Batavia Silver Stars
Come join Batavia Silver Stars as we continue our summer schedule
through September with our A-1 classes from 7:30–8:00 followed
by dancing until 10:00. October 5 and 12 will be our Open Houses
(7:00–8:15) so bring a friend(s) to enjoy the exercise, fun,
friendship and goodies that square dancing provides. Goodies means
lots of apple snacks! On November 9 we will be honoring our
veterans. All VETERANS attend FREE. Wear your red, white and
blue. Also, that night we will collect donations for Salvation
Army’s Thanksgiving basket.
Caller Bill Ryan (716-517-6012)
Cuer Nancy Fincher
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591)
Carol Brown (585-247-5689)
Belles 'N' Beaus
The summer has gone really quickly and now we are looking forward to
another season of dancing along with good fellowship, good food, and
good fun. On September 21, we will be holding an Open House which will
be a FREE DANCE so we welcome you one and all. On October 12, we will
be bringing our best desserts for auction and, of course, desserts for
tasting. Gil Porter will be calling for this event so you’ll
want to come and dance and put in a bid on your favorite dessert! On
the 26th of October we are having a Halloween Dance with cider and
donuts and of course costumes if you wish.
On November 16, 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.
November 30 will find us putting on our best Country Western garb as
we dance to country music and have a few mixer dances, so come and
join in the fun. We will be having our Holiday Dance on December 14,
with special Christmas desserts and hors d’oeuvres and Mike
Callahan calling the dances. You are always welcome to join us!
Bob & Alice Hager (585-227-1894)
Boo Bull DBD
The DBD (dancing by definition) club has been having a lot of fun
looking at mainstream and plus calls from different positions. No new
calls are taught, you just learn the definition of the call and dance
it from various positions. It can help you become a better dancer at
any level. Please join us some Friday night and see what fun we have
dancing. You can join any us any night as there are no lessons, just
dancing. We do not dance every Friday night, so check the
schedule. Feel free to call us if you have questions.
Alice & Gary Bubel
Boo Bull Rounds
The club has been dancing every Wednesday night. We do Phase 2 & 3
rounds and have worked on the foxtrot rhythm. We also taught
“Roses for Elizabeth.” Everyone enjoyed that teach. Come
and join us some Wednesday evening. We are always happy to review any
movements that are causing you trouble. Dancing is 7:00–9:00.
On Tuesday afternoons we have started doing Phase 3 & 4 rounds. We
have a small group but a lot of fun. We dance 3:30–5:00, so
please join us if you like a higher level of dancing.
Alice & Gary Bubel
Gary and Alice Bubel
Boo Bull Squares
Where did the summer go? It seems the days, months and years are just
racing by. Our dancers enjoyed dancing in our air-conditioned hall
this summer. We had a number of new dancers attending to learn the
plus calls. We also have eight new club members!
This club dances until the 1st week of December, so please come and
join us some Tuesday night. We have a lot of fun. Dress is casual. We
Alice & Gary Bubel
Gary and Alice Bubel
Change is in the air at the Cayuga Cut-Ups! We want to welcome new
officers: Glynn and Linda English, vice-presidents, and Dave and Barb
Simpson, treasurers, to our Executive Board. Starting September 3, our
dance schedule will be adjusted. We will continue dancing on Thursday
evenings; however, we will be starting at 6:30 with plus
dancing. Class will be from 7:00–8:30 and we’ll finish up
with more plus calls 8:30–9:15.
Every Thursday in September will be an open house night, free for new
dancers. On September 17 we will have a special "pie night" to enjoy
homemade pies along with a guest caller. On October 1 we will be
dancing at a different location (TBD) as the Auburn United Methodist
Church will not be available. On October 22, we will have Dave Eno as a
guest caller. October 29 is our annual Halloween celebration.
Costumes are welcomed, but not required. On November 12, we will honor
all veterans with a Veteran’s Day celebration. We will not be
dancing on November 26 as everyone enjoys Thanksgiving with their
Jeannie Tucker (315-253-2489)
Mary Dobrovosky (315-685-5756)
The Champagne Whirl-A-Ways will start out the new dance season with
our signature Grape Harvest Ball on Sept 26. Club caller Mike Herne
will be doing the honors, along with guest cuer Dottie
Griffiths. Dottie is a Southern Tier favorite!
