square and round dance in eastern ontario
Swing into Spring is an eastern Ontario dance weekend established under the joint auspices of the

Swing Into Spring is held annually on the weekend of the first Sunday in May. Through a 3-day weekend of square and round dance activities, Swing Into Spring seeks to provide a year-end dance activity to improve the general skill level of dancers. It does this by providing an opportunity to dance to and receive instruction from visiting callers and cuers who have been carefully selected to provide interesting workshops and fun dancing.

Swing into Spring 2021
30 April to 02 May

JL and Linda Pelton
Gary Winter
Joe Kromer

Joe Kromer comes to us from Mannheim in the Black Forest of Germany where he lives with his wife Caroline and their three children. Joe started dancing in 1991 and in 1992 graduated mainstream … and called his first tip at the graduation dance. Joe has been active at special, regional and national dances in Germany, around Europe, the US, Canada, and Australia. Joe is a Callerlab Accredited Caller Coach and calls from beginner level to A2.

JL and Linda Pelton return to Swing into Spring from Plano, Texas, where they operate a phase 4-5 club and routinely teach basic lessons. They have participated in Roundalab and ICBDA conventions and served on the ICBDA Board of Directors. Linda was instrumental in rewriting the Roundalab Cue Sheet Writing Guidelines in 2010; JL is ICBDA’s webmaster and manages other round and square dance websites. Their choreography includes Dance with the Devil (Cha Cha – 4) and You Look Wonderful Tonight (Bolero – 5).

The Dance

Dance events are designed for both new and experienced dancers: Square dancing: basic and mainstream through plus and advanced; Round dancing: easy rounds and phase 3 to 5.

As well, Sunday morning we will give our dancers the opportunity to try line dancing and round dancing.
- Dave Western (Got Lines, Ottawa) will offer a short Introduction to Line Dancing session and
-JL & Linda Pelton will offer an Introduction to Round Dancing session to let our dancers try a style of dancing they perhaps haven’t tried before — or that they want to try again.

Dancing Friday evening, Saturday morning, afternoon and evening, Sunday morning
— and a Sunday afternoon Mothers' Day Dance

Can't make it for the whole weekend? There are other options!

30 April to 02 May 2021
South Grenville District High School
1000 Edward Street North,
Prescott, Ontario.


Visit the Swing Into Spring Facebook page for photos and other information