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NEW SOUTH WALES

Let’s Go Dancing AUGUST 2019 Issue: 7 Volume: 3 Incorporating the Australian Square Dance Review Produced by: The Square & Round Dance Association of NSW

See you at Berry Farm!!!


What’s Happening Welcome to this month’s edition of Let’s Go Dancing. On the opposite page is a flyer for the Wilma Flannery Memorial Dance so keep the weekend of the 18th-20th October free. A registration form is also included in the middle pages for your convenience. As this issue incorporates the National Review there are reports from most states with their updated diaries. There are also reports from the national organisations to keep you informed about what is happening all over Australia. So check it out!!! Our 40th NSW State Convention at Berry is fast approaching. Don’t forget at State conventions you can attend for a day session. At Berry this can be pre-booked. There was a form in last month’s magazine or contact Lynn Yager at registrar.berryfarm@gmail. com Thank you to all those who assist by sending photos, articles and information. Now, find a comfortable chair, sit back and enjoy reading the August issue of Let’s Go Dancing. Till next time. Ros

SQUARE DANCE ACCESSORIES

Jouko

Are you a winner? New NSW numbers in this issue. Check carefully!

SARDA NSW August 2019

Phone (02) 9625 9900 Email: squaredance@hotmail.com

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Square & Round Dance Association of NSW Inc. 2018 Committee

President: David Todd 0411 888515 Vice President: Ed Coleman 02 9875 1975 Vice President: Ted Thomas 0409 986 583 Secretary Rosalind Todd 02 4753 6382 Address for Correspondence: PO Box 229 Blaxland NSW 2774 Treasurer David Calvert 02 9872 8450 M’ship Secretary Barbara Doust 02 96026377 Publicity Officer Country Officer Nth Frances McAlister Country Officer Sth Helen Hodalj

presidentsarda@gmail.com tedandlyn@bigpond.com jarodd@bigpond.net.au dgtcalvert@gmail.com owen.doust1@gmail.com johnfran53@hotmail.com helen_hodalj@yahoo.com

General Committee

Editor

Rosalind Todd

02 4753 6382

jarodd@bigpond.net.au

M’zine Distribution Daniele Kimpton

0404 292 578

danielekimpton@aapt.net.au

Public Officer

Owen Doust

02 96026377

owen.doust1@gmail.com

Database

Owen Doust

02 96026377

owen.doust1@gmail.com

National Associations

ARDA Rep

Helen Hodalj

Australian Callers Federation

ACF Vice Chairman Barry Wonson

02 4229 4069

helen_hodalj@yahoo.com bjwonson@gmail.com

NSW Coordinator Frances McAlister johnfran53@hotmail.com ACF Treasurer Gary Carpenter Gary.Carpenter@de.com.au

National Square Dance Society

Publicity

Pauline Hansford

02 96244396

Review Executive

Rosalind Todd

02 4753 6382

jarodd@bigpond.net.au

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NSW President’s Report

Congratulations to Chris, Mike and Howard for an amazing weekend of dancing at Holbrook. Lots of fun, amazing suppers, great dancing and entertainment, what more could one want! I recently attended the Just Bliss square dance club’s last dance. It was lovely to see a large number of dancers from all over Sydney support Jim Brooks who has had to close the club due to health issues. Jim is to be congratulated for the effort he has put into this club over five years and encouraged so many people to enjoy square dancing. I was able to present Jim with a framed collage of photos as a memento of his time with Just Bliss and I wish Jim all the best for the future. Just a reminder that SARDA in conjunction with the Northern NSW Association are hosting the first Wilma Flannery Memorial Dance in Armidale. It would be great to see dancers from all over Australia come to celebrate Wilma’s contribution to square dancing. All the profit from this dance will be donated in Wilma’s name for the promotion of square dancing in the northern NSW area. The 40th NSW State Convention will be held this month and the committee are working hard to ensure you have a great time. They are busy finalising last minute details. If you haven’t already, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ events/362753967581801/. We are also seeking Expressions of Interest for clubs/dancers who would like to host a state convention in 2021. Don’t forget if you haven’t registered for the National in 2020 forms are available on the web page at https://www.2020sdconvention.com/. As this convention is in our home state it would be great to see lots of New South Wales dancers there. Looking forward to seeing you all at Berry. Regards

David

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Club News CARPENTER & CO Caller: Gary Carpenter Congratulation to Meg & Wayne Hickson on becoming grandparents via Emma. They suffered many cold nights in the wilderness (and snow) outside of Guyra waiting for Clay to turn up. The new dancers are progressing well through the list passing the midway point in early June. The rest of us are getting ready for our annual Fancy Dress night and the Berry State Convention. On a personal note I’m moving onto the retirement phase of life so I should have more time for travel and grandsons. See you on the dance floor. CLOVERLEAF DANCERS Tamworth Aaron and Michelle are still recovering from a serious car accident three weeks ago. A P plate driver came through a give way sign and wrote their Yaris off. The other driver was 22km over the speed limit and also was mid range pca. A number of dancers have helped Aaron and Michelle in various ways since they were released from hospital. Both still have ongoing problems yet to be resolved. They don't expect to be back dancing for at least a month. Fay is also out of action with stitches in her ankle, and will also need some weeks to recover. Meanwhile we continue on with learning some Plus moves when we have the dancers. Many thanks to Margaret Piper who is sometimes able to assist. We welcome new dancer Terri to our ranks. Terri moved to Tamworth from Sydney about a year ago. We are glad to have her join us. HENRY KENDALL SQUARES Caller: Les Heaton Cold nights just right for dancing, warm halls and great calling from all callers through out the state. Les looking after Brian Hotchkies clubs while Brian is away overseas. Birthday greetings to Shirley, Heather and Bob. Christmas in July with plenty of supper for everybody, Bob keeping us singing along with his guitar in hand with lots of smiles on all the faces. Now looking toward Berry and the NSW State Convention. See you all on the dance floor. HILLBILLIES SQUARES Beecroft. Callers: Vickie and Steve Arrie is back in rehab and she’s doing a lot better. Charles has had surgery on his knee and it seems to be coming along all right. A lot of our dancers went to Just Bliss for their final dance and all had a great time, it was sad that Jim has had to close. Once again we have not danced one night during the school holidays as the floor had to be upgraded. Happy birthday to everyone who is having birthdays this August. Page 4

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61st ANSDC Update

Our Committee had a fabulous time at the Halfway Dance at Holbrook! Many thanks to Chris, Howard and Mike for allowing us to do a special draw for dancers who had registered early. If you weren’t there on the Saturday evening and you haven’t checked our Facebook page recently, then I’m proud to announce the winner of the Fantastic Aussie Tours ten day bus trip for two valued up to $6,580.00 is Terry Williams from Western Australia. Terry just couldn’t believe his luck and thought it was a hoax call when David Todd rang to tell him the news! Terry said that he’d never won anything in his life before, and shared with us his other special news, that he was getting married to the lovely Dorothy! What a wonderful honeymoon gift for them! A big congratulations to Terry and Dorothy!!! At the end of the early bird time we have 423 dancers registered including two junior dancers. This includes thirty-eight callers, fourteen cuers and three clogging cuers. You will all know people who still may be umming and arhing about coming. Maybe they have never been to a National Convention before. We are looking into a special welcome and introduction for National Convention first timers! So if you or your dancing friends have never experienced a National Convention before, maybe its time to take the plunge! Although I’ve only been square dancing since 2016, I’ve now been to the past two National Conventions and I love the atmosphere and being part of such a big event with hundreds of people all dancing together to great music in their lovely costumes! The committee are all working very hard to make this a fun and friendly convention for everyone and especially those new to National Conventions. Stay tuned to see what we have in stall for you. Keep up to date with information on local attractions and other 2020 Convention news Check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/43485769360753 5/?ref=bookmarks and website www.2020sdconvention.com. .If you are not already receiving our news letter then you can view all our newsletters on the website too! Cheers Susanne Horvat, Publicity Manager Email: publicity2020sdconvention@gmail.com 0425 394002

