We may have one or two dance sessions at each of our dances – typically on a Saturday. Dress is always casual. No partner is required. Tips alternate throughout the dance for the scheduled programs. The caller will announce which program is coming next before each tip begins. Just join the closest square when the music starts and let the fun begin!
We occasionally have a two-session event. At such dances, we may also welcome any interested GCA Callers to call one of two 15-minute tips during the break between sessions to encourage the next generation of upcoming callers.
Cost is $10 for one session, or $15 for two-session events.
Please note that there are some dances that fall at different times, or occasionally, on a different day. Check the schedule below for details.
|Every Tuesday, 7:00-9:30 PM||Weekly classes/workshops (Classes in Mainstream, Plus, and C1; Advanced workshop)|
|Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA||Betsy Gotta, Mark Franks|
[Note: On 4/25/23, Mark Franks will handle the Advanced workshop and C1 class, and Clay Goss will handle the Mainstream and Plus classes]
|Saturday, February 25, 2022|
|February Fab Fest (A Philadelphia Freedom Fly-In Warm Up)|
|Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion, 2111 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA||Mark Franks|
|March 24-26, 2023||Philadelphia Freedom Fly-In. “I Will Survive! A Disco Fever Celebration”|
Sheraton Bucks County Hotel, 400 Oxford Rd, Langhorne, PA 19047
GCA Callers interested in calling a Spotlight tip should contact our Caller Liaison for more information.
– Lutheran Church of the Holy Communion – 2111 Sansom Street, Phila, PA 19103
(If you look up the Lutheran Church on the web, you’ll see that their main entrance is on Chestnut St. We use the back entrance at 2111 Sansom St.)
– Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek – 579 Polly Drummond Hill Rd, Newark, DE 19711
– Merion Friends Meetinghouse – Activities Building – 615 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066
(at the intersection of Montgomery Ave. and Meetinghouse Lane, between Narberth and Bala Cynwyd)
Activities Building sits back off of Montgomery Ave tucked behind the Meetinghouse itself and the old General Wayne Inn.
There is a parking garage (at 2107 Sansom St) right next to the Sansom St. entrance of the Lutheran Church (the attendant parks your car). The church has a stamp so you can get a flat fee discount (cash only please with IS stamp).
There is also a nearby self-park option. It is two blocks away. You can enter 164 S. 24th St. Philadelphia in your GPS. It’s on 24th St. between Sansom and Walnut, on the right, and hard to miss.
Upcoming IAGSDC Fly-ins and other Dances of Interest
Below are links to some of the fly-ins and other dances of interest that we know about that are close by (relatively speaking)! Always check with the home club’s website for any updates.
For Nationwide Conventions, Fly-Ins and Dances, check the
IAGSDC Event listing.
|Regional Club Fly-Ins and Dances|
|April 14-16, 2023||Chesapeake Squares, Pass The Ocean Hon!|
|Rehoboth Beach, DE||Kris Jensen, Dayle Hodge, Bill Harrison|
|April 30, 2023||Federation Spring Fling and Annual Meeting|
|Norwood, PA||Howard Richman, caller|
Ron Rumble, cuer
|July 2-10, 2023||IAGSDC Convention: Follow Your Northern Neighbor|
Link: Home – Ottawa 2023
|October 27-29, 2023||Times Squares Peel The Pumpkin 2023|
Link: Walk and Dodge the Plank – Peel the Pumpkin 2023 (timessquares.nyc)
|New York, NY||Betsy Gotta,|
|July 4-7, 2024||IAGSDC Convention: Carolina Twirl|
Link: Carolina Twirl (carolinatwirl2024.com)