May 4, 2016

May 2016 Square Dances

May 13th - Friday - Mexican Fiesta dance Single Trees and Whirl-A-Ways. George Hermann and his grandson Mike Kious calling with Jackie Gale doing the round dance cueing. Enjoy our "taco bar" with all the fixings at the break. Club members have signed up for the main foods to bring already, but desserts are always welcome, and other types of finger foods that would go with it. This should be a really good dance - so break out your fiesta clothes! Remember - 7:30 p.m. starts with plus dancing, rounds and mainstream at 8:00 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.

Lennie Ludiker, caller
May 27th - Friday - Single Trees dance - Lennie Ludiker is calling for us again with our club cuer, Jackie Gale. We always enjoy having Lennie call and I am sure he will have some fun music for us as well. See you all there.

Workshops:
If you are a Plus dancer and wish more floor time, challenge and FUN, please come to Emerald Dance Center in Springfield. In May and June, the second and fourth Thursdays are scheduled for Plus workshops at 7:00 p.m.

Other Dances in our area:

May 6th - Friday -  Buccaneers are dancing plus with Roger Putzler calling and Christina Corelli cueing.
7:30 p.m. - Pre-Rounds,  8:00 p.m. - Plus Dance

May 7th - Saturday -  Danebo Circle 8 with Roger Putzler and Christina Corelli
7:3 p.m. - Pre-Rounds,   8:00 p.m. - Mainstream with Plus

May 8th - Sunday -  Spin Cycle Squares at 5:30 with Tim Matteson.
Sunday night is all levels.  Tim adapts to the floor.  Something for everyone!


May 14th -  Saturday - Christina's Round Dance Party at 7:00 p.m.

Photos from the April 30th Honor Flight Dance and Auction with attendees from many clubs:


Dancers promenade

Callers Kalmbach, Hermann, and Curtis volunteered their services.

Honor Flight Desk

Connie and Sharon checking in auction items purchased.



March 29, 2016

April 2016 Dances

Single Trees Dances: (new update on April 13th re: Plus workshops)


KC Curtis
8th, Fri. - Spring Fling with K.C. Curtis, caller; and Jackie Gale, cuer. Put on your best spring colors and come dance. KC will keep you moving and humming and enjoying it all with his terrific singing voice. And of course, Jackie Gale is back with her great round dance cues. Bring some nice, light colored finger foods to share. See you at 7:30 pm for Plus, and then at 8:00 pm for mainstream and rounds.

And remember the Dan Nordbye dance on the 12th - a Tuesday! We don't get a national caller in our area frequently, so don't miss this opportunity. It would be nice if all clubs could help with clean up and refreshments.

Chuck Garner
22nd, Fri - Chuck Garner, caller; and Christina Corelli, cuer. We are happy to announce that Chuck will be calling for this late April dance. It should be a great deal of fun since he is one good caller. Christina is filling in for Jackie this time, so come and support her as well for a fun evening. The same times apply as above. This looks to be one really good set of April dances. Enjoy. And don't forget to check out the photos below from our March dances.

30th, Tues  - Emerald Empire Council - Benefit Dance for Honor Flight! 
Three Callers (KC Curtis, Darrell Kalmbach, George Hermann) and Three Cuers (Christina Corelli, Jackie Gale, Patty Hermann). There will be a silent auction to raise money - so bring your items before 7:30 p.m. (actually 7:15 p.m. would be good). Pre-rounds start at 7:30 p.m. with mainstream starting at 8:00 p.m. And remember to bring your cash for the silent auction for a couple of items you just can't resist, and raise that money for a good cause. See you there.

Plus Workshops:
14th and 28th of April, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.  - FUN Plus Workshops with Roger Putzler
If you are a Plus dancer and wish more floor time, challenge and FUN, please come to Emerald Dance Center in Springfield. Cushioned wood floor.
Heads up - in May and June the second and fourth Thursdays are scheduled as well for Plus workshops.

