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/00quatic ballerinas a big hit in Lewes By Susan Frederick unpretentious group We plan to The pool of the Lewes Yacht Club provided a luminous sum- mertime backdrop Wednesday evening, August 18, for the debut performance of what had been billed with elegant simplicity as "J.J.'s Water Ballet." The aquatic ballerinas (accom- panied by one male balletic artist) included sixteen members of Jan- ice "J.J" Mason's water aerobics class who have greeted each sum- mer morning in the yacht club pool kicking, pedaling, stretching and sculling in a shape-up pro- gram designed to increase aerobic fitness and improve flexibility. But that didn't begin to explain Wednesday night's recital. "We did things here tonight I never saw when I took my certifi- cation classes," commented Mason as she adjusted an Esther Williams style floral headdress, which she wore during the perfor- mance. Bedecked with similar flowers and wearing gloves, Mason's troupe treated family and friends sitting poolside to an hour's worth of production numbers reminis- cent of a Busby Berkley musical. There were starbursts, figure-eight formations, legs held aloft in split- second sequence, and smiles, smiles, smiles - all in time to such highbrow selections as "Achy Breaky Heart." The group brought the curtain down, so to speak, when they fin- ished with an emotional rendering of "We Are Family." "We're starting on next year's performance tomorrow morning," said Lewes resident Kay HackeR, whose stage name is Samantha Sterling. "We are a hard-working and an travel by Greyhound rather than jet for our road trips through the year." "Gosh, I haven't had flowers in my hair since my senior prom," said Alice Goetz. Most of the dancers continued to wear their zinnia headwear for several hours after the performance. Summer resident Betsy Sehmidt attributed the headgears' durability to the use of duct tape and bungi cords in their design. "June Rose Futeber has been my star student all summer," said Mason of the exercise class which - uh - spawned the production. "She has been to every single class since June 21." It was Futcher, also, according to Hackett/Sterling who first sug- gested a ballet. "Yes, I think I did," commented Futcher. "We started to feel so good about ourselves, we wanted to share our success with our fam- ilies. You know what we felt? We felt like we were graceful! It's been a wonderful, fun, good expe- rience." "It's been a blast," said Mason. "A laughing ballet." SIDEKICKS - Laughing aside, physicians and physical therapists have long proclaimed the health benefits of water exercise. Teacher Janice Mason is a certi- fied aquatic fitness instructor whose morning workouts include the warm-up, stretch, aerobic, and cool-down segments of any other cardiovascular fitness program. The Lewes Yacht Club's water aerobics classes served more than fifty women seven mornings a week throughout the summer. Classes are open to both members and non-members. CAPE GAZE'FI, -iday, August 20 - Aegu 26, 1993 - 21 ,umn F photo "J.J.'s Water Ballet" performers are pictured here just moments before curtain time last Wednesday night. Bottom row, from left: Janice Mason, Anne Guenveur, Nancy Grey, Constance Miller and Joanne Oallery. Second row: Alice Goetz, Mary Lou Johnson, Betsy Schmidt and Debbie Har- rington. Third row:. Merle Kaegi, Betty DeBoer, Kay Hackett (behind DeBoer), Cathy Tatman, June Rose Puteher, Judson Bennett and Jeri Ires. Mid-k.tlantic naggers to lock [t,3rns this weekend By Bew Fre&,d Have you ever seen a scrum half receive a lateral and then dish to a back before getting planted into the ground? Would you like to be a member of the tight five that locks arms and dances cheek to cheek with the big mules of the enemy? No, of comse you haven't, and you definitely wouldn't. This Satuday beginning at 9 a.m. at the state park parade grounds in Lewes, the ruggers from the Mid-Atlantic region will be locking horns in the 20th annu- al Atlantic Cup Rugby Tourna- menL The Wilmington Rugby Club, featuring old guys Mike "Huey" Campbell and Bobby "O" O'Neill will compete in the A Division along with power houses PAC, Chesapeake, Washington Irish, Severn River and the Hiberians from suburban Philly. "This is the beginning of the fall season," said Mike Campbell, who began his rugby career at the Uni- versity of Delaware in 1978. "Make sure you put in the paper that my teammate Bobby O'Neill has been able to maintain his speed thanks to a successful hair transplant. The forwards on the line are expected to be bald and ugly." Continued on page 22 Fall sports under way at Cape High Continued from page 20 Skoglund will also be looking to juniors Lindsay Barlow in goal and Brandy McMahon and Melis- sa Betts in the field for strong play this season. McMahon, along with seniors Amy Hopkins and Cheryl Wig- gins, make the all-star lineup at the White Mountain Hockey Camp held at Saint Andrew's School this suiBiner. Coach Mike Eisenhour will continue to run the Cape JV pro- gram in 1993. SOCCER Coach John "Oscar" Myers is entering his 14th year as the Cape Henlopen soccer coach. In a nut- shell, the last three campaigns have been disappointing. "This year we have a solid nucleus with tri-captains Andrew Williams, Aric Boyd and Patrick Irelan," Myers said. "The team will count on them for both on and off the field lead- ership." Veteran players Corby and Spencer Steele, Corey Kinley, Bri- an Higgins and Senti Hosmane also return to action. Veteran Jack Lingo, only a junior, will start the season as the goaltender. "We'll practice from 8 to 9:30 am. and then from 5:30 to 8:15," Myers said. "We have a playday Saturday, August 28 against St. Mark's, Caesar Rodney, Pocomoke, McK- ean and Strathhaven, Pa. Strath- haven has one of the tup programs in the state of Pennsylvani& They are a powerhouse." LAUREL COUNTY ROAD 62 COOL SPRING COUNTY ROAD 291 TRUVALE ACRES NOR DIaVE BEACHFIELD 109 CHESAPEAKE DRIVE Porky the Pig does not come with this proper- ty. However the 4.4 acres lends great pos,l- ities with existing pens, electric fence, outside workshop, various sheds and a 2 BR, 1 BA mobile with screened perch. Call for directions today! Add some TLC and this 15 acres could be greafi A 4 BR, 2 BA Cape Cod with large fan# ly room and an eight stal barn. Make for plen. ty of oppoamm! Posdtmy a avkSng 2 kts also! "Price reduce& Lovely mnch home in quiet pool ctmmcmity. 3 BR, 2 BA, enclosed porch, FP and nicely land- scaped pdmcy arm in tm back yard. woah the lime o take a Ioold