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Behind the Dance: Cinderella and the Minuet

Posted on August 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

People often like to incorporate dance into special celebrations.  I was recently contacted and asked to develop 30 minutes of ballroom dancing into a 20th wedding anniversary celebration. The theme was Cinderella and I was specifically asked to include a minuet in the dancing.


I'll be honest -- I've never danced the minuet in my life. However, I have decades of t...

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Behind the Dance: Who Square Dances?

Posted on April 12, 2015 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

When people hear I call square dances, they often ask----where do you call? The answer is----many places. I call what's known as traditional square dancing, also called hoedown and "swap and swing" by some. I took a few minutes to categorize the dances I called in 2015 and here's the list along with the number of times I called in each category. At the bottom you'll find a word cloud representing the categor...

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Behind the Dance: Pattycake Polka and Children

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

On November 24 and 25 I was blessed with teaching and leading dance to about 650 elementary students at Barrington Elementary in Upper Arlington Schools. The physical education and music teachers worked together to schedule classes in grades 1-5 in 12 different sessions over the two days.


It was a learning experience for me to teach and lead dance for this age without their families present. I was quite apprec...

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Behind the Dance: Benny Hill, Boots Randolph and Yakety Sax

Posted on November 20, 2014 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On November 8, 2014, I called a square dance and led some line and round dancing for a church social gathering in a barn near South Charleston, Ohio. We had up to five squares dancing with all ages present. I especially appreciated the enthusiasm of the high school and young adult dancers.


Being in this area brings back memories of a summer 1982 internship I served with the Landmark Seed Plant. That summer included spending a lot of time hanging out with a friend I made...

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Behind the Dance: Jesse Polka and Darwin Bryan

Posted on November 9, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

In late September 2014, I called a community square dance near Wapakoneta, Ohio. It started off with a great potluck meal. It was held in a new barn and the concrete had just been poured earlier that week.


There was a great turnout that included over 3 hours of dancing time with the group. I learned part way through there was a couple there for whom I called square dances at their wedding reception 11 years ago near Wilmington, Ohio. What a great surprise!


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