Club Chair Report Chris Howard
|February 14: "All the
Presidents Men and Women" proved to be a great
theme for our February Mainstream dance. The dancers
seemed to really enjoy finding their opposite numbers for
what has become a traditional "find your partner"
mixer. Several triplets also provided considerable humor
Bill found Hillary and Monica while JFK found
Jackie and Marilyn. Thanks so much to Kathi and Harli for
their imaginative theme.
As to the dancing, Tom Rinker provided excellent calling, showing even the most jaded Mainstream dancers just how much fun good calling can be at any level. Corinne Renauld provided her usual excellent cueing. It was great to have Corinne and Ed with us again. According to the sign-in sheets, we had 11 Concord Coach dancers retrieving their banner along with 11 guests from Bay Path Barn, Riverside Squares, and Bradford Country squares, and 19 members of Border City Squares. I know we had more dancers than that, but not everyone bothered to sign in. Thanks to Wayne and Priscilla, Tammy, Steve and Debbie, and Skip and Penny for their help in setting up for the dance. Somehow I feel I may be missing someone - if so, my apologies. Everyones help is genuinely appreciated.
Our next club dance will be on March 13th, and this will be a Class dance with calling by Dave Perrault. There will be no rounds, and the theme for this dance is "Spring Fever." Set up for the dance will be at 12:30, and all are welcome to help the class get ready for the dance.
During the dance we will be having a tin-can auction (buy tickets and put them in cans by various items for a drawing late in the dance.) Everyone is asked to look for possible contributions to the auction table. Items should be in good, "nearly new" condition and provide tempting offerings for the dancers. In most similar auctions I have seen at other clubs, the value of items generally ranges between $3 and $10. Tools, knick-knacks, craft items, kitchen items, and almost any type of non-perishable item can be considered. You can bring contributions to any of the workshops before the dance or to the dance itself.
Remaining BCS dances:
Banner Chair Report Harlinda Webb
|February 7, 2004: BCS raided
Concord Coach, Concord, NH at this Plus level dance to
gain a second banner from them! Skip and Betty Ann Brown
were calling and cueing. The club was supported by Chris
Howard, Margery Shank, Cheryl Palucchi, Harli Webb, Tammy
Dorris, who else?
February 13, 2004: BCS class members went to SeaCoast Region Squares and, to their surprise, retrieved our banner from them! Class members were Leo Gravel, Deb Mentch and Erica White, supported by club members Deb Coit, Steve White and Tammy Dorris.
February 14, 2004: Concord Coach retrieved one of their two banners with 11 dancers at our dance.
February 21, 2004: BCS raided Tech Squares, Cambridge, MA at this Plus level dance called by Don Beck and cued by Phil Gatchell. The following BCS members had a great time at this dance: Steve White, Debbie Coit, Tammy Dorris, Anne-Marie Boucher, Harli Webb, Skip & Penny Guild, Margery Shank, Chris Howard, Kathi Butt and Bob Baker.
February 28, 2004: BCS raided Turkey Town Trotters, N. Andover, MA at this Plus level dance with Joe Casey calling and Marilyn Rivenburg cueing. The following BCS members supported this raid: Chris Howard, Tammy Dorris, Preston Walsh, Eric Magrath, Irene Morrissette, Skip & Penny Guild and Harli Webb.
Future Raids and Retrievals:
March 13, 2004: BCS will host Turkey Town Trotters to retrieve their banner.
March 14, 2004: BCS will be raid SeaCoast Squares, Sacred Heart School, Hampton, NH at their Mainstream dance with two plus tips. John Hendron will be calling and Phil Gatchell will be cueing. NOTE: This is a Sunday and the dance is from 2-5PM. The carpool will leave Nashua Mall at 12:45.
March 19, 2004: BCS will be raiding Single Squares in Woburn, MA for this mainstream dance with 2 Plus calls. Chris Pinkham will be calling and Birgit Maguire cueing.
March 20, 2004: BCS will be raiding Heel and Toe, Manchester, NH for their mainstream/plus dance with Shawn Cuddy calling and Bernie Porter cueing.
March 27, 2004: BCS will be raiding Jesters Square Dance Club, Maplewood Elementary School, Somersworth, NH. This is a first time exchange with this club!! Please come and support them! Joe Casey will be calling and Phil Gatchell will be cueing.
April 3, 2004: BCS will be raiding Concord Coach, Concord, NH for their Plus level dance with Kip and Linda Moulton teaming up to call and cue this night. This is their Spring Fling dance.
FUTURE NOTE: BCS will be raiding Concord Coach at their 40th anniversary dance on May 1, 2004. Please save this date and commit to coming to this exchange. Shawn Cuddy is calling Plus, George McGibbon is calling Mainstream, Bernie Porter is cueing and Don Carleton will be doing Country Line Dancing. This is NOT a dance to miss!!! The cost for the evening is $10 per person at the door BUT we can get a group rate of $7 per person ONLY IF we can commit to at LEAST eight dancers in advance. CAN WE DO IT?????
CARPOOL: The location of the carpool is at the Nashua Mall. When you pull into the Mall, turn right toward Kohls.
Tentative Border City Raids & Retrievals
Class Chair Report Steve White
|The class will be hosting their second
class dance on March 13th. The class has choosen the
theme "Spring Fever", since at this point we
are all looking forward to the end of winter and the
beginning of spring! It should be a fun dance for all who
attend. We could use everyone's help with setup at 12:30
pm on the 13th.
There are just two more class level dances until the class graduates. Unfortunately, I will be away during both of them. I am looking for a volunteer (or volunteers) to lead the class to one or both of these dances. See me if you are interested.
Below is an updated list of class dances that are coming up in the next few months. I will try to arrange carpools for these dances and have signup sheets for them in advance. If anyone has any questions, please see me.Class Level Dances for this dance season (Class, please note that by the end of April you will all be able to attend any Mainstream level dance):
History Tidbit Tammy Dorris
|In 1967 round dancing was included at
the clubs monthly dances.
The "Smoothies Round Dance Club" was sponsored in March/April 1967.
Border City Squares - Board of Directors 2003/2004
|Vice President||Bruce Roberts|
|Club Chairperson||Chris Howard|
|Banner Chairperson||Harli Webb|
|Publicity Chairperson||Skip Guild|
1 MS Class 7-8:30 / Rounds Teach 8:30-10 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MS Class 7-8:30 / Rounds Teach 8:30-10 [Alternate Location] 9 10 11 12 13 BCS Dance (Class Dance & Auction) 14 Raid SeaCoast Squares (MS & 2 Plus) 15 MS Class 7-8:30 / Rounds Teach 8:30-10 16 17 18 19 Raid Single Squares (MS & 2 Plus) 20 Raid Heel & Toe (MS / Plus) Class Dance Square Riggers Class Dance Riverside Squares 21 22 MS Class 7-8:30 / Rounds Teach 8:30-10 23 24 25 26 27 Raid Jesters Square Dance Club (MS) 28 BCS Board Meeting Skip Guild 29 MS Class 7-8:30 / Rounds Teach 8:30-10 30 31
Apr 3 - Raid Concord Coach (Plus)
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