Batavia Silver Stars
Christmas will soon be here so a warm welcome to any square dancers
wishing to join the BSS for our annual Christmas Pot Luck Supper on
Monday, December 15, at 6 p.m. Bring your favorite dish to pass and
your place setting. Beverages are provided. An RSVP prior to the 15th
would be appreciated. Dancing will start at 7:30 and go until 10 p.m. For this
special dance we will be collecting individual food items for the
“Backpack Program” at the LeRoy School District.
January 12 is our annual YUMMY Homemade Soup Night. Just right for a
cold winter's night! Donations (anything to run a household) on this
night will go to Eagle Star Housing, a home for homeless veterans.
February 9 will be our Sweetheart’s/Valentine Dance so wear hearts
or red/pink and bring a special dessert. We will again collect items
for Eagle Star Housing. We also continue to collect pull tabs from
cans to help with expenses for a young girl with cancer at Strong
Memorial Hospital. They will be collected at each dance.
Dancing continues every Monday night 6:30 to 10:00 p.m. except December
22 and 29. It is a good idea to call ahead if weather is inclement.
Bill Ryan, caller (716-517-6012)
Nancy Fincher, cuer
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591)
Carol Brown (585-247-5689)
Belles 'N' Beaus
December promises to be a busy month as usual and the Belles 'N' Beaus
will be celebrating the holidays with a special dance on Monday,
December 15 with Ron Brown calling. We will have special holiday
desserts and hors d'oeuvres to share with everyone so come and dance
to some holiday tunes and help us say good-bye to 2014 as this will be
our last dance of the year.
We will welcome 2015 by dancing on Jan. 5 and on the 12th we will
have a ’50s sock hop with ’50s music to dance to. Is Elvis in the
house? Who knows -- He has been here before, but you never know if he
will show up or not! Come and find out.
Gil Porter will be calling on Feb. 2 and that is the night we will
have our winter picnic. Hot dogs will be cooked on the grill no matter how
cold and snowy it is. Why is it that hot dogs always taste and smell
so good in the middle of the winter? Hot dog and picnic dinner is
free, but if you plan to come, please let Bob & Alice Hager know so we
can plan how many to cook for and how much food to prepare. Sure hope
you can come! Feb. 9 will be our Valentine’s Dance and you'll find
special chocolate desserts on our food table so you'll be sure to
want to taste them. Even though it is cold out you'll be sure to
find a warm welcome at our club.
Bob & Alice Hager
Boo Bull DBD
Another season is almost over for us. Dancing has been a lot of fun
looking at calls from some different positions and also looking at
hexagon squares. If you can dance plus, you can dance DBD. Our last
dance is December 12. Come and join us for our Christmas party and
some fun dancing.
Gary & Alice Bubel
Boo Bull Rounds
Many of our dancers have left for Florida and Gary and I won't be far
behind. It has been a great dancing season. Our last dance will be on
December 10 and we will have a Christmas celebration. Please join us
for a night of dancing and good treats.
Our club will resume dancing on May 6, 2015
We hope everyone has a blessed holiday season.
Alice & Gary Bubel
Boo Bull Squares
I don’t know where the year went. The years seem to go by faster
as I get older! Gary has finally recovered from his ankle surgery and
we are looking forward to going to Florida. Come and join us for our
Christmas dance on December 9. We will have good dancing, food and
loads of fun!
We hope everyone has a joyous holiday season.
The club will resume dancing May 5, 2015.
Gary & Alice Bubel
We were saddened at the passing of Vince Merriman, a long-time
member of our club. Our thoughts and prayers go to his
companion, Dolly, and all of Vince's family.
We wish all of you a blessed Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.
Mike Herne has the Whirl-A-Ways off to a rousing start this dance
season! Upcoming is our Mistletoe Ball Class/Club Dance on Saturday,
December 13 with Mike as caller, and Dottie Griffiths as cuer. Club
members, grab your class and head down to the Southern Tier for a
great evening of dance.
On January 10, 2015, we have an annual tradition of the return of our
former club caller, Gary Pruyne, to celebrate his birthday with the
CWA. Dottie Griffiths will be on hand as the round dance
leader. January 24 brings Pizza Night with Mike Herne as caller, and
guest cuer Lisa Treichler. February brings our second Class/Club Dance
with the Sweetheart Ball on February 14. What better day to sweep your
best girl off her feet than Valentine’s Day! Mike and Lisa will be
calling/cueing. Chili (Chilly?) Night on February 28 will bring February
to a close with hopes of an early spring!. See you at the next dance!
As always, Happy Trails To You!
