Batavia Silver Stars
It's OPEN HOUSE time and APPLE season so come join us September 15 &
22 at 7:30 p.m. for our OPEN HOUSES featuring special APPLE desserts
and snacks. Encourage your friends and family from Genesee County and
environs to try square dancing. We always have great fun, exercising
is a plus along with delicious food.
Our upcoming special nights:
Oct. 6 - Fun evening with All-Singing Calls
Oct. 27 - Halloween Dance - How spooky can you dress? (For this
special dance please bring items for Eagle Star Housing.)
Nov. 10 - Veteran's Dance - All veterans will dance FREE. For this
dance we will collect items for a Thanksgiving Basket which will be
donated to the Salvation Army for distribution. (Look for a sign-up
Come join us any Monday night, except on September 1 (Labor Day). You
may see us in the Oakfield's Labor Day Parade that day.
Bill Ryan, caller (716-517-6012)
Nancy Fincher, cuer
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591)
Carol Brown (585-247-5689)
Belles 'N' Beaus
We've been plotting and planning our dances for the next year and are
looking forward to fun, fellowship and of course dancing. On September
15, we will have an OPEN HOUSE, so we will welcome you to a free night
of dancing and finding out how you spent your summer, hopefully some
of it was spent dancing. On October 13, the cooks in the club will
bring their best desserts for you to bid on and that evening. Gil
Porter will be calling for us, can't wait for that one! On the 27th of
October we are having a Halloween Dance with cider and donuts, and of
course costumes if you wish.
November promises to be a really busy month as we will be celebrating
our 56th Anniversary on November 3 with some old fashioned music. We're
looking forward to having Mike Callahan as our guest caller on November
10. On November 17, we will be collecting food for a Thanksgiving basket
for a local family, so you may bring something if you like and then we
will have a turkey raffle that night, who knows you might win a turkey
for your Thanksgiving dinner.
(Bob & Alice Hager)
Boo Bull DBD
Our DBD club continues to look at basic, mainstream and plus movements
from different positions. If you dance plus, you might enjoy this new
challenge that doesn't require you to learn any new calls. If you
haven't tried DBD please join us some Friday night. It only requires
you to know plus level dancing and there is no beginning or end to
it. Great exercise for the brain!
Since we do not dance every week, please check the Promenader or the
web site calendar as availablity of the hall could change.
Gary & Alice Bubel
Boo Bull Rounds
We are continuing our afternoon of easy level dancing. We dance on
Tuesday afternoon 3:30-5:00. Please join us some Tuesday for an
afterRounds noon of relaxed dancing.
At our Wednesday club we taught basic Rumba and Chas this summer. The
class did very well and everyone had a good time learning these new
The club now dances 7:00-9:00. Dress is casual. We are dancing Phase 2
Please join us some Wednesday night. We are happy to go over any
movement that you may need to review, just ask!
Round dancing is a great way to spend an evening with dancing, friends
Gary & Alice Bubel
Boo Bull Squares
We hope everyone had a wonderful summer. Please remember that this
club continues to dance through December every Tuesday except Election
Day. We have a great time and a lot of fun. We are always willing to
review any and all calls. Please join us some Tuesday night.
By the time you read this, we expect our Johnny Preston dance will
have again been a great success! And that everyone who attended can
attest to the fact that Johnny provided a great dance and a fun
night. If you missed him this year, make sure you put him on the
calender for next August!!
Gary & Alice Bubel
We were saddened at the passing of our class member, Wanetta Atkinson.
She and her companion, Paul, started class in the fall of 2012. They
carried our banner at DOR 2013. She became ill with cancer. They
returned to classes in the fall of 2013. The cancer returned and she
passed away in May, 2014. She loved square dancing and we loved
her. Our thoughts and prayers to Paul and Wanetta's families.
John Spencer passed away July 12, 2014. He and his wife of 63 years
were former long-time members of the Cayuga Cut-Ups. They also danced
in Geneva. Our thoughts and prayers to Helen and her family.
Our open houses will be September 11, 18, and 25. These will be free
to all who wish to learn square dancing.
Remember the Promenader Benefit Dance on September 27.
Wishing all of you a fun and safe Halloween and a blessed
Welcome to our new season! We start off with our signature Grape
Harvest Ball on Oct. 11, with Mike Herne as caller/cuer. We are happy
to have Mike returning as club caller for the CWA! Cider & Donuts
Night, Oct. 25, teams Mike with cuer Dottie Griffiths. Always a club
favorite, Veterans & Pie Night on Nov. 8, salutes our veterans with
free admission. Veterans, thank you for your service! Mike Herne will
be calling and cueing and everyone will be sampling the delicious
pies. The dynamic duo of Mike and Dottie return with Soup & Sandwich
Night on Nov. 22. Homemade soups are the specialty! Stop by for some
fun and food with the Champagne Whirl-A-Ways.
