Rödermark-Urberach

 

1995 - 2004

 

 

 Fate had it's hand in bringing me together with the group in Urberach, a town north east of Darmstadt, where I had moved to in 1995.

 

The group "Golden Bough" was performing at a local theater in Darmstadt. Being an "old" friend of the group I of course went to the concert. In the audience I noticed a gal I had known years ago in Babenhausen. Susanne and her husband had been members of the Square Dance club that I had at one time founded and had also danced with my Babenhausen group. During intermission Susanne came up to me and asked if I was still teaching. She then said that she danced with a group in Urberach and that they were looking for a new instructor. I told her that I would have to think about it since I had just started a new job and didn't know how much time I would be investing in it..... perhaps once a month or so...

 

In December 1995 I visited the group for the first time. They dance in the community hall of the local evangelical church. I didn't know what to expect, but after that first night I decided to teach every week, if they wanted me to. They turned up to be a fun group! Most of them had been dancing for a number of years together. Even the pastor and his wife danced.

 

 

1996

    

For a time we had almost 18 members, but here, as with the other groups, the numbers varied and changed over the years. Unfortunately Lieselotte had to discontinue dancing for health reasons. We did many performances, organised yearly parties, sometimes with members from Aschaffenburg joining in.

 

 

1997 in Ober Roden

 

 

 

 

1998 in Darmstadt for the Regierungspräsidium
 

 

 

 

1998

 

 

 

In 2000 my group presented me with the best birthday present.... with their help. I enjoyed the BEST 50th birthday party that you can imagine! Maybe I'll get around to making an extra page about it, but I do want to say THANK YOU!!! They helped set up the tables, they brought varieties of food for a great buffet, they took pictures, etc. And of course we danced the night away! Members of my Aschaffenburg group attended as well as flying friends, my colleagues from work,  and my children.

 

 

Party Time!! Whenever it's someone's birthday, we always celebrate it after dancing.

with Barbara from Poland, 2002

 

 

 

in the news again! 2003

 

      Again the number of members dwindled and the group was risking being dissolved. As of 2004 the group had to disband for lack of members.

 

 

January 13, 2007

Greek Party

 

Auftritt, June 1, 2008

Abschied von Fritorf Decker

 

Up-dated: 12.06.2011