2006 Directory of Dances, Callers, Fiddle Clubs and Jamborees

Updated July 9, 2006

Call ahead to avoid a disappointment.

 Locations in Ontario unless noted:

SATURDAY - Toronto


The Canadian Olde Tyme Square Dance Callers Associations public dances: January 21/06, February 18/06, March 18/06, April 8/06, May 20/06: 7:45 p.m.: Grace Anglican Church 19 Parkway Ave. Markham (3 blocks North of Hwy 7, 1.5 blocks East of Main Street (Hwy 48) in the village of Markham, Ontario, Canada): Live Music, variety of callers: Adults $7: Semi-Annual Big Dance: Nov 18,06 at The Westway United Church, SE corner of Kipling & Holywell, Etobicoke (1 blk N of The Westway & Kipling Ave) 416-247-1277 or 416-249-0147


Jan 14/06, Feb. 11, Mar. 11, & Apr. 8 : 8:00 p.m. Westminister United, 69 William St. (Jane & Lawrence): Ruth MacDonald 416-255-6572, Diane Ray 905-851-1807,or Bill Hands 416-241-9930


last of each month: Oct. to Apr (no dance in December).: 8:00 p.m. The Westway United Church, 8 Templar Drive (SE corner of Kipling & Holywell): Pot-luck snack: Bill Hands 416-241-9930


2nd, 4th & 5th of each month: 7:30 p.m. : Toronto Country Dancers - St. Barnabas Hall, 175 Hampton Ave (contras & squares) Live Music:  Basics Class 7:00 pm  Contact Cathy Campbell 416-762-0598 or info@tcdance.org.:  www.tcdance.org 


- Douro

4th of each month, (not in Dec, Jul, or Aug.) 8:00 p.m.: Douro Parish Hall (on County Rd 8, NE of Peterborough): Pot-luck snack: Live Music: 705-745-7397 or 705-944-5351


- Fenelon Falls

3rd of each month Sept to June, 8:00 p.m.: Senior Citizens Hall 105 Lindsay St. (beside the old train station): Pot-luck : Wally Graham 705-738-6128  Woody Jones 705-738-3100 $3


-Owen Sound

1st of each month, Oct. to May (except Jan.) 8:30 p.m.: St. Georges Church, 1049 4th Ave. E.: (contra square): Live Music: 519-538-1897



1st of each month, Nov. to May 8:30 p.m.: Tyrone Orange Hall (northeast of Oshawa) : Live Music: lunch included 905-263-2546: $7

 Saturday - Frazerville

2nd of each month, Nov. to June 8 p.m.: Frazerville Orange Lodge Hall, E. of #28, S of Kawartha Downs: Live Music  [Emily Creek Country]: Pot luck Roy Best 705-799-6482

SUNDAY - Toronto

Two Sundays each month: Oct to April: Mainly Contras at the Islington Seniors Centre, 4968 Dundas St West, Toronto. Ann & Grant Logan 905-709-9241

MONDAY - Toronto

 Weekly: Sept. to July: 10:00 a.m. York West Senior Centre, 1901A Weston Rd. (at Lawrence): George Betts 416-247-1277


Weekly: Oct. to May: 7:00 p.m. Armour Heights Community Centre, 2140 Avenue Rd. (at Wilson): Bill Hands 416-241-9930


Weekly: Oct. to Apr.: 7:30 p.m. Montrose Public School, 301 Montrose Ave. (S of Harbord) Bill OBrien 416-537-4290


- Bowmanville

Monthly: call for dates: 8:00 p.m. Baseline Community Centre, (W. of Waverly Rd) Pot luck lunch: Roland Bowman 905-753-2211




- Orillia

1st of each month: Oct. to June: 8:00 p.m. Orillia Tie Club Senior Citizens Hall, I.O.O.F Hall Colbourne St. : Pot-luck snack: Live Music: 705-326-0802