Other Area Dances:
1st, Fri. - Buccaneers, ESDC, Plus only, Putzler / Corelli, 7:30 p.m. pre-rounds, 8-10:00 p.m. plus with rounds.
1st,  Fri. - Salem Swingin’ Stars, 7:30 p.m. Plus, 8-10:30 p.m. mainstream with rounds, Dibble / Norden
2nd, Sat. - Roseburg Buckeroo Birthday Dance, mainstream, Robertson / Koozer
2nd, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8 - pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m. with Christina Corelli, mainstream with Roger Putzler at 8:00 p.m.
9th, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways - 7:30 p.m. plus, 8:00 p.m. mainstream with Mike Kious.
10th, Sun. - **The Crew**, Timber 8's Birthday Dance, MS with 3rd tip plus, Roseburg
12th, Tues. - **Dan Nordbye** - national caller from Mesa, AZ, 7:30 pre-rounds with Christina Corelli, 8:00 pm mainstream and plus, $7 requested at the door. ESDC
16th, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8 - 7:30 p.m. pre-rounds, 8-10:00 p.m. mainstream with rounds.
23rd, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways - 7:30 p.m. plus, 8:00 p.m. mainstream with Mike Kious.
29th, Fri. - The Wolf Pack's Spring Dance, with caller Sandy Harris and cuer Christina Corelli. Pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m. Mainstream squares from 8-10 p.m. Hall A of the ESDC.

Photos from March Dances:

Jim Hattrick, caller


































Jim Voll, caller

























March 1, 2016

March Dances 2016

March 11th - Go Green! with caller Jim Hattrick and cuer Jackie Gale. 7:30 p.m. plus, 8-10:30 p.m. mainstream with rounds at the hall. Jim is back! We are so glad he can call for us now. You are in for a great treat. Please attend and welcome him for coming all this way for us. And wear green - green this, green that. Any green finger foods? Spring is already here it seems - so green is the theme.

March 26th - Caller Jim Voll, and Cuer Jackie Gale. 7:30 p.m. plus, 8-10:30 p.m. mainstream with rounds. Welcome Jim back for another night of dancing square.  Jackie Gale has been doing a super bang-up job with rounds - we all love her! Another fun night is to be had.

Other Area Dances in March:
5th, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8 Birthday Dance!! - 7 pm pre-rounds, 8 pm, mainstream, ESDC, Putzler / Corelli
5th, Sat. - Lebanon Square Circlers, mainstream, IOOF Hall, Jeskey / Gale          
12th, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways - Plus workshop 7:30 pm, mainstream 8:00 pm, ESDC, Kious / Corelli
18th, Fri. - Salem Swingin’ Stars - 7:30 pm Plus, 8:00 pm mainstream, Dibble / Norden
19th, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8 - 7:30 pm pre-rounds, 8:00 pm mainstream, ESDC,  / Corelli
19th, Sat. - Lebanon Square Circlers, MS, IOOF Hall, Jeskey / Gale
27th, Sat. - Sweet Home Squarenaders, Voll/Gale

27th, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways -  Plus 7:30 pm, mainstream 8:00 pm, ESDC, Kious / Corelli

Welcoming guests from Vancouver -  Happy Hoppers


The Wild Cards called at our birthday dance.



The cake was yummy!

From our 52nd birthday dance! So many visitors added to our fun.

February 5, 2016

February 2016 Square Dances

The Wild Cards
Feb 12th - Sweetheart of  52nd Birthday Dance featuring the Wild Cards! Plus starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by mainstream with rounds (cued by Jackie Gale) at 8:00 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. The Happy Hoppers will be visiting us and we will greet them with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. All Single Trees members are welcome to the potluck as well as guests from other clubs, but if you attend the potluck, please bring a good-sized dish to share since we will have a busload of Happy Hoppers to feed. This will be an excellant dance as many of you know who have attended a dance featuring the Wild Cards.  Hope to see a lot of you!

Feb 26th - Craig Abercrombie is our guest caller for this dance. And of course, Jackie Gale will be cueing for both dances this month. Hopefully you are not danced out from attending Mid-Winter last month, or being an angel during lessons for the last four months … because these are going to be really good dances. Hope to see you all there.

Mainstream Dance Graduates (and a few who took lessons a second time through):


Lots of "angels" joined our new dancers to celebrate the end of lessons.


