Club News

Article for Round Up December 2016

Welcome to the club news.

Just an update on the charity dance held in September. As reported last month we made a donation to Brain Aneurism Support Association (BASA). We had a response from Maya Cremers thanking us for our donation and that our donation now means they have raised $5,060.00 which is half way to the target level needed. So we are proud to have made a difference.

Our AGM was in November and at the time of writing we had received the following nominations - Eddie Lee President and Diana Lawson Secretary. Thank you to Eddie & Diana for your nominations.

In November we also had our Halloween Dance. Once again Les & Milton did singing calls to the theme. The dimming of the lights added superbly to the murky atmosphere. Lots of people dressed up with the usual number of witches, Jack the Ripper, Dracula, a Gypsy, a Lady Devil, a Ghoul and an absolutely disgusting supper. Thank you all those who did dress up.

We also had a surprise visit from Sylvia from Numurkah near Shepparton in Victoria. Also thanks to Sylvia for giving us a call.

Looking forward to our Christmas dance, dinner and entertainment see advertisement for more details.

To all our members and dancers have a happy joyous festive season and look forward to your continued support.

Article for Round Up November 2016

Welcome to the club news.

Les had to take a trip to Melbourne during September so rather than close we had Milton call for us. Thank you Milton for stepping in. Also on the way back from Melbourne Les called into Acey Squares at Naracoorte. Thank you to Alan & Chris for the hospitality.

September 27 was our charity night. Attendance was not as we had hoped for, however the committee decided to donate $300 to our charity of choice. This year the charity is Brain Aneurism Support Association (BASA). We chose BASA after we saw the booth at the National Convention run by Maya Cremers, a square dancer from Victoria. We also read a flyer picked up from the booth and were horrified at the statistics around brain aneurism and the fact that every night whilst we dance at the club several people in Australia are diagnosed with this potential life threatening condition.

Our AGM is coming please see advertisement for details. We have several casual vacancies on the committee so please give some consideration to helping run the club. It does not take a lot of extra time outside of club nights so please see Les, Anne, Eddie or Rosalie if you are not sure.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up October 2016

Welcome to the club news.

Firstly it is good to see everybody back safely following the National Convention. In particular it is good to have Eddie & Rosalie back on the door. Thank you to Ian & Gail Fowler for looking after the door, raffle and finances while they were away, you did a great job.

Several of our dancers including Les travelled to Naracoorte to help celebrate their 10th birthday. Good dancing and it was also good to catch up with Brian Hotchkies, and not to mention the breakfasts at the holiday park, delicious.

Thank you to Danae Wheeler and her committee on a great state convention. It was also good to catch up with Paul & Marina Long who we have not seen for a while. Our club was represented with a dressed set. Thank you to Brian & Judy Visser, Harvey Wood, Dianna Lawson, Wayne Avion, Pam Holder, Eddie & Rosalie Lee you did us proud.

Speaking of Harvey, after the state convention everybody was touching him in the hope some luck would rub off. Harvey was the lucky winner of the $100 dinner voucher in the Society membership drive. Harvey received his voucher & certificate at the club on the 6 September presented by Heather & Danae Wheeler, see the photo.

Anne & Les travelled to Kadina to attend the first birthday of Yorke Promenaders. Once again good food, good dancing & hospitality. 

Article for Round Up September 2016

Welcome to the club news.

Once again apologies for missing the last edition of the news, just so many things to do plus not a lot of news.

Our learners class got off to a great start in May with approximately 14 new dancers and a fair proportion of men for a change. Pleased to say numbers have remained steady.

We received an SMS message from Claire Chittleborough who unfortunately had a fall and shattered her patella (for those not anatomically minded her knee cap). So consequently will not be dancing for a while so we wish Claire a speedy recovery.

Tuesday 9th August was one of those nights a caller would like to forget. Les whilst setting up, realized he had left the computer charger at home. After running two nights already on battery there was not much charge left in fact we got just over 1 bracket. Fortunately Milton arrived and we were able to continue, using his computer. What was interesting was that there seemed to be a lot of songs in common or at least in name. It took until the last bracket to find a tune that was the same. So calling was a challenge and also getting used to the different hot key set up. So thank you to Milton for saving the night.

We have a set in the dressed set parade including some first timers so lots of practice, so more next month on how they got on.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up June 2016

Welcome to the club news.

What a night to remember our Rock and Roll 21stBirthday.

Our feature caller was David Todd from NSW who did an excellent job of keeping us all entertained throughout the afternoon and evening.

Dancing commenced in the afternoon with 4 sets dancing which was great. This was followed by a catered dinner. Estimates were approximately 40 people dining and once again a sensational job from the caterers.

7.30 saw the floor full for round dancing cued by Anne & Les. This was followed by square dancing with several sets dancing for the rest of the evening. Thank you to Graham, Jeff, John, Ian, Scotty and Milton for calling and helping us celebrate.