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Club News KNEE DEEP SQUARES Chris & Linda Froggatt We have had quite a few members on the injured and sick list over the past months. It was lovely to see Lyndall & Carol back dancing and we look forward to seeing Lily back with us soon. Our get-well wishes to Emily who had a bad bleed in her eye, but due to the wonders of modern surgery is improving with her sight each day. Also wishing Nita a speedy recovery after her fall and stay in hospital. Happy travels Helen & Roy off on a cruise of Canada and Alaska. At the end of July we will be celebrating our clubs 29th birthday with an Elvis and Abba theme, so we are looking forward to seeing costumes of all who dress up for this fun night. Happy birthday wishes to: Linda, Tedda, Jeanette, Jan C. MOUNTAIN DEVILS Caller: David Todd The aroma of soup wafting from the kitchen made it difficult to concentrate on our favourite singing calls at our recent Soup and Damper Night. It was great to have Pattie and Paul from Wesley join us and Lynn and Ed from Southside Rounds plus lots of other visitors including Lavinia & Rossie. The Holbrook Halfway Dance was a great event. The Interstate Olympics was lots of fun. Victorian dancers are obviously much better at ‘Bra Pong’ than NSW dancers. Looks like we need more practise! Dancers who attended enjoyed the Christmas in July Dance at Randwick with the Just Bliss dancers and caller Jim. PANTHER SQUARES Caller: Maree Huffadine Accolades galore to Chris Froggatt, Howard Cockburn, Mike Davey and helpers for a wonderful three day weekend at Holbrook for the inaugural Half Way Dance. Plenty of dancing, great calling, fun & games on the weekend. Many visits to the infamous Holbrook Bakery. Dancers from our club have already registered & booked accommodation for next year’s anticipated extravaganza. Great to have some beautiful winter days recently. Continue to dance two squares plus in the cooler evenings. Congratulations to Vince & June on the arrival of another great grandchild. Ron & Molly heading to the Gold Coast for some warmer times & relaxation. Excitement building as we move to the 40th NSW State Convention in Berry later this month. Birthday greetings this month to Suzanne & Helen. Happy dancing everyone. Page 6

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EXCITING NEWS A BRAND NEW

SQUARE & ROUND DANCE CLUB

STARTING AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019 LOCATION: RANDWICK (NSW) SYDNEY'S EASTERN SUBURBS EMAIL

randwick.squares.rounds.sydney@gmail.com

SUBSCRIBE NOW TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE FINER DETAILS AS THEY ARE ANNOUNCED! SARDA NSW August 2019

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Club News PELICAN PROMENADERS Hello again everyone! Hope you’re all well and still dancing in this chilly and wet weather. It’s been a quiet month for the Pelicans. Working on some new dances and polishing some old ones. All those who attended the Matinee at the end of last month thoroughly enjoyed it! We now look forward to seeing all your smiling faces at Berry! As well as our 5th birthday coming up! We will be celebrating at the end of August with a “Country” themed 50/50 dance! Please come along and celebrate with us! “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain!” As always keep smiling and dancing. WESLEY SENIORS SQUARE DANCERS Outings school holidays included a trip to Watson’s Bay, visits to Guys and Dolls Monday dance at Woonona- Bulli with Tedda Brooks, and with Suzanne’s help Pattie and Paul attended the Mountain Devils Soup and Damper night where they were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed lots of dancing and friendship. Also some dancers put on a demo at a retirement village for the residents....more next time.

NSW Lucky Membership Draw Metro: 4069 Top Cats Country: 4328 Coffs Harbour Square Dance

Previous winners

Lois York Knee Deep Squares Sylvia Thomas Guys & Dolls Winners please contact Barbara Doust on (02) 9602 6377 or write to: 12 St Pauls Crescent, Liverpool NSW 2170 Page 8

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Holbrook Halfway Dance Everyone had a fabulous time at the Holbrook Halfway Dance .This was a weekend run jointly by us along with Howard & Brenda Cockburn and Mike & Lorraine Davey . Our aim was to have a fun dance weekend halfway between Melbourne & Sydney. There was truly a buzz of anticipation of fun and enjoyment as the weekend began. Seventeen squares of dancers enjoyed Mainstream and Plus dancing starting Friday night and this continued during Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and Sunday morning. The dance floor was full at all sessions. Saturday morning was the Halfway Olympics with skilful games, to see which state could take home the coveted “Yellow Submarine” trophy. Alas this year it went to our Melbourne dancers. It was a neck and neck battle of 7-7 up till the game of “Bra Pong” and unfortunately the Melbournians proved their prowess was greater at this challenge. NSW will have to put in a lot of practice for next year, to retrieve the Yellow Submarine trophy that was craftily made by Chris!! Everyone enjoyed the suppers each night that were prepared by Linda, Brenda & Lorraine and we were also well fed at the local RS club on Saturday evening. The after party entertainment by Chris, Mike and Howard was thoroughly enjoyed, especially when Mike interviewed Elvis to get his true thoughts on how he was feeling since Priscilla had left him. After the dance session on Sunday morning, we enjoyed a lovely sausage sizzle, with more slices and cakes before we departed north and south to our respective destinations. As organisers we were truly overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone’s comments as to just how much they had enjoyed our weekend and with so many requests for us to “do it again” next year, we have booked the venue for the end of June 2020. Special thanks goes to the 12 other callers who supported our weekend. We look forward to working together next year to give you another great, fun filled weekend of square dancing! Chris & Linda Froggatt

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My “Just Bliss” Experience. Having danced for a few short years as a teenager, I was reintroduced to square dancing in the early 1990’s. My partner Laurel and I were equally enthusiastic and we progressed together as dancers to the Plus and then the A1 and A2 levels. However, it was not until ill health caused Laurel to stop dancing that I seriously considered trying to call. I have done several of the Brian Hotchkies caller schools organised by our late, wonderful Wilma Flannery, the first as far back as 2007. However, my first serious efforts at calling were not until the 2009/2010 period. These involved a stint filling in as caller for the “Newport Ocean Waves Club” and a period during which I ran a small daytime group at the Bondi Senior Citizens Centre. Those early efforts must have been pretty poor, as I am very regularly told how much my calling has since improved !! An advantage of living in the Eastern Suburbs at Randwick is that it is “sort off” central, no matter where a dance venue might be - North, South or West. The disadvantage has been for some time, that absolutely nothing is at all close, irrespective of direction. It was this that sparked my enthusiasm to start something locally and thus, JUST BLISS began. I had 2 major concerns, namely: ** My ability to successfully take on the establishment and running of a new club, at my age. But more importantly, ** My capacity at my age to become a reasonably competent and successful caller, given all that is required to achieve that. Despite these reservations, I had strong encouragement from Brian and Wilma from Barry Wonson and from Association President David Todd, as well as several other callers, to take the plunge, go for it and start my own club. However, I think I was both encouraged and pushed hardest to proceed by Brett Gill, who has to a large degree been both my calling mentor and occasional critic. So, I would like to especially thank all of those callers, but particularly Brett, David and Brian. I could not have done it without all of your help and support. Page 10

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During the time of the club’s operation, we have had both good times and some periods of struggle. But, we have introduced square dancing to quite a lot of people and we have achieved quite a few very successful highlight events of which I am quite proud. Given this, despite my disappointment and the fact that I would prefer to be successfully continuing, I am quite satisfied and have no regrets about closing after nearly six years. Thank you to all the visitors who have enthusiastically supported the various club functions we have held, especially those who have travelled such long distances just to do so. I was more than happy with our “Christmas in July” closure function. If you attended, I hope you enjoyed it and I again thank everyone who did, for giving us your support and enthusiasm. I hope I will continue to see you all on the dance floor. JIM BROOKS.

