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upcoming and recent Square Dance news and events
!!! NEXT REGULAR CLUB SQUARE DANCE !!!
7:30pm Friday May 17th - Let's Celebrate 31 Years Dance
(THIS IS THE LAST CLUB DANCE FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON)
Caller: Bruce Simpers Cuer: Linda Roberts
STUDENTS ARE INVITED
!!! 2019 SUMMER SIZZLE DANCE SCHEDULE !!!
The 2019 FCP Summer Sizzle Dance Schedule featuring the Bodacious Fruit Salad and the Sensational Ice Cream Social dances is now final. To view the schedule click on the following link: 2019 SUMMER SIZZLE
!!! 2019 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS SUMMER DANCE SCHEDULE !!!
The 2019 FCP Wednesday Nights Summer Dance Schedule featuring the FCP Deputy Callers is now final. To view the schedule click on the following link: 2019 WEDNESDAY NIGHTS SUMMER
5/15 WEDNESDAY DANCE CLASS
The Wednesday 5/15 class began the final stretch of 6 that will culminate in the June 19th graduation for the 10 students. There are 5 PLUS calls left to be taught. The theme for the class was "Wear Colors of the Sun" to celebrate its return after many recent rainy days.
5/8 wednesday dance class
Aloha from the Wednesday dance class as the students and angels paid homage to the 50th state in the union. The 2018-2019 FCP Dance Lessons Season has 6 classes remaining. The 10 students graduate on June 19th. Class instructor Dan Grimes continues to hone the Mainstream and PLUS skills of the students. The new PLUS call added tonight was Chase Right. There are 4 PLUS calls left to learn.
5/3 may dance video
Four squares of members, students and visitors were promenading around the dance floor to the calls of Club Caller Doren McBroom at the Promenaders May Dance.
5/17 Let's celebrate 31 years of DANCing Dance
Celebrate 31 years of Promenader square dancing on Friday May 17th from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. The Caller is Bruce Simpers and the Cuer is Linda Roberts. The dance is at the Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Road (just north of the intersection of Route 26 and Crum Road) in Walkersville MD.
P.S. The Tom Thumbs Square Dance Club will visit us.
6/7 summer sizzle DANCE
Start the summer dance schedule off in refreshing style at the Bodacious Fruit Salad Summer Sizzle dance on Friday June 7th from 7:30pm to 10:00pm. The dress is casual and the fee for everyone is $8 per person. The Guest Caller is Terry Headlee. The dance is at the Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Road (just north of the intersection of Route 26 and Crum Road) in Walkersville MD.
square dancing tidbits
!!! THE NATIONAL SQUARE DANCE CONVENTION COMES TO THE EAST COAST !!!
Join the hosting Peach Pits Square Dance Club in Atlanta (Marietta) Georgia for the 68th National Square Dance Convention on June 26-29, 2019.
As of February 14th there are 3339 registered square dancers including 68 from the State of Maryland. There are 4 Promenaders registered to attend. For more information click on the following link: 68thNSDC
!!! 56th star spangled banner festival !!!
Make plans to attend the MDSDF sponsored 56th Star Spangled Banner Festival weekend on July 18-20, 2019 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. For more information on this event click on the following link:
56th Star Spangled Banner
where's The Dance?
If your upcoming plans include travel or you just want to visit other dance clubs near your home club, then the "Where's The Dance" web site is for you. This web site shows all of the Square Dances within a specific radius of where you are. There are a few other options to even further narrow the dance selections for you. To visit this valuable square dance web site click on the following link:
Where's The Dance?
An FCP Calendar of Events using the Google Calendar functionality is now available. To view the calendar, place the cursor on the SCHEDULE link in the navigation bar at the top of this page, then click on the Promenaders Calendar item or click on the following link: Calendar
square dance lessons link
Students or anyone else who wants to review square dance calls can click on the following link to an excellent website that demonstrates Mainstream and Plus calls.
square dancing: a swinging history
.NOVEMBER 29, 2011 By History.com Staff
Swing your partner and do-si-do—November 29 is Square Dance Day in the United States. Didn’t know this folksy form of entertainment had a holiday all its own? Then it’s probably time you learned a few things about square dancing, a tradition that blossomed in the United States but has roots that stretch back to 15th-century Europe.
Square dance aficionados trace the activity back to several European ancestors. In England around 1600, teams of six trained performers—all male, for propriety’s sake, and wearing bells for extra oomph—began presenting choreographed sequences known as the morris dance. This fad is thought to have inspired English country dance, in which couples lined up on village greens to practice weaving, circling and swinging moves reminiscent of modern-day square dancing......>
(The Square Dancing: A Swinging History entire testimonial can be found on the Testimonials page).
Click on the following link to go to the Testimonials page: Testimonials
ODE To square Dancing
Summer is nigh and the square dancing is great
Grab your spouse or your friend and even your date
Then head to the floor with your squaring mate
To dance to the cadence that the callers dictate
The squares stand ready for your dancing crave
You can relay the deucy after a step to a wave
Then you chain down the line if you dare to be brave
Square dancing in Frederick is the latest rave
Seamless moves are in sync with the callers refrain
Head ladies go center with a teacup chain
It's friendship set to music while using your brain
Just remember to listen and stay in your lane
Mainstream and Plus are two levels to learn
Then DBD and Advanced get your legs to churn
The steps and the calls are easy to discern
So promenade in style whenever your turn
Spread the word around town so more people know
And invite them to your local square dancing show
We would like our classes to continually grow
When eager new students join the dancing flow
Let the resurgence begin on the square dancing floor
With the mixing of the new and the current core
Let's breakdown the barriers and open the door
As we celebrate the tradition with all of its lore
Frederick County Promenaders
Web Master, Ode Writer
Promenaders Featured in the Frederick News Post
Recently the Frederick News Post ran an article on the experiences of one of their staff, Imade Borha, after attending our square dance and and then our Open House. Below is the link to her article:
Do-si-do: Square dancing alive and well in Frederick