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Batavia Silver Stars

Now that April showers and May flowers are behind us, why not plan on spending a Monday evening with the Batavia Silver Stars. We have a new summer schedule. Please note: no early rounds (see flyer).

Are you interested in extending your square dancing skills? “They” say you need to keep learning and engaging your mind and body. Starting June 1 an A1 workshop will take place from 7:30 to 8:00. From 8:00 to 10:00 there will be 2X2s all summer long with air conditioning when needed. June 15 is our T-Shirt Dance. If you come that night, be sure to wear your prettiest, silliest or most outrageous T-shirt. No dancing July 27 as that is our club picnic. August 17 is our FREE NAME TAG DANCE (see flyer). If you have never been to one of our Name Tag Dances before, you’re in for a special treat — just make sure you wear your club name tag.

Hope to see you enjoying dancing with us this summer. Any questions, call any of the numbers listed below.

Information:
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591)
Reported by:
Carol Brown (585-247-5689)

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Belles 'N' Beaus

We will not be dancing for the months of June, July and August but hopefully will get to visit some clubs that have air conditioning and are dancing. We will resume dancing after Labor Day, so stay tuned and HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

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

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Boo Bull DBD

We began DBD dancing on Friday, May 8. 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 part and end part. 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 began our season on May 6, 2015. We are dancing 7:00–9:00 p.m., Phase II & III. Please plan to join us.

We will be offering beginning round dance lessons this year on Wednesdays 3:30–5:00 p.m., beginning June 3, 2015. No experience is necessary. This class will be for beginners or for people who want to brush up on their round dancing skills.

We continue to offer Phase II round dancing on Tuesday afternoon 3:30–5:00. 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.



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

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Boo Bull Squares

The club had its trail in dance on May 5. The club dances through December. We hope you will join us sometime for dancing. There are no dues, no refreshment duties and no officers 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!

Note that on Tuesday afternoons we are offering Easy (Phase II) Rounds from 3:30–5:00 p.m. See Boo Bull Rounds for details.

Don’t forget the third annual Johnny Preston dance on August 18. He will call an A2 dance in the afternoon and a plus dance in the evening. He calls a great dance and everyone will agree that a good time was had by all who attended. Please save the date and plan to join us this year.

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

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Cayuga Cut-Ups

We are saddened by the sudden passing of our club president, Bob Pearson, who died on April 16, 2015. He and his wife Jeannen were married for 56 years. Bob was a veteran and an engineer with IBM, retiring after 33 years. He stayed active with fishing, hunting, square dancing and spending time with his family. He was certainly an asset to our club and will be greatly missed.

At this time, we are planning a dance for August 13, 2015, featuring Johnny Preston calling and Mark Thone cueing. This dance will be held at the air-conditioned Apple Station Winery, 5279 Cross Road, Cayuga, NY. Early rounds will be 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. with square dancing from 7:30 to 10:00pm with Mainstream and Plus dances in a 2X2 format.

Information:
Jennie Tucker (315-253-2489)
Reported by:
Carol Carter (315-685-5397)

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Cloverleaf Squares

Our summer schedule began May 3 with our Prom Night dance. Dressing up is not required but definitely encouraged! Come and join us for us for a fun night. Our summer location is the air conditioned Henrietta Fire Hall. We start our evening of dancing with Waltz Round Dance lessons from 5:30–6:30 p.m. Round Dance lessons will be mostly taught by Jerry Carmen and Mark Thorne.

Starting May 3rd we are excited to welcome class graduates to join us for Plus level lessons. Plus level lessons are Sunday evenings from 7:00–8:00 p.m. and from 8:00–9:00 p.m. we practice what you have learned. Full Plus calling will be from 9:00–10:00 p.m. from May 3 through August 30.

We are having a special July Fest dance with caller Ron Reardon and cuer Alice Bubel. The dance will be held at the air conditioned Henrietta Fire Hall on Saturday July 11. Come join us for this fun night of dancing!

Our Cloverleaf summer picnic will be held on August 15, 2015. All clubs are welcome to join us for the picnic at Jane Avery’s house (1801 Colby Street, Brockport NY). Please bring a dish to pass, your swimsuit/towel if you would like to swim, a lawn chair if you have one and enjoy a day of yummy food, games and socializing!

