Previous Dances


Archives of past dances of the Souteast Ohio Traditional Dance Society.  See our current events.    

2015-2106 Schedule

Fall Contra Dances 2015 - 3rd Fridays


September 18 - Frank Buschelman calling with The Boys of the Hock

October 16 - Kate Power calling with The Boys of the Hock

November 20
- Carol Kopp calling with The Wireless Ramblers

December 18- Adriane Mohlenkamp calling with
                        The Back Porch Swing Band


Fall Family Dances 2015 - 1st Sundays

November 1 - Music by The Wireless Ramblers

December 6 - Music by The Wireless Ramblers

Spring Contra Dances 2016 - 2nd Fridays

January 8 - Steve Ballman calling with The Boys of the Hock

February 12 - Richard Ades calling with Zeke's Fancy

March 11 - Adriane Mohlenkamp calling with The Wireless Ramblers

April 8 - Clinton Ross calling with Zeke's Fancy


Spring Family Dances 2015 - 1st Sundays

January 3 - Music by the Wireless Ramblers

February 7 - Music by Liz and Lynn Shaw and the Thrashers


Mayapple Stomp on May 21-22, 2016 in Logan, OH. Details coming soon.



Spring 2015 Dances

Saturday, January 24th - Contra Dance
Richard Ades calling with Zeke's Fancy

Sunday, February 8th - Family Dance
Music by the Wireless Ramblers

Saturday, February 28th - Contra Dance
David Mould calling with The Boys of the Hock

Saturday, March 28th - Contra Dance
**Location Changed to the Federal Valley Resource Center**
Steve Ballman calling with the Back Porch Swing Band

Sunday, April 12th - Family Dance
Music by the Wireless Ramblers
*Location: the Federal Valley Resource Center*

Saturday, April 25th - Contra Dance
Dave Notman calling with The Gyspy Stars

Fall 2014 Dances

Saturday, September 27th - Contra Dance
Frank Buschelmann calling with the
Wireless Ramblers
(Chris Ridgway, Julia Farver, Jay Ryan) and Glenn Jarvis

Saturday, October 18th - Contra Dance
Clinton Ross calling with the Timbre Wolves

Sunday, November 9th - Family Dance
Music by the Wireless Ramblers

(Chris Ridgway, Julia Farver, Jay Ryan) and Glenn Jarvis

Saturday, November 22nd - Contra Dance
Kate Power calling with Zeke's Fancy

Spring 2014 Schedule

Saturday, January 25 - Shade Community Center
Dave Notman calling with Zeke's Fancy - cancelled due to snow

Saturday, February 22 - Shade Community Center
David Mould calling with The Sandy Tar String Band

Saturday, March 22 - Shade Community Center
Dave Notman calling with the Timbre Wolves

Saturday, April 26 - Shade Community Center
Frank Buschelmann calling with the Boys of the Hock

Saturday, June 14th - Shade Community Center
Music by The Wireless Ramblers with Kathy Anderson calling

Fall 2013 dance schedule

Saturday, September 21 - Shade Community Center
Richard Ades calling with Zeke's Fancy (Zeke Hutchison, Nick Weiland & Mark Barsamian)

Saturday, October 19 - Shade Community Center
Kate Powers calling with the Old Town East String Band

Saturday, November 16 - Shade Community Center
Carol Kopp calling with The Sandy Tar Stringband (Amelia Thornton, Sean Fenn, Aaron Smith and Jake Loew)

Spring 2013 dance schedule

Saturday, February 9th - Shade Community Center
David Mould & Stephanie Hysmith calling with music by Zeke Hutchinson, Mark Barsamian, Mike McGovern and Nick Weiland.

Saturday, April 13th - Shade Community Center
The Boys of the Hock - caller Steve Ballman


Saturday, May 11-12 - Jackson OH
Mayapple Stomp

Saturday, June 15th - Shade Community Center
Frank Buschelman calling with The Backporch Swing Band

Fall 2012 dance schedule

Saturday, September 8th - Shade Community Center
Music by Contraband with calling by Kate Power

Saturday, October 20th - Shade Community Center
Music by Timbre Wolves with calling by Eric Conrad

Saturday, December 8th - Shade Community Center
Music by P.F.Flyers with calling by Carol Kopp.

Spring 2012 dance schedule

Saturday, February 4th - Shade Community Center
Music by local favorites Boys of the Hock
.   Calling by the locals: David, Stephanie, Martin & Adriane.

