Emerald Empire Area Council

2095 Yolanda St., Springfield, OR 97477

For Information call (541) 405-4363



Lessons completed in January. Many of our most recent crop of new dancers came to Midwinter Festival this year and did very well. We look forward to having them at dances in the area, and will help them to make choices of festivals to attend this year, where they will get to experience new callers who will use the same movements in new and different ways that will challenge the new dancers as well as the experienced hard badgers.

New Dancer Dances

We do not have new dancer dances scheduled now that lessons are over and Midwinter Festival is behind us. New lessons will start in October of 2016.

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 Honor Flight again.


"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 Square Dance at ESRDC 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.