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Contra, International, Square, & Round Dance

Scope: Contacts for Central Pa Contra, International, Square & Round dance groups

1. Contra

2. International

3. Links to CPSRDA

4. Square Dance Notes

5. Centre Rounds

Appendix A -- Square Dance Levels











1. Contra

State College

Central Pennsylvania Country Dance Association (CPCDA)


Countryside Contra Dancers


Locust Lane Contra Dance

Wilkes Barre

Chicory House Contra Dance

2. International


Susquehanna International Folk Dancers

3. Links To CPSRDA

CPSRDA = Central Pennsylvania Square & Round Dance Association
CPSRDA List of Clubs

CPSRDA Dance Schedule

Also -- Round Dancing In Pennsylvania

4. Square Dance Overview

Please use the CPSRDA links in the above Section for the latest information.

The information on this page -- researched in 1999 -- may have changed.

This section lists approximate days and times -- as researched in August 1999, which probably have changed by now.

All of the clubs have Square Dancing and Round Dancing, except for the Mt. Nittany Squares who have only Square Dancing, and the Country Twirlers who have Square Dancing and Line Dancing.

All of the CPSRDA clubs regularly square dance at the "Plus" level except Mt. Nittany Squares who dance at the "Plus" and also several higher levels.

The following list is ordered from west to east

State College

Center Squares (Pleasant Gap)
Selected Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 8 - 10:30 pm {Vo Tech School}

Mt. Nittany Squares (State College)

2nd Sunday 2:30-5 pm Plus {Windmere Hall}

Last Sunday 2:30-5 pm Advanced (A2) {Windmere Hall}

Remaining Sundays 6:30-8:30 pm Advanced Workshop (A1 & A2) {Windmere Hall}

Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm Challenge Workshop (C1) {private home}

Lock Haven

Woolrich Squares
Wednesdays 8-10:00 (Sept thru June) {Woolrich Community Center}


Billtown Squares
Mondays 8-10:00 pm (Sept thru June) {Sheridan Elementary School}

Susquehanna Swingers

Fridays 8-10 pm (Sept thru June) {New Covenant Church}


Penn Wheelers
Thursdays 8 - 10 pm {US Penitenary Staff Training Center}


Country Twrillers
Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 pm (Sept thru May) {Selinsgrove Elem. School }

Tuesdays 7:30-10 pm (June thru Aug) {Kratzerville Zion Lutheran Church }


Danjo Wheelers
Wednesdays 8:30-10:30 (Sept thru May) {Cooper School}

Wednesdays 7:30-10 (June thru Aug) {Danville State Hospital }

Berwick (Lime Ridge)

Susque Country Squares
Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 pm (Oct thru May) {Central Columbia Elementary School}

Tuesdays 8-10 pm (June thru Sept) {Central Columbia Elementary School}

((This section updated using info supplied by R. Weigel on 8/5/99))

5. Centre Rounds (State College)

Additional Info -- http://bcdance.home.att.net/centrnd.htm

The information on this page -- researched in 1999 -- may have changed.

This group is not officially part of the CPSRDA, and thus is not listed on the CPSRDA web pages. Therefore I have included some information here.

This group does a combination of round and free-style ballroom, but no square dancing.


Selected Tuesdays (combo. round and free-style ballroom)
7 - 8:30 pm -- Introductory Ballroom Phase II-III

8:30 - 10 pm -- Ballroom Phase III-IV

Selected Thursdays (combo. round and free-style ballroom)

7 - 8:30 pm -- Intermediate Ballroom Phase IV-V

8:30 - 10 pm -- Advanced Ballroom Phase V-VI

Selected Wednesdays and Fridays (random twice per month)

7 - 10 pm -- Traditional round dancing Phase II-III


Randomly varies between Panarama School in Boalsburg and Boalsburg Elementary School.


Instructor: Carter & Ruby Ackerman, 814-238-8949, (State College)

Howard & Shirley Grove, 814-355-1100, (Bellefonte)

Don & Kitty Hackenberg, 814-355-3191, (Bellefonte)

This section updated using info supplied by C. Ackerman on 8/4/99

Appendix A -- Square Dance Levels

  • Beginning
  • Mainstream
  • Plus
  • Advanced A1
  • Advanced A2
  • Advanced C1
  • Advanced C2
  • Advanced C3
  • Advanced C4

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