Neva and Bill Schroder

old couple posing while dancing

Why did you and your husband move to League City?

We loved our home in Missouri, but we had helped to take care of our parents, so we knew firsthand that older people can stay in the home longer if children live nearby to assist and check on them. So, we decided to move to League City to be near our daughter and husband, both doctors. Fortunately, our granddaughter and husband, who are also both doctors, also live near us. Besides enjoying good health care, we get to spend lots of quality time with our four-year-old great-grandson and a five-year-old great-granddaughter. Several of our dance friends also moved here to be near their child or children. 

How long have you been together?

Bill has been my sidekick since we were 14 and 15, and we've been married 62 years.

Tell us a little about you and your husband?

Bill is a Veteran. He worked 50 years for the same company in accounting, human resources, union contracts, etc. His degrees are in Business Administration and Economics. I was a "stay at home" mom most years making the kids activities our main focus along with volunteering for school, church, and the community. But when the last one started college, I went back to work and managed a personnel placement business. I enjoyed success in that profession but am still most proud of keeping my family as the focus those years they were home. They were a very good investment of time, as all three became successful, contributing adults.

Have you both always loved dancing and music? 

Bill was never into music until he began to follow me around when we were teenagers. Our children are all musically talented,  and one was even a Broadway singer/actor in WICKED. Now Bill loves music He tells me I'm his favorite DJ and puts up with my working on new playlists every week.

Tell us about the Ballroom Dancers Group.

We meet every Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at Hometown Heroes Park to dance. It’s totally free and everyone is invited.

How did your group get started?

There was no place for us to attend weekly dances in League City, so we approached the City's Parks and Recreation Department and asked if we could start one. We are so grateful for their support.

Who can join this group?

Our forte is making everyone welcome, and to feel comfortable to dance regardless of age and skill level.

Where is your favorite place to eat in League City?

My first reaction is to say, "at my daughter's house." Her husband loves to cook, and they put on some nice spreads. We try to eat at home in order to watch our weight, but we can't resist stopping on our South Shore corner near our home at Luna's Mexican Restaurant, Asian Fusion or MOD Pizza. Try as we may, there are a lot of restaurants that we can't stop our car from pulling into.