July 7, 2014

July 2014 Dances

July:
Richard Lane
12th, Sat. - A VERY special (yes, Saturday) Single Trees Freedom Dance and Ice Cream Social with Richard Lane calling and Jackie Gale cueing. You may not know Richard Lane, but he is a 13-year veteran of the national circuit who started calling 31 years ago as a dare. He moved to Oregon in 2012 and lives in Portland.  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 also calls with Randy Dibble for plus and advanced weekends. This will be a very special dance. And I'm sure you've all heard Jackie Gale's really good cueing. You all come now and leave room for ice cream.

25th, Fri. - Single Trees dance with Charlotte Jeskey calling and cueing - and that is a real treat. We danced to her the first Friday of the Strawberry Festival - so if you missed it, come on over to ESDC.

John & Shirley love rounds
At the ESDC:
26th, Sat. - Round Dance Party, 7 pm, $5
Christina Corelli - Cuer
[Emerald Dance Center, 2095 Yolanda, Springfield, OR]

Christina says: "I've asked ORDTA cuers to bring some dances and dancers to the party.  It's all levels.  If you dance two-step or waltz at the beginner level then this party is for you.  If you dance cha cha or other rumbas then this party is for you too.  The only requirement is to come with a SMILE! The hall is air conditioned and has a cushioned wood floor.  Casual dress is fine.  Even with air conditioning July's weather can be sticky and hot.  Dressing up is just too hot!  Come casual and comfy!"
 
Goodies welcome but certainly not required.  We just want people to come and have a good time!

June 3, 2014

June 2014 dances

June:
13th, Fri. - Single Trees Crazy T-Shirt and Suspenders Dance with Renee Ruud as caller and NancyAnn Nobles as cuer. This was a very fun dance! Thanks Lois for this fun collage.






































Neil Koozer, cuer

27th, Fri. - Single Trees dance with K.C. Curtis as caller and Neil Koozer as cuer - a couple of favorites on the calling and cueing scene. Don't miss them!


at ESDC:

More plus workshops by Roger Putzler: 7 pm to 8:30 pm. $5 each. He is planning to work on all positions Plus. Dates are June 3rd and17th; and July 1st, 15th (Cancelled), and 29th. There were two full squares on the 3rd, so come early or bring others with you and make it three or four squares. We can all learn something new and help others at the same time.

Other Dances and Festivals in June:

19-20th - Oregon Summer Festival, Crook County Middle School, Prineville OR – Bob Jones/Randy Dibble, calling/ Mary Ann Callahan/Jonathan Wood cueing.

April 30, 2014

May 2012 Dances

Thank You!
4th - Sunday! Special Plus Dance from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and then "A" from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. "C" star tip at 4:00 pm. Caller for the dance is Dan Preedy - a national caller - we are lucky. Dance is sponsored by Cast-a-Shadow and Single Trees. This dance is $6 per person.

9th - Mexican Fiesta, caller - Roger Putzler; cuer - Sharon
Greenman (This Friday evening dance is sponsored by  the Single Trees and the Whirl-A-Ways.) Taco bar at break time! Remember related finger foods to help out. And dance in your fiesta, festive best.


Abercrombie calling
23rd - Annual Reigning Cats & Dogs Dance & Fundraiser for
Greenhill, caller & cuer - Craig Abercrombie.

Bring checks, cash, or blankets, towels, dog/cat food, etc., for the Fundraiser if you'd like to contribute. We were able to raise a nice amount last year for Greenhill, and we donated some items that were needed as well. Hope we can do even better this year to help out those furry orphans.

And, I think, sitting on the refreshment table just might be that kitty litter cake we are all fond of - but this is just a rumor … so, remember your finger foods.

Other Dances:


Dessert Social Dance was a big success!


17th - Saturday! EEAC Mystery Bus Trip. Sign up and get your money in before the 10th or 12th. Check with Judy for particulars.

30th - Friday - Boots and Sandals Birthday Dance at the ESDC, 7:30 pre-rounds with Sharon Greenman, mainstream with every 3rd tip plus with Lennie Ludiker.

June 1st - Sunday - The Crew with round dance at 1:30 and mainstream from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at this special afternoon dance at the ESDC sponsored by the Whirl-A-Ways.

