Welcome to fall, the start of the Holiday Season and the start of the New Dancer Dances!
As the new dancer dances start this month, please encourage your club’s new dancers to go out and try these. This is a chance for them to meet other new dancers, see that there are other students out there that are at the same level of experience they are at and to start to make new friends at other clubs. Please remember – the square dance world does not end at the door to your own hall. Offer to meet your new dancers at the new dancer dance, offer to pick them up if you have room in your vehicle, offer to caravan with them to help them find their way.
Do you remember when you were a new dancer? Do you remember how scary it could be to go to another club? Do you remember not finding angels from your group at a new dancer dance you tried to go to – there was no one you knew to ask questions of. Take care of your new dancers!!! Encourage them, guide them, answer their questions.
Every club with students – please before the new dances start, sit your students down and talk to the entire group. Go over what to expect at a dance, what you should wear, how to check in at the door, explain what split the pot (50/50) is, explain how announcements/breaks work (and the variations), give approximate length of time for a dance, explain that they may see round dances between square tips (and that they need to respect the cuer and round dancers who need to be able to hear over conversations and need to be able to dance) and anything else you can think of.
Remind the angels that they are needed at the new dancer dances and that have a duty to your club’s students to go and be a positive presence. The students/new dancers are watching the angels and trying to figure out the proper etiquette – please model the proper attitude and etiquette.
So, as we go out to lessons and our new dancer dances let us make sure that we Square Up With Everyone -- not just a few friends. Seek out the weaker students/dancers and ask them to dance with you. Make sure that students are not sitting out because angels are dancing. Make sure that we as angels and experienced dancers are having fun and being encouraging – this will help make lessons and dances fun for our newer students and dancers.
I'm hearing positive reports from lessons around the state. Silver City squares in Silverton is reporting 11 squares on the floor for lessons. That's good news!
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The next Federation meeting will be hosted by the Emerald Empire, and will be held at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany on January 28, 2024, in conjunction with Mid-Winter Festival.
Mid-Winter Festival 2024 is scheduled for January 26-28, 2024, at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany.
"Sashay to Salem 2024" will be held at Blanchet Catholic School in Salem on July 12 to 14, 2024. There will be four dance halls, Mainstream, Plus, Advanced and Rounds.
The latest news about the National Square Dance Conventions® is located in the National Squares magazine, produced by the NEC. You can find the latest issue here: (http://nsdcnec.com/flipdocs/NatSqOnline/Natsq1120/index.html)
The 73rd National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 26-29, 2024.
There is no USAWest scheduled for 2024.
The 74th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Shreveport, Louisiana, June 25-28, 2025.
The 2025 USAWest Convention will be held in Spokane, Washington, July 31 - August 3, 2025.
The 75th National Square Dance Convention® will be held in Waco, Texas, June 24-27, 2026.
All clubs in the Oregon Federation are required to maintain their status as non-profit corporations with the State of Oregon. The Secretary of State's office mails out a renewal notice about a month before your registration expires every year. The following clubs expire this month:
November 5 -- Sweet Home Squarenaders
November 7 -- Crook County Mavericks
November 8 -- Cast A Shadow
November 10 -- LaGrande Star Promenaders
November 14 -- Rosetown Ramblers
November 20 -- Sets In Order
November 25 -- Capitol Callers & Cuers Assoc
November 29 -- Mix N Mingle
Download a complete list of the Federation club dances this month, all sorted by date and city.
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Is your closet bulging at the seams? Are you hankering to recycle some of your square dance or round dance clothes? Or, have you moved on and are no longer able to join in the festivities?
Well, Mid-Winter Festival is fast approaching. For many of you it provides an opportunity to recycle a few or many of those outfits taking up space in your closets. For others, it is a sad time when you are saying, “I just can’t dance anymore”, and you want someone else to enjoy those beautiful outfits you have received so much pleasure wearing over the years.
But first let’s look closely at some key tips to selling your clothing items at Mid-Winter Festival 2024. Follow closely the online instructions and email your list of items in by January 19, 2024.
Note: If you are having any problems completing the form online, then by all means hand write it and mail it in. We will input it to the computer for you. Please email or call Sheila for assistance. If you snail mail your list, it must be received by January 12, 2024. Please, read the instructions very, very carefully.
Make sure the items are clean and in good repair. Square and Round dance clothing only, please.
Bring your items, listed by categories to simplify the tagging process for you to the consignment tables. Labels will be printed in the order that you have numbered them on the submission form.
