We are pleased to extend a welcome to our newest affiliated club, the Johnny Appleseed Square Dance Club of Mansfield, Ohio. A vibrant club founded in 1968, the Appleseeds dance on the 4th Saturday of the month at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Mansfield. They will be offering student lessons this fall beginning on September 22. Join me in welcoming the Johnny Appleseeds into our fold!
This Week in Central Ohio Square Dancing
There are a number of opportunities for mainstream or plus level square dancing in Central Ohio this week. 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.
Saturday, August 20 – Hicks & Chicks at Park Avenue Elementary, 335 Park Ave, Mount Gilead, from 8 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Brian Fellows. Cuer: Linda Warren.
Sunday, August 21 – Appreciation Dance (as a thank you to dancers for all of the support at the 2016 State Square Dance Convention). Location: Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna. Potluck at 4:30 PM followed by dancing until 8:30 PM. Callers: Dan Austen & Gary Kincade. Cuers: Phyllis Burdette & Linda Bishop. Admission: FREE, but please bring a potluck item to share. Fried chicken & table service provided. All dancers welcome!
Wednesday, August 24 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson.
Friday, August 26 – Bucks & Does Luau Dance at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna, from 8 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Mark Clausing. Cuer: Mark Johnson.
Saturday, August 27 – Grove City Western Squares at the Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave, Grove City, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Caller: Tom Strickland. Cuer: Chuck Berry.
Sunday, August 28 – Harmony Plus+DBD at Harmony Hall, 165 Worth Drive, Buckeye Lake, from 2 to 5 PM. Caller: Eddie Powell.
It would be good to mark your calendars now for this special dance:
Sunday, October 9 – Dance to Support the 2017 National Convention at the Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Callers: Dan Austin, Bob Daye, Mark Johnson, Gary Kincade, Ed Laudenschlager, and Eddie Powell. Cuers: Chuck Berry, Phyllis Burdette, Mark Johnson and Sue Powell. $6.00 per person. Please bring finger food.
Keep on dancing!
HELP NEEDED FOR JIM CORDER’S BEGINNER SQUARE DANCE CLASS. New dancers and angels are needed on Mondays, starting July 25, 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Jim Corder (member of Orbiting Squares and Bucks & Does) is learning to call and is starting a beginner square dance class at his church, First Baptist Church of Gahanna, 520 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna. For more information, contact Jim at 866-521-1776 or his church at 614-471-3352. This class will be FREE.
If you don't know how to dosado yet, you have come to the right place! Yes, we know Labor Day is still a month away, but the square dance community of Central Ohio is already gearing up to start another round of fall classes. Have fun, make new friends and become more physically fit while learning to square dance!
No special skills are needed. It doesn’t cost much (around $6 a dance), meets in smoke- and alcohol-free settings (such as churches, school gyms, parks and rec halls), and is simply good, clean fun. September is National Square Dance Month and is the best time to get started. Couples, singles and families are welcome, and the first two classes are FREE at most clubs. We dance in casual clothing and comfortable shoes. (If you have them, shoes with a smooth sole make dancing just a little easier.) Nine different modern western square dance clubs in various locations around central Ohio are offering beginner instruction. Check out the offerings on our Workshops & Classes page and join the fun! We'll be saving a spot for you in a square this September.
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