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.
Wednesday, December 17 – 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. (Dancing will NOT start early at 2:00 PM for the new dancers due to the Holiday Concert at the Center.)
Wednesday, December 17 – 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, December 19 – Little Brown Jug at Mingo Park, Delaware, from 7:30 to 10:15 PM. Caller: Nathaniel Arnett. Cuer: Mark Johnson. Hi-Lo.
Friday, December 19 – Orbiting Squares, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna. Caller Change:
Ed Pabst Dan Austin. Cuer: Phyllis Burdette.
Saturday, December 20 – Hicks & Chicks at 103 W High Street (Route 95), Edison. Potluck dinner at 6:00 PM. Dancing from 8:00 to 10:30 PM. (Early rounds at 7:30 PM). Caller: Gary Kincade. Cuer: Chuck Berry. Hi-Lo.
Sunday, December 21 – Class Funtimes Dance, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Harmony Hall, 165 Worth Dr, Buckeye Lake. Caller: Eddie Powell. (Class level dance with angel tips.)
Sunday, December 21 – Friendly Ties at Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Caller: Eddie Powell. Cuer: Chuck Berry.
Scott began square dancing while still in High School at age 16. After graduating in 1984, Scott joined the Pittsburgh Area Callers Association and began learning to call. In 1986 he attended his first National Convention in Indianapolis. Scott soon went on to learn Rounds, Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Clogging, and Country Western dancing.
While attending California University Of Pennsylvania, Scott met his first wife and competition dance partner, who became the mother of his only son, Shawn Brown.
After graduating from the University in 1996 with a degree in Science, Scott returned to calling square dances and founded Gold Rush Square Dance Productions in 1997. While working as a chemist in the Pittsburgh area, he began producing square dance music with the help of a good friend and fellow caller Ed Mitchell, who has since retired. Scott continues working as a local entertainer, musician, DJ, and square dance caller to this day.
In 2007, while working with Bud Merrihew to develop a new round dance format, Scott began producing square and round dance music in multimedia Karaoke formats for callers and cuers around the world.
Scott now calls full time and continues to produce music with the help of his 18 year old son and fellow caller Shawn Brown. Scott and Shawn can usually be seen calling together during the summer months at the West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and National Square and Round Dance conventions.
Scott is a Past President and founder of the Pittsburgh Area Callers and Cuers Association, and is a CALLERLAB member. Scott calls beginner through A2 square dances, progressive squares, and cues rounds.
On an number of occasions Scott and Shawn have called dances at the Maple Leaf Squares club in Granville.