We are excited to co-host the Halloween Bash with the Southern Tier
Wheelers on October 10 at the CampBell Campgrounds. Jerry Carmen will
be calling, and Lisa Treichler will be cueing. This is sure to be a
fun evening! Then, back to Bath on October 24 for Pumpkins &
Apples Night, featuring Mike Herne as both caller and cuer. Our only
dance in November will be the Veterans & Pie Night on November 14
with Mike Herne and Lisa Treichler. Veterans are admitted free and
delicious pies will be the order of the day! For the first time, we
will be having several afternoon dances! Please reserve January 9 and
February 27 for some winter fun.
As always, Happy Trails To You
Jim & Cathy Mack
Our club’s Open Houses for 2015 are September 20 and 27. Open Houses
are from 5:00–7:00 at the First Baptist Church of Chili. We are
looking forward to meeting new people to join our class for this year!
In October, Cloverleafs and Copy Cats are working together to have the
Oktoberfest dance at Archangel School on Saturday, October 24. The
caller will be Jason Raleigh, the cuer will be Mark Thone. The
Octoberfest dance will be from 7:00–10:00 and will be $7 a
person for admission. Also in October is our class/club Halloween
dance. All new class members are welcome to join us and enjoy a night
of dancing and fun! Costumes are not required but are
encouraged. There will be prizes for different categories of costumes
(for example: best costume, funniest, most creative, etc.).
November 8 is our Veterans/Honor Flight dance. Last year we raised
enough money to send at least two veterans on Honor Flight. This year
we would like to try to reach that same goal — or exceed it! On
November 22, we will be having our Thanksgiving Class/club potluck
dinner and dance. As we get closer to the date of this dance, we will
have information on our flyer table to sign up for a dish to pass.
Please check the flyer table for information if you are planning on
joining us for the dinner part of the evening.
It’s time to put away those flip-flops and break out your square-dancing shoes!
Copy Cats has a dance schedule this fall that will be
sure to keep you on the tips of your paws.
On September 19, bring a dish to pass for our potluck at 5:30, and an
oil can to dance out the rust starting at 7:00 with early rounds and
2x2 to follow at 7:30! Mike Callahan will be calling, Alice Bubel will
be cueing. So come join us at the First Baptist Church in Penfield
to kick off the year to a great start!
Speaking of starting off the year right, Copy Cats is having an Open
House on September 22 from 7:00–9:00 at the Bay Trail Middle
School in Penfield to recruit our new kitten litter for the year!
Along with our regular mainstream classes every Tuesday night from
7:00–9:00, we will be continuing to offer plus classes from
6:15–7:00! And the best part? Our caller Ron Brown will call one
plus tip during the mainstream class to review the lesson and show our
kittens just how classy Cats can be.
We would also like you to join us and our dear Cloverleaf friends on
October 24 at the Archangel School on 2400 Chili Ave. for our
Octoberfest Dance! Rounds will start at 7:00 with 2x2 at 7:30,
admission is $7.
For all things Copy Cats, check out our website:
Nicole Bolan & Jane McGowan
Hello Dancing Friends,
It is very nice to be starting another Square Dancing season! The
Dalton Gang is hoping to be starting a new-dancer class this year as
we really want to focus on "growing" our club. We feel a little extra
responsibility as we are the last club in existence in Livingston
County. Our club is approximately 45 years old, and at one time there
were clubs in many neighboring towns. So onward we go!!
There will be some changes in our club with the beginning of the new
season. After five years, the Pratts will be stepping down from the
position of President. Since we have moved 45 minutes north of Dalton
(to Livonia), it appears to be a good time to pass the torch. We are
encouraging some of our newer members (with at least two years of
membership) to step forward and participate in our club leadership. We
will update information in the Promenader as soon as we have someone
in the position.
Club dancing will start Tuesday evening on September 8, with our Open
House taking place on September 22, 2015. Please check our dance
schedule in the Promenader to see if you might be able to join us for
a Tuesday night dance. We are planning to make our March 29, 2016
“Pancake Dinner and Dance” evening even more special this year! We
will have door prizes and a few other additions to this very well-attended
club event. We hope you will mark your calendar and plan to
join us on this evening.