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Solo Dancers Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the Coffs Harbour Square Dance Club and was warmly welcomed by all. Gordon keeps everyone motivated and the dances chosen (from their CD collection) are aimed to keep members happy and dancing at their appropriate level. They are a fun loving group and visitors are most welcome at their Tuesday afternoon session. Likewise, a couple of weeks ago, two dancers from Victoria visited the Tamworth Cloverleaf Dancers club and it was nice to have them join us. So, my message to Solo Dancers (and others) is – when you are travelling or going away somewhere check if there is a club in the vicinity and see if you can make a visit. Do not think you are imposing or will not be welcome. Attendance numbers at clubs might be down due to illness or the weather and extra dancers help to fill the square. The 40th NSW Convention at Berry is next on the agenda and the Solo Dress-Set is almost ready to Square-up. Thank you to those who have already volunteered. There is still much dancing to do before the year ends, so check the “What’s On” pages. During August I will be going to dances at Berry and Woolgoolga, then, in October there’s Newcastle and Armidale. Have fun, enjoy square dancing and keep smiling. Phone 0409457342 or email - ejboyd@bigpond.com Eileen Boyd (Tamworth Cloverleaf Dancers)

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Square Dance Dress Code At State and National Conventions there is a dress code. This applies to all sessions except when it is noted as a theme night or special novelty session when the dress code is relaxed to fit the theme. Square Dance attire for men shall be interpreted to include a buttoned, full length sleeve shirt, complete with bolo tie, cravat or similar. Trousers, slacks or dress type jeans shall be neat and tidy. Dress shorts are permitted only in conjunction with long roll top socks. Clean shoes, dancing pumps or dress boots shall be worn and shall be of a type that will not mark or damage the floor. The wearing of a hat indoors, except where it forms part of a demonstration, is unacceptable. Square Dance attire for women shall be interpreted as including the wearing of a full-type Square Dance dress or skirt and blouse, complete with suitable discreet underwear. Full backless-type, bare back or bare midriff dresses or blouses are not acceptable. Dress and jewellery must be such that they will not damage other dancers or their clothing. Clean, low-heeled or flat-heeled shoes or jiffies of a type that will not mark or damage the floor shall be worn. Spike or small type heels are banned (heels must be a minimum 25 mm long in all dimensions in contact with the floor surface) . Smoking in any form is not permitted in any dance hall areas or meeting rooms. Appropriate “No Smoking� signs shall be displayed. Alcohol shall not be consumed on the premises, except as noted (The Refreshment Facility shall not sell alcoholic beverages except at meal times.) All Delegates shall at all times wear their convention ribbon, state identification and name badges of some form.

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NSW CLUB DIARY MONDAY GUYS & DOLLS

Caller: Tedda Brooks 0412 835 685 Woonona Bulli RSL Club Cnr Princes Highway & Nicholson Street Woonona 2516 Weekly 10am Basic/Mainstream KNEE DEEP SQUARES Caller: Chris Froggatt 02 9542 3518 Miranda North Public School 162bThe Boulevarde, Miranda Weekly 7.30 – 10 pm Plus Linda 0421 133 518 SOUTHSIDE ROUNDS Cuer: Ed Coleman 0429900454 Beecroft Uniting Church Hall, Beecroft Rd. Beecroft Weekly 7.30pm Phase III and IV THE RED BARONS Caller: Barry Wonson 02 4229 4059 Wollongong Senior Citizens Centre 192 Gipps Rd Gwynneville NSW 2500 Weekly 7.30pm Mainstream/Plus

NSW CLUB DIARY TUESDAY COFFS HARBOUR Gwen Barnes 02 6658 4633 Taloumbi Gardens Retirement Village 94 Taloumbi Road Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Weekly 3.30pm Mainstream/Plus HILLBILLIES Callers: Steve & Vickie Dean 0411 751186 Beecroft Primary School Hall 90-98 Beecroft Road Beecroft NSW 2119 Weekly 8pm Plus but caters for Mainstream NEWPORT OCEAN WAVES Contact: Doug Lewis 02 9402 0842 Ted Blackwood Community Centre Hall Cnr Jackson & Boondah Roads Warriewood Weekly 8pm Plus/Mainstream Caller: Briian Hotchkies PELICAN PROMENADERS Cuer: Anne Glazier 0409 938 345 St Lukes Anglican Church Hall 151 Blackwall Road Woy Woy NSW 2256 Weekly 7.00pm Beginner Rounds Last Tuesday 50/50 Squares & Rounds RIVERSIDE 8 Caller: Tony Bowring 0408 340 990 Senior Citizens Hall 43 Munster Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444 Weekly 7.00pm Basic/Mainstream WANDERING STARS Callers: David & Shirley Gibbs 02 9798 9374 Scout Hall Cnr Morgan and Cahill St Beverley HIlls NSW 2209 Weekly 8pm Basic/Mainstream WINGHAM S.D CLUB Contact: Bruce Stevens 0428 652 965 Wingham Public School 157 Murray Road Wingham NSW 2429

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NSW CLUB DIARY WEDNESDAY B-BAR-H Caller: Brian Hotchkies 0407-290-010 02 4392 0336 Warnervale Community Hall Cnr Warnervale & Virginia Roads, Warnervale Weekly 6:30 A1. 7:30 Mainstream & Plus CLOVERLEAF DANCERS Contact: Max 0411 501646 Kootingal War Memorial Hall 8A Denman Avenue Kootingal NSW 2352 Weekly 7.30pm Basic & Mainstream DANCE AROUND Cuer: Terry Lee 0418 275 409 West Ryde Public School 6 Endeavour St West Ryde NSW 2114 Weekly 7pm School terms only Easy/Intermediate/High FOREST FROLICKERS Contact: Helen 02 9451 8777 Forest Kirk Uniting Church Cnr Fitzpatrick Ave West & Warringah Rd Frenchs Forest 2086 Weekly 7.30pm Basic & Mainstream CD Club GUYS & DOLLS Caller: Tedda Brooks 0412 835 685 Corrimal Uniting Church Hall Cnr Russell & Underwood Streets Corrimal NSW 2518 Weekly 7.30pm Basic, Mainstream & Plus PANTHER SQUARES Caller: Maree Huffadine 02 9610 2523 Surveyors Creek Community Ctre Ballybunnion Terrace Glenmore Park NSW 2745 Weekly 7.30pm Basic & Mainstream THE RED BARONS Caller: Barry Wonson 02 4229 4059 East Hills Baptist Church Cnr. Forrest Road &, Lehn Rd, East Hills 2213 Weekly 7.30pm A1 & A2 TARTAN PROMENADERS Contact: Geoff 0407 449 384 Cardiff Senior Citizens Hall, 52 Harrison Street, Cardiff NSW. Weekly 7pm Mainstream & Plus WESLEY SENIORS Contact: Margaret McAlpine 02 9389 3191 220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Weekly Mainstream 10am till Noon Teaching Rounds and Basic Experienced Square Dancing 12noon -1pm. Beginners 1pm - 3pm

NSW CLUB DIARY THURSDAY CARPENTER & CO

Caller: Gary Carpenter

0429 827 793

9 Anzac Road Tuggerah NSW 2259 Weekly 7pm SARDA NSW August 2019

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NSW CLUB DIARY THURSDAY NORTHERN WAVES Caller: Frances McAlister 0407 663 017 Lismore Heights Sports Recreation & Community Centre 181 High Street Lismore 2480 Weekly 4.30pm Basic, Mainstream & Plus THE RED BARONS Caller: Barry Wonson 02 4229 4059 East Hills Baptist Church Cnr. Forrest Road &, Lehn Rd, East Hills 2213 Weekly 7.30pm Mainstream & Plus SUSSEX/SHOALHAVEN

Caller: Jan Johnson

02 4402 9038

Wandandian Progress Hall Princes Hwy Wandandian NSW 2540

Weekly 7pm

Rounds & Squares-Basic, Mainstream & Plus

NSW CLUB DIARY FRIDAY KNEE DEEP SQUARES Caller: Chris Froggatt 0421 133 518 Jannali Community Hall Cnr Jannali Avenue & Mary Street Jannali NSW 2226 Weekly 7.30pm Basic & Mainstream MOUNTAIN DEVILS Caller: David Todd 0411 888 515 Glenbrook Public School Woodville St, Glenbrook NSW 2773 Weekly 7pm Mainstream & Plus SAINTLY DEVILS Caller: Margaret Piper 0402 227 966 Drummond School Hall Cnr Rusden & Niagara Streets Armidale NSW 2350 Weekly Rounds 7pm Squares 7.30pm Basic, Mainstream & Plus SUMMERLAND LARRIKINS Caller: Frances McAlister 0407 663017 Alstonville Uniting Church Hall 60 Main Street Alstonville NSW 2477 Weekly 7.30pm Mainstream & Plus WESLEY SENIORS Contact: Margaret McAlpine 02 9389 3191 220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Weekly 10am-12noon Plus