If you have sets, keep/place them together. This will help you with the tagging process and may even help them to sell.
Please, be early to consignment. Be sure to check the hours and plan on Thursday afternoon (3:00 pm) or Friday morning (9:00 am) so they will be prominently placed on the racks for the opening sales activity Friday evening. As with so many activities it is getting more and more difficult to get volunteers to help. Resale Clothing is one of those areas that require a large number of volunteers to make it available for all the dancers.
We can no longer accept clothing items at the festival that were not listed for consignment before the input deadline.
We are sorry it has come to this. But we hope you will utilize the online submission process. Or you can hand write it and send it to us. Just print out the input/submission sheet for completion by hand. We want to help you recycle the many beautiful outfits that you all have.
As I said earlier we require a large number of volunteers to assist during consignment and sale hours. We will accept any help, even if for just one (1) hour. So, contact the chair for Resale Clothing – Sheila - and let her know you want to help.
Don’t forget to pick up your returns by 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
For assistance contact the following individual -- preferably by email.
Sheila Machado at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you must call my phone at 503-884-0158.
Can anyone tell me why no one calls me anymore? Has everyone forgotten me? Has everyone forgotten what I stand for? Why I exist? Why am I not taught?
I AM YELLOW ROCK!!!
Am I forgotten because people don’t want to hug? I was NEVER just the hug. I was ALWAYS a whole lot more!
I was always the welcome to our club. We are glad to see you here. We hope you have fun with our group. I was the one who went around and talked to those who could no longer dance, but came for the social aspect. I was the one who made sure that the shy, the nervous, the uncertain, the solo dancer got on the floor. I was the one who filled out the square so that 7 others could dance.
Teach your club members about me again! Change how you teach me – I don’t have to be a full hug. I can be the sideways hug. I can be as simple as a bow and curtsy, I can be a handshake or a fist bump, I can be just a nod and a smile, I can be a “Welcome, we are glad you are here”. I am the reminder to include everyone.
I am asking you to please talk about me in your club – what does your club want me to mean? Post a notice about me and what I mean to your club and what to expect when I am called at your club.
Can I please come back? I always enjoyed the dances, the lessons, the talking, the fun. Please don’t let me die and be forgotten.
Louise Slawson was born in Marshall Arkansas in 1941. The family moved to Washington in 1949 and after marrying moved outside of Oregon City in 1972 where she resided and passed on Friday October 13, 2023 from a long battle with cancer.
She was an avid Square and Round Dancer from around 1975. She took such a pleasure in the activity, that being a super quilter and seamstress, she sewed all her own square dance clothes. Louise cued for Buzzin Bees and a few others, as well as a guest cuer for other clubs for 3—5 years. After that she was a member and danced with several clubs, always a willing supporter and helper when needed as dancing became her passion. Her devotion to dancing kept her involved till the end in many ways. For some years she traveled to Arizona with or without a partner to be involved mostly in Round Dancing as that became her most invested desire in the dance world. When back in our area she became a huge supporter of Norden’s Moonlight Rounders and as her leader/teacher Jeanine could no longer cue and demonstrate dances Louise offered to be the “floor Demo Dolly” (as she was called) to work with Paul at the phase 3 & 4 level to show what needed to be done as far as the footwork. Her ability, knowledge and attitude while doing the demos kept the dancers learning and happy as she always had a smile and a fun way to show the footwork. She did this until her cancer no longer allowed this activity which we all missed.
Louise came to as many dances as possible till close to the end if only to be able to watch, socialize and do a couple dances now and then as she very much missed the activity. To this day her wonderful attitude and smile are remembered. She is missed by all.
You can download this list of callers and cuers who are available and ready to call or cue a dance for you.
The Rogue-Sis-Q Council has chosen the November Oregon Round of the Month:
"Summertime Blues", Phase II Two-Step, choreographed by Bill & Beth Davenport. Performed by Alan Jackson.
For more information on the Round of the Month, please contact .
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Pat and Cherie Cox come all the way from the south coast to set up and participate. Thank you two so much!
Secretary and Cuer / CCCA
We will have one more dance in October on the 22nd, two dances in November and one as I said in December. We are looking forward to the opportunity to dance to a live calle on Nov. 12. This time it will be national caller Kris Jensen from Albuquerque. She is great at assessing the floor and calling at a good pace.
