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Feb 17/17

A Reminder - Monday Feb 20 is a holiday. There wilil be no class at Loafer's Lake on Monday Feb 20.

Feb 17/17

Details for this past week's classes are now online

Feb 10/17

Details for this past week's classes are now online.

Feb 3/17

Details for this past week's classes are now online.

Jan 29/17

Please note that the Tuesday line dance class is moving to Loafer's Lake, effective Jan 31 - this week! Same time - 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Jan 29/17

Details for this past week's classes are now online.

Jan 22/17

Details for this past week's classes are now online.

Jan 15/17

Welcome back to all!

Details for this past week's classes at Jim Archdekin, Loafer's Lake and Erin are now online.

Dec 15/16

Details for this week's classes at Jim Archdekin and Loafer's Lake are now online.

My apologies - we have not gone over the group photos from the Erin class yet. I hope to get that done soon.

Dec 9/16

Details for all three classes are now online.

Dec 9/16

And a good time was had by all!

Great turnout, and lots of dancing for the Erin Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party!

A minor dissapointment was the weather. We did cut the class short a bit thanks to the snow.

We look forward to seeing everyone again on January 12, 2017!

Dec 4/16

The Erin Line Dance Class will be restarting on Thursday January 12, 2016.

Once I have the dates for the Brampton classes, I will post those as well.

Dec 4/16

Details for this past week's classes are now online.

A reminder - this week si the Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party in Erin! After this, we break until the new year.

Nov 25/16

One month to Christmas as of today! More importantly, two weeks until our Erin Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party on Dec 8!! We have a flyer - click here to see it.

Many, many thanks to all those who braved the fog last night to dance with.

Many, many thanks to Linda for ensuring the class continues when Carol is not avaialble.

And, of course!, many, many thanks to Joy for the AMAZING cupcakes!! Wow!

Details for this past week's classes at Loafer's Lake, Jim Archdekin, and Erin are now online.

Nov 20/16

Details for all three of last week's classes are now online.

Nov 13/16

Details for all three of last week's classes are now online. Sorry for the delay!

Nov 4/16

Details for the Nov 3 Erin line dance class are now online

Nov 2/16

Details for the Oct 31 Loafer's Lake and the Nov 1 Jim Archdekin classes are now online.

Oct 28/16

Details for the Oct 27 Erin line dance class are now online

Oct 26/16

Details for the Oct 24 Loafer's Lake and the Oct 25 Jim Archdekin classes are online.

Oct 21/16

Our Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party will be on December 8 this year.

Oct 21/16

Details for the Oct 20 Erin line dance class are now online.

Oct 19/16

We are experiencing issues with our internet connection from home. As a result, some files that are being put online are not displaying properly. I am working to resolve this.

Oct 19/16 Details for the Oct 17 Loafer's Lake class and the Oct 18 Jim Archdekin class are now online

Oct 17/16

Details for the new Jim Archdekin Line Dance Class are now online!

Oct 14/16

Details for the October 13 Erin class are now online.

We are working to prepare the details for the October 11 Jim Archdekin class. Hope to have this update completed this weekend.

Oct 9/16

Details for the October 3 Loafer's Lake class and the October 6 Erin class are now online.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Sep 30/16

Details for the September 29 Erin line dance class are now online.

Sep 28/16

Details for the September 26 Loafter's Lake line danced class are now online.

Sep 25/16

Details for the September 22 Erin Line Dance Class are now online.

Sep 20/16

The Loafer's Lake class has started! Amazing turnout!!

Details for the class are now online.

Sep 18/16

And they are off!

Great first class for a new session. Great to see everyone again!

Details for the Sep 15 class are now online.

Tomorrow - Sep 19 - the fall session of the Brampton Loafer's Lake class starts!

Sep 1/16

And that's a wrap! Loafer's Lake Summer Session is complete, and the details are now online.

See you in two weeks!

Aug 23/16

A reminder about dates!

One more class at Loafer's Lake. Last class is August 29, 2016.

New session at Loafer's Lake starts on Septermber 19, 2016.

Erin line dance class will start on September 15, 2016, at 7:00PM. We look forward to seeing everyone again!

Aug 23/16

Finally getting caught up....sorry for the delay!

Details for the Loafer's Lake classes for August are now online.

Jul 19/16

Details for the July 18 Loafer's Lake class are now online.

Jul 15/16

Details for the July 11 Loafer's Lake class are now online.

Jul 11/16

Details for the July 4 Loafer's Lake class are now online.

Jun 25/16

Finally! All updates for the Erin and the Loafer's Lake line dance classes are now online.

The stepsheets for all dances taught at Loafer's Lake are now online. Sorry for the omissions. Any time you see something missing or otherwise amiss, please let me know.

The last Erin class was great - lots of dancers, lots of food, lots of dancing, and lots of FUN! Very nice to introduce some of our Brampton dancers to the Erin crowd. The group photo is here. Please note that this photo is just over 5Mb.

Jun 20/16

Almost there! Getting caught up - seems some of my updates have gone missing, and some of the dances taught at Loafer's Lake were not added.

Sorry for the delay!

Jun 10/16

A reminder - Erin Season Finale Pot Luck Dance Party is next week, on June 16.

June 10/16

All class details are now up to date, including the June 9 class in Erin.

May 27/16

Details for the May 26 Erin class are now online.

May 24/16

Details for the May 16 Loafer's Lake class and the May 19 Erin class are now online.

May 15/16

Details for the May 9 Loafer's Lake line dance class are now online.

May 15/16

Details for the May 12 Erin class are now online.

A good class! We brought back two old dances, and taught one new dance.

May 9/16

Details for the May 5 Erin class are now online.

May 9/16

Details for the April 25 and May 2 Loafer's Lake classes are now online.

Apr 30/16

Details for the April 28 class in Erin are now online.

Apr 23/16

Details for the April 21 class are now online.

Apr 19/16

Monica's class at Loafer's Lake Rec Centre in Brampton has been added! Click on the link above to see class details and stepsheets.

Apr 17/16

Details for the April 14 class are now online.

Apr 10/16

Somehow, stepsheets for two dances we have taught in class were not posted. Our apologies.

Step sheets for the following are now available:
Eye Candy
In Your Backyard

Apr 10/16

Details for the April 7 class are now online.

Apr 3/16

Details for the March 31 class are now online.

Mar 24/16

Class for Thursday, March 24 (tonight) is cancelled.

We have received several email messages from people expressing concern about driving conditions. The Environment Canada freezing rain warning is still in effect.

Also, Monica has been quite sick with a cold that degenerated into laryngitis this week.

Putting those two factors together tells us that it would be best if we let everyone stay home and be safe tonight.

See you next week!

Mar 21/16

The weather forcast for this week is causing us some concern.

680 News in Toronto is predicting 10cm snow for Thursday.

We are monitoring the forecasts, and will let everyone know if it turns out to be another of Erins famous Thursday Snow Storms.

Mar 21/16

Details for the Mar 17 class are now online.

Sorry for taking so long - I am on vacation this week, and moving a bit slower than usual.....

Mar 15/16

Wow - I have no idea what happened to the updates here.

Details for the Mar 3 and Mar 10 classes are now online.

Feb 25/16

Due to poor weather and road conditions, we have to cancel tonight's class.

We will be back next week, on March 3.

Too bad - I was hoping for a snow day free winter this year!

Feb 21/16

Wow! That was embarassing!!

Many, many thanks to Jeanitta and Linda for saving the class! We are taking steps to ensure this does not happen again.