NSW CLUB DIARY SATURDAY CLASSIFIED A Caller: Brian Hotchkies Lynn Ed 0429900454 Berowra Uniting Church 4/6 Alan Rd, Berowra Heights NSW 2082 3rd Saturday 8pm A1 & A2 TUMBI COUNTRY Caller: Brian Hotchkies 0407-290-010 02 4392 0336 Kariong Community Hall Cnr. Woy Woy Rd and Dandaloo Street, Kariong NSW 2250 2nd Saturday 8pm Mainstream & Plus Page 16

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Dancers at Holbrook Halfway Dance

James Brooks Christmas in July Dance

NSW CLUB DIARY SUNDAY OUTBACK GRAND SQUARES Caller: Arthur Johnson 0427633841 Gulgong RSL 64 Herbert St, Gulgong NSW 2852 1st and 3rd Sundays 1.30pm ring to check. Basic and Mainstream SUNSET ROUNDS Cuer: Dorothy Ranger 02 9522 7307 Sylvania Heights Public School 33 Lisbon Street Sylvania Heights NSW 2224 Weekly 4pm Easy/Intermediate Rounds NSW METROPOLITAN CLOGGING THURSDAY WEST PYMBLE FRIDAY HURSTVILLE SATURDAY Morning GUILDFORD SARDA NSW August 2019

Hillbillies Cloggers Hillbillies Southsiders

Vickie Dean Vickie Dean

9979 5736 979 5736

Strictly Cloggers

Jason Nicholson

Colleen 9727 3483 Page 17


Square & Round Dance Associa�on of NSW & Northern NSW Square Dance Associa�on

Wilma Flannery Memorial Dance October 18-20, 2019 MIKE DAVEY (Squares) and

Ed Coleman (Rounds)

New England Girls School (NEGS) Uralla Road, Armidale Sessions: Friday: Saturday:

Sunday:

7.30pm - 8.00pm (Rounds) 8.00pm - 10.30pm (Squares) 1.00pm - 2.00pm (Rounds) 2.00pm - 4.30pm (Squares) 4.30pm - 5.00pm (NNSWSDA -MeeƟng) 7.30pm - 8.00pm (Rounds) 8.00pm - 10.30pm (Squares) 10.00am - 12.30pm (Squares)

Dancing level—FULL MAINSTREAM & PLUS No Supper. Con�nuous tea, coffee and biscuits.

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Payments to SARDA NSW EFT BSB 062329 A/c No. 10436279 Cheques made out to SARDA NSW.Ref: October and Last name or cheques and registration form to PO Box 229 Blaxland 2774 or scanned and sent to presidentsarda@gmail.com SARDA NSW August 2019

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We are now distributing a trial number of new car stickers to each state. These will help promote square dance along with raising awareness of the free call number 1800 643 277 and our web page. We hope this user friendly car sticker will be embraced and utilised by enthusiastic members across Australia in helping to spread the word about our wonderful world of square dancing! Stay tuned for more promotions being coordinated. The Australian Square Dance Review is full of valuable information and is a great way to read about and learn what’s going on around Australia. If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to receiving this magazine via our national web pages @ https:// www.squaredanceaustralia.org - follow the links provided and regularly visit this site to also keep up to date with lots of other important and changing resources. Facebook is growing in its distribution of coming events and it is pleasing to see the huge amount of square dance related posts happening on our national Facebook page. Please post directly on to our Square Dance Society Australia - Facebook page at www. facebook.com/groups/1397239143929309 - that way you share your updates right across Australia and we will all benefit at the same time. It is a great source of helpful communications of club events and points of interest. Congratulations to two Western Australians - Terry Williams and Dorothy Cameron who took out the major prize for the early bird draw to attend the 61st ANSDC - Blue Mountains - 10 to 14 April 2020 - Puttin On The Ritz. Follow the links on www.2020sdconvention. com and to Facebook. Terry and Dorothy recently became engaged and this will be part of their honeymoon! They are over the moon at winning this treasured prize and look forward to meet as many of you there as possible – so - do it now! And make your booking too!!!! Thanks again to the TAWS group who also keep us posted on coming events across Australia @ www.taws.info/taws/diary.lc they also distribute a great number of event flyers, dates and activities for many interested parties. Great to see lots of coming events featuring overseas callers. We are almost being ‘flooded’ with fun & friendship set to music! Let’s make hay while the sun shines. Equally great to hear of our callers travelling far and wide overseas to share our local talent. Well done all – enjoy  Regards - Steve Longwood - President NSDSA Page 20

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National Square Dance Information Line 1800 643 277 Many people have asked “how does the 1800 line work” so I have decided to put out some information to clear up any misconceptions. The 1800 service is based in New South Wales as it was started originally by NSW in 1998 and then later passed on to the National Square Dance Society. These calls to the 1800 number can be made from a land line or mobile, both of which are at no cost to the caller. It was set up to provide a single access point for people to find information about Square Dancing. Committees change, contact numbers change but the 1800 number does not. The service is a National service and is financed by the National Square Dance Society of Australia. It is serviced through a dedicated line to my home, independent of my own services. If I am home, I will answer the calls but, if not, the calls go to a message bank and are answered ASAP by me. If I am away for a significant time, I arrange that the service be checked by one of our committee members who can call into the message bank and retrieve/respond to any messages. I have two contacts for each state to whom I pass these messages as required. If I am home and answer the call and cannot directly assist the caller, I ask them if they would like me to pass their request on to a state representative. Alternatively, I can give them the two contacts and they can call directly. Most people take this latter option. If your club is having a promotion, you are more than welcome to use the 1800 number in your advertising. All that I ask is that you please let me know as it can be very embarrassing and unprofessional if I do not know what they are talking about. I would also need a direct contact for detailed information as required. For example, sometimes I get asked if access to the venue is via “XXXX” street or “YYYY” street. The important thing is that I be kept informed when you refer to the 1800 service. We are here to help you as a response point for your advertising and to refer people to you. If you have any questions, please give me a call. Pauline Hansford, Public Relations Officer, National Square Dance Society of Australia

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BEHIND THE MIKE

Alannah Smith ACF Public Relations

Hello again all, Things are gearing up again in the ACF after the National. Discussions on various topics are underway, including the national program sub-committee’s first draft manual on how to program a national, which is expected by early November. It’s membership updating time and the ACF Web master has been working hard to make sure our website is ready for members to update their information. Members need to remember that the changes to the eligibility criteria means they need to include calling hours when updating their information this year. State Coordinators should have their instructions by now on how to update entries, and can send them out to members. Remember that ACF and APRA renewal fees are also due by 1st August too. A draft three year plan, linked to the ACF Mission Statement, will soon be with ACF board members for comment too. Watch this space for further information. The 2020 Caller Conference continues to gather momentum. It should be great! If you haven’t already booked in, make sure you do so ASAP, and encourage ACF members in your state to also book in. This is a fantastic opportunity for callers to get together, learn and challenge themselves to improve themselves and their craft. Clubs and State Associations, you can show your support for the hard work that your callers put in by helping send them to the conference. Callers have many expenses, which they usually absorb as it goes hand in hand with the love of what they do. But clubs and associations can help with these opportunities to enthuse and educate their callers. Have a sausage sizzle or something to raise some money. Your investment will be well and truly repaid by what your caller/s bring back from the experience. Trust me… Speaking of supporting and encouraging new and upcoming callers in practical ways, this was shown recently by callers Howard Cockburn, Mike Davey and Chris Froggatt. These three generous callers gave visiting callers and trainees an opportunity to call to the 140-odd crowd at their terrific inaugural Halfway Dance weekend in Holbrook at the end of June. Many thanks to Howard, Mike, Chris and helpers. We’re not the only ones who have already booked in again for next year. Lastly, we are very much looking forward to the 40th NSW State Square and Round Dance Convention in Berry in August. It should be a great weekend. Stay warm! Cheers Alannah Page 22

