October 3, 2016

Single Trees Square Dances - October 2016

14th, Fri. - Single Trees - Jim Hattrick/Jackie Gale, 7:30 Plus, 8-10:30 mainstream with round dance tips. Our 2nd Friday dance in September was wonderful. I wonder if Jim can top that one? We expect another really, really good dance. So come out and join us and have a lot of fun. We always do.

28th, Fri. - Single Trees Halloween Dance - Scott Zinser/Jackie Gale, 7:30 Plus, 8-10:30 mainstream with round dance tips.  Come to our always fun costume dance. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. What kinds of Halloween finger foods can you think of to bring to this dance!

This month's other dances and activities:

6th, Thurs. - Plus lessons begin with Roger Putzler at  at ESDC, 7PM
7th, Fri. - Buccaneers (at ESDC), Plus, Putzler/Corelli
7th, Fri. - Salem Swingin’ Stars, Plus 7:30, 8-10:30 MS
8th, Sat. - Corvallis Squares, MS – Jeskey caller & Cuer, 7PM
8th, Sat. - Sweet Home Squarenaders, MS
8th, Sat. - Timber 8’s (Roseburg), Plus, Roger Putzler / Neil Koozer, Halloween!
8th, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways (at ESDC), MS
14th, Fri. - Alliance Plus Dance, Albany IOOF Hall, Voll/Harris
15th, Sat. - Danebo Circle 8 (at ESDC), MS – Bruce Lowther/Russell
15th, Sat. - Lebanon Square Circlers, MS, IOOF Hall. Black Light Dance, Jeskey / Gale
16th, Sun. - Cast A Shadows & Spin Cycle Squares (at ESDC) present Richard Lane A-2 and C-1 levels
21st, Fri. - Salem Swingin’ Stars, Plus 7:30, MS 8-10:30
22nd, Sat. - Whirl-A-Ways (at ESDC), MS
28th weekend - *Rosetown Ramblers Scares and Squares Weekend, Mike Kellogg, Gary Monday and Bronc Wise (se OFN flyer for more detail)
28th-30th weekend - A Touch of Magic Round Dance weekend, Friday afternoon to Sunday morning, Craig Cowan and Maryann Callahan at the Square Dance Center, Medford
29th, Sat. - EECA (at ESDC), 5th Sat. Dance, Halloween Dance (This will be our visitation dance for Single Trees. Can't get enough of that costume fancy.)
30th, Sun. - Fundraiser for and at the ESDC: A mystery play to be performed from 2-4:30 pm called “Who Put Their Paws on Claus?” by Judith Niems, $5.00 admission. Tickets at the door with an intermission of fab desserts before the final act.

We had a crowd at the free dance!

August 30, 2016

Single Trees September 2016 Dances

9th - Single Trees is holding a special FREE Celebration dance at the Emerald Square Dance Center to welcome Jim Hattrick as our caller for our first dance each month (second Friday). To ensure a good turnout, we decided to make this welcome dance free to all square dancers who attend. 7:30 pm starts with Plus, 8-10:30 pm is Mainstream and Rounds. Jackie Gale is our cuer. Please bring extra finger foods since we expect some visitors as well. This is going to be a wonderful celebration to start off the new dance year.

23rd - Fabulous 50s is the highlight of this dance. Craig Abercrombie and Al Frazier will be doing a calling duo. It should be a lot of fun. Jackie Gale is on tap for the cueing. All times are the same as above.

September 13th starts B51 square dance lessons with Sandy Harris doing the teaching. Please come and angel and bring some friends and family to learn to square dance. After the first 10 weeks the lessons will start all over again to give those who just learned a chance to solidify their dance skills and to help angel some new folks. At 8:30 the B51 "grads" will be given a half hour lessons after each dance to add some moves to bring them up to mainstream level.  There will be a B51 dance each month starting in November on Wednesdays.  Click on the lesson tab above for more information.  See you there!

August Dancers
Other September Dances:
2nd - 4th - Labor Day Plus Weekend, Mt. Hood Resort, Dan Preedy and Tami Helms.  Contact: Dora. (Registration) email: getyupcowboy5@gmail.com
2nd - 4th - Lebanon Square Circlers: Frank and Marianne’s Weekend Party, Silo Dance on Sunday with Charlotte Jeskey
3rd - Wolf Pack dance (ESDC), MS
9th - 11th - Wallowa Weekend, the Reids and Putzlers, callers
 9th - Alliance Plus Dance, Albany IOOF Hall, 7:30PM
10th - Whirl-A-Ways (ESDC), MS, 7:30 Plus, 8-10:30 MS, Kious / Corelli
12th - (Monday) Christina Corelli’s waltz lessons begin 7PM
16th - Salem Swingin’ Stars, 7:30 Plus, 8-10:30 MS
17th - Danebo Circle 8 (ESDC), MS, 7:30
17th - Lebanon Square Circlers, MS, IOOF hall, 7:30 pre-rounds, 8-10:30 squares – Jeskey / Gale
24th - Whirl-A-Ways - dark - (attending Cascade Camp out this weekend).

