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Beginners Square Dances - Southeast Michigan - MI

Dave Smith - Square Dance Caller - South Lyon, Michigan - MI

Beginners Square Dance Classes
Dave Smith - Caller
SE MI Square Dance Clubs
South Lyon Square Dancing

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Dave Smith is a square dance caller from South Lyon, Michigan.  His specialty is calling and teaching one night square dance parties for people who don't square dance regularly. He teaches and calls square dances for:

  • College/University groups *
  • High School Dance *
  • Girl Scout Daddy Daughter dances *
  • Girl's Birthday parties (Ages 9 and up) **
  • Singles Mixer *
  • School Dance groups * (HS/College)
  • Youth Groups *
  • Christian student groups *
  • Student social event * (HS/College)
  • Teen Dance *
  • Barn Dances
  • Special Olympics groups*
  • Country and Western Dance Groups
  • Dance groups
  • Birthday parties
  • Associations
  • School family dances **
  • Cub Scout Mother-Son Dances*
  • All girls hoedowns (perfect event for a woman's social group or high school/college * dance groups)  
  • Fundraisers
  • Friends/Family/School Reunion
  • Subdivision get together
  • Office parties
  • Corporate events/team building
  • Sports clubs
  • Private parties
  • High school/elementary dance groups together *(each teen dancer is paired with a younger dancer)
  • Other groups who would like to have a one night square dance, barn dance or hoedown, with no prior experience. 

*Special Discount ($50 off) applies to starred groups      ** $30 discount applies to family dances where parents will be partnered with kids



Dave calls and teaches a program of old fashioned American Square Dances specifically designed for beginners!  You don't need to know anything about it to be up dancing in a matter of minutes.  He currently has the BEST square dance program/show in the state of Michigan!  Your group will have a GREAT time both learning and dancing, and Dave’s patient and funny way of teaching and calling the dances will keep everyone smiling! Guaranteed!

 

Included in the program are many old fashioned square dance classics such as Old Solomon Levi, Dive for the Oyster - Dig for the clam, Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight, Pop goes the Weasel, Red River Valley, and of course the oldest and most loved of all American square dances, the Virginia Reel!

 

The cost is reasonable, at $350 per night in the local (South Lyon, MI and surrounding) area.  A $50 discount is offered for college/high school student groups, singles mixers and girl scout daddy daughter dances.   A $30 discount is offered for  family dances and girls birthday parties (for kids).  He calls square dances from September through May each year (but not during the summer).  Dave usually uses recorded music (which is included in the $350), but a traditional square dance band can be arranged, for an additional fee


Dave does not do square dances for weddings, wedding receptions, or engagement parties. 



Where Dave is calling this year and dates still available.  Bolded dances are open to the public as noted:







 



2017

Jan 6-15 Unavailable
Jan. 21 - Dexter United Methodist Church Square Dance 5pm-7:30pm
January 28 -  Old Fashioned Square Dance & Hoedown, (Open to Public) Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI Dance from 7:00-11:00pm, preceded by a dinner at 6:00pm. $12.50/person, advanced tickets required, call 248-642-6342 or register at http://www.bloomfieldcross.org then select events. 
February 3 - Hardy Girl Scout Daddy Daughter Hoedown (South Lyon) 6:30-9pm.
Feb 11- St. Michael's Lutheran Church - Chili Cookoff and Hoedown, (Open to the Public) 7000 Sheldon Road, Canton, MI - Chili Cook-off and Square Dance 6:30pm-9:00pm 734-459-3333
Feb. 18 - Kensington Farm Center (Metropark) Daddy-Daughter & Mother- Son (parent-child couples) Dance 6-8pm (Open to public)  Advance registration required, $8/person  810-227-8910
Feb. 18 - Kensington Farm er (Metropark) Barn Dance (for adult couples , singles or older children with parents) 8-10pm  (Open to public) Advance registration required, $8/person  810-227-8910
March 4-United Church of God Square Dance Party, Bridgewater, MI 6:30-9:30pm
March 24 - Ann Arbor Christian School Square Dance 10am-11:30am
April 28 - Walled Lake Elementary Girl Scout Daddy Daughter Dance
April 29 - Grace Chapel Mission Trip Fundraiser Hoedown - Starts at 5:30pm with dinner - Dancing starts at 6pm (public welcome)  27996 Halstead Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 248-488-0151
UNAVAILABLE DURING SUMMER MONTHS

Sept 8 - Salem Barn Dance (tentative) - Three Cedars Farm 7897 W 6 Mile Rd, Salem Twp., MI 7pm-10pm.  Open to the public, no advance reservation required.  Live old fashioned square dance band.

