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.
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591)
Carol Brown (585-247-5689)
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!
Bob & Alice Hager (585-227-1894)
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.
Alice & Gary Bubel
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.
Gary and Alice Bubel
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
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.
Gary and Alice Bubel
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.
Jennie Tucker (315-253-2489)
Carol Carter (315-685-5397)
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.
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!
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
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
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
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!
Joe Pratt 585-315-3810
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.
George and Carol Stahl (585-533-9241)
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
Debbie & Vic Bandinelli (716-434-9830)
Gene & Margaret Goerss
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.
(585) 226-8984 (h); (585) 748-5131(cell)
Marlene and Mark Thone
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
firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also find our flier on this site.
Gary & Sue Groom
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
NOTE: We will not be dancing after July 16 until we start up again on
(585-226-8984 home), (585-748-5131 cell)
Marlene and 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 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 email@example.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.
Sheldon Frankenfield firstname.lastname@example.org (315-549-8820)
Connie Williams email@example.com (716-656-0297)
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.
Caller Dave Eno (315-591-0093)
Presidents Paula & Ray Schumacher (315-635-0930)
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
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.
Jean St. John (585-720-0777)
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.
Bill and Pat Mosher 607-739-3299
Bill and Pat Mosher
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Peter & Sally Emmel (585-381-5049)
Carl & Susan Thomas (585-385-2155)
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!