Betsy and Roy Gotta will be calling and cueing a dance on August 23 at the Henrietta Firemen’s Hall. Also in August, the annual Cloverleaf Ice Cream Social will be on August 30, 2015. Come and join us for yummy ice cream and an enjoyable night of dancing and friends.

Information:
(585-987-5972)
Reported by:
Rebecca Sabin

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Copy Cats

We held graduation for our 21 Copy Kittens on April 21. This group worked diligently this year and had a lot of fun learning the calls from Ron Brown. We were honored to present them at the Dance-O-Rama as our new graduates of 2015! You are officially Copy Cats!

Thank you to all the angels who worked so hard to provide support this year. We also had angels from other clubs who showed up on Tuesday evenings during the snowy months this winter to help. Thank you! Thank you!

Copy Cats does not dance as a group during the summer but there are lots of opportunities to keep your feet moving on the dance floor. Check them out on the Promenader (http://www.squaredancingrochester.org).

News Alert! There is lots of interest in dancing mainstream over the summer … so Saturday, August 1, we are having a Beach Party Dance at the air conditioned Henrietta Fire Hall. Our own Jim Gotta will be calling from 7:00–9:00 p.m. The fee is $4.00 per person. Come and enjoy old and new friends and put on your beach wear!

We are planning our open house this fall on Tuesday, September 22, at the Bay Trail Middle School in Penfield. Invite your friends for a great time.

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

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Dalton Gang

Hello Dancing Friends!

With summer just around the corner, we are all busy! Luckily, there are still some dancing opportunities around! The Dalton Gang will be holding our Annual Round Up Dance on Friday (yes, Friday!) June 12, 2015 from 7:30–10 p.m. at the Keshequa Elementary School. Gary and Alice Bubel are once again going to be our Caller/Cuer for this event. As they were the club’s regular caller/cuer at one time, we always enjoy having them back for this wonderful evening. Some people like this annual dance because it is on a Friday, others enjoy it because this is the dance where we all sit down together after the dance and share a small meal and time together to socialize. Don’t worry about a dish to pass as this is our gift to you! We also have a 50/50 and Door Prize drawings for our guests. We hope you will mark this date on your calendar and take the drive to Dalton to join us.

Our dance schedule for the summer will be changing slightly due to dance hall availability. After our Round Up Dance, we will dance on June 23rd at Alice and Jerry Thompson’s home on Fuller Road. Please call Joe Pratt for more information. We will take the rest of the summer off and return to our new season of dancing in September.

We hope everyone has a safe and fun summer season. There will be some dancing here and there so we hope to see you on the dance floor during the summer season!

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

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Grand Squares

Grand Squares has completed its regular schedule for the school year. We thank our caller, Mike Callahan, and all our members and guests for their fine support during our dancing year.

We will have one dance during the summer — a Barn Dance at the barn of Alan and Ellen Fish on Flatiron Road in Bloomfield. That dance will be Saturday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. Gary Bubel will be calling. All square dancers are welcome and encouraged to come.

Our 2015–2016 regular schedule of dances will begin in September and we look forward to your support as we enter our new year. We are a small but very active club, with friendly dancers and a great caller. We welcome new members and guests.

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

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Lock City Curly Q's

After many months of struggle, the Lock City Curly Q’s are calling it quits. We have danced our last dance, unfortunately.

We are very grateful for all the guests from other clubs, both nationally and internationally, who have visited us through the years. We are especially grateful to our very gifted caller, Bill Ryan, who has given us so much pleasure. We will always treasure all the great memories we have of belonging to the Lock City Curly Q’s.

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

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Mark’s Intermediate Workshop

Our workshop is going very well. So far we have completed most of the Phase III Foxtrot and Rumba figures. Everyone did such a great job with those that we are excited to now move into Waltz and Cha Cha, followed by Tango and Jive.

We meet on Monday evenings from 8:00–10:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of West Webster, 570 Old Ridge Road, West Webster. Any dancers who want to work on Phase III figures, please join us on Monday nights!!

Dress is comfortable and casual. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

NOTE: Last workshop for the summer will be July 13.

