Biertor

Gert-Jan & Susie

Welcome

 

Each year, starting with Easter Sunday evening, we have a square and round dance week. Easter 2017 will be the 49th year!
This dance week is held in Cham, Germany, about 1 hour North of Munich and close to the Czech border.

We start on Easter Sunday evening with a "Welcome Dance". (For those that arrive early, we will have a special, free "Trail-in Dance" on Saturday evening.)

The teaching week will start at 9:00 AM on Monday morning with three round dance workshops. Each morning, Monday - Friday. Each afternoon there will be square dance workshops. How does the program look for 2016? Here it is:

Square Dance WORKSHOPS with these world-renown callers

Paul Bristow
Jerry Jestin
  Tim Crawford
Jerry Jestin
Joe Kromer

Each afternoon there is a choice of three square dance classes

  • Plus
    The dancers in this class are expected to know the mainstream figures. The figures for Plus will be taught, workshopped and practiced, practiced, practiced.
  • A-1
    If you feel comfortable with Plus, and would like to learn more, each afternoon you may go to the A-1 class. Here you will be taught and of course get to practice A-1 figures.
  • A-2 The top of the Cham Square Dance Program is the A-2 class. Those that dance A-1 and would like to learn more are welcome to attend and workshop (and practice) the A-2 figures.
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Our three cuer/teaching couples for the week are:

Gert-Jan & Susie Rotscheid; organizer
Gert-Jan & Susie
Rotscheid

George & Pam
Hurd

   Bruce &
Kristine Nelson

And each morning there is a choice from three round dance classes

Phase III moving on to IV class
Dancers attending this class should be graduated round dancers and be comfortable dancing all the phase I & II figures including most of the phase III figures in the common rhythms such as: cha-cha, rumba, jive, waltz and foxtrot. The emphasis will be on learning phase IV figures and dances including up to phase IV+2.
Phase IV moving on to V class
The dancers for the phase IV/V class will be expected to have a good working knowledge of all figures in phases I-III, including most of the phase IV figures in the common rhythms such as: cha-cha, rumba, jive, waltz and foxtrot. The emphasis will be on learning phase V figures and dnaces. Dances will be included up to phase V+2.

Phase V moving on to VI class
Those in the "diehard" phase V-VI class will work hard learning figures and dances from phases V and VI. The dancers should be comfortable in dancing all the figures up to and including phase IV in all rhythms and be familiar most of the phase V figures in the common rhythms such as: cha-cha, rumba, jive, waltz and foxtrot. The emphasis will be on learning phase VI figures and dances.

Again this year we are pleased to have Janice Jestin for a lunch-time clogging class.
Don Casper

Don't forget the great afterparties every evening !!

Each evening after the dancing is done, we all get together for talking and afterparty skits. Don Casper, as well as being the staff assistant, always does a great job planning great afterparties for us to enjoy.


!! The language during the week will be English !!
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