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Batavia Silver Stars

Daylight Savings Time will soon be with us, so why not join us for an evening of fun, food and dancing. Rounds at 6:30, class at 7:30 and club at 8:30–10:00.

Our monthly special nights feature:

March 16 — St. Patrick’s Day Dance and Pie Night. Wear your green and enjoy a tasty slice or two of pie.

April 6 — Dyngus Day is a fun day with pussy willows and other surprises.

May 11 — Ice Cream Sundae Night is a night when you can be creative and build your own sundae. If you have a special ice cream topping, bring it along to share.

At all of these special dances, we will be collecting items for Eagle Star Housing. This house is for homeless veterans who could use any item that you would need to run a household.

We will not dance on Memorial Day, May 25. Please remember to honor our veterans and troops.

Information:
Caller Bill Ryan
(716-517-6012)
Cuer Nancy Fincher
Reported by:
Jan Bencic
(585-762-8591)
Carol Brown
(585-247-5689)

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Belles 'N' Beaus

March will be a busy month for Belles ’N’ Beaus as we have five dances and will be featuring an Irish-themed night on March 16. Mike will be calling using Irish music and we will be serving green snacks. Check out what you have to wear for the “Wearin’ of the Green” and come and join us. If you can’t find anything green, come and dance anyway.

On April 6, Mike Callahan will be calling for us as we start to “think spring.” Shake the snow off your shoes and come to dance to his calls. We always look forward to having him join us. We will have our Dessert Auction on April 13, and we have a Hawaiian theme that night. Do you have a favorite Hawaiian shirt, muumuu or caftan? Now is the time to wear them as you dance to a little Hawaiian music.

We will only have two dances in May, as we don’t dance in the summer, so join us on May 4 for ice cream sundaes and all sorts of toppings. Our Spring Fling, which will be our last dance until September, will be on Friday, May 8, and Ron Brown will be calling, so we hope to see you there.

Information:
Bob & Alice Hager
(585-227-1894)
Reported by:
Joanne Ligtenberg

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Boo Bull DBD

We begin DBD dancing on May 8. We will begin an introduction to DBD (Dancing by Definition) for six weeks on May 22. The movements used in DBD are your plus movements that you already know. You get to look at these movements from different positions. As an example, we will look at the plus call “cross fire.” The definition is centers trade and ends cross fold and, if you trade, extend. It is usually taught with the girls in the middle and the boys on the end. There is not a girl’s part or a boy’s part, as the call is written as a center and end parts. This is the slight modification in the way you think about your dancing. Please join us and give it a try. We have a lot of fun and laughter! The club dances 7:00–9:00.

Information:
(585-538-9887)
Reported by:
Alice & Gary Bubel

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Boo Bull Rounds

We begin our season on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. We will be dancing Wednesday, 7:00–9:00, Phase II & III. Come and join us for a chance to dance and have fun along with some review of any steps requested. Hope to see you there.

We also are offering Phase II dancing on Tuesday afternoons 3:30–5:15. This dancing gives newer dancers floor time to practice what they have learned and more experienced dancers a relaxing afternoon of dancing. Please plan to join us some Tuesday afternoon.

Information:
(585-538-9887)
Reported by:
Alice & Gary Bubel

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Boo Bull Squares

We are enjoying our time in Florida and doing a lot of dancing! The club has its trail-in dance on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. The club dances Tuesday evenings, 7:00–9:00, through December. We hope you will join us sometime for dancing. There are no dues, no refreshment duties and no offices as it is a caller-run club. Dancers bring refreshments if they want otherwise, there is no obligation when you join our club except to come, dance and have a good time!

We also are offering Phase II dancing on Tuesday afternoons 3:30–5:15. This dancing gives newer dancers floor time to practice what they have learned and more experienced dancers a relaxing afternoon of dancing. Please plan to join us some Tuesday afternoon.

Information:
(585-538-9887)
Reported by:
Gary and Alice Bubel

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Cayuga Cut-Ups

We’re wishing all of you a nice St. Patrick’s Day, a lovely Easter, and a happy Mother’s Day. Some of us will see you at Dance-O-Rama.

Graduates for 2015: Allie Herryman, Dave and Barb Simpson.

