Square Dance Clubs

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Boots N’Calico Other 727 South 5th St. Hamilton MT 59840 Ravalli Cell Phone: 406-360-6383 Cell Phone: 406-961-1728

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Cast Off 8’s

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Square Dance Club Home Rutland VT Cell Phone: (802) 558-6408 Website: http://castoff8s.com
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Workshops on Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Lothrop School gymnasium in Pittsford, VT.  (from early September to late April)

Dances on Saturday evenings or Sunday afternoons, usually once per month at Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland, VT.  (from September through May)

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Bee Sharps

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Contact: Vic & Nancy Ammons Other Bound Brook United Methodist Church 150 W Union Ave Bound Brook NJ 08805 Home Phone: (908) 566-7580 Website: Bee Sharps
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Club Dances (Plus Program) 2nd and 4th Fridays except summer see website for specific dates.  Also see web site for class schedule.

Breisgau Twirlers Freiburg e.V.

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Contact: Michael Strauss Work Gerhart-Hauptmannstrasse 1 Freiburg 79110 Germany
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Founded 1985 in Freiburg.

Clubdance every Monday 7.30PM to 9.30PM Mainstream in Traditional Dress.

Dancehall: Buergerhaus Seepark in 79110 Freiburg/Germany

 

Mr Darryl Burrows

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Club Caller Sun City Square & Round Dance Club Website: Learn to Square Dance

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Cane Creek Cruisers

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Contact: Patty Greene Other Walkersville Presbyterian Church 6204 Brady Rd Waxhw NC USA Website: Additional Information
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We dance every Tuesday in Waxhaw, NC

The 2nd and 4th are our club dance nights:

6:30-7:30 class/workshop, 7:30 dance

1st, 3rd, 5th are class/workshop nights

6:30-8:00 Class/MS, 8:00-9:30 Plus

We’d love to see you!

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Desert Mainstreamers

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Contact: John Sloper Home 301 S. Signal Butte Road Apache Junction AZ 85120 USA
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Desert Mainstreamers is the ONLY mainstream only club in the Phoenix area.  Join us on Wednesday nights – 7PM to 9PM at the Superstition Buttes RV park – 301 S. Signal Butte in Apache Junction, AZ

Dynamite Squares

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Contact: Ron and Linda Mineau Home 17320 Hwy 155 Flint Texas 75762 USA Home Phone: 903-570-1228
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Plus level dancing 7pm to 9pm with DBD Plus from 9pm to 10pm.

Every Wednesday night.   Casual dress at all dances.  Desserts served.

Noonday United Methodist Church, Flint, Texas – (South Tyler)

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Elks ‘N’ Does

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Contact: Rene Castle Work 2255 Santa Clara Ave Alameda CA 94501 USA Home 21336 Montogmery Ave Hayward CA 94541 USA Cell Phone: 510-435-0792 Cell Phone: 510-290-5258 Website: ElksNDoes.com
Biography

The Elks ‘N’ Does square dance club dances PLUS level on Thursday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Alameda, CA, USA.  Our caller is Bill Silver.

Our club was formed in 1990, with caller Dave Parker. The Swinging 21ers were extremely supportive as our Angel club.  Our next caller was Ben Goldberg.  He certainly kept us on our toes!  Joel Kadish became our caller in 1993, with his corny jokes and whimsical hats.  John Hall called for our club from November 2006 through November 2008.  Bill Silver is our current caller.  We are a PLUS club of singles and couples.  We are family-friendly and enjoy dancing with young people.

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Jeffrey David Garbutt

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Home 119 Mangles Street Bunbury WA 6230 WA 6230 Australia Home Phone: 0897258432 Website: Jay Gees Bunbury
Biography

Hello, my name is Jeffrey Garbutt from Western Australia. I am a square dance caller for “Jay Gees”. Jay Gees started in 2003 formed from the dancers from the previous clubs of “Circle-C” and “Ross’s Sou-Westers”. Of course the “Jay Gees” is based on my initials and represents the old saying that if one really believes in a service or product – they should put their own name on that service or product. We do things a little differently to other clubs in Western Australia.

For instance:

We start dancing first, then collect the nightly fees. I reckon that dancers have come to dance, so why make them wait? The want to start immediately and they deserve a small sample of what the rest of the night will be like.

We do two number brackets instead of three. And we always have. I reckon that dancers are not really after a marathon, two numbers is enough, and we can always add extra brackets when needed.

We do make mistakes, but no matter who caused the mistake, it was always the caller’s fault for the mistake. Even if a dancer actually made the mistake, it was still ultimately caused by the caller. It was probably caused by a less than ideal delivery of the call, or bad training years ago or something like that – so it was the callers fault really.

We have a rowdy atmosphere. If dancers are having fun, why not let them express that fun.