July 6, 2016

July and August 2016 Dances

Terry Halley
July 8th, Friday - Single Trees Hawaiian Beach Party dance with Terry Halley calling, and Jackie Gale cueing. Jackie will also be teaching a line dance at 7:15 p.m., so be there early if you want to learn it. The doors should be open by 7:05 p.m. Since it is a Hawaiian theme, wear your beach duds or just come casual since it is summer. It would be fun to have island snacks - see how creative you can be.

July 22nd, Friday - Single Trees dance with Lennie Ludiker calling, and Jackie Gale cueing. The line dancing will continue this time as well and most likely for the whole summer.  Before this dance (7:15 pm) Jackie will be reviewing Chili Cha Cha and Volcano. With the continuing summer weather, we will continue to be casual for clothing, even with our air conditioning.

Aug 12th, Friday - Mike Halley calling and Jackie Gale cueing. Just a good summer dance. Come and get cool with us. Love that air conditioning!

Jim Voll calling last March
Aug 26th, Friday - Western Hoedown with Jim Voll calling and Jackie Gale cueing. Wear your "cool weather" western gear.

Other Dances:
With a few exceptions noted below, most other clubs are dark this summer - so if you want to dance, come on out. Whirl-A-Ways are dark for July and August and Danebo Circle 8 is dark for July. Spin Cycle Squares (Sundays 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.) is only dark July 3rd and August 14th.

August 5th, Friday - 7:30 p.m. Wolf Pack is having their summer dance with Lennie Ludiker calling and Jackie Gale cueing. 7:30 p.m. is pre-rounds and 8:00 p.m. starts mainstream. Their annual picnic is August 27th. Check the July OFN for details.
August 6th, Saturday - 7:30 p.m. Danebo Circle 8 is having a dance with Lennie Ludiker calling and Jackie Gale cueing.
August 20th, Saturday - 7:30 p.m. Danebo Circle 8 is having a dance with Roger Putzler calling and and Christina Corelli cueing.

Photos from June Single Tree dance:

Corvallis Squares brought a crowd to get their banner back.

Dancing to Jim Hattrick.


Dancing up a storm.

May 30, 2016

June 2016 Square Dances

Single Trees Dances:

June 10: Reigning Cats and Dogs Dance - Fund Raiser for Greenhill Humane Society. Donations - dog and cat food, toys, blankets, old towels, etc. You can always give them a call and see what they could use and then bring it to the dance. Cash is always appreciated. 7:30 pm starts with Plus, and 8:00 pm is rounds and mainstream squares until 10:30 p.m. 'Girls Night Out' ( Sandy Harris, Charlotte Jeskey, and Jackie Gale) will be calling for your dancing pleasure. Jackie Gale will be cueing. I wonder if the kitty litter cake will show up this time.

June 24: Jim Hattrick will be calling. Jackie Gale will be our cuer. Same dancing format as above. We could use those finger foods (maybe some more healthy snacks as well as those desserts).

Round dancers at the Mexican Fiesta Dance held May 13.


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

Mexican Fiesta Dance - Greeting a busload of surprise guests!

Other Area Dances:

June 3, Friday: last Buccaneers "plus only" dance of the season - 7:30 pm rounds, 8-10:00 pm plus dances only. ESDC hall. Hermman and Putlzer calling.
June 3-5: Strawberry Festival - in Lebanon - for more information www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com
June 5: The Crew - presented by the Whirl-A-Ways. Callers Daryl Clendenin, Randy Dibble, Jim Hattrick, Les Seeley. Cuer Yvonne Clendenin. Pre-rounds 1:30-2:00 pm, Mainstream with every third tip plus from 2-4:30 pm. ($7 per person). Emerald Empire Square Dance Center in Springfield.
June 13:  Sweet Home Squarenaders -  Red, White and Blue Patriotic Dance, with Jim Voll calling, Jackie Gale cueing.  7:30pm Plus, 8:00pm Mainstream.  Oak Heights School, 6th and Elm Streets.  Casual.
June 11:  Corvallis Squares Regular Dance, with  Sandy Harris calling and cueing. 7:00pm Pre-Rounds, 7:15pm Mainstream, 1st Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd.
June 18:   Sweet Home Squarenaders - Pioneer Picnic FREE Dance, 7:30—10:00pm. with Bruce Lowther calling, Judy Russell cueing. Pioneer Park, Brownsville.
June 27:  Willamette Squares - Take Me Out To The Ball Game Dance, 7:30pm Pre-Rounds, 8:00pm Mainstream.  Sandy Harris calling, Jackie Gale cueing.  Salem Square Dance Center,  3695 45th Ave. NE.

Callers Mike Kious and George Hermman
Some photos from the Mexican Fiesta Dance we did with the Whirl-A-Ways on May 13th. It was a wonderful dance with a incredible taco bar and an incredible number of people - over 100 with half of them surprise guests from the Independence Wagon Wheelers!

They got a banner for sure!

They danced the night away until the final bell.

Keep Going...

Was that left or right?

Thanks to all who submitted photos from the dance.

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.

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.