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Oct 13 Dance Camp (for adults)!
Join Ray & Maria Huard on
Saturday, October 13
for our
Ballroom Dance Camp for Adults!
Choose up to 6 of 12 fabulous workshops: $25 each, or buy 5 and get 1 free!
Join us for dinner 6:15-7:15pm: 2 slices of pizza, salad, drink and dessert for $8pp.
33 Depot Street (in the Riverside Business Park), Merrimack, NH.
Register by September 29!

Name: ______________________________ Phone Number: ___________________________

Email: __________________________________

Amount Included: ____________________ Check Number: ____________________

Circle only one workshop for each time slot (Column A OR Column B)
Time Column A Column B
1:45pm Arm Styling (Rhythm & Smooth) Connections (Rhythm & Smooth)
2:30pm Smooth Technique Spins & Turns
3:15pm Open Foxtrot Choreography Tricks to Navigate the Floor
4pm Adding Theatricality to Your Dancing Open Rumba Choreography
4:45pm Dips, Tricks & Lifts (for Partners Only Rhythm Technique
5:30pm How to Practice On Your Own Intro to Viennese Waltz
6:15-7:15pm Dinner Included I’ll grab dinner on my own!

Questions? Email or call (603) 943-1106.
Please mail your registration form and check by Sep 29 to our mailing address:
Maria Huard, 11 Elder Williams Road, Bedford, NH 03110

Halloween Social - Oct 26!
It’ll be a frighteningly good time at our Halloween Social on Friday, Oct 26! Costume Contest, Thriller Line Dance, stellar performances by some Dynamic Duos and our Youth Team, & lots of spooky treats! Group Class at 7:15pm, Party 8-10:30pm!
German Oktoberfest - Oct 13!
Join us for German Oktoberfest Social! Saturday, Oct 13! Carnival Games, German Line Dance & Lots of Ballroom Dancing! BYOB! Group Class at 7:15pm, Party 8-10:30pm, Pizzeria Uno’s to follow!
"Around the World" Social Dance!
Please join us for this special event on Friday, Sep. 21! Wear traditional clothing from another country and get ready for some delicious ethnic food, games, prizes, a raffle and lots of dancing!
Moonie Outing!
Friday, Nov 9 at 8pm, come see the Actorsingers’ production of Pippin! Adults: $20, Seniors/Students: $18. Get your payments to me (please pay by cash or make checks out to Maria Huard) by Mon, Sep 17 if you’d like to come, so we can all sit together! If you miss the 17th you can still get tickets at “Pippin draws us into an adventure of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Searching for the meaning of his life, will he settle down and pursue a peaceful existence or make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers, let by a charismatic narrator?” We have seen several shows by this group and they have all been fabulous! Hope you’ll join us for a fun night out!
Beginner Rumba Formation!
Calling all Bronze Rumba Dancers! Anyone interested in a Beginner Rumba Formation, rehearsing on Mondays from 9-10pm, Sep 24 through Feb 11? The cost is $45 per month, plus a one-time $200 costume fee. This Formation is designed for folks who are brand new to Formations and are interested in giving it a try (or folks who’ve done Formations before and are looking for some nice, easy, low-stress choreography!). Performances will be Feb 9 at the PaperMoon social and Feb 16 at Eastern (Boston, MA) during the day and NHABDA (Derry, NH) in the evening. Feel free to call, email or text me with any questions! Please let me know by Sep 17 if you’re interested!
Ballroom Dance Camp Oct 13!
We have chosen a new date for our Ballroom Dance Camp (for adults!). We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, October 13 from 1:45-6:15pm! Choose up to 6 of 12 fabulous new workshops: $25 each, or buy 5 and get 1 free! Workshops: Adding Theatricality to your Dancing; Arm Styling (Smooth & Rhythm), Connections (Smooth & Rhythm); Dips, Tricks & Lifts (for Partners only); How to Practice on your Own; Intro to Viennese Waltz; Open Foxtrot Choreography; Open Rumba Choreography; Rhythm Technique; Smooth Technique; Spins & Turns; and Tricks to Navigate the Floor. Registration forms available at the front desk, or by emailing! Register by September 29!
