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.
Friday, February 12 – Bucks & Does at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna, from 8 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Tom Strickland. Cuer: Linda Bishop. Hi-Lo.
Friday, February 12 – Dixie Squares at 117 Columbus Rd, Fredericktown, from 8 to 10:30 PM (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Tom Rudebock. Cuer: Phyllis Burdette. Badge dance. Students welcome.
Saturday, February 13 – Grove City Western Squares at the Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave, Grove City, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Caller: Bob Daye. Cuer: Phyllis Burdette. Hi-Lo.
Saturday, February 13 – Westerville Promenaders at Westerville Senior Center, 310 West Main St, Westerville, from 7 to 9:45 PM. Caller: Dick Mackey. Cuer. Rich Johnson. Hi-Lo.
Sunday, February 14 – Snowball Dance, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM at Eastpointe Christian Church, 745 N Waggoner Rd, Blacklick. Sponsored by the callers and cuers of the Central Ohio Callers Association. Be sure to come out and support our new dancers at this class level dance!
Wednesday, February 17 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 2 to 4 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson. New Dancers Welcome.
Wednesday, February 17 – 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, February 19 – Little Brown Jug at Eagles Lodge # 376, 127 E William St, Delaware, from 7:30 to 10:15 PM. Caller: Dick Mackey. Cuer: Mark Johnson. Hi-Lo.
Friday, February 19 – Orbiting Squares at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna, from 8:00 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Tom Davis. Cuer: Phyllis Burdette. Hi-Lo.
Saturday, February 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: Tom Strickland. Cuer: Sue Powell. Hi-Lo.
Sunday, February 21 – HASHING IT UP WORKSHOP, from 2 to 4:30 PM at the Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave, Columbus. Western square-dancers of all abilities are invited to a workshop for amateur and experienced callers topractice. Thanks to Bob Daye for his help. Callers may include Ramona Willis, Larry Lim, and Dave Van Dyk. FREE! New Dancers Welcome!
Sunday, February 21 – Friendly Ties at Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Caller: Bob Daye. Cuer: Linda Bishop. Hi-Lo.
Keep on dancing!
Hi! I am Amanda Skidmore, a caller from Lexington, Kentucky. I am super excited to be able to introduce myself to y’all! I started square dancing in 2011 because my friend heard about lessons, but didn’t want to go to alone. I was hooked by the end of the first lesson! I took Mainstream through Advanced 2 in a single year which I now realize was a little crazy for a full time college student!
Once I graduated Mainstream lessons, our caller asked me if I would be interested in learning how to call. I loved trying to figure out the how the calls fit together, so I said sure. Little did I know that it would change everything! If I thought dancing was the best thing ever, learning the ins and outs of calling has been even better.
I am currently booking mainstream and plus dances and finishing teaching my first set of mainstream lessons. I absolutely love teaching people how to dance and getting people excited about our activity.
When I’m not calling or dancing I am a full time graduate student at the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!). I graduated with a BS in Entomology and Sustainable Agriculture (aka bugs and organic farming) in 2013. I graduated on a Saturday afternoon and the next Monday morning I started my research for my PhD in Entomology. When I complete my degree I hope to work in agriculture extension and food security.
Everyone has been so helpful and encouraging that I feel like over the past four years I have gained a whole family. I want to say thank you to all the callers who have taken extra time to mentor me and help me out (y’all are awesome!). I also want to thank all the dancers: I wouldn’t be able to do this without you! My goal is for you to have fun and love dancing as much as I do!
I can’t wait to see everyone in Columbus in May! See you across the square!
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