Music, dance weekend enjoyed
Recently Whangamata was treated to some great entertainment at a combined Rock and Roll and Line Dance weekend.
On Saturday night the rockers had James Ray for their hop. There was a good crowd of local and visiting rock’n roll groups who shared the floor with line dancers who had come to Whangamata for the Sunday Social.
James Ray is a popular singer of a wide variety of music. His band kept the floor full of dancers.
On Sunday at the RSA the local line dancers had Maria Scott as disc jockey. Maria played popular line dance music and sang several songs, which added a special touch. Being a line dance teacher she also helped the dancers by calling the steps or demonstrating a dance that not everyone had learnt or which they had forgotten.
Colleen Wilson led her Whangamata Liners with dances learnt in her classes at the Whangamata Club. With more than 60 dances on the programme it is amazing how many dancers were on the floor.
As usual the raffles were very popular. The first prize was a huge container of goodies donated by New World Whangamata. The other prizes were donated by Whangamata line dance members.
The profit from this social was donated to the Whangamata Returned Service Association and a separate donation for the RSA women’s section in appreciation for their work in the kitchen.
There were more than 50 present, with participants from Tauranga, Waihi, Cambridge, Huntly, Te Aroha and Auckland plus other towns further away in addition to a many from Whangamata. We were delighted to have a visit from some of the Moana House residents. Several dancers went on to the Whangamata Club to hear Gerry Lee.
Colleen, Maria, James Ray and Jessie Evans.
Guests from Moana House with Rochelle who is a caregiver there.