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Dare to be Square, Helvetia

May 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - May 21, 2017 @ 10:00 pm

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 yet to be determined. There are two beautiful dance halls and there will be many opportunities to practice calling. Evening public square dances will be held on both Friday and Saturday night with late night jam sessions at all hours. Workshops will be held in Helvetia Fiddle Tunes, Calling 101&102, Big Circle Square Dances, Glenville Style Squares, Flatfooting 1&2, West Virginia Ballad Singing, Helvetia Baking and many more! Here is the Tentative Schedule for Dare to be Square 2017, subject to change!

Check-in will start at 2pm on Friday, May 21st in the Community Hall
Please bring CASH or CHECK when registering at the gate.

It is really important  during these times that all people are afforded the same opportunities to learn and that passing these traditions on is so very important. Therefore, please let me know if you can’t come due to not being able to afford the admission price, we can work something out. There are several volunteer opportunities for partial and full tuition. There are also several scholarships available to eager beginning callers! Also, We are in need of a few more musicians to play for workshops. AND new this year, the weekend will be free to people under the age of eighteen! Contact hillreb1@gmail.com for inquiries.


Dare to be Square


May 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
May 21, 2017 @ 10:00 pm
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Helvetia Community Hall
Helvetia, WV 26234 United States + Google Map