SLOW DANCE AND ROMANCE!
2007 Important Moments
Mike Shannon and Gina Garza
Carl Hruska and Angie Darling
Victor Marquez and Christine Sandel
Donald Taylor and Jean Williams
David Hathaway and Jamie Fitzgerald
Barry Newmark and Renee Fuller
Ruben Larez and Claudia Ochoa
Mark Sheppard and Marlies Whitmoyer
Bryan Spivey and Lisa Palmer
Lewis Wagner and Rita Davis
Keith Baker and Betty Missler
02. Jason Kapplinger
and Tammy Kidwiler
Mulcahy and Deanna Mulcahy
11. Gus Donnell and Fran Zandstra
10. Jack Benard and Jackie Chang
09. Jack Myers and Jo Wilson
08. Carmen Vito and Nerina Faccini
07. Manny Angulo and Michelle Crossley
06. Jeff Anderson and Lisa Ramey
05. Glenn Hebert and Marissa Gorzynski
04. Tom Huddleston and Bette Polishak
03. Jim McMahon and Lawren Kelly
Valentines Day, February 2007
02. Mack Warren and Amy
02. James Requinez and Melissa Wilkes
01. Jimmy Hendricks and
Jackie Chang and Jack Benard
Gus Donnell and
Carmen Vito and
Jimmy Hendricks and Debbie
Tom Huddleston and
Jim McMahon and Lawren Kelly
Mack Warren and Amy Giles
Joanne Wilson and
Jeff Anderson and
Glenn Hebert and Marissa Gorzynski
Manny Angulo and Michelle Crossley
Wedding Pictures and Stories
2007 - Carl Hruska and Angie
I have known
Carl Hruska since the earliest days
of the studio. Carl was a big
part of the SSQQ
back in the early Eighties.
Here is a picture of Carl dancing
the Cotton Eyed Joe back in 1981.
Carl's marriage to Angie is his
first marriage. That means
that Carl has somehow managed to
dodge Cupid's arrow at SSQQ for over
That's quite an accomplishment at a
dangerous place like SSQQ. But
you can only hold out so long.
Angie is quite a gal. I have
danced and talked with her many
times and have discovered a keen
mind to go with a clever wit.
I think Angie's best line was, "You
can tell I really love Carl when I
am willing to give up a great name
like 'Darling' to become Mrs. Hruska!"
Donald Taylor and
started out at the studio as a very
attractive young lady back in 2002.
Over the years she has taken Salsa,
Whip, and Western classes. She
has also been an assistant in
Jean met Donald Taylor a couple
years ago. I don't know if she met
Donald here, but there is an
excellent chance she did because
Donald was enrolled in a dozen
classes during 2006.
Their courtship included the 2006
Rhapsody Cruise. It was on
this trip that I realized this
pretty girl had grown into a
Jean was so lovely in every 2006
Cruise picture! That's
when it became apparent that she was
in love. What else could
account for that kind of bloom?
Jean and Donald got married in
September 2007 a week before joining
us for the 2007 Conquest Cruise.
I am very happy for Jean and Donald.
2007 - Barry Newmark and Renee Fuller
Barry Newmark started taking classes at SSQQ back
Over the years he has become quite adept at both Western dancing as
well as Swing dancing.
Along the way, Barry talked his vivacious sister Rhonda Johnson, aka
Ms. Spinalot, into taking classes as well.
Back in 2006, Barry became the Wednesday night 'SSQQ Hall Monitor'.
Whenever there was a class that needed an extra guy in Room 2 or
Room 6, Barry would help fill in when time permitted.
That's how he met the lovely Renee Fuller. Back in the spring
of 2007, Renee began taking classes at the studio.
Barry and Renee hit it off quickly - they were married four months
later in August 2007.
A whirlwind SSQQ Romance!
David Hathaway and
Jamie did not meet at SSQQ, but they
definitely spent many hours on the
dance floor here over the past year.