Information:
(315-889-5698)
Reported by:
Carol Carter
(315-685-5397)

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Champagne Whirl-A-Ways

Mike Herne is pleased to announce that the three CWA Class couples are progressing brilliantly! How could we expect anything less under his expert tutelage? St. Patrick’s Day is coming and Mike will be listening to that evil leprechaun on his shoulder during the March 14, St. Patrick’s Dance. He will be doing double duty as caller and cuer. Guest caller Richard Rosenfield, and guest cuer Lisa Treichler will be on hand for Cookie Night on March 28. It’s a night sure to please everyone! Elvis will definitely be in the building on April 11 as Mike Herne calls/cues the ’50s & ’60s Sock Hop! Grab your best girl and join the fun (poodle skirts are optional). Ron Brown and Lisa Treichler will be in town for Sundaes & Request night on April 25. Gary & Alice Bubel will be calling and cueing at the Rhubarb Romp on May 9. Finally, our season will wrap up with two June casual dances. Mike Herne, along with cuers Judy & Jake Doane, will be here on June 13 and 27. We hope to see you this spring!

As always, Happy Trails to You!

Information:
(607-776-4823)
Reported by:
Jim & Cathy Mack

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Cloverleaf Squares

Our class club dances are held once a month. January’s Hawaiian night was full of Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts. March 15 is the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dance, as well as Cloverleaf’s 45th anniversary celebration. This year it is being held at the Archangel School (formerly Washington Irving) with used square dance clothing for sale. For a $2.00 entry fee and a canned good for the food pantry, how can you beat that and have a good time in the process?

The Tri Club Dance, this year with Copy Cats and Village Squares, will be held April 25, also at the Archangel School. Steve Park from Massachusetts will be the visiting caller again and Mark Thone will be cueing rounds.

All year, class members wait for graduation, which is the end of April, just before Dance-O-Rama. The new location for Dance-O-Rama is the Perinton Recreation Center. Look for flyers and ribbon pre-sales starting soon. Air conditioning is a plus this year. The basket raffle is in the planning stage and our class members are mulling over several possibilities.

It is not too early to mark your calendar for the joint dance on October 24, with Copy Cats. Jason Raleigh from Ohio will be yodeling his way here after several years’ absence, joined by Mark Thone on rounds.

See you on the dance floor.

Information:
(585-987-5972)
Reported by:
Sharon Meyer

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Copy Cats

The snow is falling and it is piling up on the bluebird houses in our side yard. I’m watching six bluebirds stuffing themselves into one birdhouse! They all must be very good friends or grown kids who will not leave the nest.

Classes on Tuesday nights continue to be busy. The Kittens are quickly learning mainstream and are having lots of fun. Graduation is only a few weeks away. They also hosted the “Snowflake Ball” in January. Many people got their pictures taken as a cut-out snowman.

March 7 we will have caller Mike Herne and Lisa Treichler cueing with early rounds starting at 7:00 p.m. Our St. Patrick’s Day dance is a class/club dance — class members from all local clubs dance for free. Mike Callahan will be calling and cueing, and it starts at 7:30 p.m. April 11 Jerry Carmen will call and cue beginning at 7:30 p.m. We changed up our April 18 dance to include class/club. Mark Thone is cueing early rounds at 7:00 p.m. and Mike Callahan will begin with squares at 7:30 p.m. Dances are at First Baptist Church in Penfield. Come and join us.

A big hello to the snowbirds in Florida. We miss you! Keep dancing.

www.copycatsdancing.org. Meow.

Information:
(585-749-1940)
Reported by:
Deb Lense

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Dalton Gang

Hello from the Dalton Gang.

Good news — we ARE surviving winter! We have had to cancel dances a couple of times due to weather, but no big issues. If you would like to visit us on a Tuesday evening for dancing and wonder about dancing due to weather, please feel free to call Joe Pratt.

We are starting to plan for our annual Pancake dinner and Dance. It will be on Tuesday, March 24. We will meet at the Maple Tree Inn in Angelica at 5:00 p.m. Each year this event grows, so please call Joe Pratt if you plan to attend, as he likes to let the Maple Tree Inn know approximately how many to plan for. After we have our fill of pancakes, we will drive to the Keshequa Elementary school and dance off that maple syrup!! If you need directions you can check the Maple Tree Inn’s website: http://www.cartwrightsmapletreeinn.com/.

Our next adventure in dancing will be our Roundup Dance in June. Please check the Federation website for the exact information if planning ahead. Gary and Alice Bubel will once again be calling and cueing for us and we will finish the evening with a late night of food and fellowship! Please plan to join us for this wonderful evening.

Stay warm and remember spring IS coming!!

Information:
Joe Pratt
(585-315-3810)
Reported by:
Terry Pratt

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Grand Squares

As the days get longer and warmer, it becomes a pleasant drive out East Henrietta Road to join us at Grand Squares several Thursday evenings during the spring. We dance from 7 to 9 p.m.

Grand Squares meets at Roth Middle School, 4000 East Henrietta Road, on the following dates: March 5 and 26; April 9, 23, and 30; and May 7.

