Sunday, November 19, 2017


Good snowy Sunday morning, which is not all that nice outside at this time. The temperature here is -1 C and it is snowing a little now, I'm not sure of the driving conditions out there but I expect the roads are not in bad shape. It will warm up a little during the day, so we will go ahead with the Cookie Club A2 this afternoon. if you want to attend then I'll leave the driving up to your discretion. 
Today we will dance straight ahead Advanced with out any "off the wall crazy ideas", except maybe a little Left Handed material, and try to cover all the Advanced Calls, along with most of the acceptable dance positions we have covered so far.
If you are planning to attend then please drive safely as there was some freezing rain last night before the snow and that could mean it might be slippery in places.
That's it for now, take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the dance floor.  

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Good Sunday morning, on this November 12th which is looking like a half decent kind of day. The temperature now at 7:30 am is -3 C and will heat up to about +3 C by sometime this afternoon. 

The Cookie Club program is the same as the last one, trying to get through all the Calls or as many as possible of the Calls on the Callerlab Advance 1 & 2 List. A look at Split / Box Counter Rotate 1 & 1/2 , and maybe, Split / Box Counter Rotate a Half and 1/2, could prove interesting.  Maybe a 3/4 Zoom wouldn't be too much to throw in. The never ending construction of the new ramp is still going on and that impacts the parking area, so you might end up parking on the street.

That's all I have for today so take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you at the Cookie Club. 

Monday, November 6, 2017


Good Monday morning, after a very wet Sunday, the ground around here is totally saturated with water and so is everything else. Today is going to be sunny and dry with a wind of about 18 / 20 km/h, the temperature now is 13 C but, it will drop gradually until this evening when it will be about 0 C.

The program for Aces tonight is to Call & Dance all, or most of, the A1 Callerlab list, with a review on "Cast A Shadow" starting from a Promenade Formation, fix what incorrect information I gave you last week on "3/4 Zoom", and review "Chain Reaction" starting from a Left Hand Quarter Tag Formation. If you have a Call, you would like a review on, please let me know and I'll work through it.

Okay, that's about all I can tell you this morning, so take care of yourself and each other, and I'll see you on the Dance Floor.

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Good rainy-day morning to you. This morning arrives with a temperature of 8 degrees C and a slight wind of 7 km/h out of the North East. 

What is on the menu for the Cookie Club this afternoon? you ask. You already know we'll cover as many Advanced Calls as possible, and today I want to work "Box & Split Counter Rotate 1 & 1/2", " Motivate Variations" such as In Roll, Out Roll, & Split. and a review of "Chain Reaction" starting from a Left Hand Quarter Tag. and "Cycle & Wheel". This should fill the afternoon program.

Don't forget tomorrow evening is Adams Aces with another evening of "A1" Dancing.

That's all I have for this rainy morning, please drive carefully when you are returning from Peterborough. Take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance Floor.

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Good Saturday morning to you, it is a little cool outside this morning with a temperature of 6 C but it should warm up to about 19 C by this afternoon. Tomorrow we are looking at 10 degrees Celsius and rain, rain, therefore you will not be working outside so, you might as well come out to the Roy G. Hobbs Community Centre and Dance A2 at The Cookie Club. That's where we'll be, I know some will be in Peterborough but if you aren't  then this is for you.

Don't forget we are back at Queen Elizabeth School on Monday evening for Adams Aces, we hope to see you all there.

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

Friday, October 27, 2017


Good morning, on a cool Friday October 27th, only 6 degrees C now but will get up to around 12 degrees by this afternoon.

Normally we do not have the Cookie on the 5th Sunday, but due to loosing Thanksgiving Sunday we decided to hold it on October 29th. We didn't realize Don was holding a dance in Peterborough on the 29th. However, if you are not going to Peterborough and want to dance A2 we will be at the Roy G. Hobbs Community Centre from 2 - 4 Sunday. We will cover as many A2 Calls as possible and if you have some Call you would like a workshop on, then just let me know, and I will do that for you. 

Till I see you, take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the Dance Floor.  

Thursday, October 26, 2017


I know I don't normally write a blog on Thursday but here goes. The BOSE L1 COMPACT system is for sure the best sound I have ever heard in a Square Dance Hall. Let me say that after using an old Newcome 75, and various Hilton Amps, 75, 100, MA150 and a Stack type or Phantom type speaker system, for in my case for about 44 years, the Bose L1 Compact is without a doubt the best I've ever heard. It takes a little getting use to at first, but man, it sure makes a huge difference to the sound quality and clarity without harsh spots such as are produced by a yak or stacked speaker system. Last night was the third time I have used it and I'm sure I have everything under control now, just so easy, simple and light weight to transport, setup and use. 
The only drawback for Callers with decent sound systems already, is the price, but if you were to add up a Hilton MA150 + Yak-Stak, + Shure Beta 58 wireless mic + speaker stand, you would find the L1 to be comparable, if not cheaper. If you are thinking about upgrading your calling equipment, get the Bose L1 Compact, the best money you'll spend on square dance calling. All I have to say is, thank you Caller Bob Summers for letting me try your L1, one nibble and I was hooked.
That's it for today take care of yourself and each other and I'll see you on the dance floor.