2011–12 Week 11


Welcome back everyone and welcome to the new members who are just starting a Term 2 beginner half class. We hope you had a relaxing break and, if you are a student that your exams went well.


The elections held at the Club general meeting on November 30 resulted in one new Executive member and a full slate of officers. The 2012 Executive consists of: Margie Brown-President; Allison Lewis-Vice-President; Lydia Howell–Social Coordinator; Jason Williamson-Financial Officer; Rowena Sylvester and Francis Wight-General Members at Large; Ryan Howe-Publications Officer; Tegan Chappell-Volunteer Coordinator; and Kristy James–Decorations Coordinator. The Instructor Members at Large are elected by the instructors.

The Club offers their thanks to Danny Lewis, outgoing Vice President and Allison Lewis, outgoing Financial Officer, for their contributions as Executive members.


Just a reminder that the Club holds free practice sessions at Grosvenor Park United Church on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. All levels are welcome and an instructor will usually be present to play the music and help you with your steps.


January 15 in Manitou Beach at historic Danceland! Doors open at 6:00pm. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. and dancing from 8.30 to 1.00 a.m. Members with a ticket for the bus should be in Parking lot Q on campus before 4:30 p.m.


February 11 at TCU Place. Theme “Paint the Town Red”; open for your interpretation. Dance tickets on sale next week, January 15th. Cost for members is $25.00 and $40.00 for non-members. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume/outfit for the following categories: best female, best male, and best couple.


Registration is still possible for both the beginner and Specialty half class in the half hour before the start of the first class.

The Beginner half class registration will be held on Tuesday January 10th at St. Joes Hall (5:15 p.m.). Cost is $30 for students and $40 for non-students. Current members are eligible to register for this class.

The Specialty half class registration will be held on Monday January 16th at Albert Community Centre (7:45 p.m.). Cost for students is $40 and $50 for non-students. If all spaces are not filled in the first week, another in-person late registration will be held before classes in the second week of term. Please refer to our website for details on these classes.

Advanced and intermediate CLASSES Only:


Dance Team classes will be held on Wednesdays from 8.45 to 10.00 p.m. at Grosvenor Park United Church. Registration and the first class will be held on January 18. Registration will start at 8:15 pm cost $75, which includes admission to the dinner and dance at Dancero. The dance this term will be Samba. Any Club member who has completed one full year of our intermediate program may join the dance team. Members of Dance Team must be prepared to attend all of the classes, as well as some extra practice sessions immediately before Dancero. Since Dance Team requires an equal number of leads and follows, it is helpful to register with a partner. However, if you come without a partner you may find someone else at registration on the 18th with whom you can partner. If you are interested but have not participated in a dance team before, you may learn more about dance teams on the Club's website under Club Information and Tickets & Forms, or talk to your instructor.