Summerdance history

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Som omtalt blev kimen til rækken af sommerdanse lagt under en nytårsfest i Pløn i 2006/2007. Vi var ikke rigtig klar over hvad vi fik sat igang og der skulle en hel del hurtige beslutninger og økonomiske dispositioner til før vi var klar til at afholde vores første Summerdance i Stoholm i uge 29/2007. Dette arrangement var kun muligt med den store hjælp fra mennesker der senere skulle blive kendt som Penguins Denmark.Callerne var Ross Howell og Johnny Preston der gjorde et fantastisk arbejde med at calle C2 og C3A for de 41 deltagere. Vi fik mange positive tilbagemeldinger og således opmuntrede gik vi straks igang med at arrangere Summerdance 2008 - ligeledes med Ross og Johnny som callere men denne gang var det den officielt oprettede klub Penguins der stod bag arrangementet. Igen var det et super arrangement med 49 deltagere.

I 2009 besluttede vi at tilføje nye C1 dansere til arrangementet og hyrede Ross, Ian McConnell og Tony Collingwood der igen gjorde et fantastisk arbejde. Vi konstaterede at vi havde set rigtigt i at udvide dansen vi havde ikke mindre end 4 squares nye C1 dansere og det bragte antallet af dansere op på 81.

I 2010 fik vi en fantastisk mulighed for at flytte dansen til Tranum Strand hvor den hører til idag. Tranum Strand har en lang historie med squaredance og vi følte alle at det var som at komme hjem igen. Vi udvidede med en A1/A2 uge der gik over al forventning med 64 deltagere. I C-ugen deltog 101 så ialt 165 dansere nød godt af calling fra Ross Howell, Don Moger og Bronc Wise.

I 2011 havde vi 5 års jubilæum der blev fejret med en red- polo aften hvor alle incl. Callerene mødte op i en udleveret rød poloshirt med Penguins logo - en fantastisk aften som vi stadigvæk mindes når vi ser dansere og callere der bruger den rundt omkring til danse. Se billeder ved at klikke på dette link. Dette år havde vi også C3B på programmet og callerne var Ross Howell, Vic Ceder og Saundra Bryant.Det totale deltagerantal var 193

2012 blev året hvor vi igen havde C1 for nye dansere på programmet og det betød at vi løb tør for A dansere og besluttede derfor at Tranum 2013 bliver en ren C- event. Der var dette år 202 dansere der nød godt af calling fra Ross Howell, Ian McConnell, Barry Clasper, Bjørn Andersson and Johnny Preston.

I 2013 havde vi i første event normal C1 samt C2 for relativt nye dansere. Dette var et super arrangement med Saundra Bryant og Anne Ueberlacker som Callere. Vi prøvede af pladshensyn at danse i et telt, men dette var ikke optimalt da larmen fra vinden og varmen fra solen var for distraherende. Vi fandt dog med hjælp fra personalet en fin alternativ løsning indendørs. 2. Event var C2, C3A og C3B og callerne Ross Howell, Saundra Bryant og Anne Ueberlacker gjorde et godt stykke arbejde med at banke special calls og koncepter fra underlige positioner ind i hovederne af dansere. Dette var året hvor vi alle 165 deltagere rytmisk dansede til Blurred Lines som Sandie introducerede.

I 2014 dansede vi med stor glæde til Ross Howell, Vic Ceder og Ben Rubright. En af de helt store highlights var C3A undervisning og Improver, hvor de "stakkels" dansere blev guided igennem utallige calls og koncepter og endte med at danse fuld C3A med stor success. Vi var ca 210 dansere (lidt svæt at regne ud da der kom en del før tiden;-) Dette var også året hvor Ross fik en ny ven (Walter) der altid har en passende kommentar.

I 2015 havde vi Ross Howell, Thomas Bernhed og Todd Fellegy som callere som alle arbejdede hårdt men samtidigt nød de atmosfæren i Tranum. Programmet var denne gang med C2 teach/Improver samt C1, C2, C3A og C3B. Det blev den største event vi nogensinde har lavet med omkring 220 dansere fra rigtig mange nationer. Især var der en del fra USA og Canada. Ian var den oprindelige caller men da han desværre blev syg var der kun kort tid til at finde en passende erstatning. Heldigvis kunne Thomas Bernhed træde til og han gjorde et fantastisk godt arbejde - alle nød hans tekniske calling med fantastiske get-outs.

2016 bød på C1, C2 og C3B i første event og C2, C3A og C3B i anden. Vi havde oprindelig planlagt C4 i anden event men der var desværre ikke nok tilmeldte. Vores Callere var Ross Howell, Saundra Bryant og Darryl Lipscomb og det blev en fantastisk event med super dans og sædvanlig hygge. Der var omkring 200 dansere der nød godt af det gode vejr, vidunderlige omgivelser og det dejlige personale. Desværre døde chefen for stedet - Carsten Østergaard efter længere tids sygdom om søndagen - vi kommer til at savne dig Carsten!

