"BETWEEN TIPS" is the official bulletin of the
SQUARE & ROUND DANCE FEDERATION OF NOVA SCOTIA
Bob Ruohoniemi, Editor, 6939Hwy 1 Ardoise, RR 1 Ellershouse, NS B0N 1L0
phone (902) 757-3884 email: email@example.com
NOVEMBER 2005 -- NUMBER 125
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The new dance season in Nova Scotia is well underway with most clubs into theirregular schedule.Those clubs lucky enough, (or through successfull recruiting), to have new dancers jointhem, have their classes started. Perhaps those clubs that are still looking for thoseprecious newcomers might consider trying to advertise and recruit for classes to begin inlate January? This was one of the suggestions from last Spring's Marketing Seminar.
This edition has a variety of information and news, with reports from the summeractivities and the Federation AGM. Readers are reminded to submitnews/articles/suggestions to the BT Editor by the 15th of each month. This newsletter isyours to use and share your thoughts with fellow dancers and leaders.
Region and Club reports are available on the Federation webpage at:www.squaredance.ns.ca
The Rainbow Dancers have moved to a new location - Windermere Hall in South Berwick.
They have a new caller - Fran Archambault. They dance every second Monday from 24 Oct.
The Berwick Belles and Bows now have Tommy Collins as their caller.
The Admiral Dancers are now a Plus club.
|President - Wayne & Dianne Burns|
Vice-President - Ralph & Valorie Brown
Secretary - Vacant
Treasurer - Lionel & Janet Crowe
Past President - Ron & Dot Connell
Finance Officer - Don & Verna Ward
DANS Rep. - Inge Ruohoniemi
BT Editor - Bob Ruohoniemi
Publicity Officer - Bob Ruohoniemi
Archivist - Harold & Clara Redden
ANSSRDT Rep. - Gary & Dotty Welch
|Society Rep. - Ralph & Barb Macdonald|
Awards Committee Chair - Don & Carol Scott
Publications & Webmaster - Alex Ritchie
Parade Trailer Officer - Harold & Clara Redden
Central Region Rep. - Barry & Dyanna Bendle
Valley Region Rep. - Al & Corrine McNabb
South Shore Region Rep. - Gerry & Eileen McKiel
South Shore Alternates - Dan & Jeanette Burke
Cape Breton (Virtual) Rep. - Lionel & Shannon Parsons
Fundy Region Rep. - Vacant
Highland Region Rep. - Vacant
The Alquire Memorial Callers School 2005 was held at the Debert Hospitality Centre.During the week of August 21 through August 26, three highly qualified square dancers, namely, JackMacArthur, Dottie Welch, and Kerry Fletcher spent the week teaching the skills and techniques of squaredancing. Paul and I , being one of the student couples, would like to thank each of these individuals. It was aweek of intensive learning and learn we did for certain. Each of these instructors imparted their skills andknowledge upon us. To all of those who attended , from beginners like ourselves, to others who revisited theschool, we thank you for your support, patience and high morale. We also appreciate the hours spent by thevisiting volunteer dancers who squared up for us to practice. For any dancer who may think of calling in thefuture, don't miss the excellent opportunity to join the next Alquire Memorial Callers School. It is anincredible week of active learning, music, dance, high morale, and just plain fun! We can verify thefabulous time we had there. Thank you everyone ........ Paul & Reta Blades Halifax Region
A group of enthusiastic Metro dancers joined Caller Dottie Welch to try to teach Cyril, ofASN/ATV Breakfast TV, how to do Modern Square dancing. It was a hoot for all involved at theJuly session. It provided an opportunity to promote FESTIVAL 05 that was coming up soon afterthe demonstration. It turned out that both Cyril and co-host Maria had no trouble at all in picking upthe basic moves presented by Dottie! It's to be hoped that there will be more opportunities in thecoming year to put our activity on such a popular TV program.
36th Maritime Square & Round Dance Convention - 11/12 Nov. 05 - Charlottetown, PEI - Hosted by MCCA
48th New England Convention - 28/29 April 2006 - Springfield, MA - www.nesrdc.org
55th US National Convention - 21/24 June 2006 - San Antonio, Texas - www.55thnsdc.org (Editor has more info)
15th Canadian National Convention 2006 - 13/15 July 2006 - Montreal, QE - www.geocities.com/convention2006
On Friday 15 July 2005 the Club of Four Season Squares hosted the Fifth Annual Square Dance to Kick-OffThe Bear River Cherry Carnival. This was held at the Bear River Fire Hall and the Guest Caller for theevening was Ken Ritucci, from Massachusetts. Cuer, Beth Dickinson, from Amherst, provided the Roundsand she was accompanied by her husband, John. Following the introductions, a Rose Corsage was presentedto Beth. There were sixteen squares in attendance and a number of spectators. Dancers came from manyparts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. There were also dancers from British Columbia and California.Half-way through the evening a number of "Cherry" related prizes were drawn. Spectator, Hannah Inwoodfrom Ontario drew the first name to start the prizes. Also, spectator Courtney Lucas from Nova Scotia drewthe name for the "Out of Province Dancer" prize and the winner was Barb Lowe from New Brunswick. ThePresidents Wayne/Diane Burns and Vice-Presidents - Ralph/Valerie Brown of the Square and Round DanceFederation of Nova Scotia presented Nova Scotia Federation pins to the five Out of Province DancerCouples. Before serving the lunch a blessing was given by Club Member Bill Troupe. The eveningconcluded at 10:30 PM with the Friendship Ring. Everyone then socialized and enjoyed "Cherry Pie" and"Cherry Vanilla Ice Cream" before heading off for the night.
Plans for a 2006 dance are in the works with a different time frame and a different location.Please refer to your Calendar of Events for the date and place as it becomes available.