Foot and Fiddle Square Dance Club was established in 1960 in Loveland, Colorado. We have continuously offered a quality square and round dance program to dancers in Northern Colorado for 52 years. Whether you are already one of our dancing friends or thinking about becoming one, we hope you will find our website informative and helpful.
This year's Proclamation Dance was a very special event... watch the video to see all the fun...
The Ponderosa Promenaders, one of our State’s youngest clubs celebrated it’s 4th birthday this past summer. They graduated their first class and formed their club in June 2010 with 22 members. In just 4 years they have grown their club to 62 members. At their 4th birthday celebration in June, 50 of their members were present.
They will kick off their 5th dance season this month with Lanny Weaklend calling and cueing their September 28th dance. Lanny has been a major supporter of this young club, and his help in kicking off their first season and all four seasons has been very much appreciated.
You will find them dancing in LaPorte (north Fort Collins). Their new home is at the American Legion Post 4, 2124 County Road 54G (or US Hwy 287 or Colorado Hwy 14). They have a potluck at 1:30 and begin dancing with pre-rounds at 2:15. Come and enjoy a Sunday afternoon in northern Colorado. You will love dancing with Lanny and all of this club’s energetic members.
Council Publicity Chairman
Dancers from other council’s are encouraged to subscribe to the NECSDC bulletin and the bulletins of the other 3 councils as well. You can subscribe the NECSDC quarterly bulletin by sending your check for $10.00 to the NECSDC Treasurer PO Box 338052 Greeley CO 80633. The renewal and new subscription deadline is November 1. You will receive your first issue in late November.
Linda Goble, NECSDC Sr Rep.
Enjoy National Square Dance Month
Square Dancing became the State Folk Dance of Colorado, declared by Governor Roy Romer in March 1992 because it is a fun activity and expresses the joy and spirit of the people of Colorado. It includes rounds and other forms of dancing and it is an activity that is a family recreation.
Pat and Larry Leoffler, Tri-State Council, Chairman of the CSSDA Folk Dance committee, were instrumental in placing this bill before the legislature. ~ "Promenading in the Rockies".
Did you know that Lloyd Shaw published his book "Cowboy Dances" in 1939? He was inspired by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford who published a book in 1926, "Good Morning" in which their purpose was to revive old fashioned dancing. He was a school superintendent at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs. He taught his gym students dances that he had found around the country. He wrote his book by writing down a collection of the calls that he watched and listened to. They had weeklong workshops for over twenty years with local and national attendance. His love of dancing and inspiration revived the American Folk tradition of purely Western dancing, that we enjoy so much! ~ "Promenading in the Rockies".
The Lloyd Shaw Foundation is a chartered non-profit corporation with different types of membership that you can join if you are interested. Fllow this link to visit their website, http://www.lloydshaw.org/
Here we are, a diverse and happy bunch!
We are young and old, single and married, “snowbirds” and fulltime Coloradoans, but we ALL love to dance! Foot and Fiddle was founded in 1960 and have not stopped dancing since!
We dance for the fellowship. No matter where you go you can always find friends on the square dance floor. When you are new they make you welcome; when you are down their enthusiasm lifts you up. We dance for the health benefits. It’s good for your bones, good for your heart, good for your mind! Did you know that square dancing can add 10 years to your life! But most importantly, we dance because we just can’t resist. It’s FUN — from the warm hugs to the dessert table to the laughter on the floor.
As members of the Loveland community, we like to support local events. Each year we participate in the Larimer County Fair and Parade. We danced our way down main street. It was hot but not hotter than us! This year we took first place in the non-profit division.
Another way we support our Loveland community is with our annual “Toys for Tots” dance. Each December we host a dance and ask each dancer to bring a toy to donate. These toys are given to the Loveland Police Department to dispense to children experiencing hardships during the Christmas season.
We are also part of the Northeast Colorado Council of Square Dance clubs. With our dancing community we share helping new clubs get started and old clubs carry-on.
This year as part of the council, we helped provide a booth at the Larimer County Fair to promote square dancing and lessons. One hundred and seven people signed up to find out more about square dancing! And THANKS to all the club callers, 82 of us facilitated audience participation dancing during the fair.
NEW TO SQUARE DANCING? Square Dancing is dancing in a square with a partner and 3 other couples. A Caller "calls" out the dance and you follow the directions. Anyone can do it! Square Dancing requires lessons to participate in dances. See our LESSONS schedule to get started.