Author: Warren Livesley

Japanese Square Dancers are Visiting Times Squares!

Dancers from Fujilina, an international group connecting square dancers from Mt. Fuji and North Carolina, will be in New York City as they dance their way from Japan to the American south. And they are eager to dance with us.

It’s always fun to dance with international visitors. Especially these because they are bringing their own callers. Come out and dance Mainstream and Plus with A2 star tips on Sunday night, October 20th from 6:30-9:30 PM.

If you are volunteering as an angel or are registered for our Mainstream Blitz class on Sunday afternoon this is a great opportunity because you’ll already be at PS3.

Hope to see you there!

Times Squares Board Minutes for August Available Now

Read the August minutes. Join us for a Dance Party on September 10th from 7:00 – 9:00, with Howard Richman calling, at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (130 West 30th Street two blocks from the #1 subway station at 28th Street). Look for an enhanced e-blast coming the first week of the month starting in September. Volunteers needed for the Election Committee and to be delegate to the Northern New Jersey Square Dance Association.

Times Squares Annual Meeting 2019 Minutes Available Now

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.

Toronto’s Triangle Squares hosts Pearl Promenade Fly-in

Pearls, Pearls, and more Pearls

Times Squares members Bill Wolff, Kian-Lam Kho and I attended Triangle Squares’ “Pearl Promenade” fly-in over Memorial Day in Toronto. Everyone was very friendly and we had great fun dancing to Vic Ceder and Don St. Jean, their club caller.

What really impressed me were the decorations. It was a weekend of pearls, pearls, and more pearls. The gym at the school where we danced was cut in half with one door leading to one hall and the adjacent door to the other. The doors were decorated like St. Peter’s pearly gates and you were ushered into square dance heaven by one of the angelic callers. The gym walls themselves were painted with silhouettes of athletes who wore pearl accessories for the weekend.

The Pearly Gates

In the hallway there was a photo spot where you could dress up like the Girl with the Pearl Earring by the Dutch Golden Age painter,  Johannes Vermeer.

The Girl (?) with the Pearl Earring