Capital Caper 2019 Wrap Up

Another very successful Capital Caper is in the history books. Unlike previous years there was an easier teach Friday night followed by dancing. We hope everybody liked this new format. The Saturday workshop included a delicious lunch, thanks to our Social Convenors Ziggy and Jenny. A big thank you to all who helped make this a successful event. Thanks also to our dancing friends who traveled from Montreal and Southern Ontario to attend and Steve & Irene for another excellent workshop.

If you want to see videos of Steve and Irene demoing each of the dances they are now on Dropbox. You can get to the videos here.  All of the dances are also featured in hi-resolution video on the “Glen & Helen” site here.  Please note that Glen & Helen’s website requires you log onto it. If you  don’t have authorization please email and I’ll arrange to get you authorization.

2016-2017 Dance Season Starts Next Week!

Next week begins our 2016-2017 season at Capital Carousels! It all begins with our regular phase 3-5 Wednesday night group meeting 7-9:30PM at Parkdale. Thursday morning will be our regular phase 3-4 group from 10-noon at Parkdale. New to our roster will be our new beginner lessons and phase 2-3 club beginning on Thursday from 1-3PM, also at Parkdale. Lessons will be from 1-2PM and phase 2-3 dancing from 2-3PM. Our own Susan and Doug Connors will be running these lessons and club and we look forward to a growing group of dancers at Capital Carousels. Also new this year will be our phase 4-6 club learning dances from instructional videos by Curt and Tammy Worlock. We will be starting with the phase 5 waltz called Candlelight. I have already posted the cue sheet to our website here and you can review the video of the dance on Glen and Helen’s Dance Site. Please note this club will begin meeting on Sept 12 at Greenboro Community Centre from 1-3PM.
You have all received an email from Ziggy regarding our current rate structure for this session. You can review that email or check out our website here for those rates. As in previous years, please bring your own coffee cups for break time in helping to reduce environmental waste.
Programs for Wednesday, Thursday Morning and Monday are already posted on the website. As in all our recent years, you may download a copy if you wish.
Pat has had a large array of dances to plan for teaching purposes with all the recent dance events around and you can expect some good learning opportunities coming up.
Coming up as well in Capital Carousels future this fall will be our Ghostly Gala on Wednesday, October 26. We will be celebrating our 4th Anniversary as a club. Start planning your costumes now. Very soon after that on October 28+29 will be our own Capital Caper with Steve and Irene Bradt back with us. The dancing is just beginning…get your dance shoes and we’ll be dancing on air at Capital Carousels beginning NEXT WEEK!

Beginner Lessons Recruitment

Hi everyone! We at Capital Carousels trust you have had a most enjoyable and amazing summer! We strive to keep that trend going with the beginning of our new dance season along with our new beginner round dance lessons with Susan and Doug Connors as cuer/instructors! Since the initial plans to setup new round dance lessons, your executive have been involved in promotion of our lessons on many levels. We have done several demos at square dance clubs and other interested groups to not only show people what round dancing was all about, but also encourage people to come to lessons. We have also been advertising through our website, the EoDance website and our Facebook Page with flyers and our Video Flyer we created last spring. New in the last few weeks has been a “flash mob” of sorts with blitz advertising in various local neighbourhood newspapers and online newspapers to create interest. We do hope these avenues will produce the results we want to see which is of course, is a room full of keen and interested students at our lessons!! We all can still put in a last push by talking with our friends and family about our upcoming lessons. If you know of anyone interested, give them a flyer of our lessons, or direct them to our website here where we have a special section setup just for our new lessons and 2-3 club. If you square dance and know of people in your clubs who have asked questions about round dancing, let them know how much fun you are having!! If they are interested in coming to just learn some two step and waltz so they can dance at square dances between tips, we can help out with that! Lessons and phase 2-3 club dancing is just $5/person per day and the first lesson is free so it’s a good opportunity for those wanting to learn how to dance or those who are really just interested in phase 2-3 dancing or even both!
If you have been involved in square or round dancing long enough, you know that our numbers are dropping every year. Please help us by talking up this activity which all of you so dearly love. We all know its advantages. It’s a great form of exercising without knowing you are exercising!! It not only exercises the body, but the brain as well! How many more friends have you made since you started dancing? It certainly has grown your circle of friends has it not? Do you love music? Just think of all the genres and eras of music we encounter every day when we dance! Round dancing, in the general scheme of things is a relatively inexpensive form of entertainment as well. People will never know until they try and they will be surprised how much they enjoy it when they do!
So talk it up everyone. Our new lessons will start on Thursday, September 8 from 1-2PM at Parkdale United Church. The new phase 2-3 Club will be starting immediately after lessons from 2-3PM. Let’s spread the word!!