Details for the Feb 18 class are now online.

Feb 12/16

Details for the Feb 11 class are now online.

Feb 7/16

Details for the Feb 4 class are now online.

Feb 7/16

The stepsheet for Ticket To The Blues has been changed slightly by the choreographer. The updated stepsheet is now available from the Dances Taught list.

The change is in the last four counts of the second section - the new timing of the 1/4 turn right make the dance flow better.

Jan 23/16

A REMINDER

No class this week, on Jan 28. The Legion has another event booked.

We are back the week after.

Jan 23/16

Details for the Jan 21 class are now online.

Jan 16/16

Important Announcement

The Erin Legion has been committed to another event on Thursday, January 28.

There will be no class on Jan 28.

We will be back the following week.

Jan 16/16

Between bad weather and injuries, a very small class. We still had a great evening!

Details fo the Jan 14 class are now online.

Jan 8/16

First class of the year! Great to see everyone again.

Details of the class are now online..

As we learned, the Legion will not be available on Thursday, January 28. There will be no class that evening.

Dec 30/15

Finally - the details for the Dec 10 Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party are online!

We look forward to seeing everyone again in January.

Dec 11/15

Wasn't that a party!

Many thanks to all who joined us for our annual Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party! A great turnout, lots of dancing, an AMAZING amount of great food, and lots of fun!!

The group photos are available now, see below. Each image is 2-3Mb. You may need to zoom out, or save them and view later to see the entime photo.

[ Put In Place | Soooo Serious | Lots of FUN! ]

Class details are not done just yet....

Dec 4/15

Details for the Dec 3 class are now online, including the stepsheet for Rock On.

Next week is our annual Christmas Pot Luck Finger Food Dance Party!

Much nicer this year than last year. In 2014, we had to miss classes in last November and in December, due to the snowstorms. In fact, we had our Christmas party in January!

Nov 28/15

A reminded - last class in this season is on Dec 10.

That will be our Annual Christmasd Pot Luck Finger Food Class. Lots of dancing, minimal instruction, lots of food, lots and lots of fun!

Nov 28/15

Details for the Nov 26 class are now online.

Nov 20/15

Details for the Nov 19 class are now online.

A reminder - Pot Luck Dance Party will be on Thursday November 10.

Nov 13/15

Friday the 13th! Wow!

Details for the Nov 12 class are now online. Thanks to all who braves the nasty weather to join us!

Nov 6/15

Details for the Nov 5 class are now online.O

Oct 30/15

Details for the Oct 29 class are now online.

Happy Halloween!.

Oct 23/15

Details for the Oct 22 class are now online.

Oct 19/15

Details for the Oct 15 class are now online.

Oct 12/15

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I hope you have found time to be with family or friends, and today has been good for you.

The details for the Oct 8 class are now online. Unfortunately (or fortunately??) we did not have anyone at class dressed as a turkey. However, we did have a great class! Looking forward to seeing everyone again next week.

Oct 3/15

Details for the Oct 1 class are now online.

Sep 28/15

Details for the Sep 24 class are now online.

Great to see so many new faces! And great to see everyone back!!.

Sep 1/15

Septmerber - already! Wow!! At least we have this week of summer weather.....

Class restarts at 7:00PM on Thursday, Septermber 24.

See you then!

Jun 6/15

Details for the June 4 class are now onine. We danced a lot!

One more week - June 11 is our season end finger food pot luck dance party!

June 1/15

Detals for the May 28 class are now online.

May 25/15

Details for the May 21 class are now online.

May 17/15

Details for the May 14 class are now online.

Four more classes to go! Season ending Pot Luck Dance Party will be on Thursday, June 11. Bring your favourite finger foods!

 

Important Announcement

The Erin Legion has been committed to another function on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

There will be no class on May 7, 2015. We are there for April 30, and the week after, May 14. Only one week is being missed.

May 1/15

Details and stepsheetes for the April 30 class are now online.

Apr 26/15

Details for the April 23 class are now online.

Apr 16/15

I am sorry, but I have to cancel tonight's class. Not feeling well, and Monica is out of town at a conference.

Hope to see everyone next week!

Apr 10/15

Wow! That was a very foggy evening! We made it home OK, but not a quick drive.

Details for the Apr 9 class are now online.

Apr 4/15

Details for the April 2 class are now online.

Mar 30/15

Details for the Mar 26 class are now online.

Mar 22/15

Details for the Mar 19 class are now online.

Mar 15/15

Details for the Mar 12 class are now online.

Congratulations to all those who celebrated a birthday in March!

Also, forgot to wish everyone a Happy Pie Day for Saturday!

Mar 6/15

Details for the Mar 5 class are now online.

Feb 2715

Details for the Feb 26 class are now online.

Feb 23/15

Details for the Feb 19 class are now online.

Feb 17/15

Details for the Feb 12 class are now online.

Finally getting things updated. Sorry for the delay. We were away for the weekend, skiing in the Owen Sound area, and I am just getting caught up now.

That was a very, very cold weekend! Sunday was the worst. I did go out, but not for long, it was cold enough to be dangerous.

Feb 9/15

Wasn't that a party!

Many thanks to all who attending. As always, an amazing assortment of snacks!

And a special Thank-You to our special, unexpected guests, Croc and Hope!

Details for the class are now online.

Feb 3/14

Wow - wasn't that a storm on Sunday night/Monday morning! Almost a full winter's snow all at once!

Our street has the snow banks to prove it!

A reminder - this week's class is the much delayed highly belated non-Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party!

At least the weather forecast for this Thursday is not threatening us again......

Jan 25/15

Details for the Jan 22 class are now online, as well as correcting the month. Duh!

A reminder - our much-delayed and cancelled Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party is this coming Thursday, Jan 29/15! No longer a Christmas party, of course, but we didn't want to miss the opportunity. Finger food and good dancing - life is good!!

Jan 19/15

Details for the Jan 15 class are now online.

Jan 13/15

Sorry for taking so long - details for the Dec 8 class are now online.

Great to see all those who could make it to class! Hopefully, the weather will be better this week.....

Jan 7/15

Welcome to 2015!

We hope everyone had a great holiday season, and that your new year has started well.

At this point, the weather forecast seems favourable. It will be cold, and there may be snow, but overall nothing to the extreme we saw in December.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!

Dec 7/14

Details for the November 27 class are now online.

We hope everyone enjoyed their night off! Back again this Thurdsays - it is our annual Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party!

Dec 1/14

A reminder about classes for the end of 2014:
- no class on December 4
- December 11 class is our annual Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party
- classes restart on January 8, 2015

Details from our November 27 class are not ready yet. In the next few days.

Nov 27/14

Whoops! Forgot to reset the Snow Watch after last week's cancellation.

Looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!

Nov 20/14

Wow! Middle of November, and we have a snow day!

I have never seen winter blow in this early.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week!

Nov 16/14

Details for the November 13/14 class are now online.

Nov 9/14

Details for the November 6/14 class are now online.

Nov 2/14

Details for the Holloween class on Oct 30 are now online.

A few photos from class. These are from 9.5Mb to 12.5Mb in size:
Carol Smiling | Nice Scarf | Check The Socks | Flapper and Friend | Clown | Three Amigos

Oct 24/14

Details for the Oct 23 class are now online.

Next week is Halloween!

Oct 17/14

Details for the Oct 16 class are now online.

Two weeks until Halloween!

Oct 10/14

Details for the Oct 9 class are now online. Love the enthusiasm we see in the class!