Dave and Jamie were fairly new to
the studio when they came to their
first Halloween Party in October
Since that time, the two of them
combined to take 16 classes over the
following year, an average of nearly
one and a half classes a month.
Once you take more than 10 classes,
you become an automatic SSQQ couple.
These guys are way over the limit!
In addition to their 2006 Halloween
Picture, the other two pictures are
from their trip on the SSQQ 2007
Conquest Cruise Trip. I am not
sure if it was their honeymoon, but
I can promise you you they had a
great time 'cause I watched them!
2006 - Ruben Larez and Claudia
From: Ruben Larez
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007
To: Rick Archer
Subject: Wedding Picture
sent Claudia an email asking us if
we could send you a picture and a
quick description of our story and
how we met at SSQQ and are married
now because of it.
We met for the first time in January
2005 in Intermediate Salsa.
We continued taking advanced Salsa
classes and became good friends.
We started dating in June
The former Ms. Claudia
Ochoa and I
were married on June 20, 2006 in Rio
Grande, Puerto Rico.
Ruben and Claudia Larez
Note: You may have noticed that
Ruben and Claudia were actually
married in 2006, but I didn't find
out until a year later. It was
just easier to put their story here.
Please forgive the confusion.
2007 - Bryan Spivey and Lisa
April 28, 2007, Bryan Spivey and
Lisa Palmer were married in a lovely
late morning ceremony at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church in Galveston,
Afterwards Bryan and Lisa threw a
wonderful reception at the Hotel
Galvez just a few blocks down the
street from the Sacred Heart Church.
Bryan and Lisa are major celebrities
in Houston dance circles as well the
State of Texas. Their
dance credentials are a mile long.
Bryan and Lisa were the 2004 Texas
State Whip Champions. They
were the 2005 Pro-Am winners of the
Southwest Regional. And that's
just for starters.
In addition, Bryan and Lisa have
been a big part of SSQQ for many
years. Currently Bryan and Lisa are
the much-appreciated instructors of
the SSQQ Martian Whip dance class on
They began dating
in 2003. It was obvious from
the start that they took their
relationship very seriously.
After dating for two years, Bryan
and Lisa announced their engagement
in August of 2005.
And now two years later, this was
the big day. The time had come
complete their commitment to each
As you might guess, I have known
both Bryan and Lisa for many years.
Over these years, I have grown
close to both of them.
Therefore it should come as no
surprise to anyone that I was very
proud to share their
happiness on their Wedding
So if you detect some paternal
prattling on my part from time to
time, at least you understand where
I am coming from.
Marla and I
decided to carpool down to the
wedding with our friends Cher
Longoria and Robert Goins.
The night before the wedding, Cher
phoned me to say they were doing
construction work over the weekend
on I-45 in the Clear Lake area, so
we decided to leave early that
morning in case there were delays.
When we hit the traffic backup,
Marla suggested we take Old
Galveston Road to bypass the
construction. Although I had
to drive through a ditch to
extricate us from the jam, it turned
out her suggestion worked like a
charm. We got there with
plenty of time to spare.
For reasons that were clear to
none of us, we all thought the
ceremony was going to be held at the
Hotel Galvez. Only Marla
bothered to bring the invitation.
At some point on the way down, she
took another look at it and
discovered the wedding was at Sacred
Are we smart or what?
So we cruised up and down Broadway
Street for a while when all a sudden
we discovered this enormous church
that rose nearly to the clouds above.
Operating without a map, we patted
ourselves on the back for finding
it, but due to
our early start we had over an hour
before the service was to begin.
We drove to the edge of Galveston
Bay and quickly found a lovely brand
new coffee shop. Perfect!
I read the sports section, Marla got
some much-needed coffee in her
system, Cher needed Robert's jacket
to handle the air-conditioning,
and we were all in a very good mood.
As 11 am rolled around, we headed
over to the church. That's
when I discovered I was wearing the
ugliest shoes in my possession.
