Batavia Silver Stars
Fall brings us a colorful landscape just in time for our two Open
Houses, September 25 and October 2 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. If you know
someone who might have said square dancing sounds like fun, now is the
time to invite them to a FREE evening of square dancing (plus of
course, goodies). No reservations needed.
October 30 is our Halloween Party in costume (preferred, but not
mandatory). Our contribution this night of household items and
personal care items for men goes to Eagle Star Housing, a home for
veterans trying to get back on their feet.
November 6 we honor our veterans. All vets (hopefully in uniform)
dance free as our guests. Donations of non-perishable food item or
money for turkeys go to Salvation Army for Thanksgiving dinners. Our
guest cuer this night is Eileen Webster. Come and support our
SAVE THE DATE: December 18 — Christmas Potluck Dinner &
Come join us Mondays for an evening of exercise, fun and forget your
troubles from7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Caller Bill Ryan (716-517-6012)
Jan Bencic (585-762-8591), Carol Brown (585-247-5689)
Belles 'N' Beaus
We are looking forward to starting our dance season on Monday Sept
11. As you know, it was sad news to learn that our caller, Mike Herne,
became ill and passed away this summer. He will be missed and fondly
remembered. Gary Bubel will be calling for us the first half of the
year. We also have several fun events coming up the first half of the
year such as our Dessert Auction on October 9, our Halloween dance
featuring Mike Callahan, and our 59th Anniversary Potluck Dinner on
We also have a country Western Mixer on November 27 and our Holiday
Dance with Desserts and Hors d’oeuvres is December 18. So mark
your calendars and come join us on Monday nights for dancing,
refreshments and lots of laughs.
Bob & Alice Hager (585-227-1894)
Ronni and Tom Camiolo
Boo Bull DBD
This club dances on some Friday nights. Although we do not dance every
week, we have great fun when we get together! We have had a few new
people join us and hope a few more will try DBD. No new movements are
taught, we just look at movements you already know from different
positions than you are used to. Challenging, but interesting and fun.
Please check the Promenader for our schedule.
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Alice & Gary Bubel
Boo Bull Rounds
Our Tuesday afternoon dancing continues. We dance 3:30–5:00 and
dance Phases 3 & 4. This dancing will continue through
November. Please join us some Tuesday afternoon. Casual dress
Our Wednesday club offered two step lessons this summer and we had
about 10 couples taking rounds. It is so exciting to see new dancers
learn to round dance. We will be offering basic Waltz lessons
beginning September 6. Lessons are 6:30–7:45. No previous
experience is necessary. The club then continues 7:45–9:00
dancing Phase 2 & 3, with the emphasis on Phase 3. We have had a
summer learning new dances, some challenging and some just easy level.
Alice & Gary Bubel (585-538-9887)
Gary and Alice Bubel
Boo Bull Squares
Where did the summer go? We had a wonderful summer of dancing. Pie
night was a success and the Johnny Preston dance was great. If you
missed him this year, you really missed a good time! Dancers worked
hard this summer improving their dancing and learning the Plus
Please remember that our club is not just a summer club. We will
continue to dance until December. Please plan to join us on Tuesday
Gary & Alice Bubel (585-538-9887)
Gary and Alice Bubel
The Cayuga Cut-Ups and our caller Ron Brown welcome in the 2017–2018
dancing season with four Open Houses (September 7,14,21,28) and FREE square dance
lessons for ten weeks! Now is the time to learn
square dancing. September 14 is a mystery caller, selected by Ron
Boy are we ready for some fun! Join us October 26 for our
Annual Halloween Parade and Dance, cider & donuts provided. Dress
up in your favorite costume and parade with us. November 9 we will
honor our Veterans by wearing red, white and blue colors as we
celebrate Veteran’s Day. November 16 we will begin our holidays
early with our Annual Harvest Dinner, 6:00 p.m., turkey with all the
fixings. Bring a dish to pass and your own place setting and share in
the harvest with us. No dance Nov. 23 as we break officially for
Thanksgiving. November 30 we are happy to have Gil Porter as our
guest caller, so Ron Brown can sail away for a relaxing cruise!