We wish every club a strong start to our new dance season and we hope
to see you in a square soon!
Joe Pratt (585-315-3810)
Our new season starts on Thursday, September 10 with a FREE dance for
visitors. We welcome you, one and all! We dance from 7:00-9:00 at the
Roth Middle School on East Henrietta Road. And, we are delighted that
Mike Callahan continues as our caller.
We are also planning a Grandparents night for Thursday, October 8. We
invite all dancers to bring or borrow a grandchild, first grade or
older, for an evening of fun.
Our summer event, a barn dance at the farm of Alan Fish in Bloomfield,
was a great success. We had six squares, plus many dancers rotating in
and out. The support of so many square dancers was very much
appreciated, and we hope all of you will join us during our regular
schedule beginning in September.
Our fall schedule is as follows: September 10, 17 and 24; October 1,
8, 22, and 29; and November 5, 12, and 19. We dance at the plus level,
but even if you are not an experienced plus dancer, Mike is a great
teacher and we will help you learn the calls.
See you at Grand Squares!
George and Carol Stahl (585-533-9241)
Mark’s Intermediate Workshop
Our workshop is going very well. We first completed Phase III Rumba
figures and are almost done with Foxtrot. Everyone has done a great
job with those so we are also working on Waltz and Cha
Cha. Eventually, we will also look at basic Jive and Tango and hope to
follow that with a little Quickstep and Slow Two Step.
We meet on Monday evenings from 8:00–10:00 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/casual. We’re looking forward to seeing you
on the dance floor.
NOTE: Last workshop for the fall will be October 19. We will resume
dancing in the spring (mid-March).
(585-226-8984 home), (585-748-5131 cell)
Marlene and Mark Thone
Penn Yan Friendship Squares
Penn Yan Friendship Squares offers free beginner square dance lessons
on Wednesdays, September 16th, 23rd, and 30th, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
All are welcome to join us at the Penn Yan Grange Hall on Rte 54A, 408
Elm Street in Penn Yan, NY.
Our annual Watkins Glen Weekend is coming up on Sept 18–20 at
Clute Park Community Center. This year Jack Pladdys will be our
caller. Jack hails from Indian Springs, Ohio. He is a national
caller with a very extensive calling background. Penn Yan Friendship
Squares own Lisa Treichler and her husband George will be cueing. We
hope you will 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 issue.
Our club dances are at the Penn Yan Grange Hall in Penn Yan on the 1st
and 3rd Saturdays of October, November, and December, 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
Round Towners is an easy intermediate level club, dancing 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. Dress is
casual/comfortable. We’re looking forward to seeing you on the
NOTE: We will not be dancing after October 22 and will resume dance
activities in mid-March.
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org before
Saturday or call the info number below. 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 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 dance most holidays, so if you are not otherwise occupied, come
join us. We rarely cancel, but it is always a good idea to call, just
in case something came up.
The Shamrock Squares are an “A” Level square dance
club. We dance every Tuesday night, starting at 6:45 at the air-conditioned
Pieters Family Life Center near the junction of 15A and Castle
On Tuesday, September 15, Mike and Wanda are celebrating the
40th year of existence for this club with a dinner and a
dance…but with everything quite out of the ordinary: They have
invited iconic caller Ed Foote of Pennsylvania to be the guest caller
for the evening, and for the neophytes among you, here is a little
background on Ed, copied from his website:
Three home square dance clubs
Full-time traveling — U.S., Europe, Asia
CALLERLAB member & Accredited Caller Coach
Caller Seminars, Clinics & Schools
BMI & ASCAP licensed
Staff writer for two square dance magazines
Author & Editor of square dance instructional books
Producer of Audio & Video teaching tapes & CDs
Ed has been calling since 1965; he is also a former member of the
CALLERLAB board of Governors and committee chairman. He is also still
active in caller training seminars and continues calling all square
dance programs thru Challenge.
I believe Wanda has already contacted all present and former members
to make the special dinner available to them. There are separate
charges for both the dinner and the dance. If you are interested, and
have not received this invitation, I would contact Wanda to see if
there can be a place for you.
