2578 Genesee St
Piffard, NY 14533
Genesee Valley Council on the Arts invites you to our annual Round & Square Dance on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 7:30-10:30 p.m., in the elementary gymnasium at York Central School, 2578 Genesee St., Retsof. Admission is $5 Adults; $3 Spectators, 18 & under free and all ages are welcome. Music and calling will be provided by Kelly’s Old Timers, now counting 60+ years of performing, along with members of the Geneseo String Band led by SUNY Geneseo Professor, Jim Kimball.
If you’ve never been to a square dance, you can come early at 7:00 p.m. and learn the basic steps. No special clothing or prior knowledge is required—beyond knowing one’s left from one’s right! The dance is truly a fun evening for all ages, and a great opportunity to enjoy a longtime local tradition. Refreshments will be available.
Eric Kelly, leader of Kelly’s Old Timers and MS-HS instrumental music teacher at York, tells us that many a square dance was held in the gym in years past. The band was started by his uncle, Woody Kelly and father, Roger in the 1950’s. The group continues with Doug Kelly calling the dances and playing bass, Eric on keyboards and vocals, Guy Macaluso on keyboards, vocal, trumpet and guitar, and Tom Kwiecien on drums. Members of the Geneseo String Band will join the group on fiddles, guitar, banjo, mandolin and washboard.
The event is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. For more information visit our website at www.gvartscouncil.org, or call 585-243-6785.