No one had told me about the church
wedding. I had assumed we were going to the
Hotel Galvez and I was going to put
on my spiffy dance shoes when we got
here I was in some eighty-year worn
out loafers. I was glad we
got there early. Maybe I could
sneak in before anyone got some
pictures of my shoes.
I did have to laugh at my
discomfort. If you ever read
the story of my own wedding, you
will discover I had to borrow some
shoes from my friend Paul Foltyn to
get married in because I had
forgotten to pack dress shoes.
Some things never change.
As we got out of the car, Mitch
From, one of the groomsmen, drove up
with Bryan. I smiled and said
hi. Bryan was grinning from
ear to ear as he stepped over to
shake my hand and Robert's.
Here was one guy that was definitely
feeling good about getting married!
We got to the church so early there
was no one to seat us.
Fortunately Bryan's brother-in-law
stepped in to offer to seat us.
He politely asked if we preferred to
sit on the Bride's side or the
Groom's side. We decided we
didn't care, but I figured that
since Lisa was from New York, her
side probably could use some local
folk. That's how the 4 of us
ended up sitting on Lisa's side.
Hopefully Bryan could have cared
less which side we sat on.
Slowly but surely all the guests
began to arrive. It turned out
Lisa didn't need our help. I soon
discovered that Lisa had a large
number of family in attendance.
Lisa grew up in upper New York
state, so I imagine her large
contingent of relatives had a long
way to go to make this event.
But you know what? The wedding
was so much fun I don't think they
minded a bit.
On Bryan's side sat a veritable
who's who of Houston Dancers.
Forgive me for I am about to omit
many names, but I will do the best I
attendance were Mitch and Ann From,
Patricia and David Holmes, Trent and
Michelle Haynes, Catherine
Pisano, Lloyd and Michelle
Hilliard, Dennis and Heather Taupo,
Krista Johnson, Lise Gagnon, Amy
Carter, Natasha Smith, Mark
Sheppard, Marlies Whitmoyer, Andrew
There were other dancers in
attendance as well, but I didn't
know their names. Oh well.
I smiled as I watched the members of the dance
community arrive. These
people were Bryan and Lisa's best
friends in the world of Houston
dance. Basically most of them
got their start as SSQQ Swing Kids
circa Year 2000.
If you have never
heard the story, Bryan came to SSQQ
in 2000 to become a Hall Monitor.
He was going to college and needed a
Truth be told, I was a little
irritated with Bryan because he was
always leaving his Hall Monitor post
to join one of the dance classes.
He had never taken a dance class in
his life, but he liked what he saw
in the dance classes and realized he
wanted to learn. A
warm-hearted, outgoing guy, Bryan
made friends quickly and soon began
to show up at the East Coast Swing
practice nights and parties.
That's when I noticed the
quality of his dancing was far
superior to anything he could have
learned in a dance class. The
Kid was a Natural!
One day I found out that Bryan had
substituted for a Swing instructor
who had failed to show up for class.
I immediately popped a blood vessel,
exclaiming, "What the heck is a Hall
Monitor doing teaching a dance
In my mind, an instructor has to
complete a long apprenticeship, but
here was Bryan, the guy who had learned to
dance on the fly, suddenly teaching a
dance class. I was fit to be
tied until I was told that he did a
really good job. The students
loved him. That's when I
realized Bryan had a talent for
dance that far exceeded anything I
had ever seen before. Early in
2002, I decided to promote him to
become an official East Coast Swing
That's when Bryan joined an entire
group of Swing Kids who became SSQQ
instructors such as Patty (O)
Holmes, Gloria Sanchez, Steve
Gabino, Krista Johnson, Kimberly
Smith, Michelle (Wann) Haynes, Lise
Gagnon, and Dennis Taupo.
interests had already moved from
East Coast to West Coast Swing.