Linda English (315-689-1679)
Jim Gotta leads off our news as Mike Herne is no longer with us. Jim
comes to us ten times during the season. We have five guest callers
with varying cuers throughout our dance year. Dances begin at 7:00
p.m. through December, then at 3:00 p.m. for the winter, starting in
January. October 14 and 28 will be Mainstream/Plus (MP). Thereafter,
Plus (P) will dominate, with the exception of class/club (*) dances
during the holidays.
We always provide delectibles!!! Some nights are actual meals!!!
Call ahead please. The Great Hall belongs to the church. Once in a
blue moon, they commandeer the hall. Check with Diane (see below). We
leave the house one hour. before the dance!
Diane Camp (607-776-4528), Jeanne Kashorek
Cathy Mack, Diane Camp, and Art Diefenbach
Join us on September 10 and 17 from 5:00–7:00 p.m. for our
club’s Open House. Bring your friends and enjoy learning to
dance, yummy snacks and meeting some great people!
This year’s Road Rally will be October 7. If interested please
contact Henry Capron for more information and to sign up for the
rally. In October we are looking forward to having a Black Light dance
at the Archangel School on Chili Avenue. Black Light dance will be
October 14 from 7:00–9:30 p.m. Gary Bubel will be calling with
Alice Bubel cuing. Also in October is our class/club Halloween dance
on October 29 from 7:00–9:30 p.m. Costumes are encouraged but
Cloverleaf’s will be having their annual Honor Flight dance on
November 5. Please help us to continue to send veterans on this
amazing trip. November 19 is our pot luck class/club thanksgiving
dinner. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the dance will begin at 7:00
p.m. Please see the flyer table to sign up for the dinner.
We will be having our catered holiday dinner on December 17. Please
contact Jerry Barker to sign up as advance sign up is required for this
dinner. The holiday dinner will be at 5:30 with the dance beginning at
Henry Capron (585-747-0180)
Rebecca (Becky) Sabin
Hi from us at the Copy Cats!
We were saddened by the news of the passing of long-time caller, Mike
Herne. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
We hope you have been enjoying the summer and are looking forward to
the beginning of our 2017–2018 dance year. We hope you have been
enjoying the extra activities of your clubs. Our Class instruction
will be held on Tuesday nights at Bay Trail Middle School (1760
Scriber Rd. in Penfield, NY). Our dances are held at the First Baptist
Church of Penfield (1862 Penfield Rd., Penfield, NY); unless noted
otherwise. Please see our schedule and flyers for September, October
and November in this Promenader.
Deb Lense (585-749-1940)
Hello Fellow Square Dancers. Welcome to a brand new season of square
dancing. Hope you had a wonderful summer. To kick off our new season,
we have our East Meets West Dance September 30 from 7:00 to 11:00 at
the Keshequa Elementary School in Dalton. It will be six dollars
admission and the soda and water would be a dollar a piece. Our
Starlight Ramblers will be playing for us, and we will be drawing for
prizes. Our Caller is yet to be determined.
As most of you are probably aware, we lost Mike Herne from a stroke,
so we are in the process of finding a new caller for the month of
November to the beginning of next year. For now, we do have a caller,
Clayton West, who is just starting out to call for us until he goes to
Florida in November. Every week, he seems to get better at it. We are
so grateful to him for taking over the job.
In terms of attendance, we are hoping we get more people this
year. New members are always welcome.
Jamond Billyard (585-330-1128)
Jaymond Billyard and Donna Whitman
Hope everyone has had a restful few months. Summer is just about over
and it is time to think about square dancing again. Grand Squares
will begin our 2017–2018 season of dancing on September 7. We
dance from 7:00 to 9:00 at Roth Middle School in Henrietta.
Capitalizing on the prospect of pleasant fall weather, we dance
almost every Thursday in September, October and November. Mike
Callahan will be returning as our caller with Terry providing a line
dance whenever possible. We dance mainly Plus but don’t worry
if you are a new or a bit rusty Plus dancer. We will gladly help you
with any Plus calls.
