2023 November 26 Dance – Canceled

The Park City and Newton areas received a large amount of snow on Saturday, Nov 25. The Circle 8 dance planned for Sunday, November 26 has been canceled owing to poor road conditions. We look forward to seeing you at our next dance, December 10, which is a benefit to Sleep in Heavenly Peace for their bed building missions.

2023 November 12 – Jonathan Marshall (pre-Plus)

On Sunday, November 12, Jonathan Marshall from Oklahoma City, OK will be sharing his talents for our enjoyment at Circle 8. Jonathan has went full time into music, so in between square dances, he will also be providing music for our enjoyment or country dance pleasures. All are welcome to join us. Pre-Plus starts at 5:30pm, with mainstream starting at 6:00pm at the Park City Senior Center, Park City, Kansas. It is sure to be a treat!

2023 Oct 8 – Darryl Lipscomb and Dennings

Our next Circle 8 dance welcomes Darryl Lipscomb from Oklahoma to share his square dance talents in a mainstream dance with some plus tips. Adding to Darryl is Kevin and Diane Denning to start us off with same great round dancing.

Rounds start at 5:30pm with the Dennings, and 6:00pm with Darryl on the squares.

Join us at Park City Senior Center at 61st and Hydraulic in Park City, KS.

For those that enjoy Advanced dancing, Darryl will also be having a dance at 1:30pm hosted by Diamond Classics at the same location – Park City Senior Center.

Hope to see everyone there!

10 September, 2023 – Let’s STICK with Dancing ….

Circle 8 begins a new dance season with a “STICK with Dancing” theme. We are glad you have decided to STICK with dancing. STICK is an acronym, so come to our first Circle 8 Dance this season to learn more.

Tammy Gough is calling squares with Mike Turner cueing rounds on Sunday, September 10, 2023. Rounds start at 5:30pm at Park City Senior Center with Squares beginning at 6pm.

Join us as we also celebrate the graduation of new dancers from our Summer Square dance lessons.

2023 Harvey County Fair

Circle 8 and Hesston Shoe Scuffers organized a booth at the Harvey County Fair to showcase Square Dancing as an All American Tradition. The booth won a purple ribbon at the fair, but more importantly lets the community know that Square Dancing continues to be an All-American Tradition that people are missing out on!

April 24 – Jim Howard will be in town

Circle 8 is having a special dance on April 24 with Jim Howard from Oklahoma City. For those that have never danced to Jim, they are in for a treat. We are doing something special also this dance. Instead of pre-rounds, Jim will be leading us with Hexagon Squares – six couple dancing.

So join us at 5:30, April 24, 2022 for hexagon squares with Jim, then the mainstream (with two plus tips) will start at 6:00pm. We are dancing at the Park City Senior center in Park City, Kansas — just North of Wichita, KS.

27 March 2022 – A full day of dancing

Sunday, March 27 be sure to show up early as Circle 8 will be hosting a full afternoon and evening a great dancing opportunities. From 2:00-4:30pm, Circle 8 is hosting the Gold district tenderfoot dance. All new dancers can attend for free and dance to area callers and cuers. It is a great opportunity to meet the new dancers and dance to some callers you may not have heard yet.

At 5:30pm, Circle 8’s regular dance starts with Kevin Denning providing pre-rounds. You may even be able to dance to Diane as well! At 6:00-8:30pm, Jonathan Marshall from Oklahoma City will be sharing his calling talent with same great dancing tips with more rounds in between.

Finally, we have not left out dinner. During the hour break between the tenderfoot and the dance, Circle 8 members are hosting a chili feed. Free will donations are accepted with the proceeds being used for drawings for the Spring Festival admission tickets. The more donations, the more ticket drawings! You must be present to win, and to also enjoy some great chili and fixins’.

See everyone Sunday –

2:00pm – Tenderfoot dance
4:30pm – Chili Feed
5:30pm – Pre-rounds (Kevin Denning)
6:00pm – Squares (Jonathan Marshall)

Park City Senior Center – just North of Wichita off of highway I-135.

Social Distancing Continued….

Circle 8 and the Square Dancing community are supporting the call for social distancing to help minimize the spread of the Covad-19 virus. As a result, we are all making tremendous sacrifices in many ways, including not square and round dancing.

The following cancellations are happening in our immediate area:

Wichita Spring Festival – April 3-4, 2020 – is cancelled
Circle 8 April Dances – are cancelled
Kansas State Square Dance Convention – June 5-6, 2020 – is cancelled

We hope to see everyone in a square or on the dance floor soon. In the mean time, stay safe and healthy!

2020 March 22 – No Dance

It is our sincerest regrets that we have chosen to cancel our dance with Scott Bennett and Betty Skillett on March 22, 2020. These are challenging times and the Circle 8 club wants to reduce the temptation to collect in larger groups to help mitigate any health risks.

We will continue to review future dances and keep everyone posted. As always, keep safe and help promote a health environment.

We look forward to seeing you in a future square and round dance!

2020 March 22 – Scott Bennett/Betty Skillett

Circle 8 is pleased to feature Scott Bennett from Lawton, OK on Squares and Betty Skillett from Emporia cueing the rounds. This is a great opportunity to experience great talent to our area at the Park City Senior center, 61st and Hydraulic just North of Wichita.

Rounds begin at 6:30pm with Squares starting at 7:00pm.

Earlier in the day, Diamond A+ Squares will be hosting an Advanced A1/A2 dance with Scott at the Senior Center. Squares start for Advanced at 2:00pm-4:30pm.