Tuesday this week we had just one square. I had to make up the square myself for the first dance and I nearly did not manage it. I had to make the Sides do most of the work. The nWilfred turned up to save me and we were able to go over some more moves with 4 men and 4 ladies – thank you to Faye from Paddle Steamers for helping us out. This week Paddle Steamers will be dancing at Carrickalinga House on Friday night as there may be more dancers coming from Adelaide. The free dance on Saturday afternoon will also be at Carrickalinga House at 1.30pm
JVC Square Dance had Wonderful first day back this year on 5th February with a visit from Karen, Carl and Maarty. With no new dancers in attendance we spent the whole day going through as many movements as I could remember and all the dancers had a wonderful day. On 12th February we had a drop in numbers and were only able to dance a mini square – but a number of movements were worked on to learn the full definition implications. Jacqui and I also visited Paddle Steamers and danced in the side room where the floor is not so sticky. Happy Dancing Everyone Jacqueline and John.
Tuesday 5th February 2019 will see the First Dance for JVC Square Dance this year – 1.30pm at Carrickalinga House – 17-19 Torrens Street – Intersection Hill Street, Victor Harbor SA 5211 – There is a little parking in Hill Street – DO NOT park in the carpark behind Carrickalinga House as it is now a Staff Only car park by permit – some attendees park in the shopping centre car park – but be warned that it is also 3hour parking and is now on a trial for tickets if the three hrs is exceeded.
I will be Calling – John Casey – 0400 611 211
From 1.30pm to 2.30pm we will be dancing easy level to cater for anyone who comes on our first day. At 2.30pm there will be a smoko break with tea and coffee and biscuits. Come and see Modern Square Dancing – even have a go if you wish. Everybody welcome.
JVC Square Dance has had a rocky month and last week I had to dance to make a set. We had a look at wheel around and choreography that starts with a movement with your own partner. This Month we visited Adelaide Outlaw and saw how Graham is tackling the teaching of three levels to keep the dancers motivated. It was a special night to celebrate Graham’s Birthday. What a great night he put on – lots of visitors to help him celebrate this special occasion. Then there was the SASDS Christmas Dance. This was also a great night with all the SA Callers in attendance. We have also attended Paddle Steamers Dance Night 3 times this month. Happy Dancing Everyone Jacqueline and John.
Friday went well with 4 – 5 Squares dancing in the afternoon and 9 Squares at the evening session. Our special guest Mel Wilkerson had the dancers moving well.
We departed our overnight stop at Tintinara about 0915 and drove to a rest area about 27km west of Naracoorte on the turnoff to Bordertown. I had not checked out this Rest area before and wanted to see it.
Had a nice 1hour rest here before going to YULGILBAR WOOD GALLERY. Jacquiline and I had been there before and had also met the wood artist – David and his wife and daughter – half way across the Nullarbor a couple of years ago – just a catchup visit. After this we made our way to the Big 4 Naracoorte Holiday Park for another rest Time before going to the Friday night Dance.
We are on our way to Naracoorte to attend Acey Squares 12th Birthday Celebrations. Departed Encounter Bay at 1330 and crossed the Murray River using the Wellington Ferry. We had a snack at Tailem Bend before continuing on to Tintinara where we topped up our LPG and to stay the night at the United Fuels SS.
July was a good break for Jacqueline and I but we did visit Scootback Squares, Whyalla Twirlers and York Promenaders. After attending Scootback Squares one week we drove north and visited Gladstone to check out the old Gaol. After driving around to Whyalla where I called for the dancers enjoyment drove back to Kadina for some Square Dancing with Yorke Promenaders. We had a wonderful night’s dancing. On Tuesday 7th August JVC Square Dance was back and we had to dance with a two couple mini square. Thank you to Barry from Adelaide Outlaws for helping us out. On the 14th we danced a full square. We had a look at Spin Chain Thru and Spin the Top. Happy Dancing Everyone Jacqueline and John.
Please remember that JVCSquareDance does not dance in July.
– we also do not dance in December – January or on Melbourne Cup Day – and if Anzac Day falls on a Tuesday we do not dance on that day either.
These dates are permanent so as not to lead to confusion.
Busy again this last month. Through May June we have had about a Square and a half at JVCSquareDance Group at Carrickalinga House in Victor Harbor. We have still been working on mainly Basic for the first hour and then after smoko we have been going through more of the Mainstream Movements. A couple of days we have had Ros from Paddle Steamers in attendance and I have been helping her with her learning to call – well done Ros. The dancers have been very happy to help her as well. Congratulations have to go to Adelaide Outlaws for a very successful Charity night for Cancer – over 10 Squares. On Saturday 9th June I had the pleasure of calling to a live band – Hoedown With The Heggarties – as part of the Sea and Vines Festival – Thank you to the 4 Squares of dancers that came along – members of Adelaide Outlaws and Wild Frontier. Thank you also to Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines at McLaren Vale for holding the event which was a good advertisement of Square Dancing to the 60-70 non dancers who all took part on the dance floor. Happy Dancing Everyone Jacqueline and John