Who Are The Sierra Hillbillies?
- The Sierra Hillbillies is a non-profit organization dedicated
to promoting Western Square Dancing and
Round Dancing. The club has been in existence since 1967 in the
Santa Clarita Valley , just 40 miles north of Los Angeles.
- With approximately 50 members, the club is known as one
of the most active and "rowdy" square dance clubs in the L.A. area. We welcome
couples and singles of all ages to join us for an afternoon of dancing fun.
In keeping with our philosophy that it's all about the joy and camaraderie
of square dancing, we've adopted a policy of "Casual Dress Always
Welcome" for our club dances. We normally dance alternating Mainstream
and "Plus" level tips, with an occasional "A1" tip.
- Our club dances are held on the first Sunday of each month
(2-5 PM), always at the Santa Clarita
Valley Senior Center. We do not have a regular caller, but instead enjoy
dancing to a variety of guest callers. As a result of this, our callers are
booked several years in advance.
- The Hillbillies have a very active visitation schedule,
normally scheduling a minimum of one visitation each month. Other clubs
are also encouraged to visit us. You can retrieve your banner
or grab one of ours. If you'd like to pay us an official club visit,
please send us an e-mail
- Round Dancing is also a big part of the Sierra Hillbillies.
Rounds begin at 2:00 PM and continue until 2:30 PM when we square up. Rounds
are also cued between square dance tips. We have guest cuers who do the rounds.
- We also offer square dancing instruction for new dancers
and refresher classes for experienced dancers through our Beginner's Square
Dance Classes, which meet each Tuesday evening from 7:15-9:15 p.m. for approximately
eight months each year. The classes begin with the Basic Calls and continue
through Mainstream and Plus Calls, at which time students who have completed
the entire series of 98 Calls are graduated and issued certificates of completion.
The next series of classes begin on January 10, 2012. In non-class
months, we occasionally offer a six- to eight-week Plus Calls Workshop.
- The camping crowd is also very active. Groups of Hillbillies
often go out camping together to various campgrounds in the Southern California
area. The favorite for the year is at the Bakersfield Fiesta, when the
whole caravan usually joins together with The Mountain Squares of Frazier
Park for an RV-in at the Kern County Fairgrounds, with great food and fellowship
- As you can see, the Sierra Hillbillies are a diversified,
fun loving group, and we'd love to have you join us. Everyone is welcome at
the Sierra Hillbillies. The only rule that we adhere to strictly is "Have
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