March 29, 2014

April Dances, 2014

5th is a visitation - check out our visitation schedule on the visitation tab in the navigation bar.

Hattrick
11th - Gospel Dance with Jim Hattrick calling and cueing.  Everyone knows Jim - so no introductions are needed, except to expect a wonderful evening of dancing. Plus at 7:30 pm, mainstream at 8:00 pm. Members - please remember to bring some finger foods as Jim always draws a big crowd.

15th - Special Dance featuring Dan Nordbye as caller, sponsored by Danebo Circle 8. This is always a terrific dance! 7:30 pm is pre-rounds and 8:00 pm is mainstream. So polish up your shoes and come on down for a great time.

Stiers & Garner
25th (corrected) - Dessert Social with caller Chuck Garner, and cuer Julie Stiers. 7:30 is plus, 8:00 pm mainstream and rounds. Chuck & Julie are just the best! It is always a great dance with them calling and cueing. Break around 9:15 pm. We'll have all sorts of yummy desserts (especially if our members get to baking).

Workshops: Roger Putzler is doing more plus workshops in April and May in Springfield, Hall A, at ESDC. All are a 7:00 pm on Tuesdays. (Dates (updated) are: April 8th, April 22nd, and May 6th.) If you don't know how to dance all positions, I'll bet he'll cover it.

March 3, 2014

March 2014 Dances

Washing those potatoes!
14th - Shamrock Shindig and Baked Potato Feed; caller is Mike Kious and cuer is Sharon Greenman.

Groove with your green - a great time to drag out those Single Trees outfits or anything else green you might like to wear. The club will supply the hot spuds - club members (or guests if they'd like) can bring potato toppers or finger foods. We'll have a hot time dancing up an appetite. Reminder that plus tips start at 7:30 pm and mainstream at 8:00 pm.




28th - OFN Subscription Dance & Pizza Feed. Caller is Bruce Lowther and cuer is Christina Corelli-Goode.

Free admission to this dance when you renew or start a subscription to the OFN the night of the dance.  Information on the OFN is below. We'll have forms at the sign-in table.

The Federation publishes a monthly magazine, the Oregon Federation News, which includes news and information about dances and dancing in the state, schedules and advertisements for upcoming dances, and registration forms for state festivals and National Square Dance Conventions. The OFN is available for subscription at $17 per year. You may download a subscription form, or call 503-244-4109 or send an e-mail for subscription information.

Visitation on the 29th!  Click on the "Visitation" navigation bar at the top for more info.

Heads up for April:  Roger Putzler is doing more Plus workshops in April and May in Springfield, Hall A, at the Emerald Square Dance Center.  All are at 7:00 pm and on Tuesdays. April 1st, 29th, and May 6th.

March 2, 2014

Sweetheart Dance Photos 2_14_14

Square Dancers at Valentines Dance
Caller Les Seeley at Break
We had a great time at our 50th birthday and sweetheart dance and enjoyed the company of lots of visitors from other area (and further away) clubs.  Thanks to all who attended to help us celebrate our landmark club birthday.

Round Dancers enjoying a spin around the floor.

50th Club Birthday Cake!

February 1, 2014

February 2014 Dances

A few smiling faces from our 2013 Birthday Dance
Friday, Feb. 14th - Sweetheart of a 50th Birthday Dance with caller Les Seeley and cuer Jackie Gale. This is going to be a wonderful dance that you will not want to miss. Les has called several of our birthday dances that have always had excellent attendance and all had a very good time.

This is a very special birthday dance for Single Trees - given that it is our 50th, and it is on Valentines Day as well. How cool is that! Plus will start at 7:30 with mainstream and rounds alternating at 8 pm. We go until 10:30, so there is always lots of dance time.  We will have a special cake at the break to celebrate, as well as all sorts of neat finger foods. So come join us.

Friday, Feb. 28th will be another very good dance with Craig Abercrombie calling. (He might be cueing the round dances as well. There will be an update on the website if there will be a different person for cueing rounds. Dance times are the same as above. Craig is a fun caller you all know, and the music he plays is really good and upbeat. What a wonderful month of dancing we will have!