Dare to be Square

May 30th – June 1st

A weekend for aspiring and advanced callers, dancers and musicians in a small swiss town in the mountains of West Virginia! Workshops will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Mack Samples, Lou Maiuri, Will Mentor, Phil Jamison, Michael Ismerio, Janine Smith, Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe and many others. Here is a tentative schedule of the weekend:  2014 Schedule. There are two beautiful dance halls! One hall will be designated to beginning calling and one hall will offer advanced and regional square dance styles. There will be many caller open mic sessions! Evening Dances will feature Dave Bing and the Full Moon Boys on Friday May 30th and the Iron Leg Boys on Saturday May 31st.

$40 early bird price, $50 weekend price
(Check-in will start at 1pm on Friday May 30th in the Community Hall)

Public Nightly Dances start at 8pm, admission is $5.
Friday May 30th with Dave Bing and the Full Moon Boys
Saturday May 31st with the Iron Leg Boys.

Rustic camping is $20 for the weekend.
No showers are available, there is a small creek to play around in.
There are real restrooms within walking distance of camping field. 

Check out the beautiful mountain town of Helvetia at www.helevetiawv.com

Please share our flyer at your local dance: daretobesquaredaretobesquare

Mail your Registration form with a check to The Mountain Dance Trail,
Augusta Heritage Center, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241.


Be warned that GPS to Helvetia doesn’t always work. There have been several hilarious adventures that involve people getting stuck in swamps. Please use these directions from the Hutte. There will be signs posted. Most cell phones will not get reception in Helvetia. 

From Elkins: 

Take Route 219 to 250 South for 16 miles to Mill Creek. 
In Mill Creek Turn Right on County Route 46 (Helvetia Road) 
20 Miles to Helvetia.

From Buckhannon:
Take Route 20 South for 12 miles to the West Virginia Wildlife Center.
Turn Left onto County Route 11 (Alexander Helvetia Road)
20 Miles to Helvetia.


Friday May 30th
Dinner is on your own. The Hutte will be open and serving delicious swiss cuisine from noon to 7pm. 

Saturday May 31st
Breakfast: We will have COFFEE available (please bring a mug)
Lunch: The Helvetia Farm Women will have Beans and Cornbread, Homemade Desserts and Drinks available at lunch for purchase. $5 a plate. 
Dinner: POTLUCK 6 – 8pm (please bring a dish to pass)

Sunday June 1st
Breakfast: We will have COFFEE available (please bring a mug)
Lunch is on your own. Hutte will be open, noon to 7pm.

Snacks, t-shirts, postcards and other small items are available at the
Helvetia General Store. There is no ATM, gas station or large grocery store in Helvetia. 


Water bottle 
Coffee Mug 
Comfortable Dance Shoes 
Rain Jacket 
Cash or Check (There is no ATM in Helvetia) 
A Potluck Dish for Saturday 
A Recorder & Notebook
A Smile

Email beckyhill@augustaheritagecenter.org 
Call 304.637.1349 and leave a message with a phone number you’d like to be reached at, and we’ll get back to you shortly. 

Funded in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Lloyd Shaw Foundation, and Country Song and Dance Society.