Stealing and Retrieving
Stealing and Retrieving other clubs' banners is a fun way to encourage dancers to travel to other clubs. To successfully steal a banner, a full square (8 persons) must travel to another club (two participants can be borrowed from another club). When several clubs show up to steal a banner, a drawing is used to determine which club gets to steal. Once the banner is stolen, the donating club must travel to the stealing club's dance with a full square to retrieve it. More info: Colorado Square Dance Stealingand Retrieving Guidelines.
Report from Vice President Ron 2016?
Banners waiting to be retrieved!
2016 (we could use an updated stealing/retrieving list here)
We stole 18 banners, not 17 (one was misreported)
We failed to capture 11
4 Banners were stolen from us and we Retrieved 4 Banners.
51 Members assisted in stealing/retrieving.
2017 to 4/12
We stole 15 Banners
We failed 11 times
5 Banners were stolen from us and we retrieved 4 times
One banner remains out to Prairie Stars to be retrieved on 4/22.
65 members were involved in stealing/retrieving
These are the figures we have so far. Well done thieves. We have the best club members around town.
Offers of rides would be appreciated since night-vision problems bother many. One of the Boulder Columbiners (the club closed 3 or 4 years ago) was able to keep dancing until she was 90 because another member went several miles out of her way to give her a ride to each club dance.
Location List on the Other club lesson and dance info page — By request from a new dancer.