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Batavia Silver Stars

December brings us our memorable Christmas Potluck Dinner Dance. Please join us for holiday food and dancing Monday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m. All you will need is a dish to pass and your place setting. Beverages will be provided. Guests attending this potluck, please RSVP to Jan or Carol by December 17. Collections for December will be for the Backpack Program and will be collected at our December 12 dance. Individual packages of fruit, cereal, soup, hot chocolate, etc. (anything a child can prepare and eat by himself/herself).

January brings us our annual Soup Night, January 22. Yummy, yummy, warm the tummy! Bring a crock of your favorite soup to share. Items for Eagle Star Housing will be our donation that evening.

February 13: Cuddle up to your sweetheart for our Valentine’s Day Dance. Money tonight is collected for postage for Troop Coupons. Bring coupons anytime you dance with us. They are sent to the troops.

Hope to see everyone these cold nights, but always remember there are plenty of goodies, laughter and warmth just being with square dance friends. If doubtful about weather conditions or cancellations, please call Jan or Bill at numbers listed below.

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

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Belles 'N' Beaus

We are looking forward to dancing when the snow flies. On December 18 will we be enjoying our Holiday dance featuring Hors d’oeuvres and Dessert with Mike Callahan calling.

In January we have lots of special events. A 50’s sock hop on January 8; our Chili/Soup night on January 15 with Jim Gotta calling; and our winter picnic on January 29 with Ron Brown calling. In February we dance twice: February 5 with Jim Gotta calling and our Valentine Dance on February 12 with Ron Brown calling.

Come join us for one of these fun events or any Monday evening at 7:00 at Greece Messiah Lutheran church.

Information:
Bob & Alice Hager (585-227-1894)
Reported by:
Ronni & Tom Camiolo

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Boo Bull DBD

This club dances on Friday nights from 7:00 to 9:00. It is a small group, but we have a lot of fun and laughter! Our last dance for the year is December 8.

If you want to join us next year, please see the Promenader to check our schedule, as we do not dance every Friday evening. The first dance of our season will May 13, 2018.

Remember: There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. ~Vicki Baum

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 to 5:00. We dance Phase 3 & 4 levels. Our last dance of the season will be December 5.

The Wednesday night club dances 7:15 to 9:15. We have been doing a waltz class 6:30 to 7:15. This night we dance Phase 2 & 3. The last dance for this year is December 6.

Gary and I are leaving for Florida in late December. The club will resume dancing May 9, 2018.

We hope to offer a refresher course for Phase II Waltz & Two Step in May and dance lessons throughout the summer. More details to follow. We wish everyone a happy holiday and dance like nobody’s watching!!!!

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 when we return in May! Our last dance of the season will be December 5, 2017. This will be our Christmas Party. Please come and celebrate with us. We will be leaving for Florida just before Christmas so we can celebrate Christmas in Virginia with our daughter and her family. Gary will be calling at DOR May 5, 2018. Our club will begin dancing again May 8, 2018.

We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a winter filled with lots of dancing to keep you warm! Remember: If life is good, don’t just sit there — Dance! ~Terri Guillemets

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

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Cayuga Cut-Ups

The Cut-Ups are still working on class plans for this year. Meanwhile, we are planning to review and teach Plus level dancing.

Our caller, Ron Brown, is committed to inviting all mainstream dancers to come and learn or review Plus Level calls. The Cut-Ups enjoy Plus Level dancing and encourage dancers to sharpen your skills with us!

December 21 is our White Elephant Gifting party — bring a wrapped ‘white elephant gift’, one per dancer, and enjoy the fun!

February 1 is our annual Chili Cook-off, we invited our chili cooks to bring a crockpot of chili and we taste and judge, then crown our best chili cook.

February 15 is our Valentine Dance and pie night. Lots of pie and sweetheart dancing music!

See you this winter, keep dancing.

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

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Champagne Whirl-A-Ways

We are keeping our plus level a little easier at this time, and will be picking it up as the season progresses. Come join us for an assortment of callers, cuers and goodies throughout this square dance season. Our callers and cuers are goodies too! On January 13, we switch to afternoon dance times, which will vary for 3 months. Diane is a nice gal, always call ahead please. There is a 5 cent charge at the door for this service! &*%#@&$? [See the online schedule listings for details.]

