Frontier Squares

Banner Raids

We participate in the Greater Cincinnati Dance Federation Banner Raid program.  The clubs that participate have a banner with their name and small replica of their club logo on it.  We schedule a date to go to a club and take their banner (a "Raid"), then that club comes to one of our dances to "Retrieve" their banner.  This program encourages groups of dancers from area clubs to visit each other. The benefits are many – getting to know other dancers, enjoying a variety of callers, increasing dance attendance….but mainly having fun.  We keep track every time you attend a Banner Raid or Retrieval and you receive a dangle for every five you attend.  You'll have a dangle with "10" on it before you know it.  Every time you get a new one you can return the old one and it gets passed on to someone else.

May 2018 Report

The official report for May is as follows:

March 12th - Gem City's Gospel Jubilee dance where we had 12 dancers attend and we stole their banner.

April 28th - Clinton County's Swing in to Spring dance where we had 21 dancers attend and we retrieved our
banner.

I have planned 2 raids for May & June so far. Both are Around the World Dangle dances.

May 26th - Skirts & Shirts' Around the World Dangle Dance where we will steal their banner.

June 7th - Venus & Mars' Around the World Dangle Dance where we will steal their banner.

We are averaging 16 dancers for the 2 raids so far in 2018.

Russ DeMaris
Banner Raid Chairman