dance society of western australia panon th rt hon ,he lard ma ·· of perth· lames mutta esq j.p dear square dancers we are all looking forward to the xmas parties which will wind up a most enjoyable season of square dancing the year has been one of consol·idation and progress the formation of the society to co-ordinate club and square dance activities has been a worthwhile step which will ensure a successful season in 1956 on saturday ·3rd december the society will hold a xmas rally at the nicholson road drill hall the highlight of the evening will be the hoedown championship of western australia a free for all elimination with the same standard of calls danced for the elimination at the ball square your own sets and enter on the night entry fee 8 per set splendid trophies for the ch~ionship set i confidently expect 40 sets will enter for the championship the only real test will be the ability to dance simple figures and mixers atter the summer recess the urgent problem is for every couple now dancing to introduce new couple you all know that square dancing is good tun from which we obtain max1m.ud relaxation all you have to do is sell the idea toyaur friends it shouldn t be hard as soon as sufficient new dancers are introduced the society will provide the facilities to carry them over the beginner atage start your campaign 1mmediatel and supply the names and addresses of your friends to your club secretary for relay to the secretary of the society we will take it from there on your behalf i extend grateful thanks to ross and marie ewen for the generous help and assistance they have given to the square dance movement to all callers who have helped the clubs and the society so much i also say thank you to square dancers everywhere and particularly to the committee of the society i express personal gratitude tor loyal and unstinted support which has made my job so much easier than it might have been i wish everyone good dancing and a happy xmas and prosperous new year see you on saturday 3rd december at nicholson road cheerio f s q u are w · al-d d an cing is f upj~sident
what s coo ii 9 -this summar looks as though most clubs are ei htr going to pro~i by their own experience or are prepared to learn by the exp~rience o other clubs and will wisely take a well deserved break ~om regular dancing this summer realizing that most o their dancers have now been squaring almost continuously ~or anything up to 18 months or 2 years,club organisers and their committees generally ~eel a summer recess o two to three months ~rom regular meetings will do more ~or the success o square da~oing in 1956 than an attempt to struggle through the hot months o february and ¥arch the need to keep clubs together and preserve the social contact ~at square dancing breeds has not been ~orgotten this good fellowship is to be ~ostered by once a month or more the holding o barbecue parties at the homes o various club members at the time of going to press we have heardjmt.lawley red cross astron break up night november 17th private parties during recess new seaeon begins a~ter ea8ter xmas party november 24th summer party dates january 19th february 16th march 15th club re-opens ··· april 20th break up night november 25th re-open a~ter easter xmas party december 2nd re-open in new dalkeith church hal after easter xmas party december 7th summer party dates january 11th february 8th march 14th club re-opens march 21st y.masparty december 8th private parties during recess re-open on april 5th xmas party december 13th m:dlands r.s.l da lkiuth milsurf wembley star doric summer party dates january 11th february 7 the march 14th ere-open ·· mar 2h appl~ross xmas break up ··· mid december summer parties re-open march or april listen to welcome square dancers dalkeith mosman park to mellor s modern self service stores for cheaper grocenes why pay more support your district square dancers diary 61x satljaday 6.0 p.m.
popular records now available at 80f is f ecof o r · 1st floor bra australian ca1ler .rim vickers willis strangkr in paradise ballad of davy crocket l vocal tex stewart wake the town and tell the people love is i any m splendored thing vocal tony russo rocco s boogie woogie tonky blues from maurice rocco golden wedding five ot-clock whistle from woody herman hit that jive jack flat foot floogie from slim gai1lard square dance microgroove sp45 755 sp45 752 y5755 y5603 gp 013a a c -s i squaring around writes ····· i have been thoroughly enjoying the many opportunities to visit other clubs lately a cou~le of flying visits to campbell s kingdom wembley star were a real pleasure indeed ian,as usual was in splendid form and ~i8 dancers also as usual just as happy and hospitable a nice club to visit any time mt.law1ey red cross and circle with laurie nash ~t the mike are both musts on a visiting list too have you heard that mia ~ia have turned into a social club so they say but to my certain knowledge that particular club has always been social in every sense keep it up mi·· ia you ve got what we like lastly let me say that for a night of riot and fun for all dancer try the beginners club on wednesdays at the dinghy club it s beaut jh 1 · r lv rb l caller bi1l norgard sent us the following looking through some technical journals recently i came upon a matter iitliciil i think may interest you the illinois state society of x~ray techniciaas at a recent annual meeting handled a heavy programme of technical papers the report of their meeting after listing the very varied programme of medical and scientific activiti gobs on to say in the evening the members and guests were entertained at a square dance directed by members of the wheatland square dance center this was sponsored through the courtesy of the rp.presentatives of the x-ray supply compsdi in this area 000000000 of j te.re.st 000000000
rambling cllth ross as this will be the last issue of the western caller for 1955,1 would ver much like to wish square dancers club organisers and callers all a very merry xmas and a happy new year one in which we will see many improvements increases and interests in this delightful fun of ours 00000000 tt s really good to see that most clubs hsve decided i favour of elosing down for the hot summer months there can be no question ~nat this it the right move if we look into the statistics kept at the office !bese show only too clearly that the summsrs of 53 and 54 took quite a t.ll of dancers from all clubs figures for 54 tell the story of clubs who ~ontinued to square throughout the heat,either folded completely or had t~eir ranks seriously depleted wftereaa those who had a definite recess lost at ~e most e set of dancers let s face 1 we will los some folk this summerfwhr ever we do but if our past and brief history points to losing more by tryin o dance on through then do let s have the break many dancers are get ung tired and nez-e and there the remark is made the break this year