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.

News & Items of Interest
Sunday, 25 January 2015 14:01
The week begins with...
Friday, 23 January 2015 17:22

Today, square dancing is making a comeback as folks are re-discovering the joy of the foot-stomping, rollicking, barn-shaking good time known as square dancing...

Thursday, 22 January 2015 10:58

My apologies to you all for the length & detail of this questionnaire. It is necessary in order to provide me with the best information possible to provide the right caller with the right program with the right time. I truly appreciate your patience and understanding. Happy calling, Jeff Palmer

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 12:40

This is a rather comprehensive guidebook on teaching folk dances to elementary school students..

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 14:45

Excellent for all square dancers, new and experienced...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 14:40

Learning proper couple handholds in square dancing...

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 13:18
Please encourage interested parties to attend...
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:01
Mike & Mickey...a Disney theme
Monday, 19 January 2015 18:27
At the January meeting of the Colorado State Square Dance Association (CSSDA), hosted by the Northeast Council in Loveland, January 17 & 18, the annual election of officers was held. Fred Layberger, Michael Turley and Linda & Ralph Goble were elected to the Exective Board. Marilyn Berg was reelected to serve as Secretary for another year. The CSSDA is goverened by a Board of Directors, made up of two senior and two junior representatives from each of the four council areas served by the CSSDA. The Senior Representatives for the NECSDC are Beth Oliver & Ron Pecoraro. Junior Representatives for the NECSDC are Ralph & Linda Goble. Senior Representatives for the DASRDC are Marilyn Berg & Marshall Blaney. Junior Representatives for the DASRDC are Joy Chichester & Molly Baines. Senior Representatives for the SEASDC are Alan Hirsch & Barbara McPhaul. Junior Representatives for the SEASDC are Michael Turley & Fred Layberger. Senior Representatives for the CWASDC are Jim & Maggie Stafford. Junior Representatives for the CWASDC are Paul & JoAnn Eakins. These are the dancers who have volunteered to lead your state square dance association. We are fortunate to have them and many other dedicated dancers working on behalf of the dance community served by the CSSDA.
 
Part of the CSSDA mission statement says .....CSSDA will be the statewide conduit for the dissemination and sharing of significant, specific, and timely information, creating a network of open communication and support for and between local Clubs, Councils, other dance associations and National organizations. All sixteen representatives and several other volunteers work hard to live up to the above statement.......you too could be a part of that.......contact me or any CSSDA board member or volunteer to share your views, and/or to offer your help. We always look forward to hearing new thoughts and ideas, and would love to have you share yours. - Fred Layberger
Monday, 19 January 2015 12:48
This week begins today with ...
Sunday, 18 January 2015 21:08
ARTS, the Alliance of Round, Traditional and Square Dance a new logo and slogan (Live Lively - Square Dance) for square dancing...
Sunday, 18 January 2015 20:30
Jan 30th,  Scootbacks, Denver, Colorado, Scootbacks Square Dance Club
Jan 31st, The Good, Bad and Ugly with Jeff Palmer & Roger Schappell, Polka Dots Square Dance Club
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 13:05

Friday evening at the Swedish Square Dance Convention sure was a whole lot of fun!...

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 16:37

Day three of Pa. Farm Show features square dance competition...

Sunday, 11 January 2015 23:02
The dance week begins in the Northeast Council with our Foot and Fiddle club in Loveland opening up their 2015 Funseeker Session ...
Thursday, 08 January 2015 20:53
Swing your partner, Do-si-do!...
Monday, 05 January 2015 21:59

Here are over 100 of Senda's snapshots of the New Year's Eve Dance. She welcomes you to copy and/or share any of these photos, in fact DO! ...

Foot & Fiddle Events...

31Jan
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NECSDC 5th Saturday Dance Marshall Poole Calling with Arlin Sample Cuing, Sat Jan 31 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
01Feb
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NECSDC Council Meeting , Sun Feb 01 @12:00PM - 02:00PM
07Feb
21Feb
07Mar
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Foot & Fiddle Club Dance - KIRBY HANSON, Caller - ED GLENN, Cuer SUNDAES ON SATURDAY, Sat Mar 07 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
21Mar
18Apr
02May
16May
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Foot & Fiddle Club Dance -MIKE OLIVIERI, Caller - ED GLENN, Cuer TROOP SALUTE, Sat May 16 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
06Jun
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Foot & Fiddle Club Dance -DEBBIE STEINKIRCHNER, Caller - DAVID SMITH, Cuer TRAIL TO STATE 2015 - CUT THE DIAMOND, Sat Jun 06 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM
12Jun
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60th Colorado Square & Round Dance Festival Cut the Diamond, Fri Jun 12 @ 2:00PM - 10:30PM - Sun Jun 14 @10:30PM
13Jun
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60th Colorado Square & Round Dance Festival Cut the Diamond, Sat Jun 13 @ 2:00PM - 10:30PM - Sun Jun 14 @10:30PM
14Jun
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60th Colorado Square & Round Dance Festival Cut the Diamond, Sun Jun 14 @ 2:00PM - 10:30PM - Sun Jun 14 @10:30PM
24Jun
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64th National Square Dance Convention Meet in New England, Wed Jun 24 @ 2:00PM - 11:00PM - Sat Jun 27 @11:00PM
13Aug
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USA West 2015 Destination: Big Sky Country, Thu Aug 13 @ 2:00PM - 10:00PM - Sat Aug 15 @10:00PM
03Sep
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45th Annual DANCE-A-RAMA Tim Marriner, Tim Tyl, Doug & Don Sprosty, Jimmy Robinson, Ken Burke, Ray Wiles, Cathy & Fred Fisher, Phyllis Burdette, Natalie Sprosty, Thu Sep 03 @ 7:30PM - 10:00PM - Sun Sep 06 @10:00PM
06Nov
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CRDA 2015 Round Dance Gala CRDA Gala, Fri Nov 06 @ 7:00PM - 10:30PM - Sat Nov 07 @10:30PM
07Nov
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CRDA 2015 Round Dance Gala CRDA Gala, Sat Nov 07 @ 7:00PM - 10:30PM - Sat Nov 07 @10:30PM
  • Foot and Fiddle: About Us
    ABOUT US

    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.