Beach Hop Dance at Oakura Bay
By Margaret de Jong
Oakura Hall was swinging once again to the music of the Basin City Big Band on the last day of February. The dance floor was jam-packed with enthusiastic dancers as the band of 20 plus musicians pumped out some old time and modern music. The atmosphere was fantastic; the hall decorated for the Beach Hop theme with surf and boogie boards, buckets and spades, beach balls and fishing nets and rods adorning the walls and hanging from the ceiling amongst the fairy lights. With a true community style supper at half time, and donated spot prizes awarded, the evening was a great success for all.
So can we continue like this ? YES of course. In April we will have a Dancing Through the Ages theme with the Steve Tulloch Band from Auckland . Steve has a 3-piece band who play chart hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. On alternate months, we will hold casual dances in the hall – no theme, decorations or pre-sold tickets – just dancing. Just $5 at the door on the night, turn up if you like and enjoy an evening of non-stop dance music, streamed through the sound system. BYO drinks and a plate of finger food for a shared supper.
Mark it in your calendars – Saturday 21st March from 7pm. We warmly welcome suggestions on dance themes or ideas to improve your evenings of dance. Check out our Facebook page, Oakura Dances, for information on upcoming dances.