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Batavia Silver Stars

Come join the Batavia Silver Stars for our Christmas Potluck Dinner Dance, Monday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. All you need to do is bring a dish to pass and your place setting. Beverages will be provided. Guests attending this potluck, please RSVP to either Jan or Carol by December 18. Please note: December 12 we will be collecting donations for the Backpack Program. They prefer individual packages of fruit, cereal, soup, and hot chocolate, anything that a child can prepare and eat by himself.

Yummy, Yummy, warm in the tummy! January 23 will be our Homemade Soup Night. It is just what we need on a cold winter’s night. The collection that night will be for the Corfu Area Food Pantry. Please bring canned goods.

February 13 we will celebrate Valentine’s Day, so bring your sweetheart, even if they are not a square dancer. On this special night we will collect items for Eagle Star Housing, a home for veterans trying to get back on their feet.

Hope to see you here at Batavia Silver Stars for FUN, FOOD, and of course great dancing. If doubtful about weather conditions or cancellations, please call Jan or Bill at numbers listed below.

Information:
Caller Bill Ryan (716-517-6012), Cuer Nancy Fincher (585-762-9084)
Reported by:
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591), Carol Brown (585-247-5689)

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Belles 'N' Beaus

It’s the Holiday Season with music in the air and we invite you to come and join us for our Christmas Dance on December 19 with Mike Callahan calling some Christmas tunes. This is a festive night and we like to decorate and we will be having some special holiday treats as we dance.

The New Year has arrived but we will not be dancing on January 2 so our first dance of 2017 will be on January 9. We will be having a Sock Hop and yes, we are still looking for Elvis, seems like he does always show up, so come on over and join us in the fun. On January 30 we will hold our Winter Picnic and begin at 6:00; hot dogs will be cooked outdoors (yes, neither snow, nor sleet, nor wind keeps us from cooking outdoors). The hot dog dinner is free but the dancing is not. We would love to have you come. Just give Bob Hager a call at 227-1894 and let us know that you are coming so we know how many hot dogs to cook.

A lot of our members head south in February so we are taking most of February off and will dance again on February 27.

On March 6 Ron Brown will be calling, so come and join us and dance the night away. March 13 will be our Shamrock Night, so you guessed it, wear your best green duds and we’ll do our best to come up with some green snacks for you to enjoy.

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

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Boo Bull DBD

This club dances on Friday nights 7:00–9:00. It is a small group, but we have a lot of fun! Our last dance for the year was held October 28. We had a lot of fun, with much laughter.

If you want to join us next year, please check the Promenader schedule or call us to find out if we are dancing, as we do not dance every Friday evening. The first dance of our season will May 12, 2016.

Happy Holidays!

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

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Boo Bull Rounds

We continue to dance on Tuesday afternoons 3:30–5:00. We dance Phase 3 & 4 levels. Our last dance of the season was November 1.

The Wednesday night club dances 7:00–9:00. This night we dance Phase 2 & 3. The last dance for this year was November 9.

Gary and I are leaving for Florida soon to see our new Granddaughter.

We will be calling and cueing at DOR in May.

We also will be offering a round dance class for beginners in June of next year. More details to follow.

Happy Holidays!

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

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Boo Bull Squares

Our MS benefit dance was a great success again this year. We have continued to have a nice group dancing this fall and we thank all the new dancers who joined the club this year and, of course, our steady club members. It has been fun and we look forward to seeing everyone return in May! Our last dance of the season was November 1. As many of you know, we are going to Florida early to see our new granddaughter.

We will be calling and cueing at DOR May 6, 2017. Our club will begin dancing again May 9, 2017.

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season.

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

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Cayuga Cut-Ups

Welcome to the Cayuga Cut-Ups, 55 years of dancing as of Nov. 2016! We plan to celebrate all year. Join us in December every Thursday night. This month on December 15 guest caller Dave Eno will be here and on December 22 we will celebrate the holiday with a Secret Santa Game (Bring an inexpensive wrapped gift that is funny or silly and watch the fun!) No dance on December 29 so all can enjoy the holiday season with families.

