Batavia Silver Stars
Hip, Hip, Hurrah, summer is here so come out to enjoy summertime
square dancing with the Batavia Silver Stars (air conditioning when
needed). Dancing is every Monday night except July 4 and 25. Our
summer hours are 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. Our special monthly dances are:
June 6 — ICE CREAM SUNDAES: Come enjoy ice cream with all the
trimmings. If you have a favorite topping bring it along to share with
us. (See flyer) We will collect and then donate items to Zion House,
a transitional home in Avon for female Veterans. Items for donation
include anything to operate a home, personal care items, paper
products, books, games, etc.
July 25 — Club Picnic: NO DANCING
August 22 — NAME TAG DANCE: Wear your club’s name badge
for a free night of dancing and plan to take home some special
“goodies.” (See flyer)
Looking forward to seeing you in a square!
Caller Bill Ryan (716-517-6012),
Cuer Nancy Fincher
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591),
Carol Brown (585-247-5689)
Belles 'N' Beaus
After taking the months of June, July and August off for the summer,
at Belles ‘N‘ Beaus we are really ready to start dancing
again in September. Mike Herne will be calling and our first dance
will be on September 12 at Messiah Lutheran Church on the corner of
English Rd. and Mt. Read Blvd. We are all looking forward to seeing
one another again and extend a warm welcome to any of you that would
like to come and dance on Monday nights.
On Monday night, the 19th of September, we will be holding an OPEN HOUSE
and this means that it will be a free dance with wonderful snacks and
fellowship for all. We‘ll look forward to seeing you in
Bob & Alice Hager (585-227-1894)
Boo Bull DBD
This club dances on Friday evenings 7:00 to 9:00. We will be doing an
intro to DBD (Dancing by Definition) this summer. Please think about
joining us. We have a lot of fun and guarantee that you will be a
We look at all the movements you already know and do them from
positions you might not have seen before. Check the Promenader for our
schedule as we don‘t dance every Friday evening.
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Alice & Gary Bubel
Boo Bull Rounds
We dance two times each week. On Tuesday afternoons we dance from 3:30
to 5:00 featuring Phase 3 & 4 dances. It is a casual dress
On Wednesday evenings, we dance 7:00–9:00. This evening is also
casual and we dance Phase 2 & 3.
We may be teaching a class but do not yet have our schedule
set. Please call for information and watch for flyers with details.
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Gary and Alice Bubel
Boo Bull Squares
It is great to be back in Rochester and calling at our clubs! This
club runs May — December. We dance every Tuesday night
7:00–9:00. We again welcome the newer dancers and will be
teaching and workshopping the Plus calls all summer and we always
welcome everyone who has danced with us in the past. Please join us
some Tuesday for an evening of fun and fellowship.
Please remember to put our Johnny Preston dance on your calendar. It
is scheduled for August 16th. Johnny is a great caller and he always calls
a fun dance.
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Gary and Alice Bubel
We dance every Thursday all summer long!
We celebrate birthdays on the first Thursday of each month with a
special dessert and extra hugs for the birthday celebrants.
The sheriff and the chief will join us on June 23, as we dance dressed
as cowboys and Indians.
June 30 Keith Harter will be our guest caller.
July 7 we celebrate Independence Day with a Hot Dog Roast. Everyone is
asked to bring a dish to pass and the club will provide the hot dogs.
July 28 Keith Harter will be back as our guest caller on Beach Day.
Graduation will be August 18 as we welcome three new couples to our
club. Bob and Jeanne Hering, Chris and Pam Kelley, and Joe and Donna
Manning will graduate the Mainstream and Plus programs.
“Farmer Day” is August 25.
On Saturday, August 27, Ken Ritucci will call and Jerry Carmen will
cue at a dance at Vince’s Park, Seneca Falls, to benefit
Alzheimer’s. Please see the flyer for more information.
Be sure to check out our website at www.cayugacutups.org or our
Jeannie Tucker (315-253-2489)
Mary Dobrovosky (315-685-5756)
Nine, yes nine, new graduates were born on June 2nd, all are thoroughly
equipped for the rigors of the dance floor! Trained and whipped into
shape by Mike Herne; consisting of 2 couples, 3 belles, and 2
beaus. Last year’s graduates and class angels joined in with the cement
to make 3 squares. All were packed into the training room so no one
could escape; ah ha. The new victims are: Pete Houghtaling and wife
Sharon, Anthony Parez, Betty Towne, Leroy Graff, Brenda Finnerty, Don
Jones and wife Sandy, and last, but certainly not the least, Delores
Danzer. We congratulate them for their determination and
patience. They have been traveling around. Some of us have already met
With the advent of tropical weather, the Champagne Whirl-A-Ways will
present Hawaiian Night on June 11 at 7 p.m. Dress loosely and
colorfully for this dance. You will be adorned with a lei upon arriving! (I was going
to wear a grass skirt as greeter, but decided against it.)