If you are in the area, please come join us at the Emerald Dance Center on 20th and Yolanda in Springfield, OR. We dance from 1:30 TO 3:30 in Hall B (behind the building), have wooden floors and plenty of parking. We just found out that RV parking is permitted overnight with permission from someone in the club where you intend to dance. Just give Fred Beisse a call at 458-221-3564. Also please be sure we will be dancing on any given Sunday afternoon by checking with him. We try to dance the 2nd and 4th Sundays but cannot always do so. Fred always does a count ahead of time and will cancel if a square is not expected. We are down to so few dancers nowadays.
When we don’t have a live caller which is most of the time, we dance to recordings by Darrell Lipscomb, Bronc Wise and other national callers who are willing to give permission to use their material.
For more information check out our website at cas-sd.yolasite.com.
Please come join us,
Our Sock Hop in September was a big success with many dancers in 50’s outfits as always. We thank everyone who came to dance with us, especially those who came from out of town. There is a photo posted in the photo section of the newsletter, and I see that Craig Abercrombie who called and cued that dance for us posted it on Facebook. Perhaps those who missed this year will come join us next year.
Our Oct. 20 dance (third Friday) will feature a chili contest with Bruce Lowther calling and his wife Judy cueing. On Cot. 27 (4th Friday) we will have our annual Halloween dance with Ian Craig calling and Jackie Gale cueing. This is always one of the highlights of the fall season, and we look forward every year to seeing what zany costume our president Joy Pitts will come up with as well as seeing what our members and guests will wear. There is always a great variety.
We send out reminder notices every week before our dances so if you wish to be added to the email list to receive them, please contact Pam Murray at Red_cedar4@msn.com. For more information about our dances or to see photos taken at our dances, please go to singletrees.blogspot.com.
Keep on dancing,
November 12 is a special dance with national caller, Kris Jensen calling. Kris is from Albuquerque, and is Kurt Jensen's (one of our members) sister. Please join us! Sunday, 4 - 6.
We dance at the Emerald Dance Center at 2095 Yolanda in Springfield,OR.
All are welcome to join us any Sunday for fun dancing and camaraderie. We always dress casually.
Mike Kious is our caller. Christina Corelli is our cuer.
Come join us and have a blast! We dance at the Emerald Dance Center at 2095 Yolanda, Springfield, OR.
Dave Cooper did our free community dance in September as Mike is doing the new dad thing. We can't wait to meet Aidan Kious, Camille's and Mike's new baby boy. Dave did a great job and had seven squares dancing the entire time. Lessons are going on now on Tuesdays from 7 - 8:30 with Roger Putzler. We have a lot of young men showing up which is great! We thank Dave, Mike and Roger for their time and effort in making our activity known and a lot of fun!
Marilyn Schmit, Secretary
Mid-Willamette Area Council
The move to the Square Dance Center is completed and we are still trying to figure out where some things are. The first dance in October was guest called by Roger Putzler, a former club caller. The second dance in October featured our new club caller, Daryl Clendenin, back on the stage.
We have a board meeting in November and will see how things come along. Hopefully, we will get some planning done for future events.
Eight members went to McMinnville for a club visitation on the third Saturday in September. The next scheduled visitation is set for November 25.
We have several themed dances coming up, including our first ever Circus Dance, and a Wild, Wild West Dance. (We now have a Club Clown, hence the Circus Dance.)
We are very pleased with our new, permanent location at the Lebanon Senior Center, 80 Tangent Street. And, if you’ve never visited our website, we encourage you to pop in at www.lebanonsquarecirclers.com.
We have the Dance Center reserved for the New Year’s Eve dance and will start making plans soon. Time to get the advertising out for a wonderful, successful year of dancing.
Our Annual Corn & Cluck Dance had five squares on the floor most of the evening. Chicken Races were a blast. Last year's winner, Evie Lee, placed second and Linda from the Wavesteppers took 1st prize. It was a close race decided with a tape measure. There were lots of laughs, loads of food and dancing for all.
Our 5th Friday Plus dance had four squares on the floor including one-and-a-half squares for the Advanced tip. Randy Dibble put us through our paces to the delight of all.
We have one more dance in October on the 20th. November brings two dances and December three. Love to see you in a square.
We have had our third week of 2-step lessons and again we are now past our open weeks. We have had 31 come try with it looks like about 21 staying with it, about 18 couples on the floor.
