The Festival 2014 collection
... by Nancy
Square Dancing is Fun
The successful February 4,2017 Frosty Fling was attended by 155 people. It was great to see everyone having such a good time ... smiling faces tell all.
Clothing was provided by Taggerwear -- a local custom made dance wear company that is located in Barrhaven. They also had a huge assortment of dance shoes suitable for both square and round dancing.
The dance ended with a light lunch of sandwiches, veggies, fruit, and sweets to munch on with tea and coffee while enjoying some socializing off of the dance floor.
Many thanks to the Dance Committee and EOSARDA board members who greeted the dancers, set up of tea and coffee and worked tirelessly to prepare the food. Thank you to Meri Squares for their assistance at the registration and share the wealth desks as well as in the kitchen. Your help was greatly appreciated. Many thanks to the dance leaders for co-ordinating a great program, to Dave Western for welcoming the new dancers and all the experienced dancers who offered their support.
Whether your club is
... all clubs have one thing in common: They need to continually attract new dancers to replace those who move on, drop out or wear out. Clubs that fail at this basic task will have to close sooner or later due to a lack of dancers.
It's official. EOSARDA's Square Time magazine is now available online as well as in the traditional paper version from the printer.
The link to the Square Time page is in the "More..." menu item in the menu bar
... or you can do it this way.
Future issues will continue to be posted as they become available. All the 2016 issues are posted there as well
While you're there, check out the rest of the articles and perhaps share something that you've read or written
Tell us your ideas on how to get young people involved in Square Dancing:
• How do we get them interested?
• Where do we find them?
Perhaps this will mean starting up a Youth Club in your area. Please use your local contacts to see if there would be any interest.
EOSARDA has proposed a framework to encourage young dancers to get involved.
- A PDF version of the recent Power Point presentation on the Young Dancer Initiative is linked here.
- As well, we captured the President's Message from the December issue of Square Time for inclusion here.
For more information on EOSARDA's initiative to teach teens modern square dancing or to have a presentation to your club...
Visiting other clubs is a fun way to enjoy dancing. Many of our Basic-level clubs are encouraging such visits by making them Free to new first-year dancers ... and angels get in for 1/2 price. More people equals more fun. More dancing equals stronger dancers. Encourage new dancers to get active by visiting other clubs.