Board 2008 - 2009
Board members are elected and are voluntary positions.
The term of the Board lasts one year, beginning July 1 through June 30
of the next year. Board Job Descriptions
Country Quicksteppers has a new web coordinator and content contributor. Shirley Sellers is currently working with
Belinda to get up-to-speed on coordinator duties and Joyce Shannon has agreed to be the content contributor. The
change-over is expected to be completed by the end of February. Both Joyce and Shirley thank Belinda for all the work
she's done the past four years in getting the website to where it is today and for her patience during the training
process. Belinda's expertise in web design will be greatly missed.
Mike Shannon and his Monday night class made a video of Mike's dance "Yankee Doodle Dandy" on President's Day.
Mike ends all the dances he deejays with this dance.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances of 2008
Based on the 21 playlists received out of 29 dances, these 46 dances were frequently played in 2008.
199 unique dances were called. Club Classics are in black. Oldies are in blue.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q4 2008
These are the 41 most played dances from 5 out of 8 Quicksteppers dances in Q4 2008.
112 unique dances were called. New dances are in green. Club Classics are in black. Oldies are in blue.
Dances making debuts in Q4 2008 include: Amame, Bubbly Smooth, Like A Dream, Rainy Night, The Way You Look,
Guantanamera, Cabo San Lucas, Tumbling Rush, Baby Believe, Never Ending Love, Body Cha, Murphy's Law, Spotlight
and Tango Cha.
As of 12/15/08, we've updated the DJ Guidelines, adding 13 dances to the Club Classics list:
dances getting played? [12/1/08 - 1/18/09]
Out of 31 votes received:
These are the 29 most played dances from 4 out of 7 Quicksteppers dances in Q3 2008. New dances are in green.
Club Classics are in black. Oldies are in blue.
Dances making debuts in Q3 2008 include: Amor de Hielo, Cheeky Cha, Did You Ever, Love Worth Waiting For,
1-2-3 Summertime, Duck Soup, Faith In Love, Head Phones, My New Life, My Sweet Summer Love, Solo No More,
Yes You Won't, She's Not Cryin', Looking Back and Speedy Mambo.
Using 15 out of 21 playlists collected, these 31 dances were frequently played in Q1-Q3 2008. 170 unique dances were
DJ Guidelines, adding 23 dances to the Club Classics list:
These are the 36 most played dances out of 7 playlists in Q2 2008, 107 unique dances were called. New dances
are in green. Club Classics are in black. Oldies are in blue.
In order of their debuts, new dances in Q2 2008 include: Oklahoma Wind, When I Cry, It Hurts, My Veronica, Peaches
& Cream, Pearly Shells, The Smell Of Your Sweet Perfume, My Mamacita, and Am I.
Oldies making comebacks in Q2 2008 include:
Boot Scootin' Boogie, Cruisin', No Way Jose, Rock Around The Clock and Uno Dos Tres.
Club Classics making comebacks in Q2 2008 include: Beer For My Horses, Bottle It Up, Caught In The Act, Chilly Cha
Cha and I Remember.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances of 2008, Q1-Q2 2008
Using 12 out of 14 playlists collected from the 1st half of 2008, these 34 dances were frequently played in 2008.
149 unique dances were called.
Out of 37 votes, these dances received the most votes:
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances in 2008, up to 4/5/2008
These are the 41 most played dances from 6 out of 8 playlists in 2008, up to 4/5/08. 119 unique dances were called.
New dances are in green. Club Classics are in black. Oldies are in blue.
New dances making debuts in 2008 include:
A Touch Of Love, Beauty And The Beat, Blue Kentucky, Cash Creek Cha Cha, Catch The Rain, Coastin', Crazy Foot
Mambo, Easter Parade, Electric Dreams, Feed The Fetish, Hello Again, Kings & Vagabonds, L'Appuntamento, Make A
Memory, More Than Life, Prison Break, So Glamorous, Sweet Escape and You're My Destiny.
