Batavia Silver Stars
GREEN, GREEN, GREEN — Breeze into our St. Patrick’s
Day Dance Monday, March 13, wearing your GREEN attire for an evening
of fun and dancing. We will be collecting money for Troop Coupons. We
collect coupons and send them to the troops. Hundreds of thousands of
coupons are collected and mailed to various troops. The money
collected will help pay for the postage. Also, if you have coupons
you don’t need, bring them along to donate.
April brings April showers and our Dyngus Day Dance on Monday, April
17. This night our donations go to Zion House in Avon, a home for
women veterans in transition. Donations can be anything for
women …non-perishable food items, paper goods, soaps,
personal care items, etc. April 24 is our graduation. Come welcome
our new members.
May 15 — Let’s give everyone a good laugh when we
wear our craziest, silliest, favorite t-shirts for T-shirt Night. The
collection for non-perishable food items will be donated to the Corfu
Area Food Pantry.
Come join us any Monday night (except May 29) for a night of fun,
food, and of course, great square dancing. See you on the floor!
Caller Bill Ryan (716-517-6012)
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591)
Belles 'N' Beaus
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.
On April 3 we will be having Gil Porter as our caller and as we know,
everyone looks forward to dancing with him.
April 10 will be our Dessert and Hawaiian night so come dressed in
your best tropical outfit and plan to bid on some luscious desserts.
Friday May 12th will be our final dance of the year for our Spring
Fling with Mike Callahan as our special caller.
Bob & Alice Hager (585-227-1894)
Boo Bull DBD
We are really enjoying the Florida weather! Our new granddaughter is
a delight! It will be hard to leave her. However, we are looking
forward to coming home and resuming our clubs and seeing our friends!
DBD starts May 12, 2017. As usual check the schedule as we do not
dance every Friday night. We will dance three times in May.
This is plus dancing with a twist. Everyone is welcome to join us. It
will make you a better dancer and you will have a lot of fun looking
at plus calls a little differently. See you in May!
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Alice & Gary Bubel
Boo Bull Rounds
We have been busy here is Florida enjoying our new granddaughter, the
weather and dancing!
We teach and cue rounds weekly and a number of folks from home have
joined us at our Monday rounds.
We will be back home in May for DOR. We will be calling and cueing
there. Our club will begin May 10, 2017. We also will resume Phase 3 &
4 dancing Tuesday afternoons on May 9.
We will begin a class in June so watch for news about that. See you
in the spring!
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Gary and Alice Bubel
Boo Bull Squares
We hope everyone is having a good winter and staying warm. We have
been enjoying our new granddaughter and the warm weather! We are
calling and cueing here and also enjoying dancing. We are very
fortunate that there is quite a lot of dancing in our area. We also
have a number of dancers from home dancing with us. It is great to
see familiar faces!
We will be back home in May and will be calling and cueing at DOR
Our club will begin dancing on May 9, 2017. We look forward to seeing
everyone in May.
Gary & Alice Bubel (585-538-9887)
Gary and Alice Bubel
Come to Auburn to dance with the Cayuga Cut-Ups! March is a great
month to get out our green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Our
St. Patty’s Day Dance is March 16, 6:30 p.m. Class/Club.
I’m sure we can bring on the ‘Irish’--shamrocks,
green drinks, cookies, etc.
April is a regular month for dancing class/club and our snowbirds
will start flying home. Preparations for Spring, Easter celebrations,
what a fun time to dance with friends!
By May, we will have special foods to celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May
4, Mexican chips, dips, tacos, Olé! Friends, Food, Fun and
Linda English (315-689-1679)
A thought to share as we begin to think about the next recruiting
Cognitive ability diminishes with sitting. It begins in the first
grade, along with walking pattern changes. Ponder on that, along with
adding cues and calls to standing erect! You know Homo sapiens erectus.
There is a lot more to be said on this if space allowed.
Directions to Champagne Whirl-A-Ways:
I-390 south, continue straight onto I-86 east, take Exit 38, turn left
at ramp end. That will put you on Washington St. At the 3rd traffic
light, turn right (note church opposite as you turn), then left into
church parking lot.
Our delectables are varied and yummy. Soup and Sandwich Night on March
25 is a full meal with grilled Gil and cooked
Contact Diane at 607 776-4528 for questions. We leave the house just
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Most sincerely, Art Diefenbach; (Vice Assistant to 1st and 2nd Vice
Diane Camp (607) 776-4528
Jeanne Kashorek (607) 583-2523
Winter is now in full swing. It is a perfect time to come and dance
with us and keep warm! We have a lot of fun dances coming up!
