Monday, November 28, 2016


Good morning to you and to the 28th day of November, with a morning temperature of -1C  but is expected to rise to +1C by this afternoon with the help from a little sunshine, maybe.

The program for Adams Aces tonight will cover all the Calls on the A1 List with emphases on the following Calls "Cast A Shadow" from 2 faced Lines & Ocean Waves both Left Hand and Right Hand, "Turn & Deal" from Lines Facing Out, "Left Wheel Thru", "Partner Hinge" & "As Couples". This should keep us fairly busy for the evening. If you have any particular Call you would like to take an indepth look at, please let me know, and I'll work it into the Program.

That's all I have for today, take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance Floor.

Sunday, November 27, 2016


Good Sunday morning to you on this going to be a nice day as the Red Blacks get ready to play the Grey Cup Game and we get ready to dance the complete Advanced Program at the Cookie Club.

Today at the Cookie Club we plan to take a good look at "Transfer And Anything", the Anything could be " Crossfire", "Turn & Deal", "Single Wheel", or "Remake". Also we'll run through a few of the various "Motivate Setups", as well as "Reverse Recycle", "Mix The Windmill", & "Follow Your Neighbour The Windmill", this should more than fill out the afternoons dance program.

Tomorrow evening is Adams Aces and I'll post the Program tomorrow morning.
Take care of yourself and each other, and I'll see you on the dance floor.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Good Sunday morning with it's not so nice weather, +2 C with some snow flakes falling, and I don't know why I never seem ready for this stuff. 

The Cookie Club program for today is of course all the Calls on the Advanced List (A1 & A2), I want to look at that Chain Reaction we worked on last Sunday, as well as "Mix The Windmill" and "Follow your Neighbour The Windmill", and "Split Recycle", with some "Motivates" for flavour. If we get this much covered nwe will be doing very well I think. If there is any Call that you would like a little workshop on then please let me know and I'll work through it for everyone.

Adams Aces is tomorrow evening and I'll post that program tomorrow morning, 
Take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance Floor.

Sunday, November 13, 2016


Good Sunday morning to you, it's hard to believe I haven't written the the Blog since October 31, time sure does fly. especially when I have to run up to the clinic to get my infected toe dressed every second day. However, it is getting better, slowly but surely, but not completely heeled up yet. According to the Weather Network it should be a nice day for driving, with sunshine and a high temperature of 12 C.

I assume you might be wondering what is on the menu for the Cookie Club this afternoon. For starters and seeing that we have had two Sundays off, I hope to cover every Call on the A2 list with emphases on "Spin The Windmill" starting from a Quarter Tag, Three Quarter Tag, Double Pass Thru, Trade By and Parallel Diamonds, we might even try Anything The Windmill, such as Mix The Windmill or Follow Your Neighbour The Windmill, where the Centre Dancers do the Mix or The Follow Your Neighbour and finish with a 3/4 Cast, while the Ends Face in the direction designated and Circulate Two Positions. This will only happen if we don't have too many trainwrecks on the rest of the A1 & A2 Calls.

Tomorrow evening we are back at Adams Aces to practice our skills at A1, and for those Dancers who ordered Name Badges can pick them up, if you have ordered badges with magnets they are $9.00 each and $7.00 each for badges with pins.

That's about all I have for today so take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance Floor.
All charcoal drawing

Monday, October 31, 2016


Happy Halloween to you, or Happy Adams Aces Day if you would rather, or happy run around day if you were me. I have to be at the General Hospital for 8:30 am to have my toe checked by my Doctor, back to Orleans for 10:30 to get my antibiotic drip changed and go to the Riverside Hospital for an ultrasound on my foot at 1:00pm, then back home to get ready for Adams Aces tonight. 

Adams Aces Program for tonight is to try to cover all the Calls on the A1 List from standard application, with a little emphases on "Cycle & Wheel", "Swap Around", "Reverse Swap Around", "Turn & Deal from lines facing out", and "Cast a Shadow from 2 faced lines and ocean waves". That will surely fill the evening, if we can get through it all. All we have to remember is that "The Call Definition does not change, only the position which you are in will make your part of the traffic-pattern feel different to you".

That's all I have for today and I had better get a move on , so take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance Floor.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Good Tuesday morning to you, and if you attended Adams Aces last night I hope you had a great time. From my perch on the stage I thought the A1 dancing was very good, taking into consideration that it was the first night back, following about a three week lay off. Going over my check list of the 50 A1 Calls, I calculate that we covered 40 of them last night, that is excellent. 

My job now, is to build next weeks program to cover the 40 we covered last night and add the remaining 10 to complete the list. By building these programs like this, I find it only takes a few weeks until we can start working on the other slightly more complex positioning from where the Call can be started, similar to what we did with "Wheel Thru", "Cast a Shadow" and "Split Square Thru" last night. The end result is you will feel comfortable Dancing to any Caller, anywhere, at the A1 Program. So as I wrote yesterday don't get discouraged, frustrated or give up, because you will all get there. 

Remember the best method to gain success at any Square Dance Program is floor time, or the more you dance the more confident you become and I don't mean just at Advanced, I mean at all Programs. I have had many C1 and C2 dancers attend Mainstream, Plus & Advanced dances just to get more floor time, which keeps all the Calls fresh in your mind. Many times Dancers will only attend dances which are set to the Program they are currently dancing and I can assure you their Foundation Calls from the Basic/Mainstream & Plus Programs start to depreciate after a very short time. Therefore I say the key to becoming a competent, confident Dancer is get as much floor time as you can.

That's all for today so take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance Floor