Emerald Empire Area Council

2095 Yolanda St., Springfield, OR 97477

For Information call (541) 405-4363

Special 2015 Events

Lessons and New Dancer Dances
Lessons - Lessons started on Wednesday February 4th, 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 Jim 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 devised for new dancers?

During the next few months, as lessons progress, the clubs in the area will hold new dancer dances. As they are announced, they will be listed on the new dancer page. Click "New Dancer" for more information.

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.