 Weekly: Oct. to May: 7:00 p.m. Pelmo Park Community Recr. Centre, 171Pellatt Ave. (S. of 401, W of Black Creek, take Wendal Ave. south to Pellatt): Bill Hands 416-241-9930


 3rd of each month: Sept. to May: 7:00 pm. E.P. Taylor Place and The Overland Club. 1 Overland Drive (near Lawrence and the Donway).  Call ahead.  Ages 50+ only please! 416-447-7244 ext 22: $5 or $7


- Bracebridge

Weekly: year round: 1:30 p.m. Bracebridge Sr. Citizens Club, 54 Dominion St.: Live Music: 705-645-9111

 Weekly: year round: 7:30 p.m. Bracebridge Sr. Citizens Club, 54 Dominion St.: 705-769-3771

- Belleville

2nd of each month: All year round: 7:30 pm, Veterans' Hall, Elmwood Drive (runs north off old Hwy #2,now county road #2, just east of Belleville): Live Music, Dave Snedden 613-962-7390


THURSDAY - Toronto


Weekly: Sept. to June: 1:00 p.m. Thornhill United Church, Dudley and Elgin (N of Clarke, E of Yonge) George Betts 416-247-1277


 Weekly: Oct. to June: 7:00 p.m. Greenborough Community Church, 2000 Keele St. (between Lawrence and Eglinton), George Betts 416-247-1277


Weekly: Oct. to June: 7:00 p.m. North Toronto Memorial Centre, 200 Eglinton Ave. W (West of Yonge), Ted Freeman 416-536-6891


- Gravenhurst

1st each month: except July & August: 7:30 p.m. Gravenhurst Centennial Centre: Centennial Dr. Live Music: Callers: Calvin Everitt, Ken Warren, Russell Oliver 705-687-4446


- Huntsville

Weekly: Oct to May: 1:30 p.m. Centennial Centre, Bill Earl 705-788-0674



- Mississauga

Weekly: Oct. to May: 9:30 a.m. Mississauga Senior Centre,1389 Cawthra Rd.  : Bill Hands 416-241-9930


- Richmond Hill

Weekly: Oct. to June: 10:00 a.m. McConaghy Center, 10100 Yonge St. (N. of Major MacKenzie):parking behind: George Betts 416-247-1277


- Bolsover

1st of each month Sept. to June (exception July & Aug.): 8:00 p.m. Bolsover Community Center, (Hwy 48, E of Hwy 12): David Lancaster 705-426-9345


- Gravenhurst

1st and 3rd of each month: except July & August: 1:30 p.m. Gravenhurst Sr. Citizens, 480 First St. N.: Live Music: Callers: Calvin Everitt, Ken Warren, Russell Oliver 705-687-4446


- Hamilton

2nd of each month: Sept. to May: 8:30 p.m. All Saints Church, SW corner of King and Queen (contra square) Steven Nagy 905-628-0091 Hamilton Country Dancers


- Newmarket

1st of each month: Sept. to Apr.: 8:30 p.m. Newmarket Senior Citizens Mtg Place, 474 Davis Dr. (E of Yonge, E. of RR track): Live Music: Morley Batt 905-939-2311


- Nobleton

1st of each month: Oct. to May: 8:00 p.m. Community Hall, beside the Arena, Pot-luck snack: Live Music: Phyllis Barrack 905-853-6338


- Thornton

Bi-weekly; September to end of May (call for dates and directions): 7:30 p.m.; Thornton Arena (Hwy #27 & Innisfil Beach Road, south of Barrie); Joan Beaton 705-458-2288: $5


- Almonte

3rd of each month from Sept. to April (call for March date) 8:00pm, Civitan Hall, on Cnty Rd 16, just W of Hwy 29 and the town itself; Live Music, Lunch ; Terry Currie 613-839-3439 : $6


- Palestine

Last of each month (except Dec., Jan., July & Aug.): 8:00 p.m. Palestine School, (E of Hwy 12, E of Argle to 10 C of Eldon, N 1 mile): David Lancaster 705-426-9345