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Round Dancing News Recently Carol Simondson and Paula & Warwick Armstrong attended three big Round Dance events- first Roundalab Convention in Montgomery, Alabama, then on to the USA Square and Round Dance National in Atlanta, Georgia and, lastly, the International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association (ICBDA) Convention in Orlando, Florida. Australia is so fortunate to have such dedicated and talented cuers and teachers. Congratulations to Carol Simondson who received her ten year teaching award from Roundalab at the convention in Montgomery. Then at the 2019 Round Dance Showcase at the 68th NSDC Paula & Warwick presented and choreographed a beautiful waltz for “Now When the Rain Falls.” You can view this at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftUheqocVqg&list=PLBX3Q4WnzeTEqNBrS0PtPrY IqSMWmLlHj&index=8&t=0s&fbclid=IwAR2C_Yt8o-LhWotDVLlbleBf2ZTpuoBhEY3R_ S1h6u2Pk7DYon1nYHmQF6s&app=desktop In Orlando at the International Choreographed Ballroom Association Convention where choreographers present their dances. Paula & Warwick had two of their dances selected in the “Top 15”. The Top 15 dances are those dances that receive the most votes from dancers who attend the convention. In fact “A Thousand Years” which Paula & Warwick choreographed is number one on the Phase III and IV dance list. “Capone” which they also choreographed was on the Top 15 list for Phase V and VI dances. Congratulations on such an amazing achievement!

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Tasmanian President’s Report What a great time was had by all at the National Convention in Deloraine. The weather was perfect. The floor was magnificent. All the callers and cuers put on a great show which all of the dancers enjoyed immensely. Well done to the committee and all the helpers who put in an enormous amount of time to make the event the success that it was. On June 22nd Launceston Square Dance Club held their 68th birthday dance. What a celebration. Everyone had a fantastic time dancing mainstream, plus and rounds. Trent, Di, Frank and Glenn kept the floor moving. Launceston Club is truly blessed to have such a talented group. The supper was magnificent. I’m sure that no-one went home hungry. Daniella made a wonderful birthday cake. All in all it was a night of fun, friendship and lots of dancing. The next Society Dance will be held at the end of August at the CWA Hall, Lincoln Street, Lindisfarne. Our special guest caller is Glenn Wilson from Queensland. Glenn has been calling for 20 plus years. He has called at thirteen Australian National Conventions. He has been very involved with the Queensland Callers Association, Australian Callers Federation and Callerlab. I look forward to seeing everyone there. It will be an event not to miss. Casino City Club is in winter recess due to John Weatherburn having to go to England upon the death of his brother. Hopefully he will return soon. Until next time. Kaye PRESIDENT

TASMANIAN SQUARE DANCE SOCIETY INC. CLUBS & CONTACTS Please contact before attending: MONDAY HOBART – Bellerive – 7 Balamara St Caller: John Weatherburn Contact Barry Chandler (03) 6272 4898 or John (03) 6244 2144 TUESDAY LAUNCESTON (Plus) Caller: Gary Petersen Contact 0499 085 680 WEDNESDAY LAUNCESTON – Newstead – Cnr. Penquite Rd & Robin St. (Glenn MacLaren & Di Ashton) Contact Glenn MacLaren (03 6326 1775) FRIDAY DELORAINE (Beginners) Caller: Gary Petersen Contact 0499 085 680 Email: tassquare@bigpond.com.au Page 24

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A.C.T. SQUARE DANCE SOCIETY INC. Postal Address: G.P.O. BOX 587 CURTIN. A.C.T. 2605

President: Helen Bates Secretary: Anne Mathas 0407 940 917 ASD Review Editor: Anne Mathas 0407 940 917 Email: ammathas@gmail.com A.C.T. Callers/Cuers State Co-ordinator: Allen Kerr 02 6254 7038

MONDAY Daylight Diamonds fortnightly 1-3pm, Plus Level to tapes at Grant Cameron Centre, Mulley St. Holder ACT Enquiries Terry Polleycutt (02) 6288 2453 Kerr-Ly -Q’ “Plus/A Level - Once a month 1:00 – 3:00pm at St James Uniting Church, Curtin.” Caller Allen Kerr 0459 250 143 TUESDAY ACT “A team” Fortnightly 8pm A2 level to tapes Terry Polleycutt (02) 6288 2453 WEDNESDAY Kerr-Ly-Q’s Weekly 7-9.30pm Beginners, MS/Plus. St James Church, Cnr. Carruthers & Allan Sts. Curtin. Callers Allen Kerr (02) 6254 7038 Alannah Smith & Henk Ten Brummelaar (02) 6258 9332 FRIDAY Moonspinners Round Dance Club Woden Seniors Centre,12 Corinna St. Woden ACT 5.30pm Beginners 7.30pm Club Teacher: Tony McDonald 0411 485 871 SUNDAY Moonspinners Round Dance Club Teacher: Tony McDonald 0411485 871 2.30pm Intermediate 4pm Advanced

ACT President’s Report Kerr-Ly-Qs are currently enjoying their Winter break in lovely Canberra. Before Kerr-LyQs went on break they celebrated their 40th Birthday. We were lucky enough to have Jaden Frigo and Barry Wonson attend this dance which made it a great night of dancing. Raymond attended the North Coast Callers School in Lismore this year with Matthew Mills instructing it. He gained a lot more knowledge and renewed enthusiasm for calling from this school. Most recently a number of our dancers attended the inaugural Halfway Dance held in Holbrook, NSW. Thanks to Howard, Mike and Chris for making it such a great weekend of dancing. It wasn’t all dancing though, with the Halfway Olympics being held on the Saturday morning for some fun and games. Congratulations to Victoria on winning the trophy. Maybe NSW can take it out next year! Best wishes and safe travels for all those who will be travelling to Berry for the 40th NSW State Convention. Have a great time! Helen Bates - President of the ACT Square Dance Society. SARDA NSW August 2019

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Victorian Square Dancing Association Inc President Carmel Sinclair Ph: 03 9803 0163 Email: president@vsda.org.au Victorian Callers Association Inc. President Janice Alexander Ph: 03 9872 5399 Email: vca@alphalink.com.au Victorian Round Dance Association Inc. Secretary Coral Wegmann Ph: 0407 814 686 Email: cozweg@bigpond.com

Square and Round Dance Clubs in Victoria (Please phone first to confirm) Mon Tues

DAY AREA

CLUB LEVEL

Address

Level

CALLER / CUER PHONE

6:30pm

Heatherton

Harlequin Rounds

69 Pietro Rd Heatherton

R Ph II-IV

Coral Wegmann 0407 814 686

7pm

Mornington

Australiana Dancers

17 Currawong St Mornington

MS, P, R

Jaden Frigo

10:30am

Deer Park

Token Squares

Sassella Park Hall Station Rd Deer Park

MS

Barry Wootten 03 9363 5628

8pm

Geelong

The Geelong Club Dancers

Girl Guide Hall 33 Meyer St Geelong

B,MS,P,R

Darren Taylor 0435 091 277

Golden Squares MS

Narre Warren Learning Centre Malcolm Crt Narre Warren

MS

Graham Jameson 0427 545 802 Charmaine Jameson 0427 353 802

7:30pm

Wed

Thurs

8pm

Notting Hill

Jaybee Square Wheelers

Notting Hill Hall 385 Ferntree Gully Rd Notting Hill

MS, R

Con: Alan Bennie 0428 990 873

7:30pm

Nunawading

Whitehorse

Jaycees Hall, Silver Grove Nunawading

MS, P

Janice Alexander 03 9872 5399

Drysdale

Spinning Wheel Dance

R

Carol Simondson 0400 354 445

8pm

Macleod

Burra Squares

MS

Neil Wynn

6:30pm

Somerville

Australiana Dancers

P, A2

Jaden Frigo 0400 878 259

7:30pm

Werribee

Crossroads

MS, P

Howard Cockburn 0417 025 828

8pm

Albert Park

Southern Cross A

7:30pm

Frankston

Activ-ates

7pm

Glen Waverley

Mike’s Plus

7:30pm

Heatherton

Sunnyside Lodge Rounds

Maribyrnong

Essendon SDC

8pm

Fri

Sat

SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre 17-21 High St Drysdale Ivanhoe Diamond Valley Centre 88 McNamara St Macleod Somerville Mechanics Hall 68 Station St Somerville Kelly Park Community Centre Kelly Park Synnot St Werribee St Silas Anglican Church Hall Cnr Bridport & Ferrars St Albert Park Church of Christ Hall 130 Cranbourne Rd Frankston

