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Campsite Booking Form for 2016 European Convention
What's on this coming weekend



New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 6th December 2015) 
SUFFOLK PROMENADERS are having a dance on 12th March 
GRAND UNION have 2 Sunday Sing-a-Long Tea Dances on the 3rd Jan and 7th Feb 
ALL SQUARE AT ZERO have announced two A1 dances on the 23rd Jan and 28th May 
ACTIVE 8s have announced three new A1 dances on the 20th Feb, 27th Feb and 7th May 
STOURBRIDGE SQUARES have announced a Plus weekend on 9th Sept
ISCA ALLEMANDERS are holding a dance on 5th December at the Kenn Centre, Kenford, Exeter EX6 7UE. The afternoon session of A1/A2 to recordings from 3pm to 5:30pm is now unfortunately cancelled but the evening session from 7:30pm to 10:30pm with John Bone and Wendy Shipton calling Mainstream and Plus will still go ahead as planned with a pot luck supper and raffle. All are welcome. Contact Richard on 01626 439358. 
New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 22nd November 2015) 
WHEELERS & DEALERS have Johnny Preston calling on 18th June 
LONE STAR SDC's Llandudno Extravaganza is on 29th April 
ALL SQUARE AT ZERO have 2 dances one on 19th March and the other on 3rd Sept 
WHEELERS & DEALERS announced their 2017 Snowflake Dance 
TELEMARKS RDC have a Valentine Dance on the 13th Feb 
LUNE VALLEY have a dance on 16th May 
HOGSMILL SDC have a dance on 4th June 
CENTRE SQUARES have an afternoon and evening of dancing on 12th Mar
and a Christmas Dance on 3rd Dec 2016
New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 8th November 2015) 
TILEHURST SQUARES have announced 3 new dances in 2016, on           10th Sept, 19th Nov, and the 31st Dec 
TUDOR SQUARES have a C-Day planned for 26th Jan 
SWAYIN' 8s have announced their C2 Weekend in July 
SOUTHAMPTON SQUARES have an Advance Weekend on 28th Oct 

Over the last few years, a number of UK specific Hilton products (amplification units used by Callers and Cuers) have become unavailable to purchase from them. In order to get around this lack of supply, a number of USA specific products have been imported instead, which regrettably, do not conform to UK or European safety standards.
Electrical Equipment used in the UK & Europe is required to have the CE safety mark and without this it will automatically fail an electrical PATest. In addition, it is worth noting that insurance cover may be invalidated. The USA specific products do not carry the CE mark. We are concerned that members of the Square and Round Dance community could be put at risk should non safe equipment be used. The SDCCGB council have become aware that there is some equipment in the UK without the CE mark and we have advised our members not to purchase or use such equipment. The BAASDC endorses this position and will do everything within its power to ensure that all equipment used at any BAASDC event is legal and safe.
The lack of Hilton products suitable for use in the UK and Europe has recently been resolved. A German company is now supplying equivalent products that meet the European safety standards and so carry a CE mark.

New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 1st November 2015) 
PLYMM VALLEY SQUARES have a dance on 28th May 
ISCA ALLEMANDERS have a dance on 22nd October 2016 
HOGSMILL SQUARES have 2 dates for teaching PLUS, 14th Nov 2015 and 6th Feb 2016
New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 18th October 2015) 
THE CHAIN GANG have announced a dance on the 6th Feb 
THE SDCCGB (CALLERS COUNCIL) have an AGM & Dance on 5th March  
HARMONY SQUARES have a dance on the 2nd April 
PANNAL PARTNERS have announced their 2016 Darley Weekend 
HARMONY SQUARES have an Aussie Dance on 9th July 
CHAIN GANG have announced a charity dance on 3rd Sept 
HARMONY SQUARES have a dance on 1st October 2016 
HUMBERSIDE SQUARES have a dance on 12th November 2016 
YORKSHIRE FEDERATION have a OPEN DANCE on 31st December 2016 
CORINIUM SQUARES have announced their Symons Yat Weekend 
OASIS Week has been announced 28th May to 3rd June
New Coming Events (Updated W/Ending 11th October 2015) 
STEEPLE STEPPERS SDC have a spring Dance on 6th Feb 
SCARLET RIBBONS have announced 25th Birthday Dance and their 2016 Autumn Dance 
SHEFFIELD GEMINI SQUARES have a New Years Eve Party Night 
PIECES OF 8 have announced a dance on 19th Dec 
The EAF have announced their Snowman Dance on 19th Dec
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
Winter Extravaganza - In aid of Prostate Cancer UK
Matt and Sue Baldry have organised a dance to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK, in the John F Kennedy School in Hemel Hempstead, Joining Matt on stage cueing will be Paul Hart, and calling will be Paul Bristow, Neil Whiston and James Wyatt, to provide an unforgettable evening of dance with a rare line up of calling and cueing staff. (Everyone is giving their time for free and even the hall cost has been meet). At £10 a ticket (£12.50 on the door) we hope you agree it will be a great night for both dancer's and charity. So why not join us on the 16th Jan 2016 
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