- Pakenham

1st of each month from Oct. to June, 8:30pm Stewart Hall (Upstairs in the Arena) corner of MacFarlane St & Jessie St.; Live Music, Lunch: Verna Humphries (613) 624-5565; $5


Outside of Ontario


-         Quebec

Square, round & couple dances, along with the Vacartier Set (quadrille) and Lancers: Friday nights: Jan 27/06, Feb 10 & 24, Mar 24, Apr 7 & 28, from 7:30 pm: Valcartier Community in the Village of St-Gabriel-de-Valcartier, QC (N of Quebec City): Callers Bill Russell & James Allan: Live Music: $8/person, under 18 free: 418-686-5022 or 418-844-2273


- Prince Edward Island

Each 2nd Saturday: The Tamarackers Velma Carmody 902-629-1869


- Massachusetts

4th Saturday: Bernardston Town Hall, Rte 10, 1/2 mile W of I-91 - Bernardston exit, 413-638-9034


- Connecticut

2nd Saturday: Killingly, Grange Hall, Rte 101, 1 mile E of I-395 Dayville exit: 203-774-5865


Ontario Caller Members available for an evening of Square Dancing


Adain, Jacquie (416-961-9719 ) Toronto

Banks, Barbara ( Barloopete@Yahoo-com ) Lakefield

Batt, Morley (905-939-2311) Kettleby

Betts, George (416-247-1277) Toronto

Fraser, Murray (519-923-6254) Dundalk

Freeman, Ted (416-536-6891) Toronto

Giles, Fred (905-278-1500) Mississauga

Ginou, Linda (linda@ginou.com ) (905-773-1909) Richmond Hill

Hands, Bill (416-241-9930) Weston

Lawson, Doug (519-941-3695) Orangeville

Logan, Grant (905-709-9241) Thornhill

Lowdon, Wayne (sparky64@sympatico.ca) (905-833-5269) King City

Russell, Bill (russell_bill@hotmail.com) (418-686-5022) Quebec City QC

Shoebridge, Ernie (905-887-9914) Richmond Hill

Smith, Murray (fiddledsmith@hotmail.com) (519-372-9275) Owen Sound

Squires, Keith (905-451-0278) Brampton

Wood, Alex (519-842-2509) Tillsonburg







4TH of each month Bond Head, Bond Head Community Centre, W side on Hwy #27 (S of Hwy #88): 7:00 p.m.: Ralph Finch 905-859-2746


3RD of each month: Belleville, Fish & Game Club Hall, Elmwood Drive (runs north off old Hwy #2 just east of Belleville): Live Music, Lunch, members $4, others $6: 7:30 pm, Ted McGuinness 613-394-4303




1ST of each month Whitby, Heydenshore Pavilion, Brock Street (Hwy #12) at Lake Ont.: 7:30 p.m.: Lorna McCarron 905-436-9019 or Doreen Dobbs 905-576-9689


1ST of each month St. Catharines, Lakeport High School, (exit Lake Street, go N to Linwell Rd. on cor.) 7:30 p.m.: Anne Marie Regehr 905-468-3958


1ST of each month: Belleville, Veterans' Hall, Elmwood Drive (runs north off old Hwy #2 just east of Belleville): Live Music, 7:30 pm Jerry Wilson 613-962-1228: $1


2ND of each month Bolton & District, Albion Bolton Community Centre (On Hwy 50, S. of King Side Rd.): 6:30 p.m.: Phyllis Barrack 905-853-6338


2ND of each month Oshawa, Ukranian LVIV Hall, 38 LVIV Blvd (1st blk N of 401, E off Simcoe: 6:45 p.m.: Bernice Cameron Hill 905-436-2564


3RD of each month Newcastle, Newcastle Community Hall (NW cor. of Hwy #2 & Mill St.) : 7:30 p.m.: Keith Wood 905-983-5883


3RD of each month Hamilton, Royal Canadian Legion, 1180 Barton St. E,(QEW Exit 89, S on Kenilworth, W on Barton): 7:30 p.m.: Mary Boland 905-526-0402