Information:
Diane Camp (607-776-4528), Jeanne Kashorek (607-583-2523); cwasdfacebook@gmail.com
Reported by:
Cathy Mack, Diane Camp, and Art Diefenbach

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Cloverleaf Squares

Cloverleaf Squares has many upcoming dances over the winter months. In December we have our catered Holiday Dinner on December 17; prior registration is required and may be done at the treasurer’s table during a dance. A reminder: we will not be dancing on December 24 and December 31. Enjoy the holidays!

In January we will have one special dance: Sports Night. Sports Night will be January 28. Come out and wear your favorite team’s jerseys, shirts, etc. Cloverleaf’s has several special dances in February; Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras. The Valentine’s Day dance will be February 11. The Mardi Gras dance will be February 25. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the dances this winter.

Save the date for our Anniversary Dance, March 18. Cloverleaf’s 48th Anniversary Dance will be held at the First Baptist Church of Chili, where our regular dances are also held throughout the winter months. Rounds will begin at 7:00 p.m.; Squares and rounds will be from 7:30 to 9:45.

Information:
Henry Capron (585-747-0180)
Reported by:
Rebecca (Becky) Sabin

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Copy Cats

Copy Cats send a big hello and hope your summer was a fun one. Our summer was a busy one for we were always on the go. I should say our club was always on the go. Due to some issues, I have missed out on a lot, but look forward to getting back into the swing of things. Our Club is lucky to have so many individuals who like to suggest and do things outside of square dancing. We met at different locations for food and chatter, danced at members’ homes and even tried Contra dancing. But we can’t forget the girls going to Painting with a Twist to try out our painting skills. This one I got to go to and had loads of fun. Look in the Promenader Photos and Features section to see our group holding our paintings. No, I don’t want you to say whose is best.

Our Open House on September 19 was a great success. We had 25 guests attend! Ron Brown did a great job introducing square dancing to them. We now have 20 “kittens” attending on a regular basis. Our 2017–2018 dance season is now in full swing. The places where we hold our classes and dances remain the same, but to be sure that we see you at them, here they are again. Our instruction classes are held on Tuesday nights starting at 7:00 p.m. at Bay Trail Middle School (1760 Scriber Rd. Penfield, NY). Unless otherwise noted, our dances are held at the First Baptist Church of Penfield NY (1862 Penfield Rd., Penfield NY). Our Board has worked hard to prepare a great dance schedule. For information on upcoming dances, please check out our flyers in the Promenader or on our website (www.copycatsdancing.org). We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming dances.

Information:
Donna or Rick LaDonna (585-633-2044)
Reported by:
Brenda Beechner

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Dalton Gang

Hello fellow square dancers. I’m hoping you are having a great year of dancing so far. I’d like to start off by saying our East meets West dance had a great turn out. It would be nice to make a little bit more of a profit so I’m hoping next year we would have a much bigger crowd. It was a blessing to have Mike Callahan to call for us for the event and it was much appreciated. It was also a blessing that he did not charge us too much. Our thanks go out to him.

I’d like to welcome our club’s new caller: Ray Thompkins. He is certainly a godsend, and I’d like to thank Jim Dowd for his work in finding a caller for us. He is also taking over as our new president, but technically, I will still be the president since I have access to a computer while Jim does not. We also have Clayton Wing calling for us occasionally, until he goes to Florida in mid-November. Our Tuesday night schedule might be subject to change to a different night, but we just don’t know for sure at this point in time.

Our Club Christmas party is coming up on December 6, at 6:00. So, if you’re ever in the area, come join the fun. We would love to have you. Just bring table service, a dish to pass, and a ten-dollar gift to pass for our Christmas game — marking it His or Hers. Notice that there will be no dancing that night.

On March 28 is our ever-popular Pancake Dinner Dance at the Maple Tree Inn in Angelica. Dance admission is $6.00. For more information or questions call me at 585-330-1128 or Donna Witmer at 716-697-3005.

Your Presidents Jamond Billyard, Jim Dowd, and Donna Witmer.

Information:
Jamond Billyard (585-330-1128)
Reported by:
Jaymond Billyard and Donna Witmer

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Grand Squares

The presence of colder, less sunny days makes inside activities more inviting and square dancing more than fills the bill. GRAND SQUARES has many dances to brighten your Thursday evenings. Our dances in December (14th and 21st) will be a great diversion from the hustle and bustle of Christmas preparations. And hopefully, having survived the holidays, we have an exciting January planned. We had so much fun last year prolonging the Christmas spirit; we decided to hold our Christmas dance on January 11. Our caller/cuer Mike Callahan will give his Christmas music one more spin and everyone is invited to wear their finest Christmas attire one last time before retiring it for the year.

