of Feb 2020)

This is the new 2019/20 Critique form!  Download, fill out & return to us.  If you want to fill it out on line & send it via email, use the green button!  Please do one or the other so we will know what to plan for next season!!  We depend on your inputs!   Left last year's with tallied totals available too.

     2019-20 Critique Form      2019-20 Critique Form Fillable  2018-19 Critique Form Totals

Pam's New Travel Blog - https://traveleverywherewithpamela.blogspot.com/

Be sure to refresh your browser if the current information is not showing! 

At ICBDA #43 in Orlando, FL on Saturday, 13 Jul 2019, we were the honored recipients of the organization's Golden Torch Award.

Thank you Thank You THANK YOU!!   Golden Torch

Come Dance with us

US National Parks & World Heritage Sites

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    This is a list of the United States National Parks we've visited so far!!
                             We've got so many more to go!

As of May 2019 - there are 61 Official US National Parks.   Some of them are also World Heritage Sites.    According to the latest list, we've been to 53 of them (missing 3 in Alaska, Pinnacles in CA, Dry Tortugas in Florida, American Samoa, & Cuyhogas Valley in Ohio, & the newest - Indiana Dunes.     We've been to many that are designated as Reserves, Historic, etc, but they don't count.  Also been to many in other countries.  I'm working on another page to list those.                                      