Special Socials: Sat Sep 8 and Fri Sep 21!
Saturday, Sep 8 is our Guest Party social – bring a friend who’s new to PaperMoon and you’ll both get in for free! Better yet, drag a friend from group class who’s been too shy to come to a social – they’re an easy target since they’ve already walked through the door, heh heh heh – they’ll earn free admission for both of you as well! It’s an ANIMAL theme so jump into some leopard print, tiger stripes or kitty ears and join us for a super fun evening! Then, during the 4th weekend of September, we’ll be doing our social on FRIDAY Sep. 21 (INSTEAD of Sat Sep 22) and the theme is “Around the World” – wear something that represents another nation and get ready for some fabulous food, fun dancing and giggle-full games! We’ll be giving away raffle prizes on BOTH nights! Be there!
Waltz Formation Begins Sep 5!
Join Ray’s Waltz Formation, Wednesdays from 8:15-9:45pm, Sep 5 through Feb 13! Performances Feb 9 & 16! $50pp/month + $200 costume fee. Sign up by Aug 29!
Youth Dance Team!
You Can’t Stop the Beat!
Broadway & Swing Dance Mashup!
Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm
September 4 – October 30, 2018
Girls & Boys ages 10-15, no experience necessary!
This cost is $165 per person and includes all rehearsals,
costumes and a PaperMoon duffel bag!
Performances will be:
• Fri Eve Oct 26 at PaperMoon’s Halloween Social,
• Sat Aft Oct 27 at the All-Styles Dance Showdown,
• Sat Aft Nov 3 at the Commonwealth Classic (Burlington, MA)
Register by August 28!
33 Depot Street, in the Riverside Business Park * Merrimack, NH 03054 * (603) 943-1106 *
All-Styles Dance Showdown!
Think you have what it takes to
out-dance anyone in New Hampshire?
Come and prove it!
All-Styles Dance Showdown!
Saturday, October 27, 2018, 12pm
Ballet – Ballroom – Broadway – Contemporary – Hip-Hop – Jazz – Latin – Lyrical – Swing – Traditional Cultural …and more! Solos, Pairs and Group Numbers Welcome!
1st Prize: $100 * 2nd Prize: $50 * 3rd Prize: $25
Entry Fee: $25 per act (does not include admission to the event) Admission: $5 per person (performers and audience members)
Registration deadline: Oct 13
Location: PaperMoon Dance Center, 33 Depot Street (in the Riverside Business Park), Merrimack, NH,
(603) 943-1106,
You will be judged by 5 Dance Professionals from the area, on the following criteria:
Choreography: Did your movements fit the music you chose? Was your dancing interesting and unique?
Performance: Was your energy level high, and were your face and body expressive? Did you reach out to us, and hold our attention?
Presentation: Did you represent yourself positively, taking care regarding costume, grooming, introduction of yourself, and entering and exiting the dance floor? Were you well-rehearsed?
Technique: Did your body show muscular control, flexibility and discipline?
Entries not to exceed 3 minutes. Drop off music to PaperMoon by Oct 13. No tap or clog numbers allowed (unless you provide a piece of wood with a soft bottom that you will stay on while wearing your tap/clog shoes). Minimal props are allowed.
You will receive your performance time via email on Oct 20. Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your scheduled time; you will have use of a shared dressing room (one room for ladies, one for gents). Please detach registration form and mail to Maria Huard, 11 Elder Williams Road, Bedford, NH 03110, along with your check for $25 entry fee + $5/person for each member of your team.
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Name(s) of Performers (may list more on back of form if needed): _____________________________________
Main Contact Person: _________________________________________ Check #: ________________
Phone Number: __________________________________ Email: _________________________________________
Dance Style: ______________________________ Song Name: ___________________________________________
Studio Affiliation (if any): ___________________________________________________
Welcome to the Staff, Cathy Walter!
