Southern Nevada Old Time Country Dancers

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Our New Board for 2016/2017:

Al Hannenberg, President
Renee Halm, Vice President
Eileen Hug, Treasurer
Minda Hannenberg, Secretary

Ali Ancheta
Kitti Canepi
Esther Weinstein
Carol Shute


Norma had dedicated herself to advancing Contra for our pleasure and keeping Contra here in Las Vegas strong. She personally arranged for our dances to always be graced with either of two wonderful, local bands. She not only diligently has added to our repertoire an infusion of very new and old dances, but called them as well--year-end, year-out.

On March 25, thanks to Linda--Norma's sister we celebrated Norma's life at the Springs Preserve, sharing how her life touched so many of us.

As we soon move into 2018, we'll keep Norma in our thoughts, with special programming to keep her memories (and her Contra energy) alive.


Many thanks to all our Board members, who last year provided many gifts; here's but a few requiring special mention:

Eileen as President ensured we continued to have dances at different venues--including Bolder City, as CHAC eliminated dance dates we traditionally had available; providing Treasury reporting, as Norma transitioned out of her long-time position as Treasurer --which we have greatly appreciated; and calling our dances on a number of evenings, while adding some new dances and moves to our repertoire. Many, many thanks for your leadership and commitment!

Minda as Secretary released your Board with meeting minutes, including assigned action items; managed the planning for our annual Jane Austen ball and acted as a part-time caller

Carol as Director created beautiful dance tickets, flyers and Contra date reminders

Ali as Director offered many imaginative gifts for new members joining the SNOCD in early 2015, scrumptious deserts to share at SNOCD functions (Contra and ECD), along with many ideas for raising funds

Renee and Kitti as Directors advanced valued observations, suggestions, providing much needed energy to our Board

As we look at 2015 as it comes to a close, we give hanks to our 112 and Then Some and Sage Brush Bands that kept our toes tapping; Rick Creese--who has graciously given his time and talents to calling many of our 2015 dances (also playing at times base or ukulele instruments) our Las Vegas and Bolder City Recreation Department staff for providing us with wonderful dance venues; and to YOU-Our Dancers, who keep dancing alive and well, her in Southern Nevada

Al Hannenberg


Non-Board Volunteers

A few regular members, officers and directors of our group perform many of the functions that allow us to continue to dance here at
Charleston Heights Arts Center.

We encourage all our dancers to help us in the set up and take down of our chairs and tables. Also, we would appreciate members bringing in a snack to share during our break time.

If you are interested in helping us in any other way, please contact any of our officers and directors

To receive our weekly update of dancing in the Las Vegas area, please send your request to

Note that is the official site for the SNOCD (Southern Nevada Old-Time Contra Dancers)

We are grateful to the City of Las Vegas, Office of Cultural Affairs for providing us with a wonderful venue for offering our Contra, English and Scottish Country Dance. We also wish to express our thanks also to the National Folk Organization, charged with advancing and preserving the folk arts.

We would welcome any photos, or video you've taken of our most recent, or previous dances, balls and performances, to add to our pool of photos to use on our website. If you have any you'd like to share, kindly pass them along to Al Hannenberg at an upcoming dance. Both Al & Marcia will be managing the website, as well as our new meetup site.  Alternatively, you can forward them to:

Many thanks!

P.S. You may also send any comments, or requests to our officers by using the form below: