The Festival 2014 collection
... by Nancy
Square Dancing is Fun
Bob Cathcart, long time caller of the Capital Steppers, passed away Wednesday from cancer. Bob was a master choreographer who entertained his dancers with smooth dancing.
If you were lucky enough to ever dance in one of the clubs he called for, you would see that Bob made a point of meeting and greeting every dancer during the evening.
Bob retired from calling in 2012 and caller Paul Adams wrote a wonderful tribute to Bob on the occasion of our Ottawa Area Callers Association retirement dinner & presentation for Bob. Here’s a link to that article
It was Bob's wishes not to have a service. Condolences may be sent to:
1509 Claymore Ave
Ottawa, ON, K2C 1T2
Have you been missing out on the fun? Why not join a thousand other dancers throughout Eastern Ontario, from Ottawa to Bellville, Kingston to Cornwall, Pembroke to Prescott?
Each September, Square, Round and Line Dance Clubs begin their Fall season. These clubs invite you to join them at their Open House nights and experience for yourself the fun of dancing
We've prepared a list of clubs that will you show how easy it can be. Visit one or more club. No experience necessary. All ages. No partners needed; Solos welcomed for Square Dancing and Line Dancing.
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The Swinging Swallows in Pembroke are celebrating their 30th Anniversary. Former EOSARDA callers Mel Wilkerson and Andy Himburg-Larsen have called at the club for many years. The 30th celebration takes place on September 30, 2:30 - 7:30 with a pot-luck supper mid-way through the event. It's open to all. Dancing will be Basics/MS/Plus with Francois Desmarais, their Club Caller keeping them busy. Please let Gloria Bateman (email@example.com) know if you will be attending.
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.