Intro to Plus

You are invited to Lift Lock Squares this Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30pm for an evening of learning a few plus moves.

A good knowledge of your mainstream level is recommended. This is a free night for visitors.

The evening ends at 9:30pm. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 859 Barnardo Ave, Peterborough. For information

phone 905 342 5450 or email

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!

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!