Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

Christmas Scene

Boy Howdy! It’s sooooo cold! Although we always anticipate this time of year, we are privileged to have a warm home to go to and a warm meal to nourish the soul. Some people don’t have that privilege. In a month, we at Capital Carousels will be celebrating our Christmas Dance where in the past several years we have been supporting Parkdale United Church’s “In From The Cold” Program where they provide warm and nourishing meals for some less fortunate people in our area. How have we done this? By coming out to our Christmas Dance and providing a donation at the door! All proceeds received at the door go directly to the “In From The Cold Program”. We ask for a donation of at least $15/couple. If we receive a donation of $20 or more, you will receive a tax receipt. This is a most worthy cause and we also have the opportunity to enjoy a night of fun and fellowship to celebrate the holidays!
This year our, “In From The Cold” Christmas Dance will be held on Friday, December 8. We will start with a potluck dinner where we get a chance to enjoy all of our dancers cooking specialities!! We will have a signup sheet shortly for this, but in the mean time, pick out your favourite dish (either sweet or savoury). This was a huge hit last year and if you went home hungry, well….it was your own fault! Gasp) We will start serving around 5:30-6:00 so mark your calendars. We will have time to socialize with our friends during the meal and after we return the tables and get straightened out in the hall, dancing will start at 7:30. As in past years, many festive dances will also be on the program.
Many Christmas parties out there are just about celebrating and enjoying time with friends. We also have the opportunity to help out those in real need! Please plan to attend. As with all our special events, this is open to both our Wednesday and Thursday dancers. Lots of dancing and good times for all!

This week, Pat and John began the Caper foxtrot teach on Wednesday which will be continuing in the coming weeks. Ziggy and Jenny did a quick review of the Caper cha on Thursday and as the dancers did quite well with that, we will move forward. As the cha was expected to go on for a few more weeks, this coming Thursday will be a “Dance only” week as Ziggy and Jenny prepare the quickstep teach.
As Pat indicated at both clubs, the Caper teaches will be on the dance program right from the get go! In other words, we will not be waiting to put them on the program until we have done the reviews, but will have them on the program right away. The rationale is that we learned them at the Caper and we might as well keep them fresh by dancing them. If there are trouble spots, we can work on those during the review to come. As Pat also indicated, the most recent teach(es) taught, will be on the dance program back to back twice for a while to continue to give us all practice. This has been a real hit from the dancers and it will be continued.
Well that is about all for this week! Keep warm!