Bryan was quickly becoming the best
male dancer in the studio without
even bothering to take a single
class. It was craziest thing I
had ever seen! A former
football player, Bryan had no formal
dance training at all. Yet
Bryan mysteriously had the ability
to move gracefully in ways that far
transcended people who had taken
years of dance lessons. He was
able to move his body without being
effeminate. He was a sexy
dancer that commanded the eyes of
everyone in the room. The
girls loved to dance to with him.
'How did he ever get so good?', I
wondered. I couldn't believe
what I was seeing.
In March 2003, Bryan and his friend
Michelle Wann, one of the
card-carrying SSQQ Swing Kids,
teamed up to win the Houston Novice
Invitational. In other words,
Bryan had won the first dance
contest he ever entered. And
to my knowledge, he had never taken
an official Whip class in his life.
From there, Bryan's dance career
sky-rocketed. Meanwhile, later that
same year (2003), a tall, slender
woman by the name of Lisa Palmer
caught his eye. This graceful
woman could not only dance with the
best of them, Lisa was beautiful,
intelligent, and classy.
Although she was a bit on the quiet
side, she really didn't need to say
anything. Lisa's beauty turned
heads whenever she entered a room,
then her dancing made jaws drop.
Bryan and Lisa were well-matched on
the dance floor.
From the moment they began to
date, Bryan and Lisa started a
meteoric climb to the top of the
Houston dance community. They
quickly became the rising stars.
Just a year after they began to go
together, in October 2004, Bryan and
Lisa became State Champions.
It happened so fast!
Bryan has continued to win dance
contests for the last two years. In
addition to more triumphs with
Lisa, Bryan won two contests dancing
with his talented mother Yvonne.
Bryan also had a Top Ten finish in the
National Swing Championships in late
2006 with Valerie Menard, a highly
experienced dance professional he
teamed up for a shot at the top.
After all the immediate success in
the world of competition West Coast
Swing dancing, Bryan and Lisa
realized they were quite a dance
team. But the question was
could they make money at it?
Now it was time to think about the
future which included marriage and
raising a family. Anyone who
has ever pursued a career in the
Arts knows it is tough to make
money. Ask a musician, a
painter, a writer, or an actor, much
less a dancer, how hard it is to
make a living in their specialty.
It can be done, but it isn't easy.
But when you have the kind of talent
that Bryan and Lisa possess, the
chances are greatly improved.
I venture to guess that as his
wedding date approached, Bryan spent
more than a few anxious moments
mulling over his future. With
his prodigious talent, I hope he
will continue to pursue a career in
dance. But that's Bryan and
Lisa's decision. We will have
And now back to our wedding story.
After the Catholic Priest announced
that Bryan and Lisa were husband and
wife, the group moved its operations
over to the Hotel Galvez for a
much-anticipated afternoon of
dancing and fun.
Marla, Robert, Cher, and I were
practically the first people there.
Please take note of this minor
miracle. Punctuality is not my
strength. This may be the only
story of mine you will ever read
where being early is the case.
Sure enough, the guests began to
arrive and soon after that, so did
the wedding party. I was
surprised to notice my friend Larry
Parker was the official
photographer. Larry has not
only taken dance classes
at SSQQ, I hired him to take pictures
for several of our dance parties.
I assumed Bryan had hired him after
meeting Larry at a dance party, but
that was not the case. It was
just a coincidence that Larry had
gotten the job. Small world!
I wish I had taken the time to take
more pictures! Maybe Larry can
share some of the pictures I missed
out on. For example, I am
kicking myself that I didn't get a
Lloyd Hilliard and several other
people. And my worst
mistake was missing out snapping a picture
of Bryan's lovely mother Yvonne.
I talked to her several times, but
it slipped my mind to take a shot. Duh. It is so difficult to have lots
of fun and to take pictures too!
We all enjoyed a wonderful meal and
now it was time for the dancing
festivities. Bryan and Lisa
entered the floor for the
traditional first dance. They
started with the predictable slow
dancing, but to no one's surprise,
they eventually segued into a
graceful West Coast Swing.