As always, Happy Trails to You!
Jim & Cathy Mack
Beginning on September 7, we will return to our regular location at
First Baptist Church in Chili. See schedule of dances in the back of
the Promenader for times and callers/cuers.
We've had several social events this summer, including golf outings,
and our summer picnic on July 26 at Jane Avery's house. Despite the
threat of rain, only a few sprinkles fell upon the group. It was food,
fun and games with the evening conclusion with a huge bonfire that was
enjoyed by all.
Efforts continue with the "Adopt-A-Trail" with the club members
meeting to help keep our section clean and tidy.
We are gearing up for our annual Open House "Dance Party" which will
be held on September 14 and 21. Bonnie Allen and the Open House
Committee have planned a variety of activities to promote modern
pattern dancing. Everyone is welcome!! Also this year, in conjunction
with Copy Cats, we will be offering a Groupon for reduced class
prices. Buy them for your friends, family members and
coworkers. Groupons are available now for a limited time and are good
for eight consecutive weeks of classes. Classes begin September 28.
Mark your calendars for Saturday October 11, when Cloverleaf Squares
will be hosting a special dance with caller Ed Laudenschlager calling
and Lisa Treichler cueing. See the flyer in this issue of the
Promenader for more details.
A successful club is run by a board of directors. This year many board
positions will be open for you to get involved. See any current board
member for the positions that will be open, or join one of our board
meetings the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Bill Gray's
in Henrietta. You can also send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating which board position you would
be interested in filling.
There is always something going on at Cloverleaf Squares. Be sure to
check our website at www.cloverleafsquares.org, and our Facebook page
for upcoming fun events and activities. Please be sure to "like us" on
Facebook, go to facebook.com/cloverleafsquares.
Oh the sweet summer is almost over, but it's exciting to start up a
new year of dancing at Copy Cats. Better yet is to see those of you
whom we have not seen all summer.
September 13 is the Rusty Hinge Dance. Bring a dish to pass for dinner
at 5:30 p.m. After eating and visiting with old and new friends, we
will dance at 7:30 p.m to calling and cueing by Mike Callahan. Time to
get the rust out!
We are gearing up for our open house on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 7:00
to 9:00 p.m. A few weeks ago Copy Cat members received in the mail a
packet of flyers and letters for prospective new dancers. If you
haven't done so yet, hand out that information to anyone you think
would enjoy square dancing. What about a co-worker, family, friends,
neighbors or groups you socialize with?
This year Copy Cats is offering Plus Lessons on Tuesdays (Bay Trail
Middle School in Penfield) from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. for a nominal
cost. From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., we will have mainstream lessons. During
one of the breaks during the mainstream class, Ron Brown will do a
plus tip reviewing the calls that were taught in the plus class. We
are hoping this will reinforce the plus calls to all existing dancers.
Copy Cats is presenting Tim Marriner, national caller, along with
Alice Bubel, at St. John Fisher College on November 1. We will be
dancing at the Kearney Administration Building. At 1:00 p.m., there
will be A2 dancing, 3:00 p.m. round dancing, and at 7:30 p.m. squares
and rounds 2x2. Check our ad. We hope you can join us. We already
have one busload of people coming from PA!
Check out the upcoming dance ads in the Promenader. Also you can find
us at www.copycatsdancing.org. Meow.
After a 55-year ride, the Country Twirlers have reached the end of the
We hope to see many of our friends at our a "Trail End Dance" on
Saturday October 25 at Washington Irving School. This is also a FREE
dance in honor of our 55th Anniversary.
Gary & Alice Bubel will be back with us and we are hoping to pack the
floor for what might be one of the last dances at this location.
History of Country Twirlers - Part 2
With Jack Barnes' retirement, it was decided to scout out the local
callers, and so in September 1991 Gary Bubel took on the calling, with
Alice cueing the rounds.
In May 2005, after 14 years, Gary informed us that he would be
retiring and spending winters in Florida. It was then that we decided
to have an assortment of local and national callers and to join with
other clubs in special dances. Over the years we have danced to most
of the local and many national callers including Tim Crawford from
Ontario, Canada, who was a guest caller every year from 1984 until
2008, and always drew a great number of dancers.
