Maintream Dance – Sunday, March 17th

Join us this coming Sunday for an afternoon of full mainstream with Joe Uebelacker calling. 
Please note that this month there is a Change of location!
St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 859 Barnardo Ave, Peterborough
The dance will start at 2pm and cost $5 per person.  At 4:30 Joe will give a short talk about what is invovled in learning to be a caller.
The change of location is due to the St. Patrick’s Day parade road closures around George St. church.

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.

Wanted: One Lift Lock Squares Banner

Three of our banner nappers! Pat Gerris, Cheyanne Smith, Rick Gerris (missing is Becca Gerris). Lift Lock only managed to see 7 dancers to retrieve their banner so I guess Otonabee keep it for another week!

A good night of dancing was enjoyed by 26 of our Otonabee members at the recent Introduction to Plus night, hosted by Lift Lock Squares on April 25th. Caller Joe Uebelacker taught five plus moves which they all mastered quickly.  At the end of the evening Lift Lock found that some of the Otonabee elves had napped their banner!


This past Monday was our open house dance and we had a special guest caller, Aaron Goodman, who saved the day by coming all the way from Mississauga on short notice to call for our Open House.  He provided a fun night of calling and introducing our visitors to square dancing.  We owe Aaron a big yellow rock!!

While Aaron was calling a tip, dancer Lyn Curtis removed his shoe. Shown here is a demonstration of her quest to earn a new dangle!

Summer Dancing is upon us!

Summer dancing will begin on Monday May 28th and last through until August 20th.  Each dance will be from 7:00 – 9:30pm but there are two locations we’ll be using.  Most dances will be at St. Anne’s Parish Hall – 859 Barnardo Ave – and one will be at George Street United Church – Corner of George and McDonnel Streets.

There will be seven summer dances to keep your skills sharp and the dancing will be basic and mainstream levels.  Our callers will be Wayne Whatman and Joe Uebelacker and the cost will be $5.00 per person.

For more information please call Sandy at 705-741-2582 or view our flyer!

Square Dance Week is Upon us!

This week  has been proclaimed Square Dance Week in Peterborough by the mayor of the city.  This is in part to celebrate the 50th annual Spring Spree which is happening this Saturday April 21st.

The dance will be held at Crestwood Secondary School and there will be afternoon and evening sessions from 2:00p m- 5:00pm and 7:00 – 10:30pm, followed by an evening snack.  This dance is hosted by Lift Lock Squares and will feature several different callers and all levels of dancing.  For more details visit our dance page or view the flyer.

See you there!

PS – check out the photos from last year’s Spring Spree on our photo page!