03 8742 2197

A1&2

Howard Cockburn 0417 025 828

MS, P

Paula Wright 03 9789 1370

Girl Guide Hall 70 Bobong Ave Glen Waverley

P

Mike Davey

Sunnyside Lodge 69 Pietro Rd Heatherton

R Ph III - V

Ella Whyte

Maribyrnong Community Centre 9 Randell St Maribyrnong

MS, P

Hosts: Ruth & John 03 9390 8308 Caller: Peter Humphries 03 9701 3354

Currawong Hall, 17 Currawong St Mornington

Beginners MS & R

03 9590 0550 03 9551 8496

7pm

Mornington

Australiana Dancers

7:30pm

Paynesville

Eastern 8's

Uniting Church Hall Cnr King St & Langford Pde Paynesville

Basic, MS

Max Hodder

7:30pm

Albert Park

Southern Cross Plus

Senior Citizens Hall Ferrars Place Albert Park

Plus F/nightly

Howard Cockburn 0417 025 828

8pm

Cranbourne

Casey Square Dance Club

Cranbourne Girl Guides Hall Grant St Cranbourne

B, MS

Julie Leydon 0498 372 314

10am

Mornington

Early Birds (mornings)

Mornington Seniors Centre Flinders Drv Mornington

MS

Jaden Frigo 0400 878 259

7:30pm

Boronia

Panda Rounds

Boronia Progress Hall 134 Boronia Rd Boronia

R

Alison Tuddenham 0425 756 414

7pm

Wodonga

Wodonga City S/Dancing

Anglican Chruch Hall 39 Emerald Ave Wodonga

B

Host: Malcolm Wright 02 6059 2092

7:30pm

Deer Park

Chemistry Sets

Deer Park Hall 50 Station Rd Deer Park

MS, R

Ralph Weise

Heathmont

Kaleidoscope

Heathmont Uniting Church 89 Canterbury Rd Heathmont

MS, P 1st, 3rd, (P 5th 8pm)

Janice Alexander 03 9872 5399

10am

Mornington

Australiana Dancers (mornings)

Changing Venues please call ahead

1:30pm

Heatherton

Sunnyside Lodge

Sunnyside Lodge 69 Pietro Rd Heatherton

Rosedale

Stradbroke Squares & Rosedale Rounds

Rosedale Woolshed Princess Hwy 4.2km West of Rosedale

FernTree Gully

Kintyre Round Dance Club

Dance Studio 6 Ferntree Gully Rd Ferntree Gully

7:30pm

Sun

Narre Warren

0400 878 259

10am 1:20pm

MS R II-III R Ph III-IV 1st, 3rd MS, R F/nightly (Ring to confirm) R F/nightly

Jaden Frigo 0400 878 259 03 5156 1459

03 9367 2440

Jaden Frigo 0400 878 259 Ella Whyte 03 9551 8496 Hosts: Susie & John 03 5141 1120 Caller/Cuer: Janet Cook 0419 363 614 Carol Simondson 0400 354 445

L = Learners, B = Basic, MS = Mainstream, P = Plus, A = Advanced, R = Rounds For more information - www.vsda.asn.au or www.rounddanceassociationvictoria.org.au Updated July 2019

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Victoria Vice-President’s Report

It’s been a busy time in Victoria with lots of square dance events. All dancers are welcome to attend all clubs and events. We try to have everything listed on either our website, Facebook group and Facebook page. If any information is missing or incorrect, please contact us at any time. We have had the second High Energy Dance organised by Julie Leydon, it was a huge success and it was great to see younger callers stepping up to organise an amazing day. On behalf of the VSDA I would like to thank Julie for all her hard work within square dancing and congratulations on her club’s upcoming 1st birthday. Congratulations to Malcolm Wright at Wodonga Square Dance Club who celebrated their 1st Birthday with a huge turnout, thanks to all the visiting dancers and guest caller Philip Aslanidis who came to show their support. Congratulations also to Panda Rounds with cuer Alison Tuddenham and her partner Phillip Poile who have just celebrated their 1st birthday it was a great night with many new dancers doing so well. Upcoming events for full details: https://www.facebook.com/squaredance.victoria/: VSDA free members dance is being held in Frankston Mechanics Hall on the 18th August 1:30pm. Casey Squares with Julie Leydon, 1st Birthday on the 23rd of August 8pm Cranbourne Girl Guides Hall. Golden Squares with Graham & Charmaine Jameson 17th birthday at the Narre Warren Learning Centre 24th of August at 7pm. The VSDA have a new website: https://www.vsda.asn.au/ We also have a Facebook group open for anyone who would like to contribute events, ideas and conversation about all things square dancing. https://www.facebook.com/ groups/1866814476944291/ The Victorian State Convention will be held in Lakes Entrance 6-9th of March registration forms available on our website and Facebook page. We are offering a bus service from Melbourne to Lakes Entrance for $90 return, discounted accommodation options are also available with an inclusive breakfast and dinner as well as three nights accommodation from $322.50/pp. All enquiries please send to vicepresident@vsda. org.au Look forward to seeing you on the dance floor again soon. Sasha Boon Vice President Victorian Square Dancing Association Inc SARDA NSW August 2019

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QUEENSLAND SQUARE DANCING SOCIETY President: Russell Wall

squaredanceqld.president1@gmail.com

Secretary: Lorraine Keenan

squaredanceqld.secretary@gmail.com

Treasurer: Graham Jones

squaredanceqld.treasurer@gmail.com

Bugle Editor:

squaredanceqld.bugle@gmail.com

QUEENSLAND CALLERS ASSOCIATION President: Elaine Davis

Secretary: Sue Mackley

qca.secretary@gmail.com

METROPOLITAN SQUARES DAY

AREA

CLUB

LEVEL

CALLER

PHONE (07)

