December 10, 2014

December 2014 Dances

From Dec. 2012 dance
Dec. 12th is our traditional Christmas dinner and dance with George and Patty Hermann calling and cueing, respectively, will begin at 7:30 pm with plus and at 8:00 pm with mainstream.  Dinner is at 6:30 pm - anyone attending the dance is welcome to come to the potluck dinner.

George Hermann 2013
Members, please bring food before 6:30 pm, if you can, so we can set it out and start the potluck on time. We will need lots of main dishes and salads and some finger foods as well and a few desserts. We will be needing lots of assistance that night for setup and cleanup, so let Sharon know what you will be able to do.  Gaynor has sent an email regarding that to those members who have emails.

And anyone else who is attending for the dinner, if you would like to bring a potluck dish, we would really appreciate it since several of our members are recovering from surgery and are unable to attend.

Chocolate Basket for Mid-winter auction:  Members - remember to bring an item for the chocolate basket to the dance!

Other dances:

20th is a visitation. Click on the "Visitations Schedule" menu bar above.

26th - Round Dance Party at the hall from 7:00 pm until 9:30 pm.  Cuers
Christina Corelli and Jackie Gale are hosting the dance. Come and have a good time!

31st - New Year's Eve Party sponsored by Roger Putzler and Christina Corelli - the Dollar Dance. Yes, just one dollar to have a wonderful square dance and round dance evening. Rounds begin at 8:30 pm and squares start at 9:00 pm. Bring a pie to share with others at the break - homemade is best, but just bring a pie. Yumm!

November 8, 2014

November 2014 Dances

Sandy Harris, caller and cuer
Nov 14 - Veterans' Remembrance Dance with Sandy Harris calling and cueing. If you have photos of veterans in your family or friends you would like to display, please bring them along. We will have a table set up for them. Members, finger foods are much appreciated for the break.

Nov 28 - Chili Feed with Craig Abercrombie calling and cueing. Single Trees members please bring topping items to accompany the chili as well as desserts or other finger foods.

Heads up for the upcoming Dec. 12 Christmas/Holiday Dance with George & Patty Hermann calling and cueing. There will be a dinner potluck, probably 6:30 pm - time to be confirmed on that. Dance starts at 7:30 pm.

Other dances:

Nov 8th, Sat. - Sweet Home Squarenaders turkey dinner and dance Hattrick/Gale. This is a Single Trees visitation dance. Early signup and pay was $10 each, now it is $15 at the door for dinner and dance.

Nov 29th, Sat., Cascade Callers and Cuers Association (CCCA) will host a New Dancer Dance. 7:30 - Pre-Rounds, 8:00 - New Dancer Dance, Casual dress. We invite you to bring your new dancers to come and have FUN! Sandy and Chuck Eddings, members of CCCA, are coordinating this dance.  Members of CCCA will be calling and cueing.  Others are certainly welcome to call/cue.

The costume winners of the Halloween Dance at Single Trees:
Costum winners were: Gaynor, Joy, Shirley, John, and Art

October 1, 2014

October Dances 2014

from Summer 2014
Oct. 10th - K.C. Curtis calling and Jackie Gale cueing. (She'll be our club caller starting Sept. 2015.) We will also begin our Food for Lane County drive. A barrel will be at the hall - let's fill it up!
Oct. 24th - Halloween dance with Dale Roberson calling and Christina Corelli cueing. Dale was our club caller from 1986 to 1996 and is every bit as good as he was back then. He may opt to do some of his fantastic yodeling if he is so inclined. Costumes are optional, but check out some of these from years past!

Reminder: Click "Lessons" tab on the top menu to see what is coming up for beginners and intermediates in square dancing, mainstream workshops, and plus lessons starting October 7th. And remember - all clubs - we need lots of angels to make this happen! Also check out "Round dance" for lesson information.
Round dancing at our "Crazy T-Shirt & Suspenders" dance

And ... Christina Corelli will be cueing for an All Level Round Dance Party, casual dress, on October 31st! Dancing begins at 7:00 pm at the Emerald Dance Center, as usual.

August 31, 2014

September 2014 Square Dances

20th - Visitation to Salem click on tab above in navigation bar.

26th, Friday - Jim Hattrick will be calling and cueing for us the whole evening. We haven't had Jim down to Springfield for a long time - it will be nice to see him again and enjoy his longtime expertise. If you haven't danced to Jim in a long time, come on down. Oh heck - come on down anyway!

Check out our "Lessons" tab on the top menu to see what is coming up for beginners to square dancing, mainstream workshops, and plus lessons starting October 9th. And remember - all clubs - we need lots of angels to make this happen!

2013 Sock Hop dancers

August 6, 2014

August Dances 2014

Lennie Ludiker
8th - Watermelon dance! With Lennie Lukiker calling (we all enjoy dancing to Lennie's calling) and NancyAnn Nobles cuing (let her know what you'd like to dance to and she'll do her best). We'll be serving watermelon, and if any are left over - we'll give at least one away to the lucky ticket holder. This is the only dance in town this weekend - so come on over and enjoy. And remember - we have air conditioning and fans.

Terry Halley
22nd - Hawaiian Beach Party. Terry Halley calling and Sandy Harris cueing. This will be a good dance to end the "summer" months. And what a hot one we've had, for sure.
Sandy Harris


17th - Sunday - Potluck Picnic. Remember our Single Trees picnic at Suzanne's country property, noon to four.

29-31st - 4th National Singles Dance-A-Rama, Portland Oregon with seven national callers and three regional cuers. Couples are always welcome, but get your registrations in now!

July 7, 2014

July 2014 Dances

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

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.

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.

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!

January 31, 2014

Square Dance Graduation Party was a success!

Bob & two of the grads
Bob's Rowdy Rookies graduated from square dance lessons and we had a party. Lots of people came to celebrate the new dancers and to have fun with our area callers including Bob Ewing (his last time teaching square dancing), Kirby Goode, and Larry DuPray.

 Believe it or not we had
four squares and a few more people on the sidelines. Unfortunately, some of the new dancers couldn't attend, but we all had a good time, anyway - there was cake - and what a nice cake it was (carrot).

Happy Dancing!

January 15, 2014

Round Dance Party January 31st!

Dancing Rounds
What - Round Dance Party
When - January 31 at 7:00 - 9:00
Who - All you round dancers who want to have FUN!
How much - $5
Where - Emerald Dance Center /2095 Yolanda / Springfield, OR 97477
RSVP?  - Nah, just come and have fun with us!

All levels!  Something for everyone!
Casual dress. 

- Christina & Kirby - 

January 9, 2014

January Square Dance!

Roger Putzler calling
Jan 10th - New Dancer Dance with Roger Putzler calling and Sharon Greenman cueing.
Come and enjoy dancing with our new dancers who are just finishing up their lessons this month. And remember to bring finger foods for our break time. Dance starts at 7:30 pm. Not sure if they are starting with plus because of the type of dance this is.

Please note we are dark the 4th Friday in January due to Mid-Winter festivities. Hope you all attend Friday or Saturday, or both.  Enjoy!