Welcome to Wild Frontier Square

Dance Club

 Adelaide, South Australia

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

 

Wild Frontier is one of the oldest and most popular square dance clubs in Adelaide, South Australia, and celebrated its 38th birthday in February 2011. 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 next to Kensington Gardens Uniting Church,
29 Brigalow Avenue, Kensington Gardens SA 5068.
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

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

 

 

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

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Contact Jeff: phone 08 8263 5023

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Soup Night

Its been a long time since I posted on this site, I’ve been preoccupied with a lot of other stuff and have not been square dancing much of late.

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Looking back at my photos I realized that I have not posted anything about Wild Frontiers soup night held on Friday 18th July. It was a great night because not only did we have soup for supper, we were also joined by Scoot Back squares and their caller Ian Rutter. Whilst many of the Scootback dancers could not attend due to of a flue virus, anything our visitors lacked in numbers was compensated by the quality of their dancers.

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I remember it was a very cold night outside but nice and warm inside (the dance hall and the tummy).

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Now what flavours do we have here?

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Our ladies of the night in the kitchen (not those naughty type ladies)

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A great supper spread

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Our Scootback visitors enjoying themselves

Once again our ladies in the kitchen did a sterling job, a great night was had by all who attended.

Remember we next pay Scootback a visit on Friday 26th September for their footy nigh dance.

Beginners Classes Start Soon

Learners Advert

We Have Some New Dancers

Class of 2013

Class of 2013 (Well some of them anyway)

The night of Friday March 13th revealed a full moon, those amongst us who are superstitious were no doubt trembling, hiding beneath their bedclothes which were no doubt stacked high with blankets because it was a very cold night.

Not so at our Chapel Street venue, the heaters were on and many a soul braved the night to attend Wild Frontier’s beginner’s graduation dance. It was a great night, the wine (literally) flowed well, complemented by a great selection of Australian and international cheeses, all set up in the entry foyer, much to the delight of our dancers, who tended to congregate in that area; Jeff had to frequently call them back into the hall to do some dancing.

In spite of the adverse weather (and other perceived conditions) the dance was well attended. Initially we had six squares on the floor, but this soon reduced to five for the remainder of the night (Jeff’s calls back into the hall may have fallen on some deaf ears).

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Jenny, John, Yvonne, Jeff and Heather from SASDS

Throughout the night, our new dancers handled themselves with aplomb except, when Jeff (as usual) couldn’t restrain himself and called all eight circulate from outward facing lines. This year our club like many other had a fairly sparse beginners class, (quality always beats quantity). As I said to our new graduates John and Yvonne when our square broke down a few times, “it was not your fault” a couple of other supposed mainstream dancers caused the breakdowns. John and Yvonne joined our beginners class late in the year, we were already well advanced and it is pleasing to see how well they have picked up our pursuit. John who started with two left feet and no right hand now has one of each, above and below his waist – well done John.

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Our youngest dancer – well done Esther

Heather and Shirley attended on behalf of SASDS and with Jeff and Jenny made presentations to our new dancers, who immediately put on their new Wild Frontier name badges. Whilst we had 11 new dancers on paper, unfortunately two of these have left for greener pastures in Sydney NSW (where they will continue to dance). Elija, one of our youngest dancers decided he would attend his brothers birthday party so his sister, Esther, our youngest dancer collected his presentation for him; David, Jennifer’s husband, did likewise for her.

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Jenny David & Jeff - Jennifer is much better looking and doesn’t have two left feet
(eh David?)

Glenn

Glenn & Jeff

John

Jenny John and Jeff sometimes we had three  Johns at beginners, which was quite confusing (e.g if Jeff said John face the other way)

Helen

Helen, a regular at our beginners class, now a very proficient dancer.

Shirley

 Shirley another good dancer and a  backbone of our beginners class

It always amazes me how much square dancers can eat. After demolishing piles of cheese, biscuits, greens dips and other nibbles, everyone tucked into a huge supper of sandwiches, pies, sausage rolls, cakes chocolate buscuits and other assorted sweet stuff. Then they all did the Monte Carlo then some more dancing.

We eventually got home around midnight. It was a great night, everyone enjoyed themselves, so we will no doubt do it all again next year. Well done Jeff, Jenny, the committee and all those who helped out.

Visitors to Wild Frontier

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Visitors to Wild Frontier Square Dance Club in January this year were Janet Cook and husband Frank from Stradbroke Squares in Sale where Janet calls.

We enjoyed dancing to a bracket of Janet’s calls which added some variety to our regular Friday night dancing. We love Janets visits and calling when she comes to Adelaide.

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Other visitors in April this year were Ian and Bev Fisher from Harmony Squares across the Tasman in Christchurch, New Zealand.

It’s always great when visitors from overseas make the time and effort to locate and attend local square dance clubs, especially when they go to the trouble of bringing their square dance gear with them which is not always easy with airline luggage restrictions.