In January we have regular class/club dances on Thursday nights.

February 9 is our Valentine’s Day Dance and on February 23 guest caller Gil Porter will be calling squares! Our caller Ron will be on vacation I’m sure enjoying the sunshine somewhere warm!

Information:
Linda English (315-689-1679)
Reported by:
Linda English

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Champagne Whirl-A-Ways

Facebook e-mail address is: cwasdfacebook@gmail.com

Directions: To get to the Mistletoe Ball on December 10, 2016, and the subsequent dances, follow I-390 south. Stay straight onto I-86 east. Take Exit 38, and turn left at ramp end. Stay on Washington to the third traffic light. Turn right, then immediate left into driveway next to police station.

Remember, January and February dances are in the afternoon, 2:00 to 4:30. If you arrive at 11:30, I’ll be sleeping.

All of our dances offer a variety of good snacks. We try to be somewhat seasonal. No mistletoe berries will be served!!!

If you are hungry after the dance, use Smokey’s at Exit 37, which you passed on the way to Bath. Take a left at ramp end. It is opposite the Pilot truck stop. The restaurant has a good menu.

If the snacks start petering out, and you have tummy rumblings, Dansville has the TA truck stop with a buffet and menu. There is nothing like a warm comfy place to get out of the cold and enjoy a leisure meal, while also relaxing the eyeballs.

Please take your time and be courteous to others, even if they are not courteous to you. We want to see you again. Be a pro.

For bus loads, rail car service, or any other matter however trite it may seem, please phone Diane ahead at: 607-776-4528.

My shirt reads: Square dancers are angels in disguise. Which I think means; wear a nice disguise.

Would like to see you around the square, or whatever shape it takes,

Sincerely, Art Diefenbach (Vice Assistant to 1st or 2nd Vice President)

Information:
Diane Camp (607-776-4528) and Jim & Cathy Mack (607-776-4823)
Reported by:
Diane Camp (607-776-4528) & Art Diefenbach (607-523-8112)

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Cloverleaf Squares

Fall is here in the Finger Lakes along with all of its majestic colors. We are willing to wait for the white covering on the ground though!

Our class is almost through their first twelve weeks of lessons and we have some enthusiastic learners. Starting in mid-January, we hope to start our second session of twelve weeks of beginner classes. We’re pulling out all the stops to find new dancers. Next year at this time, our dancers will have been exposed to several different callers to help them transition to more than one caller. Each caller has their own style and it is good for any dancer to visit other clubs, even those out of our immediate area. Our club tries to hire an out-of-state caller every couple of years and recently we had the Sprosty twin brother callers from Iowa who were also here four years ago. They even dressed up in the Octoberfest theme (see the pictures on the Federation website.)

The Honor Flight dance was a huge success once again thanks to all the generous dancers showing their support for the veterans. The total collected was $778 and will help send a worthy veteran on a trip to Washington, D.C.

With Halloween and all the multitude of costumes, and Thanksgiving just past, we look forward to the Christmas and Jewish holiday seasons. Cloverleafs will have their annual Christmas catered dinner on December 11. This is always a good time to visit with your dancing friends and relax during this time of hustle and bustle. December 18 please wear an ugly or nice sweater that night.

An upcoming dance event in January is the Sports Night on January 8. Dress in your favorite team’s shirt. We can see which team is the most popular. The second Open House to recruit new dancers is January 22 so put your thinking cap on and invite someone. Ron Brown will be the instructor while Mike is out in sunny Arizona. February 5 is for class only so the Super Bowl fans can cheer on their team. Valentine’s Day will be celebrated February 12 and you may find yourself having a picture taken with your favorite friend. Who doesn’t like Mardi Gras? See you on Feb. 26 for this festive dance. One of our favorite dances is our Anniversary/St. Patrick’s Day Dance with the “Wearing of the Green.” That date is March 19.