Oldies and Club Classics making comebacks in 2008 include: Mama's Lil' Baby, Norma Jean, Razor Sharp,
Baby Likes To Rock It and Picnic Polka.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances of 2007
Out of 24 playlists received, these are the 55 most played dances of 2007. 203 unique dances were called.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q4 2007
These are the 32 most played dances from 6 out of 7 playlists in Q4 2007. 115 unique dances were called.
Out of 41 votes cast, 51% would like a teach every month, but 39% do not want a teach.
If you do want a line dance teach, what kind of dance(s) would you like to be taught? [10/1/2007]
Out of 27 votes cast, 52% prefer a teach of an old classic dance, such as Brown Eyed Girl.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q3 2007
These are the 34 most played dances in Q3 2007. 121 unique dances were called.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q1-Q3 2007
These are the 47 most played dances of Q1-Q3 2007. 176 unique dances were called.
standard deviation 3.2.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q2 2007
These are the Top 34 dances from 6 out of 7 Quicksteppers dances in Q2 '07. 102 unique dances were called,
so these dances also make up the Top Third.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q1-Q2 2007
Using 11 out of 14 playlists from the first half of 2007, these are the Top 20 dances most frequently called at
What pains or injuries have you had or still have?
Out of 66 votes cast, knee pain was the most common. Here are the four most reported problems.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q1 2007
These are the Top 22 dances from Quicksteppers dances in Q1 2007:
An outpouring of thanks to Betty Ma and her brother-in-law George Ma. George graciously brought the Fook Sing Lion
Dance Troupe, a talented team of 20 acrobatic dancers and musicians, to perform for Country Quicksteppers at the
Chinese New Year Dance on March 3, 2007. Not your average two-lion dance...we were blessed with FIVE lions in
total! A delightful, amusing extravaganza. One lion presented VP Sara Watson with a gift of a Chinese New Year
decoration, a pair of lucky red fish. Another lion lifted one leg over dancers to "relieve" itself. Upon being fed an orange
by Jocelyn Liu, one lion kowtowed to her over and over. For information about the Fook Sing Lion Dance Troupe,
contact George at 415-370-3195. Also, many thanks to the decorating team who offered their time, creativity,
decorations, organizational skills, food, and other resources: Shirley Tam, Angela Cheung, Jocelyn Liu, Peggy Hung,
Helen Barrera, Yuli Su, Belinda Cheng, Dolores Meeks, Sara Watson, and Betty Ma. Thanks also to Dorothy Bender
and Mike & Joyce Shannon for videotaping the lion dance performance.
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances of 2006
Out of 25 playlists, these are the Top 30 dances played in 2006:
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q4 2006
These are the Top 10 dances played in Q4 2006:
Out of 78 votes:
1. East To West (17 votes)
2. Siempre Cha Cha (15 votes)
3. All That I Am (11 votes)
53 dancers participated in this poll.
Average: 10 years
Median: 10 years
Mode: 9 years &12 years
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q3 2006
These are the Top 25 dances played at 8 Quicksteppers dances in Q3 2006:
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q1-Q3 2006
These 34 dances were called at more than half of the 21 dances of 2006:
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q2 2006
These are the Top 10 dances played at 7 Quicksteppers dances in Q2 2006:
1. Bosa Nova (7)
1. Mildred My Friend (7)
1. Silk & Satin (7)
1. Walk Back To Me (7)
1. Zydeco Lady (7)
6. Amazing (6)
6. Bocephus (6)
6. Holding A Dream (6)>
6. Hot Tamales (6)
6. Red Dress (6)
Thirteen other dances were each played at 5 out of 7 dances: All My X's Live in Texas, Cha Cha Lengua,
Come Tomorrow, Destination: Dancefloor, Doesn't Take Much, Heartbreaker, Irish Stew, Nothin' But Taillights,
Simplemente, Stampede, Storybook Endings, Sunset Stampede and Who Is Alice.