Other February Dances in the Area:

5th, Fri. - Buccaneers - Plus, ESDC, 7:30 p.m. pre-rounds, 8-10:00 p.m. Plus level – Putzler / Corelli
5th, Fri. -  Salem Swingin’ Stars, 7:30 p.m. Plus, 8:00 p.m., Dibble / Norden
6th, Sat. - Lebanon Square Circlers, mainstream, Jeskey / Gale
6th, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8, ESDC, 7:30 p.m. pre-rounds, 8-10:00 p.m. mainstream with plus level tips - Putzler / Corelli
13th, Sat. - Corvallis Squares, mainstream – Alliance Birthday Dance - Putzler/ Gale, St. Mary’s Catholic Church
13th, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways, MS, ESDC, 7:30 p.m. Plus workshop, 8-10:30 mainstream – Kious / Corelli
19th, Fri. - Salem Swingin’ Stars, Dibble – Norden, 7:30 p.m. Plus, 8-10:30 p.m. mainstream
20th, Sat. - Lebanon Square Circlers, mainstream, Jeskey, Gale
20th, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8, ESDC, 7:30 p.m. pre-rounds, 8-10:00 p.m. mainstream with plus level tips - Putzler / Corelli
27th, Sat. - Sweet Home Squarenaders 59th Birthday Dance, Voll / Gale
27th, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways, ESDC, 7:30 p.m. Plus, 8-10:00 p.m. mainstream, Kious / Corelli    

George Hermann guest calling for our club


Ready to go forward and back - maybe




January 22nd dancers




January 4, 2016

January 2016 Dances


Terry Halley, caller
Jan. 8th - Single Trees New Dancer Dance - Terry Halley caller, and Jackie Gale cuer. We start with Plus at 7:30 p.m., then we will go to new dancer mode with mainstream and rounds.

Jan. 22nd - Single Trees dance with George Hermann as caller for this dance, just one week before Mid-Winter Festival. We always start with Plus at 7:30 p.m. Mainstream starts at 8:00 p.m. with rounds.




From Dec 2015 Single Trees Dance with Jim Voll calling.
Other Dances in our area:
Jan 9th - Whirl-A-Ways dance starts at 7:30 p.m. with a Plus workshop. Mainstream and rounds at 8:00 p.m.
Jan 15th - Wolf Pack's New Dancer Dance with Lennie Ludiker calling and Christina Corelli cueing. Pre-rounds at 7:30 p.m., mainstream at 8:00 p.m. New dancer class members are free. Casual Dress.
Jan 16th - Danebo Circle 8 starts at 7:30 p.m. with pre-rounds. Mainstream at 8:00 p.m.
Jan 17th - Lebanon Square Circlers - 67th Birthday Dance from 2-5:00 p.m.
Jan.  23rd - Whirl-A-Ways dance starts at 7:30 p.m. with Plus, mainstream at 8:00 p.m. with rounds.
Jan 29-31st - Mid-Winter Festival in Albany at the Linn County Expo Center - click here for more information. Register early.



More photos from the December dance:

Starting the next move.














Really moving out!

December 3, 2015

December Dances 2015

11th - Jim Voll will be the highlight caller for our dance this month. Jackie Gale is our cuer. We start at 7:30 p.m. with plus calling, followed by mainstream with rounds until 10:30 p.m. We are still accepting donations for the Food for Lane County drive through tonight. Help us fill our big collection canister.

Roger Putzler teaching new dancers

19th - combined clubs Holiday dance with callers Roger Putzler and Mike Kious and cuer Christine Corelli. There should be a big crowd for this night since it is a new dancer dance. Come and support our new dancers (who are doing very well) and have a wonderful time dancing and visiting with the other clubs' members.

Heads up for January - the Single Trees new dancer dance will be January 8th!

New Dancers and Angels take a spin around the floor.

FYI: You can now go to http://ofn.club to get the index of past and current issues of news from the Oregon Federation of Square and Round Dance Clubs.

Round Dance Lessons begin Monday, January 4th, 2016. Click on the "Round Dance Lessons" navigation menu bar for more information.

January 29-30, 2016 is Mid-Winter Festival at the Linn County Expo Center.

