Dare to be Square

There will be no DARE TO BE SQUARE in Helvetia in 2016!
Stay tuned for more information.


May 29th – 31st 2015

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, T- Claw, Janine Smith, Ellen & Eugene Ratcliffe and many others. Here is the Schedule for Dare to be Square 2015. 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 opportunities to practice calling squares and receive feedback.

$50 at the gate. $20 for Rustic Camping.

(Check-in will start at 2pm on Friday, May 29th in the Community Hall)
Please bring CASH or CHECK.
There are no more volunteer opportunities available. Thank you.

D2BS Poster








 Public Nightly Dances start at 8pm, admission is $5.

Friday, May 29th Evening Dance will feature Bobby Taylor, Andrew Dunlap,
Mark Payne & John Preston.

Saturday, May 30th Evening Dance will feature Andy Fitzgibbon, Jesse Milnes
and the Iron Leg Boys. 


Rustic camping is $20 for the weekend.
Rooms are available for rent at the Hutte: 304-924-6435
and Kultur Haus: 304-924-5160. To reserve a room please tell them you are with Dare to be Square. For more information visit the Helvetia website. 

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

 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 29th
Dinner is on your own. The Hutte will be open and serving delicious swiss cuisine from noon to 7pm. 

Saturday May 30th
Breakfast: We will have COFFEE available (please bring a mug)
Lunch: The Helvetia Farm Women will be selling Cornbread & Butter Beans for $5
& a side salad for $2.

Dinner: POTLUCK 6 – 8pm (please bring a dish to pass)

Sunday May 31st
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 hillr1@dewv.edu or call 304.637.1209 and leave a message and we’ll get back to you shortly. 

Funded in part by National Endowment for the Arts and Lloyd Shaw Foundation.