On the next Thursday (January 18) we will be celebrating Mike’s great calling and cueing and wishing him “Happy Trails” as he prepares to leave for a well-deserved vacation. Club members and guests are encouraged to attend as a Thank You for all he has done over the past year. In Mike’s absence we are happy to have Jim Gotta calling for our dances in February and March.

Hopefully weather will co-operate and returning good health will enable our regular dancers to join us. Though the regulars may seem few in number, we gladly welcome guests to help fill our squares. Come join us soon and often.

Information:
Carol Ann Stahl (585-533-9241); stahlsinrush@rochester.rr.com
Reported by:
Carol Ann Stahl

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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 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 Ridge Road, West Webster on Monday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. Dress is casual and comfortable.

Please note: We are on winter break now, and will resume dancing after our winter break on Monday March 26, 2018.

Please note: We will “begin at the beginning” of Phase III figures. This will not be a carry-over from 2017, so dancers who would like to learn or have never done Phase III figures will be able to participate.

Information:
Mark & Marlene Thone (585-226-8984 home); (585-748-5131 cell)
Reported by:
Mark & Marlene Thone

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Penn Yan Friendship Squares

Save the Date: Tom Miller will be our caller and Mark and Marlene Thone will be cueing at our annual Watkins Weekend in 2018. Mark your calendars for September 21 to 23. 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 a Class/Club dance on the 3rd Saturday evening in December. We’ll host dances in the afternoons of the 3rd Saturdays in January and February and the 1st Saturday in March. We’ll host dances in the evenings on the 3rd Saturday in March and the 1st and 3rd Saturdays in April. We’ll attend Dance-O-Rama on the 1st Saturday in May and host a dance in Penn Yan on the 3rd Saturday evening in May. 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

Round Towners is an easy intermediate Round Dance Club, dancing a Phase III and 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 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of West Webster, which is located at 570 Ridge Road in West Webster.

Please note: We are on winter break now, and will resume dancing on Thursday, March 29, 2018. We wish you all a wonderful winter, a joyous holiday season and a healthy new year. And we are looking forward to seeing you in the spring.

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 to 5:00. If you would like a proposed program, email me at connie.rhogo2@gmail.com. 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 is easily altered, if there is something different you would like to do, and I have it. We will not be dancing Christmas Day, but will dance MLK day and President’s day. We rarely cancel, but it is always a good idea to call, just in case something has come up. The Church is in the process of reorganizing. Do call to see if we are still dancing at the church.

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

Over the river and through the snow

To Fulton we will go

We make our way on Fridays

To dance to Dave Eno

It’s that time of year. Snowbirds head to Florida. Snowy roads make it hard for some dancers to travel to Fulton to dance on Friday nights. If the roads are clear, come visit us to dance mainstream and plus.

December starts out with our Quarterly Meeting during our class/club dance. On December 8, we will be bringing in toys for our Toys for Tots Drive. The 15th is our Christmas Party. We will have goodies to eat and the night will be alternate tips. The rest of December we will have no dancing so our members can enjoy the holidays.

January 5, will be our New Year’s Party; again with alternating tips. We will have chili and corn bread as our party highlight. The rest of January will be our regular class/club dances.

February 9, will be our Valentine’s Day Party and Pie Night. Wear red, eat pie and square dance … sounds like a great night. The other Friday nights in February are regular class/club dances.

We hope to dance with you this winter.

Caller: Dave Eno

Information:
Paula Schumacher (315-635-0930)
Reported by:
Paula Schumacher

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Silver Squares

December: 2017 —

December 11, we will be celebrating our Christmas dinner & dance. We will have a full catered Turkey dinner with all the trimmings … . The dinner will be $10.00 per person. Dance will be at 1:00 p.m. and the Dinner at 3:15 p.m. Reservations are due December 1, and can be made by calling Jean or Winifred. Come and join the festivities, food, and fun … .

January: 2018 —

January 8, is our special Hawaiian dance. Check out your Hawaiian outfits and join us for this fun dance. January 15, 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: 2018 —

February 12, 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 ones as we are the only club dancing during the day … .

February 19, is President’s Day and will be free for all square dance presidents and their partners that attend the dance.

March: 2018 —

March 12, will be our soup and salad luncheon at 12:00. Bring a dish to pass, otherwise the cost is $3.00. We have some very good cooks in our group. Come and join up for this occasion.

