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An AIDS Memorial

On this World AIDS Day 2021, we take some time to remember our Times Squares family of dancers who died due to conmplications from AIDS. Taken from us far too soon. Apologies for any names omitted from this presentation. #neverforget @aidsisntover

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Peel the Pumpkin Transformed

Please join us for a fun-filled day of dancing and socializing at this special event “The Phantom of The Fly-In: A Masked Affair”. Saturday, October 23, 2021 2-9pm. Although Peel the Pumpkin is canceled, we can still enjoy our beloved activity in our beloved home at P.S.3. There will be two halls open for dancing….

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Peel the Pumpkin 2021 CANCELED

Alas, the fat lady has sung. Tosca has jumped. Dido has lamented. Mimi has fallen asleep. Brünnhilde is burnt. We regret to inform you that Peel the Pumpkin 2021 will be cancelled.The number of received registrations is much lower than anticipated, which would result in a finanical loss greater than anticipated. One that could severely…

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Recharge > Regroup > Return to PS.3

At long last, we will return to our beloved dance venue, PS.3, on Tuesday, September 14. Have you been counting the days since we were last there on March 10, 2020?  Yes, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague the world, but with intentional precautions we can resume our activity safely indoors. Tom Miller will be calling…

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Peel the Pumpkin 2021 – We’re Back!

It seems an eternity since we were last together, square dancing in person. Life was good then, wasn;t it? With the severity of the pandemic gradually falling behind us, it’s time to look forward to a brighter future. And so, here at Peel the Pumpkin Headquarters, we are busy dusting off our event planning hats,…

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Whatever Happened to Baby Michael?

Hal Klein, a founding member of Times Squares, recently sent in this summary of what’s been happening with him, his husband Mitch Mermel, and their adopted son, Michael Joseph Mermel Klein. This is their story. “We were waiting to adopt a baby long before the Peel The Apple [1989 IAGSDC] convention and we finally got…

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Teaching and Learning Theory Applied to Square Dance Instruction

This article originally appeared in The Call Sheet volume12 issue 2 (2018 July-August-September) p.53-70, and is reprinted here with permission of the author. The Call Sheet is the professional journal of the Gay Callers Association. Teaching and Learning Theory Applied to Square Dance InstructionHarlan Kerr – harlankerr46@gmail.com “And I knew if I had the chance,…

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