Saturday, April 14th - Shade Community Center
Music by Three Men Sitting. 
Caller Kate Power of Columbus.

Saturday, May 26th- Sunday, May 27th - Jackson, OH
Mayapple Stomp!


Saturday, July 7th - Shade Community Center
Summer Dance and Potluck Dinner
Music by Boys of the Hock.  Open mic for callers
.
    5:30 Set-Up
    6:00 Potluck Dinner*
    7:00 Dance Set-Up
    7:30 Beginners' Lesson
    8:00 Dance!
*Potluck Dinner - Please bring a dish to share. Plates, untensils, water and lemonade will be provided.

Fall 2011 dance schedule

Saturday, September 10th - Shade Community Center
Music by Contraband headed by local fiddler Mark Barsamian,
featuring Mark Delozier and Kevin Fletcher.   Calling by Richard Ades of Columubus.

Saturday, October 15th - Shade Community Center

Music by local favorites Boys of the Hock
.   Calling by Eric Conrad of Columubus.

Saturday, December 10th - Shade Community Center
Music by P.F. Flyers - Bernie Nau, Lynn Shaw, Liz Shaw & Nick Weiland.
Caller Carol Kopp of Cleveland.

Spring 2011 dance schedule

Saturday and Sunday May 28-29:  Mayapple Stomp!

Winter 2011 dance schedule 

January 3rd to March 9th, 2011: "Country Dance" class; see below for details.

February 26, 2011: Tunes by The Boys of the Hock. Calling by Eric Conrad. Held in the Shade Community Center (directions). 

Winter 2011 "Country Dance" Class

From January 3 to March 9 (excluding Jan. 17), Mondays and Wednesdays 7:10-8pm there will be a class featuring traditional social dances from North America, Europe and other cultures, including: American contras, circles and short line dances; English and Scottish country dances; Irish ceilidh; Israeli folk dances; and maybe others. The class is held on the Ohio University campus in room E216 Grover Center (#89 on the campus map). Community members are invited to join us to learn, to teach, or both. No partner required.

Fall 2010 dance schedule 

September 8th to November 15th, 2010: "Country Dance" class; see below for details.

September 11, 2010: Calling by Kate Power  and Tunes by Three Men Sitting.
Held in the Baker University Center (directions).  Ohio University students admitted free, compliments of the  Department of Recreation and Sports Pedagogy.

November 13, 2010: Calling Steve Ballman of Charleston; Swinging Tunes by Reel Bop. Held in the Shade Community Center (directions). 

Fall 2010 "Country Dance" Class

From September 8 to November 15, Mondays and Wednesdays 7:10-8pm there will be a class featuring traditional social dances from North America, Europe and other cultures, including: American contras, circles and short line dances; English and Scottish country dances; Irish ceilidh; Israeli folk dances; and maybe others. The class is held on the Ohio University campus in room E216 Grover Center (#89 on the campus map). Community members are invited to join us to learn, to teach, or both. No partner required.

Winter/Spring 2010 dance schedule 

January 9, 2010: Calling by Eric Conrad. Tunes by the Timbre Wolves.

Held in the Baker University Center (directions).  Ohio University students admitted free, compliments of the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences.  

February 13, 2010: Calling by David and Stephanie. Tunes by The Boys of the Hock. Held in the Baker University Center (directions).  Ohio University students admitted free, compliments of the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences.  

March 13, 2010: Calling by Carol Kopp. Tunes by Rattletrap Stringband.

Held in the Baker University Center (directions).  Ohio University students admitted free, compliments of the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences.  

April 10, 2010: Calling by Kathy Anderson. Tunes by The Gypsy Stars.

Held in the Baker University Center (directions).  Ohio University students admitted free, compliments of the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences.  

May 8, 2010: Our annual fundraiser with local musicians and callers.

Held in the Baker University Center (directions).  Ohio University students admitted free, compliments of the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences.  

May 22-23, 2010: Mayapple Stomp!  Join the Athens and Columbus dance groups on the shores of Lake Logan for a weekend event featuring fabulous dancing, music, friends and food.  Visit the website for current information: http://www.bigscioty.com/may-appl.htm

Winter and Spring 2010 "Country Dance" Class

Mondays and Wednesdays 7:10-8pm there will be a class featuring traditional social dances from North America, Europe and other cultures, including: American contras, circles and short line dances; English and Scottish country dances; Irish ceilidh; Israeli folk dances; and maybe others. The class is held on the Ohio University campus in room E216 Grover Center (#89 on the campus map). Community members are invited to join us to learn, to teach, or both. No partner required.