Our winter Open House was successful and we have several new class
members ready to start learning to Square Dance! We are enjoying
helping our newest class members to learn the calls and enjoy all
that Square Dancing has to offer!
Our St. Patrick’s Day anniversary dance is March 19 at
Archangel School on Chili Avenue. We are looking forward to
celebrating our clubs 47th anniversary. Mike Callahan will be calling
and Lisa Treichler cueing. Join in the celebration by coming to dance
with us and wearing green, if you wish!
April is a busy month as our Budding Clovers will be preparing for
graduation on April 30. We will also be getting ready for our move
to our summer location, the Henrietta Fireman’s Hall.
We will begin our summer schedule and location on May 7. May 7 also
begins our Round Dance lessons taught by Alice Bubel. The Round Dance
lessons will be 5:00–6:30 p.m. More information about the Round
Dance lessons will be available as the start of lessons gets closer.
Please check out our flyer table periodically for more information,
contact our information line or speak with a board member
Our Prom Night will be May 21. Join us for a night of formal attire
(as formal as you wish). We are looking forward to seeing you all at
our third annual Prom Night.
Save the date for these events for the summer. Betsy and Roy Gotta
will be calling/cuing two dances over the summer, August 13 and
August 20. Also our Ice Cream Social will be August 27.
Henry Capron (585-747-0180)
Rebecca (Becky) Sabin
Hi Fellow Square Dancers from the Copy Cats. We are looking forward
to spring. We are looking at some fun dances. On March 4,
Carmen/Porter/Carmen will be calling for us. Our St. Patrick’s
Day Dance, with Callahan calling for us, will be on March 18. The St.
Patrick’s Day Dance is a Class/Club dance. We are having a
potluck dinner before the dance and would love for you to join us. In
April we will be wrapping up Mainstream lessons with our 2016/2017
Copy Kittens class. We have a great Class, not as big as the past 2
years, but a very fun group of people. We will be preparing them for
graduation in late April and getting them ready for Dance-O-Rama. On
April 1, we will be having our April Fools Dance. We are
looking forward to welcoming Betsy and Roy Gotta to our dance on
April, 22. Betsy is a second-generation caller having started her
calling in 1957. Roy Gotta started square dancing in 1972 and they
began teaching Round Dancing in 1978. In May, after our year of
dancing, we will be having our Happy Trails End get-together to
finish off for the summer. We will be getting together at Perinton
Park on May 20 for some games, food and a couple of dances, which
will be called by Jim Gotta. We have had some surprise entertainment
thru the years with this social event and we are hoping again for
some of that fun entertainment.
Our dances are held at the First Baptist Church of Penfield, which is
located at 1862 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY. Please check our flyers
for more information on these dances.
We hope all of you have had a great year dancing and having fun as
much as we have. We hope to see you out and about thru the summer
at different locations. Have a great summer from all the Copy Cats.
Deb Lense (585-749-1940)
Hello Fellow Square dancers. I want to start off by saying thank you
to the Square Dance Federation for reimbursement of the money that
was lost on our East Meets West dance last year. It was greatly
appreciated. We have decided to hold our East Meets West dance
again — with live music by the Starlight
Ramblers — on September 30, 2017, from 7:00 to 11:00
at the Keshequa Elementary School in Dalton. It will be $6.00
admission and beverages will be a dollar a piece.
We would like to repeat this event annually, so please mark your
Let’s not forget our Pancake Dinner Dance on March 28 at
5:00 over at the Maple Tree Inn in Angelica and then at 7:00 we will
be square dancing those calories away over at the Dalton Elementary
School. There will be possible raffle drawings. If you need any more
information or direction, especially for newcomers, see the online
flyer. Please contact me at 585-330-1128 to let me know you are
coming, so I can give the Maple Tree some idea of how many to expect.
Jamond Billyard (585-330-1128)
Hello dancing friends … Grand Squares will have three
dances in March. Jim Gotta will be our caller on March 9, and Mike
Callahan will be back from his vacation to be our caller on March 23
and 30. We will also dance on April 6, 27, and May 4. We dance from
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Roth Middle School in Henrietta. Come and enjoy
great dancing, fine snacks, and very friendly people! Come one, come
all. Guests are always welcome.
George and Carol Stahl (585-533-9241)
Joy Mulhern & Carol Stahl
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 will continue to work 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 Old
Ridge Road, West Webster on Monday evenings.
We will resume dancing on Monday evening, March 27 from
Dress is casual / comfortable.