Monica and I would like to wish everyone a good Thanksgiving Day weekend!

Forgot to mention - Halloween is coming soon. Got your costume ready??

Oct 4/14

Whoops - did it again! Sorry. The details for the Sep 25 class were not done last week. :(

Details for Sep 25 and Oct 2 classes, and stepsheets for anything new to class, are now online.

Very good class this past week! Lots of energy and enthusiasm. And laughter!

You may notice that the class list for Oct 2 looks a little different. Just switched from LibreOffice to Microsoft Word 2013. Word seems to work well, and lets me do a few things that are either hard to find or not possible with LibreOffice.

Sep 19/14

And we're off!

A great start to a new season! And a special Welcome! to the new dancers.

Details for the September 18 class are now online.

Sep 14/14

Home again from our hiking weekend in Wiarton. Well, hiking weekend for everyone else..

Group photos from the May 29 Spring Dance:

Photo 1

Photo 2

Moderately large photos, each is around 1.6Mb.

Details for the last class are now online.

Sep 9/14

Whoops!

Looks like I never finished the updates for last spring! My apologies, I have bene thinking all summer that these were done and finished.

I need to get the group photo here, the class lists updated, and the start up annoucment.

To deal with the fall start - we are starting on September 18. This is a week later than originally planned. The delay is to give my arm another week to heal - I broke my left arm recently.

Will get the rest of the work done shortly.

Sorry about that!.

May 23/14

Pot Luck Dance Party Next Week!

One more classe - May 29 will be our end of season pot luck finger food dance party.

May 23/14

Details for the May 22 class are now online.

May 20/14

Details for the May 15 class are now online.

May 11/14

Details for the May 1 and May 8 classes are now online.

My apologies for being so late with the May 1 class!

Apr 25/14

Details for the April 24 class are now online.

Apr 21/14

We hope that everyone is enjoying a great Easter!

Details for the April 17 class are now online.

Apr 13/14

Details for the April 10 class are now online.

Apr 6/14

Details for the April 3 class are now online.

Mar 30/14

Details for the March 27 class are now online.

Mar 23/14

Details for the March 20 class are now online. My apologies - I was not up do going much of anything but watching TV and napping! Glad that Monica showed that she is more than capable of doing the class on her own.

See you on the 27th!

Mar 18/14

Details for the March 13 class are now online.

Mar 6/14

Horay! The weather finally allowed us to hold a class!

As of today (Tuesday), we are looking at the possiblity of another winter storm tomorrow. Fortunately, the weather forcast indicates that Thursday will be OK. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Details of the March 6 class are now online.

Feb 27/14

Last week was a wash - because we did not realize how bad the weather was, we did not cancel class. Drove to Erin, and had a nice long conversation with Linda until about 7:30PM, then drove home again.

Looks like more of the same thing this week. After discussing with Carol, we have decided that it is in everyone best interest to cancel this week as well. There are reports of highways closed, poor visibility, white out conditions, and more, so we would prefer that everyone stayed home and stayed safe, so that we can all dance another night.

Feb 18/14

Details for the Feb 13 class are now online. Sorry for being so late, we were away for the weekend.

Feb 10/14

Details for the Feb 6 class are now online.

Monica is feeling much better. Not 100% yet, but hopefully by this Thursday.

Feb 2/14

The update for last week seems to have gone missing. Sorry about that!

Details for the Jan 23 and Jan 30 class are now online.

We have been very lucky this year. Lots of bad weather, but none that has had a majorimpact on class. Unlike some - Loretto's Monday line dance classes have yet to start, thanks to the horrendous weather in their area! We hope it does not continue for them.

Jan 20/14

Details for Jan 16 class are now online.

Jan 12/14

Details for the January 9, 2014 class are now online. Great to see everyone again!

A very special Thank-You to Brita for teaching the dance Springsteen!

Jan 7/14

Wow - 2014!

Just a couple more days to the start of the 2014 Winter Session. We look forward to seeing everyone!

Details for the Dec 12/13 Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party are now online.

Dec 8/13

Details for the Dec 5 class are now online.

The process of moving this website to a different company has started. If you use the URL:
http://ccnclasses.com/
you should see everything without issue. Moving the coolcountrynights.com domain will take some time.

Dec 6/13

I am trying something different, to get around the issues with viewing web pages here.

Things may be working well now - please let me know one way or the other at rfielder@rogers.com.

Thanks!

Dec 3/13

Had a GREAT time last night, doing a two hour workshop on Two Step for the Toronto Swing Dance Society (TSDS).
A very good turnout of dancers who really wanted to learn, in an amazing hall!
The workshop stayed with basic material. In 2014, the TSDS will have a Two Step teaching series to let their dancers take Two Step to a higher level.
Many thanks to Jay and Dale for the invitation!

Dec 3/13

Details from the Nov 28 class are now online.
We used this opportunity to test-teach three dances we had submitted for the Blazing Boots 13 workshop in Whitby. Many thanks to all the dancers for their patience,
Of the three, we left one untaught at the workshop. All the others were well received!

Nov 25/13

Details from the Nov 21 class are now online.

Nov 18/13

Details from the Nov 14 class are now online.

Nov 10/13

We continue to receive reports of issues with viewing web pages from Cool Country Nights. As far as I can tell, this issue is with the company hosting the website. Given their lack of response, I am looking at changing to a different company. When more is known, it will be posted here.

Until then, if there is something you would like, please email me and I will send you a PDF of the page if possible. My apologies for this.

Nov 10/13

Details for the Nov 7 class in Erin are now online.

Nov 2/13

Yikes! Looks like I missed a couple of updates!

We hope that everyone got the message about class being cancelled for Oct 31. Did everyone give out lots of candy?

Details for the Oct 17 and Oct 24 classes are now posted.

Oct 14/13

Great class last week! As well as a few unexpected friends. Three new dances! Even if one is a classic - some classics are worth bringing back.....

Oct 6/13

We are aware that pages from this website do not always load properly. Have not been able to figure out what - it seems to be with our hosting service, Canaca, since the pages all appear to be OK before they are uploaded.

Very frustrating. I use three browsers - Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Opera, latest versions of all. The same page will display properly in one or two of the browsers, but not the third. And different pages work in differnt browsers. There is no pattern that I can see. We are working on solutions.

If there is a page that you can not view, let me know, and I can email you an image of the page in pdf format.

Oct 6/13

We had a good time yesterday at the "Let The Good Times Roll" workshop in Toronto. This workshop is run by Vivienne Scott and Fred Buckley, and occurs twice a year. There are one or two dances from the workshop that we are looking at bringing into the Erin line dance class.

We also had a good time at Loretto yesterday evening. This was a party to celebrate the installation of their new dance floor. What a crowd! And what a floor!! Well worth the trip to Loretto on a Sat night to dance, or to one of their classes during the week. We like to get to Croc and Hope's class when we can on a Monday evening - which won't be for a while since we have started a night school class on Mondays.

Oct 6/13

Great turnout this past week! Many thanks to all who joined us.

From what we hear, a few of our dancers are headed out on trips. Some very, very long trips. Safe journeys to all!

Class details are now online.

Sep 29/13

Wow - September is almost over! Already!!

Great class this past week. Two new ones taught, seemed to be well liked. Class details are now online.

Sep 22/13

Great to see a few more, and lots returned.

Details of the September 19 class are now online.

Sep 16/13

Class is off to a good start! Great to see everyone again.

