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Kids Ballroom in Kansas City Schools
Culture Through Ballroom Dance

TWA Museum Hanger Dance Fundraiser
With the Abel Ramirez Big Band

14 Feb 2015- at the TWA Museum on the Downtown Kansas City, Mo airport

Culture Through Ballroom Dance http://cultureballroomdance.com is run by Dr. Will Adams and Ms. Paula Marie Daub.

Photos by Mike Strong
NOTE ON THE LIGHT: Light levels were usable for pre-dance and breaks with lessons but the actual dance had such
low light levels that I had to go all the way wo 25,600 ISO which really killed detail, shadow detail and increased the
digital version of "grain." Almost worse than candlelight. So, my apologies on the look of the open dance pictures.

Abel Rameriz
Abel Ramirez

Paula Marie and Will Adams
Paula Marie and Will Adams

Information from the poster:
5:30-7:00 Check in & Museum Tour
6:15- 7:00 FREE Waltz Dance Lesson
7:00-10:00 Dance to the Music of Abel Ramirez Big Band
Featuring Russ Simmons on vocals ( Fox 41's movie reviewer )
Cash Bar
Food will be available for purchase or you can bring your own
$350 Boogie Ball Patron-Table of 10
*Premier/Reserved seating *Chocolates for 10
*Recognition from dance floor *2 bottles of wine-white & red
*CTBD website name recognition *Name recognition on all Social Networks
$25 Boogie Ball Individual Ticket
http://www.cultureballroomdance.com
www.boogieball.info

Toys for big kids - flying a Constellation
Toys for big kids - "flying" a Constellation in the museum

The Swingsters from Allegra Ballroom in a guest performance
The Swingsters from Allegra Ballroom in a guest performance

Mike Short - emcee
Mike Short, emcee for the night

A little West Coast Swing from a couple of The Swingsters during open dancing
A little West Coast Swing from a couple of The Swingsters during open dancing


Tango demo from two couple from the CTBD program


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Vocalist Russ Simmons (also movie reviewer)
Vocalist Russ Simmons (also movie reviewer) 


Finale for The Swingsters' number

Tango demo
Tango demo

Will Adams and Paula Marie
Will Adams and Paula Marie

The Brownlees - Linda Putthoff (owner, Plaza Wellspring) and Harlan Brownlee (ArtsKC President and CEO)
The Brownlees -  Linda Putthoff (owner, Plaza Wellspring) and Harlan Brownlee (ArtsKC President and CEO)

Abel Ramirez Big Band
Abel Ramirez Big Band

Myself (hand) and Nicole
Myself (hand) and Nicole


The food and drink corner


Dr. Will Adams

747

View a short video on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/DuJoFdDemqU (or embedded below)


Cut away model of a TWA 747 - This brought back memories, see the cutline story below with my picture.
Cut away model of a TWA 747 - This brought back memories, see the cutline story below with my picture.

Mike Strong in copilot seat of 747 in 1974
When I saw the 747 model above I remembered a photo from 1974 of me in the co-pilot's seat of a TWA 747 from LAX to
Hawaii. It so happened the co-pilot on the flight was someone I had flown with many times while I was in the Air Force
and when he was a co-pilot for LogAir (a commercial freight outfit flying military cargo). I liked to do the courier duty
for our surveying equipment to and from jobs. (I was a geodetic/astronomic surveyor and computer, 1st GSS)
We had shared a good number of flight "adventures." He spotted me boarding and we caught each other
up on what we had been doing. I had left the Air Force Nov 7th,1972. He saw my rangefinder camera
(Leica M2 with 35mm f/2 Summicron at f/8 on Tri-X) and had me sit in his seat for the picture.
I set the focus and he shot it. It's perfect. Sadly, that probably wouldn't happen today.

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