No Dance in Waynesville

Three components of a square dance are dancers, a caller, and a place to dance.  The first two are easy.  I have been working to get a contract with the park and rec. department for nearly a month.  I had called as recently as Thursday to get something.  I did not want to cancel tonight, but, I did not want several dancers to show up and we could not get into the hall.  I will keep contacting the director on a daily basis if needed to make sure that we can have the dance on the 27th.  
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Sylvan Squares
The Sylvan Squares and Friends came out in force to Brevard on Feb. 12, with a total of five squares.  Thanks to strong support of our club dancers and visitors from the Circle 8's, Southern Lights, and some independent dancers.  Some of the choreography was a little different.  The square thru 3 1/2 made things interesting.  

What a fun crowd numbering 5 squares showed up in Austin, TX at the Waterloo Squares Mardi Gras dance.  It just gets better and better every year.   
It surely is a very long trek to Austin, TX.  Believe me when I say it is worth every mile.  The Waterloo Squares have a different guest caller every dance and the callers come in from as far as Oregon and Massachusetts.  It is an honor to be included on their staff for the 3rd year in a row.  Will there be a 4th tour?  YES!!!  The date will be February 14, 2017.  Thank you Ken and Elnora for the booking and serving as my host couple.  

Next square dance stop will be with the Sylvan Squares, Brevard, NC this coming Friday.  See you there!..

Come and Get It Squares

Ken and Elnora and I traveled to Gonzalez, TX for a visit to the Come and Get It Square Dance club.  Wayne Weston did a great job calling and teaching the class.  I never know what to expect when I dance with a caller that I hve never met before.  His choreography inclued some dbd material including a mixed sex teacup chain.  No issues with sequence or mixing up dancers.  The food table was plentiful as promised and included some Gumbo and several desserts.  I look forward to the next visit with the Come & Get It Squares.   I called a guest tip for them and they enjoyed the singing call, Wagon Wheel.  Thanks to all.

Mardi Gras   
Mike Bramlett on Squares was the featured caller.  Cuer Pauline Angress did a great job of entertaining the crowd.  Over 17 squares were in attendance for the Friday Night celebration and even more are expected for the Saturday night festivities.  My biggest surprise was when Jim and Betsy, Doug and Susan, and Steve and Becky walked in.  For those of you who don't know, Betsy and Susan are Co-presidents of one of my home clubs, the Sylvan Squares, Brevard, NC!!  

Also in attendance were, the Landry's, my host couple from Covington, LA, The Tillery's, my host couple from Laurel, MS, and Ed "Huggy" Gaines, my host from Biloxi, MS.  Huggy's wife was visiting her mother.  Many other callers were there as well.  Most notably was Tony DeGeorge.  He a legend here along the Mississippi coast as he is still calling after 52 years.  What a pleasure it was to talk with him.    

More later,  Happy Dancing, Y'all.
Remember that the new Gateway Squares (PLUS) club will meet on February 13, 

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!