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.

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Good Morning Dancers, we have some very icy conditions outside this morning, so be extra careful when you are walking.

Many Dancers have told me that they would like to Dance Plus once and a while, just to get some extra floor time and brush up on their Plus skills. Therefore  Judy & I have rented The Alexander Community Centre on Silver St., just East of Merivale Rd and off of Shillington, for Saturday afternoon February 17th 2018 from 2:00 - 4:30 PM to host a 2 & 1/2 hour "Straight Ahead Plus Dancing" where I would cover all the Calls on the Callerlab Plus list and apply the most common positional dancing posible. This is open to any Dancer who has completed the Callerlab Plus Program, and any dancer who regularly dances at the Advanced and Challenge Programs. Hopefully this is what you are looking for. see the flyer below. 

I know this is not the best picture but it gives you the info.
Take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the dance floor.

Monday, January 8, 2018


Good afternoon Dancers. Just to let you know there will be Adams Aces tonight at Queen Elizabeth School. This is our first night back following the Christmas break, the weather network states that the snow is supposed to stop early this afternoon, so if you feel like driving we will be there. Please take care through the day and while driving.


Monday, January 1, 2018


To all our Families, Friends, Campers, Sky Divers, Square Dancers past and present, Teachers and Fellow Callers, we take this moment to wish you all a Very Happy & Prosperous  2018. We also hope your health and wellbeing allows your continued pleasure and enjoyment, in the activity which you are a big part of.

Take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance Floor or for sure, I'll see you when you're older.

Sunday, December 24, 2017


Good morning to you on this Christmas Eve Day 2017. If you don't get your shopping finished today, then I'm afraid you will have to wait till next year.

Although many times I say or sing: "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, it's the best time of the year" I have made the discovery that this statement is not necessarily so.
 Thinking back over my own life there was a time when I was young, that Christmas was all about getting that set of "Roy Rogers six shooters and holsters" that I saw in either Simpsons or Eatons Catalog. Oh I wanted them so bad, I could feel them in my hands and slapping against my sides as I ran. Then on Christmas morning when it was time to open the presents, what an emotional trainwreck it was, when the gift in the box that looked like it could be the six shooters, turned out to be a pair of Long-Johns. I am sure that one event of seventy some years ago, changed my emotional thought process forever. 

Today I think about "Toy Mountain" and how many youngsters will not get that one toy they dreamed about. I think about the "Abused Mother" who has to bring her child to eat at the Salvation Army Food Kitchen, and the Homeless Veteran hanging around the "Mission" looking for a handout. In these cases Christmas is definitely not the best time of the year. But I'm hopeful a pair of mittens, or a hat, or even a pair of Long-Johns could change their outlook on life forever.

Take care of yourself and each other and if you get a moment say a little prayer for those who have not, nor can not.