Robson Ranch Social Dance Classes presented “Young at Heart Band, Dancing on a Sunday Afternoon”, for our listening enjoyment and dancing pleasure on Sunday, March 24, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a second appearance.
This “big band” sound packed the house expecting an exceptional performance and the audience was not disappointed. Young at Heart opened with a popular swing tune, St. Louis Blues, with the momentum of a runaway train. Couples danced, hips swayed and toes were tapping just like they remembered in the “good ole’ days”.
Comments of “sensational, marvelous and when can we get them back?” were heard throughout the evening.
Dancers were pleased with the wide variety of Young at Heart’s dance music (waltz, foxtrot, jitterbug, 3-step, rumba, cha cha, slow dance, swing, etc.)
Nancy Toppan, along with line dance captain, Bill Wright and leaders Catherine and Ken Bass, Viv Wright, Kathy Perry and Judi Fiedelman fired up line dancers throughout the evening and during the break.
Young at Heart is a 14-piece band with a rhythm section, trumpets, ‘bones and saxes. This popular band has been performing for dances and events in the Denton area for over 20 years. It is made of musicians (including several Robson Ranch residents) that are dedicated to playing a wide variety of old favorites from the 1940s through the 1980s. St. Louis Blues, Edelweiss, Rock Around the Clock, Release Me, Tennessee Waltz and Georgia On My Mind, were some of the selections heard.
Special guest was talented baritone sax player, Spike Evans, a Robson Ranch resident.
Jeff and Casey Miller, Mike and Claudia Welton and The RR Social Dance Classes, Nancy Toppan and Henry Evans were all instrumental in promoting this sentimental journey.
Table decorations were created by Diane Eoff and our greeter was the one and only Geraldine.
Lynn Pierce was the lucky winner of a month’s free dance classes donated by the Robson Ranch Social Dance Classes. When her name was called, she said, “Oh boy, I get to dance with Henry”.
These musicians, with a great array of talent, play because they love music and will be back Sunday, November 3 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Line dancers love our venue, especially since line dancing will be offered both throughout the dance and during the break.
A cash bar will be provided.
A drawing for a free month of Social Dance Classes for two, an $80 value, will be given to the winning ticket.
Mark your calendars to come spend a Sunday afternoon in November reminiscing to nostalgic music. Bring a dance partner or bring a friend, but don’t miss this fun filled afternoon concert and dance.