We typically have two squares and welcome visitors. Gil Porter will be our caller on March 5, with Mike Callahan back from his vacation to call for us on our remaining dates.

Grand Squares is a small but very friendly club. Our members have become very close friends and look forward to making new ones from among our visitors. Mike also cues some round dances between tips and we usually have one easy line dance every evening. And, our refreshments are delicious and plentiful!

Come and join us for an evening of good dancing and fun!

Information:
Joy Mulhern
(585-533-9241)
Reported by:
George and Carol Stahl

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Lock City Curly Q's

The Lock City Curly Q’s have suspended dancing during January and February. The future existence of our club is seriously in doubt.

Information:
Debbie & Vic Bandinelli
(716-434-9830)
Reported by:
Gene & Margaret Goerss

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Relaxed Squares of Rochester

We are a Main Stream club with line dances between tips. We are open to all and would like to invite current class members to come and practice.

We dance at the First Baptist Church in Chili, 3182 Chili Avenue, Rochester. Dances are the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The callers are Ray Tompkins and Clayton Wing.

Information:
Ray Tompkins
(585-245-3720)
Reported by:
Nancy Tompkins
(585-489-6186)

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Round Towners

Round Towners is an easy intermediate level club, dancing Phase III and IV. We work on all rhythms at those levels and really have a wonderful time doing it. 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. Dress is casual/comfortable.

While I’ve got your attention, don’t forget to get your Dance-O-Rama tickets — Saturday, May 2 — a new location this year, Perinton Parks and Recreation, 1350 Turk Hill Road. Mark and I are on staff this year and would love to see you on the dance floor with us!!

NOTE: We will resume dancing on Thursday, March 26 from 8:00–10:00 p.m. (See schedule.)

Information:
(585-226-8984 home)
(585-748-5131 cell)
Reported by:
Marlene and Mark Thone

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Seneca Silhouettes

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 2:00–5:00. If you would like a proposed program, email me at — connie.rhogo2@gmail.com — before Saturday. We dance at the Trinity Church, 520 S Main Street, Geneva, NY. Main Street is Route 14 — easy to get to. From the thruway or the south, just stay on Route 14. From 5 & 20, look for the Route 14 sign. After you circle to Route 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 you would like to do, and I have it.

We rarely cancel, but it is always a good idea to call, just in case something came up.

Information:
(315-549-8820)
Reported by:
Connie Williams

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Shamrock Squares

Well, it has finally happened! Mike Callahan is taking a Month Off, a real vacation in Arizona for the whole month of February!

Not to worry, the Shamrock Squares will still be dancing as we have since Mike and Wanda’s kids were brand new…and with grandchildren all over, you have to assume that was a while ago.

Sid Marshall, who has been instrumental in teaching virtually all of the new members, as I understand it (I am in Myrtle Beach as I write this), jumped right in to keep our ever-growing “A” dance community in tune and enjoying our wonderful and life prolonging activity. We will be dancing with Sid on alternate Tuesdays until Mike & Wanda return. There will be no dances on January 27, February 10 and February 24. Every-Tuesday dances will resume March 3.

Now we just hope Mike and Wanda don’t like that wonderful warm dry climate too much, too soon. Drop by and see us, you might just like what you see.

Information:
Caller Mike Callahan
(585-352-7877)
Reported by:
Dick Halstead

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Shirts 'N' Skirts

Shirts ’n Skirts are welcoming back our snowbird members. They enable additional squares and bring along added experience from their winter getaways.

There’s wearing of the green, green snacks and donations of pet food for our St. Patrick’s celebration on March 13.

It’s Pizza Night for Class/Club April 17, and on May 15 there’s a cookout planned with a hot dog roast and dish to pass.

We are preparing for our 6th annual ALS Benefit Dance on May 30, 2:00–10:00 p.m. in the air conditioned Fulton Municipal Building. There’ll be guest callers and cuers as usual. Save the date and look for the advertisement. Come one come all for a great time and cause.

Information:
Caller Dave Eno
(315-635-0930)
Presidents Paula & Ray Schumacher
Reported by:
Judy Rusho

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Silver Squares

With the exception of May 25, when we will be closed for the observation of Memorial Day, Silver Squares will be dancing every Monday afternoon during March, April, and May from 1:00–3:00 p.m. at the Greece Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane. The last Monday of each month will be a class/club dance.

During these warm spring months, we have several special dances planned. Our St. Patrick’s Day dance on March 16 will feature a lunch of homemade soup and salad. We will have several soups, salad, bread, and dessert. All that for a mere $3.00 extra. Please note that lunch will be served at noon prior to dancing. We’d be happy to welcome guests, but because we want to be sure to have plenty of food, a quick call to Jean St. John at the number below would be appreciated.

