Batavia Silver Stars
Cooler weather is ahead of us and calls us to square dancing. Every
Monday night at the VA Medical Center (building #4, patio entrance) we
start dancing at 7:00 with Bill Ryan. Come join us for square dancing
on a beautiful hardwood floor. September 26 and October 3 are our Open
Houses from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. We will be celebrating FALL.
One night each month we sponsor a specialty dance which includes a
donation to a charity. October 31 is our Halloween Party. Come and
enjoy a spooky night of dancing. Donations will be for Zion House, a
home to assist women veterans. We will honor veterans on November
7. ALL veterans dance FREE, with collection going to Salvation Army
for a Thanksgiving dinner.
Hope to see 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
We are ready to start dancing again after taking the summer off. We
will begin on September 12 with Mike Herne calling. On
September 19 we invite you to our OPEN HOUSE for a free night of
dancing, fun and fellowship. On October 10 Gary & Alice Bubel will
be calling and our members will be making and baking special desserts
that will be up for bid, so who knows, you could take a really special
treat home! On October 24 there will be cider and donuts to
celebrate Halloween and then on October 31 we will not be dancing as we
will be home handing out treats to the little ones that come to our
November 14 will find Gil Porter calling for us so come on over and
enjoy dancing to his calls. There will be a Turkey Raffle on November 21
and then a Country Western Mixer on November 28. Sound like
fun? Come on down! We will be ending 2016 on December 19 with a
Holiday Dance and Mike Callahan calling with special desserts and hors
d’oeuvres for your enjoyment. Remember you are always welcome
and bring your friends!
Bob & Alice Hager (585-227-1894)
Boo Bull DBD
This club dances on Friday nights 7:00 to 9:00. It is a small group,
but we have a lot of fun! If you would like to improve your dancing,
consider joining us some Friday night. You do not have to learn any
new calls. We just look at the calls you already know from some
positions you may not have danced before. We really do have a lot of
fun, with much laughter.
If you want to join us some evening, please check the Promenader
schedule or call us to find if we are dancing, as we do not dance
every Friday evening. This club runs through November.
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Alice & Gary Bubel
Boo Bull Rounds
We continue to dance on Tuesday afternoons 3:30 to 5:00. We dance
Phase 3 & 4 levels. If you would like to do some higher level
dancing, please join us some Tuesday.
The Wednesday night club dances 7:00 to 9:00. This night we dance
Phase 2 & 3. If you need more floor time to help improve your
dancing skills, consider joining us some Wednesday evening. We will
gladly review anything you need help with.
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Gary and Alice Bubel
Boo Bull Squares
We have had a great summer of dancing. Our pie night was a great
success. We had seven squares dancing and enjoying the pies! The Johnny
Preston dance was also a success. If you didn’t attend, you
missed a great dance.
Please remember that our club continues to dance every Tuesday night
7:00 to 9:00 through November. We would love to have you join us some
Tuesday night for an evening of dancing and fellowship.
Also, check out the special dances. We will be having an MS benefit
dance on Friday, September 30. It would be great if we beat last
year’s total donations that were in excess of $1000.00! Gary
will be calling and I will be cueing. There will be a lot of dancing,
food and basket raffles.
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Gary and Alice Bubel
We celebrate birthdays on the first Thursday of each month. Join us
for birthday cake and extra hugs on September 1, October 6, and
Our open houses are September 8 and 15. We will have a guest caller on
September 15. September 22 is pie night! Come and enjoy a slice of
pie. September 29 everyone is requested to wear their favorite fall
October 27 we will celebrate Halloween.
Please bring a non-perishable food item for our food drive on November
17. These items will be donated to a food pantry in Auburn. Also on
November 17 we celebrate Thanksgiving with special snacks.
Be sure to check out our web site at www.cayugacutups.org or our
Jeannie Tucker (315-253-2489)
Mary Dobrovosky (315-685-5756)
The Harvest Ball will be our first dance of the season. Two weeks
after that, on October 7–9, wagon wheels will journey us over to join
the Southern Tier Wheelers at Campbell. This is the windy hall as
breezes blow through the barn siding. Might bring a jacket, just in
All too soon, November arrives. Then the apples and pumpkins become
desserts and pies. Gosh, what a nice time of the year. It has been
nice to visit in Rochester this year. We stop at the diner in Kanona
on the way home, one exit before the Bath exit, opposite the Pilot
truck stop. The diner sits in the dark and looks eerie, but is warm
and friendly inside.
