Foot and Fiddle Square Dance Club
  • WELCOME!

    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.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016 21:43

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016 05:08
Many years ago I wore through the toe on one of my very comfortable Nike Air Max shoes. I loved those shoes. They still had lots of life left in them, so I asked a cobbler if he could patch the toe. When he said “Yes,” I asked if he could also glue new leather soles onto my sport shoes’ rubber non-skid soles. “Sure can,” he said, “for $40.”

Bingo, I created great dance shoes out of my old comfortable sport shoes. With these cushioned and supportive shoes, my feet never got tired square and round dancing. These first leather soles were hard street leather. I could easily glide around the floor in them. But, on a slippery dance floor, they were sometimes too slick. But my wife Jenny’s dance shoes had suede leather soles. They would slide, but not slip while dancing.

After a few years, I was due for a new pair of shoes. When I got them, I took ‘em to the cobbler and asked if this time he could glue on suede leather soles. “Yup, can do. $40. But don’t wear them outside or get them wet. And you may have to brush up the nap on the soles now and again.”

After lots of dancing, the nap on the suede was beat down. Floor wax and dirt had made the suede slippery. Perhaps I didn’t brush them enough. “How do you clean suede leather soles on dance shoes” I asked Google. The only thing I discovered was a website called www.soles2dance.com. They sold stick-on suede dance soles.

So a year ago, June 2015, I ordered their stick-on suede leather for about $30 and resoled my shoes. This seemed like it might work, but I needed to give them a trial to prove they worked. Well, I’ve danced on them for a year now. And I’ve got happy feet—literally.

I didn’t want to tell you this until I had tested my stick-on suede dance soles. Now that I am sold (“soled”), I thought I’d pass on my good news results.

I carefully followed their instructions and watched this video ">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr7yMUu_BOU. Being cautious I first made a pattern by putting my shoe down onto a piece of paper and tracing around the sole. Then I cut out the silouette pattern and placed it on my shoe. I did a little trimming and (after making a second better pattern) it fit. I used the pattern to trace what I wanted onto their 8.5 inch x 12 inch self-stick sheet. My walking/sport shoes are size 12; so their pre-cut soles were a little too small—see their website.

Who are these people? Their website says, “Soles2dance were invented by a dance enthusiast who was fed up with sticky or otherwise style-cramping dance floors. Said enthusiast also happened to be a certified group fitness instructor and, as you surely would have guessed, a university professor of Mechanical Engineering. Combining sound engineering principles with years of dance and group fitness teaching experience, he developed the Soles2dance concept in 2006. Then, after thousands of hours of testing on a wide variety of dance floors, Soles2dance were ready for sale to the public and can be bought at this web store.” The real suede leather comes in different colors and is held on by 3M 300LSE industrial-strength adhesive backing that has never slipped or pealed on me for over a year.

A while back, my wife Jenny was bothered by painful plantar fasciitis. She found discovered that Clark brand shoes with their special Wave sole seems to have cured her. (Note: not all Charks have Wave soles.) In my opinion, women’s square dance shoes are crap. So we took a pair of her Clark Wave shoes and put suede leather on them. Voila! She loves the comfortable and supportive results and now glides around the floor with me. What could be better?

If I can answer any questions, send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or talk to me when you come dance at Scootbacks and I’ll show you my shoes. I have no financial interest in this—I just thought I’d share with you what works for me.

Happy dancing.

Hilton Fitt-Peaster
A Scootbacks member for 27 years—hey, you’re never too old to learn
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Monday, 22 August 2016 11:00

Lots of fun available for you THIS WEEK....

Wednesday, 17 August 2016 16:00
This is an invitation to all Modern Western Square dancers and tourists................
Monday, 15 August 2016 15:06

A grand day it was....

Foot & Fiddle Events...