In gratitude to all those guests who have visited us in the past, our
September 14 dance will be our “Welcome Back” dance and
will be FREE for guests. So if you are one of our “resident
guests” or have not visited us before, make plans now to come
out and join us on September 14. That night will be a mix of
Mainstream and Plus so everyone is welcome. Hoping to see you there.
Carol Ann Stahl (585-533-9241);
Carol Ann 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 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. Dress
Please note: We will resume dancing after our summer break on Monday,
September 11, picking up where we left off in July. We will dance
through Monday, October 23, at which point we will bid you farewell for
the winter, resuming dancing in March 2018 (watch Promenader for
Mark & Marlene Thone (585-226-8984 home);
Mark & Marlene Thone
Penn Yan Friendship Squares
Penn Yan Friendship Squares will hold two lessons and a dance this
fall which will be free for NEW dancers and $4.00 for experienced
dancers. The lessons will be on Wednesdays, September 27 and October 4
from 7:00–9:00 pm at the Penn Yan Grange Hall, 408 Elm Street, Penn
Yan. The dance will be on Saturday, September 23 at 7:00 pm, also at
the Grange. All are welcome.
Our annual Watkins Glen Weekend will be held Sept 15th–17th at Clute
Memorial Park Community Center. 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 and Lisa & George Treichler from our own club as
cuers. 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.
Our club dances are at the Penn Yan Grange Hall, 408 Elm Street, Penn
Yan on the 3rd Saturday of October, 1st and 3rd Saturdays of November
and 3rd Saturday of December with early rounds from 7–7:30 p.m. and
Mainstream/Plus and Rounds (2x2) from 7:30–10 p.m. See our schedule on
Lise Rosenfield (585-245-3720)
Gary & Sue Groom (585-489-6186)
Round Towners is an easy intermediate Round Dance Club, dancing a
Phase III–IV level program. A teach or a review, at the Phase
III+ or Phase IV level, is included most evenings. We work on Phase
III+ and Phase 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, at the First United
Methodist Church of West Webster, which is located at 570 Ridge Road
in West Webster.
Please note: We will resume dancing after the summer break on
Thursday, September 7. We will dance through Thursday, October 19, at
which point we will bid you farewell for the winter, resuming dancing
in March 2018 (watch Promenader for dates).
Mark & Marlene Thone (585-226-8984 home);
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 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. We will probably be dancing Labor Day and
Columbus Day. Double check to see if we are dancing or if the venue
is changed (315 549 8820). The Church is in the process of
reorganizing. We should be good to dance at the church through
October and into November. Do call to check where we are dancing
Connie Williams (716-656-0297); (315-549-8820 weekends)
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)
Dick & Irma Halstead
Shirts 'N' Skirts
Welcome to fall. And welcome to our new friends who come to the Get
Acquainted Dances. On September 15, 22, 29, we hope to see some new
faces in the room to begin square dance lessons. We are looking
forward to being Angels to our singles and helping couples with the
calls. October 6, we will have a one-night change of venue. Please see
the schedule for the address if you plan on dancing with us that
night. October 13 is our Black Cat Night. When the calendar shows a
Friday the 13th, we bring in pet supplies for our local animal
shelter. October 27 is our Halloween Party. You don’t have to
dress up to enjoy all the wonderful treats our members bring for the
snack table. November already!! Wow the year is going by
fast. November 10 is our Veterans Day Dance. If you are a Veteran, you
dance free with us that night. November 17 will be our club’s
Thanksgiving Dinner with dancing following afterwards. November 24 we
will not be dancing so our members can enjoy time with their
families. We hope to see some of our Rochester and Auburn friends this
fall. Square up!
