Square Dance Club History


The Oceanwaves Square Dance Club began in 1966 in Joy Hoyt's basement with four couples and two squares of beginners. Gene Tidwell was the caller and instructor.

Our Charter Members were:

Joy Hoyt

The Russells

The Sticklers

The Winds

We have danced in two locations:

1966 - 1977 Peter Hoy School, Lombard

1977 to present York Township Center, Lombard

Our Callers

Lessons Taught By Cuers  

Gene Tidwell


Gene Tidwell
Diamond Jim Young Wild Bill Robert

Jim Stewart Jim Reed Jonssons  
Herb Osterele Irene Smith Neumanns  
Craig Rowe Bob Hammerstone Ashendens  
Guy Adans Bobby Poyner Hoffmans  
Rick Allison Wally Smulsen    
Mike Argue      
Bobby Poyner      


Lessons have been sponsored by the Lombard Park District for 23 years and the PTA for 10 years.

Community Involvements have been as follows:

Du Page County Fair

Shriners Hospital

York Town Shopping Center

Oak Forest State Hospital

Elmhurst Extended Care

Hines Hospital

North Park Mall

Lombard Historical Society

Lilac Parade

Oakbrook Terrace 4th of July

York Center, Sr. Citizens Group

York Park District

Taste of Lombard