Circle 8 Wins League Travel

Congratulations to the many Circle 8 members who traveled and collected the League travel cards. At the 2024 Spring Festival, the many clubs within the Kansas Square Dance Association Gold District participated in the League Travel Card program turned their collection in. Circle 8 collected the most cards and was the recipient of the winning prize from the League. Thanks Circle 8 members for supporting the clubs in the district!

2024 March 24 – New Dancers!

Join us on Sunday, March 24 as we welcome our new (and returning) dancers to square dancing with Circle 8 and square dancing in general. The dancing fun begins at 5:30pm with Mike Turner cueing rounds and Tammy Gough calling the square dance.

Also – all guests will be treated to great Circle 8 Chili! Come also to enjoy.

Hope to see you on Sunday at Park City Senior Center, Park City, KS

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!