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 Welcome to Wild Frontier Square

Dance Club

 Adelaide, South Australia

 

 

Jeff & Susan Seidel & Wild Frontier’s Committee welcomes members and visitors of all levels and experience for fun filled evenings of square dancing.

 

The popular Wild Frontier Square Dance Club is the oldest square dance club in Adelaide, South Australia, and celebrated its 42nd birthday in February 2015. Some of the original members still dance each week, Caller, Jeff Seidel has been with the club since its inception. New members are welcome and there is a learners intake every year.

 

Along with its sister club, Kannella Squares, all popular levels of square dancing are catered for – from basic Learners right through to Adv 1 & 2.

Keep up to date with what’s happening at Wild Frontier’s and square dance activities coming up (scroll down for the latest news) also see our 2011 Diary (vertical menu on left under CATEGORIES)

SQUARE DANCE TIMES

Wild Frontier Club

Begginners classes are held every year  Thursdays 7.30 PM – 10.00 PM
In the hall Adjacent Morialta Uniting Church, Chapel Street, Magill, SA 5072
Click on the top bar “Learn To Dance” or “Contact Us” for mor information.

Beginners Plus Classes every Friday 7 PM to 8 PM:  followed by Mainstream: 8 PM to 10.30 PM
In the hall Adjacent Morialta Uniting Church, Chapel Street, Magill, SA 5072
Click on the top bar “Learn To Dance” or “Contact Us” for mor information.

Kannella Squares Club

Adv 1st & 2nd: Tuesdays of the month 7:00 PM to 8.00 PM; Plus: Tuesdays 8:00 PM to 9.30 PM
In the hall Adjacent Morialta Uniting Church, Chapel Street, Magill, SA 5072
Click on the top bar “Learn To Dance” or “Contact Us” for mor information.

 

 

  Mainstream Graduation Class March 2010 (click on image to enlarge)

For more information:

Contact Jeff: phone 08 8263 5023

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I AM GRUMPY

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I am often told I am a bit grumpy. I reckon that if you are old like me and you are not grumpy, then you must be totally unaware of what is going on around you in today’s chaotic world. You must have your head up your bum and can’t see or hear what’s happening around you.

One thing that makes me grumpy is people complaining about events they could fix but are too apathetic to do so. This includes square dancers who complain about arrangements, the venue, the food, the caller, value for money etc. What they should realize is that you only get out of life what you put in. Those who complain the loudest are usually those who don’t put in. They should just get involved and help organize such events. If you don’t get involved don’t complain!

Some dancers in our club don’t like dancing with those who are less competent than themselves. But they forget they too were once in that situation. We all know that 6 competent dancers can, if they are so inclined, help and carry two weaker dancers. But no, they don’t do that, they stick together wherever possible with other competent dancers, lets face it, then they don’t have to think, they just effortlessly go through the motions finishing smugly with a “look at us, our set didn’t break down like some of the other sets”. Conversely most of the weaker dancers can’t be bothered trying to improve their skills, they don’t bother attending Jeff’s learner’s classes where they could get a free refresher course and hopefully help the new incoming dancers learn the ropes.

It was more than one year since I last danced so at long last I tried out my knee by attending last Thursdays learners class. And what did I see? The same dedicated few working hard to help the newcomers learn to dance. No other “expert dancers” were present. No weaker dancers trying to improve their skills were there either. Where has our sense of community gone? No wonder square dancing is struggling to survive, the majority of dancers just don’t put in, they only take out, and if what they take out is not to their satisfaction they whinge.

If Jeff, Jenny, Gerry, Barry, Pat, Ken, Steve and Kevin took the same position as most club members, we would not have enough learners to replace those falling off the perch or progressing towards Zimmer frames.

Come on Wild Frontier make an effort, put something back into your club.

Our Upcoming May Dinner Dance

Go to Jeff & Jenny’s News Desk (top bar of this page) for the latest news including details of our upcoming May dinner dance which will be held in our traditional venue, The Old Mill Hahndorf

SASDS 2015 STATE CONVENTION

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Your SASDS State Convention Committee members:- Anne & Allan Tuckfield, Jeff Seidel, Jan Woodget, Pat Markwick, Sue & Jeff Bottroff, plus Roger & Helen Marchant are all working hard to make this year’s convention a memorable event (see below). The selected venue, the Nuriootpa Soldiers Memorial Hall has one of the best dance floors we have seen, beautiful pressed metal ceilings an elevated stage and very comfortable seating in the upper balcony, more than 60 dancers have already put their name down to attend.

Richard Muir from WA will be our feature caller and it appears some other interstate callers may also join us. Friday night happy hour and meal will be at the Vines Inn, a short stroll from the dance venue. The Vines offers a scrumptious ala carte menu with salad bar at very reasonable prices. And you won’t have to rush changing into your dancing togs, you can leave the pub dressed as you are, Friday night’s dance is casual dress.

The Barossa Valley Tourist Park at Nuriootpa – phone (08) 8562 1404 – has an extensive selection of cabins, caravan parks; and camp sites. Quite a few dancers have already made a booking! We are currently negotiating a discount, this will be taken into account when paying the balance of your booking fee (one night deposit at full rate). When booking your accommodation, tell them you are with the square dance society group.

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56th Australian National Square Dance Convention

Held in Adelaide, South Australia from the 2nd to 6th of April 2015, the 56th National Convention attracted over 600 dancers from Australia and overseas, including contingents from China and Japan.

If you weren’t there for the opening ceremony, then this is part of what you missed!

Dancing Girls

The Bellarouge dance troupe at the opening ceremony

The song and dance routine with Graham Elliott and the Bellarouge dancers was a highlight of the opening ceremony.

Macarena Dancers

Doing the Macarena at the close of the National Convention

At the conclusion of the convention dancers were given the choice of stacking chairs or doing the Macarena.

Look carefully and you may recognize dancers from Kannella Squares and Wild Frontier.