Count Name of Park Location Date Visited Photo
1 Acadia Maine May 2004,

July 2012

2 Arches Utah July 1999
  Ash Meadows National Wildlife Reserve Nevada Nov 2019 PupfishWarm Sulphur Pool in Ash Meadows
3 Badlands South Dakota June 2004
  Bandelier National Monument New Mexico April 4, 2011
4 Big Bend Texas April 2007
5 Biscayne Florida Dec 2008
6 Black Canyon of the Gunnison Colorado August 2002
  Boston National Historic Park - Freedom Trail Massachussetts June 2012
7 Bryce Canyon Utah August 2000
8 Canyonlands Utah July 1999, August 2002
9 Capitol Reef Utah August 2000, August 2002
10 Carlsbad Caverns (WHS) New Mexico September 1999
  Cedar Breaks NM Utah August 2000
11 Channel Islands
(Visitor Center only!!)
California July 2001
  Colorado NM Colorado July 2000, August 2005
12 Congaree National Park South Carolina July 2011
13 Crater Lake Oregon June 1999, August 2007
14 Death Valley California Nov 2019 Zabriskie Point, Death Valley NP
  Dee Wright Observatory Oregon Jun 2017
15 Denali Alaska Many times from 1987 - 1998
  Devils Tower NM Wyoming July 1999
16 Everglades - Flamingo, Shark Valley, & Ernest E. Coe (WHS) Florida Dec 2008
  Flaming Gorge NRA Wyoming, Utah August 2004
17 Gateway Arch St Louis, MO Oct 1982  
18 Glacier NP Montana July 2002 Avalanche Lake
19 Glacier Bay NP (also WHS) Alaska May 2011
  Golden Gate NRA California July 1998
20 Grand Canyon (WHS) Arizona Feb 1996, August 2000, May 2001
  Grand Portage NM Minnesota July 2017 View of Grand Portage
21 Grand Teton Wyoming July 1999
22 Great Basin Nevada August 2002, July 2013
23 Great Sand Dunes NP (NM when visited) Colorado September 1999
24 Great Smoky Mountains (WHS) Tennessee July 2000
25 Guadalupe Mountains Texas April 2005
26 Haleakala Hawaii August 2006
27 Hawaii Volcanoes (WHS) Hawaii July 2006
28 Hot Springs NP Arkansas September 1999
29 Isle Royale NP Michigan (entered from MN side) July 2017
  Jamestown NHP Virginia Jul 2003
30 Joshua Tree California February 2006
  Kalaupapa NHP Hawaii January 1997
31 Katmai Alaska June 2005
32 Kenai Fjords Alaska Many times from 1986 - 1998 Kenai Fjords National Park
  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Georgia Sep 2019 Kennesaw Mtn Nat Battlefield Park
33 Kings Canyon California July 2001
  Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Alaska May 2011 (NCL cruise)
34 Lassen Volcanic California August 2003, Jun 2009
  Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park Texas Oct 2014
35 Mammoth Cave (WHS) Kentucky July 2000
36 Mesa Verde (WHS) Colorado September 2000, September 2001
  Misty Fjords NM (Rudyerd Bay) Ketchikan, Alaska May 2011 (NCL cruise)
  Montezuma's Castle NM Arizona Feb 1996
37 Mt Rainier Washington June 30, 2010
  Mount Rushmore (only saw views from Pigtail Bridges in Custer State Park) South Dakota July 1999
  Navy Pier (National Park Service Land to Park Program) Illinois August 2009
  Newberry National Volcanic Monument Oregon June 2001
  Niagara Falls (State Park & National Historic Area) New York June 2000/July 2015
38 North Cascades Washington August 2001
  Ojito Wilderness Area New Mexico Sep 14, 2010
39 Olympic (WHS) Washington August 2006
  Pacific Coast Highway (National Scenic Byway) California July 2001
40 Petrified Forest Arizona July 2005
  Petroglyph NM New Mexico Sep 7, 2008
  Pike's Peak (National Registry of Historic Places) Colorado Aug 2001
  Plymouth Rock (National Registry of Historic Places) Massachusetts June 1996
41 Redwood - only drove through on Hwy 101 (WHS) California June 1998  
42 Rocky Mountain Colorado August 1998, August 1999, August 2009
43 Saguaro, East Arizona  April 2008
43 Saguaro, West Arizona January 1999,
Nov 2011
  San Juan National Historic Site & World Heritage Site
 - Castillo San Cristobal &
Castillo San Felipe del Morro
San Juan Dec 2008
44 Sequoia California July 2001
45 Shenandoah Virginia July 2003
  Spearfish National Scenic Byway South Dakota June 2011
  Statue of Liberty NM & Ellis Island New York April 2001
46 Theodore Roosevelt North Dakota June 2002
  Tonto NM Arizona March 2004
  Valles Caldera National Preserve New Mexico September 13, 2010
47 Virgin Islands Virgin Islands November 1998
48 Voyageurs NP Minnesota July 2017
  Walnut Canyon NM Arizona July 14, 2020 View from Rim Trail to Visitor's Center
See 17 Waterton-Glacier Montana June 2002
  White Pass Scenic ByWay Washington June 2011
  White Sands National Monument New Mexico Sep 2012
49 Wind Cave South Dakota July 1999
50 Wrangell-St. Elias Alaska Jun 2002 (Hubbard Glacier, Celebrity Summit Cruise) Hubbard Glacier
51 Yellowstone (WHS) Wyoming, Idaho, Montana July 1999
52 Yosemite (WHS) California June 1999
53 Zion Utah August 2000
  Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
FDR  Memorial
Washington Monument
The Old Post Office Tower
All War Memorials
National Cathedral
National Mall
Rock Creek Park
Washington D.C. October 2006
  Nelson's Dock Yard (World Heritage Site) St John's Antigua (Antigua & Barbuda) Jan 2018 English Harbor
  Chobe NP Botswana May 2018 Elephant in Chobe NP
  Ngorongoro Conservation Area (World Heritage Site) Tanzania May 2018 Ngorongoro Crater
  Serengeti National Park (World Heritage Site) Tanzania May 2018 Migration at Serengeti
  Iguassu National Park (World Heritage Site) Iguazu, Brazil & Iguassu, Argentina Dec 2019, Dec 2016 Iguassu Falls NP, Argentina
  Tierra Del Fuego National Park Ushuaia, Argentina Dec 2019, Dec 2006 Tierra del Fuego NP
  Torres Del Paine National Park Chile Dec 2016 Cuernos Lookout


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