Sept 15-16 Unavailable

Sept. 22 - Campus Crusade Square Dance UM/EMU, Calvary Bible Church, 8318 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, 8pm-11pm (open to college students)


Sept. 29 - Christian Challenge UM/EMU Barn Dance (Chelsea) 7:30-10:30pm, Open to college students http://www.christianchallenge.us/barnparty.html
September 30 - Developmental Disabled Square Dance - Canton Recreation
Oct. 8 - Widowed Friends Square Dance, Polish-American Cultural Center, Troy; 1:00pm-5:00pm  http://www.widowedfriends.org/#!upcoming-events/cmg2 - public welcome, but advance tickets required
Oct. 13 - Girl Scout Daddy Daughter Hoedown for Canton Recreation Dept.
Oct. 14- Unavailable
Oct. 20 - Private Square Dance, Three Cedars Barn, Salem, MI 7:30-10:00pm
November 10 - Girl Scouts Hoedown, Ypsilanti

If you decide to reserve a date, a contract will be sent out to you.  The contract must be signed and returned within 2 weeks with a $50 deposit to reserve the date.  The remaining balance will be due the night of the event.  Example: if the total price was $350, $50 would be due as a  deposit to reserve the date and $300 would be due the night of the event.  If you are seeking a discount, be sure to request the discount when you contact Dave so he can include it in the contract.
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Dave Smith, Square Dance Caller

Michigan State Square Dance

Convention Caller 2005-present

 

BMI & ASCAP Licensed

 

Calling Traditional and

Western Square Dances

for ten years (2004-present)

 

Specializes in one-night square

dance parties for beginners

 

Reasonably priced

 

World Famous in Michigan!

 

High Energy Performance

 

 Lots of FUN!

Dave calling a square dance in Roseville
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May 2007

The Video above is from a Daddy Daughter Hoedown held each February at Kensington (Metropark) Farm Center

Dave is currently accepting engagements for  January 2017-May 2017 and September 2017-May 2018.   He does not call square dances during June, July and August.
 
Dave is from South Lyon, Michigan and calls in the areas which are 30 minutes (driving time) or less from there including: Milford, Highland, Hartland,Brighton,  Whitmore Lake, Hamburg, Ann Arbor, Dexter, New Hudson, Wixom, Novi, Northville, Farmington, Canton, Plymouth, Salem Twp., Livonia, West Bloomfield, and other towns and townships in the vicinity.
 
The cost for a one-night square dance is $350 + travel over 30 minutes (if any up to 40 minutes).  ($50 discount offered for college/high school student groups and girl scout daddy daughter dances. $30 discount for  family dances where parents will be partnered with children.) He does not generally travel more than 40 minutes from South Lyon for calling engagements, but would be happy to refer another caller to you from your area.  See pricing page link below for more details.
 
Contact him for more information and to reserve a date.  A contract will be sent for any reservation.
 
For more information on rates and availability, contact him at:
 
 

Dave calling a one night
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barn dance in 2009

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Past Square Dances called by Dave Smith

2016
Most Friday and Saturdays are available except as listed below.
January 22 - Hardy Girl Scout Daddy Daughter Hoedown (South Lyon) 6:30-9pm.
January 23 - Couples Square Dance, Our Lady of Refuge, Orchard Lake MI 8-11  (Call Parish for information to attend)
January 30- Old Fashioned Square Dance & Hoedown, (Open to Public) Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI Dance from 7:00-10:00pm, preceded by a dinner at 6:00pm. 
Feb. 6 - Kensington Farm Center (Metropark) Daddy Daughter Dance 6-8pm (Open to public)  Call park office for advanced tickets  (810) 227-8910
Feb. 6 - Kensington Farm  (Metropark) Barn Dance (for couples , singles or children with parents) 8-10pm  (Open to public) Call park office for advanced tickets  (810) 227-8910
February 13- Not available
February 20th - St. Michael's Lutheran Church - Chili Cookoff and Hoedown, (Open to the Public)
7000 Sheldon Road, Canton, MI - Chili Cook-off and Square Dance
6:30pm-9:00pm 734-459-3333
February 26 - St. Frances Cabrini School Family Square Dance, Allen Park 7pm-9pm
February 27 - Country Hoedown & Square Dance (Public Welcome)
Williams Lake Church of the Nazarene, 2840 Airport Rd. , Waterford, MI Spaghetti Dinner starting at 5:30pm; Square Dance from 7-10 pm
For more information, contact Judy at 248-622-1531 or yourtownrealty@yahoo.com
March 5 - United Church of God Square Dance Party, Bridgewater, MI
March 12 - Kensington Trail Riders Barn Dance, Highland MI 8-11pm
April 8 - not available
April 9 - St. Mary's Student Parish Hoedown - (Open to  college students), 331 Thompson St., Ann Arbor, MI 7pm-10pm
May 6 - Duvall Elementary School - Mother/Son Square Dance, Dearborn, MI 6:30-8:30pm
May 13 - Fred Astaire Dance Studio Hoedown, Bloomfield Hills, MI 7:30pm-10pm
May 14 - Private Anniversary Square Dance, Linden, MI
May 15-September 5:  Unavailable for the Summer
Sept 9 - Salem Barn Dance - Three Cedars Farm 7897 W 6 Mile Rd, Salem Twp., MI 7pm-10pm.  Open to the public, no advance reservation required.  Live old fashioned square dance band.
Sept 11 - unavailable
Sept. 16 - unavailable

