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Santa Clara Valley
Callers Association

Next Dance
Saturday 30 June 2018
Caller Appreciation Dance

Plus Square Dancing with Rounds, an A-2 Tip, and Pre-Rounds

Called/Cued by Members of SCVCA

Solos and Couples Welcome
(a solo rotation is available)

Square Dance Attire Optional

$10/person general admission
$9 for members of SCVSDA clubs
$5 for youth (under 18)

Santa Clara Valley
Square Dancers Association



Callers for the 30 June Dance
Keith Ferguson
Kurt Gollhardt
Diana Hilliard
Harlan Kerr
Al Knoppe
Jim Osborne
Bob Steele

Cuer for the 30 June Dance
Sue Harris


Location for the 30 June Dance

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church
728 W. Fremont Avenue

Schedule for the 30 January Dance

7:30-8:00pm pre-rounds
8:00-10:45pm Plus with rounds and an A-2 tip



The first Whing Ding of each year is the Presidents Ball.

The second Whing Ding of each year is the Caller Appreciation Dance.

The remaining Whing Dings may have special themes selected each year. (The third Whing Ding this year will be a "trail in" dance for Jubilee, which is taking place the following weekend.)

Future Dance Dates

Saturday 29 September 2018 (theme TBD)
Saturday 29 December 2018 (theme TBD)
Saturday 30 March 2019 (Presidents Ball)
Saturday 29 June 2019 (Caller Appreciation)
Saturday 31 August (theme TBD)
Saturday 30 November 2019 (theme TBD)

Past Dances


Whing Dings are sponsored jointly by SCVSDA and SCVCA under a formal agreement that sets out each organization's responsibilities. Any surplus (or loss) is shared equally between the two associations.

The SCVSDA arranges for the hall, publicizes the dance, recruits volunteers to set up the hall and manage the sign-in desk, solo rotation, and refreshment table, and handles all of the financial tasks including collecting money from the dancers, making the payments for the hall and miscellaneous expenses, and bookkeeping. For further information contact:

Jim Davis, Chair, Whing Ding Committee

The SCVCA provides and schedules the callers and cuers, who in addition to calling/cuing at the dance also provide the sound system. For information contact:

Keith Ferguson, SCVCA Vice President

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly does "Whing Ding" mean?

The name appears to be derived from a slang term for a noisy/lively/exciting celebration or party. It has been used, with various spellings, by many kinds of organizations for various kinds of special events.

Isn't there another square dance series with the same name?

The term may be used in other parts of the country for similar dances, but the geographically closest square dance series with a similar name is the "Wing Ding" festival, held annually in Merced, sponsored by the Central California Square Dance Association. (Note the difference in spelling.)

How are callers for the Whing Dings chosen?

As the co-sponsor of these dances, SCVCA selects the callers, from among their own membership, using rules that they have adopted specifically for this purpose. Note that this selection procedure is completely separate from the SCVSDA's "Top Ten Callers" list (which is based on voting by SCVSDA club members). Callers who are not members of SCVCA are not eligible to call at Whing Dings.

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Last Updated 13 April 2018