TOWN & COUNTRY DANCERS
Basic & Mainstream & Rounds - Wednesdays 8:00-10:00 pm (Class 7:00-8:30 pm), Christ Church Hall, Trinity Ave., Sydney
Caller: Tom Gardiner; Cuer: Wendell Carrol
The Town & Country Square Dance Club began with a small number of dancers in February 1982 under the direction of Caller Ada Keough. The Club grew over the ensuing months and graduated its first class in May 1983.
Since that time the Club has seen many couples learn Modern Square Dancing at the Basic and Mainstream levels. Dances were held at Sydney River United Church Hall until recent years. After several short term relocations, the Club settled at Christ Church Hall in Sydney. The Hall is located on Trinity Avenue off George Street (across from Wentworth Park). In May 2000 Ada Keough retired.
The new Caller Couple is Tom and Gwen Gardner. Tom has taken over calling for the Town & Country Dancers in addition to the Highland Capers in Sydney Mines. He is calling at the Basic, Mainstream and Plus levels.
There are currently 24 couples dancing with the Club who meet every Wednesday evening. A warm welcome is extended to all new dancers and visitors.
This history was provided by long-time dancer Shannon Parsons.