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

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Penn Yan Friendship Squares

Penn Yan FriendshipSquares dances two Tuesdays a month during June, July and August. This year we will have workshops on Tuesdays June 9 and June 23, July 14 and 28, and August 11 and 25. Feel free to join us for these workshops at the Penn Yan FirstBaptist Church, 224 Main Street, Penn Yan from 7:00–9:30 p.m.

Our annual Watkins Glen Weekend will be held September 18–20 at Clute Memorial Park Community Center. If you haven’t been before, you will enjoy a wonderful wooden dance floor, an air conditioned dance hall and food events. Come for the entire weekend, an evening dance or an all day/night Saturday package is available. We are excited to have Jack Pladdys from Ohio as our caller and our club’s own Lisa Treichler will be cueing. For more information or to register, contact Sue Irvine at 585-330-9129 or email irvinesuej@gmail.com. You will also find our flier on this site.

Information:
315-536-6066
Reported by:
Gary & Sue Groom
groom7@verizon.net

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Round Towners

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 8:00–10:00 p.m. Dress is casual and comfortable. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor.

NOTE: We will not be dancing after July 16 until we start up again on September 10.

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. We do the easier levels at 2:00, and finish with the higher levels. 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 St., Geneva, NY. Main Street is Route 14 — easy to get to. From the thruway or the south, just stay on Route 14. From Routes 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 that 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:
Sheldon Frankenfield frankenfieldsheldon@gmail.com (315-549-8820)
Reported by:
Connie Williams connie.rhogo2@gmail.com (716-656-0297)

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Shirts 'N' Skirts

The snow has finally melted in Fulton. Shirts ’n Skirts members are looking forward to summer dancing. June brings our Graduation Night ceremony topped off with strawberry shortcake and whipped cream. Our new members have completed their Mainstream list of calls and are starting to learn the Plus list. In July we are looking forward to our Ice Cream Social on the 17th. This event brings out most members for an evening of “make your own” sundaes on a warm summer night. August 14 brings us to Hawaiian Shirt Night. Most of our treats that night will be made of pineapple or coconut. YUM! In between our themed dance nights are our regular Friday night dances filled with the friendship and laughter of the Shirts ’n Skirts members. If your club does not dance in the summer, join us, in our air conditioned hall. We will not be dancing on Friday, July 3.

Information:
Caller Dave Eno (315-591-0093)
Reported by:
Presidents Paula & Ray Schumacher (315-635-0930)

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Silver Squares

What changes will summer bring to Silver Squares? NONE! We will continue to dance every Monday afternoon with the exception of July 6th. It’s an excellent opportunity for new graduates and experienced dancers alike to get that extra practice and, to make it even better; your first visit to Silver Squares anytime between June 1 and August 31 is FREE. So, come join in the fun and know that your hinges will not be rusty come September. As always, we welcome both solo dancers and couples. All dances (except June 29) will be held at the Greece Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane (just north of Long Pond Road), from 1:00–3:00.

We have three special dances planned. Surprisingly they all involve food.

June 29 is the date of our annual picnic dance and will be held at the Hidden Valley clubhouse located at 199 Hidden Valley Road. Anyone interested in attending this dance is asked to call President Jean St. John by June 22 for complete details and directions. July 13 is the date of our annual ice cream sundae extravaganza, and August 10 is the date of our root beer float dance. If you ever wanted to be a soda jerk, this is your chance.

Also, with the 57th Dance-O-Rama behind us, we’d like to thank the volunteers of the Rochester Federation for another wonderful year of dancing. We appreciate all that you do.

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

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Southern Tier Wheelers

Our May weekend featuring Gary Pruyne, Jerry Carmen and Lisa Treichler provided a wonderful beginning to the 2015 camping season. It is always wonderful to reconnect with friends after the winter break. Remember that walk-ins are always welcomed. We love to have visitors and promise a good time. Check the Southern Tier Wheelers link to view flyers for this year. It is not necessary for you to be a camper to enjoy visiting us. There are several different dance opportunities — Friday evening, Saturday evening, or all day Saturday. However if you would like to experience a camping/dancing weekend, cabins and trailer rentals are available through CampBell Campgrounds. Mention to Ed or Carmen that you are joining the Wheelers for the weekend and receive a price discount.