4TH of each month Port Perry, Scugog Community Centre at Arena on Reach Rd.: 7:00 p.m.: George 905-263-2658, Barb 905-985-2022




4TH of each month Holland Landing, Community Centre (N of Newmarket): 7:00 p.m.: Free: 905-836-7214


4TH of each month Orillia, Tie Club Senior Citizens Hall, 56 West St. N: 8: p.m.: 705-326-0802



3RD of each month Flinton Community Centre : 7:30 p.m.: Pot luck snack: Marie Whiteman 613-366-7866


4TH of each month (except July-Sept.): Barrie, ANAF Club, 7 George St. : 7:00 p.m.: Fay MacKenzie 705-686-7866




4TH of each month Peterborough, in Douro Parish Hall (E. of Peterborough, E. of Hwy #134 on County Rd. 8) 8:00 p.m.: Lorraine Taylor 705-657-9827




2ND of each month Penetang, Legion Hall (1st right after Roberts St.): 1:00 p.m.: Jules Desroches 705-526-4721


3RD of each month Trenton, Canadian Legion: Ron Poulain 613-398-7750


Where to Jam

2nd Tuesday of the month Leith, United Church: 1:30 p.m. winter, 7:30 p.m. in summer: Murray Smith 519-372-9275

Each Monday Brampton, Saint Anthony's School on North Park Drive just east of Dixie. 7:00 p.m. Alan McKnight 905-456-2616

Each Wednesday Port Dover, Grace United Church, Chapman St. 7:30 p.m.: Eldon Cooper 519-583-0240

3rd Thursday (but not of each month, just every 3rd) from Sept to June Downeyville (east of Lindsay),  Knights of Columbus Hall: 7:00 pm: Tom Lucas 705-799-5695

 2nd and 4th Thursday Rocklyn, upstairs of Arena: 1:00 p.m. in winter, 7:00 p.m. in summer: Jack Falls 519-538-2368

Each Thursday Toronto, Poor Alex Green Room, 296 Brunswick (Bloor & Spadina): 9:00 p.m.: Denise Lapointe 416-533-1709

 Each Thursday Parry Sound, Food Court Parry Sound Mall: 6:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.: Jack Patterson 705-378-2230 or 705-774-9075

2nd and 4th Friday Walkers Point Community Centre (starting Jan. 13/06) (take Hwy169 north out of Gravenhurst, towards Bala about 15 km, turn right onto the Walkers Point Rd and proceed 1/2 km to community centre) 1:30 to 3:30: donation (also, please bring a contribution for the "snack table.") : every 3rd and 4th dance is a square dance : Ralph Price (705) 835-3159

Sunday Jamborees

Contact: 519-927-5305, 519-927-9138

1st of the month Elora

1st of the month Grand Valley Cmmty Ctre (Feb, Mar, Apr, & Nov) 1p.m. Anne McPherson 519-941-0698

1st of the month Warminister

2nd of the month Shelburne Legion 519-925-3800

3rd of the month Harrison

4th of the month Oakwood

4th of the month Dundalk Legion and Erin Legion

5th of the month Wiarton

Other Jamborees

 3rd Thursday Holland Landing [Community Centre] 7 p.m. 905-853-9594 or 905-884-1072

 2nd Friday Alton Legion 8 p.m. pot-luck 519-941-4963

 Hanover, Kincardine, Mildmay, Chesley - 519-364-5264

 Every Thursday 2 p.m. at Hepworth Legion

Every Thursday 8 p.m. at Queens Tavern in Elmwood


Country Music Clubs call for dates


Oshawa Kingside Park, 1 blk E of Wilson on Dean Ave. call Don Lorusso 905-433-8662

Sutton - Sutton Legion - 21 East St., 1-5 p.m. George Grey 705-438-3417



Oshawa Kingside Park, 1 blk E of Wilson on Dean Ave. 1-5 p.m. call Joan 905-263-2658, Brenda 905-623-7246