I took several pictures of Bryan and
first dance, but quite frankly my
talents as a photographer are quite
limited. The lighting on the
dance floor frustrated me on many
pictures I took that day.
I never quite understood why some of
my pictures of the dance floor
turned out perfect while others were
dark as midnight. Oh well. My
own shortcomings notwithstanding, it was a sweet moment
that brought smiles to many faces.
Now it was time for Bryan to dance
with his mother Yvonne. As I
mentioned earlier, Bryan has danced
with Yvonne in several competitions.
This woman can dance, let me tell
you. It is obvious
where Bryan gets his talent from.
Here's a story for you. Bryan and his mother got out of
the floor for some slow dancing.
At that moment, I was at the other
end of the room getting a drink from
the bar. I was busy chatting
with the bartender. The
strains of some slow dance ballad
filled the air when suddenly the
familiar sound of Aretha Franklin's
"Respect" came on. The change
in music was so dramatic that both
the bartender and I turned our eyes
to the dance floor.
At first Yvonne was clearly taken
off guard by her son's sneaky trick.
But it didn't take long for her to
switch gears. Pretty soon
Yvonne turned it on. Yvonne
was bumping, grinding, spinning,
gyrating, moving her hips, showing
her footwork, and generally putting
on a great show. In fact, the
dance was so mesmerizing that the
bartender and I watched the entire
When it was over, he realized he had
been holding my glass in one hand
and orange juice in the other in
mid-pour for about two minutes!
We both laughed.
As the bartender finished making my
drink, he began to shake his head.
"Man, I've been doing these
things for a long time, but I never seen
no Mother move
like that before!"
I cracked up. It was a high
I asked the bartender how many
wedding receptions he had worked.
He replied hundreds. Three a
day on Saturday and sometimes on
Sunday or during the week. And
he had never seen dancing like this
before! Our group of dance
superstars was something to behold.
At this point, Lisa danced with her
father. I never got the
pleasure of meeting her father, but
he was a very handsome,
distinguished-looking man. It
wasn't hard to figure out where Lisa
got her height!
Now it was time for everybody to
dance. I had to smile.
There were so many dance instructors
at this wedding, you had an equal
mix of male-female couples dancing
alongside same-sex couples.
Everywhere you looked there were
women partner dancing with women,
men partner dancing with men.
And you know what? Nobody
seemed to mind the slightest bit.
Cher, Robert, and
Mitch and Ann From
Robert, Krista Johnson
Patricia and David
and Amy Carter. Notice
Michelle is ready for her dollar dance.
Michelle and Trent
Bryan's sister Denise, and ??
Pam Conyne and
Mark Sheppard and Marlies Whitmoyer
The final event
of the day was the Dollar Dance.
I had never seen this particular
ritual before, but apparently it is
customary up in the East. And
since a third of the audience was
from the East to support Lisa, I think they decided to
introduce the custom here in Texas.
I was skeptical at first, but
quickly found myself fishing in my
wallet for my opportunity to dance a
couple minutes with the Bride and
Groom. Like I said, I have
never seen a reception where there
was this much boy dances with boy
and girl dances with girl, but it
was all in fun.
In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed
watching 6' 6'' Mark dancing
"follow" with Bryan. They
looked pretty cute together if I may
say so. And color-coordinated
Everyone got in one line, then got
in the other. In fact, several
of us got in the same line twice.
Lisa and Bryan were in such a good
mood that it was fun to keep this
I was about to dance with Lisa when
I noticed that Lisa's father had
gotten in line to dance with Bryan.
This I had to see. Bryan is 6'
2", but I think Lisa's father is
nearly as tall as Mark. How much did
Lisa's Dad know about dancing?
I had no idea what to expect and I
was very curious.
The two men were a riot to watch.
Bryan got to dance 'Follow'.
Lisa's Dad did a pretty good job of tossing
Bryan around if I may say so.
