Most of you know by now that Suzanne Pratt and I were married on February 18, 2017, in Charlotte, NC.  Our ceremony was small.   We have a special party planned on February 26, 2017, at the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7407 Steele Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC.
  Southern Tour Wrap UP
Thank you to the following for hosting my most recent trip:
Barbara & Tim, Gloria (Hergy) & Ed (Huggy), Paula & Art, and Elnora & Ken.  My trips would not be possible without their generosity.
The tour began in Hiddenite, NC.  The Emerald Squares helped set the tone for the rest of the trip.  Then off to The Ozone Squares, Covington, LA., Back to Laurel, MS, for the Laurelaires, a sound check for a new hall for the FunDay Dancers; near Biloxi, MS, then off to dance to Gary Sanders for the anniversary dance of Come & Take It Squares, Gonzalez, TX.  The final stop was with the Waterloo Squares, Austin, TX,  To have a great dance experience, Visit TEXAS!!!  

Another highlight was when hosts, Elnora & Ken took me to the State of Texas museum of history.  Wow, that alone was worth the trip.  To sum it up, great hosts, great food, great dancing and way way too many miles.  

Circle 8's
The next dance for the Circle 8's will be on March 2, 2017.  It will be great to be back calling for them.  Let's have a record crowd.  A great time awaits all in Asheville!! Please visit the Circle 8's web site:    Thanks
Sylvan Squares

Yes you can find our new dance location:
Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania County.  11 Gallimore Road, Brevard, NC.  
The extended application mainstream applications workshop will start at 6:30 PM with alternating tips of mainstream and plus from 7 to 9 PM. The featured call will be recycle.  Get ready!! 

Gateway Squares Name Change

I feel that changing the name to Smoky Mountain Squares will help find our club.  It is more geographically accurate as Gateway is more identified to St. Louis. 

Smoky Mountain Squares has moved 749 Fairview Road, Asheville, NC!!   

Let's pack the hall on February 28, 2017.  The fun will be from 7 to 9 PM.  A complete schedule of dances is just a call or email away.  My cell phone 864.909.3950.  Email: 

Cardinal Squares 
Yes, Yes, Yes, a new class is forming!!  Angels be ready to dazzle our new dancers. Remember there will be an early start time. As always the dancing will be at the recreation center located at  316 Lake Road, Salisbury, NC
Great Staff for PIPESTEM 2017

Pipestem, West Virginia here we come, May 5-7, 2017. If you enjoy golf, horse back riding, and square dancing, this is YOUR weekend.  For a copy of the information packed flyer, send me an email request.  Bring a dozen of your closest friends and enjoy remarkable weekend!
68th. National Square Dance Convention benefit dance to be held in Charlotte, NC. April 23, 2017.  The location is the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church.  Many callers and cuers, and line dance instructors will be there for your enjoyment.  There will be two halls, mainstream and plus and one for for advanced.  The Ways & Means committee will have a table set up for registration.  What, you have not registered for the 68th National Square Dance Convention to be held in Atlanta, GA?.  Go to their website at for details and to register.  See you there.  
August 9th:  NEW VIDEO BELOW.  Thanks to Donna and the Swinging Saints for posting it!

Marvin "Marty" Northrup has been a square dance caller for the past four decades, serving North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey,  Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida.  Your state, too, just ask!

Swing your partner!  The website is the source for Marty Northrup's square dance calling!  Go to Marty's Youtube Channel to see all the videos that Marty has put on the web.

You can find Marty singing on the following dates for the clubs listed.

Marty Northrup Square Dance Schedule

To book Marty, click here.  Fun, healthy and entertaining--square dancing keeps you going!