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
Our learners are progressing well and with a little help from some visitors we have been able to do some good mainstream also – thanks to Judy and Brian and Pam and Wayne from Sunset Twirlers. After the success of our 4th Birthday dance the members have been able to let me know some movements they had trouble with and so we have been working to rectify that. This month we have looked at the 8 chain thru – spin the top – circulates – cloverleaf – turn thru. Even the 4 new learners are progressing well with these movements. By the time this goes to print we will have visited Sunset Twirlers 23rd Birthday Dance – Congratulations Les and Anne and all the members of the Club who have helped to make Sunset Twirlers the successful group that it is. Happy Dancing Everyone Jacqueline and John.
A busy month of Square Dancing. At the end of March we headed down to Mt Gambier to help celebrate AllAbout Squares 10th Birthday weekend. Then on our return we had to go over a lot of movements to prepare our dancers for our JVC Square Dance 4th Birthday. On 14 April 2018 most of our dancers came to the hall at 10am to prepare for the dance, expecting 3 squares of dancers – due to the National Convention commencing next Thursday. At midday most left for home to change and return for the 1.30 dance. What a surprise at 1.30pm when we had 3 squares for the opening dance and people were still coming through the door. It was so wonderful to see the next bracket with 5 squares on the floor. A big thank you should go to the callers – Ian Rutter, Les Tulloch, Graham Elliott, Ros Bullbell and Milton for helping the dancers to have so much fun. It was a day where every visiting dancer happily helped our dancers to enjoy their birthday – thank you all. A special thank you to Karen and Carl, now from QLD for making the effort to come on their way to the National Conv. They were a big part of the early success of JVC Square Dance. Happy Dancing Everyone Jacqueline and John.