Ray and I are THRILLED to welcome Cathy Walter to the PaperMoon staff! Cathy has been dancing with PaperMoon since she was a pre-teen, and has soaked up technique, patterns, and love of dance every year since! She is an immensely talented dancer with many years of dance experience and we couldn’t be happier that she has now become a teacher in our family! Cathy will be available for private and semi-private lessons beginning Monday, September 3rd, on Sundays from 11:15am-3pm, Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays from 6-9:45pm, Thursdays from 9am-12:45pm, Fridays from 5:15-9:45pm, and Saturdays from 2-7:15pm. Please join us in a cheer of enthusiasm for Cathy as she begins this wonderful new adventure with us!
Reduced Price for July Passes!
Since the studio will be closed from July 20-27, the Unlimited Group Class Pass for July will be just $52 per person! We hope you’ll join us for all the classes you can make while we’re in town!
Thursday Classes THIS SATURDAY!
Hi guys! Don’t forget we are making up the Thursday 6/28 classes THIS SATURDAY 6/23: 5:45pm Beginner Foxtrot and 6:30pm Bronze 1 Salsa! Then stay for Drop-in class at 7:15pm (choice of Beginner Samba or Intermediate Mambo) and Social Dance 8-10:30pm! We’ll be drawing two great raffle prizes – don’t miss it!
Waltz Formation Starts Sep 8!
From Sep 8 through Oct 29, we’re going to rehearse every Monday from 7:30-9pm AND 3 Saturdays (Sep 8, Sep 22 & Oct 13) from 5:45-7:15pm (before the socials), then perform (hopefully) Oct 27 at PaperMoon, and Nov 3 at both Commonwealth and K&S! This is just 11 practices but hopefully with adding these 3 Saturdays we’ll progress faster (working 2x/week for those 3 weeks should give us a good boost!). We will have gorgeous costumes (ball gowns & tux vests) and the goal will be to have beautiful simplicity! The choreography will NOT be difficult – the focus will be on making simple movements CLEAN and BEAUTIFUL as a whole group, so that the finished product will be very polished and you’ll feel very confident about what you’re doing! Please post below if you’re interested in participating so I can get a feel for the group! Hope you’ll join! Shout out to those semi-newbies to PaperMoon who haven’t done a formation yet – this is a GREAT time to jump in!!! Hit me up if you have any questions or concerns! Hope you’ll come along for the ride!!!
Anniversary Thank You!
Ray & I just want to say a HUGE thank-you to everyone who came out to celebrate PaperMoon’s 15th Anniversary last night! It was amazing to see so much of the Family there! Loved seeing the awesome performers shine, and seeing the dance floor jam-packed! It was a glorious night and we loved spending it with all of you!
PaperMoon at K&S on June 2!
Join us for the K&S Social on Saturday, June 2 at the MacKenzie Center, 1337 Centre Street, Newton, MA! We’ll be teaching the Rumba lesson at 7pm, followed by social dancing 8-11pm, and fabulous performances by your fellow Moonies! $15pp includes coffee, tea, pastry and hot popcorn. Hope to see you there!
Upcoming Socials!
Hope to see everyone for the social on May 12 at 8pm! Choice of Beginner Tango or Intermediate Swing lesson t 7:15pm, then Pizzeria Uno’s after the dance! Then get ready for our 1950s Sock Hop social on May 26! And don’t forget our Royal Blue & Silver 15th Anniversary Party on June 9! Looking forward to lots of fun times ahead!
New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball!
Sunday, Dec 31, 8:30pm-12:30am! Costume contest, photo booth, decadent food, gold coin hunt and lots more fun is in store! Complimentary non-alcoholic toast at midnight, feel free to BYOB. $30pp, email to RSVP so we’ll know how many to expect! Hope you’ll be with us as we welcome 2018!
Studio Open For Classes Dec 31 & Social Dec 23!
There WILL be group classes on Sunday, Dec 31 at 3pm (Beg Salsa) and 3:45pm (Adv Br Swing). No Social Patterns that evening, and no classes/lessons Dec 24 or 25. Hope to see everyone for the social this Saturday, Dec 23! 7:15pm your choice of Beg Samba or Intermediate Mambo, 8-10:30pm social! Wear your holiday spirit on your sleeve!
