MILE-HI SQUARE DANCE CLUB, INC.
PO BOX 10572
PRESCOTT, AZ 86304-0572
Phone: (928) 821-1400
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The origins of Square Dancing in Prescott go back almost to the city’s beginnings. The initial formal group was called the “Post Card Squares” and consisted of 16 couples or 4 squares. The name was changed in 1947 to the “Hoedowners.” In 1948, they began performing on the Prescott Court House Square to live music. In 1949, the club became the “Mile High Hoedowners” and established their annual “Spring Fling Jamboree”. Their activities became so well known that in 1950 the square dancers traveled to Skull Valley for the making of the movie “Santa Fe”. Skull Valley became ‘Dodge City’ and square dancing was part of the big celebration of the building of the railroad to Dodge City.
The club was paid $500 for their participation in the making of the movie. A second club was started in 1952, calling itself the “Whipple Square Dance Club” and then the “Whiffle Tree Square Dance Club.” In 1970, the two clubs joined together to become what is now known as the ‘Mile High Square Dance Club, Inc., a non-profit organization, which was incorporated in 1999. In 2015 the Mile-High Square Dance club is celebrated it's 70th year.