Mainstream Thursdays

Mainstream Thursdays : 18 Queen Street, Marlbank. 7-9:15pm. Every Thursday starting May 31 to ???. Contact Dave Hutchinson for more information: 613 539 3937

For confident basic dancers who want to learn mainstream and for all mainstream dancers who wish improve your skill at this level. Dave will cover the entire list from many different positions. $7pp.

Click here to visit the T&D website as there may be more dances of interest to you.

Camp and Dance

Shady Acres Campground, 740 Serpent Mounds Rd,  Keene.  The Lakeshore Rolling Squares group hold monthly dances.  Air conditioned hall.  Dates are as follows:
Basic dancers:  Fridays – May 25June 15July 13Aug 10 and Sept 14.
                          7:30-9:30pm  Cost: $7.50 pp.  Wayne Whatman is the caller for May and June;  Dave Hutchinson for July; Wayne Hall for August and Laird Green for September.
Mainstream Dancers:  All of the previous dates but you can also attend the Saturday night dances which will be mainstream and plus dancing.
Dates:  May 26June 16July 14Aug 11Sept 15.  Cost: $10pp for both Fri and Sat nights or $7.50 for a single night.
The Lakeshore Rolling Squares is a summer camp group.  If you have a camper and would like more information, please phone or email Donna Cruwys:  613 962 8816.  There are 3 camp clubs in Ontario.

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.

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 or go into our website 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