April Fool’s Dance

AprFoolJoin us Monday, April 1st for an April Fool’s Dance!!

We’ll have fun tips and participants get a special dangle!  Dress up as an April fool! (Whatever you envision that to be).

Visitors welcome – come join in the fun!

7pm – George Street United Church at the corner of George and Mcdonnel Streets in Peterborough.

2013 Peterborough Caller School

Joe Uebelacker is leading a caller school in Peterborough starting May 31, 2013.  Members of Lift Lock and Otonabee are being offered a discounted rate to participate.  The course will include emphasis on how to call, learning the mechanics of choreography – set ups and get-outs, lots of mic time and helpful critiques, how to practice to get better and more.  Please visit our resource page to view the information flyer and get more information.



We wish our members and square dancers everywhere a wonderful 2013 filled with many happy hours of dancing!

With the new year comes our club start up for our winter/spring session of dancing.  Next Monday night, January 7th will be an Open House where we invite anyone who is interested in modern square dancing to come out and meet the club.  This will be a free night for everyone!  We start at 7pm at George Street United church hall, cnr George and Mcdonnel Sts., Peterborough.

Our 6 week session for new dancers starts on Tuesday, January 8th at 7pm but at a different location.  Keith Wightman Public School, 860 St. Mary’s St., Peterborough.  Times: 7 – 9:30pm.  Registration forms are available on this website.  Cost for the 6 week session is $30 per person.  If you have any questions and wish to speak to someone, please phone Sandy at 705 2582.

A few notables…

A couple of items to bring to your attention.


CHANGE OF LOCATION! The dance will be held at CRESTWOOD SECONDARY SCHOOL , 1885 SHERBROOKE ST. WEST. PETERBOROUGH. We will be in the cafeteria (which is where the A1 dancers dance at Spring Spree). It is a very nice hall with a stage. Due to our wonderful club with so many enthusiastic members, the executive felt it would be better to have a larger hall for this dance.

All of our dancers are invited (and encouraged) to come out on this day – including those who joined us in September. There will be Lift Lock members too and we hope many visitors from other clubs. There will be representatives from our Toronto and District Square dance Association and probably from the Ontario Federation of Square Dancers. Joe Uebelacker will be receiving a Trillium Long Service Award for 48 years calling square dancing.

We keep boasting about our club to the District and the Federation so please come out and show them we really do have a BIG club of happy dancers! Both club callers (Wayne and Joe) will be entertaining us on that day.

There will be a little more set-up required at the school and we will need about 8-10 people from Otonabee to come early – just after 1pm. There will be a sign up sheet for people to help. It will be on the flyer table on the next two club nights. A separate sign-up sheet will be there for volunteers to clean up. Please step forward to help with these jobs.

We will also have a sign-up sheet for pies!!!! We need about 36 pies. Please sign up. We usually get a good assortment so no need to specify what kind you will be bringing.

There will be other people using the school gyms but there is ample parking both in front and behind the school. You can also enter through the doors at the back parking lot.


We had a wonderful day on October 20th where 5 squares of dancers were taught all the moves of the mainstream program. Wayne will now be calling all 17 moves during club nights. This is the second time our club has taught mainstream in this way. From our survey in the spring our members asked for more dancing time on Mondays and less time standing around being taught.

For those few people who were not able to attend we do understand your disappointment in missing this teach. However all is not lost! Wayne is teaching the same moves every Tuesday night in Baltimore at Lakeshore Waves club. , Baltimore Recreation Centre, Recreation Road, Baltimore. 8-10pm. Speak to Wayne for more information.

Also mainstream (and basic for that matter) teaching is available on the website www.saddlebrookesquares.com/lessons.htm or go into our website www.otonabeesquares.org and click on the link. For those who do not have internet, we have a few DVD’s of the same program.

Have a happy Halloween party tonight!
Your Executive


Due to larger number of dancers we hope to see at this dance, we have changed our venue to CRESTWOOD SECONDARY SCHOOL at 1885 Sherbrooke street west, Peterborough .

This is the same school where we host the annual Spring Spree. It is about 1/2 km west of the original venue of Westdale united church.