September 24, 2016: SANDERSON’S SQUARE DANCE, 1p – 4p

Chris at Age 80 (1962)
Chris at Age 80 (1962)

“Bow to your partner…bow to your corner…hands all around.”

So began most square dances called by the legendary Chris Sanderson. In his heyday, until he passed away in 1966, Chris and his famed Pocopson Valley Boys were well known throughout the area for calling and playing for square dances. Chris even made a record album of square dance music complete with calls and instructions.

If you love to square dance,  here is your chance to relive those glorious days of yesteryear. The venue is a 1700s barn at Thornbury Farm, in the the heart of the Brandywine Battlefield, where Chris Sanderson himself once called dances.

    • Live dance calling
    • Music by The Dixie Demons
    • Square dance mini lessons
    • Performance by Chesco Dance Studio
    • Refreshments served
    • All ages welcome
Cover, Record Album
Cover, Record Album

Never done it before and want to try? Not a problem. Every dance will be preceded by instructions and a walk-through, so everyone will know the steps and the moves. It’s all very simple.

“If you can walk, you can square dance,” said Chris Sanderson, who taught “youngsters of all ages” the art of square dancing.

Great fun for adults and for kids—rain or shine.

Tickets will be available online and at the door.
$5 Child (age 6-12)
$10 Adult
$25 Family

Buy tickets online (Thornbury Farm)

Location, Thornbury Farm
Location, Thornbury Farm

Thornbury Farm is located at 1256 Thornbury Road, West Chester, PA, near the intersection of Rt. 926 and South New Street in Thornbury Township. Founded in 1709, the farm continues its rich heritage by producing many varieties of certified naturally grown vegetables.

Come join us at this unusual event.