The PaperMoon Christmas Tree is up!
There are a lot of empty branches – we hope you’ll help fill them! Please bring in one ornament that symbolizes your 2017 – if you can write your name and the year on it somewhere, even better! Hang it on the tree next time you’re here – we’ll save it and put it up again every year! Thanks for being part of the Moonie family!
8-Week Course in Meredith, NH!
Ray will be teaching at the Lakes Region Dance Center, 8 Maple St, Meredith, NH on Tuesdays from Jan 16 through March 6, 2018! 6pm Beginner Waltz/Rumba, 6:45pm Beginner Foxtrot/Cha Cha. $120pp for either one of these 8-week classes, $200pp for both 8-week classes. Singles and couples, all ages welcome! 16 people maximum, Jan 9 sign-up deadline. Call Ray at (603) 930-6521 to register!
New Group Class Format for November!
The November schedule has been posted! We are trying something new this month! For the following classes:
Sun 3pm * Sun 3:45pm * Wed 6:45pm * Wed 7:30pm * Thu 6:45pm * Thu 7:30pm
–we will be focusing on the SAME dance for the WHOLE MONTH. The “beginner” classes will cover the basic during the 1st week of the month, and will continue on from there for the following weeks, learning several more Bronze 1 variations! You’ll enjoy having a real sense of accomplishment and mastery of the dance by the end of the month! We’ll switch to new dances for each of the aforementioned classes in December. We welcome your feedback as we try out this new format. Can’t wait to see how much you learn and how great you feel about your dancing!
Bermuda Details!
Our group specialist with Norwegian Cruise Line is Josh Gonzales. Please contact him directly at (954)514-4374 or 877.416.9722 ext. 4374 Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 7:00pm EST, or email He checks his messages regularly and will get back to you promptly. Contacting Josh will ensure that your reservations are attached to our group promotion. Reference group #683968 (reservations made online or through a travel agent can NOT be included in the group).
Things to Know:
1. To make your reservation you will need a $50 deposit on or before 10/2 or after $125 deposit per person. The sooner you call the better the cabin availability and location will be for your room.
2. Final payment will be due by 4/21/2018.
3. After the reservation is set up future payments can be made online by creating an account at: This site is also useful for booking Shore Excursions, Diner Reservations, and completing the Online Check-In prior to sailing.
4. Families that require cabins for 3 or more guests are encouraged to make a deposit sooner than later. Cabins with these accommodations are very limited and are on a first come first served basis. Please call for a price quote on additional passengers.
5. Questions about Travel Documentation visit:
6. Travel Insurance is recommended but not required. For information about coverage visit:
Prices for rooms are based on double occupancy. If there is only 1 person in the room, you have to pay as if there were 2 people (minus the taxes for the 2nd person, which come to $193pp). The prices, based on the type of room, are as follows (including taxes and port fees):
• Inside: $1242pp. 3rd & 4th guests in this room are $649pp.
• Ocean View – Porthole Window: $1402pp. 3rd & 4th guests in this room are $210pp.
• Ocean View – Picture Window: $1442pp. 3rd & 4th guests in this room are $210pp.
• Balcony: $1842pp. 3rd & 4th guests in this room are $179pp.
• Mini-suite (larger room with larger balcony, King-sized bed (others are Queen), larger bathroom): $2142pp. 3rd & 4th guests in this room are $828pp.
These prices will hold for 60 days, and your deposit is fully refundable until 90 days before we sail (when the final payment will be due).
Ray & I chose the balcony room last time and we’re VERY glad we did. It was great to feel we weren’t trapped, and to enjoy the view right from our room, and also really nice to be able to feel what the weather was like before we left our room. I’d highly recommend it!
They will put all of our group with the same type of room near one another (i.e. whoever chooses a balcony will be near the other balcony folks, whoever chooses an inside room will be near the other inside room folks, etc.).
The Moonie group will also have our own meeting space with music where we can do some fun lessons, classes, private dancing, etc.!