If I had one single regret from the
afternoon, it was that I was unable
to get a decent picture of the two
men dancing together. But at least I
got this silhouette shot to reveal
the deep bonding that developed on
the dance floor between Father in
Law and Son in Law. Check out
Yup, Bryan was a happy boy all day
long. He was all smiles and just as
friendly as he could possibly be. He
made everyone feel important.
And Lisa was as happy as I have ever
seen her. She was beaming all
day long. Lisa is reserved by
nature. She will never be
quite the ham that Bryan is, but
Lisa cut loose on many an occasion
Mark made Bryan work
for his dollar
And Dad makes
Bryan work hard too!
Lisa's cousin from New York
Lisa and Lise Gagnon
Bryan's Best Man was his childhood
friend Daryl (I apologize, but I did
not get a snapshot of Daryl).
I know Bryan appreciated having
Daryl down throughout the weekend.
Daryl's main responsibility was
keeping Bryan calm and collected.
Daryl was like a second son to
Bryan's mother Yvonne as they grew
up. The two of them were
practically inseparable until high
school when Bryan went to Stafford
and Daryl went to Memorial.
Now Daryl is doing graduate work in
computers up at the University of
I had a chance to briefly speak with
Daryl about Bryan as he grew up.
Daryl said that he is amazed at the
chance that has come over his friend
since Bryan discovered his dancing
talent. In those days he was
shy and unassuming. Today Bryan is
incredibly outgoing. I smiled
at that remark.
And Lisa's cousin from New York (in
the picture above) said something
similar about Lisa. He said
Lisa was a quiet bookworm.
Lisa was always the one who made the
best grades (FYI, Lisa was at one
point a doctoral candidate in
biology). Hidden behind her
academic achievements, no one had
any idea the dance talent that
lurked inside. But today he
was watching a different woman than
the girl he grew up with. In
fact, he said he was pretty
intimidated about dancing with her,
but he intended to get his dollar's
worth anyway! Indeed, Lisa's
entire family watched in
appreciation throughout the day at
the dancing on display from our
I noticed that Lisa had two sets of
parents. In this day and age,
it is not at all unusual for parents
to divorce and remarry. What I
found interesting was just how well
the two sets of parents seem to get
along. That brought a smile to
my face indeed.
I also had to
smile when it was Lisa's mother's
turn to dance with Bryan after the
First Dance. As I mentioned
earlier, Lisa and Bryan put on quite
a show for their First Dance.
As a result, Lisa's mother was so
intimidated that she exclaimed, "Oh
no, please don't make me have to go
out right after you, Lisa!
Can't we wait a while till no one's
A very pleasant
aspect of the day was the
opportunity for many of Bryan and
Lisa's friends to come together and
celebrate. I realized I was
getting a preview look at the people
who will be running the Houston dance
community one of these days.
If so, Houston's dance scene will be
in good hands.
Indeed, we were all one big family
Weddings are fun, but Bryan and
Lisa's wedding was particularly
great fun for everyone involved.
Fun for everyone, that is, save for
one young man. I believe he
was the ring bearer. If memory
serves, he wasn't at all happy about being
forced to stand still while the
pictures were being taken right
after the wedding.
Fortunately, even this young man cheered up
later on when the food was served.
I saw him chowing down and having a
merry time of it.
wonderful wedding! Thank you
very much, Bryan and Lisa.
Dennis and Heather
Taupo. Dennis was a
groomsman and Heather a bridesmaid.
May 2007 -
Mark Sheppard and Marlies Whitmoyer
During the reception
at Bryan Spivey and Lisa Palmer's wedding, I
ran into some old friends. Mark
Sheppard and Marlies Whitmoyer announced they
were going to be married just two short
weeks after Bryan and Lisa's wedding.
Wow! So I am adding this story
under the assumption that they are now
Mark and Marlies were a big part of the
studio in 2004. Marlies was a
friend of my wife Marla. Along with
their mutual friend Mara Rivas, Marla, Marlies, and Mara were the original M&Ms.
