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!


October 4, 2015

October Dances 2015

LESSONS START OCTOBER 6th! See below for information.
Richard Lane

Single Trees Dances:

9th - Richard Lane and Jackie Gale are caller and cuer for this dance. Plus is always at 7:30 pm, with rounds and mainstream starting at 8:00 pm until 10:30 pm.  We usually have a sit-down break at 9:15 pm.
 
Richard Lane is a 13 year veteran of the national circuit but obviously never made it out west or at least not to Oregon until he got hired up in Portland by the phone company a few years ago. He is an excellent caller, fast-paced, clear-voiced, funny and witty with a great singing voice.  He has a website online and calls in the Portland area as much as he can.  He's called for us a few times; if you haven't had the opportunity, you are missing out. See you there!
Scott Zinser

25th - Scott Zinser and Jackie Gale are caller and cuer for our Halloween Dance. So dress up, and vie for one of the prizes in several categories.  It is always a fun night and Scott is a good caller. So members, bring your finger foods and everyone be ready for a good time. Dance, dance, dance!!

Other Dances of Interest:

10th - Whirl-A-Ways - dance starts 7:30 with a Plus Workshop with Mike Kious, then 8:00 pm is mainstream with rounds.

17th - Danebo Circle 8's Annual Mask Dance - so wear an enchanting (or scary) one. 7:30 pm is rounds with Christina Corelli, and 8:00 pm is mainstream and plus tips with Roger Putzler.

31st - Cascade Callers & Cuers Association 5th Saturday Costume Dance with prizes! Costumes are admired but not required. 7:30 pm pre-rounds, 8:00 pm mainstream with a variety of callers and cuers. Please support our callers & cuers.

Upcoming of Interest:
Dan Nordbye

Nov. 20th - Pumpkin Pie Promenade featuring national caller Dan Nordbye and cuer Julie
Stiers at the Abernathy Grange, 15745 Harley Ave, Oregon City. 7:00 pm - A1 level; 7:30 pm - Intermediate Rounds; 8:00-10:30 pm - mainstream, plus, rounds phase 2. For
Information: call 503-804-3774 or email jmstiers[at]comcast.net.

Square Dance Lessons:

Square Dance Lessons (Mainstream) start October 6th, a Tuesday, but still accepting new students on Oct. 8th and October 13th.  There are two lessons per week which means greater retention, finishing faster and FUN! This is modern square dancing which is different than what we learned back in junior high, but a few moves would be familiar. 

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $2 per person  (What a deal!)
Who: Everybody and anybody. If you can walk you can square dance.

Roger Putzler
Teacher and Caller: Roger Putzler has been calling and square dancing since he was 10 years old back in Chicago. Roger and his wife Linda live in Albany. They are both retired educators.

If you already square dance and wish to learn the Plus level, please stay after the Mainstream class on Thursdays starting October 8.  Plus lessons will run from 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm on Thursday evenings. ($5)


AND … we need angels for both mainstream and plus lessons. For those wanting to learn Plus - come and angel for mainstream, and then stay for Plus lessons on Thursdays at 8:30 pm.

September 2, 2015

September 2015 Square & Round Dances

Single Trees dancing at a summer Whirl-A-Ways dance.
September 11th - Back to School Sock Hop! Got any clothing that is from the 50s? Now is the time to drag it out, slick back your hair or pony tail it, flip it, whatever, and come have a great night. Square dance attire is also admired. George Hermann will be calling and Jackie Gale will be cueing for your dancing pleasure. Be creative with those finger foods. Gosh, what did we eat back in the 50s? Can anyone even remember? And for those not old enough to know, just bring some yummy snacks. We should have a fun time in the old town tonight! Schedule: 7:30 pm is Plus; 8:00 pm is mainstream and rounds. We take a break around 9:15 pm and then dance until 10:30 pm.

Check out the new sound boards (baffles) which many volunteers from several clubs made and hung. Thanks to Marvin Baker for heading up the project. And thanks to Leo Weninger and the many members of several clubs who helped to make and assembled them. And while you are at it, give a close listen to the new center hanging speaker which was donated anomyously. Now there are no more dead spots on the dance floor! (We are still tweaking the system, but so far, so good.)

September 25th - Another wonderful dance with Craig Abercrombie as caller. It will be a hot time since he always stirs up a speedy dance rhythm. Schedule is the same as above, and finger foods are always welcome.