Country Quicksteppers' Top 25 Favorite Dances, Q1-Q2 2006
Based on 13 playlists from the first half of 2006, these are the Top 25 dances most frequently called at Quicksteppers:
1. Walk Back To Me (13)
3. Amazing (12)
3. Mildred My Friend (12)
3. Silk & Satin (12)
3. Zydeco Lady (12)
7. Cha Cha Lengua (11)
7. Nothin' But Taillights (11)
7. Simplemente (11)
7. Sunset Stampede (11)
11.Come Tomorrow (10)
11. Doesn't Take Much (10)
11. Irish Stew (10)
11. Suds In The Bucket (10)
15. Bocephus (9)
15. Cowboys Don't Cry (9)
15. Easy Chair (9)
15. Hot Tamales (9)
15. Teach Me To Dance (9)
20. Bicycle Waltz (8)
20. Dreams Of Martina (8)
20. Fly Like A Bird (8)
20. Heartbreaker (8)
20. Storybook Endings (8)
20. Tush Push (8)
Reviews of "The Off & On Dance", DJ Clint Qualls, 5/20/06
I just wanted to say thank you to Clint for a fun-filled evening at the Quicksteppers. You did a wonderful job....
Thank you for doing a great job for Quicksteppers. I think you made everyone's night. Great job, Clint! So glad
you will be doing the First Sunday in August. I have complete confidence in your ability to read a crowd. Way to go....
We line dancers from Cactus Corners and Country Hustlers and "the other side of the bay" who were able to attend the
Quicksteppers dance last Saturday night would like to say thank you for a wonderful dance. We did quite a few dances
that we knew, and the ones we didn't know we thoroughly enjoyed watching. We thank Clint for playing one of our
favorites, Go Greased Lightning, and only wish that our fellow club members and the other Quicksteppers that were on
the cruise would have been there to dance it with us -- the floor would surely have been full (and we all would have been
wearing our Pink Lady jackets). AND what a treat having two great DJ's (Evelyn and Clint) dancing side-by-side to this
50's dance! Clint is so outgoing and full of energy - it's nice to have a DJ that is able to move with such speed that he
can set the music, then run down to dance with us. We think his name should be "The Dancin' DJ Clint." You can catch
him guest teaching at Diana's first Sunday dance on June 4th in San Bruno! He will also DJ the first Sunday dance in
August, where you can watch him perform with the dancers....
Alice Marez, Debbie Kachalkin, Nancy Alga, Penny Harrison, Sallie Wisner, and Steve Wisner
Just wanted everyone to know that we all had a great time at the Country Quicksteppers Dance last Saturday night, May
20. Clint Qualls did a great job and kept us dancing. He'll be returning soon. Yippie! Quicksteppers is a great dance
venue, so for those of you who haven't been before, hopefully you won't miss out for too long. (Obviously, our dancing
friends from afar can't just pop in. But we did have a visitor from Germany who has been visiting here for a couple of
weeks.) There is always a good mix of dances, both older and new, easy to intermediate. Thanks Clint for being our D.J.
for the evening. Welcome back, ahead of time!....Evelyn Khinoo
Country Quicksteppers' Favorite Dances, Q1 2006
These 13 dances were played at the first six Quicksteppers dances in 2006:
Amazing, Bicycle Waltz, Bosa Nova, Cha Cha Lengua, Dreams of Martina, Easy Chair, Enjoy It, Mildred My Friend,
Nothin' But Taillights, Simplemente, Suds in the Bucket, Sunset Stampede and Walk Back To Me.
Eight dances were each played at 5 out of 6 dances: Come Tomorrow, Cowboys Don't Cry, Doesn't Take Much,
Irish Stew, Paralyzed, Silk & Satin, Teach Me To Dance and Zydeco Lady.