And so we have gone full cycle from a few couples dancing in a home
basement to 80 club couples and guests in 25 squares dancing to a
national caller at Washington Irving to 14 people (9 dancers) hoping
to scrape together a few squares.
Our thanks to our dedicated officers who have been supporting us for
the past 19 years: Bernie & Denise Heroux (17 yrs.), Bill (deceased
10/13) & Ann Uebelacker (19 yrs.), Ed & Sybil Briggs (12 yrs.), Bill &
Edith (deceased 5/13) Thomas (19 yrs.).
Thanks also to the Fieges, Yehls and Don Schlicker & Shirley Knapp for
your many years of support.
A special thank to our guests, the hundreds of dancers who have been
our lifeblood for these many years. It has been a great ride! "Happy
Trails to You" until we meet again!
Ken & Kay Georger
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Our end of season picnic
was a feast as usual.
Our fall dance schedule starts on September 9, at Dalton Elementary
School, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
We have two regular dances before our Open House on September
23. (Open House is free to all guests.)
In September if there is enough interest, we plan to offer Round Dance
lessons one half hour before our regular dance time of 7:00 p.m. This
will be the first time Dalton has attempted to offer Round Dance
lessons, so wish us well! On November 18, we will be having our
Veteran's Theme Dance. And on November 11, we will not be dancing as
the school will be closed for Veteran's Day.
We know Dalton is a long distance for most people, but look at it this
way: in the fall it is a beautiful part of the country! So take a
drive on Tuesday, and stop by to dance with us at 7 p.m. We will
welcome you with our usual Dalton Gang enthusiasm.
See you in a square soon.
Dancing Shadows is an intermediate level (Phase 4-5) club that meets
on Monday evenings at the First United Methodist Church of West
Webster, 570 Old Ridge Road, West Webster. New hours beginning in
September will be 7:30-10:00 p.m.
We dance a combined program of Phase III+, IV and Phase V. Dress is
comfortable/casual. We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and if you
weren't dancing as much during the hot weather, think about getting
back into it now that it is fall! We're looking forward to seeing you
on the dance floor.
NOTE: We will be dancing Sept. 8 through October 20.
Marlene & Mark Thone
Happy end of summer, beginning of fall. That means we are dancing
again, beginning Thursday, September 11, at Roth Middle School, 4000
East Henrietta Road. Our new hours for this year are 7 to 9 p.m. We
welcome back all members and past visitors, and encourage those who
have not yet been to Grand Squares to stop in and dance with us as we
celebrate the approach of fall. The September 11 dance will be free to
visitors! Come and join us for an evening of fun!
We will also be dancing on September 18 and 25; October 2, 16, 23, and
30; and November 6, 13, and 20. Our October 30 dance will celebrate
Halloween, and we encourage dancers to come in costume that
evening. Visitors will be admitted free that night, too.
Mike Callahan continues to be our caller and cuer, and Terry will
continue to lead us in a line dance when she can come. We dance plus
calls, with review by Mike as necessary.
We are proud of our friendly members and delicious refreshments. Come
check us out!!
George & Carol Stahl
We are a Gay and Lesbian square dance group, but open to all. For more
information, call Matt 520-5358 or Bob 467-6456. Call first to see if
we are dancing a particular night; sometimes we need Angels.
Lock City Curly Q's
The Lock City Curly Q's dance on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30
at the Lockport Dale Senior Center, 33 Ontario St., in downtown
Unfortunately, our current membership is small, and we are not always
able to dance each week. We advise calling before paying us a
visit. We do guarantee a warm welcome.
(Debbie & Vic Bandinelli)
Gene & Margaret Goerss
Penn Yan Friendship Squares
Penn Yan Friendship Squares offers free beginner square dance lessons
on Wednesdays, September 10, 17 and 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join us at the Penn Yan Grange Hall on Rt. 54A, 408
Elm Street in Penn Yan, N.Y.
Our annual Watkins Glen Weekend is coming up on Sept 19-21 at Clute
Park Community Center. This year Red Bates will be our caller. Some of
you may remember that he called for our weekend a number of years ago
when the weekend was called "The Fall Frolic." Red hails from
Rangeley, Maine, and winters in Florida. He has a very extensive
calling background. Mark Thone and his lovely wife, Marlene, will be
cueing and are no strangers to the Rochester area. They cued for our
weekend a few years back and we are happy to have them once
again. Join us for an evening or the entire weekend.