Let me add that both women did a good job of
getting Marla thoroughly drunk at her
bachlorette party! Marlies and Mara
were guests at
in September 2004.
Continuing the M&M theme, Mara and Marla
both came as M&Ms to the 2004 SSQQ Halloween
Party. They were so indignant that
fellow M Marlies decided to wear a different
Although Mark and Marlies were dating other
people at the time, they were both in
attendance at the 2004 SSQQ Halloween Party.
I believe they eventually connected over at
Southwest Whip. I guess this means
SSQQ will have to share some of the credit.
The point is that the Houston dance
community is a small world. Their
mutual love for dancing is what brought this
attractive couple together. I am
very happy for both Mark and Marlies.
Their smiles lit up the entire room all
Lewis Wagner and
19, SSQQ Western Instructor
Ben Liles told me that he
and his wife Diana recently
attended the wedding of
Lewis Wagner and Rita Davis.
From what I gather, Diana
works with Rita. They are
nurses at a local hospital.
I do not know Lewis and Rita
very well, so I am unable to
add many details other than
what Ben told me. It
was his impression that Rita
and Lewis met in Sharon
(Crawford) Shaw's Western
Waltz class several years
This wonderful Halloween
picture below is from the 2001
Party, so I take it that
Rita and Lewis have enjoyed
a long courtship.
2007 - Keith Baker and Betty
Keith and Betty
were married on April 14 with a
reception party at Wild West.
I guess the wedding wasn't too
traumatic because they resurfaced at
the studio almost immediately to
take class in May 2007. And
they looked pretty happy!
I will add details when Betty and
Keith get around to sharing the
story, but for now let us appreciate
their 2006 Halloween Picture.
This wonderful couple will serve as
yet another reminder why it is wise
to smile for all Halloween Party
Then definitely send me an even
better picture as soon as you get
Ah, much better - I got a
picture of our newlyweds from our
2007 Conquest Dance Cruise in
April 2007 -
and Tammy Kidwiler
From: Tamara Kidwiler
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 7:42 PM
Subject: Our wedding photos
Rick, Jason and I
were married April 21, 2007.
Our first dance was awesome, thanks to you!
We impressed everyone!
Please view our website for photos and video
in your spare time.
(Editor's Note: It is my understanding
that Jason and Tammy took their honeymoon in St. Croix over
in the Virgin Islands. What a sweet couple. Not
only are they a very attractive couple, you would be
hard-pressed to find two people more down to earth and
gracious. They are very easy to like.)
From: Tamara Kidwiler
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:58 PM
Subject: lessons to dust off some cob webs
Jason and I took dance lessons about 5 and a 1/2 years ago
from Rick and a few other teachers. Rick
also gave us a wonderful gift for our wedding- a private
lesson which made our first dance beautiful!
Now we have 2 children
aged 1 & 3 and we are trying to dust off some cob webs with
I would love to
surprise my husband with dance lessons (two step, polka, and
waltz) for Christmas!
Please let me know if
any of this sounds good.
Take care & please tell Rick "hello" from us.
Tammy & Jason Kapplinger
March 2007 -
Patrick and Deanna Mulcahy
From: DeAnna Mulcahy
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 11:35 AM
Subject: match maker
Just a note to let you
know SSQQ has struck again. In January of 2006 I signed up to take
a dance class (jitterbug) for the first time ever. Of course it was
at SSQQ. I started in the second week. The first night I met a guy
who was taking the same class and it was his first time there also.
Without alot of details we began dating and a year later March 17,
2007 we were married.
(do you get the hint that I am a procrastinator?)
I'm sorry to say that
since our wedding we haven't been dancing or taken a dance class.
We still love it but are so busy living life that we haven't been
able to fit it into our schedule.
Thanks so much for
your venue. DeAnna Mulcahy