Country Quicksteppers' Top 15 Favorite Dances of 2005
Based on 13 playlists from the latter half of 2005, these were the Top 15 dances most frequently called at
1. Amazing (13)
1. Silk & Satin (13)
3. Dreams of Martina (11)
3. Fly Like A Bird (a.k.a. The Boz) (11)
5. All Day Long/Traveling Four Corners (10)
5. Cha Cha Lengua (10)
5. Home (10)
5. Paralyzed (10)
9. Black Horse (9)
9. Hey Bruce (9)
9. Red Bandana (9)
9. Some Beach (9)
9. Storybook Endings (9)
9. Sunset Stampede (9)
9. Zydeco Lady (9)
Seven dances tied at 8 playlists apiece:
Bicycle Waltz, Mildred My Friend, Nothin' But Taillights, Side By Side, Soluna, Suds in the Bucket, and Tush Push.
Belinda's Thank You list for Chinese New Year Dance on 1/21/05
Many, many thanks to our friends and friends of friends for making the Quicksteppers' first-ever Chinese New Year
Dance a festive, beautifully decorated occasion. We couldn't have done it without you! Members, thank you for wearing
your red, gold, new, or Chinese-style attire. And thanks to all of you who helped us take down the many decorations.
Jocelyn, thank you for being my collaborator. You mobilized people into action, made a special trip to get the
decorations from Yuli, took care in decorating the DJ area and the money tree, and generously donated the red
envelope door prizes.
Yuli, you shopped for many authentic Chinese New Year decorations in Taiwan, hand-carried them back with you on the
plane, and donated all of them to Quicksteppers! You even offered to decorate without my asking. Thank you for
climbing up ladders to hang our paper lanterns and dragons.
Angela, thank you for your endearing overflowing support for this dance. Though you so wanted to but couldn't help us
decorate, you more than made up for it by all the decorations you collected, including the two beautiful ornate red
lanterns that hung in the front and back of Legion.
Betty, you loaned us marvelous decorations! The jaw-dropping yellow lion costume, two masks, and the beautiful
red & gold velvet scroll. We put them all in the front! Thank you and your brother-in-law for sharing them with us.
Paul, you were so happy and excited to help us decorate. Many thanks for your enthusiastic shopping and donation
of so many decorations to Quicksteppers! I thought we had too many decorations, but I was wrong...I'm so glad you
went shopping without checking with me first. Finally, you helped us "reach great heights" by bringing your two ladders
and by simply being the tallest person on our decoration committee.
Peggy, though you were sick, you still met with me to get the pussywillow and orchid spray. The money tree was
exquisite! Thank you for donating your time and professional landscaping services to Quicksteppers.
Shirley, thank you for donating and sharing your decorations (we love Hello Kitty) and for joining our decoration team.
Sara, please forgive me for neglecting to mention your name during 50/50 announcements. You arrived early to help
decorate, brought sparkling apple cider to set the New Year's Eve mood, and brilliantly figured out how to mend all the
paper lanterns that I had crushed assembling! Thanks so much.
Dolores, thank you for bringing a chocolate sheet cake, red napkins, red plates, and red utensils to celebrate Frances
Lind's birthday, which was the very day of our Chinese New Year dance. Happy Birthday, Frances!
John & Elaine, thank you for bringing food to the hungry decoration committee and helping us take down decorations.
John Gallo, thank you for taking care that we had two ticket rolls of red and yellow for 50/50 and the door prizes.
Anni, thank you for supporting my idea of having a Chinese New Year theme dance and authorizing a decoration
budget, which I didn't even have to use up because of all the donations we received!
I hope I got everybody this time round. Thanks also to my friend Connie for providing me with the pussywillow and
orchids from her gardens and my client Leslie for lending me the lion that decorated the DJ table. Happy Chinese New
Year to all of you! Cheers, Belinda.
