There are a number of opportunities for mainstream or plus level square dancing in Central Ohio in the coming weeks. Other dance information (including information about higher level square dances, round dances, and beginner dance instruction) is available on our monthly calendar and our workshops and classes web pages.
Sunday, June 21 – Friendly Ties at Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Caller: Gary Kincade. Dance Music by: Tim & Lynn Landes. Theme: At the Hop.
Wednesday, June 24 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 3 to 4:45 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson. New Dancers Welcome!
Friday, June 26 – Bucks & Does Firecracker Dance at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna, from 8 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at7:30 PM). Caller: Ed Pabst. Cuer: Mark Johnson.
Sunday, June 28 – HASHING IT UP WORKSHOP from 2 to 4:30 PM at the Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave, Columbus. Please come and support the newer callers – which may include Ramona Willis, Larry Lim, and Dave Van Dyk – as they work to improve their calling skills. (Bob Daye will be there too.) FREE. New Dancers Welcome.
Sunday, June 28 – Maple Leaf Squares at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 309 W Broadway, Granville, from 4:30 to 7 PM. Caller: Bill Meese. Hi-Lo.
Wednesday, July 1 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 3 to 4:45 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson. New Dancers Welcome!
Wednesday,July 1 – Hi-Timers at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 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.
There will be no local square dances on the weekend of July 3rd - 5th — Have a good 4th of July!
Tim Tyl grew up in a squaredance family and began dancing in his early teens. In 1974, at age 15, Tim began calling and has been actively calling ever since. Tim calls and teaches lessons at all levels through A-2. He has called throughout the United States and in Germany.
Tim is currently on staff at Kirkwood Lodge and has served on staff for many years at Fun Valley and English Mountain square dance resorts. Tim hasbeen a featured caller for numerous national, state, and regional conventions and festivals. He is a charter member of the East Texas Callers Association, member of Texas State Callers Association, and has been a member of Callerlab since 1980.
Tim is known for his highly energetic and exciting style of calling while using a wide variety of calls and musical styles. He is able to make the simplest choreography interesting and is also able to successfully move dancers through complex and unusual choreography. Tim is known for his quick wit, humor, and ability to keep dancers laughing at all times and for his unique performances of specialty songs. He specializes in calling for youth square dance groups, one night stands, and square dance parties for non-square dance groups, plus old time and traditional calling.
Tim has served on numerous panels and clinics at Callerlab and National Square Dance Conventions. He currently serves on Callerlab's Youth Committee and is also the training committee chairman of the East Texas Callers Association. He has conducted caller schools, seminars, and clinics on a variety of topics for square dance clubs and associations. Tim currently serves as secretary of the Texas State Callers Association.
Tim and his wife, Sissy, also round dance and are former clogging instructors. Tim and Sissy began square dancing together in high school and were charter members of the East Texas Teen Twirlers, a teen square dance club, of which Tim was also co-club caller.
Tim has called at a number of past Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama festivals and will be one of the seven callers at this year’s Dance-A-Rama festival on Labor Day weekend (Sept 4-6, 2015) in Grand Rapids, MI.
COMING SOON:Tim Marriner (South Carolina) will be our featured caller in July, and Ken Burke (Michigan) in August. These great callers are among the seven callers who will call at the Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama festival on Labor Day weekend (September 4-6, 2015) in Grand Rapids, MI. The other callers, who have already been featured here, are: Ray Wiles (May), Don and Doug Sprosty (April) and Jimmy Robison (March). Two of the cuers at the DAR have also been featured previously: Phyllis & Doug Burdette (April 2012) and Natalie Sprosty (this April). To see the past biographies and photos of these and many other callers and cuers who perform locally, click on the Our Caller's Stories tab, either here or at the top of the page.