Emerald Empire Area Council

2095 Yolanda St., Springfield, OR 97477

For Information call (541) 405-4363



Lessons started on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The new dancers are coming right along, and even though they do not realize it, they have already put what they have learned into memory, and do the moves that they learned over the last few weeks with relative ease. They are concentrating on learning the new moves that are being taught and not realizing how much they have already learned. Remember, that us hard badgers have many hours of floor time, and we still make mistakes. Do you think that when Roger taught about getting into lines and waiting for the caller to say "Lines up to the middle and back" to get a broken square back to dancing was created for new dancers?

New Dancer Dances

Sunday, November 22
  Chaps and Petticoats is having a New Dancer Jamboree. George Herman is the caller and See flyer here.
November 28  
Whirl A Way's Logo Whirl A Ways is having a New Dancer dance at Emerald Square Dance Center, beginning at 7:30 PM. Mike Kious is calling and Christina is cueing.
Friday, December 11  
Single Trees Logo Single Trees is having a New Dancer dance.
Saturday, December 12  
Independence Wagon Wheelers Independence Wagon Wheelers is having a New Dancer dance. George Herman is calling and Ralph Lambert is cueing.
Saturday, December 19th  
Circle 8s Logo Circle 8s, Whirl A Ways, and Single Trees are holding a joint Christmas dance. This will be a New Dancer dance. Roger Putzler and Mike Kious will be calling and Christina Corelli will be cueing. More information to follow
January 16th  
Circle 8 Logo Danebo Circle 8s will hold a New Dancer dance at Emerald Empire Square and Round Dance Center. Roger Putzler will be calling and Christina Corelli will be cueing. Pre-rounds will be at 7:30 PM with squares starting at 8:00 PM.



The Emerald Empire Area Council held their annual benefit dance for Honor Flight in March of 2015. It was held on March 28th, with callers and cuers from Cascade Callers and Cuers Association (CCCA). The picture at the right shows Connie Seamans presenting representatives of Honor Flight with a check for over $4000.

The Area Council will hold another benefit dance in 2016 in March. The cause that will benefit from this dance will be determined in the next few months.


"Why do we dance? Because it satisfies our need to express rhythm, to move to music, to be free. Why do we square dance? To be with other people, to play as a group, to cooperate in a pleasure filled pastime. Because it is possible for us to enjoy, often as a couple, a wholesome activity. We are a generation of spectators. We sit and watch football or baseball. We watch T.V. and motion pictures. In all of these things we derive our pleasure as spectators. In square dancing we are the doers." .....Square Dancing, 1972 (Author unknown).

Square Dancing is also good exercise. It is relaxing and a great way to meet and socialize with a group of warm friendly people. It reduces stress, because one must concentrate on the calls, one cannot worry. Square dancing is fun! Whether you have a dance partner or not, you will be welcome here.

To see scheduled dances click on Calendar on the menu.