There are a number of 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.
Sunday, February 1 – HASHING IT UP WORKSHOP, from 2 to 4:30 PM at the ClintonHeights 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 with Velma Doyle – as they work to improve their calling skills. (Bob Daye will be there too.) FREE. Hi-Lo.
Wednesday, February 4 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 3 to 4:45 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson. Hi-Lo.
Wednesday, February 4 – Hi-Timers at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 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, February 6 – Orbiting Squares, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna. Caller: Gary Kincade. Cuer: Bob Shover.
Saturday, February 7 – Two Ed's Are Better Than One at Grandview Parks & Recreation Center, 1515 West Goodale (the corner of Grandview & Goodale), from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Callers: Ed Laudenschlager & Eddie Powell. Cuer: Bob Shover. Casual attire.
Sunday, February 8 – Snowball Dance, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM at Eastpointe Christian Church, 745 N Waggoner Rd, Blacklick. Sponsored by the callers and cuers of the Central Ohio Callers Association. Be sure to come out and support our new dancers at this class level dance!
Tom Davis is an excellent nationally known caller who has been calling for the past 35 years. He belongs to the American Callers Association (ACA) and currently is their President. He is BMI and ASCAP licensed to use recorded music. He is a local and regional traveling caller, calling at dances and festivals throughout most of the Eastern United States. He calls for beginners through C1.
Tom enjoys teaching classes and doing 1-day workshops/blasts. Tom has been the featured caller for many state conventions. He is presently one of the staff callers for several weekend dance festivals within the region.
He also is an Accredited Caller Coach who teaches other callers the basics of square dance calling and the qualities of leadership needed to promote the activity. He has conducted numerous caller schools and workshops at state festivals and conventions.
Tom and his wife Bernice and step-daughter Madison live in Dayton, OH. In 2014, he relocated from the Chicago area where he had lived for six years. Tom has been working in the insurance restoration field for the past 36 years. He currently is the Senior Large Loss Project Manager at the A. E. Fickert Company in Dayton.