Thank you also to the following club members for helping set up - Eddie & Rosalie, James, Milton & Debbie & Bob

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Sunset Twirlers 21st Birthday 7th May 2016 

Article for Round Up May 2016

Welcome to the club news.

At Easter we had a delicious supper of Hot Cross Buns. Thank you to Eddie & Rosalie for organizing the buns etc.

We are hoping that you are all planning to come and help us celebrate 21 years of dancing with our Rock and Roll birthday and David Todd (NSW) as our feature caller.

We are having an afternoon session just to make sure David earns his fee. You can then stay on for dinner prior to the evening session. It is the same caterer, same menu and same prices as for the Society dance in March. So why not come along to dance, dine and dance again. Please see our advertisement for details

Article for Round Up April 2016

Welcome to the club news.

We were surprised to have a visit from our good friend Sheila from the United Kingdom.

Our first special night for the year was on 1 March with our Mad March Dance. Thank you to all those who dressed up, we had Mexicans, Maid, Man (who was a woman of course), Max (again a woman of course), Mauve just to name a few. All singing calls were songs beginning with M and no shortage either such as Moody Blue, Moonlight Shadow, Monday Morning Secretary, Me & Bobbie McGee, Maggie Mae, Music is my Woman again just to name a few.

Just a reminder of our 21st Birthday coming up in May. Feature caller is David Todd (NSW) and theme is Rock ‘n’ Roll. See our advertisement for more details.

Our next Learners’ Class is starting on 17th May.

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Article for Round Up March 2016

Welcome to the club news.

We hope that everybody has settled down into their normal routines of dancing.

At time of writing we have not had a scheduled special night. However Les did all Australian singing calls for Australia Day including classic tunes as Waltzing Mathilda, Home among the Gum Trees, Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport, not to mention some more modern tunes such as Truly Madly Deeply, and Way out West. 

In February we celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a delicious supper of pancakes. Thank you to Eddie & Rosalie for organizing the pancakes.

Looking forward to celebrating 21 years of dancing this year with our Rock and Roll birthday and David Todd (NSW) as our feature caller, see our ad for more details.

Our next Learners’ Class is starting on 17th May.

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Article for Round Up February 2016

Welcome to the club news.

Happy New Year we hope you all had a joyous festive season. At the time of writing we have not yet had a square dance so the news will be brief.

Our Christmas break up and dinner was a great success with over 50 dinners ordered. The meals were ordered from the same chicken shop as last year so why is this significant? Because the previous 3 years each time the shop has gone out of business so we are glad for this year the curse has been broken.                

Thank you to Eddie & Rosalie for organizing the dinners and to Peter Stavast for organizing the drinks and desserts.

We also had a visit from Santa. Thank you also to Ian Fowler, Greg Megow and Gary Welsh who entertained with a trio of Australian sing a long songs including an Australian version of jingle bells.

Below is a picture from our Christmas Dance.

Looking forward to celebrating 21 years of dancing this year with our birthday in May.


Sunset Twirlers Christmas Break Up 8th December 2015

Article for Round Up August 2015

Welcome to the club news.

Despite the winter chills numbers are still remaining steady at 4 sets so thank you to all our loyal dancers.

Our learners class this year is not as big in number as previous years but all the learners are dancing with a smile on their face so they must be enjoying it. They have been dancing several weeks and are making good progress.

During July we celebrated Bastille Day with a French (Red White and Blue) Theme. Great to see so many dressing to the theme see picture below. Peter organized a quiz where you had to guess from silhouette six French buildings. Congratulations to Carl Mullan who was the only one to correctly name all six. Thank you to Jacqueline Baumgartner for cooking some of the supper such as quiche, French bread sticks and of course escargot. And thank you to Greg Megow for the decorations.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Bastille Day photo

Sunset Twirlers French Night July 2015

Article for Round Up April 2015

Welcome to the club news. Sorry for missing the March edition the problem must have been PEBKAC as the articles were done just must have forgot to hit send on the email.

Congratulations to Peter Stavast on your 50th Birthday.

The first dance of the year was a free dance on 13 January for Peter’s 50th birthday. What a fantastic night of dance and celebration with over 75 dancers in attendance.

It was great to see a lot of visiting dancers and callers from other clubs. Thank you to Graham Elliott, Jeff Seidel & John Casey for calling.

Ian Fowler did a very funny stand up comedy routine in which we found out interesting ways in which Peter can use various body extremities for various things.

So thank you to all those who came and helped Peter to celebrate his 50th birthday.

Aside from Peter’s celebration we also presented Darryl Nixon with his graduation certificate and club badge as he was unable to attend the actual graduation night.

February we celebrated Chinese New Year. A lot of confusion is it the year of the Goat or the year of the Sheep. Despite this another great night with over 5 sets and thank you.


