Who Are The Sierra
- 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 Valencia United Methodist Church. 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
- 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 in January or September. 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 for all.
- 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 Fun"!
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