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Friendship Set to Music Television Series

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"Friendship Set to Music" is a series of hour-long, square-and-round-dance television shows created by a dedicated group of square dancers in Minnesota to show everyone the fun that can be had in modern western square dancing and round dancing. The Square Dance Council of New Jersey is one of the groups which is sponsoring the show in New Jersey.

Friendship Set to Music banner Producers of the show, Dee and Ken Scott, are joined by groups of avid square dancers from all over Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa to put on a lively show full of hand clapping, foot stomping, smiles, and information. The regular caller is and host is Dick Rueter of Minneapolis and a favorite round dance cuer is Ken LaBau. Segments of the show like square dance cooking and square dance travel are hosted by different dancers. Each show is different. Some shows have themes, some shows highlight a specific club, some shows have live music and often there are multiple callers and cuers.

If you would like to see Friendship Set To Music on your local cable station you can contact the station and have them phone Gardner Patton at 908-722-0562 or email: If you cannot contact the station email Gardner with the city and station name and he will try to contact them.

During the show a phone number and web site are shown where people can get more information about square dancing. Inquiries from NJ are routed to the Square Dance NJ webmaster so people in New York and New Jersey can obtain more information about dancing in their local area. The list of stations showing the series in New York and New Jersey, and the known show times, are given in the table below. The keys showing the channel and times are just before the table. Find your public access station and tune in for the fun. If you don't have cable or FIOS you can also view the show over your computer at the same times because PCTV streams its content on piscatawaytv.peg.tv .

Key 2 - Cable PCTV Channel 15
Thursdays 7:30pm-8:30pm
Fridays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Key 3 - Verizon Channel 40
Thursdays 7:30pm-8:30pm
Fridays 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Berkeley Heights, NJ 3
Bound Brook, NJ 2,3
Branchburg, NJ 3
Bridgewater, NJ 2,3
Dunellen, NJ 2
Fanwood, NJ 3
Franklin Twp, NJ 3
Green Brook, NJ2
Manville, NJ 2,3
Middlesex, NJ 2
Mountainside, NJ 3
New Providence, NJ 3
North Brunswick, NJ 3
North Plainfield, NJ 3
Piscataway, NJ 2,3
Somerville, NJ 2,3
South Bound Brook, NJ 2,3
South Brunswick, NJ 3
South Plainfield, NJ 3
Summit, NJ 3
Warren, NJ 3

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