There are a number of upcoming opportunities for plus level square dancing in Central Ohio in the coming week:
Saturday, May 18 – Hicks & Chicks, 103 W High Street (Route 95), Edison, from 8 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Gary Kincade. Cuer: Phyllis Burdette.
Sunday, May 19 – Bucks & Does and Friendly Ties Liberty Bell Ball at Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Nationally Known Caller: Tom Miller. Cuer: Chuck Berry.
Wednesday, May 22 – Mark Johnson will be calling and cueing at the Martin Janis Senior Center, 600 E 11th Ave from 3 to 4:45 PM.
Wednesday, May 22 – Workshop session at Whitehall Park, 402 N Hamilton Rd, from 6:45 to 8:45 PM. Cost: $3 per session per person payable that evening. Instructor: Ed Laudenschlager.
Friday, May 24 – Bucks & Does Red, White & Blue Dance at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna, from 8 to 10:30 PM (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Dick Mackey. Cuer: Chuck Berry.
Friday, May 24 – Rhythm Reelers, at Hilliard Presbyterian Church, 3600 Leap Rd, Hilliard from 8 to 10:30 PM. Caller: Bob Daye.
Saturday, May 25 – Westerville Promenaders, from 7 to 9:45 PM at Westerville Senior Center, 310 West Main St, Westerville. Caller: Ed Pabst. Cuer. Chuck Berry.
Sunday, May 26 – Maple Leaf Squares, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 309 W Broadway, Granville, from 4:30 to 7 PM. Caller: Tim Hellinger. Hi-Lo
Homer Magnet has been calling and teaching square dancing since 1979. Presently he instructs for the Wagon Wheelers in Jackson, Ohio. On weekends, he calls dances for clubs in Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana. He has been a staff caller at the Ohio, West Virginia, and Hawaii State Square Dance Conventions. He has called for National Square Dance Conventions in Birmingham, Detroit, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Charlotte. He is also a staff caller for several festivals though out the year. He and his wife Sue have hosted group cruises to the Eastern, Southern, and Western Caribbean, plus Alaska. They have taken several groups on bus tours to special dances in Gatlinburg and Nashville. During the summer months they have the pleasure of combining two of their favorite activities — camping and square dancing — calling several weekend events each year.
Homer officially retired from the chip business as of May, 2011. He hopes to spend future Januaries and Februaries in the warmer climates of Texas, Arizona, or Florida, where there is lots of dancing. (And where, of course, he hopes to be calling while there.) He will continue to call the other ten months for clubs here in the north for as long as they will have him.
Homer has been married to Sue for 43 yrs. They have one daughter, Stacy Clarkson. She and her husband, Cale, have given them two beautiful granddaughters, Teegan, age 9, and Danica, age 4. Homer and Sue enjoy spending time with them and spoiling them as much as possible.