MON

Deception Bay

Upbeat Ch.a.o.s

P

Glenn Wilson

3261 4177

Ipswich CBD

Town & Country Squares

B/M/P

Kay Walker

0419 717 520

Caboolture

E.Z. Squares

B/M

Elaine Davis

5496 7471

Alexandra Hills

Gumdale Grandsliders

M/P

Alan Evans

3800 1270

Bribie Island

Bribie Island Squares

B/M

Dance to CD

Sylvia 3408 3452

Crestmead

Logan City Dancers

B/M

Alan Evans

0405 316 469

Brisbane CBD

50+ Centre

B/M/P

Kay Walker

0419 717 520

Alexandra Hills

Gumdale Grand Sliders

B/M/P

Alan Evans

3800 1270

Stafford

Wavell Whirlaways

M/P

Sid Leighton

0418 724 636

Graceville

Uniting Squares Day

B/M

Kay Walker

0419 717 520

Oxley 2nd&4th

Uniting Squares

A

Kay Walker

0419 717 520

Zillmere

Northside Promenaders

M/S/P

Glenn Wilson

3261 4177

Crestmead

Logan City Dancers

A

Alan Evans

0405 316 469

Bribie Island

Bribie Island Squares

M/P

Elaine Davis

5496 7471

Crestmead

Alan’s Allemanders

M/P

Alan Evans

3800 1270

Clontarf

Sunshine Square & Rds

B/M/R

Lynette MacPherson

0409 679 010

TUES

WED

THUR

FRI

SAT SUN

Ipswich

T own & Country Squares

M/P

Kay Walker

0419 717 520

Crestmead

Logan City Dancers

M

Guest Caller

0405 316 469

Clontarf

Sunshine Squares & Rds

B/M/P

Lynette MacPherson

0409 679 010

Graceville 1st&3rd

Kay’s Plus

P/A

Kay Walker

0419 717 520 5445 1238, 0417 729 263

COUNTRY/REGIONAL SQUARES MON

TUES WED THUR FRI

SAT

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Buderim

Suncoasters

P

Nev McLachlan

Caloundra

Lighthouse Squares

M

David Smythe

5492 1254

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay S.D. Club

P

Laptop Playlists

41254173, 0424949944 4054 4885

Cairns

U3A Squares Cairns

P

Graham Durose

Buderim

Suncoasters

B/M

Nev McLachlan

5445 1238, 0417 729 263

Cairns

Ulysses Squares

B/M/P/R

Eddie Ebrington

4045 2620

Buderim

Suncoasters

M/P

Elaine Davis

5496 7471

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay S.D. Club

M

Laptop Playlists

4125 4173, 0424 949 944

Caloundra

Lighthouse Squares

P

David Smythe

5492 1254

Cairns

U3A Squares Cairns

B/M

Graham Durose

4054 4885

Bundaberg

Cane Country

R/M/P

Matthew/Shirley

0418479814, 0488 403 368

Cairns

Cairns City Squares

B/M/P

Laptop Playlists

4045 1737, 4054 7534

Rockhampton

Rocky Twirlers

B/M/P

Michael Mills

0408 703 910

Townsville

Sun City S & R/D Club

B/M/P/R

Kevin, Julie, Darryl

Buderim

Kangaroo Kapers (morning)

M/P

Robin Weltevreden

4788 8762 , 4775 2843 5252 5660, 0418 750 239

Buderim

Suncoasters 1st 3rd 5th

R/M

Nev McLachlan

5445 1238, 0417 729 263

West Burleigh

Burleigh Squares

M/P

A Evans/A Reid

Sue 0412 776 862

Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay S.D. Club

Lrng B/M

Laptop Playlists

0424949944,0404655271

Malanda

Waterfall Squares 3rd

M/P

Graham Durose

4054 4885

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Queensland President’s Report Greetings dancers. With the weather settling down to a warmer version, with an occasional cold night, the numbers reported around the clubs are picking up again. We are getting very few single figure temperatures at night here in Brisbane and we are feeling sorry for those living south of us who are getting the very cold nights. Anybody seeking warmer climate are welcome to come join us at the Queensland State Convention September 6-8 in Rockhampton. We are looking forward to catching up with all the dancers, both Queenslanders and those who are visiting from interstate and overseas. Just be aware we do occasionally get the cooler nights! Elaine Davis has reported that the numbers are building on Wednesday times at Buderim and is enjoying having the interstate visitors joining in while they are holidaying on the Sunshine Coast. A big thank you to Elaine and Bribie Squares for stepping forward to host the caller’s Gala Afternoon and the Sunshine State Roundup in the evening to be held at the hall at Kallangur on the last Saturday in September. All visitors from interstate who happen to be in Brisbane at the time are also welcome to attend this event. To make it easier for all to attend, this event is being held in an outer Brisbane suburb rather than on Bribie Island itself. Congratulations to Glenn Wilson for 25 years of calling being acknowledged by Callerlab. Both his clubs are increasing in numbers regularly and is in great demand doing events in places like Hervey Bay, Tasmania and New Zealand. Many dancers helped Anne and George Stevens celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary at Gumdale Grandsliders. There was a full hall with seven sets attending this night. Gumdale also held their 32nd birthday. We were very interested to see and read the congratulatory greetings from many dignitaries including the Queen, the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. By the time you read this Burleigh Squares would have held their 31st birthday event with Barry Wonson as guest caller. I am sure this would have been a great night’s entertainment. Barry always delivers an entertaining evening for the dancers. Catch you on the dance floor Russell Wall, President Queensland Dancing Society squaredanceqld.president1@gmail.com

SARDA NSW August 2019

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METROPOLITAN ROUNDS Jimboomba

Allemanders Rounds

Beg – Ph V

Paula & Warwick Armstrong

5546 3493

Crestmead

Logan City Dancers

Beg – Ph V

Jane Rayner

0405 316 469

WED

Calamvale

Allemanders R/D Club

Ph II-V

THUR

Calamvale

Allemanders R/D Club

Beg – Ph III

MON

Clontarf SAT

Clontarf

Sunshine Squares and Rounds Sunshine Squares and Rounds

Beginners Experienced

Paula & Warwick Armstrong Paula & Warwick Armstrong

5546 3493 5546 3493

Lynette MacPherson Lynette MacPherson

0409 679 010 0409 679 010

METROPOLITAN CLOGGING TUES

Coorparoo

Chug-A-Lug Cloggers

Basic to Adv

Frances & Stephen Shirley

THUR

Lutwyche

Double Jingle Cloggers

Basic to Adv

Frances & Maureen

SUN

Caboolture

E.Z. Cloggers

Beg to Adv

Stephen Hope

3391 6526, 3398 9658 0429851891, 0429940585 0437 829 522

COUNTRY/REGIONAL ROUNDS & CLOGGING MON

Buderim

Suncoasters Rounds

Lrng II IV

Bev McLachlan

MON

Buderim

Centre Cloggers

Basic/Int

Bev or Carol

5445 1238, 0427 135 442 0459900329, 0427135442

Laughter is the Best Medicine A boy asks his father, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?” “That’s disgusting. Don’t talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies. After dinner the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?” “Oh, nothing,” the boy says. “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.” Mr. and Mrs. Brown had two sons. One was named Mind Your Own Business & the other was named Trouble. One day the two boys decided to play hide and seek. Trouble hid while Mind Your Own Business counted to one hundred. Mind Your Own Business began looking for his brother behind garbage cans and bushes. Then he started looking in and under cars until a police man approached him and asked, “What are you doing?” “Playing a game,” the boy replied. “What is your name?” the officer questioned. “Mind Your Own Business.” Furious the policeman inquired, “Are you looking for trouble?!” The boy replied, “Why, yes.” Q: Why did the witches’ team lose the baseball game? A: Their bats flew away. Page 30

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The Golden West, the big one

SQUARE DANCE SOCIETY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA INC... PRESIDENT: ROBERT DEW P. O. BOX 70, WONGAN HILLS 6603 08 9620 1234 EMAIL:TAMBIN@WESTNET.COM.AU SECRETARY: CELIA KARAS, 3 LONGSTAFF LOOP, SOUTHERN RIVER, 6110. 08 9456 1266. CALLERS’ ASSOCIATION OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA PRESIDENT: GREG FAWELL SECRETARY: JEFF GARBUTT, 1 SPINNAKER DRIVE, LESCHENAULT, 6233 08 9725 8432

METROPOLITAN SQUARES & ROUNDS Day Area Club Level Caller Phone (08) MON Shenton Park Cloverwest MS Andy Colvin 9247 3818 Como Kiwilers Plus Richard Muir 9474 5485 Bentley Riverside MS Trish Holloway 9451 4074 TUES Hamersley Greenfinches MS Steve Turner 0417 092 928 Gosnells Ups ‘N’ Downers MS Taffy Jones 9414 5115 WED Joondanna Dianella Rangers MS Jeff Van Sambeeck 0407 082 709 WhiteGumValley Melody MS & Rds Bruce Gillett 9418 2882 THURS Como Kiwilers Adv Richard Muir 9474 5485 FRI Eden Hill Happy Wanderers MS Kevin Kelly 9379 2590 Como Kiwilers MS & Rds Richard Muir 9474 5485 Ellenbrook, Swan Valley Squares MS Greg Fawell 0417 912241 SAT Floreat Northern Stars MS & Plus Paul Long/Steve Turner Jim Buckingham 94052078 White Gum Valley White Gum Valley MS Rds D.Gauci/ T Hollaway 9337 5385 Bassendean P & R Rounds Beg/PhII Pat Mori 0448 794940 SUN Kallaroo Allemanders Sqs MS& Plus Jim Buckingham 9305 8685