Sunset Twirlers Chinese New Year February 2015

Article for Round Up February 2015

Welcome back to all our club dancers we hope you enjoyed the festive season. As with 2014 we are looking forward to another great year of dancing.

Firstly news from 2014. On 25 November we once again had a very successful graduation night. We graduated 8 dancers and congratulations to Darryl, Pamela, Pam, Christine, Roy, Cheryl, Dianna and Liz. We welcome you all to mainstream dancing. Thank you to Heather Wheeler for coming down to welcome our new graduates on behalf of the Society.

Our graduation night was also our AGM. Peter Stavast was re-elected as President, Eddie Lee as Secretary, David Scobie, Virginia Thompson & Diane as committee. Rosalie Lee stays on as Treasurer, Eddie Lee as Vice President and together with Anne & Les will manage the club for the next 12 months.

Our Christmas break up was certainly a night to remember. We started off with Christmas Dinner. Thanks to Eddie & Rosalie for organizing the dinners. It is ironic that every year we have to find a new chicken shop because the previous one went out of business. The dinner was very good so we are hoping the trend does not continue. Thanks to Peter for organizing the fruit flans and custard for dessert. This was followed by lots of dancing.

First event for 2015 was a free dance to celebrate Peter Stavast’s 50th birthday congratulations Peter. 

Article for Round Up December 2014

Hi everybody welcome to the club news.

Apologies again as in the news for November we forgot to mention that we had a visit from Rew & Sally of Kiwilers club in Perth WA it was great to see them again.

November was of course our Melbourne Cup Night. Good to see many dressing up for the theme men wearing a tie or a bow tie, ladies wearing a fascinator. Congratulations to the sweep winners Dianna and Jacqueline and thank you to Peter Stavast for organizing the sweep and the decorations.

This time of the year is always special for the club as we graduate our learners class. Which is to held prior to our Christmas break up. Congratulations and welcome to the club to all our graduates.

We would like to thank all our members for your support during the year and hope you all have a joyous festive season. Look forward to seeing you all back in 2015.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up November 2014

Hi everybody welcome to the club news.

Firstly sorry for missing the news for October.

What a great time we had at the state convention. Thank you to Anne and her organizing committee for a wonderful event. The committee consisted of a lot of our club dancers/members including Jacqueline Baumgartner, John Casey, Carl Mullan, Karen McCarthy, Peter Stavast and Les Tulloch. Thank you also to Don & Jan Stephens and Heather Wheeler who were on the committee as well and Dianne, Brian & Judy Visser who stayed on after supper and helped pack up.

All the dressed sets looked great. Our set did the club proud so thank you to Malcom & Virginia, Peter & Diane, Tim & Sue, Bob & Jacqueline, and especially to Jacqueline who made the outfits and Virginia who organized the jewelry and braces.

In September we held our charity night with all proceeds this year going to Alzheimers Australia SA. The final figure raised was $365 so a tremendous response thank you.

Congratulations to Anne & Les who have recently been appointed chair of the Roundalab Phase 1 & 2 Standards Committee. Roundalab is the international organization who govern round dancing worldwide. This means SA now have a direct say over standards that cover the levels danced predominantly at square dances.

Looking forward to our Melbourne Cup Night hope you are lucky enough to win a sweep. 

Article for Round Up September 2014

Hi everybody welcome to the club news.

In July we had our Bastille Day (French Night) and what a fantastic night. It was our best attendance for a long time. A very big thank you to Jacqueline who provided a supper that was to die for. French Bread Sticks with dips, Croissants, Escargot (Snails), French onion soup, mousse, meatballs in pastry + more. Thank you for all who dressed up (see photo) and to Greg Megow for the decorations including the guillotine. Peter Stavast offered to take photos of people with their head in the guillotine but was not too popular.

September is our charity dance night. This year we have decided to donate to Alzeimers Australia SA. So we would like to see as many dancers there as possible (see advertisement for details).

Congratulations to Anne and Les who have recently been appointed as chair couple for the Roundalab Phase 1 & 2 Standards Committee. Roundalab is an international association who governs round dancing so is a very prestigious appointment and also helps place Australia on the map with a voice on international round dance standards.

Our learners are making very good progress having started into some mainstream movements.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up August 2014

Hi everybody welcome to the club news.

Hope you are all surviving the winter chill. It has certainly difficult to predict attendances. Over the past month we have gone from 5 sets one night to two sets on another which was our worst attendance for many many years.

Several of our dances attended the SACA Dance which was very enjoyable. Whilst numbers were low calling was good and it was a very friendly atmosphere and thank you to the members of SACA.