17Sep
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DUSTY FIDDLE - GARY SHOEMAKE & ROGER SCHAPPELL, Caller - DAVID SMITH, Cuer DUSTY FIDDLE DANCE with Gay Shoemake, Roger Schappell and David Smith , Sat Sep 17 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
01Oct
Foot and Fiddle MY MY .... SIFI AND PIE!, Sat Oct 01 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
15Oct
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Foot and Fiddle SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL ... A SOCK HOP!, Sat Oct 15 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
29Oct
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60th Anniversary and Hall of Fame Dinner DAnce 60th Anniversary and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Sat Oct 29 @ 5:30PM - 10:00PM
04Nov
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CRDA 2016 Round Dance Gala CRDA 2016 Gala, Fri Nov 04 @ 2:00PM - 10:30PM - Sat Nov 05 @10:30PM
04Nov
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Dusty Fiddle - Bare Dancing with Mike Olivieri & Leroy Shade Bare Dancing, Mike Olivieri & Leroy Shade, Fri Nov 04 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
05Nov
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CRDA 2016 Round Dance Gala CRDA 2016 Gala, Sat Nov 05 @ 2:00PM - 10:30PM - Sat Nov 05 @10:30PM
03Dec
FOOT AND FIDDLE TOYS FOR TOTS DANCE TOYS FOR TOTS IN SUPPORT OF OUR LOCAL SANTA COPS!, Sat Dec 03 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
04Feb
Dusty Fiddle - Cupid's Capers Sweetheart Ball with Mountain Magic & David Smith Cupid's Capers Sweetheart Ball, Mountain Magic & David Smith, Sat Feb 04 @ 2:00PM - 05:00PM
10Mar
St. Patrick's Festival St. Patricks Day, Kathy Racine and other callers from the floor, Fri Mar 10 @12:00AM - All Day - Sat Mar 11 @11:59PM
11Mar
St. Patrick's Festival St. Patricks Day, Kathy Racine and other callers from the floor, Sat Mar 11 @12:00AM - All Day - Sat Mar 11 @11:59PM
01Apr
Dusty Fiddle - Pranks for the Memories! with Mike Seastrom, Dave Guille & Barb Haines Pranks for the Memories!, Mike Seastrom/Dave Guille & Barb Haines, Sat Apr 01 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM
05May
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Scootbacks Square Dance Club Special Club Dance with Mike Sikorsky calling and Justin Judd del Sol cueing. Don't miss this dance., Fri May 05 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
09Jun
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62nd Colorado Square Dance Festival Big Top Swing in 17, Fri Jun 09 @ 1:00PM - 11:00AM - Sun Jun 11 @11:00AM
10Jun
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62nd Colorado Square Dance Festival Big Top Swing in 17, Sat Jun 10 @ 1:00PM - 11:00AM - Sun Jun 11 @11:00AM
11Jun
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62nd Colorado Square Dance Festival Big Top Swing in 17, Sun Jun 11 @ 1:00PM - 11:00AM - Sun Jun 11 @11:00AM
21Jun
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66th National Square Dance Convention , Wed Jun 21 @ 2:00PM - 10:30PM - Sat Jun 24 @10:30PM
  • Foot and Fiddle: WHAT WE ARE ABOUT!
    Ever wondered if Square Dancing is for you? Modern Western Square Dancing is a great way to meet people and have fun. Come join us for a FREE introduction, a chili supper, and a chance to see what Square Dancing is all about. If you have as much fun as we predict….

    Sign up for the full class! This fun, energetic 14 week class will take you through three levels of square dancing, Basic 1 & 2, and Mainstream. Modern Western Square Dancing is not what you did in gym class or your grandparents’ barn.

    Square dancing has new moves, is done to modern, upbeat music, and is great exercise to keep you young and your mind sharp.

    No prior experience needed; solo dancers welcome; experienced dancers on hand to partner. If you can walk and shake hands, you can learn to square dance. Light supper WE ARE ALL ABOUT THE FUN AND FRIENDSHIPS!

    Modern Western Square Dance Classes

    $90/new adult student Includes a light supper!

    $45/new student under 18, or reviewing student

    Families welcome; students under 13 must have a responsible adult present)

    Dates: September 19-December 19

    Day: Monday

    Time: 6-8:30 Includes a light supper!

    Location: Windsor Community Center, Pine Room

    Register by September 19  970 674-3500

    If you need more information please contact Linda Goble, Publicity Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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  • 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.