There was a mention of a newsletter at a recent club dance night and I thought it was called the Tropics News, which didn’t make a lot of sense to me.  So I looked it up and it turns out it was really a reference to TOPICS News, which is an Official Publication of the Toronto and District Square and Round Dance Association Inc. and is published eight times a year.  On the T&D website there are September 2010 and October/November 2010 issues posted online along with the current issue.  There is also a publication called Chatter available and it covers the news of the annual International Square and Round Dance Convention held each May.  This season the convention will be held May 12 – 14, 2011 and it will be the 50th Anniversary!  It features dancing for many levels so check it out.

Learning Tools Online

We wanted to let you know about the TAMinations website  It is a fabulous resource and has all of the moves you are learning available in an annimated format.  It’s a great way to review what you have learned from Wayne. Further, if you are having trouble learning a particular move this format may help you.   All the basic moves are included under the “mainstream” list.  The definition of each move is also included.  Enjoy!

Thanks to the Tam Twirlers for creating such a great resource!