Spring News has bloomed!

This just in – our Spring Newsletter!  Please read it to catch up on all the news.

Next week, April 2, will be our Crazy Hat Day!  Please try to come out for this fun day!   We hope on this day to have a representative from “Our Space” join us to receive our donation of $450.  This was raised selling used square dance clothing.  If you wish to dress up next week, please do so.

Some people have asked why we sell square dancing clothing when we have a “casual dress” policy at our club.  We believe that people can wear whatever they like, casual or square dance attire.  We declare a casual dress policy so no one feels pressured to “dress up”. When our dancers go out to other clubs or special dances it is expected that those dancing as women will wear a skirt – if you like wearing crinolines go ahead and dress the part.  If not, just wear any skirt or dress you like to wear!  Men are expected to wear long sleeved shirts at outside dances.  (Those ladies dancing as men can wear skirts or pants – another advantage of dancing as a man!!). There have been surveys and studies conducted regarding recruitment and attracting people to join square dancing and the conclusion is that casual dress is better way to go.

I would appreciate your opinion to help us do our job as publicity co-ordinators.

Howard and Jean Lander

ABC SQUARES

Dance this FRIDAY, MARCH 23 – 7-9pm
NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – BRING FAMILY; FRIENDS, NEIGHBOURS!
No partner required – singles welcome

George Street United Church
(at George and McDonnel)
Peterborough
 (705)657-9084

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”!

Mainstream Dance

Just a reminder that the above dance will take place this coming Sunday from 2-4:30pm.
Caller will be Joe Uebelacker.

Please come out and support this dance.  Not only will it be a lot of fun, it is a chance to improve your mainstream moves so you will be ready for Spring Spree!   Dancing to other callers is one of the best ways to become a more proficient dance.

Don’t forget two upcoming “outside” dances. See flyers at club night.

Sunday afternoon, March 25 in Stouffville
Tuesday night, March 27 in Baltimore (north of Cobourg).