We also do “square dancer contras” and the occasional line dance for diversity value.

We take new dancers all year around. Why wait for formal classes? We are doing “Square Dancing” not “Lessons in how to Square Dance”. It is not hard to fast track one or two extra people any time of the year. I have found this way works easier in a regional area than trying to recruit big numbers once a year.

We have a supper break at the end, to help dancers wind down. But we also encourage dancers to have a tea, coffee or drink of water during the night to keep refreshed.

Our raffle prize is simple, half the take of a night goes back as the raffle prize – this means that the raffle prize is bigger as more tickets are sold. The other half get’s saved for an end of year function for the dancers. So the dancers win in two possible ways. I believe it is OK for a caller run club to take the net proceeds of the door take, but not the net proceeds of the raffle take – the raffle take should go back to the dancers – either on the night or at a free function at the end of the year.

The last bracket is a request bracket – and the winners of the door and raffle prizes choose their request from a list of tunes stuck up on the back wall.

Technically it is a caller run club – but the dancers seem to make the decisions anyway. Example in 2014 the dancers organised for the club badge to be re-designed.

Mike Gormley

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Caller Crystal Lake Squares

Green Bay Square Dance Club

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Contact: Mary Prisco Website: Green Bay Squares Facebook Page
Biography

Mainstream square dance club dancing on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, at Wertel’s Tap, 2545 Manitowoc Rd., Green Bay, WI.  Casual attire at most dances.  Visit http://www.hoedownnews.org for up-to-date schedule.

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Huss Plus

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Contact: Mary Prisco
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Plus Club, dancing most Mondays, 7:30 – 9:30 pm, at Wertel’s Tap, 2545 Manitowoc Rd., Green Bay, WI.  Casual attire.

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Indy B ‘n’ B

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Contact: Lois Daugherty Other Fishers United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall 11466 Oak Dr. Fishers IN 46037 United States Home Phone: (317) 257-1334 Website: Indy B 'n' B
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We regularly dance on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Fishers United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Fishers, Indiana.  For up-to-date information on dates and callers, see our web site at Indy B ‘n’ B.

Our dances are Mainstream and Plus level dancing with Round Dancing between tips. We have pre-rounds from 7:30 to 8:00, and alternate a square dance tip and then two round dances from 8:00 until 10:30.

The Indy B ‘n’ B Square Dance Club is a “Singles” Club, but we welcome couples at any time to dance with us, and invite singles and couples to join us as members. Both partners of a married couple must join our club at the same time.

We are members of The Indiana Dancers Association

Ithaca Sunday Squares

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Contact: Richard Rosenfield Home Phone: 607-257-1638 Website: Ithaca Sunday Squares
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Basic, Mainstream and Plus
Beginners are always welcome.

Ithaca Sunday Squares

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Contact: Richard Rosenfield Home Phone: 607-257-1638 Website: Ithaca Sunday Squares
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We are an associate member of the Finger Lakes Area Council of Western Square and Round Dance Clubs – http://www.squaredancefingerlakes.info/

We dance Basic, Mainstream and Plus.
Beginners are always welcome.

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Jay Gees Bunbury

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Contact: Jeffrey Garbutt Other 119 Mangles Street Bunbury WA 6230 Australia Home Phone: 0897258432 Website: Jay Gees Bunbury
Biography

Hello, my name is Jeffrey Garbutt from Western Australia. I am a square dance caller for “Jay Gees”. Jay Gees started in 2003 formed from the dancers from the previous clubs of “Circle-C” and “Ross’s Sou-Westers”. Of course the “Jay Gees” is based on my initials and represents the old saying that if one really believes in a service or product – they should put their own name on that service or product. We do things a little differently to other clubs in Western Australia.

For instance:

We start dancing first, then collect the nightly fees. I reckon that dancers have come to dance, so why make them wait? The want to start immediately and they deserve a small sample of what the rest of the night will be like.

We do two number brackets instead of three. And we always have. I reckon that dancers are not really after a marathon, two numbers is enough, and we can always add extra brackets when needed.

We do make mistakes, but no matter who caused the mistake, it was always the caller’s fault for the mistake. Even if a dancer actually made the mistake, it was still ultimately caused by the caller. It was probably caused by a less than ideal delivery of the call, or bad training years ago or something like that – so it was the callers fault really.

We have a rowdy atmosphere. If dancers are having fun, why not let them express that fun.

We also do “square dancer contras” and the occasional line dance for diversity value.

We take new dancers all year around. Why wait for formal classes? We are doing “Square Dancing” not “Lessons in how to Square Dance”. It is not hard to fast track one or two extra people any time of the year. I have found this way works easier in a regional area than trying to recruit big numbers once a year.

