The Boots ‘n’ Buckles Dance Club is a social line dance organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The general public is invited to come dance with us every Friday night (7:30pm to 10:30pm). Our normal dance venue is Centerville Community Center in Fremont, CA.
Optional: Please bring snacks to share. Dates in blue are Classics-Favorites Nights.
2016 Full Year Schedule as of 7/13/16
Centerville Community Center
3355 Country Dr. Fremont, CA
Cathy Dacumos will be our featured instructor on Friday, September 9 . She will start the evening off a little after 7:00 by teaching a dance. Cathy and her students will choose five favorite dances that are sure to be played during the evening.
A brief bio of Cathy and Claudio:
Cathy & Claudio are both retired from full-time careers. Cathy worked as a mail carrier for the U S Postal Service for 37 years, retiring in late 2007. Claudio worked as a meter reader for P G & E for 37 years, retiring in 2010. They met in 1994 through friends. About a year after meeting they began taking ballroom dance lessons, and continued ballroom dancing for about 10 years. In the Spring of 2005, some friends they’d met through ballroom dancing persuaded them to try line dancing. They began with beginner classes with Evelyn Khinoo. After about 6 months, some people they’d met in Evelyn’s class invited them to a Quicksteppers dance. They knew almost nothing, and spent most of the evening watching, but the people were so nice and welcoming, and after seeing how much fun everyone was having, they decided to move up to the intermediate class so they could join the fun. They started coming to Quicksteppers dances regularly in 2006. After Cathy retired at the end of 2007, she decided to take a few daytime classes, since Claudio was still working. She started taking classes in Redwood City and San Carlos with John Bowen. A few months later, John approached Cathy to say he was moving to Hawaii, and asked if she would like to take over the classes. Cathy had never given a thought to teaching line dancing, and her first reaction was to ask John “Do you think I could do it?” He believed she could, so after some very helpful advice and mentoring from John, Cathy began teaching Monday mornings in Redwood City and Thursday afternoons in San Carlos in June of 2008. When Claudio retired in the summer of 2010, he became her helper….driver, equipment manager, “back row” assistant, etc. Soon after that Cathy was asked to cover Evelyn’s Thursday evening classes for a few months, and eventually Evelyn turned over those classes to Cathy permanently. What a surreal feeling to be teaching the class they started in as beginners only a few years earlier! Cathy & Claudio love teaching line dancing, attending local dances, and socializing and traveling with all the great people they’ve met through this wonderful community of dancers.
As usual, students of our featured instructors are admitted at the discount price of $8, and those attending a club dance for the first time are given a free pass good for a future dance.
Our new dance theme, "Classics & Favorites Night", will be twice a month now: 2nd and 4th Fridays!. Although we play Classic dances every week, on Classics & Favorites Night we guarantee that a Classic dance will be played at least every-other dance. So, come out and see for yourself. We think you'll be pleasantly surprised to see how many of your favorite dances will be played! Make sure you sign on the play list for *your* favorite classic dance.
Boots ‘n’ Buckles Dance Club President
As most club members already know, during your birthday month you get one free pass to come to a dance. But now you will also receive a free "Name Your Dance Card" to be used at any dance and at any time. Remember your free dance "Birthday Pass" is only good during the month of your birthday, but the "Name Your Dance Card" can be used anytime.
Boots ‘n’ Buckles Dance Club President
The San Francisco Bay Area has many excellent choreographers. Here is a sampling of their latest dances: