Notes on Upcoming Club Dances

October 29 will be a Halloween party and dancing. Costumes are optional; some members are not comfortable dressing up so please do not miss dancing because you do not want to wear a costume. Usually about half of the dancers dress up. For those who are wearing costumes, we will have a parade and a couple of people not wearing costume will decide who deserves a prize for the best woman’s, man’s and couples costume. Some mainstream tips will be mixed in with basic dancing. This is a free night, everyone is invited to stay until 9pm.

On November 12 we will be offering used square dance clothing for sale. The clothes are donated to us by people who have no more use of them; the proceeds of this sale will be given to a local charity. I was recently asked why our club does not “allow” people to wear square dance clothing on club nights. This is not the case – although our club has a “casual dress” policy, anyone wishing to wear square dance attire every Monday night is free to do this. We make this clothing available for those who wish to wear square dance attire especially when attending special outside dances and events. (Like our own special Frosty Fling dance – Jan 27 2019).

Keep the questions coming so we can be sure to respond to any concerns you may have!

Some of you may not know caller Grant Logan, who passed away on Thursday. He called for our Sunday mainstream dance this year on April 8th. A Celebration of his Life will be held at the Jerrett Life Celebration Centre, 8088 Yonge St, Thornhill (south of Hwy 7) on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 12pm-2pm.

Happy Thanksgiving

Please note that there will be no dancing on Monday, October 8. We will resume regular dancing on Monday, Oct 15.

If you did not sign up for a club name badge, let us know ASAP. If we have to place an order for less than 6 badges they cost more; order yours now for the lower price!

If you have any questions and wish to speak to someone – here are the contact numbers of our co-presidents:Charles 705 875 7793 or Doris 905 342 5644

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Welcome Everyone!

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Welcome to all of our new dancers! We look forward to a great dance year ahead!

We will not be accepting any new dancers now until the New Year so watch this site for dates and times. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: otonabeesquares@gmail.com.

Guests are welcome to drop in any Monday to observe.

Housekeeping – Registration & Badges

Club members must fill out a registration form.  Please fill it in and bring it back with the $5 fee which includes $1 for membership and $4 is for insurance.  If you do not have a printer there will be hard copies of the registration form available at the club.
Our Social Conveners, Heather and Glenda will have a sign up sheet for help with refreshments.  Please step up and help.  It is not a big job if it is spread out over many people.  Heather and Glenda are responsible to make sure the supplies are there but it is not their job to make the refreshments every week and clean up.    Please consider bringing you own mug so we can cut down on waste.
If you need a club name badge, we will be taking orders at the treasurer’s table. A badge with a magnet costs $10 or $8 with a pin and must be pre-paid.  Anyone ordering their first ever badge gets a free dance the night you pick up your badge.  Last date for orders is Monday, Oct 1st.
A Calendar for the year has been posted.  Hard copies will be available at the club.
Our presidents this year are Charles Paterson and Doris Buttar.  They are always available to speak with anyone if you have any concerns or suggestions.
See you tonight!

Special Event Coming Soon!

T&DLogoOn Saturday, September 29 there is a dance at Trinity United church hall, 360 Reid St.  Our club is hosting this dance along with Lift Lock and the Toronto and District Square Dance Association.  It is an afternoon and evening dance but basic and mainstream dance levels are only available in the afternoon.  We urge you to support this dance. It is an opportunity to dance to other callers, meet other dancers and improve your own dancing by getting more floor time.  As we are a host club we will be providing the eats for the afternoon session. There will be a sign up sheet at the club.  You can choose to bring cookies, squares, fruit or veggies.  Your choice.  If you bring cookies or squares, no more than 2-3 doz each.  The callers volunteer their skills for this event as it is a fund raiser for the T&D Association.  Callers will be Dave Hutchinson, Dave Williamson and Joe Uebelacker.  Download a flyer!

 

Volunteers Needed

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On Saturday, September 15 we are doing a demo in Ennismore and we need volunteers to sign up. So far only 7 people have signed up. We need at least 9 more people.  Time will be 6-7:30pm. We hope to have two squares to demonstrate what square dancing is and then split up and invite the audience into the squares and Wayne will teach some basic moves.  You can wear casual clothes or square dancing attire – your choice!  PLEASE HELP!