Check us out on Facebook. You might even see yourself. We dance M, P,
R (2–3) with Mike Herne and Lisa Treichler. See our schedule.
EDITOR'S note: As of press time, we had not received this club’s
submission of their fall schedules. The schedule details will be
posted to the schedules section when received, so check back later.
This club has usually danced on the second and fourth Saturdays of
the month at St. Thomas Episcopal Church Hall, 122 Liberty Street,
Bath, NY 14810.
The Facebook page for this club may be found by searching for
Diane Camp (607-776-4528) and Jim & Cathy Mack (607-776-4823)
Diane Camp & Art Diefenbach
We want to thank all our guests who came to our dances this summer and
especially those that supported our out-of-town callers, Ron Reardon
and Betsy Gotta. We’re looking forward to our next out-of-town
callers & cuer, the Sprosty twin brothers Doug and Don, and
Natalie, Don’s wife. They will be here on October 22 so mark
your calendars now. There will be an A2 level dance in the afternoon
Open Houses will be coming on September 11 and 18 from 5:00 to 7:00
p.m. at the Chili Baptist Church. When we start classes on September
25, we will be trying something new that has been working for other
clubs. It is a 12 week and 50 call mainstream class. In January,
we’ll start another 12 week 50 call mainstream class with the
first group being angels and getting a review of the calls which will
strengthen their knowledge and familiarity with the calls.
In September we will also start teaching Plus the first hour of our
regular dance from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., then dance full Plus from 8:00 to 9:15
p.m. If you haven’t had Plus or need a review, this is your
October 8 is our Black Light dance with the Bubels (see flyer). We
will have our annual class/club Halloween dance October 30 with
costumes if you wish. Prizes will be given for those in different
categories. November is also a busy month starting with our annual
Honor Flight dance on November 6 (see flyer). In the past, we have
raised enough money to send four veterans to Washington and this year,
we hope to match or exceed that amount. November 13 will be our
class/club Thanksgiving dinner and dance. We have many good cooks
preparing the turkeys, stuffing, all the rest of the fixings and, of
course, delicious desserts.
We hope you have had a pleasant summer and we look forward to the new
dance year and seeing you at one of our dances.
Henry Capron (585-747-0180)
Welcome back Copy Cats to a brand new year of dancing, laughing and
socializing! As usual we will start shaking out the rust on September
10 with our Rusty Hinge dance. Next we encourage everyone out there to
give your non-Cat friends a nudge and have them try out the fun at our
open house on September 20 at Bay Trail Middle School. We suggest
picking them up for dinner beforehand and then driving them to square
dance with you at 7:00 p.m.!
Remember when you turned 45? What a great year that was! We hope you
liked your 45th so much that you’ll help us come celebrate our
club’s 45th anniversary on October 1, at the Baptist church. We
will be having hors d’oeuvres, cake and of course dancing! If we
haven’t scared you yet just come to our Halloween dance on
October 15 with or without a costume on, eek! To wrap up this
wonderful announcement we would like to also mention our veterans
dance on November 5 (veterans get in free).
Jane McGowan (585-666-0108)
Hello fellow Square Dancers. I hope you all had a wonderful summer
and that you are well rested, for certain clubs, of starting a brand
new season of dancing. On July 30, we had our square dance picnic on
our Pontoon Boat at Conesus Lake to talk about our new season coming
up. Our club will start dancing September 13 since we had the summer
off. We do have our open house September 20 and 27, and all are
welcome. We hope to add some new blood to our club this year. Friday,
September 30, is our East meets West Dance. We have the Starlight
Ramblers playing for us. Since we had a great success on the door
prizes for our Pancake Dinner dance, we are going to continue with
the door prizes for this dance as well. For more information on the
East meets West dance, refer to the flyer posted in the Promenader.
In conclusion, November is our veteran’s themed dance on the
8th. Again, we hope you all had a great summer.
Jamond Billyard (585-330-1128)
We sincerely hope that all our members had a great summer and are
ready to come back and dance again.
Our 2016-2017 season will kick off on Thursday, September 15, with a
regular dance from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Roth Middle School, 4000 East
Henrietta Road. Mike Callahan will be our caller and cuer, with Terry
leading a line dance when she is able to attend.
On September 22, we will have a FREE dance for guests. It will be
mainstream and plus, so recent class graduates are most welcome.
We will also dance on September 29, October 6, and October 13.
