A welcome return to dance occasions
For much of this past year, the dance calendar has been one long list of cancellations.
Johnsonville Club’s own Annual Dance, in combination with Capital City Club, was first postponed, then cancelled, and there were many more. But Saturday 3 October saw our first dance occasion since the shutdown, with the Tawa Club Annual Dance, and a splendid night it was too.
The numbers present were about right for the hall, filling it without becoming crowded. We must thank MC and Club Tutor Catherine McCutcheon for a programme that had a few challenges, but nothing preposterous, and for some excellent briefing.
She was admirably backed by the musical trio of Aileen Logie, Hilary Ferral and Jason Morris, and we were set for a good night’s dancing.
Which we had.
I might note that, had there been enough people to do true justice to the vast supper provided, the hall would have been too packed for dancing. But there was enough for all, including for people with dietary restrictions, and I am sure the leftovers found good homes later.
Johnsonville Club was well represented, and pay no attention to the murmuring about some people belonging to both Johnsonville and Tawa. They are our members.
Because of a dodgy ankle, my wife Aline can do very little dancing these days. So instead, she took videos of the dancing. See us all enjoying the dance.
Thanks also to Pat Reesby who took these videos.
8 October 2020
Photos: John Patterson