Now - think about this - we did very little in the way of advertising this year. This is mostly word of mouth. We did not publish or post any flyers for the mainstream class. We did have flyers at our hall and sent them out to our club members. We did post the flyer for the 2-step class, but most of the students were from our club members personally inviting people.
We have the first Mid-Willamette Area new dancer dance this year. We have moved it from our hall to Bethany Charter School. Please see our flyer for more information.
We are doing a youth overnight dance/party at our hall for New Year's Eve again this year. We are planning for squares, rounds, lines and Old English Country to be at intro level so that the youth can invite their friends to try things out. More info to come on this next month.
We won’t have a PAC dance on December 29, due to the proximity to New Year’s Eve. See you at the Tri-Council Dance at the Aloha Grange on March 30, 2024.
Our Halloween dance will be held on Wednesday, October 18. Terry Halley will be calling, and Tami Helms will be cuing. Tami is scheduled to cue our dances for the rest of the year.
Melissa James and Robert Lumsden are turning 70 and will have a special Birthday Bash at the Boring Barn, on Sunday Oct 22, from 2-5 pm. Scott Zinser will be calling and Tami Helms will be cuing. This dance is free.
In November we have three dances. Darrell Kalmbach will call on November 1. Terry Halley will call for our Turkey Raffle on the 15th. And we will host a new dancer jamboree on the 29th.
We have scheduled two dances for December. Darrell Kalmbach will call and Tami Helms will cue on December 6th. Our Christmas dance and basket raffle will be on December 20.
Our October 6 Pirate Dance was well attended with four squares on the floor (not walking the plank). Our audience chose these costume winners: Female wench was Charlynn Newton; Pirate was Robert Lumsden; and couple winners were Gene and Patricia Neils. Many thanks to our ‘Ahoy Matey’ Caller, Scott Zinser, and Cuer Julie Stiers. Aaarh!
Maplewood Grange will be co-hosting a Harvest Festival on October 28th from 3:00 - 6:30 pm. Games will be played upstairs (ring toss, costume contest, raffles, and prizes awarded), Pumpkins provided for painting downstairs (take yours home), and Pasta Dinner will be served (gluten free and vegetarian options too). Proceeds from Donations received at the door will benefit the local School Lunch Program.
On Friday, November 3, our Caller will be Scott Zinser and cuer will be Lane Clem. We look forward to dancing with you beginning at 7:30pm.
On our usual third Friday dance night, November 17, we will be dark. Instead Chaps and Petticoats will host a New Dancer “Turkey Trot” Jamboree from 4 - 7:30 PM on Sunday, November 19. We break to serve a Turkey Dinner at 5:30 PM then return to the floor to dance it off with Scott Zinser and guest cuer (to be determined).
Our lessons are in progress and our students are doing well. We will have a square dance clothing sale on November 11 before and after our dance. This gives new dancers as well as other dancers a chance to get some nice outfits at an affordable price.
We will be having a new dancers dance at our regular dance on November 26. All are welcome to join us and bring your new dancers.
Looking forward to welcoming guests to our dances.
We are continuing our fall lesson series on Wednesday evenings. We have 20 students, so our biggest challenge has been finding enough angels to keep our student/angel ratio effective. Our teacher is Rick Hawes, who is doing a great job teaching the calls while keeping smiles on the students’ faces.
We look forward to our monthly social dance on November 11, with Kris Jensen calling. Kris lives in Albuquerque but has deep roots in Oregon. Our theme will be Singing in the Rain(bows). We alternate Social Square Dance and Plus tips from 7 to 9:30 at the Oak Grove Community Club, 14496 SE Cedar Ave., Milwaukie. Although this dance is not specifically a jamboree for new dancers, we encourage new dancers to attend. Our SSD tips will be called at the class level.
Our community dance was a wonderful success with 7 squares of new and experienced dancing to the always fun J Domis. He always brings an enthusiastic group with him.
We are dark for our Oct 21st dance in order to support the Potato Festival. However, we will be having a special "Sunday Stomp" on Oct 29th with Dean Black and Chuck starting at 2pm.
Our next dance on Nov 4th will feature Roger Putzler & Bob Dingman. This is our Toys for Tots & Animal Shelter dance and we encourage those who can to bring a donation for either organization. November 18th is our Sadie Hawkins Dance with Chuck & Elaine.
