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11 Apr - IMPORTANT.   You may have seen reports of a serious security flaw called the 'Heartbleed bug' which is affecting a substantial number of web servers. Be assured that this site is NOT affected.

9 Apr - Whirl & Twirl RDC starts a beginners class on Wednesday 14th May when new students will be introduced to choreographed waltz routines by resident cuer Matt Baldry. The classes take place in the village of Cottenham (7 miles north of Cambridge) and more details are available on this flyer.
8 Apr - IMPORTANT CHANGES to the documents (now withdrawn) posted 2 days ago  - BAASDC insurance documents (Group Personal Injury Policy and Combined Liability Policy) for the period March 30th 2014 to March 29th 2015 are available here.

1 Feb - Paul Bristow has supplied us with 'cut-down' versions of two recent releases on the Sting label. One is by Brian Summerfield who adapts the Vera Lynn classic We'll Meet Again  for square dancing. The other is Paul Bristow's rendition of the Doc Pomus/Mort Shuman composition His Latest Flame which reached #1 in the UK chart in November 1961 when recorded by Elvis Presley. Both recordings can be bought here



We'll Meet Again



His Latest Flame

21 Jan - Due to technical problems we have only just located Paul Radcliffe's video of the BAASDC's 60th Anniversary Grand March in November. Apologies.

16 Jan - New formation graphics have been introduced to our ClipArt section. They can be used for producing diagrams of square dance formations and/or moves. The 32 graphics are generally 120 pixels by 108 pixels each but are still legible when reduced to about 25 pixels square. Click CLIP ART in the Quicklinks panel above.

18 Dec - We have received another track from a British caller today. This time it's James Wyatt's version of Beautiful Sunday. The song was originally written and sung by Daniel Boone and released in March 1972, selling over 2 million copies. Buy here


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17 Dec - We have just received Paul Bristow's latest available recording, Some Days You Gotta Dance. The most famous version of this song was recorded by the Dixie Chicks, reaching #7 in the Billboard Country Music charts in March 2002. Paul's version is below and you can buy here


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LETS SQUARE DANCE MAGAZINE
The magazine of the BAASDC is published on the first day of  each month except during July and August. Any items for  inclusion can be sent to the Temporary Editor Chris Allen. If you want to subscribe to the magazine please contact Alan Jackson. Contact details for Chris are here and Alan here.

    

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