Jackie Gale will be cueing. And as many of you know, Jackie has been a guest caller for us a number of times, but now she is our club cuer. We are very lucky!

Single Trees annual picnic dancers at Suzanne's place in the country.
 There were only 21 of us this year , but it was fun!
Other Dances or Events:

Bucaneers dance "Plus" on the 1st Friday of the month from October to June. (Just so you don't come when the hall is dark.)  AND!!! October 2nd is their 49th birthday celebration with ice cream and cake. Prerounds with Christine Corelli at 7:30. Plus starts at 8 pm until 10 pm with Roger Putzler.

Danebo Circle 8 dances on the first and third Saturdays of the month (7:30 pm pre-rounds, 8:00 pm mainstream).

Whirl-A-Ways dance on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

National Square Dance Day - we need dancers!
September 12th - second Saturday
Where: Island Park (under the bridge near the playground) 
200 B Street / Springfield, OR 97477
When: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lennie Ludiker is calling, and Sharon Greenman is cueing

We'd like a lot of dancers to come and show others just how much fun it is.  This is our big advertising day. Casual or square dance attire, doesn't matter.
July round dancers.
 That's Janet, our newsletter editor!

Round Dance Lessons:
Christina Corelli will begin Round Dancing lessons on Monday, September 14th at 7:00 pm with beginner waltz, followed by intermediate rounds (need to know waltz and two-step) at 8:15 pm. For more information click on the navigation bar at the top for Round Dance Lessons.

Square Dance Lessons:
Square Dance Lessons (Mainstream) start October 6th, a Tuesday.  There are two lessons per week which means greater retention, finishing faster and FUN! This is modern square dancing which is different than what we learned back in junior high, but a few moves would be familiar. 

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $2 per person  (What a deal!)
Who: Everybody and anybody. If you can walk you can square dance.

July square dancers.
 Summer is when casual dress is okay.
Teacher and Caller: Roger Putzler has been calling and square dancing since he was 10 years old back in Chicago. Roger and his wife Linda live in Albany. They are both retired educators.

If you already square dance and wish to learn the Plus level, please stay after the Mainstream class on Thursdays starting October 8.  Plus lessons will run from 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm on Thursday evenings. ($5)

ANDwe need angels for both mainstream and plus lessons. For those wanting to learn Plus - come and angel for mainstream, and then stay for Plus lessons on Thursdays at 8:30 pm.

August 3, 2015

August 2015 Dances


*Remember, always 7:30 pm for plus dancing, with mainstream starting at 8:00 pm. And July and August months are ALWAYS casual dress for our Single Trees dances.* Stay cool in the air conditioned hall.


August 14th - Caller: Terry Halley, Cuer: Jackie Gale. Glad to welcome back Terry for another fun dance. Jackie Gale will be our cuer for 2015-2016, so come and dance to her rounds. Remember finger food all you Single Trees!  With most of the clubs dark in the summer, we expect a good turnout.


August 28th - Hot August Nights / End of Summer Dance. Sandy Harris will be calling and cueing. A great time should be had by all with the many-talented Sandy Harris. Can't think of anything better to do to spend a hot August night - and there are always plenty of refreshments.


Other Dances:

August 1st - Danebo Circle 8
, 7:30 Rounds with Christina, 8:00 pm Squares with Lennie Ludiker.


August 15th - Danebo Circle 8, Putzler/Corelli, same times as above.

Workshops:

Larry Dupray, caller for the Wolf Pack is having a Saturday morning workshop to help hone those dancing skills and give you floor time. Every Saturday morning through September 26th, 2015. Time: 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Air conditioned / cushioned wood floor. Casual Attire. Adults: $3.50, Youth and Teens: $2. Family rates available. Emerald Dance Center, Hall B / Please park in the back
2095 Yolanda, Springfield OR.

Other fun events in August:



August 9th, Sunday - Single Trees Picnic at Suzanne's country property off Seavey Loop. Starts at noon. Potluck picnic and games (Club supplying hamburgers & hot dogs & condiments). Bring something yummy to share with the group. Bring chairs if you can, maybe something to drink, and your plates and utensils. We will have some for people who don't have any. Do I hear a challenge for croquet? Maybe badminton? How about the dog race game? (Bring those quarters.) We had a lot of fun last year for sure.


August 15th, Saturday - Wolf Pack, Potluck picnic, South shelter Island Park 10 am to 2 pm.

And see "Cleaning the Hall" below.