|Our new class is coming together with a very
enthusiastic group of new dancers. At last count we
had 7+ class members and the possibility of a few more to
start this week. They have shown a real knack to
learning the figures and judging by the laughter, they
are having a lot of fun.
We have created a Class Dance Schedule so that our class members can look ahead and plan for the upcoming opportunities to actually use their new skill. This will also offer them the chance to see how much fun it is to go to other clubs and experience dancing with other class level dancers. As well as gain the experience of new callers.
We also would like to express our gratitude to the club members that have helped at the two Fun Nights. These Fun Nights could not have been the success they were without you. We hope that all of our club members will take the opportunity to come to the Monday class and meet our new class and experience the fun of working with them.
Marie & Norm
|Border City Squares held its first dance of the
05-06-dance season on September 10th at our
new home, Pilgrim Congregational Church. The dance
was a lot of fun and we had over 7 squares of dancers in
attendance. Mason Wolf Rockers raided with 15
dancers, Heel and Toe raided with 19 dancers, and we had
over 20 members from Border City. I want to thank
Anne-Marie Boucher for hosting this dance. Thank
you to all those club members who brought food for the
food table as well as those who assisted with setup and
cleanup in our new hall.
Our next dance will be on October 8th with Randy Longobucco calling and John Heign cueing. Now that we have a permanent home, lets hope that we continue to see good turnouts for our dances. Also, please remember to bring food for our guests to each of our dances.
Square dance was once the National Folk Dance. On Jan. 25, 1982 the 97th Congress unanimously passed a joint resolution designating square dancing as the national folk dance of the US and on June 1, 1982 President Regan signed it. This resolution was only a temporary action meaning it would expire in 2 years.
|We are off to a good start, but I know we can do
better. 13 Border City dancers raided Bradford on
Sept 17 and 14 BCS dancers raided Heel & Toe on Sept
24. Masons Wolf Rockers attended our Sept
dance with 15 dancers and Heel & Toe came with 19
dancers. Lets see if can match those numbers.
Here is a recap of September:
Sept 11: We hosted our first dance of the season. Thank you Tammy for handling the raid and retrieval duties. We had a total of 37 guests from Heel & Toe and Wolf Rockers. Heel & Toe retrieved their banner from last year, and Mason raided.
Sept 17th we traveled to Bradford, NH. For those of you who havent danced in Bradford recently, please note that they have moved and now dance at the Kearsarge Regional Elementary School. The 13 Border City members (and guest members who signed in with us) were: Kathi Butt, Irene Morrissette, Marie Mullins, Bob Baker, Chris Howard, Debbie & Steve White, Deb Mentch, Harli Webb, Deane Clark & Tammy Dorris. Also signing in with us were Rhiannon Webb and Don Gallant. We enjoyed dancing to the challenging calling of Al Monty, who many of us had not danced to previously. And of course we enjoyed the cueing of our own Phil Gatchell.
Sept. 24 we raided Heel & Toe with 14 dancers. The caller was Jim Mayo & the cuer was Peg Sutton. Border City raiders were: Kathi Butt, Marie Mullins, Norm Gentry, Bob Baker, Tammy Dorris, C. Paula Finamore, Cecelia Kendig, Deane Clark, Chris Howard, Debbie & Steve White, Deb Mentch, Harli Webb. Don Gallant also signed in with BCS.
The Banner Schedule is a Work In Progress. Please watch for sign up sheets and change notices at Monday workshops. The following raids and retrievals are scheduled for Oct and Nov. I will need a lot of support for successful Fri & Sat night back-to-back raids on Oct 28 & 29.
Oct 1st we are raiding Tech Squares in Cambridge. Technically this is not a raid as they do not exchange banners, but I am sure it will be a lot of fun. Tom Rinker is calling & Dave Goss is cueing this Plus dance.
Concord Coach and Heel & Toe are scheduled to raid and retrieve at our Oct 8th dance. Randy Longabucco is calling, John Heign is cuing. I hope all of you will attend.
Oct 16th we will raid Bradford. Yes, I know we went there last month, but I couldnt pass up an opportunity for us to dance to Double Trouble (Matt Auger & Mike Pettibon) and Jennie Fisella. The theme is Scary Squares. The carpool will leave the Nashua Mall at 6:15. Please note our new carpool location is in front of Home Depot, towards Coliseum Ave.
Oct 22nd we will raid Fairs & Squares in Framingham, MA. Ken Ritucci is calling & Birgit Macquire is cueing this Mainstream w/ Plus tips dance. The sign-up sheet at the workshop on Mondays will advise the carpool departure time. I know this is a bit farther than we usually travel, but with so few clubs in the area, weve had to broaden our range for raids and retrievals. They are scheduled to come to Border City for our Dec dance, so its important that we make a good showing at their dance.
Oct 28th, Friday, we are raiding Acton Square Wheelers in Acton, MA. Watch the sign up sheet for carpool departure times. This is a Mainstream w/ Plus tips dance with Don Bachelder calling and Birgit Mcquire cueing.
The next night, Oct 29th, we are traveling to Mason to retrieve our banner. They came to our Sept dance with 15 dancers. I encourage all of you to support this retrieval. Id like to show up with at least as many as they brought to our dance. This is a M/S dance with Charlie MacLeod calling & Leo Boudreau cueing.
Nov 5th we are retrieving our banner from Concord Coach. This is a Plus dance with Gloria Vivier calling and Laura Knight cuieng. Their dances begin at 7pm so the carpool will be leaving the Nashua Mall earlier than normal. Time will be posted on the sign-up sheet.
If you ever have any questions about any raid or
retrieval, or the carpool, please dont hesitate to
Tentative Raid/Retrieval Schedule for Fall 2005
Border City Squares - Board of Directors - 2005/2006
|Vice President||Debbie White|
|Club Chairperson||Steve White|
|Banner Chairperson||Kathi Butt|
|Publicity Chairperson||Eric Magrath|
New Workshop & Dance Location
|Pilgrim Congregational Church
Just off Everett Turnpike Exit 7E (route 101A - toward
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Club dance to be held October 8th at
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Mainstream w/ 2 Plus; from 8:00-10:30
Randy Longobucco Calling; John Heign Cueing
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