Founded in April of 1958…
The Stone Steppers are proud to be one of 3 remaining charter clubs of the NORTEX Square and Round Dance Association, and started when a group of Casa View neighborhood residents began dancing at the newly-built Harry Stone Recreation Center in Dallas. That original group began lessons taught by a local high school teacher, and in early 1959 the club’s first callers, Buddy and Betty Jones were chosen. Club dues were set at .50 per couple/per dance.
Stone Steppers served as hosts for the 1st NORTEX Round-Up as well as the first New Year’s NORTEX-sponsored dance in 1961. By 1968 Stone Steppers had become the largest club in the NORTEX, and added round dancing to their repertoire. The group has continued the excitement and tradition of square and round dancing as set forth by its founders since that time, and have been recognized as NORTEX Club of the year 1978-1979, 1993-1994, 2007-2008, and again in 2014-2015.
Stone Steppers currently dance at Goodbar Recreation Center in Mesquite, TX on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, to a variety of excellent callers. Our club cuers, Christine and Theron Hixson, cue the first dance of each month, and our second dance of the month is an “all-squares” dance.