Directions: Take I-390 into I-86, Exit 38. Turn left, at 3rd light,
turn right. You’ll see the church. Left into drive between church
and police station.
Our facebook e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane Camp (607-776-4528)
Diane Camp & Art Diefenbach
Dance-O-Rama is just a memory now. Congratulations to the new recipients of the
Daphne-Norma Leadership Award. They are very deserving and we hope to
see you at one of our dances.
Graduation is also over and we’re looking forward to having the
new graduates join us this summer for review and the beginning of the
Plus lessons. We are also offering basic Two Step round dance lessons
from May to August with Mark Thone teaching in May and Jerry Carmen
finishing June through August. You can either prepay $45 for all
lessons or $4 per week. They will run from 5–6:30 p.m. on Sunday
nights at the Henrietta Fire Hall before our regular square
dance — teach at 7.
Coming up in July, Ron Reardon will again call for a special dance on Saturday,
July 16, with Alice Bubel cueing at the Henrietta Fire Hall. This will
be Ron’s second year visiting from Florida. Not a dance you want to
We have two special dances in August. On August 21 Betsy & Roy
Gotta will again be spinning their special music. I’ve lost
count on the number of years they have been coming and we welcome them
with open arms. Betsy is a well-known national caller and celebrated
50 years of calling (she started young like Mike Callahan). Roy plays
new and current round dance music to entertain us.
On August 28 it will be our closing dance at the fire hall until next
May, with our annual Ice Cream Social. Homemade ice cream and toppings
are to die for. There is always plenty to go around.
August also sets the stage for our Open Houses to be held at the First
Baptist Church in Chili on September 11 and 18. If you know of any
singles or couples wanting to join in the camaraderie of square
dancing, please invite them to come with you. Besides being good
exercise, it is FUN!
Henry Capron (585-747-0180)
Sharon Meyer (585-924-8792)
Can you feel the excitement over here in the Cat Corner?! The tassels
have been turned, the “tests” have been passed and now our
wonderful, bright kittens are Copy Cats!! Much celebration was had,
much food was passed and now we are elated to share our squares with
more Cats! Happy Graduation, Copy Kittens Class of 2016!
While our dances for the year are done, we know you want more fun,
visit our website to see the schedule for next year to come! The road
is long and the trail must end. We hope you’ll join us on May 21
with all our Cat friends. While we’re at it, we’ll clue
you in, the summer picnic is sure to be a big win! So come join us on
August 9 or drop in for a spin, don’t know where we’ll be?
Try the Webster Arboretum!
Have more questions? Check out our website:
Nicole Bolan & Jane McGowan
Jamond Billyard (585-330-1128)
Jamond Billyard & Donna Whitman
Grand Squares will have no regularly scheduled dances during the
summer months. However, we will have a special barn dance on Friday,
August 19, at 7:00 p.m. on the farm of Alan and Ellen Fish, on Flat
Iron Road in East Bloomfield. Mike Callahan will be the caller. This
is our third summer barn dance at the Fish farm, and they have proven
popular with our club members and those from other clubs. All are
We thank all of our members and guests from other clubs who danced
with us during this past school year at Roth Middle School in
Henrietta. We thank caller Mike Callahan, and our line dance leader,
Terry. We look forward to seeing everyone once again, when we resume
our regular dance schedule in September at Roth.
George and Carol Stahl (585-533-9241)
Mark’s Intermediate Workshop
This workshop is designed for dancers who are comfortable with Phase
II figures and would like to learn Phase III in several different
rhythms. It is also an excellent review and reinforcement for dancers
who are currently dancing Phase III. We are working on rumba, foxtrot,
waltz, cha, jive, and tango figures, all of which will build on the
Phase II figures you already know.
We meet at the First United Methodist Church of West Webster, 570
Ridge Road, West Webster on Monday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00
p.m. Dress is casual/comfortable.
(See flyer in this issue)
Please note: We will not be dancing after July 11 for the rest of the
summer. We will resume dancing on Monday September 12, picking up
where we left off.
Marlene and Mark Thone (585-226-8984 home); (585-748-5131 Marlene’s cell)
Marlene and Mark Thone
Penn Yan Friendship Squares
Penn Yan Friendship Squares dances two Tuesdays a month during June,
July and August. This year we will have Plus workshops on Tuesdays
June 7 and June 21, July 12 and 26 and August 9 and 23. Feel free to
join us for these workshops at the Penn Yan First Baptist Church, 224
Main Street, Penn Yan from 7:00–9:30 p.m.