April 6 is our Silent Auction/Kite dance, and it’s a busy one. Not only will our hall be festooned with kites as we celebrate the arrival of spring, but we will also be holding our silent auction. Just some of the items at previous auctions have included homemade pies, cookies, cakes, jellies, wine, and some amazing white elephants.

May 11 is the date of our Lilac dance. While those Rochester lilacs are in bloom, we’ll be enjoying another afternoon of square dancing.

Come join in the fun. We hope to see you across the square!

Information:
Jean St. John
(585-720-0777)
Reported by:
Carolyn Nedwidek

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Southern Tier Wheelers

Greetings from the Southern Tier Wheelers. As we write this, it is still winter but we are busy planning for our 2015 camping season. In case you were not aware, our club combines two fun and wonderful activities — square dancing and camping. Our club camps once a month from May to October and we invite all of you to join us for a weekend or even an evening. We begin our weekend with a “Trail-In Dance” on Friday evening from 8:00–10:00. We continue with a club-sponsored breakfast followed by “Funshops” for both round and square dancers. We often have a potluck dinner followed by an evening dance with early rounds beginning at 7:30.

Our May weekend, hosted by Erich and Rosalie Klippel, will be held May 15–17 and features Jerry Carmen and Lisa Treichler. For additional information please refer to our flyers in the Ads & Flyers section of this issue of the Promenader.

Information:
(607-739-3299)
Reported by:
Bill & Pat Mosher

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Village Squares

Every square dance year has four seasons. The first season is fall, a joyful season of meeting, greeting and dancing with old friends and new. Fall is rudely pushed aside by the Holiday Frenzy season, which begins with the purchase of a turkey and ends on New Year’s Day. The third season is the Wretched Winter Weather season (a.k.a. January and February), which we bravely survive.

As you read this, even though it may still be snowing, you will be entering the fourth season. Spring is arriving. For Village Squares, spring (through the first week of June) is the grand finale of our dance year. You are invited to join us in celebrating.

We are dancing every Wednesday, except May 13, with special bonus dances on Friday, March 13, and Saturday April 25, described below. All of our Wednesday dances begin at 7:00 p.m. and, except as noted, include an optional plus workshop from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Except as noted, Jerry Carmen is our caller and cuer.

Friday, March 13, is Pi(e) Night. The math is only approximate, but your slice of pie will hit the spot. Dance starts at 7:30 p.m. No workshop. Refer to our flyer in this issue.

On Wednesdays, April 1 (April Fools’ Day) and May 27 (Red, White and Blue Dance), we are dancing mainstream from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and plus from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. Admission is FREE to 2015 mainstream class members and their dance partners. Refer to our flyers for both dances in this issue.

Our Hobo Dance on Wednesday, April 8 (a week before tax day, April 15) features an assortment of chili recipes. Hobo costumes are suggested, but optional. Refer to our flyer in this issue.

Village Squares is partnering with Copy Cats and Cloverleaf Squares for this year’s Tri-Club dance on Saturday, April 25. The location is Archangel School (formerly Washington Irving School). Steve Park is calling. Mark Thone is cueing. Early rounds will be danced from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. Refer to the flyer in this issue.

Our final dance of the spring season is on Wednesday, June 3. The dance will feature an old-fashioned ice cream social to close our 2014-2015 dance year.

Information:
Peter & Sally Emmel
(585-381-5049)
Reported by:
Carl & Susan Thomas
(585-385-2155)

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Waterwheel Squares

We folks at Waterwheel Squares are truly ready for spring to arrive. We dance at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder, NY 14226, year round promptly at 7:00 p.m. on Monday evenings. March begins with “Snack Night” on the 2nd where we each bring a small amount of a favorite snack to share. The only special dance in March is St. Patrick’s on the 16th. There’ll be “the wearing o’ the green” and shamrocks for luck and of course green desserts.

April 6 is our Anniversary Dance, and on April 20 we will have an Ice Cream Social. Sprinkles, toppings, nuts and whipped cream. Oh my! We’ll need to dance a lot to work it all off!

May flowers also bring a new dance for our club — Mother’s Day Dance on the 4th. Monday, May 11, is our Hawaiian night, which is always a lot of fun. Guests are always welcome to join us and this month usually heralds the return of dancers who winter in Florida. If anyone is looking for some nice dancing on a Monday evening when you’re in the Buffalo area, please join us. We’d be happy to have you!

Information:
(716-759-2199)
Reported by:
Carolyn Gregory
cgregory716@gmail.com