We will see you on the dance floor in the fall and holiday colors. If you know of anyone interested in taking square dance lessons, remind them that they can start right away in January.

Information:
Henry Capron (585-747-0180)
Reported by:
Sharon Meyer

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Copy Cats

After welcoming back our Copy Cats members in September, we have been very busy. Our Tuesday night class dance has been very rewarding for us. Not only has the year started out great, but we celebrated our 45th Anniversary with a Plus/Mainstream dance on October 1 at the First Baptist Church in Penfield NY. Our volunteers really know how to decorate. Our hall looked GRAND! Our Halloween dance has passed; but leave it up to our Copy Cats, they extended the Halloween fun by wearing the T-shirts for Halloween to our Tuesday night class dance this week. We had some special guests that showed up. We had a visit from two clowns that gave us some laughs (Karen Olmsted and Don Jarmyn). It was great of Mary Poppins and our favorite Chimney Sweep Bert to come and dance with us (Rick and Donna LaDonna). I can’t leave out our Monster Mash guy and his cutie wearing those 70’s bell bottom pants (Rick & Nancy Simmons). Ron Brown finished off the night with a great Halloween song and dance.

By the time you read this, we will have honored our vets on November 5, 2016. All our veterans are special to us. I know of one of our vets who received the Purple Heart for his service in the Vietnam conflict — our member Steve Barkeley.

We are now looking forward to our dances in November, December 2016 and January 2017. We want to invite all of you to join us.

Our Christmas Dinner Dance is December 17, 2016. This dance is free to class members of any club. Our dinner will be catered. The menu sure looks yummy and it is only $12.00 per person. (Watch for our flyer for the menu.) RSVP to Mary Jo Webster by December 7, 2016 by either calling 585-869-6275 or Email dweb500@aol.com. If you wish to come for the dance only, the cost is $5.00 each.

Our Class/Club Snowflake Ball is on January 21. You can’t beat this dance. You have to come and see all the snowflakes that our members have made hanging from the ceiling. It is a magical night with snowflakes inside (and hopefully not too many outside).

All of the above dances are held at the First Baptist Church of Penfield, which is located at 1862 Penfield Rd, Penfield NY. Watch for our flyers for times that each dance starts.

See You There!!!

Information:
Rick Simmons 315-651-3455
Reported by:
Brenda Beechner

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Dalton Gang

Hello fellow square dancers. I hope you are having a great season so far. Our club had a great event on September 30. We did our East Meets West dance, but unfortunately we did not do well financially. We did not even make a profit, losing around 70 dollars for our club, so the club has decided to plan on this East meets West dance sometime in the spring. The admission will be $6.00. The dates are yet to be determined. We are hoping we make money on this next one, so we encourage people to come out and join us.

Tuesday the 6th of December, is our annual club Christmas party at 6:00. Since we will be partying and socializing, we will not have any dances. If you are interested in joining the comradery, please bring a dish to pass and table service as well as a gift to pass, marking it his or hers. We will be playing exchange the gift game; it’s a card game that would involve exchanging gifts to pass among players. In the end, everyone will get a gift.

Last but not least, our ever popular pancake dinner dance is on March 28. Our Dinner will be held at the Maple Tree Inn in Angelica and the dance will take place at the Elementary Dalton School Cafetorium; a place where you can work off those calories from the pancakes. For more information on this event, call me at 585-330-1128.

This year we have gotten a few more new dancers, and hoping we get more people to our club. We want to keep this club growing.

Information:
Jamond Billyard (585-330-1128)
Reported by:
Donna Whitman

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Grand Squares

The winter months will continue to be active for the Grand Squares which meet two Thursdays each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Roth Middle school on East Henrietta Road. We will dance on December 1 and 15 (our Christmas party). January dates are the 12th and the 19th. Mike Callahan will be our caller those two months. We dance mostly Plus calls and Terry usually does a line dance. During February with Mike on a well-deserved winter vacation, we will have guest callers — Jim Gotta on February 2 and Gil Porter on February 16.