Ultimate Beverage Package normally runs $93/day ($651 for the trip) per person; if you choose this, both people in your room have to choose this. The soda package is $7/day and, again, both people in your group must choose it. You EACH get 2 perks, so you could choose the Ultimate Beverage Package for both of you, then you each get a 2nd choice as well.
Our Group’s Promotion: Choose Two Perks Per Cabin:
 Ultimate Beverage Package (Guest 1 & 2)
 4 Night Specialty Dining Package (Guest 1 & 2)
 Pre-Paid Service Charges (Guest 1 & 2)
 250 Minute Wifi Package
 Cocktail Party
 $50 per port Shore Excursion Credit
 $75 On Board Credit
 $75 Fundraiser Credit
Let Josh know which 2 perks you’d like to choose when you call!
King’s Wharf
Located at the tip of Bermuda’s West End, King’s Wharf is home to exceptional shopping and pristine beaches. The beautifully restored Royal Navy Dockyards provide quaint boutique, a crafts market and fascinating maritime museum. Don’t miss the chance to try out one of the many water sports offered in and around this gorgeous harbor.
Swing Figures Series & Swing Formation!
Come and check out our SWING Figures Series: 4 weeks for just $60pp! Sundays, Oct 15-Nov 5, 8:15-9pm. You’ll learn some fun, flashy patterns that you can use at socials, and this series will help you get ready for (wink, wink) the…
SWING FORMATION! Mondays, 7:30-9pm, Nov 6-Feb 12. Just $50pp/month plus $200 costume fee. Must be able to commit to all 3 performances:
Feb 10 – evening at PaperMoon’s Valentine Social (Merrimack, NH)
Feb 17 – late morning at Eastern U.S. Dancesport Championships (Boston, MA)
Feb 17 – evening at NHABDA (New Hampshire Amateur Ballroom Dancers’ Association, Derry, NH)
Please RSVP below! Hope you will be a part of the Team!
Dec 16 - Help the Homeless!
Hello friends! Last January, a group of Moonies volunteered at FIT (Families in Transition), an organization that provides housing and services for individuals in need. We had a lot of fun spending the time together, and FIT told us that our contribution really made a difference. Let’s do it again! Mark your calendars for Saturday, Dec 16, 10am-1pm. FIT can accommodate about 15 volunteers at their OutFITters Thrift Store in Manchester. The group will be helping to sort and organize clothing and other donations and help to prepare items to be sold on the sales floor. 100% of the proceeds from OutFITters go directly back to funding the housing and services that Families in Transition provides to homeless individuals in need. Anyone want to join me? Email me at! I’m hoping I have 14 willing friends!
October Classes Start Sunday!
Sunday, October 1 begins a brand new month of group classes! Hope to see YOU for:
3pm Beginner Samba
3:45pm Advanced Bronze Rumba
6:45pm Bronze Rumba Social Patterns
7:30pm Silver Rumba Social Patterns
It’s going to be an awesome month:)!!!
Bermuda Cruise Update!
And the winner is… JULY 20-27! I hope that everyone will be able to make this week work!!! I will contact the Norwegian liaison tomorrow to get pricing for our group (so far, looks like there will be at least 26 of us – woohoo!!!). A few people have asked what individual rates would be, and I know some folks might be interested in finding a roommate. Please let me know if you have any questions so I can get answers for you ASAP! SO excited!!!!! 😀 😀 😀
Boot Camp on Hold!
Thank you to everyone who has participated in any of my Boot Camps! I am always impressed by your willingness to work really hard and stay focused for a double period, really challenging yourselves (with great results, which makes me SO pleased!!!). At the moment, it seems that PaperMoon needs a little break from the Boot Camps. This has happened before, not to worry, we’ll take a few months off and then try to re-enter the magical world of technique drilling! We’re going to shake the schedule up a bit in November, so hopefully that will bring in some new faces and make all the current faces even smilier😊. I am SO grateful to have you guys in the PaperMoon family and if you have any feedback for me, I really hope you’ll share it, so that I can make your studio what you want it to be!!! Cheers!!!
