Lawrence Johnstone
Square Dance Caller and Teacher

801 Lake Mendocino Dr. #11
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-462-0239

Weekly Schedule

Frontier Twirlers
Willits Center for the Arts
71 E. Commercial St.
(upstairs; enter in back)
Willits, CA

7:00 to 8:00: Class (started Sept. 2016)
8:00 to 9:00: Plus dancing and workshop

Singles & Pairs
Monroe Hall
1400 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA

7:00 to 8:00: Plus review (started 11/30)
8:00 to 9:00: Plus dancing and workshop

Ukiah Promenaders
Bartlett Hall at the Ukiah Senior Center
495 Leslie St., Ukiah

7:00 to 9:00: Club 50 class and dancing
(Sustainable Square Dancing -- see

Party Dances

Around here, these Saturday-night dances are generally called "hoedowns", but when I first learned to square dance in northeastern California they were always called "party dances." Whatever you call them, they're a lot of fun, and just about everyone looks forward to them. If you'd like me to call one for your club, email me.

(I'm also maintaining a list of party dances I know of that are put on by clubs in Northern California but outside of the SF Bay and Sacramento metropolitan areas, here.)

February 4, 2023Turlock Steppin' Pards Black and White Ball (Rounds by MaryAnn Callahan)
Oakdale Grange
Corner of F and Lambuth
Oakdale, CA
March 5, 2023
Tentatively reserved (S2)
April 24-26, 2023Gone to CALLERLAB Convention, Nugget, Sparks, NV
June 10, 2023Singles & Pairs
Monroe Hall
1400 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
June 21-24, 2023Gone to 72nd National Square Dance Convention, Mobile, AL
July 8, 2023Circle n Squares
Monroe Hall
1400 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
July 26-29, 2023Gone to 20th USAwest Convention, Albuquerque, NM
September 30, 2023Ribbons and Souls
Culver City Veterans' Memorial Bldg.
4117 Overland Ave.
Culver City, CA
October 14, 2023Mavericks
Veterans' Hall
Royer Park
Roseville, CA

Note: If it says "tentative," then I've verbally agreed to the date and consider myself bound, but don't yet have a contract in hand. If it says "Gone to..." then it's not an event that I'm calling -- I've just blocked out the time to attend the event. In that case, if you're very convincing, I could be talked into changing my plans... :-)