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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

Every Friday:
Beginners classes-  7.00 PM to 8.00 PM.
Mainstream-               8.00 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

Every Tuesday:
Adv-     7:00 PM to 8.00 PM;
Plus-   8:00 PM to 9.30 PM
In the hall Adjacent Morialta Uniting Church, Chapel Street, Magill, SA 5072
Click on the top bar “Contact Us” for mor information.

For more information:

Contact Jeff: phone 08 8263 5023

or contact us on-line by going to our contact page (see ContactUs option on top horizontal menu bar)

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Vale Pamela Thompson

Pamela was introduced to square dancing in 1990, 26 years ago, at a South Australian Square Dance Society learner’s night at the Estonian Hall, Jeffcott Street, North Adelaide, where Jeff Seidel was one of the callers. Later she also took up Round Dancing.

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For 14 years she partnered Frank Pakenham in both square and round dancing until Frank died suddenly in 2013. She then partnered Robert Scott until her death on 15 August 2016.

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She very much enjoyed the challenge of Advanced dancing and complex Plus dancing .  She was a very competent dancer and danced at Kannella Squares Square dance club regularly. Pam also danced regularly at Wild Frontier’s mainstream club, helping new beginners through their passes. As a club member she joined us on many club ventures such as weekends away, party nights, midyear and Christmas dinners, a keen participant  in many other club functions.

Pam continued dancing up until a week before she died, making the most of the limited time she had left. For a lady in her ninth decade she was amazingly fit and energetic, with tremendous stamina that allowed her to dance six days a week and all day at special events. If there was a square or round dance on in Adelaide you could be sure to find Pam there. In recent years she danced at Wild Frontier, Kannella Squares and Adelaide Outlaws.

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Pamela was looking forward to one last chat with you, with her daughter Nola she had planned a celebration dance where she could say goodbye to all her many friends but unfortunately circumstances determined otherwise , sadly she passed away the morning of the dance.

Pam was loved by all, an inspiration to everyone she met, she will be sorely missed, square dancers have lost a dedicated friend.

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Jan Woodget’s letter to SASDS

To the Round Up Editor,

I am writing to express my disappointment at the poor representation of the SASDS executive at Jeff Seidels’ recent “50 Years of Calling” celebration. I also note that the President failed to offer congratulations in her June Issue of the Round Ups “Presidents Pen”.

The Executive committee are elected by the dancers to represent them. Jeff’s contribution to square dancing has over the years has been immense and I feel some representation should have taken place to mark this momentous occasion.

Yours sincerely,

Jan Woodget

Life member SASDS

Placed on this website at the request of Jan and Wild Frontier’s committee.  If SASDS are giving Jeff the cold shoulder that’s unforgivable and immature. – Ed

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Our Andrew married our Lisa last Saturday 30th July in the Barossa.  Wild Frontier dancers and committee sincerely wish Mr & Mrs Nowak a long and happy marriage.  May all their troubles be little ones.

Wild Frontier’s Secretary Report

Hi everyone.  Well to quote an old Johnny Ray song (that is giving my age away) “It was a night, oh what a night it was” when over 100 Belles and Beaus came along to celebrate Jeff’s 50 years of Calling.  Jeff had thought not many people would turn up as no one would be interested, how wrong he was. I think we had dancers from every club, and also many former dancers. Margaret and Bob Lockett made the trip from Renmark. So good to see Jan Woodget with her daughter and  Joan Wratts again.

Our thanks to all the people who helped to make the night such a success.  Thanks to Scotty, Jenny and Gerry, Lois, April and Mal for the loan of old photos for me to copy for the Memory Book and Jenny for the photo Boards. Thanks to everyone who took the time to sign the book, I am sure it will give Jeff pleasure to look back at it in years to come. Thanks also to Heather Coutts for the beautifully decorated cake, Anne Tuckfield for her home made sausage rolls, a delicious addition to the platters at supper time, and Anne Anastasiou for the flower decorations.  Also thanks to all those who helped in any way to decorate the hall.

Thanks also to the guest callers, Peter Scott, Les Tulloch, Ian Rutter, John Casey and Janet Cook,  she hadn’t told Jeff she was coming, wanted it to be a surprise and a very nice one it was. Les Tulloch congratulated Jeff on behalf of the Callers Association. On behalf of Wild Frontier and Kannella Squares Jenny presented Jeff with a plaque (thanks Doug for organising it) to commemorate his 50 years of calling.  Jeff also received many cards and emails from people who had other commitments and could not attend, these came from all over Australia and overseas, it shows how well thought of he is.

Lastly our thanks to Jeff for his commitment and dedication to square dancing which has given so many people a great deal of pleasure over the past 50 years, and hopefully for many more years to come.

In spite of a late night several of us joined Scoot Back Squares on Sunday afternoon to celebrate their 5th Birthday, a good time was had by everyone.

In spite of the cold, wet weather we have been experiencing we managed 4 sets on our last Friday night dance before the National Convention. Like me I expect all those who couldn’t make the trip to Queensland are wishing they could have. It seems like this cold, wet weather has been going on far too long.

Jenny has given me a brief report on the Convention, she says they enjoyed the National Convention and thought it had a casual atmosphere.  There was lots of good dancing and great calling as usual.  She adds their feet are now enjoying being back in sneakers!  The ‘Hooroo Social’ gathering on the last night was something new and with a sausage sizzle and other food, entertainment and being able to mingle and chat it was an excellent finish to the Convention.  I hope all the dancers enjoyed themselves and had a safe trip.

Our next event is our Hot Soup Night on 22nd July when we will be joined by our friends from Scoot Back Squares and everyone is welcome to join us for our Fathers’Day dance on September 2nd, there will be a prize for the best bow tie.

Keep Warm and happy dancing everyone.

Pat  Chesney