Louisville Old Time Squares Association bio photo By Louisville Old Time Squares Association

Friendly faces all around this month, folks! We’ll welcome back T-Claw for our three year anniversary dance. LOTSA exists because y’all want to dance. Our deepest thanks to everyone who comes out on the third Thursday of the month to hang out with good people and good music. You keep coming to these shindigs and we’ll keep puttin’ ‘em on—this month should be especially fun.

One thing we decided at our last planning meeting was to have more regularly scheduled planning meetings. They’ll usually be the Tuesday before the first Thursday of every month. Keep an eye on our calendar, which you can find—and subscribe to—on our front page,

See y’all on the dance floor!

Old time jam led by Harry Bickel every Thursday evening at Danny Mac’s Pizza.

Contra dancing with the Louisville Country Dancers every Monday evening at Highlands Community Campus.

Louisville Sacred Harp Singing will not be meeting during the summer.

Tuesday, July 14th

Northside Tavern Squares, Alexander Calls!

Cincinnati, OH

LOTSA’s own Alex Udis—Alexander Calls!—is headed to Cincinnati to call this month. His square dance calling is inspired by T-Claw (Tee Claw), so know we are in for a treat! BE SQUARE with us. Bring a friend or come alone. Put $5 in the donation box and bring some bucks for the fine crafted beers that Melanie Quallen offers at the back bar.

See the Facebook event for more details.

Thursday, July 16th

Three Year Anniversary of the
Hoedown in Germantown

featuring the Ohio River Rounders
with T-Claw Calling

Louisville Old Time Squares Association presents the three year anniversary of our old-time square dance social!

Bring your dancing shoes and your fire extinguishers, because we will be setting this dance floor on fire!

There will be a special, all invited, Birthday Cake Walk.

Doors open at 7pm with jamming in the bar
Beginners dance workshop around 7:30pm
DANCING 8–10:30pm

Come one, come all, EVERYONE! ALL ages. ALL levels of experience.

$5 at the door (veterans, youth, & volunteers free)

AMVETS Post 9 & Danny Mac’s Pizza
1567 S Shelby St
Louisville, KY 40217

The Ohio River Rounders will be:
Burdock on fiddle
Sean Johnson on banjo
Brad Baute on guitar

We’ve got T-Claw Calling for us again and we couldn’t be happier! This guy brought square dancing to Louisville, and we need to all welcome him back with open arms, weaving a basket, spinning ‘round and ‘round.

All dances TAUGHT. No experience necessary. No one is required to dance. It is a SOCIAL event. Predominantly simple and traditional southern figures. No dress code, No partner needed. Anyone can dance with ANYONE regardless of gender.

Wanna JAM? Harry Bickel’s old time music jam is in the bar, beginning at 7pm. Bring your instrument to participate in the all level jam! No cover if you’re just going to jam, but please enter through Danny Mac’s main door.

See the Facebook event or the Meetup event for more details, or if you’d like to volunteer to help set up, work the door, or clean up (and get into the dance for free!)

Saturday, July 18th

Louisville Country Dancers Third Saturday contra dance with Footbridge, Judy Goldsmith calling

For LCD’s Third Saturday dance this month they’ll be having Judy Goldsmith and Footbridge up from Lexington, KY!

There will be a beginners’ lesson at 7:30 PM with the dance proper beginning at 8:00 PM.

As usual, prices will be $5 for under thirties and $8 for those thirty and over. First timers, regardless of experience, get in free.

If you have not danced with them in a while please note the new location.

Highlands Community Campus
1228 E Breckinridge St, Louisville, KY 40204

See the Louisville Country Dancers website or the Facebook event for more details.

Saturday, July 18th

Summertime Old School Farm Dance with the Ohio River Rounders, Alex Udis calling

Nashville, TN

Who’s ready to dance again?! Come out on the 18th and kick up your heels to some rabble-rousin square dance calls by Alexander Calls! and sweet sweet tunes from our friends Burdock and the Ohio River Rounders.

There will be local Nashville beer on tap, Lil’ Choo Choo BBQ food truck servin up eats and a bonfire in the pit. They’ll probably rustle up some corn-hole too. The Old School Nashville is plenty air-conditioned y’all, don’t fret.

All dances taught, no partner required, live music!

$5-10 sliding scale depending how much love and sweat you’d like to give to the Old School Farm, a non-profit sustainable farm employing adults with intellectual disabilities.

See the Facebook event for more details.

Thursday, October 1st–Sunday, October 4th

Dare to be Square Tennessee

Nashville Edition

Dare To Be Square Tennessee – Nashville Edition An old time music, dance, and square dance calling weekend

October 1st–4th, 2015

Bands: The Hogslop String Band, The Four Prophet String Band, Turnip the Beet and more Callers: Nancy Mamlin, Will Mentor, T-Claw and more

Weekend Pass: $40 Early Bird price (Before August 31st) $60 Regular Price 15 & under free with chaperon *Saturday Evening Dance is off site with a separate cover

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: If you’d like to help out, email

CAMPING and FOOD available for an additional charge. Primitive camping at Bells Bend Outdoor Center (4.5 miles away from main venue) 4187 Old Hickory Blvd Nashville, TN 37218

Calling, dancing, and music workshops Friday, all day Saturday, and Sunday. More details to come.

Evening Dances open to the PUBLIC: $5-$10 at the door

A description of what to expect: All dances will be TAUGHT all weekend. No experience is necessary. No one is required to dance, call, or play. It is a SOCIAL event. The focus will be on simple and traditional southern Appalachian figures, partner dancing, and old music. No dress code or partner is needed needed. Anyone can dance with ANYONE regardless of gender.

Questions: or (615) 430-8230

Scholarship and work-trade applications will be available soon.


See the Facebook event for more details.

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