Belinda's Review of the Christmas Dance on 12/17/05:
Thanks to all of you who brought toys for Toys For Tots. Thanks to everybody who participated in the 50/50 raffle
and contributed to the collection jar, from which we raised $99 for Angels of Mercy , a charity geared toward improving
the quality of life of wounded and injured combatants from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.
Belinda's Review of the 'Back To School' Dance on 9/3/05:
DJ Neil Hale kept dancers happy and the floor filled by playing a mix of the latest and classic dances. We are happy to
announce that Neil has become a regular DJ for Quicksteppers. He displayed his enthusiasm by purchasing a record
length of 50/50 tickets and even gave Dolores' school-bound bear a few tickets to hold. Many thanks to you and our
marshals for making our raffle a huge success: $280 sold in tickets! In addition, proceeds from our 50/50 raffle and
book sale went toward the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. We raised $193.30 then our VP Sara Watson's workplace
matched the amount, making our total donation $386.60!
For me, the evening was one amusement after another. My first Board meeting. Jeanette using my unwieldy binder
of step sheets to teach herself 'Betcha Neva.' The delight in Anni's eyes when we hopped in 'Bad Reputation.' My s
low realization that Michael Barr was on the floor with us for 'Hey Bruce' which was later followed by the thrill of
dancing next to him during 'Last Days of Disco.' Yuli signaling me not to jump backwards too far during 'Shrek' as
Anni wondered why I was keeping my hands behind me. Forcing Denny to practice smiling for the camera... his best
Frances Lind's Review of the 'Back To School' Dance on 9/3/05:
DJ Neil Hale once again did a wonderful job of mixing new and old dances. He had a request list, and he was actually
surprised when there was a full floor for 'Las Pistolas.' Michael Barr briefly dropped by since he was in the area for the
South Bay Dance Fling Line Dance Extravaganza that was taking place this weekend in San Jose. He stayed long
enough to dance 'Last Days of Disco' and 'Black Dresses.'
Belinda's Review of the Golden Oldies Dance on 8/6/05:
What a great turnout for the Golden Oldies Dance! With a fun mix of new and classic dances, DJ Neil Hale skillfully kept
the music playing, the floor filled, and the couples dancing. Many thanks to you and our marshals for making our 50/50
a happy success...$180 in raffle tickets! We also had Celeste visiting us from Canada.
Our Final Survivor on 7/30/05
Congratulations to Glenda Castain, winner of this year's Survivor Dance! DJ Diana Ward played four crisis-themed
songs for us, in order: Hurricane, Titanic, Fireman, and Stampede. Titanic swept away the most dancers. Glenda, our
sole survivor, has been line dancing 11 years.
DJ Diana Ward's Review of the Survivor Dance on 7/30/05:
Survivor Dance included Hurricane, Titanic, Fireman, and Stampede, and then there was only one. Left standing, it was
our lovely Glenda from across the bay. She walked away with the makings of a survivor package.....smoked salmon and
a bottle of wine.....Way to go Glenda...for those of you who came to the dance just want to say a big thank you for your
support, hope you had as much fun as I did watching you.....The highlight was watching the couples dance to Bad
Reputation which filled the floor, I might add, the look of shock as the music went from two step to waltz was worth all the
Belinda's Review of the Beach/Luau Party on 6/4/05:
Though the group was small, we were mighty and we were floral. I think everyone dressed according to theme!
Especially Angela who looked like a Hawaiian princess. Wish we had a luau party more often. Thanks to everyone who
brought yummy snacks. Even those were festive, including pineapple, Maraschino cherries, and SPAM.
DJ Gary Clayton was lots of fun, amusing us and keeping us on our toes. We were suspicious when he called "Ghost
Train" and asked us to form a circle. First time through the dance we were horribly confused which way to face until
someone started calling out directions. Gary said we looked like an amoeba. Lastly, the last song he played for us was
"Cool Whip", but Gary read it as "Cool Wipe" off the request list.
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