There were no new dancers last Thursday, so we had a good time reviewing favourites from the last session. If you know anyone who would like to get started in Line Dancing, now is the ideal time for them to join the class.

Sep 4/13

We held off on making the decision as long as possible, but it looks like no way around it. Due to a change in my responsibilities at work, I no longer have the time to devote to this class.

The Rosemont Couples class will not be restarting this fall.

Our thanks to everyonne for their support.

Sep 1/13

Details for the June 13 Erin line dance class and June 12 Rosemont couples class are now online.

Jun 13/13

Details for the June 6 Rosemont and June 7 Erin class are now online.

A reminder - this week is the season ending pot luck dance party for the Erin line dance class! Finger food munchies and lots of dancing - enough to hold us until Septermber! Everyone welcome, of course!

See you there!

Jun 6/13

Details for the May 29 Rosemont and May 30 Erin classes are now online.

A couple of reminders:
- Two more weeks for the Erin line dance class! This week will be a review week (except for Intermediate), then next week is our last class before the summer break.
- Four more weeks for the Rosemont couples class. The last class will be June 26.

May 24/13

Details for the May 22 Rosemont and May 23 Erin classes are now online.

May 18/13

Details for this past week's classes are now online. Robert was under the weather, and we had to cancel the Rosemont couples class.

It turned out to be an Oldies Night in Erin! Brought back two classics - Monerey Mama, and Step-By-Step. Step sheets for both are available.

May 15/13

Our apologies. The Rosemont class is cancelled for tonight, May 15.

Robert has picked up a bug, and is not up to dancing or teaching. Or to passing a bug around.

See you next week!

May 13/13

Details for the May 8 Rosemont couples and May 9 Erin line classes are now online.

May 6/13

Details for last week's Erin and Rosement classes are now online.

We had a good time at the Barrie workshop. We did get some dances that will be taught in Erin.

Three workshops in three weeks - that is pretty intensive. Used to be normal, but....

Apr 29/13

Details for last week's Erin and Rosement classes are now online.

Voting on Wednesday at Rosemont decided on East Coast Swing to replace Night Club Two Step, and Two Step to replace Cha.

Hope to see lots of y'all this weekend at the Barrie workshop!

Apr 22/13

Please note that there have been internal changes made to these web pages as parts of the CCN Classes site was restructured. I think all the links are working now.

If you find anything unusual, please let me know!

Apr 22/13

Back, and almost rested up again from the Belleville workshop. It is a long day, but for a good cause with great people! This was the eleventh year for the For Love Of The Dance workshop. Lots of great dances, great dancers, and fun! Back again in 2014 on April 26 - a week later than usual because of a very late Easter.

We taught four dances in total, all of which went over well. Being the event DJs, we were there from 0700hrs until around midnight, since we have to move in and set up in the morning, then tear down and move out after the dance ends.

Finally have the details from last week's classes updated. All are online now.

It may be a risk, but I am removing the Snow Watch. Hopefully we are done with that weather for this spring......

Apr 13/13

Up to date this week! Details for both classes are now online. We really hope that this past week's weather is an end of it for this winter...,

Apr 11/13

We are going ahead with class tonight. The weather forecast does not sound great, but not so bad that we need to cancel again.

See you on the dance floor!

Apr 11/13

Yikes! I thought I have updated this website last weekend. Sorry!

Details for last week's classes are now online.

We have concerns about today's weather. However, it is looking not too bad just now (12:14PM), so we may be OK for tonight's class in Erin. Please check back, we will update this page by 5:00PM with any further news.

Mar 31/13

Good classes this week! Even a couple of dances we see far too infrequently. Rosemont was light, but enthusiastic and very quick learners.

Details are now online for both the Erin and Rosemont classes.

Mar 22/13

Two great classes this week! Many thanks to all the dances who keep it fun.

Details for both classes are now online.

Mar 15/13

I would swear I have updated this page since Mar 2! Gremlins are at it again.....

Details for the March 7 and 14 Erin class including stepsheetts, and the Rosemont classes, are now online.

Mar 2/13

Details for the Feb 28 Erin line dance class are now online. Two new dances! Step sheets for the new dances can be found in the Dances Taught list.

Mar 2/13

Wow - this year has had more snow days than I have ever seen! Hopefully, that is the end of it, and we can get back to dancing everyweek.

Feb 24/13

Details for the Feb 21/13 line dance class are now online. Great to see every one back!

Feb 19/13

The details for the Feb 14/13 class are now online. Very light class, thanks to the snow that existed only north of Victoria. We look forward to seeing everyone again this week!

Feb 19/13

The weather looks good for this Thursday!

However, the weather does not looks so favourable for our Wednesday class in Rosemont. Please check back here - we will post a decision by 5:00PM on class day. If the weather that Environement Canada is calling for on Wed Feb 20 actually happens, we are not sure the Wed class can occur this week.

Given the weather this year, I am going to look into reactivating our Twitter account. That would be an easy way to sent out notifications, in addition to posting here and calling people.

I will be posting the details from last week's classes later tonight. Sorry for the delay.

Feb 15/13

Well, is was not a snow day in Brampton!
The weather really changed as we drove to Erin. Had we known, we might have cancelled.
Again!

Many thanks to those who braved the weather and danced with us - and to those who tried to get there!!

Feb 7/13

Next Thursday is Valentines Day! Please remember to wear something red.

Weather permitting, we will see you then!

Feb 7/13

Class for Feb 7 is cancelled, due to the impending weather.

Wow - this is the first time EVER that I have had to cancel classes for two weeks in a row. That includes Erin, Acton, Rosemont, and many many other places over the years!.

Jan 31/13

The Erin Line Dance Class is cancelled for tonight, due to concerns about the weather.

When I left work this afternoon, I was under sunshine and blue skies. On the way home, I drove through almost complete whiteout, more open skies, overcase with some snow, and a couple of other variations. The roads were everything from dry to wet to snow covered to the start of large ice patches!

We are concerned about how variable the weather is today, and how much wind there is blowing. Dancing is fun, but not at the risk to our heath!

Jan 27/13

Fixed the dates for the last three weeks - this is 2013! Times like this make me glad we don't write many cheques anymore.... :)

Details for the Jan 24 Erin line dance class and Jan 23 Rosemont class are now online.

Jan 21/13

Details for the Jan 17 Erin line dance class are now online. WOW - lots of brand new dancers who just heard about the class! We hope they liked it well enough to return.

The details for the Jan 16 Rosemont couples class are also now online.

Jan 11/13

Details for the Jan 10 class are now online.

Good start to the new year! A good turnout, and a great new dance from Monica.

Jan 6/13

We hope everyone had a great Christmas, and have started the New Year well!

My apologies for the delay in updating these pages. Sometimes, vacation time extends to all parts of our lives.....

The details for our final 2012 classes are now online. Both classes enjoyed lots of dancing, and some very nice Christmas treats! Many, many thanks to those who contributed, and to those who helps.

And, of course, many thanks to Carol and Jeanetta who have made the Erin line dance class possible!

We look forward to seeing everyone again this week, as classes restart.

Dec 10/12

Details for the Dec 6 class are now online.
Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party this week! Finger food, friends, and dancing - life is good!

Nov 30/12

Details for the Nov 29 class are now online.

Nov 24/12

Details for the Nov 22 class are now online.

Nov 18/12

Details for the Nov 15 class are now online.

Nov 13/12

Started a page for notes on the Rosemount Couples class. See the links above.

Nov 11/12

Details from our Nov 8 line dance class are now online.