We wish all dancers a happy, healthy holiday season, and a great new year. Join us, and beat the winter blahs for an evening with friendly people and great dancing.

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

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Penn Yan Friendship Squares

Save the Date: Jack Pladdys will be our caller and Lisa and George Treichler will be cueing at our annual Watkins Weekend in 2017.

Mark your calendars for September 15–17. Come down for the weekend or just for an evening or for Saturday. For more info contact Sue Irvine at 585-330-9129.

Our club will host dances on the 1st and 3rd Saturday evenings in December and April. We will host dances only on the 3rd Saturdays in the afternoon in January, February and March. See our schedule on this website and come down to Penn Yan. We’d love to see you!

Information:
Lise Rosenfield (585-245-3720)
Reported by:
Gary & Sue Groom (585-489-6186)

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Round Towners

While Mark and Marlene are off for the winter, the Round Towners will wait for dancing to resume in Mid-March.

Information:
Mark & Marlene Thone (585-226-8984 home); (585-748-5131 cell)
Reported by:
Mark & Marlene 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. 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 Rout e14. 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 probably be dancing Martin Luther King Day, 1/16, and President’s Day, 2/20.

Information:
Connie Williams (315-549-8820)
Reported by:
Connie Williams

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Shamrock Squares

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.

Information:
Caller Mike & Wanda Callahan (585-352-7877)
Reported by:
Dick & Irma Halstead

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Shirts 'N' Skirts

Fall has come to Central New York; the leaves are sparkling their colors and the temperatures are feeling crisper.

In these last months, our class sessions got underway. We’re happy to have a number of new dancers coming for the weekly lessons. We love the way our circle of friends expands each fall with the new class members.

Toward the end of October, several of our club members traveled north to Ontario to help the Napanee Pioneers celebrate their dance club’s 50th anniversary. Those who went were glad to dance with the Pioneers on their own turf — they’ve come down several times to dance with us at our regular Friday night dances.

Upcoming special dances include the following:

Coming up on December 16 is our Christmas Dance. Come and join us from 7:00 to 9:30; alternating tips and yummy treats!

In January we’ll celebrate New Year’s on January 6 with a dance and chili night; alternating tips from 7:00–9:30 at that dance, too.

And then February’s special dance is a Valentine’s celebration on February 10. Wear red to mark the day . Come twirl with us in celebration. It’s pie night too, so come to enjoy the variety of pies we serve as well!

Caller: Dave Eno

Information:
Paula & Ray Schumacher (315-635-0930)
Reported by:
Vivian Rice

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Silver Squares

December 12 we will be celebrating our Christmas dinner & dance. We will have a full catered Turkey dinner with all the trimmings … . The dinner will be $12.00 per person. Dance will be a 1:00 p.m. and the Dinner at 3:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling Jean or Winnie. Come and join the festivities, food, and fun.

January:

January 9 is our special Hawaiian dance. Check out your Hawaiian outfits and join us for this fun dance.

January 16 is pizza and the cost will be $2.00. This dance is always a great one to attend. Join your fellow members and guests and enjoy the dance.

February:

February 13 will be our special Valentine dance. Think spring and grab your friends and join us for our Valentine dance. You are always welcome at our dances whether they are special or regular scheduled one.

February 20 is President’s Day and will be free for all square dance presidents attending the dance.

The Circle of Service Award was awarded to Russ and Ruth Uhrenholdt for years of dedication to Silver Squares and the Federation. They are in charge of decorations for the club and produce flyers to promote the Silver Squares club. They served as presidents of Silver Squares from 2002–2004. They have been federation representatives for over 10 years. Congratulations go to Silver Square members Russ and Ruth.