Although walk-ins are welcome we encourage you to sign up in advance
to help us with our planning. For more details, see our ad in this
Our club dances are at the Penn Yan Grange Hall in Penn Yan on the 1st
and 3rd Saturdays of October and November, with early rounds from
7-7:30 p.m. and Mainstream/ Plus and Rounds (2x2) 7:30-10 p.m. See our
schedule in this issue.
Gary & Sue Groom
Relaxed Squares of Rochester
The Relaxed Squares of Rochester is a new club. The callers are Ray
Tompkins and Clayton Wing.
We are a Mainstream-only club, with some line dancing between tips.
We dance at the First Baptist Church in Chili, 3182 Chili Ave.,
We dance the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, from 7 to 9 p.m. Our fee is only
Come join us for a fun and relaxing time.
Round Towners is an easy intermediate level club, dancing Phase II
through Phase III and some easy IVs. We work on all ROCHESTER, N.Y.
rhythms at Phase III and IV levels, and are discovering that it is
very enjoyable and although a bit challenging at times, we keep coming
back for more. We welcome all dancers interested in dancing at this
level to join us on Thursday nights. We meet at the First United
Methodist Church of West Webster, 570 Old Ridge Road, West
Webster. New hours beginning in September will be 7:30-10:00
p.m. Dress is casual/comfortable. We're looking forward to seeing you
on the dance floor.
NOTE: We will be dancing from September 4 through October 23.
Marlene & Mark Thone
Seneca Silhouettes is a comfortable round dance club. We often take
time to work out tricky parts. If you are in the neighborhood, we
would love to have you join us Mondays from 3:00-5:00. If you would
like a proposed program, email me at email@example.com before
Saturday. We dance at the Trinity Church, 520 S Main St., in
Geneva. Main Street is Rt. 14 - easy to get to. From the thruway or
the south, just stay on Rt. 14. From 5 & 20, look for the Rt. 14 sign.
After you circle to Rt. 14, (Main St.), turn left and you are almost
there - the first church on your left. Park behind the church and use
the door on the left. We are at the top of the stairs. You will find
us dancing on a beautiful wood floor. The program can be easily
altered if there is something different that you would like to work
We, most likely, will be dancing Labor Day. We rarely cancel, but it
is always a good idea to call to check.
Shirts 'N' Skirts
We'd like to thank everyone for their support of our 5th Annual Elaine
Eno Memorial Dance in June. We enjoyed all the company and raised some
serious money for ALS research.
In June we also held our annual elections. Paula and Ray Schumacher
and Patti and Griff Griffen are returning as president and vice
presidents, respectively. New Treasurers Debbie and Bruce Allen and
Secretaries John and Judy Rusho begin their terms this summer, as do
Senior Members at Large Bill and Eileen Brock and Junior Members at
Large, John and Donna Rapacke.
Summer is a busy time for us all, but we're especially thankful for
our air-conditioned hall that allows us to comfortably dance through
the summer. It's a good chance to dance with more of our snow birds,
We're also looking forward to our new class starting in September-both
September 12 and 19 are our introductory dances. If you know anyone in
our area who is interested, have them get in touch with us: we'd love
to get acquainted!!
For information about any of our club events, check out our web page -
http://www.shirtsandskirts.org/, visit us on Facebook -
https://www.facebook.com/ShirtsandShirts?sk=wall; contact us via email
- firstname.lastname@example.org; or phone us at the numbers here:
315-591-0093 (Dave Eno, caller)
Vivian Rice, 315-446-0768
Fall approaches, but it's not too late to brush up on those plus
calls. So please join us on Monday afternoons, 1-3 p.m. at the Greece
Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane, to review/learn the plus calls
from one of the best instructors anywhere, Mike Callahan. We welcome
couples and solo dancers with equal enthusiasm. Of course, because of
Labor Day, we will not be dancing on September 1.
Our theme dances for this quarter are the Fall Fling dance on
September 15, the Western dance on September 29, the Halloween dance
on October 27, and the November 24 Thanksgiving dance. Casual attire
is always appropriate, but if you'd really like to get into the swing
of these dances, plan to wear your fancy square dance fashions for the
Fall Fling, your western duds on September 29, and your best Halloween
costume on October 27.
And, I'd have to say that I saved the best for last. Our last special
dance this quarter is the November 10 Soup and Salad dance. This dance
begins at noon with a luncheon of homemade soups, salads, and dessert
at a nominal charge of $3 for lunch and $5 for the dance. Please join
us, but so we may be sure to have plenty of food, a call to Jean
St. John by November 3 would be appreciated. Hope to see you there.