Jim & Cathy Mack
Our new class members are off to a wonderful start. On October 26
we had the first of our special Class/Club dances “Halloween
Spooktacular.” Class and club members from several clubs were in
attendance along with some really scary costumes. We have special
theme dances scheduled for each month, so keep an eye on the
ePromenader and the flyer table at your club.
As we go to press, the new class members are scheduled to join our
club for the Thanksgiving Dinner/Dance on November 23. It is an
occasion for class and club members to share a meal, dance and get to
know each other better.
On October 11 we had our special dance featuring Ed Laudenschlager
calling and Lisa Treichler cueing. Ed is a well-known caller from
Ohio. Special thanks to all of those who helped set up, man the
treasurer’s table, and make and serve refreshments.
For the past several years during the month of November, Cloverleaf
Squares has been helping to raise money for “Honor Flight Rochester,”
and this year we continued the tradition. Honor Flight Rochester
is an organization that flies World War II veterans and terminally ill
veterans of other conflicts to Washington DC to visit the WW II
memorial and all of the service-related memorials. The veterans are
given the welcome home they never received with an honor guard, bands
and a thank you talk from the president of Honor Flight Rochester.
This is accomplished at no cost to the veterans. Other square dancers
are among the over 300 volunteers that make Honor Flight
successful. Honor Flight is a not-for-profit organization supported
solely by public contributions and receives no government funding.
We have several great events coming up. First, we will be having our
annual Class/Club Christmas party on December 14, with a pot luck
dinner at 5:30 p.m. to be followed by dancing at 7 p.m. If you are not a
club member and wish to join us for dinner, please sign up by
contacting a Cloverleaf Squares board member or come dance with us any
Sunday and sign up to bring a dish to pass. And don’t forget to mark
your calendars for our annual anniversary class/club dance on March
15 2015. See our flyer in this month’s ePromenader!!!
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Copy Cats switched up how we are presenting class this year. From 6:15 to
7:00 p.m., our beloved instructor Ron Brown is teaching “plus” calls.
Suggested donation for those learning the “plus” calls is $2.50 per
person. Then from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. is our mainstream class including a
quick review of the plus calls.
We had open house on Tuesday, Sept 23, and welcomed 43 enthusiastic
guests. It was wonderful! Copy Cats is still having bulging classes
and members are working hard to get everyone warmly greeted and workshopped.
Thank you to all who are coming on Tuesday nights to help us
Check the schedule for our dances. There is lots of dancing to do.
Dec. 20 is the Holiday dance and our first class/club dance. We
will be having a pot-luck dinner before the dance at 6:00. Mike
Callahan is calling at 7:30. Our dance location is First Baptist
Church, 1862 Penfield Road, Penfield. Check out the ads and our
schedule for all those opportunities to tap your toes.
In October we supported the Penfield Food Pantry. Copy Cats collected
37 pounds of pasta, 27 jars of sauce, 2 checks and some cash. The
people at the pantry were pleased with the large donation.
On November 1, we hosted national caller Tim Marriner at St. John Fisher
College. Tim called A2 early in the afternoon, followed by Alice Bubel
cueing rounds. Tim and Alice were back again that night. We had
approximately 140 dancers that evening including a busload of the
Country Twirlers from Selinsgrove, PA. Even new class members from
Copy Cats came for the night to see what all the excitement was about!
Thanks to all of you for coming out in the rain that day. And the
cake was yummy!
Happy Holidays friends and keep up the dancing.
After 55 years of square dancing in Chili and Gates, the Country
Twirlers pulled up stakes and held a “Trail End Dance” on October 25,
2014. Attending the dance were about 12 squares of guests representing
many of the clubs in the Rochester Area Federation. All 13 current
club members including our charter members, Al and Esther Fiege, were
in attendance. It was indeed a pleasure to once again see a full hall
dancing to Gary and Alice Bubel, our last official club caller and cuer.
On a personal note I would like to take this opportunity to thank so
many of our square dancing friends for all your thoughts and prayers,
visits and “Get Well” wishes sent Kay during her long struggle against
cancer. She was really touched by the flow of cards she
received. Since her death on September 28 I have been overwhelmed
with the outpouring of thoughts, prayers and support expressed
personally and in so many cards that you have sent me. It is a great
comfort knowing that so many friends are there for you in this time of
sorrow and great loss.
THANK YOU !
“Happy Trails to You” until we meet again!
Ken & Kay
Hello from the Dalton Gang!
We are enjoying our new dance season. We have had a few visitors, but
at this point, no class members. We love visitors at any time, though!
Upcoming events include our annual club Christmas party on December 9,
which is always a fun time. There will be no dancing on this night. We will
also be holding our February 10 Valentine’s
Dance. We are sure that “Cupid” will be with us!!
