Square Dancing is Fun
Festival 2014 is over. After 4 years of hard work and planning, over 1000 dancers enjoyed a great party with 4 days of dancing. Congratulations to Wendy and all the committee members and volunteers that helped to pull off this great event.
Thank you to all the callers, cuers and other leaders for sharing their expertise to make this possible. This is even more appreciated knowing that leaders register like any other dancer, give up their dance time to call or cue, and receive no remuneration.
And the final registration count for Basic-level dancers was --- are you ready for it, -- 54! According to the callers, the Basic hall was the liveliest and most fun of all the rooms to be in. Congratulations to all the Basic dancers for taking such a leap of faith to attend their first convention after only one year of dancing.
David Owen has prepared a collage of pictures of dancers the Parliament Hill:
Here`s CTV news video of dancers on the fun on the Hill
What a year 2014 is turning out to be! Not only are we hosting the Canadian National Square and Round Dance Convention in July, but take a look at these hightlights:
- 40 years for the Village Squares
- 40 years for the Harbour Lites
- 45 years for the Meri Squares
- 50 years for the Swinging Saints
- 55 years for the Sunshine Squares
WOW! Hey, I remember being 40
This is EOSARDA's new website. While new to EOSARDA (and to many dancers), this website has been in existence since January 2013 when it was first made available to clubs and dancers in eastern Ontario as eoDance.ca.
This site was originally developed in the fall of 2012 as a possible face-lift for the venerable eosarda.ca site. Since then the website has evolved considerably, adding new features and information to address the needs of all clubs and dancers in the area.
All existing domain names now point to the same site so you can use eosarda.ca or eoDance.ca to get to this website.
We hope you enjoy your new site.
Every fall, EOSARDA sponsors a dance called "Fall Fest". Due to poor attendance, the issue Fall Fest was brought before the Council of Dancers in November.
Attendees discussed whether Fall Fest was still viable, given the low dancer support and so many other competing dances and interests. General concensus seem to favour dropping the dance altogether or at least for one year to see if it was needed or missed. The EOSARDA Board was directed to discuss this at their next meeting.
The EOSARDA Directors discussed the issue at the Board's January meeting and agreed with recommendations from Council and from the Dance Committee. As a result, the Board voted to suspend Fall Fest 2014 and revisit the issue at a later date.