Veer North

To The Capital

Sep 16-19, 2021

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“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry” – Robert Burns.

Yes indeed, our carefully planned weekend of fantastic dancing in September, 2020 has been derailed by a nasty pandemic but fear not for we are hard at work planning an even more stunning event in 2021!

At this time we can confirm that our two callers will be Tim Crawford and Darren Gallina and the new dates are September 16-19, 2021.

We have booked the Montgomery Legion which promises to be an amazing dance space for us.

We have also secured a special rate of $139 per night at the Alt Hotel Ottawa which is a short walk to the dance venue and is close to almost anything you might want to check out in Ottawa.

Check out our Ottawa page to begin planning your adventure in Canada’s capital city.

We can’t wait to see you again!

– the Veer North team.

Staff

We are pleased to welcome two very talented callers to headline our fly-in and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us on the dance floor.

Darren Gallina

Darren Gallina

Darren began square dancing at the age of thirteen. He was immediately drawn to the music and the calling of square dancing. The instructor, Darryl Hamilton, gave Darren his first square dance record, “Something About You Baby I Like,” and taught him to call. He called his first full dance for the Valley Whirlers Square Dance Club in Santa Maria at age 15. His parents, also square dancers, had to take him to that first dance. It wasn’t long after that dance that Darren became the club caller for the Valley Whirlers.

For the past 30 years, calling has taken him to clubs and festivals all over the state of California, and various cities in Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, and British Columbia, Canada. He has recorded numerous square dance records on several square dance labels. Currently, he keeps busy calling for many clubs throughout Southern California. He calls and teaches for Cuesta Squares in San Luis Obispo, California.

Tim Crawford

Tim Crawford

Tim started Square Dancing at the age of 8, and started calling 50 years ago. He started dancing in a teen club of over 10 squares, and at an “amateur” night, he stood up and called “Summer Sounds”, with John Davidson, his mentor, firmly planted behind him. Needless to say, he continued with some encouragement from his parents, and local callers and is very fortunate to have opportunities to call all over the world.

He presently calls through the level of C1 and has had the good fortune to have been a featured caller at festivals coast to coast in Canada, most States, Europe and Japan.

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