The Little Brown Jug Square Dance Club

Page last modified: March 2018


The Little Brown Jug "Western" Square Dance Club is a fun club that offers both rounds and squares and is open to both singles and married couples. Founded in 1986, our club still offers both plus and mainstream dancing. We are the only square dance club in Delaware County but we travel to all clubs within our Central Ohio Council of Dance Clubs as well as those within a 1½ hour driving range. Our members attend all Ohio and many national square dance conventions.

The club logo represents our great pride in the community's annual Little Brown Jug Horse Race and All Horse Parade. We are the only horse drawn unit in the parade with live dancers performing to a live caller. It has been tradition for us to do demos at both the Delaware County Fair and All Horse Parade but more recently 1st Friday Mainstreet events have taken precedence over the fair. (See previous article.) We occasionally entertain at schools, historical car shows and nursing homes in addition to supporting other club and Council recruiting events.


Standard Dance Times and Location: The Little Brown Jug Singles currently dance from September through May on the 3rd and 5th Fridays of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 at Eagles Lodge #376, 127 E. William Street in Delaware, Ohio 43015.

Special Dances: On July 15th our Summer Special "Beach Party" will feature Dick Mackey, with Chuck Berry on rounds. This Plus dance is from 2:00 - 5:00. Casual attire is acceptable in our air conditioned hall.

Lessons: New dancer lessons begin Tuesday, September 25, from 7:00 - 9:00 at the Eagles Lodge ballroom (no alcohol, of course). Bring a friend (but not required). The first two lessons are free with Bob Daye instructing. From December through April all students are welcome to attend our regular dances which will include Hi-Lo tips for them. December 15 will be a "New Dancer Pajama Party" with Gary Kincade calling and Rich Johnson cuing.

2017 Honoree
Tricia Ward
Our LBJ 2017 Honoree

2016-2017 Officers:
President: Nancy Swanberg (740-417-4258)

Vice President: Trisha Ward

Secretary: Margaret Iverson

Treasurer: Dave Sewell

Co-Banner Chairs: Linda and Brian Tustian (740-833-5218)

COCDC Representatives: Nancy Swanberg and Joi Melvin