Please mark your calendars for our annual “Pancake and Dancing”
evening! We will meet at The Maple Tree Inn in Angelica on Tuesday
March 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., eat all we can, then dance it off at the
Dalton Gang’s dance hall at Keshequa Elementary School ! Please plan
to join us for this “near famous” dance!! We love the fact that it
grows each year. We would love to you see YOU in 2015!
We wish everyone a happy holiday season. See you in square soon!
585-315-3810 (Joe Pratt)
Dancing Shadows is an intermediate level (Phase 3-4) club that meets
on Monday evenings at the First United Methodist Church of West
Webster, 570 Old Ridge Road, West Webster, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
We dance a combined program of Phase III+ - IV+. Dress is
comfortable/casual. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the dance
NOTE: We will not be dancing in December, with the exception of 12/15 and
12/22, which will depend on the weather and dancer availability. If
you dance with us on a regular basis, we will be in touch; if you do
not, but are thinking about coming out on one of those dates, please
There will be no dances in January or February.
585-226-8984(h), 585-748-5131 (cell)
Marlene and Mark Thone
Our December 18 dance will be our Christmas party. Please mark your
calendar, as this will be a fun night with our own Mike Callahan
calling. Wonderful Terry will also be there, too, with a line dance
We will have two guest callers for our February dances. Clayton Wing
will be with us on February 12, and Gil Porter on the 26th. Clayton
will be doing just mainstream calls, so it will be a great night for
class members of other clubs to join us.
In January, we will be dancing on the 15th and 22nd. Now is the time
for exercise to keep your New Year’s resolution about fitness.
We always dance on Thursday evenings, from 7 to 9, at Roth Middle
School in Henrietta.
George & Carol Stahl
Lock City Curly Q's
The Lock City Curly Q’s dance on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00
(new time) at the Lockport Dale Senior Center, 33 Ontario St., in
On December 18th we will have our Christmas Pot Luck dinner dance
We will not be dancing in January or February. Hopefully, we will
begin again in March. Our membership is small, and we are facing an
(Debbie & Vic Bandinelli)
Gene & Margaret Goerss
Relaxed Squares of Rochester
Relaxed Squares of Rochester
The Relaxed Squares of Rochester is a main-stream only club. The
callers are Clayton Wing and Ray Tompkins.
There is line dancing between tips. The callers are able to review for
class members as well as club members.
We dance at the First Baptist Church in Chili, 3182 Chili Avenue,
Rochester. Dances are the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Our dance fee is $5.00 and we no longer have 50/50.
Please come and join the fun.
Round Towners is an easy intermediate level club, dancing Phase II
through Phase III and some easy IV’s. We work on all rhythms at Phase
III and IV levels during teach time 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 from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Dress is casual/comfortable. We’re
looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor.
NOTE: No dancing in December, with the exception of 12/18, which will
depend on weather and the availability of dancers. If you dance with
us on a regular basis, we will be in touch; if you do not, but are
thinking about coming out that night, please call first.
No dancing in January or February
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 to 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., Geneva, NY.
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 do.
We should be dancing Martin Luther King Day and Presidents’ Day. We
rarely cancel, but it is always a good idea to call to check, just in
case we decide to take off for a month.
The Shamrock Squares is a caller-run Advanced (A1/A2) dancing club
that meets weekly, every Tuesday, year-round… with rare
exceptions for weather and other considerations. We meet at the
Pieters Family Life Center, near the junctions of Jefferson Road and
Route 15A, just off Castle Road.
Mike Callahan, Rochester’s own national caller, keeps our feet
and minds moving, and up to speed on all the latest nuances of our
fun-filled and healthy activity; pretty wife Wanda collects your $6
per person/$12 per couple at the door, and that’s it! No dues;
no officers; no committee meetings… just dancing, camaraderie
and fun; these are the elements that keep us all coming back, along
with the sense of “family” we all enjoy.
Drop by some Tuesday evening. Mike starts at 6:45 p.m. and watching is
free. Occasionally, residents of the life center drop in to watch,
wondering where all the music and laughter is coming from. You might
just be surprised, and not want to stop learning when you have
mastered Plus. I also hasten to point out that “A” is NOT
“instead of” your regular club, but “in addition
585-352-7877 (Mike Callahan)
Dick & Irma Halstead
Shirts 'N' Skirts
Happy Holidays are coming to Fulton for the next three months. On
December 5, our dancers will be playing Santa’s elves, bringing in
unwrapped toys to donate to Toys for Tots. On December 19, we will
have our Christmas party, which is sure to bring lots of holiday
treats and cheer to our dance.