Other Dances in December:
4th, Fri. - Buccaneers, an all plus Christmas dance starting at 7:30 p.m. – Roger Putzler & Don Marshall, callers and Christine Corelli, cuer
4th, Fri. - Salem Swingin’ Stars, 7:30 p.m. is Plus, 8:00-10:30 p.m. mainstream with rounds
5th, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8, 7:30 pm, caller Roger Putzler and cuer Christine Corelli
5th, Sat. - Lebanon Square Circlers, New Dancers Dance with a Toy Drive - Charlotte Jeskey calling, Jackie Gale cueing 
12th, Sat. - Sweet Home Squarenaders, mainstream dance.
12th, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways, 7:30 plus workshop, 8-10:30 mainstream with rounds
12th, Sat. - Independence Wagon Wheelers, New Dancer Dance - Polk County Fairgrounds
18th, Fri. - Salem Swingin’ Stars Christmas Dance, 7:30 p.m. plus, 8:00-10:30 p.m. mainstream with rounds
20th, Sun. - Capital Callers and Cues Assn. New Dancer Dance - Salem Square Dance Center 1:30 p.m.
**31st - New Year’s Eve Dance at ESDC** – Roger Putzler calling, Christina Corelli cueing. Just $2! Bring a pie to share if you can. Formal attire admired but not required. Starts at 8:30 pm with pre-rounds, and continues from 9:00 with mainstream and rounds with one tip after midnight.

November 2, 2015

November 2015 square dances

cuer Jackie Gale
Nov. 13th, Fri. - Single Trees dance with plus at 7:30 pm,  mainstream and rounds from 8:00-10:30 pm.  Caller  is Don Marshall and cuer is Jackie Gale.  Don is going to be retiring very soon, so get to dance to his calling before you miss the opportunity. This is one of our regular dances, so square dance attire is much admired.

This dance kicks off our Food for Lane County drive. Please bring canned foods to be donated to FLC before the Christmas holidays. They will be accepted through December 11th.

Nov 27th, Fri. - SingleTrees dance with plus at 7:30 pm, mainstream and rounds from 8:00-10:30 pm - caller Craig Abercrombie and cuer Jackie Gale. This is always a good dance to get rid of some of those extra Thanksgiving pounds. So plan to join us and have a good time.

CCCA Halloween Dance Vistation
Halloween Conversation


Other Dances in area:

most Sundays - Spin Cycle Squares dance 5:30-8:00 pm at ESDC: All Levels – Tim Matteson / Syb Eaglewolfe

6th, Fri. - Buccaneers, plus dance – Putzler / Corelli

 6th, Fri., Salem Swingin’ Stars, 7:30 pm plus, 8:00-10:30 pm mainstream
7th, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8 - 7:30 pm pre-rounds, 8:00-10:00 pm mainstream and rounds,  Putzler / Corelli

From Single Trees Oct. 9th dance
 with Richard Lane calling

7th, Sat. - Lebanon Square Circlers, mainstream

Single Trees Costume Winners
Gaynor, Janet, Sharon and Shirley
13th, Fri. - Alliance Plus Dance, Lebanon IOOF Hall, Lowther / Russell

14th, Sat. - Sweet Home Squarenaders' Turkey Dance - Hattrick / Gale - 6:30 pm Dinner, 7:30 pm mainstream (every 3rd tip plus) $15 at door with dinner. Hattrick is back in the swing of things!

14th, Sat. Whirl-A-Ways, MS - 7:30 Hexagone Squares, 8:00-10:30 pm mainstream

Dan Norbye



20th, Fri. - Pumpkin Pie Promenade featuring national caller Dan Nordbye and cuer Julie Stiers at the Abernathy Grange, 15745 Harley Ave, Oregon City,.7:00 pm is A-1,  7:30-8:00 pm are intermediate rounds,  8:00-10:30 pm is mainstream, plus, and rounds phase 2.

20th, Fri. - Salem Swingin’ Stars, 7:30 pm is plus, 8:00-10:30 pm is mainstream

21st, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8, MS  Ludiker / Corelli

21st, Sat. - Lebanon Square Circlers, Girls Night Out - mainstream and rounds with Jeskey / Harris
More CCCA Halloween Vistation

28th, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways, MS - 7:30pm is  plus, 8:00-10:30 pm is mainstream and rounds

28th, Sat. - Willamette Squares Thanksgiving Dance - dinner 6:30 pm, pre-rounds 7:30 pm, mainstream 8:00 pm - Harris / Gale $10.00 donation at the door

29th, Sun. - Albany Timber Twirlers, New Dancer Dance 2:00-4:00 pm - Lowther / Harris


From Fall 2015 Square Dance Lessons
Thank You to all those who are Angels!