Teaching 35 years.
Studio in Keenesburg Monday & Thursday Classes.
Advance Round Club Denver, Tuesday Evenings Phase IV-VI (Wheat Ridge
Grange 3850 High Ct.).
3rd Sunday Advance Party Dance in Denver.
Instructing a new class at Aims College in May on Wednesdays and in the
fall on Fridays.
Also some privates.
Jim & Bonnie began square dancing in 1969 then round dancing in the following year.
They started teaching round dancing at the encouragement of Beryl Main who taught
them to square dance. Beryl & Jim worked together many years and will always remain
both Jim & Bonnie's mentor.
The Bahr's are charter members of Roundalab and past board members of URDC.
They have also served in many other positions in their own state as well as
surrounding states including 30 National Conventions. Added to this, Jim holds an
Associate Degree as a professional member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
which explains why his Colorado License Plate reads I-S-T-D. (There's no truth to
the rumor it stands for "I Sort Of Teach Dancing").
In 1979 they founded "Jim's Dandies". This exhibition group traveled the country
performing at 14 National Conventions and representing the U.S. in Russia in
August of 1987. Russia was still under Soviet rule and the wall was still standing
in East Berlin at that time. It was an experience none of them will ever forget.
In the fall of 1991 the team was disbanded. However most of the group that people
remember are still together have done some other performances including a special
one at Northern Lights State Festival.
Jim & Bonnie choreographed all routines for the exhibition team and enjoy writing
round dances of all phase levels as well. They just finished two new phase VI
routines for a week they were teaching in Red River, NM entitled "Red River Waltz"
and "Broken Hearts".