Nov 4/12

Details from our Nov 1 class are now online.

Nov 4/12

First night for the couples class in Rosemont was great! Good turnout, even though it was Halloween, and lots of fun. Some brand new to WCS, some still learning, and some who have been dancing for a while - a great mixture!

We look forward to this coming week!

Oct 28/12

Details from our Oct 25 class are now online.

Also, it appears I forgot to put the stepsheet for 1929 online. This has been added to the Dances Taught list. Sorry about that!

Oct 22/12

We have a hall!

The couples class will start on October 31, 2012, at 7:00PM, in the hall in Rosemont, Ontario

The village of Rosemont is located at the junction of Hwy 89 and the Mulmur Tosoronto Townline, roughly half way between Shelburne and Alliston.
Both Google Maps and Mapquest find the village of Rosemont, ON accurately.
The hall is across the street (Townline) from the Globe Restaurant. Both the hall and the Globe are on the south side of Hwy 89.

For the dancers who joined us at the Steveson B&B last summer, this hall is about 8 - 10 minutes further west on Hwy 89.

To start, we will be focusing on West Coast Swing (WCS). The first hour will be for dancers new to WCS. The second hour will be for those familiar with the basics.

Oct 23/12

Details from the Oct 18 class are now online.

Oct 15/12

We are still looking for an alternative hall for the couples class. An alternative has been discussed, and we hope to view the hall this Wednesday.

We need feedback - if we start the couples class, we need to set a start date - assuming the hall looks good, of course. The first choice, Oct 24, is out because Monica has a commitment out ot town. The second choice is Oct 31, but that is Halloween. We are good with starting then, but what about you? If most people are going to be taking care of kids or grandkids, or staying home to dish out treats, that won't work well.

Please let us know! robert@coolcountrynights.com, or monica@coolcountrynights.com

Thanks!

Oct 15/12

Details from our Oct 11 class are now online.

Oct 9/12

Details from our Oct 4 class are now online.

Oct 2/12

Details from our Sep 27 class are now online.

Sep 23/12

Details from our Sep 20 class are now online.

Sep 17/12

First class of the season went very, very well!

Great turnout, and everyone had a lot of fun! Plus lots of dancing, of course!! :)

Sep 9/12

The Alliston couples class was moving forward - until this morning!

We had hoped for a Sep 20 start. However, the management at Stevenson's B&B have had to put all use of their hall on hold. It appears there needs to be a review by the fire department before they can proceed.

We will post additional information as soon as we hear anything.

Looking forward to seeing our Erin line dancers this coming Thursday!

Aug 17/12

The Alliston couples class has been amazing!

We are looking at the possibility of continuing the class in the fall.

We are also looking forward to the start of the Erin line dance class on September 13. See you there!

Jul 9/12

We have been asked to do a six week couples class, with a primary focus on West Coast Swing (WCS) style. There will be both a Beginner class for new dancers, and an Intermediate class for those who are comfortable with WCS.

The class starts this Wednesday, July 12, and takes place at Stevensons Farms Bed and Breakfast, located just north of Alliston on County Road 15. You can find more details about the farm at:

http://www.stevensonfarms.com/

The class will run from 700PM to 9:00PM. We would have liked a longer class, but we both get up very early (5:00AM most mornings), and it is an hour drive for us.

Class cost is $10 per person.

If you are interested, we look forward to seeing you there! We are pretty excited about this, and look forward to introducing new dancers to one of the neatest dance styles, one which crosses many boundaries from Country to Swing to Ballroom.

Jun 17/12

Details for the June 7/12 class are now online.

Don't forget - June 14 is our Pot Luck Dance Party. Then we break for the summer

June 2/12

Sorry for the delay in updates. I ran into a damaged file, and it took me a few days to figure out what the problem was and how to fix it. Hopefully, all is OK now.....

June 2/12

Details for the May 24 and May 31 classes are now online.

By request, we have brought back a few old dances. This has worked well.

May 22/12

Details for the May 17 class are now online.

May 13/12

Our summer break will be starting after the June 14 class.

That means that our June 14 class will be a pot luck dance party! Come on out!!!

May 13/12

Details and stepsheet for May 10 class are now online. Glad that everyone made it back!

May 8/12

Class list and stepsheet for the May 3 class are now online.

Where was everyone? There was rain, and an interesting light show on the way home, but we had no problem getting there and getting back to Brampton.....???

May 8/12

Had a great time at the Barrie workshop last weekend! Even have a few dances we can bring into class. That makes three workshops in three weeks, time to take a break....

Apr 30/12

Wow - the end of April!
Final total for Belleville was $3,335.50. Wow and wow again!
Details and stepsheets for the Apr 26 class are now online.

Apr 23/12

The Belleville For Love Of The Dance workshop was very successful!
Great turnout - somewhere over 110 people.
Great dances and great instructors.
And we raised somewhere over $2,900.00 for the Belleville Hospital Oncology department. Final count is still being determined.

Apr 23/12

Details for the April 19 class is now online.

Apr 17/12

Details for the class, and stepsheets for new dances, for the April 5 and 12 classes are now online.
My apologies for the delay.
P.S. - The Snow Watch has been removed.....

Mar 31/12

Details for the class and stepsheets for the new dances taught last Thursday, Mar 29, are now online.

Mar 25/12

Had a great time at the Whitby line dance workshop yesterday! Good turnout, some good dances - we will be seeing a few of these in class!

Next big event for us is the Belleville line dance workshop on April 21/12. As the event DJs and guest instructors, it is a very long and tiring day, but it is for an excellent cause. Details are in Let's Dance!.

Mar 25/12

Opps! Just realized I didn't update these pages last week! Sorry about that.

Class lists for Mar 15 and Mar 22 are now online, as well as stepsheets for the new dances.

Mar 11/12

Play list for the Mar 8 class is now online.

I think the Snow Watch can be discontinued in the near future......

Mar 6/12

Play list for Mar 1 is now online. I also put the stepsheet for George Peach onto the Dances Taught sheet, even though we never truly taught it.

Feb 28/11

The play list for Feb 23 is now online.

Feb 20/12

The play list for Feb 16 is now online.

Feb 12/12

Great class last Thursday! Lots of new dances - glad that everyone seemed to like them.

The play list is now online, as well as the stepsheets.

Feb 6/12

Class details for Feb 2/12 are now online. Great to see everyone back! A special Welcome to all the new dancers!!

A reminder - CCNClasses is now on Twitter!

Jan 26/12

You can now get updates for our classes on Twitter!

Follow CCNClasses on Twitter for timely updates.

Please note that Cool Country Nights also exists on Twitter, but I won't be using it as much.
Mostly because the full name would not fit, and Twitter shortened it to something that does not make sense... :)

Jan 26/12

New URLs (web addresses) for the class web pages have been created.

You can go directly to this page using either of the following:
http://www.ccnclasses.com
http://www.ccnclasses.ca

Jan 25/12

Nobody said anything, but I finally noticed that the Snow Watch was saying "Dec".
That has been fixed. It is January, right? :)

Jan 25/12

Details from the Jan 19 class are now online.
It would seem that a lot of people were concerned about the weather - and stayed home!

Jan 15/12

Details from the Jan 12 class are now online. The concerns about weather proved to be without cause.

Great to see everyone back!

Jan 9/12

Don't forget - class restarts this Thursday, Jan 12/12!

We look forward to seeing everyone again!!