January 2 will be our New Year’s celebration with chili and cornbread
to warm us up. In February, we will be seeing red at our Valentine’s
Day Dance. Red Shirts ’n’ red Skirts will be on the dance floor.
Our new class members are fast learners. They continue to learn new
calls from our callers, Dave and Phil Eno, along with help from club
members. Visitors are welcome to come dance in Fulton on Friday nights
with our friendly, fun-loving club. For more information please visit
our website at www.ShirtsandSkirts.org
315-591-0930 (Dave Eno, caller)
Presidents Paula and Ray Schumacher
Dust off your snow shovels! Winter is just around the corner, but at
Silver Squares we’ll stay warm and cozy at our Monday afternoon
dances. We extend an invitation to both couples and solo dancers to
join us at the Greece Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane. Please note
that we will not be dancing on December 29.
To while away the winter, we’ve planned some special dances.
Beginning in January, the last dance of each month will be a
class/club dance. January 12 is our Hawaiian-themed dance. Come
attired in your favorite grass skirt and lei and dance to the
incomparable calling of Mike Callahan.
On January 19, we’ll be jettisoning our New Year’s resolution (you
know, the one to lose weight) at our annual pizza dance. (There is a
$2 charge in addition to the dance admission.) February 9, we’ll be
wearing red at our Valentine’s Day dance. Hopefully, Cupid will
arrive with his bow and arrows in hand to help us celebrate.
We’ll pay tribute to our American presidents on February 16 by
extending free admission to any of the Rochester Federation club
presidents or their designated representative. Considering all that
each of you do to keep the Federation strong, it’s the least we can
do. We hope you’ll attend.
One last reminder because, after all, it is winter and it is
Rochester. If the Greece Central School district is closed due to
inclement weather, our dance will also be cancelled. Of course,
here’s hoping that that doesn’t happen!
(Jean St. John)
We are dancing every Wednesday in December, January and February,
except December 24 (Christmas Eve) and February 18 (Ash
Wednesday). Except for December 17 and 31, we start with plus review
from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and transition to a full plus level. Rounds are
included between tips. One admission covers an entire evening of
Our Holiday Dinner Dance on December 17 begins at 7:30
p.m. Reservations are required for the dinner before the dance.
On New Year’s Eve, Wednesday December 31, we are combining a
celebration of our club’s 40th Anniversary with a New Year’s
celebration. Why the combination? January, the first month of the
year, derives its name from Janus, the Roman god of gateways and
doors. Janus is depicted as having two faces, one looking forward and
one looking back. Every decent New Year’s Eve Party looks back by
singing “Auld Lang Syne” before shouting Happy New Year! This year we
are looking back at ourselves, our friends, our fellow dancers. To
accommodate interspersing these snap shots of the past, we are
starting the dance at 8 p.m. instead of the usual 9 p.m. We are again
dancing at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. For details refer to our flyer
included in this issue of the Promenader. Note that you can, as a
couple, save $5 by purchasing your admission tickets in advance.
Wednesday, February 11, is our Mardi Gras dance. Make your most
outrageous closet choice. We are prepared to lend you beads.
We will host three FRIDAY dances, one each in January, February, and
March (see our Friday Night Dances flyer).
Friday, January 23 is our FREE to all Anti-FREEze Dance. Dancing
begins at 7:30 p.m. If a weather cancellation is required, Wednesday,
January 28 is the backup date for this dance.
Since Ash Wednesday doesn’t lend itself to a party, we are instead
offering a Chinese New Year celebration for the year of the
sheep. This will occur on Friday February 20. Dancing starts at 7:30
Peter & Sally Emmel
Carl & Susan Thomas
To welcome December at Water Wheel Squares, we begin with two regular
Monday night dances. On December 15, we celebrate the holidays with
our annual Christmas Dance. We dance upstairs at the Amherst Community
Church on 77 Washington Highway, Snyder, N.Y. 14226 on Monday nights
promptly at 7 p.m. There are no dances scheduled the rest of the month.
Kicking off 2015 we begin with a regular dance night and on the 12th
of January we have our Hobo Dance. We’ll enjoy hot soup that evening
and we each bring canned goods to donate to the church food pantry to
help those who are in need. On January 26 we are having a Hat
Dance. This is a new dance for our club and I expect we’ll see some
Wrapping up this quarter we will celebrate Valentines Day on February
9 and romantic songs and fancy desserts will help everyone get “In
the Mood” for this love holiday. On February 16 we are introducing
another new dance for our club members -- Mardi Gras. Rumor has it that
our president is flying in fresh beignets for this special evening!
But…it’s just a rumor. In any event we’ll all enjoy each other’s
company and of course Square and Round Dancing! So, Happy Holidays
everyone from all of us at Water Wheel Squares!