Caller: Dave Eno
Paula Schumacher (315-635-0930)
SEPTEMBER: There will be no dance on September 4. Enjoy the
holiday! September 18 will be our Open House and Pizza Party from
1:00–3:00 p.m. Free to all. We welcome all dancers and those who
would like to learn to square dance. If any of our clubs in the area
know of people interested who would prefer to dance afternoons, please
send them our way. We dance at the Greece United Methodist Church,
1924 Maiden Lane (just off Long Pond Rd.).
September 25 will be our Western Dance. Dig out your cowboy jackets
and boots and join us at this western dance.
OCTOBER: October 9 we have our soup & salad luncheon before the
dance at 12:00 noon. Cost will be $3.00 per person. We have some
wonderful cooks in our club so come and enjoy their specialties.
October 30 is a fun Halloween Dance. Dig out your costumes or just
come as yourself. It is fun to see all the different costumes that
NOVEMBER: At 12 noon on the Nov. 20 before the dance, we will have our
Thanksgiving Pot Luck Luncheon. The cost will be $3.00 per person or
bring a dish to pass. Again wonderful cooks at our club will prepare
their favorite dishes for us to share.
DECEMBER: Dec. 11 Save this date for the Christmas catered luncheon
after the dance. More information to follow in the next Promenader. No
dance Dec 25, enjoy the holiday.
Jean St. John (585-720-0777)
Winifred Best (585-441-9063)
Southern Tier Wheelers
Well our club has always been known to do things a little
differently. While many clubs in the area are gearing up with
“Open Houses”, the Wheelers are starting to wind down our
camping/dancing season. HOWEVER, you still have a few dates left to
come and spend some time with us. We offer friendly dancers,
outstanding callers and cuers, delicious “dish-to-pass”
dinners, fun and tasty “happy hours” and warm evening
campfires. Dancing on both Friday and Saturday evenings begin with a
half-hour of round dancing before square dancing which begins at
8:00. Don’t have a camper … no problem. Our
campground hosts, Ed and Carmen Marden, have trailers and cabins for
rent. Also there are several hotels in the Painted Post/Bath/Corning
area. All this fun for only $5 a person per evening or $10 person if
joining us all day on Saturday.
Our September weekend ( September 8 to 10) features Gil Porter,
calling and Lisa Treichler, cueing. Club members, Erich and Rosalie
Klippel are hosting this weekend and can be reached by calling
585-615-6745 or by emailing email@example.com. Columbus Day
weekend (October 6 to 9) features our SPOOK-TACULAR Halloween costume
dance with Howard and Donna Williamson calling and cueing. We will be
co-hosting the Saturday evening dance with the Penn Yan Friendship
Squares. Extra dancers always mean more fun for all. Friday evening
follows our normal dance schedule. But the fun on Saturday begins with
a children’s costume parade, a delicious spaghetti and meatball
dinner (extra charge) followed by our own costume judging, prizes,
yummies and dancing. This year, our campground host is providing us
with a DJ on Sunday evening for an old-fashion barn dance with line
dancing, etc. This dance will be open to the members of the campground
as well. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Bill
Mosher (607-739-3299), Pat Mosher (607-857-1553) or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Our December Dinner Dance features Gary and
Alice Bubel along with a fabulous home-cooked meal provided by Dottie
Griffith. What a great way to end our camping/dancing season and to
begin our enjoyment of the Holiday season.
Additional information may be obtained by flyers located in the
appropriate section of the Promenader or by contacting Bill or Pat
Mosher at the numbers or email address listed above.
Bill and Pat Mosher (607-739-3299)
Bill & Pat Mosher
Before detailing Village Square’s 2017–2018 new dance
year, starting in September, two subjects need to be addressed up
— CALLER: We are pleased to announce that Gil Porter has become
our club caller. This means that he will call most, but not all, club
dances. We will do our best to keep our Promenader caller listings up
— ADMISSIONS: Inflation, like the grim reaper, is
undeniable. Entrance donations have been increased by $1. Members now
pay $5, Guests $6.
— CLUB TRAILBACK: Our fall dance season starts Wednesday,
September 6, 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 potluck at 6:30 p.m. and dancing at 7:30 p.m. This will
be a relaxed meet and greet, non-teaching Plus level dance. 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. Refer to our flyer in this issue. The Plus
Workshops begin the following week.