Jan 9/12

Not that we see a need for it in the near future, given the weather so far this winter, but I have activated the Snow Watch.

If there is a need to cancel a class, it will be posted here by 5:00PM on class day at the latest. We will also email everyone for whom we have an address, and ask our assistants in Erin to make phone calls.

Jan 9/12

Finally! Details from our Dec 15/11 Christmas Pot Luck Dance Party are online!

Group photo from the party is below. You can click on the image using your right mouse button and download a full sized file.

Dec 12/11

Details from the Dec 8 class are now online.

Dec 6/11

Details from the Dec 1 class are now online. Sorry for the delay! Monica's back is improving, slowly, but I have come down with whatever cold is going around. Will be OK by Thursday, but Sunday and Monday were really not any fun.... :(

Nov 28/11

Details from the Nov 24 class are now online.

Nov 21/11

As announced last week, our Christmas Pot Luck finger food class party will be on December 15. Like last year, we will be doing a review night the week before (Dec 8), and then doing a real mix of dancing on party night. We will stop for snacks at 8PM, and get back to dancing as soon as most people are finished enjoying the treats.

We also need to talk about restarting after Christmas. Complicating things this year is the extra week of holidays that many school kids are getting. They are off for the full week after New Year's Day, returning to school on Jan 9/12.

This could mean that many parents and grandparents are either home caring for the kids, or taking advantage of the extra time to go away on vacation. We need to ask the class over the next couple of weeks if class should restart during this time, on Jan 5, or wait for the week after and restart on Jan 12.

Your feedback is needed!

Nov 21/11

We had a great time at the Whitby workshop last Saturday! Rob McKean always runs a great even. Having Dan Morrison in the lineup of instructors did not hurt, of course... :)

There was a good turnout, and lots of good dances. Robert taught three dances in two time slots, since Monica's back was not yet up to dancing or teaching.

Nov 21/11

Details from the Nov 17/11 class are now online, including the step sheet for Beers Ago-Go

Nov 14/11

Yikes! Just realized that nothing was updated for November 3! Sorry about that.....
Details for November 3 and November 10 are now online.
On an unrelated note - one of the instructors for the Whiby Line Dance Workshop on November 19 had to bow out for medical reasons. Rob McKean, the organzier, kindly asked Monica and I if we would fill the gap. Of course, we agreed to help Rob - he has been a long time dance friend.

Nov 5/11

The link to the step sheet for The Flute has been fixed. Sorry about that!

Oct 28/11

Details for the Oct 27/11 class are now online. If possible, we will see about a photo of our unexpect guest.....

Oct 23/11

Details from the Oct 20/11 class are now online.

Oct 14/11

Details from the Oct 13/11 class are now online.

Oct 10/11

Happy Thanksgiving! Details for the Oct 6/11 class are now online.

Oct 3/11

Had a great time at Dan Morrison's Orillia Line Dance workshop! Even learned a few new dances we hope to bring into the Erin class.

Oct 3/11

Details from the Sep 29 class are now online.

Sep 25/11

Details for Sep 23 class are now online.

Sep 20/11

Finally have last week's details online! Sorry for the delay.

Sep 14/11

Class started well! We even covered two new dances.

Sep 1/11

Class is restarting in one week! We are looking forward to seeing everyone again.

Here is our new flyer.

Jun 21/11

Details from our Spring Season Finale Class Dance are now online!

See you on September 8!

Jun 20/11

My apologies - details of our Season Finale Class Dance are still not ready.

On the other hand, I did get to spend the day yesterday with Monica and her brand new (1 week old) grandtwins! Quite amazing.

And on a different note - a problem with the step sheet for Independence Day was reported. I have identified the issue and resolved it. If there are any other issues with step sheets, or anything else, plesae do not hesitate to email (or call) and let me know.

Jun 12/11

Details for the June 9/11 class are now online.

June 4/11

Details for the June 2/11 class are now online.

May 28/11

More discussion about the June 16 Dance Party at class this week! It would seem that many prefer to add a bit of pot luck finger foods/munchies. Neat!

The plan for the last class before our summer break is to dance-dance-dance! No new dances, but step throughs or reviews as required. Dance 'til 8:00PM, stop for a bit of snacking and talking, then dance to the end of class.

A major change will be that the dancing will be mixed, no graduated during the evening. No Beginner-Improver-Intermediate classes - I will be playing for all levels, mixing it up all evening.

May 28/11

Details for the May 26/11 class are now online.

Everyone had lots of fun with Ghost Train, the new beginner dance. Getting the steps was one thing, but when we started linking arms the giggling just would not stop! At least, for some rows....... :)

May 23/11

The Erin line dance class will be taking a break for the summer. Last class will be on June 16. This will let everyone take advantage of the summer weather!

The June 16 class more of a dance party than a class.

May 23/11

Details for the May 19 class are now online.

May 23/11

Somehow, I missed adding the step sheet for Bill Bader's dance, Vancouver Boogie. This has now been added to the Dances Taught sheet for Erin. Thanks, Jeannita!

May 16/11

Finally - details for the May 12 class are online! Sorry for the delay.

May 6/11

Class was back on! Many thanks to those who danced with us last night.
The play list from last night is now online.

May 3/11

Yes, class is back on this week! Today (Tuesday) is the first day I have felt like doing much of anything.....this cold really hangs on!

This was our first time cancelling the Erin class for any reason. It was interesting to see how many people have filled out the contact list, but not put in an email address or phone number. It was also interesting to see how many email bounced back because the addresses were not correct. We truly hope that everyone got the message last week, and nobody showed up at the Erin Legion wondering why there was no class.......

See you Thursday!

April 28/11

For the very first time in many, many years, we have to cancel a class due to illness.

Both Monica and I have been fighting nasty chest colds, plus I have an infection. We are not in condition to go anyplace. Our apologies for this.

We anticipate things will be back to normal by next week.

April 22/11

Details for the April 21/11 class are now available.

We have a very good turnout for the Thursday before Good Friday. Thanks to all who danced with us last night!

April 18/11

Details for the April 14/11 class are now available.

Sorry for the delay - but we had a great time in Belleville! Amazing workshop, plus the event raised a $3,500 donation to the local hospital's oncology clinic!!

April 8/11

Details for the April 7/11 class are now available.

April 1/11

Details for the March 31/11 class are now available.

March 21/11

More stepsheets added. Only one missing - Vancouver Boogie. Will get to it over the next few days.

If you encounter any issues viewing any of these, please let me know!

March 18/11

Details from this week's class are now available online. I think we all had a great St. Patty's Day!

March 16/11

Added a few more stepseheets. Enjoy!

March 15/11

Experimenting further - now using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. So far, this is the nicest HTML editor I have tried!

March 12/11

Details for the March 10/11 class are now online.

Also added - the Dances Taught page has been changed from an Adobe PDF document to a web (HTML) page. This allows me to link to the step sheets of the dances taught!

Only a few step sheets are linked so far. Over the next week or three, I will work my way back over the ones from past week.

 

Part of this change is using a different editor to update the web (HTML) pages - now using the BestAddress HTML Editor 2009 Professional, from Multimedia Australia. Still learning, so there may be some inconsistencies as all the pages get updated and, where required, fixed.

Just a reminder - by some good luck, our next class falls on St Patrick's Day! Be sure to be wearing the green!!

March 7/11

Details for the March 3/11 class are now online.

A small modification to the class list - a table for the codes used. Now, you will know what T, R, Q, S, and C really mean!

A few errors for the February 24 class were noticed and corrected in the Dances Taught list, as well.