We have a supper break at the end, to help dancers wind down. But we also encourage dancers to have a tea, coffee or drink of water during the night to keep refreshed.

Our raffle prize is simple, half the take of a night goes back as the raffle prize – this means that the raffle prize is bigger as more tickets are sold. The other half get’s saved for an end of year function for the dancers. So the dancers win in two possible ways. I believe it is OK for a caller run club to take the net proceeds of the door take, but not the net proceeds of the raffle take – the raffle take should go back to the dancers – either on the night or at a free function at the end of the year.

The last bracket is a request bracket – and the winners of the door and raffle prizes choose their request from a list of tunes stuck up on the back wall.

Technically it is a caller run club – but the dancers seem to make the decisions anyway. Example in 2014 the dancers organised for the club badge to be re-designed.

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Annie E Marrs

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Cuer Lines with Annie Website: Lines With Annie

Miriam Merriwether

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Square Dance Caller Sand Spurs Dance Club Other PASARDA Hall 17 Industrial Street Fort Walton Beach FL 32548 USA Cell Phone: 8509740091 Website: Sand Spurs Dance Club
Biography
Miriam Merriwether, caller, cuer, line dance leader, and instructor for the Sand Spurs Dance Club, has been singing since she was 4 years old.  Coming from a musically gifted family, Miriam found her niche in music with her beautiful voice.  While growing up in Fort Walton Beach she was onstage in several musicals at Choctawhatchee High School.  While in school she began her formal vocal training, studying with Rebecca Richardson of Fort Walton Beach.  Miriam was accepted into and received a scholarship for the music program at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida.  Prior to entering the music program at JU she studied at the University of Sienna in Italy.
While studying in Italy, Miriam was honored to be the youngest singer chosen to perform an aria from the opera La Boheme and to sing Mozart’s “Exsultate, Jubilate”, a nearly 15 minute work for coloratura soprano.  The experience was topped off by a vocal tour throughout Italy and Switzerland, all before her 18th birthday!  Miriam returned to the United States, and although she was courted by a vocal professor from the University of New Mexico she decided to continue her opera and vocal performance studies in Jacksonville.  She held the lead role in the musical Roberta in her first year at JU, and appeared as a contestant in the Stephen Foster Jeanie Ball & Auditions.  Miriam went on to become church soloist for several churches in Jacksonville and later travelled as a music evangelist throughout the southeast.  
Miriam appeared in numerous award winning shows with Stage Crafters Community Theater, in Fort Walton Beach.  She also performed onstage as guest soloist with the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and later had roles in “The Baker’s Wife” and in Steven Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” at Northwest Florida State College.  Miriam honed her skills in community theater by not only performing onstage but by working in almost every job behind the scenes, including set construction, set design, costume design, lighting, assistant stage manager, stage manager, producer, choreographer, vocal director, music director, assistant director, and finally director.  It was an honor for Miriam to assist local talent, Jim Lee, in scoring his musical, “Redneck Riviera” for voice and instruments, as well as being selected for the lead female role.
Miriam has been a vocal coach for over 25 years, teaching students from all walks of life.  She has helped people who were told they were tone deaf learn to sing, and has prepared students for pageants, talent contests, and auditions.
Miriam first began square dancing and clogging as a teenager.  Although, at first, she felt she wasn’t very good at dancing, she enjoyed square dancing so much she never forgot it.  Because of her love for square dancing, as an adult she began square dance calling.  To improve her skills she attended Callers’ College and callers’ seminars and continues to do so.  She has set a personal goal to tell everyone she meets about square dance.  Her love for dance has grown into teaching line dancing and cued ballroom dancing.  Listening to feedback from others, she recognizes the need for less stressful learning and dancing.  She has a strong desire to bring out the fun in the dance.  As a result, she gets new dancers dancing right away and recognizes the need for repetition in the steps so that dancers can grow “muscle memory”.  She likes to make every dance a party!

Middletown Ramblers

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Contact: Lawrence Sherwood Home Middletown Senior Senior Center (Croydon Hall) 900 Leonardville Rd (rear of complex) Leonardo NJ 07737 USA Home Phone: 732-495-0358 Website: Middletown Ramblers
Biography

The Middletown Ramblers, founded in 1970, teaches and promotes Western style square dancing in Monmouth County, NJ. We dance at Plus level every Friday night and conduct classes on Tuesdays from September thru Mid-June. Classes are sponsored by Monmouth County Parks System. Couples and singles are both welcome.

We feel new dancers and students are the life blood of a square dance club. Every effort is made to accommodate these people and make them both welcome and comfortable. We do this by having class level dances and modified Plus dances during the summer. These summer dances include workshops, reviews and caller-led instruction on calls missed during the regular Tuesday instructions.

We Have Hearing-Enhancement Equipment

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