square and round dance in eastern ontario

Swing Into Spring

Swing into Spring is an eastern Ontario dance weekend established under the joint auspices of the

Swing Into Spring is held annually on the weekend of the first Sunday in May at the South Grenville District High School in Prescott, Ontario. Through a fun and exciting weekend of square and round dancing, Swing into Spring lets you dance to visiting dance leaders who have been selected specifically to provide interesting and innovative workshops along with entertaining and fun dancing.

You’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with dancers you already know while making many new dance friends. The Swing Into Spring Committee especially hopes that dancers who have only recently started dancing will join us to expand their dance experience, make new friends, and send the dance season that’s ending out with a bang!

Your Committee is working hard on Swing into Spring 2022

Ever the optimists, the Swing Into Spring Committee is still hard at work. With hopes that things will get back to normal again (and soon, we hope!) we've already begun working on Swing into Spring 2022! We’ve been able to engage the services of some excellent dance leaders for the 2022 event. It’s going to be a very good time!

Check back regularly, both here and on our Facebook page for the latest information about Swing Into Spring 2022.

Stay safe. Be well!

Swing into Spring 2022
29 April to 1 May

Tom Miller
Ted Lizotte

Tom Miller lives a small community in western Pennsylvania. He is a full time modern western square dance caller who has turned his favorite hobby into a full-time operation. Tom calls the CALLERLAB list, Mainstream through C-1. Tom has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, averaging 50 thousand miles per year. He works locally calling for the Killbuck Squares of Patton, an A-2/C-1 club in State College, and Thinking Caps DBD group in Altoona. Tom has recorded for Lou Mac Records, Kalox Records, Eureka Records, Hi Hat records, and is currently recording with ESP records. He is a member of CALLERLAB and serves on the Board of Governors. His hobbies are hunting, fishing and camping.

Ted Lizzotte and his wife, Shelly, live in Manchester, New Hampshire. Ted began calling in 1988 and currently teaches classes from beginner through C1. Ted is a member of CALLERLAB, as well as a CALLERLAB Accredited Caller Coach. He is currently serving on CALLERLAB’s Board of Governors and on its Executive committee in the capacity of Vice Chairman. Ted is also the owner/producer of Throw Back Tunes.

JL and Linda Pelton return to Swing into Spring from Plano, Texas where they have a Phase 4-5 Carousel Club. They regularly teach at the Harvest Holiday pre-festivals each year and the Texas Round Dance Teacher Association yearly festivals. They served as the Harvest Holiday Festival Chairmen in 2008 and 2012, have served on the ICBDA Board of Directors, and JL was the webmaster for ICBDA for the last 7 years. JL and Linda have been featured clinicians throughout Texas and in Canada. Some of their choreography includes Dance with the Devil (4 Cha Cha) A Dream of Yesteryear, (5 Waltz, You Look Wonderful Tonight (5 Bolero), and Autumn by the Sea (4 Rumba).


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