Website last updated on September 14th, 2019 at 2:15 pm
upcoming and recent Square Dance news and events
!!! NEXT REGULAR CLUB SQUARE DANCE !!!
Pie Winning Pie Night Dance
Friday September 20th
7:30pm - 10:00pm
!!! 2019-2020 DANCE SCHEDULE !!!
The FCP 2019-2020 Dance Schedule is now available. To view the schedule click on the following link: 2019-2020 Schedule
!!! OPEN HOUSE DANCE (FREE) !!!
Wednesday September 18th
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ballenger Community Center
5460 Jefferson Pike, Frederick MD
All are invited to this dance to help promote the upcoming 2019-2020 Square Dance Lessons Class. This is a FREE event.
9/20 prize winning pie DANCE
To celebrate Frederick County Fair week, the theme for the dance on Friday September 20th from 7:30pm to 10:00pm is the Prize Winning Pie Dance! The dance venue is at the Mt Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Road (just north of the intersection of MD 26 and Crum Road) Walkersville Maryland. The Caller is Mike McIntyre. "Be There and Be A Square".
10/4 spirit night DANCE
Wear your favorite or crazy hat to the Spirit Night Dance on Friday October 4th. The dance is from 7:30pm to 10:00pm at the Mt Pleasant Ruritan Club, 8101 Crum Road (just north of the intersection of MD 26 and Crum Road) Walkersville Maryland. The Caller is Mike McIntyre. "Be There and Be A Square".
9/13 tom thumb banner retrieval
On Friday September 13th, an elite cadre of 15 larcenous Promenaders, led by Club President Andrea Smith, ventured down I-70 East for a retrieval of their previously stolen banner by the Tom Thumb Square Dance Club. The strike was extremely cunning and efficient as the Promenaders returned home with the booty.
9/11 wednesday summer nights
The finale of the 2019 Wednesday Summer Nights dance program was led by Deputy Caller Soloist Robert Abdinoor. Three squares of members and guests participated.
9/7 SD demo at crossroads church
Led by FCP Club President Andrea Smith, members of the Gad-Abouts, Panhandlers, & Promenaders met at the Crossroads Church Community Day, on Saturday, September 7th, in State Line , Pennsylvania. Dan Grimes called a morning and afternoon demonstration session. A great time was had by all!.
9/8 - 9/10 road trip to troy nh
On September 8th - 10th, FCP Members Marjorie Barber and the Webmaster attended the Advanced Square Dance event at The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy New Hampshire. The event was hosted by Caller Ron Libby. In the video, Marjorie (in the light blue long sleeve t-shirt) is "advancing" in the square on the right. A side trip to Keene NH was an extra highlight of the road trip.
9/6 friendship set to music Dance
On Friday night September 6th, the Promenaders welcomed in the 2019-2020 dance schedule with the Friendship Set To Music Dance.
2019-2020 SQUARE DANCE LESSONS CLASS
square dancing tidbits
august 26th at ledo pizza
The Monday August 26th club fundraiser was a huge success as approximately 40 members and guests enjoyed the food and the camaraderie while helping to raise funds for the club.
2019-2020 FCP square dance lessons class
The 2019-2020 FCP square dance lessons class, featuring Mainstream and Plus sessions, is scheduled for September 2019 through June 2020. For more information and to sign up for a class, click on the following link: Dance Lessons
Dancer Etiquette Brochure
Recently added to the ABOUT page is the Dancer Etiquette brochure. This brochure provides the basic Code of Ethics and Codes of Conduct expected from dancers at the various square dancing functions and events. To go to the brochure click on the following link: BROCHURE
2019-2020 FCP Dues Form
The dues form for the 2019-2020 FCP square dance season is now available. Click on the following link to go to the Flyers Page and follow directions for downloading the form.
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