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Please Note: We have cancelled all Dances until at least November 4, 2020 due to COVID-19. We hope to have our first face to face (mask to mask?) dance on November 4th. We will be working out how that will look and announce any rules or requirements for that dance. Please remember to check for last minute dance cancelations on our schedule page.

The Castle Paws and Taws is an American Western Square Dance club. It is located in the Beautiful hills of West Central Pennsylvania near the Ohio border in historic New Castle. We are just an hour North West of Pittsburgh.

Note we have changed our regular dance schedule. We normally dance the first and third Wednesday night except for holiday weeks from May through October. We dance the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from January through April. (see menu for link to schedules). May through mid October we dance in the Cascade Park Pavilion. In November and December we will be dancing only once each month, see schedule for exact dates. Every dance starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 10:00 pm unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Cascade Park Pavilion Dance Hall was built over 109 years ago for dancing. It has high ceilings with wood lattice work. It has a linoleum covered wood floor. Since it has no heat we will move to the First United Methodist Church, 135 Decker Drive (Neshannock Twp.), New Castle, PA 16105 from November through April. The church is just off of Route 18 North of New Castle. Decker Drive is block south of Route 18 (Wilmington Rd) & Maitland Lane.

We dance a mixture of Plus and Mainstream every dance depending on the level of dancers attending that dance. We will have Cuers for almost all dances. We are a traditional club and encourage dancers to dress in traditional Square Dance attire year round but allow for less traditional apparel if you want.

Cascade Park Pavilion Dance Hall

Cascade Park Pavilion Dance Hall
Dancing in Pavilion with blur motion
Dancers in Motion
Dancing in Pavilion
Black Light Dance
Ron and Sandra at our annual Black Light Dance (2012)
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