Marlene and Mark Thone (585-226-8984 home; 585-748-4131
Mark & Marlene Thone
Penn Yan Friendship Squares
Our annual Watkins Glen Weekend will be held Sept 15–17 at
Clute Memorial Park Community Center. If you haven’t been
before, you will enjoy a wonderful wooden dance floor, an
air-conditioned dance hall and food events. Come for the entire
weekend, an evening dance or an all day/night Saturday package is
available. We are excited to have Jack Pladdys from Ohio as our
caller. Our club’s own Lisa and George Treichler will be
cueing. For more information or to register, contact Sue Irvine at
585-330-9129 or email email@example.com.
Our club dances on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays. See our schedule on
this website and come down to Penn Yan. We’d love to see you!
Lise Rosenfield (585-245-3720)
Gary & Sue Groom (585-489-6186)
Round Towners is an easy intermediate/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
We meet on Thursday evenings from 8:00–10:00 p.m. at the First
United Methodist Church of West Webster, which is located at 570 Old
Ridge Road in West Webster.
We will resume dancing on Thursday evening, March 30.
Marlene and Mark Thone (585-226-8984 home; 585-748-4131
Mark & Marlene 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. If you
would like a proposed program, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
before Sat. 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 may be dancing Memorial Day.
Connie Williams (716-656-0297); (315-549-8820 weekends)
Shamrock Squares dances the Callerlab Advanced A2 program on Tuesday
evenings 6:45 to 8:30 at the Pieters Family Life Center, 1025 Commons
Way, Rochester. We welcome all A2 dancers to join us. For more
information, please call.
Caller Mike & Wanda Callahan (585-352-7877)
Shirts 'N' Skirts
After the dreary winter days, March will hopefully bring spring to
the Fulton area. Shirts’ n’ Skirts members will be
starting to return from southern states. On March 17, we will be
celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the dance by wearing green. We
will also be having our Pie Night that night. Club members who love
to bake will be bringing in their favorite pies to share with the
club. March 24, our club will not be dancing as it is Good Friday.
In April, the club will be having their annual Pizza Night on April
14. The rest of the April dances will be regular class/club events.
May will be a busy month for the club. On May 6, is the Dance-O-Rama
in Fairport, NY. We are looking forward to seeing our fellow dancers
from Rochester at this event. The next Friday, May 12, is our club
cookout. If you decide to come, please bring a dish to pass. The club
provides the hot dogs and sausages. May 19 is our club Graduation
night. During the ceremony our class members will receive their
Shirts ’n’ Skirts badges. Our club will be dancing on May
26, the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend.
On June 17, our caller Dave Eno, will be hosting the 8th Annual Elaine
Eno Memorial Dance for ALS. At this dance we will be honoring Jerry
Carmen, who has ALS. We hope you can attend the dance. Please
see the flyer in the Ads & Flyers section for the time. The dance
will be held at our normal dance venue, Fulton Municipal Building.
Come join Shirts ’n’ Skirts to dance on Friday nights.
Caller: Dave Eno
Paula & Ray Schumacher (315-635-0930)
March 13 we will be celebrating our St. Patrick’s Day dance. It
will be soup & salad luncheon at 12:00 p.m. with dancing from
1:00 to 3:15 p.m. Cost for luncheon is $3.00 for guests.
April 10 we will be celebrating with a Kite dance and Silent Auction.
(Our official welcome to spring). There are always great items for
gifts, delicious baked goods and some surprises. Come and join us.
May 8 — Our special dance will be the Lilac dance.
May 29 — There will be NO DANCING as we celebrate Memorial
Jean St. John (585-720-0777)
Winifred Best (585-441-9063)
Southern Tier Wheelers
While many of you are enjoying dancing through the winter months, the
Wheelers are looking forward to the warmer weather. Hopefully by May
we will be able to dig our campers, trailers or motor homes out and
take advantage of a wonderful camping season. Last year was
phenomenal and we are looking forward to another great season of
camping, dancing, campfires, laughter and friendship. Our first
weekend will be May 19–21, 2017 when we will welcome back Betsy
and Roy Gotta. The Gottas always call and cue a spectacular weekend.
On June 16–18, 2017, Gary and Alice will provide us with
another super weekend. We are planning a special Mainstream dance on
Saturday afternoon and wish to especially invite New-Bees. Look for a
flyer — coming soon to the Promenader. If you would like to join us for a
weekend but don’t have a camper, Ed and Carmen Marden have
campers and cabins available for rental. You can contact them at
Campbell Campgrounds at 607-527-3301 or 800-587-3301. Be sure that
you let them know that you will be camping with the Wheelers in order
to qualify for a special rate. Hoping to see you all soon. Yellow
Bill and Pat Mosher (607-739-3299)
Bill & Pat Mosher
Congratulations! If you are looking for help in navigating Village
Square’s spring trimester, you have come to the right place.