COUNTRY SQUARES

MON Bunbury Bunbury Sq Dancers MS, learning Plus 9795 8557 Mandurah Dolphin Dancers MS Paul Long Joy 0487 243 051 Wongan Hills Wongan Hills MS Robert Dew 9620 1234 THURS Bunbury Jay Gees MS, Plus Jeff Garbutt 9725 8432 FRI York Avon Squares MS Brian Sims 9646 1243 Margaret River Augusta MS CD’s 9757 4527 Albany Swinging Squares MS 9841 6253 Geraldton Friendly Squares MS David Gibson 9938 218 SAT Gidgegannup Gidgegannup MS 2nd,4th wk Alan Eades 9621 1481

COUNTRY LINE DANCE CLUBS TUES

Northam

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Northam Linedancers Easy/Int Ute Dymnicki.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIARY The South Australian Square Dance Society Inc. President: Murray Dempsey Monday FINDON MT GAMBIER NORRIE

Adelaide Outlaws Pine City Twirlers Whyalla Twirlers

MS MS BEG/MS

Graham Elliott Tapes Shirley Gabb

8353 1749 8725 7524 0423 516 716

Tuesday KADINA MAGILL PT. NOARLUNGA VICTOR HARBOUR

Yorke Promenaders Kannella Squares Sunset Twirlers JVC Squares

BEG/MS PLUS MS BEG/MS

Peter Scott Jeff Seidel Les Tulloch John Casey

0419 864 748 8263 5023 0484 233 826 0400 611 211

Wednesday KILBURN STURT

Adelaide Outlaws Sunset Twirlers

Graham Elliott PLUS RNDS PH IV-VI Les & Anne Tulloch

8353 1749 0484 233 826

Thursday MT GAMBIER PT. NOARLUNGA

Allabout Squares Sunset Twirlers

BEG/MS PLUS

Andrea Braun Les Tulloch

0417 509 144 0484 233 826

Friday COLLINSWOOD MAGILL MT GAMBIER NARACOORTE PT. ELLIOT SALISBURY

T & T Rounds Wild Frontier Pine City Twirlers Acey Squares Paddle Steamers Scoot Back Squares

RNDS PH IV-VI BEG/MS BEG/MS MS MS MS

Thelma McCue Jeff Seidel Records Records Guest Callers Ian Rutter

8261 8128 8263 5023 0438 420 615 8762 3629 8552 3879 0408 964 466

Saturday NORRIE

Whyalla Twirlers

BEG/MS

Shirley Gabb

0423 516 716

Sunday COLLINSWOOD STURT

T & T Rounds Sunset Twirlers

RNDS BEG/ PH III-IV+ Thelma McCue RNDS PH II-III+ Les & Anne Tulloch

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8261 8128 0484 233 826

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South Australia Delegate’s Report Farmers and gardeners all over southern Australia feel a sense of optimism as green shoots appear with the first rains after the long stretch of heat and dryness. A fresh, new square dance club has emerged too, based at the RSL Hall at Salisbury, a northerly suburb of Adelaide. “Diggers’ Delights” might sound like the name of a gardening club, but no, it’s named in honour of the veterans whose hall the group meets in. The result of the drive and enthusiasm of SASDS Membership Secretary, Karen Dempsey, with Murray Dempsey and caller Peter Scott, the Diggers’ Club has been meeting every Thursday afternoon for the past few months. The RSL veterans are delighted to see their hall used by a regular and avid group of dancers and Diggers’ Club membership has already grown to almost three “sets” (aka 24 people). They also have a dedicated Facebook page. The annual SASDS and SACA combined dance is traditionally held each July. This year’s theme was “The Best of British”. Red-whiteand-blue outfits and Union Jack bunting filled the Marion RSL Hall - another example of veterans’ graciousness in lending their hall to host square dancing. Seen amongst the crowd were two bejewelled “queens”, one looking somewhat Russian in a Tsarina’s crown and floor-length ermine-trimmed robe. There were also a couple of “Yorkshire men” wearing tweed cap, white shirt and braces. The National Convention 2022 is to be hosted by South Australia, and the expert team who’ll coordinate the event was announced during the evening. In mid-August this year, South Australia’s 44th State Convention, “Click go the Shears” is being held in Naracoorte, a regional centre renowned for producing wool and related products. Naracoorte’s proximity to Victoria’s westerly border has encouraged number of Victorian dancers to register. Registrants now number over 100, but there are still accommodation options available at or near Naracoorte and it’s not too late to become part of the fun. Diana Waters, (Vice-president) for Murray Dempsey, President SASDS

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Down 1 _ _ _ _ _ Deucey. (4)

2 _ _ _ _ the diamond. (4)

3 _ _ _ _ _ _ Cycle. (6)

6 Spin chain and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ the gears. (8)

4 _ _ _ _ off. (4) 5 Starts in column - ends in two faced lines. (10) 7 Diamond _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (9) 9 _ _ _ _ _ Two. (5) 11 Peel the _ _ _ . (3) 13 _ _ _ _ _ _ Circle. (6) 14 _ _ _ _ _ Fire. (5) 15 _ _ _ _ _ Right. (5) 18 Explode _ _ _. (3)

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8 Load the _ _ _ _ . (4) 10 _ _ _ the Top (3) 12 _ _ _ _ the Boat. (4) 15 Spin _ _ _ _ _ the Gears. (5) 16 _ _ _ _ _ the Deucey. (5) 17 A single word call - _ _ _ _ _ _ . (6) 19 Spin Chain the _ _ _ _ _ . (5) 20 _ _ _ _ _ the Wave. (5)

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Internet Sites

SQUARE DANCE AUSTRALIA https://squaredanceaustralia.org/ ARDA http://www.rounddancing.org.au/index.html ACF http://www.aussiecallers.org.au/ ACT SQUARE DANCE SOCIETY http://www.squaredancecanberra.org SARDA NSW https://www.sardansw.com/ https://www.facebook.com/NSWSquareDancing NORTHERN NSW http://www.nnswsda.com/ QLD SQUARE DANCE SOCIETY https://www.squaredancingsocietyofqueensland.org SQUARE DANCE VICTORIA https://www.vsda.asn.au SA SQUARE DANCE SOCIETY http://www.squaredancingsa.com/ TAWS www.taws.info

NEW ZEALAND S & R http://www.nzsquaredance.webs.com CANADIAN S & R http://www.squaredance.ca BRITISH SQUARE & ROUND DANCING www.uksquaredancing.com EUROPEAN WEB SITES http://eaasdc.de TRAVELLING IN EUROPE http://www.benzcenter.de/RouteSDC/locations.html JAPAN SQUARE DANCE ASSOCIATION http://www.squaredance.or.jp/ CALLERLAB WEBSITE http://www.callerlab.org SQUARE DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY PROGRAM http://www.callarama.com A Great Website For Dancers To Use Between Classes http://www.tamtwirlers.org/tamination/info/index.html

Australian National Square Dance Conventions 61st Co-Convenors David & Rosalind Todd 10th-14th April 2020 Blue Mountains Grammar School Wentworth Falls New South Wales 62nd Convenor: Marilyn Van Sambeeck 24th-28th June 2021 Marrara Stadium Darwin 63rd Adelaide AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION BOARD Chairman: Nev McLachlan Qld Email: nevbevmclachlan@outlook.com Executive Secretary: Anthea Matthews, 18 Sinai Place, Lockridge WA 6054 (08) 6278 1957 Treasurer: Bev McLachlan, Qld, (07) 5445 1238 ALL WEB SITES WILL BE ACCESSED FROM THE NATIONAL HOMEPAGE (SEE BELOW)

SQUARE DANCING AUSTRALIA HOMEPAGE URL: http://www.squaredanceaustralia.org E-mail: admin@squaredance.org.au or Info Line 1800 643 277 Free Call from Mobiles & Landlines SARDA NSW August 2019

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When a dancer goes down, a second dancer attends him/her. Remaining couples join hands and take a step backward. This will allow the injured person and attendant air and room. Raise joined hands as high as possible in the form of an arched circle. On seeing this signal, the caller or hall monitor will immediately place an Emergency Call for Medical Aid.

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