Information:
Jean St. John (585-720-0777)
Reported by:
Winifred Best (585-441-9063)

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Southern Tier Wheelers

Our camping gear is put away for another year and many of our members head south to find warmer weather. Don’t be surprised if you see some of us on the dance floor if you also travel south. We have provided flyers for our upcoming 2018 dances. In May, we will be joining the Penn Yan Friendship Squares and welcoming Gary and Alice Bubel. Gary and Alice always provide a wonderful dance experience and we look forward to seeing them. During the rest of the camping season, we welcome Howard and Donna Williamson as our caller and cuer. They are such a delightful and energetic couple. If you haven’t danced with them, you just don’t know what you are missing. Please check our flyers found elsewhere in the publication so that you can schedule a time to come and join us.

So until we meet again, stay warm, stay safe and “Yellow Rocks” to one and all.

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

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Village Squares

Wednesday is our regular dance night; Gil Porter is our caller; Jerry Carmen (recorded) cues; and Wednesday dances are preceded by a Plus workshop at 7:00 p.m. Based on the variations of winter weather and attendance, the caller has the option of adjusting the dance content of the evening. We dance at the United Church of Pittsford, 123 South Main St., Pittsford, N.Y. Note that our club dance schedule for the winter exhibits more variety than we have customarily offered. Special dances and exceptions to the above program are noted in the paragraphs that follow.

DECEMBER SPECIAL DANCES AND VISITING CALLERS —

On Wednesday, December 13, we are having our Holiday Dinner Dance. Gil Porter will call. The dinner is by popular consensus again being catered by Giuseppe’s. Dinner details, including the menu and the schedule, are on the flyer. If you want to come to the dinner, make reservations by December 6. Contact Barbara Keane at 585-787-4061 or Susan Thomas at 585-385-2155 or suetinny2@yahoo.com. There is no workshop at this dance. Those wishing to come only to the dance after the dinner are welcome to come dance at 7:30.

We are not dancing Wednesday, December 20, or Wednesday, December 27.

Welcome in the New Year (2018) with us on New Year’s Eve, Sunday, December 31, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2000 Highland Avenue (corner Winton, Brighton N.Y.). The Hip Boot Boyz will call and Eileen Webster will cue. Plus level dancing is from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Hors d’oeuvres, beverages, dessert, hats and noise makers are provided. A donation is $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. See our flyer.

JANUARY SPECIAL DANCES AND VISITING CALLERS —

Greg Marling is calling our January 17, dance, which will be from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. There is no workshop.

We are not dancing Wednesday, January 24. We are instead dancing Friday, January 26. This is our ANTI-FREEze dance — our annual “friendship” dance. As noted in our flyer, this dance is free to everyone. Jim Gotta will call Plus squares and cue rounds.

On Wednesday, January 31, Bill Ryan is calling and cueing.

FEBRUARY SPECIAL DANCES AND VISITING CALLERS —

We are dancing all four Wednesdays in February, plus one Friday.

On Wednesday, February 7, Ron Brown is calling.

Wednesday, February 14, falls on Valentine’s Day, so of course we are having a Valentine’s Dance! Gil Porter is calling. See our flyer in this issue of the Promenader.

On Wednesday, February 21, Greg Marling is calling. There is no workshop and we are dancing from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, February 23, is our first Fabulous Friday dance of the year, celebrating Chinese New Year (the Year of the Dog). We begin dancing at 7:30 p.m. Gil Porter is calling. An oriental costume is appropriate, but, lacking that, wear red. Refer to our Chinese New Year flyer and our Fabulous Fourth Friday flyer.

Information:
Peter & Sally Emmel (585-381-5049)
Reported by:
Carl & Susan Thomas (585-385-2155)

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Waterwheel Squares

Merry Christmas and blessings for the coming New Year. Seems like 2017 went faster than we could promenade home! Making that New Year’s resolution once again to lose a few pounds? What better way than to dance it off! Come join us at the Amherst Community Church 77 Washington Street in Snyder, NY 14226 on Tuesday nights (except the second Tuesday of each month).

Special Dances for the next couple of months you won’t want to miss:

Christmas Dance: December 19 — starts at 7:00 p.m.

Hobo Dance: January 23 — 7:00 p.m.

Presidents Dance: February 20 — 7:00 p.m.

Information:
Kim Mansfield (716-228-2465); bigwigkim@aol.com
Reported by:
Kim Mansfield