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Heart Dance fund raiser 2022

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Members and visitors dressed in red and black for our annual Heart Dance fund raiser on the 6th of May. It was great to see members that have been away for health reasons, come along as spectators for the night, supporting the fund raiser and the club Life Member Award being presented to Alan Wright. Sasha and her children were visiting from Victoria and the other surprise of the night was Carla arriving with her new baby. There was no shortage of babysitters, giving her a chance to dance without carrying him. The night started with a six couple rectangle to suit all dance levels and alternated with one square of Plus dancing throughout the evening. Supper included some heart shaped chocolates with silver wrappers and some very cute (and delicious) little cupcakes. After supper, Matt asked different kids to draw each of the raffles and the lucky door prize, with a Mother's Day theme. Alan Wright was presented with our life member award. Matt spoke about some of Alan's long hist

Cane Country Squares Birthday Dance 2022

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Our club birthday dance went ahead on Friday the 25th of March 2022.  We started the night with a six couple rectangle including our learners. With later arrivals we had two squares on the floor for leaners and one square for Plus.  It was fun to watch four ladies make up a second Mainstream 'half square' and fill in moves for the missing half as a team. Check out our 2022 video page to see how that went. Jo L and Jo K, who do a lot behind the scene with catering and decorations, cut the birthday cake.  Jo R made an appearance to take photos and video and Sandy had a poem ready to read later that night. Matt also included a bush dance as something different for our birthday. Visit our 2022  photo gallery to see more photos from the night.

Dancing starts March 15th and 18th 2022

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We are ready to start dancing again with some new Covid Safe Practices. Learners will start on Tuesday the 15th to revise and continue their program.  Friday social Mainstream Learners, Full Mainstream and Plus dancers will start back on the 18th. The new Covid Safe Practices will be emailed to members before we start and printed flyers will be available at the sign in table. Or download here. Cane Country Squares - Covid Safe Practices Please Note: These recommendations will be updated by the committee in accordance with current government policy. 1. Vaccinations: It is strongly recommended that dance members have received all the required vaccinations. 2. Masks: These should be worn when dancing, but not necessary when social distancing when seated. 3. Hand Sanitiser: Please continue to use hand sanitiser after each dance bracket. 4. Friday Night Supper: There will be supper provided in the same format as in 2021.  The Kitchen Convenor only in the kitchen. Disposable cups only to be

Further delay to 2022 start

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New tentative start dates are Tuesday the 15th for learners and Friday 18th for Mainstream and Plus dancing. Our Club Birthday is still planned to go ahead but will now be held on Friday 25th of March. More information will be sent to members via text or email later today.

Proposed return - First week in March 2022

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Hello dancers,  We would like to announce our proposed return to square dancing on Tues 1st March and Fri 4th March.  We are hoping it's enough time for the Covid situation to ease and Dancers to feel comfortable to come out.  More information to follow about any changes to protocols for us to dance.  We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

End of year break up, Christmas dance.

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Well we are done for the year. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year break and we will see you back again in the first week of February, when we hope the temperature in the hall has cooled down a little. The 10th of December was our final dance for 2021 and included our learner class as their first Friday night dance event. It was a great turn out and didn't rain despite the forecast. At one point it would have been possible to have three squares on the floor.  The hall was decorated and most dressed up in Christmas theme outfits. Thankyou to those who came early to set up.  Jo L organized some extra goodies for supper with fancy cupcakes, rum balls and chocolates. Jo K and George handled the raffle for the night with four hampers, lucky door and lucky spot prize. Jo R got plenty of new video footage which will be added to the video library in the next few days. In the mean time, check out the photo gallery .  Sandy recited a very funny poem, written by a Bundaberg local, about a Chri

and all that jazz

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On Friday 26th of November we danced to some of the remaining songs from our request night. One of my selections came up, which was the Galaxy Song ( from Monty Python's The meaning of Life). This one is certainly a challenge for callers with so many words in the song.  It was a good turn out with two squares on the floor for Mainstream, including Scott, visiting the club. Being the last Friday of the month it was our member draw. The prize had not gone to anyone for many months, encouraging those that would normally leave at supper to stay till after the draw. Congratulations Pam. Announcements were short since we are close to the end of the year. Our Christmas theme, break up dance is on the 10th of December. Our Tuesday night learners are invited as their first dance event. The plan is to put marquees near the front door to accommodate for the extra seating and still comply with current Covid safe rules. Adding to the announcements, Jo L told us her story of her day out at Ellio