Looking for an evening of fun and socializing? Join us for an introduction to square dancing. No partner, experience, special clothing, or dance skill required. If you can walk, you can dance!
Our club, Times Squares, is offering three open houses this winter, on Jan 25, Jan 29, and Feb 05. Come to any or all! You’ll learn the basic moves at any of the sessions, and a few additional moves at each of the three.
Friendly experienced dancers will be there to help out, and we have a fun and talented caller/teacher lined up for the evening. A great time is guaranteed!
If you like it, you’ll have the opportunity to join our beginner’s level classes starting February 12. Classes will run every Tuesday night from 6:30 – 9:30 through May to get you up to Mainstream level. Then you can dance with any square dance club in the world!
Come see why we say “Square Dancing is Friendship set to Music!”
Times Squares is New York’s only LGBTQ* square dance club. We welcome people of all genders and orientations. You don’t have to be LGBTQ* to join — just friendly!
Cost: $10 at the door
Where & When: PS 3, 490 Hudson Street (between Grove and Christopher Street)
- Fri, Jan 25 7-9pm with Pat Push
- Tue, Jan 29 7-9pm with Howard Richman
- Tue, Feb 5 7-9pm with Howard Richman
Click here to read the minutes.
Congratulations to Jim Babcock, Michael Coan, and Nadine Posner for being elected to the Times Squares Board. Since there was not a quorum at the meeting there will be a run-off election online through Survey Monkey to fill the last seat.
Also read about the discussions about outreach, advertising and new club shirts.
There is also more information about our celebration of Stonewall 50 including a Friday night dance called by Anne Ubelacker and our participation in the Gay Pride March.
Read December’s Board minutes here.
Come meet prospective members at our upcoming Dance Party/Open House events on January 25, January 29 and February 5.
We are more than half way to our fund-raising goal of $10,000 to march in the Stonewall 50 Parade. This will be an IAGSDC march with dancers from all over the country.
The A2/C1 dances on December 20 and December 27 have been cancelled. Enjoy the holidays and dance with us again on January 3, 2109. With such a long break between dances we’ll all be roaring to dance again in the new year.
Read about Peel the Pumpkin 2018 here.
Our darling Gina was fatally struck by a car while crossing a street in Millburn, NJ on Monday night (26 Nov.) Our thoughts are with her husband Steve and their family.
Visitation for Virginia (Gina) Thaler is Monday December 3 at the Daniel Schaefer Funeral Home from 10:00 AM to Noon. There will be a private graveside service later in the day. Schaefer Funeral Home is located at 4123 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232.
We will also be lighting a candle in her memory at class/night Tuesday December 4 at PS3.
Here, she is pictured with a smile and her mango juice at her graduation in May. While she was growing in confidence with the Mainstream level, she always maintained a positive attitude, and an almost perfect attendance. record. We will miss her gentleness.
We are expecting the first snow storm of the season in New York City. It promised to be a messy wintery wet snow, and the rain later will make traveling even more treacherous. We’ve decided to cancel the Advanced/C1 workshop tonight. Be safe and stay warm everyone!
Overheard at our recent dance:
“I forgot how much fun it is to be surrounded by squares and dance in a full hall.”
It was all hands on deck as Times Squares hosted a Bon Voyage dance for a group of dancers from California the night before they set sail on a Fall Foliage cruise up the east coast to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The trip’s organizer, square dance caller David Mee, and four squares of travelers joined us for the dance. David offered to call, and it’s always great to dance to a new caller. His calling was challenging without being overwhelming and he has a great singing voice. We hope he returns to New York soon, so we can dance to him again.
Kudos to George Voorhis for all his hard work to make this event such a success. The hall was decorated beautifully with bon voyage banners and luggage with stickers from far off destinations. And the cake was delicious.
Read about our October meeting. Business cards are available to hand out. See you archangel for them. Fly-in registrations are much ahead of last year. There is a courtesy van from the Manhattan Midtown Hilton to the hotel in Fort Lee. Reserve a seat here. The Election Committee is forming. Contact Lester Strong if you want to join the committee or run for a slot on the board.
Read about our September meeting.
Susan Gill and Alain Buzzard have agreed to be Archangels for the A2/C1 Thursday dances.
Read about our proposed Blast Mainstream Weekend for Spring 2019.
A committee is forming to find ways to standardize our club shirts. Talk to any board member if you want to volunteer.