There are a couple 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, July 1 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 3 to 4:45 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson. New Dancers Welcome!
Wednesday,July 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.
There will be no local square dances on the weekend of July 3rd - 5th — Have a good 4th of July!
On a dare, Tim started calling in November of 1973. The club he was dancing with conducted an amateur night, and members persuaded him to sign up for a slot. After that evening he was hooked; records couldn't be made quick enough for him to learn. He started conducting "Dance Parties" for local organizations, and soon thereafter acquired his first club, another step into the world of square dance calling.
In October of 1987, Tim decided to devote all his energies toward square dance calling on a full time basis, touring extensively across the United States and into Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Norway, and Sweden. He is on the staff of various resorts and currently records for ESP Records. Even with his busy travel schedule Tim still maintains a strong home program at Sun City Hilton Head [?] in Bluffton, SC. He conducts new dancer sessions, various workshops, Mainstream and Plus Program dances establishing Sun City Squares as one of the largest square dance clubs in SC.
There's more to it than just calling dances; a lot of professional training and education is needed to maintain his calling abilities, which range from Basics through Challenge 1. Currently Tim is a member of the Metrolina Callers and Cuers Association, a dedicated group of leaders with a goal of promoting Square, Round, and Line Dancing within the region. Tim is also an Accredited Member of CALLERLAB, the International Association of Square Dance Callers. He serves on the Board of Governors, is part of the Executive Committee, and is a Past Chairman for the organization. Tim is also an Accredited Caller Coach for CALLERLAB working several full curriculum schools across the country. Tim and his wife Donna reside in Rock Hill, SC where they enjoy their solitude amongst nature in their home on the edge of the woods. When they aren't traveling they are usually in the yard enjoying the outdoor retreat. Moss doesn't grow on rolling stones but it does on brick walkways through wooded gardens.
Tim Marriner is not just a caller; he is an entertainer. Having performed in several jazz choirs in college, he has trained and developed many twists to his singing routines. His enthusiasm is overflowing! Tim has called at a number of past Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama festivals and will be one of the seven callers at this year’s Dance-A-Rama festival on Labor Day weekend (Sept 4-6, 2015) in Grand Rapids, MI.
COMING SOON: Ken Burke (Michigan) will be our featured caller in August. Ken is among the seven callers who will call at the Single Square Dancers USA Dance-A-Rama festival on Labor Day weekend (September 4-6, 2015) in Grand Rapids, MI. The others include Tim Marriner, Tim Tyl, Ray Wiles, Don and Doug Sprosty, and Jimmy Robison.