The majority of our dances are on Wednesdays. You are also invited to
the remaining two of our Friday dances. That leaves a few
miscellaneous, but important, dances to be mentioned.
Note that we are not dancing the first Wednesday in March, which is
Starting the second Wednesday, March 8, Village Squares will continue
with an hour workshop on Plus calls from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m.,
dancing from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. that uses the Plus calls previously
taught, and full Plus dancing from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Prerecorded-rounds will be called between tips. The following
subsequent Wednesday dances will follow this same format: March 15,
March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12, April 26, May 3 and May 10.
The Wednesday, March 15, dance is close to Pi (3/15/17), but, as you
will no doubt remember, right on Pie.
Recognizing that this year’s Mainstream dancers are a
prerequisite for next year’s Plus classes, our April 19 Hobo
Dance is at the Mainstream level from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., followed by
Plus dancing from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. This dance is FREE to each
Mainstream 2017 Grad-to-Be and her/his partner.
Our May 31 Red, White and Blue dance also appeals to Class of 2017
Mainstream dancers. Again, the dance is free to each graduating 2017
Mainstream dancer and his/her partner.
Teaching new dancers can be entertaining, but demonstrating that you
still have the skill to glide effortlessly through Plus level dances
is a longer-lasting satisfaction you shouldn’t neglect. Gil
Porter will call Plus and Mainstream dances and offer pre-recorded
rounds at our two remaining Friday night dances. The first of these
dances, titled Spring has Sprung, is on March 24. The second of these
dances, titled TGIF, is on April 28. Notice that these dances start
at 7:30 p.m., unlike the Wednesday dances, which start at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8, we are once again joining with Cloverleaf Squares
and Copy Cats to sponsor the Tri-Club Dance at Archangel School, 2400
Chili Ave. Early rounds are from 7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Announced
Mainstream and Plus tips interspersed with Phase II and III rounds
will be the order of the evening. Dancing is from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00
p.m. Glen Paulhamus is calling; Lisa Treichler is cueing.
Just when you think it has been totally forgotten, Amateur Caller
Talent Night reemerges. The contest for the first prize, the famous
ceramic frog, begins at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24. There is only
one frog, but every amateur caller or cuer wins a dangle. The only
word of caution is this: don’t just think about it, START NOW!
Two or three years ago Village Squares discovered that our Trails End
Dance was a lot more enjoyable when we replaced the traditional Pot
Luck Supper with an Ice Cream Social. Don’t believe it? Check
out the banana split on our flyer. Or better yet, just show up and we
will prove it to you. Essential facts: Wednesday June 7; dancing from
7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
On Thursday June 8, Village Squares is co-sponsoring a Trail Through
to June Jamboree Dance with national callers (and Mark Thone cueing).
The national callers are Gary Shoemake, from Sevierville, Tennessee,
and Ken Bower, from Palm Desert, California. Thirty minutes of early
rounds begin at 7:00 p.m. Tips (mostly Mainstream, but with announced
Plus) will be interspersed with rounds. Tickets are $10.00 at the
door, but discount coupons can be picked up at any Rochester Area
Federation club. The dance location is the Church of the Assumption,
20 East Ave., Fairport, N.Y.
What did we leave out? DOR — the first Saturday in May!
Pick up your DOR entry ribbon at your club for a discount.
See our flyers for the details of these dances, or phone one of the
numbers below if you have questions.
Peter & Sally Emmel (585-381-5049)
Carl & Susan Thomas (585-385-2155)
March should hopefully bring us some sunny milder days. We continue
to dance at Waterwheel Squares on Tuesday nights promptly at 7 p.m.
We are located upstairs in the Amherst Community Church, 77
Washington Highway, Snyder NY 14226. There is ample parking in the
rear lot near the entrance and we have an elevator for those
who’d like to use it.
March 28 is our Anniversary Dance. April 4 is a regular dance night.
April 18 is our ever popular Ice Cream Social night. And the 25 is
a regular dance. May is all regular dances, except on May 16, which will be
our Hawaiian night.
June brings summer and on May 6 we hold nominations for officers.
June 13 and 20 are regular dances and June 27 is our Election
This brings us up to date through the beginning of summer, so please
join us if you’re ever in the Buffalo area. We always welcome
Carolyn Gregory (716-542-4046)