There are several opportunities for mainstream and plus level square dancing in Central Ohio in the coming week:
Sunday, September 14 – COCDC 2016 Convention Fundraising Band Stand/Dance & Pizza Party from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna. Callers: Jason Raleigh & Ed Laudenschlager. Cuer: Chuck Berry. Featuring the Clear Run Band. Pizza served. $8.00 per person.
Wednesday, September 17 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 3 to 4:45 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson.
Wednesday, September 17 – Hi-Timers at 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna, from 7:30 to 10:00 PM. (Early rounds at 7 PM.) Callers: Mark Clausing & Cindy Whitaker. Cuer: Chuck Berry.
Friday, September 19 – Little Brown Jug Apple Everything Dance at Mingo Park, Delaware, from 7:30 to 10:15 PM. Caller: Mike Sumpter. Cuer: Mark Johnson.
Friday, September 19 – Orbiting Squares, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Little People’s Day Care Center, 3880 Clime Rd, Columbus. THIS IS A LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS DANCE. Caller: Dan Austen. Cuer: Linda Bishop.
Saturday, September 20 – Hicks & Chicks at 103 W High Street (Route 95), Edison, from 8 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Dan Austen. Cuer: Sue Powell.
Saturday, September 20 – Two Ed’s Are Better Than One East, from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at Harmony Hall, 165 Worth Dr, Buckeye Lake. Callers: Ed Laudenschlager & Eddie Powell. (Squares, Lines, Easy Rounds, and Advanced Star Tips).
Sunday, September 21 – Friendly Ties Family Reunion Dance at Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Caller: Eddie Powell. Line dancing and live music by Tim & Lynn Landes.
Johnny Preston is internationally known for his enthusiastic style and wonderful singing voice. He is a recording artist for Dessert Gold, Royal, Square Tunes, and Grand Records.
Born in California, Johnny began calling in 1976 while attending Wayne State University in Michigan. He is a full-time caller who travels across the United States and is often featured at festivals and resorts throughout the world — Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Holland, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Sweden. Johnny was featured as a square dance caller in a national television ad for Ameritrade.
Johnny is also the founder of Hoedowns for Humanity, a foundation created to raise friends and funds for local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity as well as an awareness of the square dance activity throughout the country.
Calling Basic to C-1, Johnny is sure to be a crowd pleaser at the Bucks & Does Singles Harvest Moon Jamboree (a Plus level dance) on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 8 to 10:30 PM at the Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. The cuer will be Phyllis Burdette. Early rounds will start at 7:30 PM. You won't want to miss this dance!