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
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 *
Special Olympics groups*
Country and Western Dance Groups
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)
Subdivision get together
Corporate events/team building
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:
Jan. 21 - Dexter United Methodist Church Square Dance
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
Feb. 18 - Kensington Farm Center (Metropark) Daddy-Daughter
& Mother- Son (parent-child couples) Dance 6-8pm (Open to public) Advance registration required, $8/person
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
24 - Ann Arbor Christian School Square Dance 10am-11:30am
April 28 - Walled Lake Elementary Girl Scout Daddy Daughter
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
DURING SUMMER MONTHS
- 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.
Oct. 13 - Girl Scout Daddy Daughter Hoedown for Canton Recreation Dept.
Oct. 20 - Private Square Dance, Three Cedars Barn, Salem, MI 7:30-10:00pm
- 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
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
World Famous in Michigan!
High Energy Performance
Lots of FUN!
Dave calling a square dance in Roseville
The Video above is from a Daddy Daughter Hoedown held each February at
Kensington (Metropark) Farm Center
Dave is currently accepting engagements forJanuary 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:
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
Nov. 19 - Teams of Our Lady Annual Hoedown. Shrine Elementary School Gym, Royal Oak, MI 7pm-9pm
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
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
24 - Fred Astaire Dance Studio Hoedown- Bloomfield Hills - 7:30pm-10:00pm
April 25 - Daddy Daughter square dance Wixom - Sara Banks Middle School