2011–12 Week 12


We hope everyone who attended Ice Crystal Ball enjoyed themselves. If you have a comment about the dance please email the Club, leave a message on the Club’s answering machine or fill out a green feedback form in class. Thanks to our Social Coordinator, Lydia Howell, and other Club volunteers who assisted with organizing this dance.


February 11 at TCU Place. Theme “Paint the Town Red”; open for your interpretation. Dance tickets on sale in class January 15th until January 26th, 2012. Cost for members is $25.00 and $40.00 for non-members. Payment is by cash or cheque. Tickets will be returned to class on January 29th, 2012. Prizes will be awarded to the best costume/outfit for the following categories: best female, best male, and best couple.

In response to member feedback doors for this dance will open at 7:30pm, dancing is from 8pm until midnight.


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 17th 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. There is a class on the 17th so bring your shoes and be ready to dance.

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. There is a class on the 16th so bring your shoes and be ready to dance.


Just a reminder that the Club holds free practice sessions at Grosvenor Park United Church on Mondays at 5:45 p.m. and Thursday 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.


Please refrain from wearing scented products (perfumes, colognes, scented soaps) due to sensitivities of other members in your class


The Term 2 member workshop will be held on February 4th and 5th, 2012 at Holliston School. Michael Milette will teach jive at the beginner level and triple swing/east coast swing at the intermediate and advanced levels. Your Membership card is required to gain entrance to the workshop. No fee to attend the first workshop, fee of $10 to attend a second workshop.

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.

Advanced CLASSES Only - Instructor Recruitment

Each year advanced dancers are invited to try out to become an instructor for the Club. A recruitment workshop will be held at Albert Community Center (ACC) at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 12th, 2012. Advanced students with an interest in teaching are encouraged to considered trying out. Information letters and application forms are available on the Club website and at all teaching locations. Think about attending the recruitment session or encourage a friend to, who you observe to be a skilled dancer. Please submit applications by February 6th, 2012 and according to the instructions on the form, so that we may plan for the expected numbers.