October 27 will be our Halloween Dance. It will be mainstream with
announced plus. Guests wearing a costume will be admitted FREE.
During November, we will dance three times — on the 3rd,
10th, and 17th.
We hope to see any and all square dancers at one or more of these Fall
events. Guests are always welcome. Come dance with us!
George and Carol Stahl (585-533-9241)
Mark’s Intermediate Workshop
NO NEWS — Editor’s note: This club resumes dancing on
Monday, September 12 (see schedule on this website).
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 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 t0 9:00
p.m. All are welcome.
Our annual Watkins Glen Weekend will be held September 16 to 18 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also find our
flyer on this site.
Our club dances are at the Penn Yan Grange Hall, 408 Elm Street, Penn
Yan on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of October, November and December
with early rounds from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Mainstream/Plus and
Rounds (2x2) from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. See our schedule on this website.
Lise Rosenfield (585-245-3720)
Gary & Sue Groom
NO NEWS — Editor’s note: This club resumes dancing on
Thursday, September 8 (see schedule on this website).
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 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 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. We will most likely, be dancing Labor Day, Columbus Day, and
Halloween. Best to call, just in case we are not.
Connie Williams (315-549-8820)
Shamrock Squares dances the Callerlab Advanced A-2 program on Tuesday
evenings 6:45 to 8:30 at the Pieters Family Life Center, 1025 Commons
Way, Rochester. We welcome all A-2 dancers to join us. For more
information, please call.
Caller Mike & Wanda Callahan (585-352-7877)
Shirts 'N' Skirts
September brings the start of our dance season with our new class
forming. We’re hoping many from our community will join us. This
year we are having three Get Acquainted Dances (September 23 and 30
and October 7) to start the class. New dancers dance free for those
weeks, so if you’ve been hoping for a chance to try out square
dancing, come and join us. The Fulton Municipal Building is easy to
find and air conditioned; so even if the weather is hot, we’ll
be dancing in a cool space!
Come and join us for special dances: October 28 for our Halloween
Dance and November 18 for our Thanksgiving Dance.
Labor Day Weekend September 2 and Thanksgiving Weekend November 25 are
two dates during this quarter when we will not be dancing.
Caller: Dave Eno
Paula & Ray Schumacher (315-635-0930)
September 5 is Labor Day and we will not be dancing. Enjoy your
family, relatives and friends and have a great Labor Day.
September 19 — Great News; Silver Squares will be
presenting the Fall Fling, Open House & Pizza Party on Monday,
September 19th, 1:00–3:00 pm at the Greece United Methodist
Church, 1924 Maiden Lane. Please invite your friends, acquaintances,
and any one desiring to participate in square dancing. Remember we
welcome solo dancers and couples with equal enthusiasm. The only cost
will be nothing but your time! Come and join us at the only club that
dances in the afternoon!
October 10 — Our wonderful tasty Soup and Salad luncheon is
October 10 at the church at 12:00 p.m. The luncheon consists of
homemade soups, salads, and dessert at a nominal charge of $3.00 for
lunch and just $5.00 for the dance. If you wish to bring soup or salad
or “fixing” or just need information please call Jean
St. John by October 3. Come join us for plenty of food, fun, and
November 21 — Our Thanksgiving dance will be potluck lunch
at 12:00 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table
service. Pilgrim or turkey outfits or just your casual attire is
entirely appropriate for any of our dances. Please join us for any or
all of our dances. YOU are always welcome.
December 12 will be our Christmas dance and dinner. It will be a full
catered turkey dinner with all the trimmings … Dance will
be at 1:00 p.m. and the dinner at 3:00 p.m. Please contact Jean
St. John (720-0777) for reservations and more details. Please join us
for a great celebration.
Jean Saint John (585-720-0777)
Southern Tier Wheelers
Although our camping/dancing season is half-over, there are still many
opportunities to join us for a day, night or weekend of dancing. On
the weekend of September 9 to 11, we will be dancing to the calling
and cueing of Gil Porter and Jerry Carmen. October 7 to 11 is the
“Halloween” celebration for CampBell Campgrounds with fun
activities all weekend. On Saturday, October 8, we will be joining
with the Champagne Whirl-A-Ways for a special Halloween dance featuring
Jeff Bobst and Lisa Treichler and including a costume contest with
prizes. It is not necessary to wear a costume but many dancers choose
to. Then, if you are looking for a special way to start your holiday
season, we have a Christmas dinner dance on December 11. We arrive at
the Tyrone Fire Hall at 2:30 and dance until 5:00. This is followed by
a delicious dinner prepared by Dottie Griffiths. At the conclusion of
the evening, we wish everyone “Merry Christmas” and wish
everyone well until we can begin our 2017 dancing season in May. For
any additional information, check our flyers included elsewhere in the
Bill and Pat Mosher (607-739-3299)
Bill & Pat Mosher
On the first Wednesday in September following September’s first
Monday (Labor Day), a magical event occurs. The 2016-2017 fall
iteration of Village Squares emerges from its summer gestation,
inviting you to dance.
