Great Falls Senior Center to Host Capitol Squares

Great Falls Senior Center to Host Capitol Squares

The Great Falls Senior Center (GFSC) hosts its first-ever dance program in September when the square dance exhibition team Capitol Squares of Washington, D.C. display the footwork and choreography that have made them famous throughout the country.

In 2002, the Capitol Squares were formed to promote square dancing by appearing in parades and exhibitions. Dancers, some veterans of more than 30 years, are from Maryland and Virginia. The team’s signatures are intricate patterns and movements such as octagons, hexagons and pentagons as well as traditional four couple squares. Its motto is: “Sharing friendship and fun through dance.”

After a demonstration, guests will be invited to take a turn on the dance floor. Comfortable shoes are a must.

Capitol Squares have performed at major square dance events in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, North Carolina, Kentucky and Michigan.

Butch Adams is scheduled to call for the Capitol Squares at the event. He also is the group’s creative choreographer. Since 1960, he has called throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Western Pacific.

The Sept. 10 event will be at the Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. The program runs 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch will be served; a modest contribution is appreciated.

The event and food sponsor for September is Brightview Great Falls, an assisted living community scheduled to open early summer 2014 at 10200 Colvin Run Road.

Reservations are a must. To reserve, e-mail Joyce Trickett at or call 703-887-5772. Guests who require transportation to attend, call Gene or Maddie McCabe at 703-438-0810.