square and round dance in eastern ontario

Swing Into Spring

Swing Into Spring is an eastern Ontario dance weekend established under the joint auspices of the

Swing Into Spring is held annually on the weekend of the first Sunday in May. Through a 3-day weekend of square and round dance activities, Swing Into Spring seeks to provide a year-end dance activity to improve the general skill level of dancers. It does this by providing an opportunity to dance to and receive instruction from visiting callers and cuers who have been carefully selected to provide interesting workshops and fun dancing.

Swing into Spring   May 1-3  2020

The Team

Phil Gatchell and Marilyn Rivenburg
Todd Fellegy
Tom Miller

Tom Miller, along with his wife Sharon, and their daughters, Candace and Lindsay, live in a small community in western Pennsylvania called Chest Springs. He has turned his hobby of modern western square dance calling into a full-time operation and has travelled throughout the US, Canada, and Europe to call. When Tom isn’t calling, he’s hunting, fishing and camping.

Todd Fellegy hails from Meriden, Connecticut, and began dancing in 1969 at the age of 8 and started calling when he was 13. He has a strong home program and has called in 18 states, Canada, and Sweden. Todd has developed a professional calling style and it has made him a favourite visiting caller world-wide. He is a popular staff member at caller schools. Todd enjoys the many friends he has made in the square dance community.

Phil Gatchell and Marilyn Rivenburg, from Melrose, MA and Ocean Park, ME will be cuing rounds this year. Marilyn and Phil began Round Dancing together in 2012. Now, 33 years of combined cueing and teaching experience will be available to our round dancers. Both Phil and Marilyn are experienced choreographers, having written dances independently and together. They are members of the Maine Round Dance Teachers Association and ROUNDELAB and have music licenses with BMI, ASCAP and SESAC. They are honoured to be given the opportunity to display their craft to our dancers. They hope we enjoy the cueing and teaching that they will bring to the Swing into Spring this May.

The Dance

Dance events are designed for both new and experienced dancers: Square dancing: basic and mainstream through plus and advanced; Round dancing: easy rounds and phase 3 to 5.

Dancing Friday evening, Saturday morning, afternoon and evening, Sunday morning
— and a Sunday afternoon Mothers' Day Dance

Can't make it for the whole weekend? There are other options!

May 1 - 3, 2020
South Grenville District High School
1000 Edward Street North,
Prescott, Ontario.


Visit the Swing Into Spring Facebook page for photos and other information