I have an outstanding request to post step sheets for dances we have done. That can be done, as part of the Dances Taught list. It will take a few days to convert that list back to HTML, prepare all the stepsheets in pdf format, and add the links.

ETA is two weeks or less. If it looks like it will take longer, I will post a comment here.

March 1/11

Details for the Feb 24/11 class are now online.

February 21/11

Details for the Feb 17/11 class are now online.

We DJ'd a birthday dance in Acton on Saturday. Play list for it will be online in a day or two.

Great turnout, lots of good dancing, and a great birthday for Diane!

February 13/11

Details for the Feb 10/11 class are now online.

Looking forward to seeing everyone again this week!

February 4/11

Great class last night!

Lots of people - even a couple of surprise guests!

A special Thank You to Margo and Betty for joining us!

The extended Intermediate section seems to be working for most of us.

Those new to dancing who have been with us since last fall are coming along very, very well!

Details for last night's class are now online.

January 31/11

Details from the Jan 27/11 class are now online!

Sorry for the delay.

January 21/11

Trying to get ahead of things.....

A good class, a few more new dances, and lots of smiles.

What more can a guy ask for?

A very hectic weekend, so trying to get ahead of things. The class details from last night are online!

We are not sure yet, so it isn't a commitment, but we are hoping to get to this Sunday's Jamboree at the Erin Legion. Sounds like fun!
If you might be going as well, please let us know. Could be opportunity for some dancing.

January 17/11

Oops!

I had the class details ready to go a couple of days ago, but seem to have forgotten to upload the files.

Done - everything is now available.

January 10/11

First Class of 2011 Went Very Well!

It was a snowy day, and on our drive to Erin we wondered if we should have cancelled....
The weather actually improved once we were north of Caledon Mountain.

The turnout at class showed that the weather was not bad at all - a great way to start 2011!

Please note - if you have any friends who would like to give Line Dancing a try, now is the time. We have a couple of brand new dancers starting this coming week, and will be continuing with first beginner level lessons at 7:00PM for a few weeks.

Sorry for the delay. Class details are now online.

January 3/11

Class is resuming in a few days!

We hope that everyone had a great holiday season!

Class will be restarting this Thursday, Jan 6/11.

We look forward to seeing everyone again!

A revised class flyer is available.

December 18/10

2010 - That's a wrap!

A great last class - Christmas Pot Luck Goodies Dance Party.

Many thanks to all who joined us, include Croc and Hope and Brian and Terri who drove all the way from Shelburne!

Amazing amount of excellent food - wow!

See you on Jan 6, 2011, when class restarts.

December 18/10

Slight change in class for 2011!

We found out on Thursday that the class can not be extended for the first night.

Starting Jan 13, 2011, the class will run longer. This will allow us more time for intermediate dancers, for dance time and teaching.

The class strucure will stay the same, with the first hour for Beginners starting at 7:00PM, then a half hour for Improvers, then the Intermediate class.

December 12/10

We have a flyer for this week's party!

We now have a flyer for this week's Christmas Potluck Party in Erin!

View the flyer here.

December 10/10

A good class last night!

Class details for Dec 9/10 are now online.

Don't forget - Dec 16 class is last for 2010! Pot luck finger food dance party - all are welcome!!

Class resumes on Jan 6/11. A good time to bring your friends to give it a try!

Also - in January we will be extending the Intermediate part of the class, to provide more Intermediate teaching and dancing.

December 6/10

Erin Class List for Dec 2/10 now online!

Finally - the Erin class list for Dec 2/10 is now available.

Sorry for the delay!

December 6/10

2010 / 2011 Class Schedule

Please note that the last class of 2010 will be on Dec 16/10.

The last class will be a Pot Luck Goodies/Dance Night, with a minimum of instruction.

All beginner and improver dances will have at least a step through, and the dance levels will be intermixed more than on a typical class night. This will be more of a party night than a class night.

We will break for 20 - 30 minute at 8:00PM to sample the goodies.

We will return in 2011 on January 6.

This gives everyone a two week break for family and holiday activities.

We hope that everyone has a great holiday!

December 6/10

Snow Watch is being reactivated!

Given the time of year, and the weather, I am reactivating the CCN Snow Watch.

The Snow Watch will be updated by 5:00PM on class day if the weather is forcing a cancellation.

Erin is not listed by Environment Canada. If anyone knows which city's weather is closed to that occuring in Erin, please let me know.

Would it be Orangeville? Guelph? Halton Hills? If there is a city that very closely matches the weather in Erin, I can add it to the list of cities on the Cool Country Nights Road and Weather Conditions page.

December 6/10

Late getting last week's class online.

The details from last week's class will be online by tonight.

My apologies for the delay.

November 27/10

Another great night in Erin!

In spite of the fog - on the way there from Brampton, I was wondering if we should not have turned back - there was a great turnout!

Much enthusiasm, and I think much fun was had.

We have settled on a class plan:
- 7:00PM - 8:00PM: Beginner
- 8:00PM - 8:30PM: Improver (Beginner Plus)
- 8:30PM - 9:00PM: Intermediate

This class plan will hold for the rest of 2010. If there will be a change in 2011, we will announce it in class and publish the details here first.

We also asked for a vote on how long the class will run before taking a break for Christmas. As we approach Christmas, many people find they have other places to be - parties, work functions, family visits, shopping, wrapping, decorating, etc, etc.

The concensus was to have the last class on Dec 16. However, some people had already left when we raised the question, so we will be asking again next week.

The play list for Nov 25/10 and the updated Dances Taught list are now online.

November 19/10

Great start for the Erin line dance class!

A great turnout, lots of enthusiasm, and lots of laughter. What more can you ask for?

We will be working on the class structure between now and next Thursday, and reviewing where we set up in the hall.
Last night was good, but a number of people were backed up against the posts.
Why they build these halls with posts in the middle of the floor will always be beyond me....

This flyer for the class will be revised shortly.

The class list for last night is now online. To see the class list, click on "Line Dance Class - Erin" in the header above.

November 12/10

New class in Erin!

Starting on November 18, at 7:00PM, we will be teaching a line dance class at the Erin Legin.

The Legion is located at 12 Dundas Street East, Erin, ON.

The class will be two hours long, running until 9:00PM.

At least the first part of the evening will be for new dancers, so if you or your friends have not tried line dancing, now is the time to give it a try!

Here is the flyer for the class.

September 24/10

That's a wrap, folks!

Class attendance has not picked up to the point of making this class viable.
Therefore, we have had to cancel the class effective immediately.
Our thanks to those who have supported us, and our apologies to those who have been dancing with us.
Updates for the last class on Sep 30 are now online.

September 24/10

Line Dance class is going well....

The first two Line Dance classes have gone well.
Lots of good dances, lots of fun......
Class lists and dances taught list have been updated.

September 15/10

Couples Class is cancelled. :(

Turnout at the couples class last night was not sufficient
to justify continuing the class.

This is dissapointing at many levels.
If the interest is not there, we can but try.

Many thanks to those who did show up - you worked very hard!

August 25/10

Class Prices and Flyers finalized!

The line dance class will start on Thurday, September 16.
Classes will be $8.00 per person, and run from 7:00PM to 10:00PM
7PM to 8PM will be a beginner class for new dancers
From 8PM to the end of the evening will be beginner to intermediate.

