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January 25-27, 2019
Linn County Expo Center - 3700 Knox Butte Rd - Albany, OR  97322
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Mary & Bob Townsend-Manning

Mary Townsend-Manning is a retired U.S. Navy Captain and Bob Townsend-Manning  is a retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander.  Combined they served 58 years, and  served and danced all over the country.  They have been square dancing together  since 1982, and round dancing together since 1992.  When Bob and Mary first got  together Bob did not square dance, but he did backpack enthusiastically.  Rather than  either giving up their favorite activity, Bob learned to square dance and Mary learned  to backpack.  They continue to share camping and dancing together.  When Mary and Bob decided to retire to St. George, Utah in 2007 they were dismayed  to find no round dancing in the area, so they began cueing, teaching and  choreographing round dancing for the folks in Southern Utah.  They apprentice under  Gus and Lynn DeFore of Camarillo, California.  Mary and Bob teach beginning, intermediate and advanced round dance, and lead  Carousel Club #367.  They support two St. George square dance clubs, and they have  been featured cuers at special dances in Utah, Nevada, and California.  They have  taught phase II – IV dances at National Square Dance Conventions, and demonstrated  phase V dances at ICBDA Conventions.  They have been clinicians and presenters at  the annual Roundalab Convention. Mary and Bob are members of Roundalab and serve on their Board of Directors.  Mary  has served as the Roundalab Operations Coordinator, and was responsible for  improvements to the Roundalab Index for Round Dance Routines, a listing of dances  and cue sheets available to the general public with over 25,000 dances, and growing.   Bob and Mary also serve on several Roundalab standardization committees.  Mary and Bob have choreographed several dances including:  STARWOOD IN ASPEN  (WZ II), WHY DON’T WE JUST DANCE (JV III), SUNDOWN (RB III), BETTER WHEN  I’M DANCING (MR III), ALL I WANT IS YOU (SS IV), TRUE BLUE (JV IV), LIKE I’M  GONNA LOSE (STS IV), HOLLYWOOD WALTZ (WZ V), and AFTER THE DISCO (MR  V).  
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January 26-28, 2018
Linn County Expo Center - 3700 Knox Butte Rd - Albany, OR  97322
© 2018 Mid-Winter Festival

Cuers

Mary & Bob Townsend-Manning

Mary Townsend-Manning is a retired U.S. Navy  Captain and Bob Townsend-Manning is a retired U.S.  Navy Lieutenant Commander.  Combined they served  58 years, and served and danced all over the country.   They have been square dancing together since 1982,  and round dancing together since 1992.  When Bob  and Mary first got together Bob did not square dance,  but he did backpack enthusiastically.  Rather than  either giving up their favorite activity, Bob learned to  square dance and Mary learned to backpack.  They  continue to share camping and dancing together. When Mary and Bob decided to retire to St. George,  Utah in 2007 they were dismayed to find no round  dancing in the area, so they began cueing, teaching  and choreographing round dancing for the folks in  Southern Utah.  They apprentice under Gus and Lynn  DeFore of Camarillo, California.  Mary and Bob teach beginning, intermediate and  advanced round dance, and lead Carousel Club #367.   They support two St. George square dance clubs, and  they have been featured cuers at special dances in  Utah, Nevada, and California.  They have taught  phase II – IV dances at National Square Dance  Conventions, and demonstrated phase V dances at  ICBDA Conventions.  They have been clinicians and  presenters at the annual Roundalab Convention. Mary and Bob are members of Roundalab and serve  on their Board of Directors.  Mary has served as the  Roundalab Operations Coordinator, and was  responsible for improvements to the Roundalab Index  for Round Dance Routines, a listing of dances and cue  sheets available to the general public with over 25,000  dances, and growing.  Bob and Mary also serve on  several Roundalab standardization committees.  Mary and Bob have choreographed several dances  including:  STARWOOD IN ASPEN (WZ II), WHY  DON’T WE JUST DANCE (JV III), SUNDOWN (RB III),  BETTER WHEN I’M DANCING (MR III), ALL I WANT  IS YOU (SS IV), TRUE BLUE (JV IV), LIKE I’M  GONNA LOSE (STS IV), HOLLYWOOD WALTZ (WZ  V), and AFTER THE DISCO (MR V).