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Helvetia Square Dance

December 5, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$5
helvetia wv 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; Joe McInroy, Woody Higginbotham, James Sayre, Bill Talbot and Lee Simes. Dances are held on the first Saturday of the month at 8pm in the Community Hall or Star Band Hall, and to celebrate various festivals. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children age 12 and under. http://www.helvetiawv.com/

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 to live fiddle music entertains both dancers and wall flowers alike. Beginners and children are always welcome, and as caller Mack Samples says, “These old dances are simple, you can learn them in no time.”

Dance schedule subject to change. Check the website or call ahead for details.

Details

Date:
December 5, 2015
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$5
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Website:
http://www.helvetiawv.com/

Organizer

Mountain Dance Trail
Phone:
304.637.1349
Email:
beckyhill@augustaheritagecenter.org
Website:
http://mountaindancetrail.org/

Venue

Helvetia Star Band (Red) Hall
Helvetia-Pickens Road
Helvetia, WV 26234 United States
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Website:
http://helvetiawv.com/index.html
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