Gary and Alice Bubel will be the caller/cuer for our June 19 to 21 weekend. Reservations are being handled by Gary and Sue Irvine. You can contact Gary at 585-746-2319 or Sue at 585-330-9129. Howard and Donna Williamson from Pennsylvania will be calling/cueing for us in July. Hosts for the July weekend are Clayton Wing and Donna Smart. You can make reservations by contacting Donna at 585-356-8359. Betsy and Roy Gotta are featured August 14 to 16. Herb and Gerry Brown are hosting that weekend and can be reached at 607-857-2973. Also be sure to check the flyer for our October Halloween weekend. We will be co-hosting with the Champagne Whirl-A-Ways from Bath. This is always a fun weekend so mark your calendars now and plan to attend.

We can’t promise you warm weather but we do have great — and warm/hot — campfires and we will promise that you will have a great time whether you join us for an evening, all day Saturday or for the entire weekend. We look forward to seeing you in a square.

Information:
Bill and Pat Mosher 607-739-3299
Reported by:
Bill and Pat Mosher

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Village Squares

At this time last year our club was experiencing Angsts 1 and 2, both of which have since been resolved favorably.

Angst 1, our need to find a new dance venue for the 2014–2015 dance year, was resolved favorably. With a dance season now nearing completion, we are quite pleased with our new home at the United Church of Pittsford (UCP), 123 S. Main St. Visitors are always welcome, with or without a checklist to score amenities.

Angst 2 spread across the entire federation. Our very capable and hard-working General Editors of the Promenader, Betty & Andy Ludwick, were justifiably retiring, even though they were irreplaceable. Belatedly, progress toward a solution began with the agreement to bury snail mail. With the help of many with digital literacy, including Betty and Andy, the electronic reincarnation of the Promenader that you are now reading emerged. We, as a club, are quite proud that our president, Peter Emmel, took the lead in making this happen and is now the Online Editor, even though he insists the title is only temporary.

Moving ahead, our last dance of the season, June 3, is an Ice Cream Social, featuring ice cream, toppings, and birthday cake. Dancing begins at 7:30, with Jerry Carmen calling and cueing 2x2 rounds and squares. Our flyer is in this issue. Questions? Contact Susan Thomas 585-385-2155.

On Wednesday, July 15, we are holding our summer picnic (games, food and dancing) at King’s Bend Park, which is on the north side of Jefferson Road just east of Clover (Route 65). For better dancing, we are again using the back lodge. Rain or shine, games start at 3:00 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m., dancing after dinner. Bring lawn chairs, games, beverages, and a dish to pass. Hot dogs, burgers, rolls, condiments, plates, cups and utensils are furnished. For reservations, call Tom Powers at 585-770-4700 or email tfpowers55@gmail.com before July 9. The price is $7.00 per person.

Our Trail Back dance — the first dance of the 2015–2016 dance year - is on the first Wednesday after Labor Day — that is, it is on September 9.

We are once again offering a Plus Class/Review, starting September 16. Jerry Carmen will be teaching/calling/cueing. Class is from 7:00–8:00 p.m. From 8:00–9:00 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 ad in this issue. One admission covers an entire evening of dancing. 2015 Mainstream class graduates are admitted free on September 16, 23 and 30.

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

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Waterwheel Squares

Here at Waterwheel Squares we are so ready for summer. We dance every Monday night year round at 7:00 p.m. at the Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder, NY 14226. We are in the upstairs hall and there is an elevator if you need it. Plenty of parking is available in the rear lot.

We kick off June on June 1 with our nominations of officers. June 8 we honor our nation’s flag. On June 15 we are doing a Father’s Day dance. This is a new dance for our club where the ladies set up the snack for the men. June 22 is our election night. And then we finish off the month on June 29 with an Independence Day Dance — all in red, white and blue.

July has only regular dance nights on July 6, 13, and 27. But, on July 20 we host our annual picnic. It’s a really nice picnic supper at 6:00 p.m. before we dance at 7:00 p.m.

August 3 is a regular dance night and on August 10 we cool things down with our Snowflake Dance. August 17 is a regular dance night and then it gets exciting on August 24 for our Summer Fling Dance. Everyone is welcome to join us that night. Gil Porter will be our guest caller that evening.

Everyone have a safe & fun summer! Keep swinging your partner and dance, dance, dance!

Information:
(716-759-2199)
Reported by:
Carolyn Gregory