(Jean St. John)
Southern Tier Wheelers
Well, the summer may be winding down but our dancing is still going
strong. If you haven't been able to come and dance with our club,
there is still time left.
September 12-14 includes a Plus Review day on Saturday (the 13th). For
only $20 a couple you can spend all day Saturday getting your
plus-level skills back up to par.
There will be round and square "funshops" in the morning with an
additional square dance "funshop" in the afternoon. Mike Herne will be
busy putting us through our paces with Brian Adams in charge of the
round dancing. Then, before we start the evening dance, you can join
us for a chicken BBQ or steak dinner purchased through the campground
(reservations required). For additional information or to make dinner
reservations contact Herb/Gerry Brown at 607-857-2973.
October is our Halloween Gala with Betsy and Roy Gotta leading us
through our paces. Held over the Columbus Day weekend, Saturday
evening is a costume party/dance with prizes awarded in several
categories. Sunday evening will be a regular club dance. As much fun
as this weekend is, it also signals the end of our camping season.
But don't despair. You could still join us for our Christmas
dinner/dance which will be held on December 7. Dancing begins at 3:00
with dinner served at 5:30. Gary and Alice Bubel will be our
caller/cuer for the afternoon followed by a wonderful, home-cooked
meal lovingly prepared by Dottie Griffith.
If you would like to join us for either of the camping weekends but
don't have a camper, trailers and cabins are available through the
campground. You can now enjoy the fellowship of a camping club without
the need for an RV. You can either contact Ed/Carmen Marden at
Campbell (607-527-3301) or Bill/Pat Mosher (607-739-3299) for further
Ed & Sybil Briggs
Bill & Pat Mosher
We've moved! The club is embarking on its 40th dance season at the
United Church of Pittsford at 123 South Main Street, just a short
distance south of Jefferson Road (Rt. 96). To enter the church
parking lot, turn onto Sunset Blvd., then turn right into the church
driveway. See our full-page Hall Warming Party ad.
We are dancing every Wednesday, except the Wednesday before
Thanksgiving. Jerry Carmen is still our caller and cuer. And the
programs? Read carefully, since there are some new twists.
Our first two dances, Sept. 3 and 10, start at 7:30 p.m. Our Hall
Warming Party on Sept. 10 is FREE to both members and guests.
Our Plus Class/Review workshop will start Wednesday September
17. Jerry Carmen will be teaching/calling/cueing. Class is from 7:00
to 8:00 p.m. Then from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. Plus calling is at a level
that allows the class to participate. From 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. dancing
is at a full Plus level. Breaks include rounds. Note the Plus Workshop
ad in this issue. One admission covers an entire evening of
dancing. First time in attendance workshop dancers will be admitted
FREE. ALL fall dances after Sept. 10 follow this schedule.
October 15 is our always popular Barn Dance. Dress country - e.g.,
cow or hayseed.
November 19 is our Sadie Hawkins Dance. Al Capp's toon Sadie stands
for the proposition that every lady, no matter how (fill in the blank
yourself) should have a decent chance at least once a year to catch a
man. But how? Bait! Every woman is requested to bring a dozen cookies.
One last thing to mention is our traditional New Year's Eve
dance. This year we will be celebrating Village Squares' Ruby (40th)
Anniversary on New Year's Eve. For details, pick up a flyer later this
fall at your club or consult the December issue of the Promenader.
Peter & Sally Emmel
Carl & Susan Thomas
We'll see you in September. Yes, we'll see you when the summer is all
through! The heat, humidity and summer storms give way to signs of
autumn here at Waterwheel Squares on Monday nights. We dance at
Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Hwy., Snyder, N.Y. 14226. Our
Open House evenings will be on the 22nd and the 29th this year. They
begin promptly at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. These two nights are
free to anyone who would like to learn to square dance. If you decide
to join, the admission is $4.00 for beginners after that time. Please
join us for a hopefully large beginner group.
October brings our Columbus Day Dance on the 13th and our annual
Halloween Dance is scheduled for October 27. Last year we had witches,
a mime, a black cat, two biker dudes, and a scarecrow dancing with
us. It's so much fun to share cider and doughnuts and admire the
clever costumes of our dancers! November has three regular Monday
night dances and then we share a wonderful meal for Thanksgiving on
November 24. We are so thankful for our caller Mike Callahan and our
cuer, Elaine Nicholls, and of course each other, as we dine and dance
and celebrate this very special holiday.
Jim & Cathy Mack