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!

September Program

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The club night program for September will have basic dance level from 6:30 to 8:00pm.
We will be teaching basic moves for new dancers AND for those dancers wishing to review the basic moves.

8:00-8:30 pm will be full basic.  If you know your basic moves well and are planning to learn mainstream this season, you must stay for this half hour to get ready for the mainstream teach which will begin on October 1st.  This basic review time will help you prepare for the Sept 29th dance.
8:30-9:00 pm will be full mainstream.
Note, if you are unsure if you are ready to start learning mainstream, speak to Wayne.  There is a possibility that our club may do an all day mainstream teach later in the year if there is sufficient interest.

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