There are several 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.
(Don't forget to set your clocks back Sunday morning!)
Sunday, November 2 – HASHING IT UP WORKSHOP from 2 to 4:30 PM at the Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave, Columbus. Please come and support the newer callers – which may include Ramona Willis, Larry Lim, and Dave Van Dyk, along withVelma Doyle – as they work to improve their calling skills. (Bob Daye will be there too.) FREE.
Sunday, November 2 – Friendly Ties at Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Caller: Gary Kincade. Cuer: Linda Bishop.
Wednesday, November 5 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 3 to 4:45 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson.
Wednesday, November 5 – Hi-Timers at 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, November 7 – Orbiting Squares from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna. Caller: Dick Mackey. Cuer: Chuck Berry.
Saturday, November 8 – Grove City Western Squares at the Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave, Grove City, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Caller: Mark Johnson. Cuer: Mark Johnson.
Saturday, November 8 – Westerville Promenaders at Westerville Senior Center, 310 West Main St, Westerville, from 7 to 9:45 PM. Caller: Ed Pabst. Cuer: Sue Powell.
Sunday, November 9 – The 40th Yellow Rock Dance sponsored by Bucks & Does and featuring caller Tony Kincade and cuer Chuck Berry. The dance is from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Location: Eastpointe Christian Church, 745 N Waggoner Rd, Blacklick.
Tony and Penny Kincade of Louisville, KY, got into square dancing 30 years ago in 1984. They learned to dance under Don Coy's instruction and became members of his club, the Highlanders. During a square dance weekend in 1986 at Cumberland Falls they met Big and Little Enis (Wes Dyer and Kenny Jarvis) and would eventually become members of their club, the Bluegrass Squares and Taps. Penny became ill and they had to leave square dance for a few years. In 1992 Tony's brother-in-law introduced him to Jack Schroeder who was the instructor for the Motivators [Ed's note: This is not our local Motivators club of Buckeye Lake]. During lessons with sneaky maneuvers from Jack and Penny, Tony was lead into the wonderful world of calling. Not long after that Tony found himself in a callers class lead by Wes Dyer and he received his diploma in 1993. Tony has enjoyed calling square dance for the last 21 years. Over the years he has had several clubs and at present calls for the Sunnyside Solos in New Albany, IN, and the Hardin County Fair Squares in Hodgenville, KY.
Tony has taught mainstream and plus for the last 21 years and says he enjoys the instruction part of the calling experience as much as the dance part. He says he loves to see people accomplish something they never believed they could and finds it very rewarding. Tony says his favorite things about square dancing are the many, many, many (and always adding) friends that he has acquired along the way. He also enjoys the great fun and fellowship that square dance provides. Be on the lookout because he says you never know where he will turn up next.
You won’t want to miss seeing and hearing Tony at the 40th Annual Yellow Rock Dance sponsored by Bucks & Does Singles. Location: Eastpointe Community Church , 745 N Waggoner Rd, Blacklick, OH. Date & Time: Sunday, November 9, 2014, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Caller: Tony Kincade. Cuer: Chuck Berry.