Dance Calendar

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Come Dance With Us!

Learning to square dance is an excellent way to socialize while getting some exercise and learning a fun style of movement. Square dancing comprises four pairs of dancers, or eight people, standing to face each other in the shape of a square. The caller will instruct the dancers to move in various directions which makes for interesting…

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Updated Health and Saftey Protocols

With the corona virus continuing to modify itself, so too must we update the protocols established last summer. (New additions in italics and bold,) These take effect immediately. The most important of these is requiring a booster shot to attend dances. You should aim to have had your booster shot by January 18 if you…

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Boxing Day Dance 2021

A Times Squares Tradition since 1990! Your last chance to dance with us in 2021! Come dressed in boxer shorts and dance the day away to the calling of Ted Lizotte. After the dancing is done, gather for some dining and imbibing at Cowgirl, with a 30% discount off your bill. Our health and safety protocols are still in effect: proof of…

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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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Featured Articles

Member Profile: George Voorhis

How long have you been a member of Times Squares?  My prom was in 1991, which was the same year as my first IAGSDC Convention “Cast a Shadow in the Sun” at the Hotel Fontainebleu in Miami.  That’s when Security threw the Bathing Beauties out of the pool for wearing one piece bathing suits and…

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Member Profile: Shep Wahnon

How long have you been a member of Times Squares? I was part of the third class of the Times Squares which began in the autumn of 1986. And I graduated from Basic/Mainstream in the spring of 1987at which time I was eligible to join the Club. I have therefore been a member of the…

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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 – “And I knew if I had the chance,…

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Member Profile: William Carr

How long have you been a member of Times Squares? I have been a member of Times Squares since 2018. Although with the pandemic, it seems ages ago. Why did you join? Who convinced you? I had not even considered square dancing until my friend, Steve Ashkinazy, invited me to an Open House event. After…

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Member Profile: Michael Coan

How long have you been a member of Times Squares? Since 1989 Why did you join? Who convinced you? I was looking to get involved with an activity; I had “lost” my life partner to AIDS. The choices at the time were speed dating, political activism, gay folk dancing or a 12-step group (but since…

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Member Profile: Cindy & Jonathan Uejio

How long have you been a member of Times Squares? C: I took the mainstream class starting fall of 2014 and officially joined the club in 2015.J: Since 2015 Why did you join? Who convinced you? C: My parents took up square dancing in Minnesota and it always looked like so much fun. I first…

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