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.