MVDC MSP Fiesta Benefit Square Dance

Please enjoy the highlights from our Sunday, March 31, 2019 Michael Solomon Pavilion Fiesta Benefit Dance with Jack Pladdys and Elaine Wintrow. The dance was well attended and phenomenal. Thank you all for making this such a special event! The MSP is very much loved and such a treasure to all.

Sharin’ Mo’ Squarin’ Luv

Did this blog post title catch your eye?

Did it make you think twice?

Asking yourself, does the title actually state, “Sharin’ Mo’ Squarin’ Luv”‘?

What? Please explain this anomaly….

…Well, to keep my chatter to a minimum, it doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, if there is anyone who has a concern or need – the dancing community is always there at the drop of a pin.  If the alert is made, no questions are asked.  Everyone stands at attention ready to pitch in and lend a helping hand.  

This again was evident on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at the special dance that was held in honor of Pam Courts at Venus and Mars Square Dance Club in Cincinnati.  The attendance seemed like an open sea that stretched for miles and miles.  All afternoon, the dancers were on a stream line cruise of squares, rounds and lines.  Thanks to Jack and Sherry Pladdys, who planned and executed this event!  Also thanks to Ken Roberts, Travis Cook, Gene Record, Jason Raleigh, Tom and Bernice Davis, Stuart Lewis, Carl and Carol Schnaupper and Barb and Tim Bennett for making it an awesomely fun time!

Ray Owens provided pictures and videos of this special day!

Please click here for the pics! (167 in all!)

Please click here to view the videos!

So, to paraphrase, this dance is a living true example of the joy, luv and compassion that is shared inside of our close knit family – no wonder this article helped you figure out why – we were “Sharin’ Mo’ Squarin’ Luv!”

(I am so proud and honored to be apart of this magic.  Thank you all so much for being like family to me. You are all a true blessing.  I have written this article with a sincere heart.  Much love.  Colleen Germann)


2019 MVDC Honor Dance

Congratulations, Matt and Brenda!
2019 MVDC Honor Couple!

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, the Miami Valley Dance Council celebrated their Annual Honor Dance. This wonderful gathering recognizes dancers or leaders who have provided outstanding service or made great contributions to the recreational dance community of the Miami Valley. Member clubs are welcome to nominate their dancer(s) each year.

This year, the following forms of dance were showcased – squares called by Homer Magnet, rounds cued by Elaine Wintrow and folk dancing by the Miami Valley Folk Dancers. Thank you Homer, Elaine and MVFD.

We are so pleased and ecstatic to announce the 2019 MVDC Honor Couple: Matt and Brenda Howard from Kitty Hawks Squares. Congratulations, to Matt and Brenda! Congratulations to all our nominees who will continue to be celebrated by their clubs!

2019 MVDC Honor Dance Program – Lists all Honor Dancers and a small bio of each couple or dancer

Thank you, Joan Hurley, MVDC Awards Chairperson, and her husband, Al Hurley for all your hard work and love executing this event. Thank you MVDC family for your strong attendance, love and support for our beautiful gathering!

Wesley Fenton Square Dance Benefit – Thank You!

Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!
Thank you, MVDC Family and all who traveled from Columbus, Cincinnati, Kentucky and abroad, for coming out in large numbers to support the Wesley Fenton Benefit Square Dance on Sunday, February 3, 2019.  
Thank you, Fred Organ and Tom Davis for coming up with the brain child of holding this benefit for Wesley and Sharon Fenton.
Thank you, St. Mary’s Tri-Squares and Swinging 8’s for sponsoring the event.
Thank you to all the callers – Wes Dyer, Tom Davis, Travis Cook, Jason Raleigh, Ken Roberts, Jay Fitch, Christy Williams, Janet Smith, and Guest Callers who shared their time and amazing talent.
Thank you, cuers, Linda Bishop and Stuart Lewis for the crowd pleasing rounds!
Thank you, Elaine Wintrow, and the Troy round dance class for donating the proceeds from your practice and taking up a collection for Wesley and Sharon.
Thank you, Ray Owens, for providing the video equipment to broadcast the benefit live on the MVDC Facebook Page for Wesley and Sharon to watch and taking pics of the event!