Website last updated on June 9th, 2020 at 5:00 a.m. by FCP Webmaster Donald Barber
upcoming news and events
!!! ALL REGULAR FCP CLUB EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE !!!
Message From Our President - 6/8/2020
Yesterday a group of us got to spend the afternoon zoom square dancing and chatting with Dean Singleton, our former caller who moved to Arizona! It was a lot of fun to dance to his familiar voice and music! He was a new voice for our newer dancers! A few of us were dancing outside on patios and backyards!
Dean will be calling again with Dan Grimes for the Hagerstown Parks and Recreation Sunday Afternoon Virtual Fit Room Dance , on Sunday, June 21st. 2 to 3:30 pm! Sign up online $5.00 per household to support the Hagerstown Recreation department that is supporting Sunday Family afternoon square dancing. Come join the fun!
This week our 7pm Wednesday night Zoom dance on June 11th with Dan will have teenage guest caller Cameron Harnish!!!! Below is the link for Wednesday:
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85365503333?pwd=c3F6SIZ6NXJOdG91MEx3dGFOSFBJdz09
Meeting ID: 853 6550 3333
Back by dancer request, a question of the week!
What is your favorite square dance call?
Andréa: My favorite square dance call is Tea Cup Chain of course! My friends know how much I love tea!!! My parents belonged to a club called the T- Kuppers and their badge was dancing tea cups! They danced all different versions of tea cup chain!
Please stay safe everyone in all your activities and causes for justice!
Frederick County Promenaders
TO ALL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN ZOOM DANCING: JOIN THE VIRTUAL SQUARE DANCES GROUP ON FACEBOOK AND YOU WILL BE REGULARLY BE INFORMED OF ZOOM DANCE OPPORTUNITIES.
See the latest photos and videos of club and other events by clicking on the following link: Latest Club Photos and Videos
!!! 2020 SUMMER SIZZLE DANCE SCHEDULE !!!
To view the schedule that includes the associated Gad-Abouts hosted Gettysburg Star Spangled Festival in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, event, click on the following link: FLYERS
!!! NEXT CLUB SQUARE DANCE EVENTS !!!
Everything's Coming Up Roses
Friday April 3rd
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Mt. Pleasant Ruritan Club
New Students are Invited
Second Hand Rose Sale
First Friday IHOP Night
"Be There And Be a Square"
DANCE LESSONS CLASS #7 (PLUS)
Wednesday April 1st
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Ballenger Community Center
5460 Jefferson Pike, Frederick MD
square dancing tidbits
During the FCP 2019-2020 dance schedule, on the FIRST Friday of EVERY month, club members and guest visitors are invited AFTER the dance to the IHOP at 2421 Osprey Way South, Frederick MD. For more info, see club member Sarah Stamper.
Square Dancing Archives
Wreck of the Old '97 - Jim Munyon was a popular caller in southern California in the early 1950s. Indeed, he was one of the callers at the famous (and enormous) 1950 square dance in Santa Monica with Lloyd Shaw as the MC. (There, he called another singing square, The Old Pine Tree.)
This recording, complete with train chugging and whistles, has very much the sound of western swing music popularized by bands such as Bill Boyd and his Cowboy Ramblers or Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.
Munyon is also listed as calling the same dance with Henry and His Cornpoppers as the band. We've been unable to date the recording, but it's probably early to mid-1950s. To listen to Jim's calls to the song Wreck of the Old 97 from the 50's click on the following link then click on the play arrow.
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
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.
ODE To square Dancing
Winter 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
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