There are a number of opportunities for mainstream or plus level square dancing in Central Ohio in the coming 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.
Wednesday, April 1 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 3 to 4:45 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson. Hi-Lo.
Wednesday, April 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.
Friday, April 3 – Orbiting Squares from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna. Caller: Roger Steele. Cuer: Chuck Berry. Hi-Lo.
Saturday, April 4 – Hicks & Chicks at 103 W High Street (Route 95), Edison, from 8 to 10:30PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM.) Caller: Brian Fellows. Cuer: Linda Warren. New Graduating Dancer Level.
Saturday, April 4 – 2 Ed's Are Better Than One at Grandview Parks & Recreation Center,1515 West Goodale(the corner of Grandview & Goodale) from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Callers: Ed Laudenschlager & Eddie Powell. All dancers welcome.
Congrats to our 2015 COCDC Honorees —
Jimmy called his first dance on April 1, 1989 (April Fool's Day) wondering whom the bigger fool was, him for trying to call or the dancers who attended that dance. Jimmy calls through the Plus DBD program. He started a caller run club in 1990. Annually Jimmy calls throughout Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana for over 30 different clubs, conventions, festivals and campouts, traveling over 10,000 miles by car. He is an Accredited Member of Callerlab and enjoys teaching new dancers every chance he gets.
Jimmy started singing in church and gives credit for any special talents to God and the encouragement he received at church growing up. He started his calling career believing that it was not up to him but up to the dancers if he was to be a successful caller.
It is a pleasure to hear Jimmy sing. He has recorded square dance singing calls under the Grand label: His first recording was I’m Going Back to Indiana (Grand 201). He also recorded Grand Ol’ Square Dance Time (with co-artists Grand Staff, Tim Carman and Kevin Robinson, Grand 401) and Ring Around Your Neck (Grand 202).
Jimmy's non-dancing job is as an engineer with Raytheon Systems Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has been married to his wife, Jan for 40 years and lives in Larwill, Indiana, a small farming community.