Sept. 23 - Campus Crusade Square Dance UM/EMU, Calvary Bible Church, 8318 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, 8pm-11pm (open to college students)

Sept. 30 - Christian Challenge UM/EMU Barn Dance (Chelsea) 7:30-10:30pm, Open to college students http://www.christianchallenge.us/barnparty.html

Oct. 1 - Lake O'Brien Hoedown, Holly,  MI 6:30pm-9:30pm

Oct. 6 - Mile City Church Barn Dance, Three Cedars Farm, Salem, 6-9pm

Oct. 8 - unavailable

Oct. 9 - Widowed Friends Square Dance, Polish-American Cultural Center, Troy; 1:00pm-5:00pm  http://www.widowedfriends.org/#!upcoming-events/cmg2 - public welcome, but advance tickets required

Oct. 14 - unavailable

Oct. 15 - Hoedown and Square Dance - Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1500 Scio Church Rd. Ann Arbor.  6:30-9:00pm

Oct. 16 - Bluegrass and Blue Jeans Hoedown, Newburgh United Methodist Church, Livonia, 5-8pm.

Oct. 21 - Fit Family Challenge Canton Township Hoedown at Cady Boyer Barn, 6:30-8:30pm.  Advance registration required http://www.active.com/canton-mi/running/distance-running-classes/2017-fit-family-challenge-2016?cmp=39-35-etrigg

Oct. 26 - Oak Point Church Youth Group Square Dance - 7pm

Oct. 29 - Unavailable

Nov. 3 - Academy of the Sacred Heart, Birmingham, Daddy Daughter Dance 6-9pm

Nov. 11 - Girl Scouts Hoedown, Girl Scout Regional Center, 444 James L Hart Pkwy, Ypsilanti, MI 6:30pm-8:00pm


Nov. 12 - Christian Singles Community Square Dance - Open to the public, pay at the door, $12/person - Oak Point Church 50200 W. 10 Mile Rd, Novi MI.  7pm-10pm

Nov. 19 - Teams of Our Lady Annual Hoedown.  Shrine Elementary School Gym, Royal Oak, MI 7pm-9pm




2015
Most Friday and Saturdays are available except as listed below.
Jan 9, 10 - unavailable
Jan. 17 - Dexter United Methodist Church Square Dance 7pm-9:30pm


Jan. 30 - Hardy Elementary Daddy Daughter Dance, South Lyon, MI
Jan. 31 - Couples Square Dance, Our Lady of Refuge, Orchard Lake MI 8-11
Feb. 6 - Cabrini Elementary, Allen Park Square Dance  7-9pm
Feb. 7 - St. Anastasia Church - American Heritage Girls Daddy-Daughter Dance, Troy MI  12 Noon-3pm
Feb. 7 - Kensington Farm Center (Metropark) Daddy Daughter Dance 6-8pm (Open to public) 
Feb. 7 - Kensington Farm CentFeb. 7 - Kensington Farm er (Metropark) Barn Dance (for couples , singles or children with parents) 8-10pm  (Open to public) Call park office for advanced tickets  (810) 227-8910
Feb. 14 - Floodgate Renewal Fellowship Square Dance, Brighton 7-9pm
Feb. 26 - Schroeder elementary, Troy Daddy Daughter Dance 6:30-8pm
Feb. 28 - Algonquin Middle School, Macomb MI - Staff Hoedown - 6:30-8:00pm
March 7 - United Church of God Square Dance Party, Bridgewater, MI
March 14 - Mother Daughter Tea and Square Dance, Dexter United Methodist Church, 10:30am-12:30pm
March 14 - Private Square Dance Party, Kensington Farm Center, (Metropark) (evening)
March 19 (Thursday) - Traffic-Jam and Snug Restaurant/Brewery Square Dance & Hoedown, 511 Canfield, (near Wayne State) Detroit MI (Open to the Public, no charge) 7-10pm, Make reservation at 313-831-1265
March 21 - Old Fashioned Square Dance & Hoedown, (Open to Public) Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 1100 Lone Pine Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI Dance from 7:00-10:00pm,

April 17 - University of Michigan St. Mary's Student Parish Hoedown, 331 Thompson, Ann Arbor (open to college students) - 8pm-10pm
April 24 - Fred Astaire Dance Studio Hoedown- Bloomfield Hills - 7:30pm-10:00pm
April 25 - Daddy Daughter square dance Wixom - Sara Banks Middle School
May 1 - Private Anniversary Square Dance, Ida MI

