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2017 March 20th – Three groups running on Monday nights!

Our 3 groups running Mon nights

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In an effort to allow more frequent intakes for new dancers, we’re running three streams Monday nights now. Intermediate (6 – 7 then 8 – 8:30pm), New learners (7 – 8:30pm) and Mainstream (8 – 10:15pm). Some overlaps to allow good mixing.
Here’s a photo of one of the mixes. What a sharp looking group!
Photo Credit – Bruce Forster – Dancing Days Magazine

2017 February 13th – Valentine’s Charity Night and Requests

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A wonderful atmosphere at our annual Valentine’s Dance. All proceeds going to charity and we also made this a request night. Great selection of music everyone and even some progressive squares in the mix!
Thanks to all who came and to Nigel and Sheila for looking after the pre-loved clothing stall.

2017 January 23rd – Aussie Night

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Happy New Year everyone! Our first theme night for 2017 was our annual Aussie Night and BBQ tea to celebrate the occasion of Australia Day (Jan 26th). Great crowd and all enjoyed a dinner of BBQ meats and salads followed by Pavlovas.
Dancing to Australian music and songs and many dancers nicely decked out in green and golds and blue, whites and reds.
Thanks to all who helped set up and pack away not only for the BBQ but also all the decorations. The hall looked wonderful.

2016 Dec 19th – Mainstream Club Xmas Break up

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The final Monday Mainstream night for 2016 was a lovely Xmas dance full of Christmas songs and more food than you could poke a reindeer at!
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year and we start back on Jan 9th.

2016 December 12th – Christmas Dinner Dance

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We begin our Xmas celebrations with our Christmas Dinner Dance. Great crowd and a wonderful atmosphere. Thanks to all who came along and joined in. Our learners joined is as well and looked great in their gear. Particular thanks to the helpers who decorated and assisted with the night. Also to Cheryl’s Kitchen staff who prepared and served up the roast – delicious!!

Break up nights next week – Mon 19th (Mainstream) & Wed 21st (Plus).

2016 October 24th – Halloween Dance

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We celebrated Halloween again this year, albeit one week early (to avoid clashing with another function). Great to see so many dress the part AND our learners also joined in the theme!
We took the opportunity to award some more 10 year membership awards and congratulations to Pauline, Ronda, Robert and Glenda. Thanks for your loyalty and friendship!

2016 September 24th – 31st Birthday

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Another year rolls by and we celebrated with a Movie and Musicals theme. Thanks to so many who came along and helped us celebrate. So many did dress for the occasion and the hall looked great – Oscars, movie slide show and posters, not to mention the three usherettes bringing popcorn, lollies and chips.
Big thanks to Peter (Scotty) Scott, Les Tulloch, Jeff Seidel, John Casey and Ian Rutter for joining us on the program and to Thelma McCue for cueing rounds.
Congratulations to our 10 year life membership recipients and Laurie – a 20 year Gold Membership award.
Here’s to many more years!

2016 August 26 – 28th – SA State Square Dance Convention

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Just some fun shots from our 41st State Convention. Dawn was asked to open the Convention because this was her 40th Convention. Also a shot here of Graham with the feature caller – Paul Long from WA. A little joke re the football game on at the same time – West Coast Eagles (WA) vs Crows (SA). Paul decked Graham out in the Eagles colours!

2016 August 19 – 21 – Visit to Acey Squares 10th Birthday Naracoorte

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Sixteen good timing Outlaws dancers with Graham and Dawn journeyed 4hrs to the State’s south east to join Acey Squares at their 10th Birthday celebration. Their feature caller was Brian Hotchkies and the event was a Friday night, Sat afternoon & night and Sunday breakfast affair. We thoroughly enjoyed our club outing and the constant rain could do little to dampen our enthusiasm. Congratulations to Chris and Alan Hall on their club’s 10th and we look forward to seeing you again at a dance.

2016 August 15th – Tribute to Pamela

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What a lovely tribute! So many people came along to pay respects to one of our long term members Pamela Thomson. Pamela sadly passed away on the morning of this function and whilst a dance was planned to celebrate her 25 years of dancing with us, it became a tribute dance.
Well over one hundred people came from many clubs – square and round dance. This was a real testament to how many people she had made friends with.
Her daughter Nola had put a lot of work into catering and planning the event and juggled this with caring for her mother in the last few weeks. We can only imagine how difficult this was and yet, the big crowd would have been some consolation.
Thanks to Thelma McCue for cueing and Jeff and Ian for calling in honour of Pam.
A big thanks to all who came and really demonstrated the joy of friendships we have in square dancing.