We will hold three free lessons for beginners in September. They will
be on Wednesdays, September 14, 21 and 28 at the Penn Yan Grange Hall,
408 Elm Street, Penn Yan from 7:00–9:00 p.m. All are welcome.
Our annual Watkins Glen Weekend will be held Sept 16 to18 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
Rowdy Howie Williamson from Tyrone, PA as our caller and John &
Pattie Toll from Dover, Delaware will be cueing. For more information
or to register, contact Sue Irvine at 585-330-9129 or email
email@example.com. You will also find our flier on this site.
Respectfully, Sue G
Amy Robinson (607-569-2266)
Gary & Sue Groom
Round Towners is an easy intermediate Round Dance Club, dancing a
Phase III–IV level program. A teach or a review is included most
evenings. We work on Phase III–IV figures in all rhythms and
welcome anyone to join us who is interested in dancing at this level.
We meet on Thursday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church of West Webster, which is located at 570 Ridge
Road in West Webster.
Please note: We will not be dancing after July 14 for the remainder of
the summer. We will resume dancing on Thursday, September 8.
Marlene and Mark Thone (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 to 5:00. If you would
like a proposed program, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 easily be 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 has come up. July 4 is still
a question, so do call ahead.
Connie Williams (315-549-8820)
The Shamrock Squares dance the CALLERLAB Advanced program with Mike
Callahan calling. We dance every Tuesday starting at 6:45
p.m. throughout the summer except for June 21, July 12, and August
23. On July 5 we will have a guest caller, Don Moger, from Canada,
calling with Mike Callahan. Our annual Ice Cream Social will be on
If you dance the CALLERLAB Advanced program, come join us at the
comfortable air-conditioned Pieters Family Life Center at 1025
Commons Way just off of Castle Road, east of 15A and near the
intersection of Jefferson Road and 15A.
We hope to see you there.
Caller Mike & Wanda Callahan (585-352-7877)
Dick & Irma Halstead
Shirts 'N' Skirts
June will hopefully bring summer and many dancers to visit us in
Fulton. On the first Friday night of June, we will be getting ready for our ALS
Elaine Eno Benefit Dance. It will be held the next day, Saturday, June
4, from 2:00 to 10:00 p.m. There are guest callers, raffles and
food. Check out our flyer in the Ads and Flyers section. On June 3 we
will also have our quarterly meeting and election of new officers. The
last Friday of June, we will be having our Strawberry Shortcake
night. This is a club favorite. Come join us if you can. The club
always has enough strawberries for guests.
We will not be dancing the first Friday in July. The rest of July
we will have some guest callers and our new graduates will be learning
the Plus calls. August will be exciting for us. Our graduates, Jessica
and Henry will be having their baby! Who knows, maybe the baby has
learned some calls and will be a natural at square dancing. Also, we
will be busy getting flyers and ads out into the community for new
dancers to join us in September.
Enjoy your summer. Shirts ’n’ Skirts dances all summer in
an air conditioned hall. Maybe we will see you there.
Caller: Dave Eno
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
4. 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 6
and August 29 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 27 (see below), will
be held at the Greece Methodist Church, 1924 Maiden Lane from 1:00
We have a couple of very special dances planned. Not surprisingly,
there’s food involved.
June 27 is the date of our annual picnic dance which will be held at
the Hidden Valley clubhouse located at 199 Hidden Valley Road. Hot
dogs are on the menu and those in attendance are asked to bring a dish
to pass. We begin this dance with lunch served at noon, followed by
dancing at 1:00 p.m. Admission to the dance is $5.00 and an additional
$2 for lunch. Gil Porter will be our guest caller. Anyone interested
in attending this dance is asked to call acting president Jim Lee by
June 20 for complete details and directions.
July 11 is the date of our annual ice cream sundae
extravaganza. Sundaes will be free to those attending this dance. So,
come on out for a day of dancing and ice cream. It’s an
Also, with the 58th 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.
Jim Lee (585-392-8275)
Southern Tier Wheelers
The Southern Tier Wheelers are eagerly looking forward to starting our
2016 camping/dancing season. While the winter was much milder than
usual, many of us have been getting our campers ready and are looking
forward to seeing everyone once again.
We began by hosting Betsy and Roy Gotta at our May 20–22 weekend. Gary
and Alice Bubel will be joining us for the weekend of June 24–26. We
will not be dancing in July but many members are planning on attending
the S’Mores weekend in Morris, Pennsylvania. Our August weekend will
be held Aug. 19–21 when we will be thrilled to welcome back Howard
and Donna Williamson from Tyroe, Pa. Then, in September, Rochester’s
own Gil Porter and Jerry Carmen will be calling and cueing for our
(and your) dancing pleasure.
