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19 Jul - Cherish Bristow has a new 'single' available on Sting Records. It is a cover version of Amy Macdonald's 2008 hit This is the Life, a sample of which can be heard below. It can be downloaded from Hanhursts here. It is #76 on the list.

18 Jul - The first versions of the flyer and booking form for the BAASDC hosted European Convention in July 2016 are here.

5 Jul - James Wyatt has a new square dance 'single' out this month. I Go To Pieces was a hit for Peter and Gordon in November 1964, the song being written by Del Shannon (of Runaway fame). There have been numerous cover versions in the last 50 years. James' version is on the player below and can be bought from New Beat here

23 Jun - The Round Dance Council is seeking nominations for the Hall of Fame. Full details are on this press release Further information about Round Dancing in the UK is also available at the Council's own web site at www.rounddancecouncil.co.uk

14 Jun - UK/EU hygiene regulations DO NOT apply to Pot Luck events at square dance clubs. This article has been added to this website's list of documents after a request from a well known caller and it dispels confusion by clarifying what current law actually says. It was first published in the February edition of the BAASDC's Let's Square Dance magazine.

13 Jun - From information received re 2015 dances, it seems that Kevin Evans (Saturday circuit caller and regular caller at 8T2) is retiring. His last engagement will be on 25th April 2015 (see here).

11 Jun - More BAASDC documents have been made available on a password protected page of this website. Please see note in red type on this page.

11 Jun - According to an article in the Forum (see link at the bottom of the navigation panel on the left) Zoe Bremer has access to a venue in Boston (Lincs) for anyone who wants to start a beginners' class in September.Go to the Forum page to obtain Zoe's e-mail address.

8 Jun - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. The BAASDC have just announced that they will be hosting the European Square Dance Convention in Stratford-upon-Avon (Warwickshire) between the 22nd - 24th July 2016. More details will be published as they become available.

14 May - Doreen Bonner is trying to organise a square dancing holiday in Benidorm during February 2015 and needs to get some idea of the level of demand. Please click here for further details.

29 Apr - The BAASDC AGM will be held at Bramshaw Village Hall in the New Forest in Hampshire (Postcode SO43 7JE) at 1-00pm on November 16th 2014. Texas Swing have Paul Bristow calling Mainstream and Plus from 2.30pm to 5.30pm at the same venue. More details here

BEGINNERS'
CLASSES
New Malden
(Surrey) Area

Hogsmill Squares
Tues 16th Sept
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ISCA
Allemanders

Tues 16th Sept
First month FREE
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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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