— PLUS WORKSHOP START: Mainstream dancers who graduated in 2017
and are interested in learning and practicing Plus calls are
particularly invited to join our Plus Workshop/Review, which begins on
Wednesday, September 13. As a “try before you buy”
incentive, we offer first-time workshop attendees free admission to
the September 13 Workshop session (7:00 to 8:30). Refer to our flyer
in this issue.
— DANCING: We will continue to offer review, practice, and
dancing at the Plus level. Our regular Wednesday dances start at 7:00
p.m. with a workshop that teaches and practices Plus calls, with an
emphasis on call definitions and positioning. Beginning at 8:30, folks
will have the opportunity to dance the full list of Plus
calls — occasionally from more challenging positions. As
workshop attendees progress, they will be able to enjoy dancing
further into the evening. To keep things lively, “hot
hash” tips will be included now and then at every level.
— We are dancing every Wednesday in September, October and
November, except November 22, which immediately precedes Thanksgiving.
— SPECIAL WEDNESDAY DANCES: (Remember that these dances are
preceded at 7:00 p.m. by the Plus Workshop/Review.)
— — Barn Dance: Our Wednesday October 18 dance is a
perennial favorite, a Barn Dance. Refer to our flyer in this issue.
— — Sadie Hawkins Dance: Wednesday, November 15, 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. Refer to our flyer in this issue.
— WINTER HOLIDAY DANCES: The Winter quarter does not begin until
December, but we can’t leave you vulnerable to being surprised
by two holiday biggies:
— — Holiday Dinner Dance: On Wednesday, December 13 we are
having a Holiday Dinner Dance. The dinner is by popular consensus once
again being catered by Giuseppe’s. Dinner details are on the
flyer in this issue. Reservations for dinner are required by December
4. Contact Susan Thomas at 585-385-2155 (or firstname.lastname@example.org) or
phone Barb Keane at 585-787-4061.
— — New Year’s Eve Dance: This year we will once
again sponsor a New Year’s Eve dance. Join us on Sunday,
December 31, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Avenue
(corner Winton, Brighton N.Y.) to welcome in the new year 2018. The
Hip Boot Boyz are calling and Eileen Webster is cueing. Plus level
dancing is from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Hors d’oeuvres,
beverages, dessert, hats and noise makers will be provided. Donation
are $12.50 in advance or $15 at the door. Mail or give reservations to
Peter and Sally Emmel, 24 High Hill Drive, Pittsford, NY, 14534, or
call them at 585-381-5049.
FALL FRIENDSHIP BALL: The Rochester Area Federation is again
issuing a free dance invitation to all Federation dancers, followed by
an optional buffet dinner priced at $20 per person. Your dinner
reservation is required by September 10. Make your check payable to
Peter Emmel and place it in the hands of your club RAF representative
or mail it to Peter Emmel, 24 High Hill Dr., Pittsford NY 14534. The
notable improvement this year is a new, larger dance site, the
American Legion Hall, 1513 Palmyra St., Shortsville, NY 14548. Refer
to the flyer for this dance in this issue of the Promenader.
Peter & Sally Emmel (585-381-5049)
Carl & Susan Thomas (585-385-2155)
BELATED SCHEDULE UPDATE: We just heard from Amherst Community Church,
the hall we dance in, that we cannot use the hall on the second
Tuesday of each month. Therefore our schedule has changed for the
remainder of this year.
There will be no dances on Sept 12, Oct 10, Nov, 14, or Dec 12.
Our club has been dancing all summer long and sweating off a few
pounds. Now we are looking forward to the cooler weather, welcoming
new class members and sharing the laughs and joy that come with
dancing and making new friends. So come join us this fall the first,
third and fourth Tuesdays of every month at the Amherst Community
Church, 77 Washington Highway in Snyder, NY starting at 7:00 p.m. Open
Houses will be on September 5 and September 19. Come and check us out!
Kim Mansfield (716-228-2465); email@example.com