Katydids is a Plus Square Dance club that meets on Friday evenings in Campbell, CA. Our club caller is Jim Osborne.
Dance Times and LocationFridays, 7:00-9:30 pm at
Campbell United Church of Christ(Click here for Map)
400 West Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
From highway 17: Take Hamilton Ave. West to Winchester Blvd. Turn left on Winchester Blvd. and go to Campbell Ave. and turn Right onto Campbell. The church is 2 long blocks down the street on the left (Before San Tomas Expressway). There are two driveways into the church. Use the driveway farthest from Winchester.
About our club
We are a Friendly club and everyone is welcome to come Square and Round dance with us on friday nights. We make sure that everyone gets to dance. Guests are always welcome.
Normal dress code is square dance attire, however it is not required. Club attire (Wear Green) is encouraged on club party nights (normally on the third Friday of the month).
Katydids is a membership run club. The club is administered by a board of directors on behalf of the membership. The board is elected annually by the membership.
A Copy of the Katydids Membership Application and Bylaws are available as a PDF download file here or they are available on club nights from any board member. You will need Adobe Reader to open the PDF files.
Annual HoedownOur Annual hoedown is the Sweethearts Special held around February 14, Valentine's Day, each year.
The 2014 dance will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 West Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale,CA. The caller is Randy Dibble, with rounds by Sue & Phil Harris , Rounds are from 7:30 to 8:00 and between square dance tips.
Club HistoryPast callers were Ed Sanders (1961-1962), Kenny Steen (1962-1978), Bill Davis (1978-1995) and Harold Fleeman (1995-2005).
Come back to 1961 and a square dance club called the Twirling Sands. Named after the club caller Ed Sanders, the club met on Thursday nights. Several members were having difficulty attending on a regular basis, so they decided to form a Friday night club.
The group looked around for a place to dance. The clubhouse at Bowers Park in Santa Clara was available on Friday nights. One of the Twirling Sands' founders and members, Kenny Steen, had recently graduated from callers' school and had started calling at area dances. Soon he was recruited to call. They elected a slate of officers, held their first class of seven squares and were on their way to official clubdom. After the class graduated and another slate of officers was elected, the members decided to make it "legal" with a club name and logo. How does Moonlighter, Crazy Crickets or Cute Cats sound?
Picture this: a warm summer night, sitting in the park, folks discussing possible club names and suddenly a shrill scream! Lorraine Willes with the "never-out-of-place" hairdo jumped up and was frantically pulling at her hair. A huge insect had fallen from the tree into her hair. "Katydid" was the scream and a club name was born.
1961 is when the group started dancing. 1962 is the official date of the club's formation when the bylaws was adopted, a club name and logo were selected and the club was registered with "official" square dancing organizations.
For more information
|Richard (Skip) Stevens (President)
|Parker Willey (Vice-President)
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