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President's Message November 2016

David McNish

Greetings fellow dancers!

When we last chatted I said Fall was on the way. OK, so I was only half correct. This is a strange one. The leaves are turning, though later than usual, and those pesky high temperatures just won't let go and move on! The weatherman promises the cooler temps are just around the corner. At least we gain an extra hour when we set our clocks back this weekend.

Hope you didn't miss our Oktoberfest Dance in October. We had a blast! A very big thank you to Johnny Tang for the group lesson in… wait for it… POLKA!! And of course, Dr Phil for finding some great polka music to dance to. Check our Facebook page or the Rocky Top web site for pictures. Several members wore dirndls and bundhosen. Looking forward to this next year.

Our next dance will be the Harvest Moon Dance and will be held November 13th at the Flynn Center. The group lesson will be in waltz. This is a great time - falling between Halloween and Thanksgiving - so I hope you will come out and enjoy this dance before the colder temperatures set in.

Team Rocky Top was well represented at the Carolina Fall Classic in Charlotte, North Carolina this past October. From what I observed during the Saturday heats, our members did an outstanding job and took home numerous awards in all dance types and age categories. Check our FB page for pictures. Congratulations to all who competed and thanks to all the spectators who travelled to Charolette to support the dancers.

The USA Dance National elections are underway - running Nov. 4th through midnight Nov. 14th. For more information on the candidates go to This is your organization, please vote!

Chapter 2102 - Rocky Top TN - is here to promote ballroom dancing. This is your chapter. Help us make it one of the best chapters in the USA. Invite your friends. Have a good time. Dance!

See you on the dance floor!,