Jon Pearson (Treasurer)
and wife Jayne (Committee member)
Saw a poster advertising an open evening and went to find out more (October 2008). Loved the friendly atmosphere, loved the complexities and unison of patterns weaved by the dancers, loved the challenge but also the fun, the support and the teamwork. At a time when children were leaving the nest, we found not only an activity we could both share and enjoy, but one where we have met and made many new good friends. At the end of a long working week, the need to listen to the caller and concentrate on what is being called has proved a brilliant way to relax. The necessary mental exercise is as good as solving puzzles in keeping the brain fit and active. Our goal is now to help more of you who have not discovered the camaraderie and the fun of square dancing to give it a go, whatever your age.
Colin started calling in 1972 for Cheltenham Swinging Squares, then added firstly Portishead Square Dancers, then Winterborne Clubs. He enjoyed calling at Night Owls, Weekends and Saturday dances over the years, and still does, ably supported by Brenda, his wife of 36 years.