Speaking of food, Mike and Wanda have always, in the past, referred to
us as their, “Bread and Butter Club”, with the reason
being in their early history, with the children still young and
hungry, and with area square dance clubs taking a summer hiatus, the
Shamrock Squares often provided grocery money inasmuch as we danced
all summer. Our congratulations to Mike and Wanda as they add this
special milestone to their increasingly long list of treasured
accomplishments. They are two very easy-to-love and easy-to-respect people,
and a treasure beyond measure to our square dance community.
Caller, Mike Callahan (585-352-7877)
Shirts 'N' Skirts
It wasn’t that long ago we were pinning club badges on newly
graduated members, and here we are planning our Open Houses to welcome
beginners into our group. Shirts ’N’ Skirts will have
their two free dances on September 18 and 25, from 7:00–9:00. We
are planning ways to get the word out in the community to those who
are interested in learning how to square dance.
On October 30, we will be having a Halloween Dance. Dress in your
scariest costume and come join us for a fun night of dancing and food.
November will bring us a Friday the 13th dance. We call this our Black
Cat Friday. Members bring food, treats, bedding, toys, etc. to donate
to our local SPCA. Our group is very generous on Black Cat Fridays as
many members have rescue pets in their homes.
We enjoyed seeing all the members of other clubs who came to dance
with us over the summer. Hopefully you will continue to join us in the
fall. Once the snow flies, we know we know you won’t be making
the drive to Fulton.
Our dances are on Friday nights from 7:00–9:30. The class learns
new calls from 7:00–8:30. All dancers, whether class or club,
participate in these dances to help the new members learn the
moves. Club and Plus dances start at 8:30 and run until we are tired
If you have any questions, give us a call or visit our website at
www.shirtsandskirts.org. On our website you will find directions to
the Fulton Municipal Building, where we dance most weeks.
Ray or Paula Schumacher (315-635-0930)
Exciting news: Silver Squares will be holding an Open House/pizza
party on September 21. So, please, please, please spread the word to
all your friends, acquaintances, and any strangers you may meet to
join us from 1:00–3:00. at the Greece Methodist Church, 1924
Maiden Lane. And remember, at Silver Squares, we welcome solo dancers
and couples with equal enthusiasm.
Please note that we will not be dancing on Labor Day, September 7.
We’ll all be doing those family things instead, but come
September 14, we’re off and running for a fabulous fall of
dancing every Monday afternoon.
September 28 is our Western Theme Dance, so dust off those western
duds. And let’s not forget the Halloween Dance on October 26.
We’d love to have you show up in costume. November 23 is our
Thanksgiving Dance. I’m thinking Pilgrim — Indian —
dragging a turkey. Use your imagination. Of course, casual attire is
entirely appropriate for any of our dances.
So, okay, I saved the best for last. Our last special dance this
quarter is the November 9 Soup and Salad Dance. I used to be able to
call this our annual soup and salad dance, but no longer. It’s
so good; we now hold two a year. Join us and you’ll see what I
mean. Anyway, 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 2 would be appreciated.
Hope to see you there.
Jean St. John (585-720-0777)
Southern Tier Wheelers
Although the camping season may be winding down, we still have a few
more opportunities for you to join us. Our “Sashay Into
September” weekend features Gary Pruyne calling and Jerry Carmen
cueing. The weekend takes place September 11–13, and
reservations can be made by contacting Lash/Nancy LaRue. We will be
joining with the Champagne Whirl-A-Ways from Bath for our October
dance. Saturday evening will be an opportunity for you to show off
your scariest/funniest/most unusual costume and vie for prizes in
those categories. Of course, you do not need a costume to join
us. That weekend will be hosted by our presidents, Bill and Pat
Mosher. Additional information on our weekends can be found on our
flyers located elsewhere in this issue.
We will end this year with our Christmas Dinner Dance featuring Gary
and Alice Bubel. The dance will be at the Tyrone Fire Hall in Tyrone,
NY. A delicious, home-cooked meal, served immediately following the
dance, is prepared by Dottie Griffiths and her daughter, Nancy. What a
great way to end our dancing season!
We hope to see you in our square.
