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.
Monday October 28, 2014
I missed seeing you all at the dances this past weekend, but Ron Pecoraro and I, as your Representatives to the CSSDA represented our council at the quarterly meeting in Montrose. It was a very productive meeting and the Black Canyon Twirlers hosted a great dance on Saturday night with none other than Roger Schappell calling. I will send along my report with any new information that we have to share in the next couple of days.
THIS WEEK will begin on Tuesday the 28th at 7:30 in Greeley as Arlin Sample will offer the last opportunity to start basic round dance lessons. They will be held at the Greeley senior Center.
On Thursday the Rawlins Promenaders will have Yancey Allison calling their regular weekly dance.
Also on Thursday, Hix and Chix will sponsor a fundraiser to help the Northeast council raise more money to purchase additional flooring for state festivals. Complete spectrum will host a 1 hour seminar at the Longmont Public Library and pay us to be there. Merry Mixers just raised $ 740.00 just asking people to help out with just one hour of their time. The seminar will be on the 30th at 6:30. The address is 409 4th Ave in Longmont.
On Friday the 31st, the Square Dusters will hold their 5th Friday dance at AT THE FT COLLINS SENIOR CENTER BALLROOM. This is a one time only venue change. Dave Guille will call and Leroy Shade will cue. For obvious reasons there will be plenty of Spooky Squares in store for you.
On Saturday November 1st, the Foot and Fiddlers will be back at Mountain Range Shadows with entertainment provided by Lanny Weaklend. The theme is Autumn Nights.
Sunday the 2nd will take you to Cheyenne for Dave Guille's Prairie Promenaders. Remember their dance begins at 6:30 with Steve Kline cueing the rounds.
A special treat for you will be to travel in to Denver on Sunday the 2nd, for the Denver Council's Anniversary Dance. Hey, did you know that the Denver Council was founded in 1955? Hmmmmm...what else was founded in 1955, oh yes, Disneyland!. No wonder the Denver Council's dances are MAGICAL! It will begin at 6:00 with rounds by Mitchell Thompson and 6:30 squares with Justin Russell. The dance will be held at Arvada United Methodist Church 6750 Carr St Arvada CO. More details will be found on www.coloradosquaredance.com
Mark your calendars now and bring your mainstream classes, angels and all dancers to the Northeast Caller and Cuers Fall Jamboree. Sunday November 9 at 2:00 for rounds and 2:30 squares. It will be held at the Barn in Berthoud, 6191/2 4th Street
Ralph and I are heading out this week for parts west and a visit to the Riverside County Square Dance Festival. A 7 National caller 4 day event we try to attend every year. Then we are on to see Mickey at the Happiest Place on Earth.
Have a great week and we will miss you all!
Trip to Montrose for the CSSDA meeting and dance; trip back includes dance in Gunnison ...
Follow along with me as I help share the "The Joy of Dancing as a Blind Woman". The Blog written by our Northeast Colorado Council Co-President Kris Nance has been shared on facebook and published at http://blindnsquare.wordpress.com/. She shares her life experiences as a blind woman, a wife, a Mom and square dancer. Follow along with me, it is a great read and very inspirational, especially to those experiencing vision impairments
NEW TIME! 6:30 (rounds) 7-9 MS/Plus (squares)
NEW VENUE! The Windsor Community Center,250 N. 11TH Street, Windsor 80550
(4 miles east of I 25 at exit 262......On Main St. follow the signs for Police Dept/Windsor Community Center to the signal at 11th. Turn north one block toward the High School...…parking lot west off 11th)
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
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.