Emerald Empire Area Council

2095 Yolanda St., Springfield, OR 97477

For Information call (541) 405-4363

Special January Events

New Dancer Dances
Click "New Dancer" for more information

Trails End Dance at Midwinter Festival
January 22, 2015
Pre Rounds at 7:30
Squares from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Willamette Hall A
Linn County Fair & Expo Center
Albany, Oregon
This is a Mainstream dance, with Casual Dress “OK”.
For more Information call Pat Preston at (541) 514-0505 Home or (541) 579-4447
Flyer Here

Midwinter Festival
January 23, 24, and 25, 2015
Registration Form


"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.

Lessons - We are starting new lessons on Wednesday February 4th, 2015. 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.