Our club has grown. From a small group of six dancers when we started in January of this year to a membership of close to twenty, the happy sounds of tapping can be heard each Wednesday afternoon at The Alexander Community Centre.
Running a new club on a limited budget, we have been fortunate to have the resources of our local community of Carlington. From the beginning we have had the enthusiastic support of Jan Davis, Tanya Kamienski, and Lianna Sottile, in providing us with an excellent dance studio at The Alexander Community Centre. As well, The Carlington Community and Health Services site at 900 Merivale Road offers use of a word processor for the necessary paperwork related to running the club. Thanks also to Greg Clunis, my neighbour and editor of The Carlington Summit who has been encouraging in helping us get the message of our existence out to the community.
Since our start-up, new members have been taught the basics of clogging as a dance form. They have learned approximately a dozen dances. Our club uniform of black pants, white shirt and blue clogging collar has been established.
We anticipate continuing to dance out of Alexander Community Centre starting in September. Newcomers are always welcome. As well if you are interested in checking out what clogging is about, members of our group will be dancing at Andrew Haydon Park each Thursday from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. starting June 8 to August 17. Some simple instruction will be available for anyone who wishes to try clogging. Square dancing will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. There is no cost for these activities.
The Carlington Community Cloggers meet at Alexander Community Centre, Wednesdays, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., drop-in fee of $5.00 if you wish to dance. Observers are always welcome at no cost.
If demand warrants, a short beginner course of approximately 6-weeks could be offered this summer either during the day or evening. If interested, please call A.J. at 729-4974 for further information.