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 Click Here For the 2016 European Convention Booking Form 
Campsite Booking Form for 2016 European Convention
Whats on next weekend

New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 3rd July 2016)
CATHEDRAL SQUARES have a dance on the 8th Oct 
VIKING SQUARES have announced their 33rd Birthday Dance on the    11th March 2017
News from Steeple Steppers 

Geoff Powell after 18 years of calling for Steeple Steppers has retired, however he has been replaced by a great caller, Emma Horsfield who i'm sure will build the club building on its strengths. We at BAASDC would like to wish her all the very best in her new club.
Steeple Steppers still have a few spaces at there August Bank Holiday campout and there Swanwick New Years Eve Celebrations 

European Convention Directions from the M40
Leave M40 at Junction 15 and follow signs A46 Stratford
At roundabout at top of hill be in right hand lane and follow signs A46.
At roundabout (junction with A3400) take second exit (signed Park and Ride, Stratford Parkway), Bishopton Lane.
At roundabout take first exit onto Timothy's Bridge Road.
First right over canal. (Road ahead is a no through road.)
Turn left onto Mason's Road.
At traffic light:
For college (CV37 9QR) turn left and third exit at roundabout (Trail End Dance, Friday Registration, MS, Rounds, C halls and motorhome parking).
For School (CV37 9DH) turn right and then left into School (Saturday Registration, Plus, A halls)
The European Convention is now only several weeks away and the number of people booked has reached nearly 800, with more expected on the weekend.
With such numbers and dancing in 5 halls, the event cannot operate smoothly without volunteers.
Volunteers are required to monitor events in each hall, whilst dancing to taking place, and to assist in the car parks between 0900 and 2000 on Friday and 0900 and 1200 on Saturday.
If you can spare an hour or two over the course of the event please contact David Eagland, Email David, or phone 0194 920 821
Thank you.
New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 19th June 2016) 
VIKING SQUARES have announced their 7th Fun & Friendship campout on 26th May 2017 
STEPPING SQUARES have announced their 2017 Symonds Yat week 
AXE VALE SDC have announced their Spring Dance on 13th May 
BAASDC AGM has been announced on 20th Nov
ALL SQUARE AT ZERO are hosting the BAASDC AGM with an afternoon Tea Dance on 20th Nov 
TUDOR SQUARES are having a dance on 18th March
STEPPING SQUARES plus and Advance weekend at Symonds Yat with Johnny Preston would like dancers to know that although the hotel for this event is fully booked there are still plenty of spaces for those wanting to arrange their own accommodation with dancing and all food (except breakfast) at the hotel Click here for Flyer
A TRAIL-END DANCE for the European Convention has been announced on Thursday 21st July 
Jerry Jestin (from Canada) will be taking the place of Bronc Wise, for both weeks, at Bent and Elin's Gran Canaria Square Dance Event; Bronc has accepted a "once-in-a-lifetime" offer, to take over from Jerry Story as the Full-Time "on-site" Caller at the Peppermint Palace, during the winter months. We wish Bronc all the very best with his new "job" - and welcome Jerry Jestin to the Team
New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 8th May 2016)
ACTIV 8's have an A1 Mini Dance on
30th July 
TELEMARKS have announced their Valentines Dance on the 11th Feb 
CENTRE SQUARES & THORNBURY SQUARES have a Day of Advanced Dance on the 19th June 
TERESA & PAUL have announced a Round Dance Weekend on Fri 19th May 2017 and have taken on the organisation of Angie's Weekend this year on the 21st May 
KEITH LOVEGROVE has announced a Valentines Dance on the 19th Feb 
AAA's have announced their 57th Birthday Dance on the 8th April
Alan Covacic Retires.

Alan Covacic has ask me to announce his retirement from Square Dance Calling and as such he will honour all of his existing bookings but will not accept any further ones. Wheelers and Dealers SDC will in effect close with immediately, however the dances they have planned from now until the snowflake dance in Jan 2017 will go ahead.

From a Dancer, Cuer and a Friend i will greatly miss dancing to you and cueing with you but hope to see my friend in a square, i and all at BAASDC wish you a very happy retirement.


New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 17th April 2016) 
TESTVALE SDC have announced a Cancer Charity Dance on the 9th Oct 
STEEPLE STEPPERS have their Birthday Dance on the 5th Nov 
PORTISHEAD SQUARES have their Birthday Dance on the 5th Nov 
SHEFFIELD SWIRLERS have their Birthday Dance on the 18th June 
CHELTENHAM SWINGING SQUARES have a Dance on the 8th July 2017 
EXE VALLEY DIAMONDS are hosting Brian Hotchkies on the 7th May 
CONTRAROUND EIGHTS have their 28th Birthday Dance on the 24th June 2017 
ALL SQUARE AT ZERO have a dance on Friday the 24th June
New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 3rd April 2016 ) 
SPIN N WHEEL have an afternoon dance on the 12th Nov and 25th Feb 
GSI have announced a Winter Wonderland Dance on 3rd Dec
New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 27th March 2016)
LUNE VALLEY have announced their 21st Birthday Dance on 8th Oct 
LIBERTY SQUARES have a Summer Dance on the 25th June and an Harvest Dance on the 10th Sept
WATERSIDE SQUARES have a Sunday Afternoon dance on 2nd Oct 
NORTHERN AREA have their AGM on 10th April
European Convention News - Trains
For those who are Flying into London and travelling to Strafford-upon-Avon for the convention we have published a guide to travel by Train, for further information please email
Overseas and UK Dances and Holidays Re-Organised 
We have re-organised our holiday and mini break coming events page, because we are getting more and more requests from countries all over the world to advertise their dances and specials. So we have split our Holidays and Mini Breaks into two to form two new pages; Overseas Dances and Holidays and UK Holidays and Mini Breaks. They basically do as what they say on the tin. All events will of course still appear in the main Jan - Dec coming Events. It is our hope that it will help you look for events in a more efficient manor. Check out our new pages - Overseas Dances and Holidays & UK Holidays and Mini-Breaks.
National Week of Dance - Lytham - 2016 
Dates have been announced for August 2016, with Bronc Wise, Terry McCann, Di Green and Teresa and Paul Hart as the Calling and Cueing Staff.
European Convention - Saturday 23rd July Day Tickets 
We can announce that you can purchase a Day Ticket for Saturday the 23rd July for £20 a ticket if brought before 30th April and £25 afterwards
UK Clubs - Full Details  Index page has been redesigned.  Let us know what you think. A complete list of club websites is located here    along with a new section listing Facebook pages & groups
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