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Oct 13 Dance Camp (for adults)!Join Ray & Maria Huard on
Saturday, October 13
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: ___________________________
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.actorsingers.org. “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 email@example.com! 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!
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
www.papermoondance.com * firstname.lastname@example.org
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, www.papermoondance.com
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 email@example.com 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 Jogonzalez@ncl.com. 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: https://www.ncl.com/register. 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: http://www.ncl.com/about/required-travel-documentation
6. Travel Insurance is recommended but not required. For information about coverage visit: http://www.ncl.com/freestyle-cruise/booksafe.
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
$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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org! 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:)!!!