Information:
Jean Saint John (585-720-0777)
Reported by:
Winifred Best

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Southern Tier Wheelers

Our 2016 camping season has drawn to a close. However, we still have our Christmas Dinner Dance to look forward to. It will be taking place at the Tyrone Fire Hall on December 11. Jeff Bobst will be calling and Lisa Treichler will be our cuer. Dancing will begin at 3:00 followed by a home-cooked meal provided by Dottie Griffiths. Dinner, dancing, fun and fellowship are only $22.50 a person.

A big “THANK YOU” to all of you who came to visit and dance with us throughout the season. We may be digging in for the winter but already have great plans for our 2017 season. In May, we will be dancing to Roy and Betsy Gotta. We are making plans to offer an afternoon dance in June and inviting new dance graduates to experience how much fun you can have when you combine dancing with camping. Please watch for additional information as we get closer to our 2017 camping season.

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

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Village Squares

Our Winter Quarter of dances contains surprises and adjustments. Unfortunately, everything you may need to know or do cannot be shoved into the first paragraph. So scan at your peril.

We are happy to announce that Gil Porter has joined Jerry Carmen as our club caller. Our current planning is to have both callers participating in each of our dances, circumstances permitting.

On another Caller-related topic, our club president, Peter Emmel, 585-381-5049 (pemmel@frontiernet.net), is looking for amateurs to call a tip, cue a round or lead a line dance at our Wednesday, May 24, Amateur Caller Talent Night. Refer to our flyer for more detail. Amateurs tend to sit on the fence. Opt in early and avoid handicapping yourself by hesitating.

If you are reading this on or before December 5, you still have time to make a dinner reservation for our Holiday Dinner Dance on Wednesday December 14. The social hour begins at 6:00 p.m., followed by a catered dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by dancing starting at 7:30 p.m. Tableware is provided. The price is $17 for the dance and dinner. For a dinner reservation, please contact Susan Thomas 585-385-2155 (suetinny2@yahoo.com). If you elect to come to the dance after the dinner, the usual dance admission per person is in effect. Refer to our flyer in this issue.

To avoid having our active club dancers worn to a frazzle, no dances have been scheduled for December 21 and 28. Village Squares has also cancelled its New Year’s Eve dance for this year, and we are not dancing on Ash Wednesday, March 1.

That leaves as our regular Wednesday dances during the Winter Quarter December 7 and every Wednesday in January and February. These dances begin with an hour workshop on Plus calls from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., dancing from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. that reviews Plus calls previously taught and full Plus dancing from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Our Wednesday, February 15, dance is dedicated to rescuing dancing partners who forgot St. Valentine’s day. Refer to our flyer in this issue.

Our Wednesday dance offerings for the Winter Quarter are complemented by two Fabulous Fourth Friday dances. Both dances feature Mainstream, Plus, and Round dances. Both dances are from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Friday, January 27 dance is by now a perennial. It is our Anti-FREEze dance. You may have picked up from the title that the dance is FREE to all comers. Dress casually, with an emphasis on warmth. If snowed out, the make-up date is Wednesday February 1.

Our Friday, February 24, dance is Village Squares Go to the Movies. Dress up as your favorite present or past movie star. Or simply dress up for the Oscars. Refer to our flyer in this issue.

The grand total is twelve Village Squares dances for the Winter Quarter. Avoid tough choices, choose them all.

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

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Waterwheel Squares

December is a busy month celebrating family and holiday traditions. At Waterwheels we continue to dance Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Amherst, N.Y. 14226.

There is a regular weekly dance on December 6 and our Christmas Dance on December 20. This leaves our members and families plenty of time to connect with each other, getting baking and holiday preparations underway.

January is the coldest, most icy month of the year, but we keep warm dancing on the 3rd, 17th, and 31st. On the 24th we have our annual Hobo dance. We make a big pot of soup to share and every member brings a can of soup to donate to the church pantry here.

February is all simply regular dance nights, a chance to share our skills and refine what we’ve learned. So the happiest of holidays and a prosperous New Year to all of you from all of us at Waterwheels!

Information:
Carolyn Gregory (716-542-4046)
Reported by:
Carolyn Gregory