Emerald Empire Area Council

2095 Yolanda St., Springfield, OR 97477

Special Year End Dances

Sweet Home Christmas Benefit and New Dancers Dance
Saturday December 13th
7:30pm Plus; 8:00-10:30pm Square Dance
Caller:Leonard Snodgrass Cuer:Jackie Gale
Oak Heights School gym
6th and Elm, Sweet Home, OR

Special Danebo Circle 8 & Whirl A Ways Christmas Square Dance
December 20, 2014
7:30 - Pre-Rounds with Christina Corelli
8:00 - Mainstream with plus level tips with Roger Putzler and Mike Kious
Emerald Dance Center

After Christmas Round Dance Party
December 26, 2014
7:00 - 9:30
Jackie Gale and Christina Corelli cueing
Phases 2/3/4
Emerald Dance Center

New Year's Eve Square Dance
December 31, 2014
8:30 - Pre-Rounds with Christina Corelli
9:00 - Square Dance with Roger Putzler
Emerald Dance Center


"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

Health Benefits

Lessons - We are starting new lessons on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014, with the second lesson on Thursday, October 9th, 2014. Lessons are from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM and are $2.00 per person. Join us to see what it is all about. You will have fun. No partner is needed. We will have experienced dancers to be your partner, and to help you learn.

To see scheduled dances click on Calendar on the menu.

The Emerald Empire Area Council held a benefit dance for housing for wounded warriors on Saturday March 29th. The dance included a silent auction. We raised $1354 with donations at the door and the silent. The Area Council matched the amount raised. A check for $2708 was presented to Brenda Wilson of Lane Council of Governments, who is a volunteer with the organization that runs the Wounded Warrior project. The picture on the right is the cloggers presentation at the benefit dance. It is also a link to a video of the cloggers at this dance.