Lawrence Johnstone
Square Dance Caller and Teacher

801 Lake Mendocino Dr. #11
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-462-0239
Email: loj@pacific.net
Email: loj@loj.name
Web: www.loj.name

Weekly Schedule

Monday
Wednesday
Thursday
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 jerrystory.com)

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.)

2018
January 7, 2018
(Sunday)
NCSDA Anniversary Dance (Rounds by Kevin and Vicki Klein)
Morello Elementary
1200 Morello Park Rd.
Martinez, CA

With all NCSDA club callers
January 19, 2018
(Friday)
Heels and Souls
Felicia Mahood Auditorium
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA
February 10, 2018Mavericks
Veterans' Hall
Royer Park
Roseville, CA
February 24, 2018Star Promenaders Birthday Dance
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center
3377 Table Rock Rd.
Medford, OR
March 9, 2018
(Friday)
Rogue Squares
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center
3377 Table Rock Rd.
Medford, OR
March 11, 2018
(Sunday)
SDCANC St. Patrick's Day Dance
Temple Beth Hillel
801 Park Central
Richmond, CA

With other SDCANC callers. Lots of corned beef and cabbage! Get tickets from me or any other SDCANC caller
March 25-28, 2018Gone to CALLERLAB Convention, Albuquerque, NM
April 6-7, 2018Gone to NSDA Jamboree, Oroville, CA
April 14, 2018Circle 'n Squares
Monroe Hall
1400 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
May 6, 2018
(Sunday)
Swingin' 21ers Anniversary Dance
Fremont Elks Lodge
38991 Farwell Dr.
Fremont, CA

With Bob Elling
May 11-13, 2018Gone to ICC Silver State Square Dance Festival, Reno, NV
May 19, 2018Single Skirts 'n Flirts
Oakdale Grange
Corner of F and Lambuth
Oakdale, CA
May 25-27, 2018Gone to NCSDA Golden State Roundup, Lodi, CA
May 28, 2018
(Monday)
Private event (JB)
June 3, 2018
(Sunday)
Rossmoor Squares "Load The Boat with Chocolate" dance
Rossmoor Event Center
1001 Stanley Dollar Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA
June 27-30, 2018Gone to 67th National Square Dance Convention, Kansas City, MO
August 16-18, 2018Gone to USAwest Convention, Circus Circus / Silver Legacy, Reno, NV
August 25, 2018Red Bluff Swingin' Squares Hat Creek Campout
Hat Creek, CA
August 31, 2018 to
September 1, 2018
Plumas County Homegrown Americana Festival (Rounds by Erin Byars)
Plumas Sierra Fairgrounds
Quincy, CA

With Scot & Erin Byars!
Registration includes admission to music festival concerts as well.
BBQ dinner Saturday night provided by the festival!
October 6, 2018Overalls All About Autumn Dance (Rounds by Veronica Taylor)
Veterans' Hall
Royer Park
Roseville, CA
October 26-28, 2018Gone to ASDSC Harvest Hoedown, Yuba City, CA
November 10, 2018Oasis Squares Veterans' Day Dance (Rounds by MaryAnn Callahan)
Eagles' Hall
7977 Reno Hwy.
Fallon, NV
November 30, 2018
(Friday)
Rogue Sis-Q Council
Rogue Valley Square Dance Center
3377 Table Rock Rd.
Medford, OR
December 8, 2018Red Ribbon Squares
Marine Park Center
Marine St. at 16th St.
Santa Monica, CA
2019
January 18, 2019
(Friday)
Heels and Souls
Felicia Mahood Auditorium
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA
March 9, 2019Circle 'n Squares
Monroe Hall
1400 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
March 29-30, 2019Gone to NSDA Jamboree, Oroville, CA
April 14-17, 2019Gone to CALLERLAB Convention, Richmond, VA
May 10-12, 2019Gone to ICC Silver State Festival, Reno, NV
May 24-26, 2019Gone to NCSDA Golden State Roundup, Lodi, CA
June 26-29, 2019Gone to 68th National Square Dance Convention, Atlanta, GA
July 12-14, 2019Tentatively reserved (HVH)
August 15-17, 2019Gone to USAwest Convention, Boise, ID
September 28, 2019Red Ribbon Squares
Marine Park Auditorium
1406 Marine St.
Santa Monica, CA
December 31, 2019
(Tuesday)
Rockin' Jokers Glass Slipper Ball (Rounds by Sue Harris)
TBD
San Jose, CA
2020
June 17-20, 2020Gone to 69th National Square Dance Convention, Spokane, WA
July 17-18, 2020Tentatively reserved (SP)
2022
November 11-12, 2022Tentatively reserved (BFJ)

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... :-)