We will have our Birthday dance on Dec 16th (this year only it will be the 3rd Saturday, rather than the 1st Saturday). We will welcome the wonderful Buddy Weaver to our hall and hope we get visitors, and that the weather cooperates! Rikki will be cueing. The fun starts at 6pm with Advanced squares. We are also busy planning our 2024 Boatnik Festival. We are excited to welcome David & Dawn Mee from Anaheim as our featured talent - they are a great duo!! Please pre-register so we can plan a successful weekend!!
Hope to see you on the dance floor!!
WOW! What a Weekend of FUN and great memories created! The warmth of family, and love between dancers hugging, laughing and sharing home cooked meals together was just a pure JOY to see!
Our numbers this year were smaller than previous, at 4.5 + squares of people, of which not all that attended were able to dance, but even though we only had 3+ squares on the floor all weekend, everyone had a boot stompin' FUN FUN time! and that's what matters the most!
Jim did a great job calling all weekend, challenged the minds with the Plus dancers at Saturday morning Plus Workshop and Mark cued a great program with a nice variety of rhythms for all dancers to enjoy!
Our Club has had a slight change to our Fall Season home program dancing schedule which is basically...
1st - 2nd - 4th Sundays 4:00-5:30pm
Mainstream Dance on 3rd Sundays 5:00 - 7:30pm
(We will not be having rounds on our 3rd Sunday's until Dec 17th)
With Cuer: Mark McDonald
Plus Workshops -
Normally Every Wednesday Nights
CHANGE UNTIL JANUARY to...
2nd & 4th Wed Nights
6:00-7:30pm (Time staying the same)
Caller: Jim Steele
Our Dance Location:
Pleasant Ridge Community Hall
7067 SW Canal Blvd * Redmond, OR
Quite a few of the Stars are heading for Klamath Falls for the Potato Festival, October 20 & 21. They will enjoy the calling of Jim Steele and the cueing of Dave Cooper. It should be a great fun weekend.
On October 28th, the Stars will have a “Spooky Saturday” Dance to celebrate Halloween. Come in costume if you like.
To plan ahead, the Stars are going to have a “Game Night” the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The potluck will be “Thanksgiving leftovers” Come join us.
We are also bringing back round dancing 1 dance a month - Join us on November 11th to honor Veteran's Day with Phil Ramey & Rikki Lobato. Pre Rounds at 7pm and Squares 730-930.
Janet Geiger will also be calling the 1st Friday SSD dance on November 3rd - 630-830pm.
The Council encourages all dancers to attend Anniversary dances. It is important to support our dancing community. The Sunset Promenaders Plus will celebrate their 9th anniversary on Thursday November 2nd at the IOOF Hall in Hillsboro, Darrell Kalmbach calling and Tami Helms cueing. See the Sunset Promenaders report below for additional details.
Since the OFN is published about the 20th of the month, you still have time to plan on attending the Mix & Mingle 39th Anniversary October 21st, at the Winona Grange with Randy Dibble and a guest cuer. See their October report below for additional details.
Once again 100% of the TVC club reporters submitted OFN reports, the only Council in the state to do so. While not newsworthy as it is something they regularly do, this is an achievement I do not mind repeating.
November 3rd and 17th are our usual Friday dance nights with famed caller Daryl Clendenin calling and cueing. The energy that was before COVID is slowly coming back. Come dance with our friendly crew.
Hope to see you in a square.
The Eager Beavers dance every Monday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Aloha Grange, including most holidays, and costumes will be welcome at our Halloween Dance on October 30th. We dance Plus with Darrell Kalmbach calling and Phase II and III Rounds with Jeanine Norden cueing.
For current information, please see our website at http://EagerBeavers.info. (see link above)
A few dedicated Hayshakers visit R Square D, Happy Hoppers, and the Wave Steppers on a regular basis.
We held two dances in September. On the 9th we enjoyed Melissa James calling and Randy Lewis cueing at our School Daze Dance. It was great to hear a female voice.
On September 23rd we celebrated the Summer’s End Dance with Daryl Clendenin on stage and Randy Lewis calling. It was great to see Daryl and hear his familiar songs and patter.
Our lesson started on Tuesday, September 12th from 7-9. This class is so quick to learn, it’s been amazing and kudos to Terry Halley for challenging the dancers to learn. We’re also enjoying his varied music selection.
The Hahn Barn dance returned for its first September appearance. It was a wonderful, down-home evening as usual.
In November the Hoedowners will sponsor a Veteran’s Day Dance that falls on the real Veteran’s Day, November 11th and in November we’ll be hosting the Fall Fling dance on November 25th. Warning: this is 2 days after Thanksgiving and the day after the Civil War game. You’ll probably need a change of pace.
