Club Survey Launched!

The Otonabee Squares club executive is interested in your thoughts!  Please visit our online survey to provide your input!  It will only take you about 5-10 minutes and your responses will be used by the executive to make decisions about the short and long term future of the club.

The direct link to the survey is:

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey please don’t hesitate to contact us for help!

Mainstream Workshop Offered!

Join us on Sunday, March 6 from 3-5pm at Knox United Church, 400 Wolfe Street (This is our usual venue).  This is a free dance for mainstream dancers to practice their moves!

Keep in mind that this workshop is not a mainstream teach session – you must have been taught all 17 mainstream moves.  It is a chance to practice and review anything you are having a problem with.

See you there!

Valentine’s Dance!

Bus trip to a Valentine’s Dance is being organized by Otonabee Squares for new dancers!!!

On Saturday February 12th at 1:00pm a bus will be travelling from The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough to Thornhill Presbyterian Church at 271 Centre Street in Thornhill.

Cost of bus for Otonabee club members will be $5.00 per person and the cost of the dance is $12.50 per person which includes an optional chili supper including chili, bun, tea & coffee and sweets.  For those not wanting chili the bus will take people to an alternative location (possibly Tim Horton’s).  There will be a sign up sheet at the club dance.  Email us if you need more information!

Back to Business

The club enjoyed a fun party return night this past Monday including a pot luck dinner!  Please send me some photos if you took some!

Starting next week, January 10th, we’ll be welcoming brand new members to the club and their first dance will be free!  We’ll also have some Girl Guides there with us and I can’t wait since I happen to be a Girl Guide leader myself.

We’re also gearing up for the Frosty Fling – we will see you there?  Let us know in the comments section below!

See you Monday!

Dancing starts again Monday!

We hope you all had a good Christmas!  

This is just a reminder about our     POT LUCK dance on January 3rd.  We will start at 6:30pm and hope to eat around 6:45pm.  After dinner will will have a party dance.

Please remember to bring a plate, mug and utensils!  

Please also remember that we will starting new dancers on Monday, January 10th at 7pm.


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.