Saturday, February 17, 2018


Good morning to you on this cold February 17th. with a temperature of -21 C and heading for a high of -2 C by this afternoon. Fortunately, Judy is on the mend from her "not feeling well and spending yesterday afternoon at the clinique to find she is okay, with nothing contagious". Thankfully she will be with me this afternoon, although "I Think" she should not be dancing.

Back in October/November, following some conversations with Dancers who had either danced at PJ's or have gone on to dance Advanced & Challenge, who felt they were loosing their Plus Skills. I thought it might be a good idea to hold a Saturday afternoon Plus Dance that would allow Dancers to get a little more floor time and brush up on their Plus Dancing skills, today seemed to be a long way off, now it's here.

We hope to see you this afternoon at "The Alexander Community Centre" 960 Silver Street, just off of Shillington near Merivale Rd. For 2 & 1/2 hours of "as smooth as I can make it, Plus Square Dancing" with lots & lots of what you already know and a little of what you might not remember or know. As always if there is something in particular you would like to go over or walk through, just let be know and I'll work it into the program. 

Drive safely, take care of yourself and each other and we'll see you this afternoon 2:00 - 4:30 PM.

Sunday, February 11, 2018


Good morning to you on this February 11, 2018 as the daylight hours slowly increase and the risk of freezing rain is close at hand, such is the forecast for this afternoon.
What do we do about the Cookie Club? To tell it like it is, is there is a high risk of freezing rain and since we only have to travel a couple of hundred yards there isn't a problem, but for you having to drive to get here and back home there is an issue. We will be at the Cookie Club this afternoon and you will have to make the decision as to weather you want to drive or stay home. If you attend we will be very happy to see you, or if you stay home we'll be happy knowing you did and that you are safe. That is the best I can tell you, you decide.

Tomorrow evening is Adams Aces and the forecast is sunny with cloudy periods in the afternoon so it should be decent winter driving. Anyway that's all I can tell you this morning, take care of yourself and each other and above all else, if you drive, drive safely and keep an eye out for the ones who do not, and there are lots of them on the roads.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Making the correct decision

Yes I feel very happy that we made the decision to cancel Aces last night. Given the situation of the streets, roads and driveways this morning, and the fact that no one made an attempt to get to Aces, and that this morning should find everyone without incident, makes me even happier.
Take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the dance floor soon.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Adams Aces

I know it's late to be posting the blog but I was waiting for the weather and as it is not nice with a 90% chance of freezing rain.

Sunday, January 21, 2018


I turned 16 yesterday and I'll only get up when I want to!

Good Sunday morning on this Cookie Club #2 for 2018, which according to the weather network is going to be a fairly nice day with temperatures around 0 C and no snow till this evening. 

For the Cookie Club this afternoon we will as always try to cover all the Calls on the Advanced list, as well as take a look at "Linear Cycle" which according to Tamination has had the restrictions of from "Ocean Waves Formation " only at the Plus Program,
removed at Advanced, allowing it to be used from any Formation where End and Adjacent Centre can "Single or Partner Hinge". you can check this information out by clicking on the link below.
Linear Cycle at A1.
That's about all for today, take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you smiling on the dance floor.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Don't forget Cookie Club Sunday

 Good morning and yes, it is Friday once again.Where does the hours, days weeks and months go? Sunday January 21st. is The Cookie Club once again, then Monday the 22nd. is Adams Aces, when I sure hope the weather and the school are much warmer than last Monday. 

It won't be very long until February 3rd. which is Frosty Fling, a Saturday afternoon dance put on by EOSARDA and provides an opportunity for New Dancers, Mainstream Dancers, and Round Dancers, to get out and practice their Square & Round Dance Skills learned so far this Season. 

Saturday February 17th. is when we host our "Plus Definition Dancing" from 2:00-4:30 in the afternoon at The Alexander Community Centre.

You might ask why we are doing this? The answer is, we are doing this for you, The Dancers, many dancer who are either learning or dancing in the A1 - A2 and C1 Programs tell us they are loosing their Plus skills, and some of the dancers who have completed their learning Plus, have ask us for more practice. other reasons are because of their regular Clubs dance in the evening and our winter road conditions and weather conditions do not always allows us to travel any distance at night, when either the Clubs have to cancel their night or we are not prepared to drive in such conditions.
 Hopefully both road conditions, weather conditions and daylight driving will be in our favor and we can make this a successful event. 

That's about all I have for today take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the dance floor.

Sunday, January 14, 2018


Yes indeed, this is the first Cookie Club Sunday in 2018 and of course has to follow the Halfway Dance held in Carleton Place last night and be on a very cold day. Right now in our town it is -25 and feels like -29 with the West wind. 

Today at the Cookie Club we will try once again to cove all the Calls on the Advanced lists. We hope to see you there.
Take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance floor.