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.)

2019
December 7, 2019Paradise Ridge Runners Christmas Dinner Dance
Veterans' Hall
Skyway & Elliott
Paradise, CA
December 31, 2019
(Tuesday)
Rockin' Jokers Glass Slipper Ball (Rounds by Sue Harris)
TBD
San Jose, CA
2020
January 5, 2020
(Sunday)
NCSDA Anniversary Dance
Morello Elementary School
1200 Morello Park Dr.
Martinez, CA

With all NCSDA club callers
January 12, 2020
(Sunday)
Twain Harte Twirlers Snow Dance (Rounds by Dan Drumheller)
20300 Soulsbyville Rd.
Soulsbyville, CA
February 22, 2020Martinez Swingers
Morello Elementary School
1200 Morello Park Dr.
Martinez, CA

Newer dancer hoedown
February 29, 2020Tentatively reserved (CCHA)
March 21, 2020Grin 'n Square It
El Monte Senior Center
3120 N. Tyler Ave.
El Monte, CA
April 6-8, 2020Gone to CALLERLAB Annual Convention, Nugget, Sparks, NV
April 11, 2020Circle n Squares
Monroe Hall
1400 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA
May 8-10, 2020Gone to Northern Nevada SDA Silver State Festival, Nugget, Sparks, NV
May 22-24, 2020Gone to NCSDA Golden State Roundup, Lodi Grape Festival Fairgrounds, Lodi, CA
May 30, 2020ASDSC 5th Saturday Dance (Rounds by Dan Drumheller)
Veterans' Hall
110 Park Dr.
Roseville, CA
June 17-20, 2020Gone to 69th National Square Dance Convention, Spokane, WA
July 25, 2020Martinez Swingers
Morello Elementary School
1200 Morello Park Dr.
Martinez, CA
August 22, 2020Red Bluff Swingin' Squares Hat Creek Campout
Hereford Ranch RV Park
Hat Creek, CA
September 4-6, 2020Plumas Homegrown Americana Festival
Plumas County Fairgrounds
Quincy, CA

With Scot and Erin Byars
November 28, 2020Ribbons and Souls
Felicia Mahood Hall
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
2021
June 23-26, 2021Gone to 70th National Square Dance Convention, Jackson, MS
September 24, 2021
(Friday)
Tentatively reserved (WW)
November 27, 2021Ribbons and Souls
Felicia Mahood Hall
11338 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
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... :-)