On September 11th Marie and Lane Clem, charter members of the Oak Hills Squares, shared some club history and Marie prepared a display of pictures from the earliest years. We all celebrated the founding date of the club with treats provided by the Lane and Marie, as well as fruits and vegetables brought by several of our gardeners.
Our club had a good showing of participants in the Hahn Barn Dance on September 30th, and reported having a wonderful time. Our social director, Barb Laney, encouraged all to attend the Valley Squares October 21st dance at Aloha Grange.
Halloween falls on Tuesday, the day before our dances are scheduled. At this writing the plan is to celebrate on the 30th by wearing costumes or Halloween colors, and bring refreshments to share.
For additional information visit our website, http://oakhillsquares.com/. (see link above)
R Square D had a Roaring 20’s dance on September 8th and it was great that so many came in outfits from that era (see our picture in the October OFN). September 23rd was our second annual Neil Diamond Tribute dance and we had six squares dancing that night. Craig Abercrombie and Susan Healea called and cued to many Neil Diamond songs and it was a fantastic dance!
November 10th is our annual Veteran’s Day dance and veterans will get in free that night. It will also be a class level dance (Callerlab moves 1-48), so plan to bring your students to this dance. Craig and Susan will call and cue that night, as well as at our November 25th Gospel Dance. Come out and dance off some of that excess Thanksgiving “baggage”!
Our lessons continue on Wednesday evenings at Kelso Senior Center, with Plus at 6:30 and the beginning class at 7:30.
For current information, please see our website: http://r-square-d.info/. (see link above)
November 2nd and the 16th are Promenaders Plus dances. Darrell Kalmbach is calling, and Tami Helms is cueing. November 2nd is the 9th anniversary of the Promenaders Plus dance. Ice cream, brownies and cupcakes will be served after the dance.
Waltz classes continue on Sundays from 2-4:30 with Tami Helms and Tim Keck instructing. We have a pretty large class with over 8 couples attending and having a really fun time together.
The TVC Barn dance was held at our members Gary and Bette Hahn's farm on September 30th. There were 5 squares and a few extra dancers. Mark Wheeler was MC and caller, and Lane Clem was Co MC and cuer. The weather was perfect, and everyone had a great time not only dancing but enjoying the potluck together before the dance. Thank you very much to Gary and Bette for opening their barn and farm for this event! Thank you to Mark and Lane for calling and cueing!
In September we attended a visitation to the Tri-Squares anniversary dance. We had a square and one half that attended of about six total squares. We came home with a Tri Squares banner and won a bunch of door prizes. A good time was had by all.
The second weekend in September a number of our members attended a camp out in Lincoln City at the Wapiti RV Park. Those attending enjoyed each other, good food and a beautiful setting.
For current information, please see our website: http://sunsetpromenaders.com/. (see link above)
In November our lessons continue on Sunday afternoons at the Kinton Grange, at 2:00 for Two Step and 3:30-5:30 for Mainstream. TWO EXCEPTIONS: 1) the lesson on November 5th will be held at the Twin Oaks Airpark, which is just 3.5 miles west from our grange, at 12405 SW River Road. We did this last year, too, because our grange was booked with its annual festival, and it was a lot of fun! And 2) both our lessons on November 19th are cancelled so that our students can go join the 4:00 "Turkey Trot" New Dancer Dance and turkey dinner at the Maplewood Grange in Aurora, with the Chaps and Petticoats.
In between we have our "Grateful Harvest Pie Party" dance on Friday, November 10th, and our "Black Friday" black and white dance on Friday the 24th, both at Kinton Grange: 7pm for Plus & PreRounds, 7:30-9:30 for Mainstream, Plus & Rounds. Terry and Sandra will call and cue for both dances.
It sure is great to see all this activity once again!
We dance at the Aloha Grange from 7 pm to 9:30 pm, Mainstream with every third tip Plus. Come join the fun!
Our dance venue is the Tillamook Senior Center, 316 Stillwell Avenue. Located on the corner of 4th and Stillwell there is no on site parking and little street parking. The huge Tillamook Coliseum Theater parking lot is directly across the street. Our dances are held weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00. Our caller/cuer is Lane Clem. It is a good idea to call before you make the trip to see if we have enough folks for a square.
For up to date information see: www.wavesteppers.org. (see above link)