Kahle will host full-moon dance
Douglas County Parks and Recreation will sponsor its Full Moon Ballroom Dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade. The dance is for people of all ages and offers an opportunity to dance to the music of a live band on a large dance floor.
Everyone is encouraged to come out and see longtime friends as well as make new ones and enjoy dancing to the big band sound of the Tahoe Dance Band. It is not necessary to come with a partner. The 17-piece band, the only one at Lake Tahoe, plays all kinds of music for dancing and listening pleasure. From fox trots to waltzes and tangos to swing and polkas, the band members put their years of experience to work as they play great dance music.
Several businesses in the community have donated fantastic prizes that will be given away throughout the evening. Every guest will receive a complimentary day pass to Kahle Community Center, which includes use of the gymnasium and fitness center. The cost of $8 per person includes appetizers, wine and desserts.
The Tahoe Dance Band originated in Al and Ruth Smith’s garage in the Al Tahoe area of South Lake Tahoe 10 years ago. Starting with five or six musicians it has grown to 17 for most performances. Four original members who were a great help to Smith in organizing and getting it going are Gil Linsley, Jim Grubb, Bob Setterfield and Curt Fremont.
Al Smith started with a big band library collected from bands in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the valley and from the state of Washington.
Ken Wilson, musical director, plays piano and writes some fine arrangements of old standards. He also writes originals of his own.
The Tahoe Dance Band has quite a following – from Reno, Incline Village and Virginia City to South Lake Tahoe. Come and socialize while enjoying the sounds of this talented band.
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