Bill and Pat Mosher (607-739-3299) or (607-857-1553)
On an August afternoon
The Sun will often seem to pause
While shadows, unnoticed, are reaching out
Earlier than before.
Then comes that first pristine morning
With an icy edge,
And it is time
For each to seek out the sanctuary
Of its own kind.
Happily settled in at the United Church of Pittsford, 123 South Main
Street, our 2015–2016 dance season begins with a Trail Back
dance the first Wednesday after Labor Day—that is, September
9. A potluck dinner precedes the dance. The church doors open at
6:00. We begin eating in earnest at 6:30. The dance itself begins at
7:30. Visitors are welcome to participate in the dinner and/or the
dance. Dinner visitors are requested to contact Susan Thomas
(385-2155) or Barb Keane (787-4061).
Starting the following Wednesday, September 16, and continuing
thereafter, except as otherwise noted, our Wednesday dances follow
Plus-level Learn, Review and Practice Workshop — 7:00–8:00
Practice based on prior instruction — 8:00–9:00
Club Dance at full plus level — 9:00–10:00
Breaks include rounds. One admission covers an entire evening of
dancing. See our flyer posting.
Village Squares has offered an integrated Plus-Level Workshop
instruction and dancing approach every year since 2007. It is highly
effective in turning mainstream dancers into plus dancers and in
polishing the dancing skills of plus-level dancers (including our club
members). In the process, we share a lot of laughs. Since seeing is
believing, we are offering new Plus-Level Workshop visitors free
admission to our September 16, 23 and 30 dances.
We are workshopping and dancing every Wednesday in October and
November, except there will be no dance the Wednesday before
On Wednesday, October 7, we are once again holding a
Barn Dance. To get a full kick out of this dance, barn-appropriate
dress is suggested. See our flyer posting.
On Wednesday, November 11, we are honoring military service veterans
with a Veterans Day Dance. Military veterans will be admitted
free. See our flyer posting for additional details.
So what else is new? Check out our flyer posting for Five Fabulous
Friday Night Dances. These 2 (squares) by 2 (rounds) dances are from
7:30–10:00. Except for incidental plumbing fixes to keep a
square from going down the drain, these are not teaching dances. They
are STRICTLY FUN dances.
The first Friday Fun Dance is Friday Fright Night, October 30. A
Halloween costume would be adorable for this dance, but for
full-fledged fright, lacking a costume, just show up in the worst
mismatch in your closet.
Peeking ahead, Village Square’s last dance of 2015 skips the
last Wednesday in favor of the last Thursday of the year. It’s
our New Year’s Eve Dance. See our flyer posting. It may seem a
little early, but it isn’t. Time accelerates during the holiday
season. Reserve early, save money and cross one more item off your
holiday must-do list.
Peter & Sally Emmel (585-381-5049)
Carl & Susan Thomas (585-385-2155)
In September, when the leaves start changing and coming down, several
changes are occurring at Waterwheel Squares. We will still be dancing
at Amherst Community Church located at 77 Washington Highway in
Snyder, N.Y. 14226. We will now be dancing on TUESDAY nights at
7:00. After many wonderful years, Mike Callahan will be retiring from
our club. We wish Mike the best of luck in his new endeavors and look
forward to welcoming Bill Ryan as our new club caller. Elaine Nicholls
remains as our cuer.
Our newly elected officers are as follows: Scott Mansfield, president;
Carolyn Gregory, vice president and acting secretary, with assistance
from Rachel Bicheler, and Chris Wenglowskyj, treasurer.
September 15 is a regular dance. September 22 and 29 are both OPEN
HOUSE nights, starting promptly at 7:00. This is a wonderful chance to
try out square dancing free of charge. October 6 and 20 are both
regular dance nights. October 27 is our annual Halloween dance. This
is always a popular and exciting night, with surprising costumes plus
donuts and refreshing cider.
November 3 and 17 are regular dance nights. Our annual Thanksgiving
dinner and dance is on the 24th. It is always a delicious dinner with
many thanks for both the food and the friends in our club. As always,
we are open to visitors who’d like to dance with us. There is
ample parking behind the building and an elevator for those who need
it. We wish all other clubs a blessed and family-filled Thanksgiving!