2017 vil vi nyde samme program med Ross Howell, Vic Ceder og Barry Clasper 

 

 Forkortet liste nedenfor med links til flyers/shortlist below with links to flyers

English

2007 - Stoholm with Ross Howell and Johnny Preston - C2 and C3A

2008 - Stoholm with Ross Howell and Johnny Preston - C2 and C3A

2009 - Stoholm with Ross Howell, Ian McConnell and Tony Collingwood - A1 and A2 - C1, C2 and C3A  

2010 - Tranum with Ross Howell, Don Moger and Bronc Wise - C1, C2, C3A and C3B

2011 - Tranum with Ross Howell, Vic Ceder and Saundra Bryant - A1 and A2 - C1, C2, C3A and C3B

2012 - Tranum with Ross Howell, Ian McConnell, Barry Clasper, Bjørn Andersson and Johnny Preston - A1 and A2 - C1, C2, C3A and C3B

2013 - Tranum with Ross Howell, Saundra Bryant and Anne Ueberlacker - C1 - C2new - C2, C3a and C3B

2014 - Tranum with Ross Howell, Vic Ceder and Ben Rubright - C1 and C2  and C2 - C3A Teach/Imp - C3A and C3B

2015 - Tranum with Ross Howell, Thomas Bernhed and Todd Fellegy - C1 and C2 - C2 Teach/Imp - C3A and C3B

2016 - Tranum with Ross Howell, Darryl Lipscomb and Saundra Bryant - C1 C2 and C3B - C2, C3A and C3B

2017 - Tranum with Ross Howell, Vic Ceder and Barry Clasper - C1 C2 and C3B - C2, C3A and C3B

 

Penguins Denmark -history in english. As mentioned the early start of the row of summerdances happened during a new year party in Ploen in 2006/2007. We did not realize what we had started and suddently had to make a lot of quick decisions and meet some financial challenges before we were ready with our first Summerdance in Stoholm week 29/2007. An achievement only possible because of the help from people who later should be known as Penguins Denmark. The callers were Ross Howell and Johnny Preston who did a fantastic job calling C2 and C3A for the 41 participants. We had a lot of positive feed back and immediately started the planning for Summerdance 2008 - again with Ross Howell and Johnny Preston as Callers, but this time with the official club Penguins as the arranging body. Again it was a fantastic event with 49 participants.

In 2009 we decided to add C1 for new dancers to the programme and Ross Howell, Ian McConnell and Tony Collingwood did a fantastic job. We concluded that the decision was correct as more than 4 squares of new C1 dancers enjoyed the event and this brought the total participants to 81

In 2010 we got a fantastic opportunity to move the dance to Tranum Strand where it belongs today. Tranum Strand has a long history with squaredance and we all had the feeling of coming home again. We extended the dance with an A1/A2 event which more than fullfilled the expectations with 64 participants. Together with the C-event' 101 in total 165 dancers enjoyed the calling by Ross Howell, Don Moger and Bronc Wise .

In 2011 we celebrated our 5 year anniversary with a red-poloshirt evening, where everyone, including the callers showed up in a red poloshirt with Penguins logo - a fantastic evening we still remember when we meet dancers and callers wearing it around the world. See pictures by clicking here This year we had C3B on the programm for the first time and the callers were Ross Howell, Vic Ceder and Saundra Bryant. The total number of participants were 193.

2012 was the year where we again had C1 for new dancers on the programme which resulted in a lack of A dancers and we therefore decided that Tranum should continue with only Challenge on the programme. In 2012 we had 202 participants enjoying the calling from Ross Howell, Ian McConnell, Barry Clasper, Bjørn Andersson and Johnny Preston.

In 2013 we had in the first event normal C1 and C2 for relatively new dancers. It was a super event with Saundra Bryant and Anne Ueberlacker as Callers. Due to dance space we tried to dance in a big tent which was not an optimal solution as the noise from the wind and the heat from the sun was too distracting. Assisted by the staff we managed to find a fine alternative indoor solution.  In the 2. Event we danced C2, C3A and C3B to the Callers Ross Howell, Saundra Bryant and Anne Ueberlacker who all did a great job in pounding special calls and concepts from weird positions into the heads of the dancers. 2013 was the year where 165 dancers danced to the great rythms of Blurred Lines introduced by Sandie.

I 2014 we dances with great fun to Ross Howell, Vic Ceder and Ben Rubright. One of the great highlights were the C3A Teach and Improver, where the "poor" dancers were guided through numerous calls and concepts, and ended up dancing full C3A with grea success. We were approx. 210 dancers (a bit difficult to count as a lot showed up before the start. Ross got a friend (Walter) who always had a suitable comment;-)  

I 2015 we had Ross Howell, Thomas Bernhed and Todd Fellegy as callers, and they all worked hard, but also enjoyed the wonderful atmosphere in Tranum. The programme was this time C2 teach/Improver and C1, C2, C3A and C3B. It became the biggest we have arranged with approx. 220 dancers from many different nations. Especially US and Canada was represented with a lot of dancers. Ian was the original caller but unfortunately he became ill short before the ecent and we had only short time to find a suitable replacement. Fortunately Thomas Bernhed agreed to call and he did a fantastic job - all dancers enjoyed his technical calling with surpricing get-outs.

2016 had C1, C2 og C3B in first event and C2, C3A og C3B in second. Originally we had planned C4 but unfortunately there were not enough dancers registered and we therefore replaced the C4 with extra C2 and that filled up the place - approx. 200 dancers enjoyed fantastic dancing, nice weather and the wonderful staff. Unfortunately the manager - Carsten Østergaard died on the Sunday - we will always miss you Carsten!

 

2017 we will enjoy the same program with Ross Howell, Vic Ceder og Barry Clasper