We are discontinuing the new Dancer Dances that met on Wednesday night at 6:30 before our regular dance. In the new year we will be having opportunities for New Dancers at our Dances. New Dancers will come at 7:00 and there will be New Dancer Dances through out the evening between our regular dances. We will not have regular round dances.
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The Castle Paws and Taws is an American Western Square Dance club. It is located in the Beautiful hills of West Central Pennsylvania near the Ohio border in historic New Castle. We are just an hour North West of Pittsburgh.
We dance every Wednesday night except for holiday weeks from April through December. We dance the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from January to March. (see menu for links to schedules). May through October we dance in the Cascade Park Pavilion. Every dance starts at 8:00 pm and ends at 10:30 pm unless otherwise noted on the schedule. (Starting in 2017 regular dances will start at 7:30 pm and end at 10:00 pm.) Cascade Park Pavilion Dance Hall was built over 108 years ago for dancing. It has high ceilings with wood lattice work. It has a linoleum covered wood floor. Since it has no heat we will move to the First United Methodist Church, 135 Decker Drive (Neshannock Twp.), New Castle, PA 16105 from November through April.. The church is just off of Route 18 North of New Castle. Decker Drive is block south of Route 18 (Wilmington Rd) & Maitland Lane (7-11 is on the corner).
We dance a mixture of Plus and Mainstream every dance depending on the level of dancers attending that dance. We will always have at least 3 Plus tips. We have Cuers for almost all dances until the end of 2016. In 2017 we may have some round dances during our regular dances depending on interest but will be planning special round dance events for those interested. We are a traditional club and encourage dancers to dress in traditional Square Dance attire year round but allow for less traditional apparel if you want.