Sept. 11 - Three Cedars Farm, Salem Township 7-10pm, open to the public square dance http://www.threecedarsfarm.org/

Sept 20 - Private Party at St. Thomas the Apostle, Ann Arbor 6pm

Sept. 25 - Campus Crusade Square Dance UM/EMU, Chelsea Fairgrounds, 8pm-11pm (open to college students)

Oct. 2 - Christian Challenge UM/EMU Barn Dance
Oct. 3 - Hidden Lake Subdivision Square Dance Party, with the Stout Hearted String Band, 6:30-9:30pm

Oct. 4 - Widowed Friends Square Dance, Polish-American Cultural Center, Troy; 1:00pm-5:00pm  http://www.widowedfriends.org/#!upcoming-events/cmg2 - public welcome, but advance tickets required

Oct. 10 - Private Square Dance/Polka Oktoberfest Party - Kingsley Inn, Bloomfield Hills, MI 7pm-?
Oct. 16 - Girl Scouts Hoedown, Girl Scout Regional Center, 444 James L Hart Pkwy, Ypsilanti, MI 6:30pm-9:00pm
Oct. 16 - University of Michigan UMix Square Dance at Michigan Union - 10:30pm - Midnight
Oct. 17 - South Lyon Girl Scouts Dance, Three Cedars Farm, Salem 1:30pm-5pm
Oct. 17 - St. Anastasia Parish Hoedown, Troy 7pm-10:30pm
Oct. 24 - Northville High School Dance Team Square Dance 4pm-6:30pm 
Oct. 24 - Private square dance party, Iroquois Club, Bloomfield Hills 8:30-11pm
Nov 6 - Village Oaks Hoedown, Novi 7pm-8:30pm
Nov. 7 - Nixon Farm/Blast Corn Maze Barn, Dexter - Private Birthday Party Square Dance 1:30-3:30pm
Nov. 7 -Bishop Elementary Hoedown, Ypsilanti 5:30-7:30pm
Nov. 14 - Christian Singles Community Square Dance - Open to the public - YMCA, 14255 Stark, Livonia.  6:30pm
Nov. 20 - Girl Scout Daddy Daughter Dance, Smith Elemetary, Plymouth, MI 7-9pm
Nov. 21 - Teams of Our Lady Family Square Dance, Shrine School, Royal Oak 7-10pm
Dec. 19 - Wedding reception Square Dance, Farmington Hills, MI 5-10:30pm


Fall 2014

Sept. 5 - Three Cedars Farm, Salem Township 7-10pm, open to the public square dance http://www.threecedarsfarm.org/

Sept 19 - UM Campus Crusade Square Dance, Fairgrounds Chelsea

Sept 26 - EMU Campus Crusade Square Dance, Dawn Farm Ypsilanti

Oct. 3 - Farley Hill Elementary, Pinckney

Oct. 5 - Widowed Friends Square Dance, Polish-American Cultural Center, Troy  http://www.widowedfriends.org/#!upcoming-events/cmg2 - advance tickets required

Oct. 10 - Christian Challenge Barn Dance, Manchester
Oct. 11 - Lake O'Brian Private Barn Dance, Holly
Oct. 17 - University of Michigan Dance Marathon, Michigan League, Kuenzel Rm, 7-10pm
Oct. 18 - Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington -Square Dance
Oct. 19 - Family Square Dance - open to the public, children welcome - 2pm-4pm, Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor Saline Rd., Ann Arbor 
Oct. 24 - REO Company Square Dance party, Camp Dearborn Chalet, Milford
Oct. 25 - Romulus VFW Square Dance
Oct. 31 - not available
Nov. 1 - Private square dance party, Pittsfield Grange Hall, Ann Arbor, MI
Nov. 7 - Northville High School - Square Dance
Nov. 8 - Royal Oak Shrine - Square Dance
Nov. 14 - Amerman Elementary School, Northville - Square Dance
Nov. 15 - Christian Singles Community Square Dance - Open to the public - YMCA, 14255 Stark, Livonia.  7pm
Nov. 16 -  Family Square Dance - open to the public, children welcome - 2pm-4pm, Pittsfield Grange, 3337 Ann Arbor Saline Rd., Ann Arbor 
Nov.21 -Girl Scout Family Dance, Girl Scout Regional Center, Ypsilanit MI
Nov. 22 - Bishop Elementary Hoedown, Lincoln Consol. Schools, Ypsilanti MI

Dec. 27 - Private Square Dance Party, Brownstown Twp.


More information (click the links below)

Square Dance Music

Printable Brochure about Dave Smith - Square Dance Caller

Caller and Cuer Database

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