Dances with Owls Registration and Volunteers

Registration for Dances with Owls is now open!

As a reminder DWO is on Saturday October 31st. The welcome dance will be on Friday October 30th.

Go to for all the information and to register.

Also we need a lot of volunteers to help make Dances with Owls a success
Below is a list of jobs we need volunteers for:

Collect money for registration at the Welcome dance
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
9:00 – 10:00 pm

Collect money and pass out/collect competitor numbers
9:30 – 11:30
11:30 – 1:30
1:30 – 3:30
3:30 – 6:00

Collect score sheets from judges after each heat and takes them to the Scrutineer
10:00 – 12:30
1:30 – 3:30
3:30 – 5:30

Press play when Pat says ‘music please’
9:30 – 12:30
1:30 – 5:30

Tally judges scores using a computer program (with Drew’s help)
10:00 – 12:30
1:30 – 5:30

Control projected schedules of current and upcoming events
10:00 – 12:30
1:30 – 5:30

email Emilia at if you are interested in volunteering for any of these jobs.

Swing Classes in October

Just wanted to inform you that for October we have CHANGED the Swing
Schedule on Thursdays evenings. We will be having the following two
classes in the Miner Lounge:

  • 7:00-8:15 Beginner Class with Hank and Natalie
  • 8:15-9:00 Free dance
  • 9:00-10:00 Swing Sampler Class with Richard and Chloe

This month we are bringing in Richard Lyders and Chloe Delepine to
teach California, an awesome Lindy Hop routine that is often performed
in Melody Club on Sunday nights. For those of you who have never seen
Richard and Chloe, they are two sensational dancers with a unique
style that will make you smile…seriously, I can’t help but be happy
when I watch these guys dance. Note that there are FIVE Thursdays in
September so you know that by the end of the month they will have
taught you some seriously cool stuff. Our Swing Sampler classes are
completely independent so even if you did not come last month, feel
free to take the class this month.

The beginner class will be wrapping up six-count Jitterbug in these
first two weeks and them move onto Lindy Hop, which is an 8-count
dance that you will usually see in the Houston Swing scene. This class
should tie in very nicely with our Swing Sampler class to give you the
complete Swing repertoire.

We were a little shorthanded on GUYS last month so if you know any men
who like/know/are interested in Swing dancing, make sure to bring them