Please consider joining us on Friday night, Saturday night, all day
Saturday or for the entire weekend. Don’t have a camper???? Not a
problem. Give Ed or Carmen a call at CampBell Campground. They have
campers and cabins available to rent. Be sure to mention that you are
coming to join us and they will give you a special rate. If you just
want to come for an evening dance, consider staying for a while after
dancing and join us at the campfire. There is always lots of laughter
shared while keeping warm. There are also several nice hotels in the
area if that is the style of “camping” that you prefer.
We now welcome all dancers to join our club — campers or not! So
consider becoming a member and save on the cost of the weekend. Hoping
to see you all in a square soon.
Bill and Pat Mosher (607-739-3299)
Bill & Pat Mosher
School’s out! With two tempting exceptions, Village Squares is
in recess during the summer months.
The first tempting exception is our Trail’s End dance on
Wednesday, June 1, which features an Ice Cream Social. The dance
begins at 7:30 p.m., ends at 10:00 p.m. and includes 2X2 Plus Squares
and Rounds. Jerry Carmen will be calling and cueing. The location is
at the United Church of Pittsford, 123 South Main St., just south of
the village. Refer to our flyer in this issue. Call Sally Emmel
381-5049 if you need more information.
The second tempting exception is our Wednesday July 27 Picnic at Kings
Bend Park. To reach the park, turn north off of Jefferson Road just
east of Clover (Route 65). We have reserved the north pavilion. There
will be games and socializing starting at 3:00 p.m. Bring a dish to pass,
beverage, and lawn chairs. The club will provide burgers and hots,
rolls and condiment, plates, cups and utensils. Starting at 7:30
p.m. Jerry Carmen will be calling and cueing. $8.00 per person will be
collected at the pavilion. To facilitate the club’s advance
purchases, phone Tom Powers by Sunday July 24 at 585-770-4700. Refer
to our flyer in this issue.
August is a bye. So let’s take a peek at September.
Our 2016–2017 dance year starts Wednesday, September 7, at the
Pittsford United Church with a potluck dinner and dance. The social
hour begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by a sit-down meal at 6:30 p.m.,
followed by dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. Bring tableware and a dish
to pass. For the potluck, please contact hostesses Susan Thomas
585-385-2155 (email@example.com) or Barb Keane 585-787-4061. Dance
admission per person is $4 for members, $5 for visitors. There is no
potluck surcharge. Refer to our flyer in this issue.
We will be detailing our Plus teach and review workshops in the next
issue of the Promenader. These Wednesday workshops are from 7:00
p.m. to 8:00 p.m., followed by class level dancing with our club until
9:00 p.m. The club dances at a full Plus level from 9:00 p.m. until
10:00 p.m. Mainstream dancers who graduated in May and are interested
in learning Plus calls are particularly invited to join our workshop
in September. As a “try before you buy” incentive, we
offer first-time workshop attendees free admission to their first
session of the season. Experienced dancers who are simply reviewing
Plus level calls are welcome to blend in any time. Refer to our flyer
in this issue.
Five Fabulous Friday dances were offered by Village Squares during the
2015–2016 dance season. These dances were well attended. Look
for a slate of Friday dances, starting in October, in the next issue
of the Promenader.
Last, but by no means least, we applaud the Federation for planning
and sponsoring the Fall Friendship Ball. The motivating premise is
simply this: Our clubs are not insular. The better we know each other,
the greater our potential for success. The FFB is being held on
Saturday, September 26, at the American Legion Post 256, 454 North Main
Street, Canandaigua. The dance is free and will be from 2:00 to 5:15
p.m. Callers are Ron Brown, Gary Bubel and Jerry Carmen. Calling will
be at Mainstream and Plus levels. Alice Bubel and Eileen Webster will
cue. The dinner following the dance will start at 6:00 p.m. A
subsidized price of $12 has been set for the dinner. Look to the
Federation for a complete disclosure of details.
Peter & Sally Emmel (585-381-5049)
Carl & Susan Thomas (585-385-2155)
Hello June! We at Waterwheel Squares are hoping it warms up and brings
us plenty of sunshine. We dance every Tuesday night in the summer
months at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder,
N.Y. 14226. There is ample parking and an elevator. We begin dancing
with our caller Bill Ryan and cuer Elaine Nicholls promptly at 7:00
June 7 is our nomination of officers. The 14th and 21st are regular
dance nights and then elections are held on the 28th.
July is all regular dances with the exception of the 19th which is our
picnic night. Fabulous pot luck and warm fellowship is enjoyed by all
our dancers that night.
August has two special dance nights. The 9th is our Snowflake dance
where we all wear white in an effort to cool off on a warm summer
evening. The 23rd is our Summer Fling dance. Fun for everyone!
That’s it for the summer months. Pretty simple, so come dance,
enjoy great music and good company. Our summer members should be back
with us and we always welcome visitors from near and far.
Carolyn Gregory (716-759-2199)