There are several opportunities for mainstream and plus level square dancing in Central Ohio in the coming week:
Sunday, September 21 – Friendly Ties Family Reunion Dance at Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Caller: Eddie Powell. Line dancing and live music by Tim & Lynn Landes.
Wednesday, September 24 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 3 to 4:45 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson.
Friday, September 26 – Bucks & Does at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna, from 8 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Ed Laudenschlager. Cuer: Sue Powell.
Saturday, September 27 – Westerville Promenaders at Westerville Senior Center, 310 West Main St, Westerville, from 7 to 9:45 PM. Caller: Homer Magnet. Cuer. Sue Powell.
Sunday, September 28 – Maple Leaf Squares at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 309 W Broadway, Granville, from 4:30 to 7 PM. Caller: Bob Jones.
Johnny Preston is internationally known for his enthusiastic style and wonderful singing voice. He is a recording artist for Dessert Gold, Royal, Square Tunes, and Grand Records.
Born in California, Johnny began calling in 1976 while attending Wayne State University in Michigan. He is a full-time caller who travels across the United States and is often featured at festivals and resorts throughout the world — Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Germany, Holland, Japan, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Sweden. Johnny was featured as a square dance caller in a national television ad for Ameritrade.
Johnny is also the founder of Hoedowns for Humanity, a foundation created to raise friends and funds for local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity as well as an awareness of the square dance activity throughout the country.
Calling Basic to C-1, Johnny is sure to be a crowd pleaser at the Bucks & Does Singles Harvest Moon Jamboree (a Plus level dance) on Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 8 to 10:30 PM at the Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Road, Gahanna. The cuer will be Phyllis Burdette. Early rounds will start at 7:30 PM. You won't want to miss this dance!