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First dance of 2023 was a blast!

We had a fantastic time at our first dance of 2023 this past Saturday. The room was packed, with about 60 people, and it was great to see some we hadn’t seen for a while. I hadn’t seen my friends Jim and Cindy on a dance floor for a long time. And we had many … Read More

Welcome Back

The past year and a half might feel like being underground for 17 years, but finally we are going to get back to dancing. Let’s hope we can remember some of the steps. We will hold our first dance since March 2020 on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Some things remain the same. Others will be … Read More

Country by the Bay Nov. 14

Country by the Bay at the American Legion Post in Chesapeake Beach, MD was all set to have another dance on November 14, but they had to cancel because of the recent surge in COVID cases and new restrictions. For more details go to Linda Bloyer’s blog.

Country by the Bay Oct. 10

Country by the Bay at the American Legion Post in Chesapeake Beach, MD is coming back! The next dance will be Saturday, October 10 . The format will be pretty much the same as before, but the number of people will be limited. The Legion will screen you for COVID and take your temperature at the … Read More

Some day…

A recent article in the Washington Post called “Some day, we’ll hit the dance floor again. And it will be glorious.” summed up the current state of social dancing. The takeaway: We will dance again, just not yet. Here are a few excerpts. Of all the once-harmless human behaviors that are now potentially deadly, social … Read More

Come Together

We miss seeing everyone at our Saturday dances. Under normal circumstances, we would have installed a new board of directors tonight at our June 6th dance. However, due to the pandemic, we never held an election for a new board, which usually occurs in May. Current board members have an informal agreement to continue in … Read More

In Memoriam: Skip Hayes

Warren “Skip” Douglas Hayes, Jr passed away February 6, 2020. Skip was one of the founders of NVCWDA, and he helped organize the first meeting held to form the Association by setting up a location at the Elks Lodge. He danced on NVCWDA’s original team, The Country Steppers, which was first known as the NVCWDA … Read More

Recap of the Line Dance Workshop at the Reston YMCA

by Kerie Hitt Bruce Wright and I are members of the Reston YMCA and go to group exercise classes there. Last winter, the Y expressed interest in a beginner line dance workshop for their members. We thought this would be a great way to promote NVCWDA and country-western dancing to a new and diverse group … Read More

Missing connections

NVCWDA prides itself on being a group that promotes “social dancing.” Right now we certainly are missing the connections that our dances provide as we strive for “social distancing,” exactly the opposite from what we desire. The website The Dancing Grapevine has a good article called Dance in the Time of Corona. Although the pandemic … Read More

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