Open House on April 30th

 Our annual open house is coming up soon on Monday April 30th!  The open house will be from 7-9pm and will feature an introduction to modern square dancing for beginners at no cost.  Everyone is welcome – singles; couples, families, and youth of all ages.  We’ll also have refreshments for our guests so be sure to join us.

For more information please view our flyer or call Sharon at 705-743-8699.


Dance this FRIDAY, MARCH 23 – 7-9pm
No partner required – singles welcome

George Street United Church
(at George and McDonnel)

Beginners Workshop

The executive is offering to hold a workshop for first year dancers on Tuesday, March 20th from 7-9:30pm.  Location to be advised. We recognize the fact that some people would benefit from extra help and we really do not want to you to give up.  Square dancing is fun especially when you get more confident in executing your moves!

The intent of this workshop is to help the newer dancers.  (But we welcome “angels” to come and help.)   We realize that some of our January student dancers have been ill.  Lessons are only a small part of the learning process.  It is the practice on the floor which solidifies the moves into your brain and body.  When you have danced a few years they talk about “muscle memory”.  It becomes almost a reflex action when you hear the call.    So you need to attend regularly to become a good dancer.

This workshop will not take place unless we have at least two squares of first year dancers. I would hope that all the January class will attend.  Even with two squares the club is subsidizing the evening so we want to know for sure that you will attend.   Please reply to Jean Lander to let us know one way or the other if you plan on attending.  If we have not heard from you in a couple of days the phone committee will be calling you so to save this extra work, please respond.

Spring Spree is coming up and we would like you all to have the opportunity to attend this fabulous event (right here in Peterborough).  This is why the club is willing to put some money and the necessary work and time into this workshop.

In other news….
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Spring Spree, Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett will be making a proclamation to declare the week beginning April 21st as “SQUARE DANCE WEEK IN PETERBOROUGH”!

A few updates!

Sunday, Feb 19 2-4:30pm. George Street United Church. Call 704 743 8699

On Monday Feb 20 we will be offering used square dance clothing for sale. Proceeds will be donated to a yet to be decided charity. Lots of skirts, blouses, men’s shirts, etc.

At our Frosty Fling dance someone slipped two keys into a coat pocket. However it was the wrong coat.  Don Pierce has two keys that don’t belong to him. If you are missing these please call Don at 705 741 1975.

Starting in March a community square dance program (ABC) will start up. For information call Joe Uebelacker 705 657 9084 .

New Dancer Class

Classes for new Square Dancers start this coming Tuesday, Jan 10th.  7-9:30pm.  The classes will be at the McDonnel Street Activity Centre (Lawn Bowling club), 577 McDonnel St, Peterborough.
Four weeks of lessons for $20 per person.  Please call 705-743-8699 to register or for more information.

Make sure you sign up for this session as the next one won’t be held until September 2012.

Change of plans – January 2nd

We will be having a Pizza Party Dance!  (not a pot-luck). Club will provide the pizza and veggie platters. If you have any Christmas baking you would like to bring for dessert, it would be gladly received!

Time and place remains the same – 6pm – 9:30pm.  George Street United Church, cnr McDonnel and George Sts., We will welcome new dancers to come out and meet us and see what square dancing is all about.

There will be a couple of tips to accommodate these new dancers but the rest of the dancing will be for our current members. It will be FREE night too!