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Square Dance at Helvetia Fair

Square Dance at Helvetia Fair

Square Dance at Helvetia Fair 6p-7p Square Dancing Lesson at the Community Hall 7p-10p Square dance at the Community Hall $5 adults, $2 students

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Dare to be Square, Helvetia

Dare to be Square, Helvetia

Dare to be Square, Helvetia A weekend for aspiring and advanced callers, dancers and musicians in a small Swiss town in the mountains of West Virginia! Workshops will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Bill Ohse, Lou Maiuri, Mary Alice Milnes, Gerry Milnes, T- Claw, Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe, Rodney Sutton and many others […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Helvetia Fair & Square Dance

Helvetia Fair & Square Dance

The Helvetia Community Fair is one of the oldest agricultural fairs in West Virginia and one of the most traditional. Since 1914 it has brought the community together to celebrate the harvest and the Swiss heritage. The Exhibits in the Community Hall reward fresh and canned produce, handicrafts, art, flower arrangements, fabrics, 4H projects, baked […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Follow Your Bliss Festival

Follow Your Bliss Festival

Hey friends,  just a heads up to let you know Follow Your Bliss music fest is just around the corner.  Your past support helped us raise $1700.00 for the roof restoration on the Kultur Haus building & $500.00 for well deserved support to Hospice care.  Our festival kicks off with music on the Meadow stage, […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Dare to be Square square dance weekend in Helvetia

Dare to be Square square dance weekend in Helvetia

DARE TO BE SQUARE HELVETIA,WV May 29th – 30th 2015 A weekend for aspiring and advanced callers, dancers and musicians in a small swiss town in the mountains of West Virginia! Workshops will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Mack Samples, Lou Maiuri, Will Mentor, Phil Jamison, Michael Ismerio, Janine Smith, Ellen & Eugene […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Helvetia Ramp Supper & Square Dance

Helvetia Ramp Supper & Square Dance

Ramps are a pungent member of the leek family that grow wild in the Appalachian mountains. They were often the first fresh vegetable available to early settlers and the tradition developed of having large meals that included this green. The Helvetia Ramp Supper is traditionally held on the last Saturday in April at the Community […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Traditional four-couple set square dances and mountain circle, also known as “big circle,” dances are called by local dance callers to live old-time music. “Round dances,” such as waltzes and two steps are often played between squares at most locations. No experience or partner is required. Whether you dance or not, the joy of square dancing […]

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Fashnact celebration and dance in Helvetia

Fashnact celebration and dance in Helvetia

Fasnacht is the pre-lenten burning of Old Man Winter. It occurs on the Saturday before Ash Wednesday and is likened to Mardi Gras. It has its roots in the Swiss Winterfest. Saturday afternoon features food, beverages, and open mic music in the Star Band (Red) Hall, a buffet at the Hutte restaurant, and browsing in […]

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Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetia Square Dance

Helvetians have held onto their Swiss identity through music, dancing, food and festivals. Mountain circle dances were brought to Helvetia by wood hicks and sawmill workers and there it mixed with the traditional waltzes, polkas, and other dances of German-Swiss origin. Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band which features; […]

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Helvetia St. Nicholas Celebration & Square Dance

Helvetia St. Nicholas Celebration & Square Dance

Helvetia and Pickens welcome visitors to rediscover the origins of Ol’ Saint Nick. Bring the kids for some Christmas fun and participation in an old Swiss tradition. Baking and decorating Christmas cookies and Swiss grittibanz, games, refreshments, reading of the traditional Saint Nicholas story, and a visit from Saint Nicholas himself who will bring treats […]

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Square Dance in Helvetia

Square Dance in Helvetia

Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band. Dances are held at 8pm in the Community Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children age 12 and under.

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Square Dance in Helvetia

Square Dance in Helvetia

Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band. Dances are held in the Community Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children age 12 and under.

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Helvetia Fair & Square Dance

Helvetia Fair & Square Dance

Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children age 12 and under.

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Square Dance in Helvetia

Square Dance in Helvetia

Local residents call dances from the floor to the Helvetia Star Band. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children age 12 and under.

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