should do us all good don t forget your caller the break will do him good too you know only too well that the fun of a night s dancing depends almost entirely on the caller and this imposes a certain amount of strain on him in the long run this must affect his calling and your dancing 00000000 organisers when you hold your summer parties why not have member-s inrt te along their non-squaredancing friends this way they can meet dancers and see just what does happen when a group of squaries get together,and they are under no ob~igatiod it could be a means of introducing new members into your group this was the way square dancing popularity spread in the beginning yes by private parties 00000000 harvey square dance club s initiativ in organising a night in conjunction with the local district agricultural show,paid off handsomely there were over 9 sets present 80me folk travelling from bunbury,waroona and brunswick junction as well as a party from perth a set from waroona were adjudged the best dressed and later gave a delightful demonstration of dancing 00000000 remember jim mccutcheoat after an inexcusable silence,jim writes me to say that the victorian hoedown championships showed truly fantastic ability to answer calls here s the call that chose the winning set head ladles chain to the right with the opposite ¥irl,box the gnat wow your right hand lady with a left hand swing !o tbe walcotts took the t1tle,with the shooting stars,tangerines and whirly gigs all tieing for second place 00000000
the one night stand held a couple or weeks back to raise funds ror pair and maintenance or the congregational church an historical landmark in stirling higbway,clarediont,fts a major weeess over 12 sets turned up plu quite a gathering of spectators highlight or the evening wae the re-appearance of the stardust set their dancing under the black light was quite a nit with dancers and spectators alike w7nn leonhardt as organiser or the whole evening,paid a tribute to all dancers who rallied around to assist him in ~aking the night both a prorltable and a successrul venture 00000000 seems old man stork has been sashaying around gwen and charlie preatage s corner lately,because the newest little docey do is janet linda prestage 00000000 about a fortnight ago i had the good fo~tune to say hello to bette and arie paulll many of yon will remember these two yery keen dancers who had to return to new zealand for family reasons now they are off to salisbury southern rhodesia leastways they should be there now at present their address is c/the standard bank of south africa bette and eric asked to be remembered to all folk whom they knew here and to say just how much they were missing their allemandes they hope to be back with us all in a couple of years froe nowo 00000000· incidentally ~lad and gordon law are expected to return home from their world wide promenade on november 28th i wonder if they squared any ses whilst in the states 00000000 whilst on the subject of social happenings astron and doric dancers wil be interested to know that suzette gawler was married last saturday week and now answers the call of mrs.lan morison her home is 1n nannup 00000000 you ll sorry to hear that caller paul drake-brockman s taw,betty,is in be avro hospital recuperating from a major operation betty is doing fine but i know she d welcome a visit fro any dancer visiting hours are 3 sp.m and 6 bp.m and betty looks like being at avro til around the 2nd december 00000000 though there will be no western caller for december and january guess i ve more than made up for it but before ending let me remind you a11 of the society s xmas round up on december 3rd come along and wish all squar1ee the best for the summer break be in the hoedown championships too calls are as for the bal knockout and are listed in western caller no 10 0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0 square dance round up 0 fridays 9:30,p.tit 6ky·na ·v -o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-u-u-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o
a i l j v u qnq squilkcs something new wtz.in ble l h8d a in the way ot birthday parties 1 picnic 8 convoy of 20 f was given recentr cars packed tight with ly when our club s second birthday adults and children wended its way to was celebrated with a surprise part boya .nere a very happy day was thorfor various reasons three other club oughly enjoyed by all hawthorn squares dalkeith and mia mia october 27th lfas our mad hatter n all decided to visit nedlands r.s.l night it was a great night plenty on the bame night just to surprise us visitors fun and games and those hats and were they surprised when they f 01.d1 we:re 110 nderful it was our birthday our xmas .break-up party will be the broadway hall bright with its held on december 8th and the club goes new spring renovations reminded us all into recess till thursday,april 5th.1956 ot the first hectic months ot square although we are cloaing over the hot dancing in w.a 1jhea we all used to gath months members will not lose touch as er there bo robs could teach us someparties are to be held every three weeks thing new over 100 dancers s!luared at the homes of difterent members and in fine style to the calling of home a happy aummer period is expected caller bill norgard and guest callers recently laurie brought kt.lawley frank billing ian campbell and tom red crosa over to us we were very darby and the most-heard remark at the pleased to welcome them and hope they end of the happy evening was let s do enjoyed their visit it ijgain nedlanda r.s.t closes on the 25 o ooooodoo november for its summer recess 80 although we will be seeing you from time mt,ddinalc~n looking members are the all to time at your clubs all members abld forward to cl~b 8 second birthday friendly christmas greetings to square on november 16th it dancers everywhere will be a gala night with membersdr~s.ed to represent a trade the proceeds from the nigh w1l1 be donated to the medical ~chool a~eal another brigb spot in the club a calendar 1s the move to open air danc1ng which will commence on december 7th at the gosnells ovalp let me w1th our popular ca 1181 frank b1111 ng in charge it 18 anticipated that i121 help you the open air danc1ng many new members sell your will be squaring the sets welcome margaret turner a newcomer and it was hice to see ray and nance pasbmore p house block or en.ding once more atter a ahort absence business w enjoy dancing to l erry and his gui r once in a while but frank we would nt valuations and advice swap 70u tor anything you do a grand job of calling with pleasure os i s ta r:tl r t~1 r alan fox land estate acent opposite bairdsj sf zlss mail six _tits the western order form caller by filling in make sure of receiving the western this subscription subscription 4/caller box 25 p.o cia,omon 249 murray st perth 1 j name address club
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