November 26, 2016

December 2016 Single Trees Dances

From 2015 Christmas Dance
December 9th is Single Trees Christmas dinner (at 6:30 pm) followed by our dance at the ESDC in Hall A. Single Trees will supply the meat (leaning toward ham) and rolls. Anyone who is planning on attending please bring potluck food no later than 6:15 p.m. so we can eat on time in order to dance on time. It would be much appreciated.

Jim Hattrick is the caller for this dance which starts with plus squares at 7:30 p.m. At 8 p.m. we will move into rounds and mainstream.  Our cuer, Jackie Gale, will be on tap for all the round dance aficionados. We hope to see many of our friends from other clubs attend this dance.

Special New Year's Eve Dance, December 31st - (only $2.50 each to celebrate 25 years of the square dance hall). Bring a pie, too (or something that will go with pie). The dance is being hosted by Roger Putzler as caller, and Christina Corelli as cuer. Rounds start are 8:30 p.m. with mainstream starting at 9:00 p.m. and every 3rd tip plus. A toast with sparkling cider in stemmed glasses will occur every hour covering all time zones of the U.S.A. There will be one square dance tip after midnight before closing. All clubs are invited to attend this fun, end of 2016 dance.

November 4, 2016

November 2016 Dances

(Photos to come....)

11th, Fri. Single Trees (ESDC), Hattrick/Gale, 7:30 Plus, 8-10:30 MS with round dance tips

16th, Weds. Single Trees, 7 pm to 9 pm - sponsoring a B51 (Basic 51 moves dance), a dance to celebrate the current end of lessons session with Sandy Harris calling. Please attend this dance to welcome new dancers at the B51 level. (And note: clubs will be sponsoring B51 dances mid-month through the end of spring.)

Note: Lessons will begin again on the 22nd at 7 pm at the ESDC. New dancers are encouraged to take lessons again, and stay for the 30 minute session afterward to start learning the rest of the calls for mainstream (about 18 more calls over 10 weeks).

25th, Fri. Single Trees (ESDC), Civil War Tailgate Party, Girl’s Night out/Gale, 7:30 Plus,
8-10:30 MS with rounds.

Other November Dances in Area:

SpinCycle Squares dance most Sundays from 5:30 to 8PM at ESDC: All Levels – Tim Matteson/ Syb Eaglewolfe
4th -6th Royal Romp Plus Weekend, Oxendine & Story/Helms
4th, Fri. Buccaneers (ESDC), Plus, Putzler/Corelli
4th, Fri. Salem Swingin’ Stars, Plus 7:30, MS 8-10:30
5th, Sat. Wolf Pack/ Boots and Sandals (ESDC), MS – Harvest Dance, Harris/Corelli
5th, Sat. Lebanon Square Circlers, MS, IOOF Hall, Sports Night, Jeskey / Gale
11th, Fri. Alliance Plus Dance, Albany IOOF Hall, Lowther / Russell
12th, Sat. Sweet Home Squarenaders Turkey Dance, 6:30 Dinner, 7:30-10:30PM MS with every 3rd tip plus, Hattrick/Gale
12th, Sat. Timber 8’s (Roseburg, Plus, TBD / Neil Koozer
12th, Sat. Whirl-A-Ways (ESDC), MS, DARK
18th, Fri. Salem Swingin’ Stars, Plus 7:30, MS 8-10:30
19th, Sat. Danebo Circle 8 (ESDC), MS – Putzler / Corelli
19th, Sat - Lebanon Square Circlers, DARK due to visitation
19th, Sat. Spin Cycle Squares Special Dance, Adv. 3-4:30, Potluck and Silent Auction, 5:30-8PM MS and Plus, Kris Jensen (from Albuquerque) calling
26th, Sat. Whirl-A-Ways ESDC), New Dancer Dance, “Civil War Team Spirit”

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.

Lessons!!
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.

Home!

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.

Workshops:

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.

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.