July 15 was our Bastille Day, French night . Thank you to all who dressed in red white & blue. Special thanks to Jacqueline Baumgartner who arranged the catered supper. Of course being French she knew exactly what to make. Thank you to Peter Stavast & Greg Megow for the photo opportunity, dancers could get their photo taken in the guillotine.

Our beginners are making steady progress, numbers remain static and it won’t be long before we start with some mainstream movements.

It was also great to welcome Moira from Launceston Square Dance Club who paid us a visit.

Looking forward to the State Convention

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up July 2014

Hi everybody welcome to the club news.

Congratulations to the Square Dance Society on the fantastic result of the ‘Pretty in Pink Dance’. Some of our graduates from 2013 attended this dance and was their first society dance and certainly a lot of good comments at the following club dances. Congratulations also to the SA Round Dance Association on a very successful Round Dance Festival. Overall attendance exceeded expectations and once again we had strong attendance from interstate. A number of our round dance club members attended their first festival and came away exhausted after two days of dancing. Anne and Les choreographed and presented a dance “Falling Into You’ Rumba phase 4. The dance was very well received with numerous commendations received from dancers. The dance was selected by popular vote to go in the list to be danced at future SA Round Dance functions.

Also forgot to mention in last months news that whilst at the National Convention in April Anne and Les received certificates from the Australian Round dance Association recognizing long term membership Les (25 years) and Anne (15 years with 20 due 2015), so congratulations.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up June 2014

Hi everybody welcome to the club news.

What a wonderful night of dancing to celebrate our 19th Birthday. The theme was pirates and it was good to see so many dressing up and getting involved in the theme. Heard so many comments about how much supper there was there certainly was no excuse if you went away hungry. There are of course a lot of people to thank so if we miss anyone our sincere apologies. Thank you to Graham Elliott, Jeff Seidel, John Casey & Ian Rutter for calling, to Anne Tulloch for cueing, Greg Megow for the decorations, Peter Stavast, Marilyn Simpson, Carl Mullan and Karen McCarthy for helping set up and sitting on the door. To Eddie & Rosalie Lee for putting together the raffle.

Thank you to John Casey for calling whilst Les & Anne attended the National Convention.

Speaking of the National Convention several of our dancers attended what was a great convention. Also a great result for the 2015 National Convention Committee with the number of registrations taken. We have a number of club dancers on this committee and we are proud to have contributed to the success so far.

Our beginners are doing very well. Although down slightly on numbers from previous classes it is always good to see new dancers coming into the activity. Some of them attended the birthday as well.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Sunset Twirlers 19th Birthday - Cutting the Cake
L to R - Karen, Carl, Anne, Les

Sunset Twirlers 19th Birthday
Some of the pirates who attended

Article for Round Up April 2014

Welcome again to our club’s news.

We hope you were all on the ball and spotted our deliberate mistake in the advertisement last month for our Birthday. Unfortunately in an effort to take on board comments about the detail in our ads Les omitted the date for our birthday. The date is 10th May and plans are well underway - see the corrected advertisement - we hope to see you all there.

During February and into March we once again welcomed Sheila from the United Kingdom here in Adelaide to visit her family.

The first Tuesday in March was our Mad March Dance ‘M’ Theme. Thank you to the dancers who got into the theme. We had a Monk, Maid, Marine, Magician, Mabel (as in Dan & Dave), Mug, Moon, Mexican, Musician just to name a few. The was no shortage of “M” songs sung by Molly the Monk (aka Les). Also because it was shrove Tuesday we had some delicious pancakes topped with “M”aple Syrup plus other delicious topings as well such as jam, cream, ice cream. Thank you to Eddie & Rosalie for organizing the pancakes.

Despite our advertisement last month the club will now be dancing on Tuesday nights during the National Convention. John Casey will be calling - please see the amended advertisement.

We wish all dancers a safe trip over to Canberra and we hope you enjoy the National Convention

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Article for Round Up March 2014

Welcome again to our club’s news.

Congratulations to Anne on being appointed as convener for the 2014 State Convention. Anne has also co-opted several club members including Les, Carl, Karen, Peter & Jacqueline to help out so thank you in advance.

We hope that you are all coping with the heat. Thank you to everybody for your support so far this year. While we are on this subject just thought we would clarify our policy which is simple - we will be dancing no matter how hot it gets. Both halls that we use are air-conditioned. This way it gives you the dancer the choice whether to dance or not.

Anne, Les and a number of our members will be travelling to Canberra for the National convention so we wish everyone a safe trip. This also means that we will be closed for a few weeks please see the advertisement for specific dates.

We are once again conducting a learners class so from 25 March will revert back to a 7pm start learners, with mainstream commencing at 8pm and then a combined bracket.

Plans are also well advanced for our 19th Birthday on 10 May the theme being ‘Pirates’. Please see our advertisement for more details we look forward to seeing as many there as possible.

Happy Dancing from Anne & Les

Last updated 11th June 2017