It’s time to welcome in the Scariest Time of the Year! There’s safety in numbers, so join your Moonie friends as we head to Nightmare New England on Friday, Oct 27 at 7pm! $42.50 per person will grant one-time admission to each of their five Haunted Attractions (The Haunted Hayride, Carnage, Brigham Manor, The Colony and Festival of Fear!). If we can get 20 people to go, we can get a group rate! Please RSVP to by Thu Sep 28, at which time I’ll be able to tell everyone what our rate will be (based on how many people RSVP); then please plan to get the funds for your ticket(s) to me by Thu Oct 5 so I can order them all on Fri Oct 6! Check out the details at! Get ready to scream!
Costume & Shoe Swap at Sep 23 Social!
Have some costumes & shoes hanging around that are still in good shape but you don’t think you’ll ever wear them? Label them with your name and a price and bring them to the social this Saturday, Sep 23! Bring some cash (or checks) with you too, in case you fall in love with something somebody else brings! We’ll keep the costumes & shoes on display for the whole social (8-10:30pm) and hopefully we’ll all go home with some fun new things! Don’t forget to LABEL all of your things! Let Maria know if you have any questions! Can’t wait to see what you bring!
SYTYCD Tickets Anyone?
Hello Moonies! Ray surprised me today with an amazing early birthday present: tickets to see the So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston on Fri Oct 13 at 7:30pm! I was SO excited! I’m obsessed with SYTYCD! Then I realized that it’s opening night of Aladdin, Jr., featuring Dara & Phaedra Brown. Needless to say we won’t be going to SYTYCD. Anyone want to purchase those tickets from Ray? They are BALC Row: D-Z; he paid $173.99. First to speak up and they’re yours! Email me at!
Social Patterns Classes Continue!
Last Sunday was a big hit! We’ll do 1 more week of FOXTROT, perfecting/adding to the patterns from last week! Sunday, September 24: Bronze Foxtrot Patterns at 6:45pm and Silver Foxtrot Patterns at 7:30pm. The cost is $15pp per class, or take both for $25! Did you miss the first week but want to jump in for the second week? 1 private lesson before Sunday will catch you up! Otherwise, see below to catch it the next time around!
Social Patterns: Rumba on Oct 1 & 8!
Does the thought of dancing at socials make you queasy? Do you hear a Rumba and think you’d rather fight through rush-hour traffic than try to think of enough patterns to fill up an entire song? We’ve got just the class for you! “Social Patterns” will give you fun, interesting, easy amalgamations that you can feel great about using right away! It’s a great way to get you moving and feeling the confidence you need to start incorporating other patterns on your own! Join Maria on Sundays, October 1 & 8! We’ll do a Bronze Rumba Amalgamation at 6:45pm (pre-requisite: Basic, Open Break Underarm Turn) and a Silver Rumba Amalgamation at 7:30pm (pre-requisite: Open Rumba Walks, Quick Underarm Turn and Loop). The cost is $30pp for this 2-week class if doing ONLY the Bronze class or ONLY the Silver class; or take the 2 weeks of BOTH classes for just $50pp! Please email to let me know if you plan to be there! Hope you’ll join us for this super fun class!
New Boot Camp Starts Sep 26!
Hi guys! The next round of Boot Camp will start up on Tuesday, Sep 26 and run through Oct 24, from 6:45-8:15pm. The cost is $125pp for the 5 weeks, and the dance is RUMBA!
Summer of 2018 Bermuda Cruise!
CRUISE PLANNING! Ray & I had SO much fun on our Bermuda cruise that we’d love to take you all with us next time! We know it would be amazing if there was a big group of Moonies who all went together, to enjoy lots of fun activities, scrumptious food and great dancing onboard, and then luxuriate on the beautiful beaches together, so we are hoping to do a PaperMoon 7-day cruise from Boston to Bermuda next summer! Anyone interested? We’re not looking for an absolute commitment at this time, just an idea of how many might be interested and any/all weeks that would work for you. Please email if you think you’d like to travel with us, and let us know which week(s) would work for you: July 6-13, July 20-27, and/or Aug 3-10, 2018. We’d love to share this awesome experience with you! We’d be happy to answer any questions you have about the trip, and you can see the details here: Can’t wait to share this awesome adventure with you!