Fall 2009 dance schedule 

September 9th to November 16th, 2009: "Country Dance" class; see below for details.

September 12 , 2009: Calling by Kate Power. Tunes by Athens' own Boys of the Hock. Held in the Baker University Center.  Ohio University students admitted free, compliments of the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences.  

October 10, 2009: Calling by Steve and Martha Ballman. Tunes by the Stump Juice Trading Co. Held in the Baker University Center. Ohio University students admitted free, compliments of the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences. 

November 14, 2009: Calling by Frank Buschelmann. Tunes by Athens' own Boys of the Hock. Held in the Baker University Center.  Ohio University students admitted free, compliments of the School of Recreation and Sports Sciences. 

Fall 2009 "Country Dance" Class

From September 9 to November 16 (except Nov. 11), Mondays and Wednesdays 7:10-8pm there will be a class featuring traditional social dances from North America, Europe and other cultures, including: American contras, circles and short line dances; English and Scottish country dances; Irish ceilidh; Israeli folk dances; and maybe others. The class is held on the Ohio University campus in room E216 Grover Center (#89 on the campus map). Community members are invited to join us to learn, to teach, or both. No partner required.  

Winter/Spring 2009 dance schedule 

January 5th to March 11th, 2009: "Country Dance" class; see below for details.

January 10th, 2009: Eric Conrad calling to Athens' own Boys of the Hock. Held in the Baker University Center. 

February 14th, 2009: Kathy Anderson calling with Ubiquitones. Held in the Baker University Center. 

March 14th, 2009: Open Calling with the Boys of the Hock. Special Fundraiser for this dance group - All callers welcome. Held in the Baker University Center.  

 March 30th to June 3rd, 2009: "Country Dance" class; see below for details.

April 11th, 2009: Barbara Ramlow calling with Schrodinger's Cat. Held in the Baker University Center. 

May 9th, 2009: David Mould and Stephanie Hysmith calling with our favorite Boys of the Hock. Held in the Baker University Center. 

May 23rd & 24th, 2009Mayapple Stomp! Special dance in Logan, OH in conjunction with the Columbus, OH contra dancers. Get more information.

Winter 2009 "Country Dance" Class

From January 5 to March 11 (except Jan. 19), Mondays and Wednesdays 7:10-8pm there will be a class featuring traditional social dances from North America, Europe and other cultures, including: American contras, circles and short line dances; English and Scottish country dances; Irish ceilidh; Israeli folk dances; and maybe others. The class is held on the Ohio University campus in room E216 Grover Center (#89 on the campus map). Community members are invited to join us to learn, to teach, or both. No partner required.

Spring 2009 "Country Dance" Class

From March 30 to June 3  (except May 25), Mondays and Wednesdays 7:10-8pm there will be a class featuring traditional social dances from North America, Europe and other cultures, including: American contras, circles and short line dances; English and Scottish country dances; Irish ceilidh; Israeli folk dances; and maybe others. The class is held on the Ohio University campus in room E216 Grover Center (#89 on the campus map). Community members are invited to join us to learn, to teach, or both. No partner required.

Fall 2008 dance schedule 

September 8th to November 12th, 2008: "Country Dance" class; see below for details. 

September 13th, 2008: Special dance at the Paw Paw festival. 

Saturday September 27, 2008: 12:00-12:30pm:  Special event at the Richland Avenue park in Athens: We will do a demonstraction and short dance at the Art of Ohio/ACEnet festival. The festival itself is 10am-6pm and includes artists, art galleries, art organizations, community organizations and local businesses.

October 11th, 2008: Kate Power of Columbus calls to the tunes of the Stump Juice Trading Co. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.    

November 8th, 2008: Perennial favorites Steve and Martha Ballman call to the tunes of Athens' own Boys of the Hock. Held in the Baker University Center. 

December 13th, 2008: Carol Kopp of Cleveland calls to the tunes of Born Old of Elkins WV. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.     

Fall 2008 "Country Dance" Class

 From September 8 to November 12, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:10-6pm there will be a class featuring traditional social dances from North America, Europe and other cultures, including:

  • American contras, circles, and squares
  • English and Scottish country dances
  • Irish ceilidh
  • Israeli folk dances
  • and more...
The class is held on the Ohio University campus in room E216 Grover Center (#89 on the campus map). Ohio University students are encouraged to enroll in the class officially as PED 113, call number 07715. Community members are invited to join us to learn, to teach, or both. No partner required.