The couples class will start on Tuesday, September 14.
This will be a 12 week session, with a price advantage for preregistering.
Registration for the full 12 weeks will be $120.00 per person.
Walk ins will be welcome, at $12.00 per person.
Class will be structured, with the first hour a beginner class for new dancers. We usually use Two Step to get people moving.
The second hour will be pattern dances.
The third hour will be an intermdiate class.

Line Dance Class Flyer

Couples Class Flyer

See you there!

August 9/10

A Reminder - Classes restart in September.

Line dance class restarts on Thursday, September 16.

Couples class restarts on Tuesday, September 14.

2010 Fall Flyer

See you there!

June 28/10

The details for the last class of the season,
on June 24, are now online.

We had a great time!
Lots of dancers, lots of music, and LOTS of food!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again in September!!

June 23/10

Finally!

The details for the couples class of June 14,
and the line dance classes on June 10 and June 17 are now online.

Sorry for the delay!

Don't forget the Pot Luck Dance Party this Thursday, June 24!!

June 8/10

We are having a party!

June 24 will be the last class before our summer break.
That evening will be a pot luck finger food dance party!

Bring your requests, bring your favourite treats,
and dance the evening away!

All levels will be acommodated, and we hope our couples class will join us as well.

June 8/10

Details for the June 7 line danceclass now online.

June 4/10

Details for the June 3 line danceclass now online.

June 1/10

Details for the May 31 couples class now online.

Class plans: this is what we are doing for the rest of the session.

June 7: review night for Two Step and ECS
June 14: Sampler night. We will be doing short lessons on several dance styles, so that everyone has at least tried them.
This may include Hustle, Night Club Two Step, Cha, and others.

May 30/10

Details for the May 25 couples class,
and the May 27 line dance class are now online.

May 21/10

Details from the May 20 line dance class are now online

May 18/10

Details from last night's (May 17) couples class are now online

May 18/10

Details from the May 13 line dance class are now online.

I am working on getting all step sheets taught online. This is going to take a while longer....

May 17/10

The stepsheets for couples pattern dances done on Mondays are now online!

This required an internal reorganization of the web site.
If you are linking to any specific pages, your links may no longer work.
Best to link to the CCN Classes page, since other internal reorganizations will be coming. Similar changes will be needed when we put the line dance stepsheets online.

May 11/10

Details for May 10/10 Couples Dance Class are now online.

This class was the half way mark for the course - class number 5.

After discussing it with everyone, the following has been decided:
- we are continuing with Two Step and ECS
- when possible, I will throw in an intro to Hustle
- for the May 24 week, the class will occur on Tues May 25

May 7/10

Details for May 6/10 Line Dance Class are now online.

May 4/10

Details for May 3/10 Couples Dance Class are now online.

May 3/10

Details for April 29/10 Line Dance Class are now online.

April 26/10

Details for April 22/10 Line Dance Class are now online.

Sorry for the delay, kind of had a busy weekend.

April 27/10

Details for the April 26/10 Couples class are now online.
I have also added a list of pattern dances taught or danced. The date is the date they were taught or first danced in class.

April 20/10

The couples class is a go!
There is room for more couples, so if anyone is interested, please join us.
The class has 8 more weeks to run. Anyone joining now will be charged $88 for the rest of the classes, or $13.00 per class on a drop in basis.
There is only one catch - the May 24 weekend. It has been suggested that we hold the class on the Tuesday, May 25.

April 20/10

Details for the Apr 15/10 line dance class and Apr 19/10 couples class are online now.
Sorry for the delay on the line dance class - we were involved with the Belleville workshop, which kept us very busy.

April 13/10

The couples class has started!

Unfortunately, we did not have enough people turn up to meet our minimum.
However, there was a lot of enthusiasm for the class, which we do not want to discourage.
Everyone is going to get a few more couples out for next week,
and we will make a final decision at that time.

The class details are now online, linked from the Couples class page.

April 9/10

Details from the April 8 class are now online.

April 6/10

Details from the April 1 class are now online.

March 31/10

How quickly the news gets around!

At West 7 tonight, several people were asking about a couples class.

The class will be starting on Monday, April 12, 2010.

A flyer is now available. Please check the Couples Class page for more details.

March 31/10

The Snow Watch has been removed.
I think we are safe to stop worrying about such weather now.... :)

March 26/10

Couples classes are a possibility!
Keep your eyes on this spot - new coming soon

March 26/10

Details from last night's class (Mar 25/10) are now available.

March 19/10

Details from last night's class (Mar 18/10) are now available.

March 12/10

Details from last night's class (Mar 11/10) are now available.

March 8/10

Details from last Thursday's class (Mar 4/10) are now available.
Also completed a minor reorganization of the pages here.

March 1/10

Strange weather this year!

We were reading about last week's storm for several days. What happened - was it cancelled and nobody told us?

Back to normal class this week. See you on the dance floor!

Feb 25/10

Environment Canada continues to call for weather conditions that will likely be quite nasty for tonight. They have also issued a weather advisory for the Toronto area.

I am not sure when the weather will arrive in Acton. Environment Canada is calling for today and tonight, but other sources such as the 680News radio station are saying Friday morning.

Therefore, we have decided to err on the side of caution. Class is cancelled for tonight. Please pass the word around to your friends.

The description of the weather for tonight sounds like it would keep many people at home, even if the storm does not really arrive until later.

See you next week!

Feb 24/10

We are concerned about the weather for this week's class.

The weather for Brampton on Thursday indicates snow and blowing snow, up to 15cm during Thursday day and evening.

The weather for Halton Hills, which is the closest city to Acton that is listed by Environment Canada, is pretty much the same.

Please check back here before heading to class!

Feb 19/10

Finally - getting things done on time!

Excellent class last night! Lots of enthusiasm, lots of dancing.

I am still finding it a challenge for dance time. We don't all know the same set of dances yet, since many are just getting back into dancing, while others dance at various places. For example, we did Bop The B, and I was surprised at how many had never seen it before. This will work itself out over time.

Really glad the freezing rain did not turn out to be much more than a little bit on the windshield. Nothing on the roads that I could see.

Rennovations on the Acton Town Hall are proceeded, and it is neat to see this happening over the weeks. Less neat are some of the side effects, such as the smell from the newly refinished floor in the main auditorium. We were concerned when we arrived last night, but it didn't seem to effect anyone as much as we had thought it might. The floor in the auditorium looks amazing! At least, as much as we could see in the dark....could not turn on the lights in there, since the switches are inside the auditorium, and the floor was still drying, or curing, or whatever it does.

Details from last night's class are now online.

Feb 17/10

Playing Catch-Up - just getting last week's details posted.

This past weekend was our annual skiing trip to the Wiarton area - a great weekend with great company at McIvor House - an amazing B&B!

Due to my injury, I wimped out and didn't ski this year. Things might be OK, but I am not great at cross country skiing, and didn't want to take a chance on reinjuring my foot.

Next goal is to provide step sheets for all the dances taught in class, in Adobe pdf format. The step sheets will be linked directly from the dance name in the Dances Taught page. Coming soon!

Feb 10/10

Snow watch added. This will be updated by 5:00PM on class day, if there are any cancellations.

Feb 6/10

Line dance class details added!

Feb 5/10

New page reorganized to be more readable.
Class details being prepared - hope to have them all online this weekend.

Jan 29/10

Wow - snow day or what!!
Very, very small class due to the weather.
Still, we had fun!

Jan 25/10

Web pages reorganzied.
Dances taught, etc, coming soon

Jan 22/10

First class went well! Good turnout, lots of dancing.

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