Happy Hoppers Square Dance Club

Newmarket, ON

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The Happy Hoppers SDC is a modern, western-style, square dance club
offering complete programs of instruction and dancing
in the BASIC, MAINSTREAM, and PLUS levels of dancing.

Our club has been dancing for forty-six years, still continues to grow strongly,
and contains some of the finest people you could ever hope to know.

Presidents for 2019-2020 season

Heather Stevenson & Paul Whaley

Vice Presidents

Al and Pat Taylor


Peggy & Hugh Still

Executive Members

Linda and Brian Holmes

Upcoming Club Events

We are all hoping that at some time later in 2021 we will be able to dance together again

Doug and Heather Holmes of Queensville.

Doug and Heather - dance leaders

St. Valentine Dance 2020

The 21st Canadian National
Square and Round Dance Convention in BC - cancelled
. . . .
New location - Canadian National Convention New Brunswick -
Rescheduled for summer of 2022    
Trail-In Dance - - Wednesday evening    
Official Convention Colours - - To be announced

The 20th National Convention was held in London, Ontario
during the summer of 2018
About 850 dancers enjoyed the dancing patterns presented
by callers and leaders from across Canada,
as well as from other countries around the world.

We have attended 16 conventions, including

the 19th Canadian National Convention in Regina, SK - 2016

the 18th Canadian National Convention in Ottawa, ON - 2014

with our first convention being a 3-generation family square in Ottawa, in 1980.

Ottawa Convention 2014 -
Happy Hoppers in the middle of the bunch
dancing on Parliament Hill

Canadian National Convention in Halifax, NS - 2010

Happy Hoppers with Banner - Halifax, NS summer of 2010 Leaders - Doug and Heather

Happy Hoppers participating in a Canada Day Parade

Joan, and chef, VP - Don
at our Annual Bar-b-Que & Dance
Doris and Rob with club banner
at London Convention - 2008

June 20, 2011 - MS and Plus Fun Dance

Three couples visiting from Germany
Dancing with the Happy Hoppers, Ontario, Canada
on their way to the USA National Convention
Visitors with Heather & Doug
Charly & Gerd, Lilo & Tomas, Ulrika & Gerhard

What is Modern Square Dancing?

It is a lively form of square dancing, which has its roots in traditional dance,
to which has been added many more interesting figures and a greater emphasis on smooth dance flow,
comfortable timing and graceful styling.
Modern square dancing has grown in popularity around the world during the last sixty years or so,
and is currently enjoyed worldwide, including most European countries,
Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, China and Japan, just to name a few,
as well as all the provinces of Canada and states of the USA.
Participants dance a continuous, never repeating, variety of sequences
based on        FIGURES or CALLS      which have been learned.

Where do we dance?

The Happy Hoppers SDC dances regularly in the Seniors Meeting Place, located at
474 Davis Drive in Newmarket, Ontario.

When do we Dance?

We dance on Monday and Thursday evenings, from September through April.
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