THE CENTRAL OHIO CORPORATION OF DANCE CLUBS

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Orbiting Squares Starlites/Satellites Johnny Appleseeds Westerville Promenaders Calico Pairs Hicks & Chicks

Representing the Round and Square Dance clubs of Columbus and Central Ohio.

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Our Friendship Dangle Gets a New Look...

Bright yellow with black letters boasting Friendship Hands Across COCDC. Dancers can earn this dangle by attending a club dance at all ten-member clubs during a one-year period. Now that COCDC has grown and has ten active Plus level clubs, the form has been revised too. A club officer must sign and date the form at each new club dance you attend. When you've gotten all ten signatures, give the completed form to a COCDC Council Representative to receive your dangle! Spread the Friendship of Western Square Dancing throughout Central Ohio!


New Dancer Dances

So, you've finally taken the plunge and signed up for lessons with one of our clubs. Well, don't just show up for class once a week; get out and dance! Each year we put on a number of New Dancer Dances for our class members. Each dance is structured so that only the calls you have already been taught will be used at that dance. As the classes progress, so will our New Dancer Dances. Not only will dancing to different callers help you in the class, you'll gain experience and find out it's loads of fun. And it's even free! (What more can you ask?) So grab our New Dancer Flyer and dive in. We're looking forward to joining you in a square. PS: Experienced dancers are welcome, too.


Toys for Tots Dance

Toys for Tots is one of those Dances that you won't forget. It gives you the opportunity to have a great time dancing, and also giving a gift to a deserving child. Western Square Dancers have been involved for quite a few years. I only remember back to the 1970's. I believe Dewey Hart started the Toys for Tots dances with square dancers involved. Callers who were Chairman over the Years were Al Posey, Eddie Powell, and Bob Daye. Dancers Ruth Miller & Connie Williams arranged for halls. In 2012 COCDC became involved, eventually totally taking over the Job of arranging the dance and getting callers. At the beginning the Marines would come and stay at the dance for the full day and also take care of all the gifts. Now the Fire Department picks up the toys. So be sure to come and get involved and go away with a good feeling.

— Bob Daye


This Month in Central Ohio Square Dancing

Dear Dancers,

Below is a list of opportunities for mainstream or plus level square dancing in Central Ohio for the month of November. 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.

Friday, November 24 – Bucks & Does Leftovers Dance at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna, from 8:00 to 10:30 PM. Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Gary Kincade. Cuer: Sue Powell.

Saturday, November 25 – Johnny Appleseed Squares Food Drive Dance at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 525 W Cook Rd, Mansfield, from 8 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Homer Magnet. Cuer: Phyllis Burdette.

Saturday, November 25 – Grove City Western Squares at the Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave, Grove City, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Caller: Jack Pladdys. Cuer: Chuck Berry.

Sunday, November 26 – Harmony Plus+DBD at Harmony Hall, 165 Worth Drive, Buckeye Lake, from 2 to 5 PM. Caller: Eddie Powell.

Sunday, November 26 – Maple Leaf Squares New Dancer Dance at New Hope Lutheran Church, 309 W Broadway, Granville, from 5 to 7:30 PM. Caller: Tim Hellinger. FREE for New and Experienced Dancers. Sponsored by COCDC.

Wednesday, November 29– 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.

Wednesday, November 29 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson.

Keep on dancing!

Velma


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