Tiffin T-Squares

 Sunday, June 24, 2018 
2:00pm-3:00pm  
Pavilion East Deck

The Tiffin T-Squares, a modern day western square dancing club, will perform a special demonstration at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 24 on the Pavilion East Deck. All are invited to watch and join the square dancing.

Square dancing was first seen in 17th century England and was carried westward to the U.S. by pioneers.

In the 1930s, Lloyd Shaw introduced the genre to thousands of Americans with his exhibitions at the Cheyenne Mountain School in Colorado. Since then, it's endured the test of time by keeping pace with the many styles of music, while also remaining a form of wholesome family fun.

In 1957, just as the Swap & Swing Square Dance Club of Tiffin, Ohio drew to a close, Western-Style Square Dancing was introduced by Dean Dreyer of Findlay, Ohio, just 30 miles down the road. This new type of square dancing caught the attention of the Swap & Swing president, and he began to organize a new club of the sort.

In the fall of 1958, two classes began with approximately 12 couples each. They later joined forces with a group led by Harold Boles, who had moved to Tiffin from Fort Wayne. These three classes combined and formed the Western Square Dance Club of Tiffin, which later became the Tiffin T-Squares.

Since the first official dance on May 9, 1959, the group has continued with weekly and monthly dances. The club has participated in many community functions with demonstrations at festivals, parades and nursing homes.

Today, more than 25 couples and 14 singles gather to practice twice a month in both round dancing and square dancing.


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