Road Trip! Ohio's Largest Line Dance Party

The Canton Italian American Festival holds Ohio's Largest Line Dance Party each year, with Frank Trace as DJ/Dance Host! We'll carpool from Polaris and return that evening.  We might have a "late" car that stays to the end at 11pm, but plan to leave at 10pm and be back at midnight.

The festival has great food, fun shopping, and live music as we wait for the dancing to start. Several hundred people dance for four hours while another couple hundred watch! It's a sight to see!  There is a nice mix of very easy to rather hard new dancers enjoy dancing a few, watching a few, etc.  It's line dancing at it's best!

The meetup cost includes gas, parking, and admission to the event. Those who drive will be reimbursed for their gas expense.  Food and other fair purchases will be separate.  You are not allowed to bring food into the event.

It's normally hot this time of year, so dress very light...bring a hand-held fan if you like.  It cools off as the evening progresses and becomes very pleasant.


Here's a link to the festival's website...

And Frank's website....

And a youtube video of a fun group dance we did two years ago....if you look carefully you can find me!


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  • Edie D.

    Here's a short video showing our dancers kicking off the party with a couple hundred of their closest dancing friends!

    June 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic trip and an awesome group of dancers

    June 30, 2013

  • Edie D.

    We had a great trip there and back...just enough time to shop, sample ALL the food (and wine), get our picture taken with Frank...and dance EVERY dance we practiced! The breeze was lovely and the storms passed before we headed back. Frank is a wonderful host and the dancers from around the state (and PA) were so nice to hang out with. Columbus put itself of the map as having a great group of dancers! Good job everyone!

    June 30, 2013

  • Linda W.

    Sorry. We have a party that night.

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be at a wedding in Michigan...sorry I have to miss the fun.

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Jennifer D.

    I wish I could make it, but...Kenny Chesney is in town on Saturday!

    June 22, 2013

  • Edie D.

    Dances we are reviewing for the party... Level I
    Ah Si!
    Mamma Maria

    Level II
    Country As Can Be
    Foxy Girl
    Little Rhumba
    Love Repeats

    Level III
    Basic Waltz (to: Love Letter Waltz)
    Bounce Bounce
    Cowboy Charleston (to:1929)
    Daddy Cool (to: Skiffle Time)
    Groovy Little Summer Song (to: Regresa)
    Love, Joann

    Level IV
    Buzz Me
    Cooler Than Me
    Duck Soup
    Flip Flop & Fly
    Jenny Lee (to: Without Fire)
    Shotgun Rider
    Tush Push

    June 19, 2013

  • Edie D.

    We are learning/reviewing some of the dances that will be done at the party. If you are going, you can drop in on Saturday at noon (Worthington) or Tuesday at 7 (YWCA) We'll also dance as many as we can this Sunday at Diamond. List of dances to follow....

    June 19, 2013

  • Trish M.

    My parents will be visiting that weekend. Have a great time?

    June 17, 2013

    • Edie D.

      ya know what my response is....bring 'em along! It's a really fun little festival with lots to do (including the dancing!)

      June 18, 2013

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