Our fall dance season starts Wednesday, September 7, at the Pittsford
United Church, 123 South Main St., 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Barb
Keane 585-787-4061. Dance admission per person is $4.00 for members,
$5.00 for visitors. There is no potluck surcharge. Refer to our flyer
in this issue.
We are dancing every Wednesday in September, October and November,
except November 23, which immediately precedes Thanksgiving.
Starting Wednesday September 14 and continuing through all subsequent
Wednesdays, we are for two full hours integrating club dancers with
Plus Teach and Review Workshop dancers. Integrating club and workshop
dancers offers a confidence advantage that separate instruction often
does not provide. Wednesday workshops teach Plus calls from 7:00 to
8:00 p.m., followed by integrated class and club dancing until 9:00
p.m. that is restricted to Mainstream calls and Plus calls previously
taught. After approximately 9:00 p.m. school is
out. Announcements. 50/50. Then the club dances at a full Plus level
until 10:00 p.m.
Mainstream dancers who graduated in 2016 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 at any time. Refer to our flyer in this
Your attention is drawn to the Special Dances listed below. (Remember
that those falling on Wednesday are preceded at 7:00 p.m. by the Plus
The Fall Friendship Ball, sponsored by the Federation, is being held
on Saturday September 24 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. Each tip
will be identified as being at a Plus or Mainstream only level. Alice
Bubel and Eileen Webster will cue. A dinner following the dance will
start at 6:00 p.m. Dinner reservations are required. A subsidized
price of $12 has been set for the dinner. Refer to the
Federation’s flyer in this issue.
Our Wednesday October 12 dance is a perennial favorite, a Barn
Dance. Refer to our flyer in this issue.
Last year we sponsored Five Fabulous Friday dances. These dances were
well attended, but we nevertheless decided to make the dates more
memorable. This year’s offering has become Five Fabulous Fourth
Friday dances. For a full Fabulous Friday listing refer to our flyer
in this issue. Our sole Fall quarter Fabulous Friday listing is Fall
Fright Night, occurring on Friday, October 28, starting at 7:30
p.m. These dances will have announced Mainstream and Plus tips.
Wednesday, November 9, we are once again sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins
dance. Women are requested to bring a plate of cookies to be bid on by
men at the dance. Men bring your wallets. Proceeds will be donated to
Honor Flight. Refer to our flyer in this issue.
The winter quarter does not begin until December, but we want to draw
your attention to our Wednesday, December 14, Holiday Dinner Dance.
The dinner is by popular consensus once again being catered by
Giuseppe’s. The dinner details are on the flyer in this issue.
Reservations for dinner are required by Monday, December 5. Contact
Susan Thomas 585-385-2155 or email@example.com.
-----LATE BREAKING NEWS-----
Village Squares is pleased to announce that Gil Porter has agreed to
assist and fill in for our long-time caller Jerry Carmen when needed.
We are updating our schedules and flyers to show Gil as a second
caller (Gil’s role may vary dance to dance).
Peter & Sally Emmel (585-381-5049)
Carl & Susan Thomas (585-385-2155)
Summer is almost gone and it’s time to get back on track and
start a new class of square dancers. Hopefully a large one!
Waterwheels dances the first, third and fourth Tuesday of the month
promptly at 7:00 p.m. We are located at Amherst Community Church, 77
Washington Highway, Snyder, NY 14226. Ample parking is available in
the rear lot and an elevator is available as well.
We welcome our new treasurer Sue Ehrenreich this season. Our Open
House nights will be September 20 and 27. October kicks off with
regular dances on October 4 and 18. October 25 is our annual
Halloween celebration, so start planning those costumes! It’s
always a fun night. In November we dance the 1st, 15th, and on the
22nd we share and give thanks with our Thanksgiving dance. We say
goodbye to November on the 29th.
We welcome singles and couples any time, so keep dancing and join us
Carolyn Gregory (716-759-2199)