There are a number of opportunities for mainstream and plus level square dancing in Central Ohio in the coming week:
Wednesday, September 3 – Daylight Dancers at the Martin Janis 50+ Center, 600 E 11th Ave, from 3 to 4:45 PM. Caller and cuer: Mark Johnson.
Wednesday, September 3 – Hi-Timers at 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, September 5 – Orbiting Squares, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at Gahanna Community Congregational Church, 470 Havens Corners Rd, Gahanna. Caller: Nathanial Arnett. Cuer: Chuck Berry.
Sunday, September 7 – HASHING IT UP WORKSHOP, from 2 to 4:30 PM at the Clinton Heights 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.
Sunday, September 7 – Friendly Ties at Pickerington Senior Center, 150 Hereford Dr, Pickerington, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Caller: Gary Kincade. Cuer: Mark Johnson.
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!