DANCERGram
Square & Round Dance News for the West Coast of Florida
Editor: Penny Green
 
"Square Dancing - Friendship set to music"
 
December 31, 2007
 
 
Index:
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Links:
 
 
 
http://www.usda.org/ (United Square Dancers of America)
 
http://www.samdunn.net/  (Caller Sam Dunn's personal website)
 
http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com/main.html  (Strawberry Square)
 
http://www.nsddirectory.com/ (National Square Dance Directory - information & contacts for clubs in the U.S., Canada and around the world) 
 
http://www.calyco.com/ (CaLyCo Crossing - a full line square dance shop)
 
http://www.tictactoes.com/ (Tic Tac Toes - shoe vendor)
 
 
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December 31, 2007 - Deadline for February/March 2008 West Coast Dancer submissions
For info: evhenning@mindspring.com.
 
 
Words from the Editor
 
The last day of 2007!  Now we have to get used to writing 2008!
 
There are a lot of New Year's Eve dances tonight;  I hope you find one to attend and that you have a fun time welcoming in the new year.  Be careful driving home; others attended parties where they thought they needed stimulants to have fun, but we know better don't we?
 
Sorry for another late newsletter!  I slept in on my first business day of unemployment.  I was laid off Friday as my position was eliminated.  After 18 years with the company, I intend to find another position there after a couple of weeks off.  I guess God couldn't get my attention to take some time off and not work so hard, so he took my job away.  UPDATE:  I had this ready to go around 9:00 a.m. and then something happened and I lost the entire newsletter!  So I had to re-create it.
 
I regret that I am not being kept informed of new classes or changes in club schedules i.e. scheduled callers and cuers, cancellations, etc.  There a few dancers who try to keep me informed, but many times they don't have all of the details.  CLUB PRESIDENTS, CALLERS AND CUERS:  Please forward this information to me as quickly as possible so that I can forward it out to my 250+ distribution list.  There are several people on my list who then forward it out to their distribution lists so I have no idea how many people actually receive this information.  This newsletter is the fastest and most current means of communicating with the dancers, so please take advantage of it.
 
 
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Health & Sympathy
 
 
Joe & Madeline Augenblick, retired cuers in Orlando and past presidents of the Round Dance Council, were in a car accident early in the month and were hospitalized.  On December 6th, Joe was complaining that he was having problems seeing.  He called the doctor to get an appointment and was able to get one for that afternoon.  As he was driving down his street, he didn't see his neighbor's car parked on the side of the street and he hit it.  He wasn't injured but Madeline was.  However, they were both taken to the hospital.  It was found that Joe had had a stroke.  He came home from the hospital on the 28th.  He is doing fine but is having problems with mobility and is on a walker.  Madeline injured a vertebrae in her neck and is scheduled for surgery on January 8th.  They have a nurse checking on them and she is scheduling therapy for Joe and is also getting help for both of them there at home.  Both of their sons have been there and one of them is still there with his wife.  They will be with them until at least January 11th.
 
Bob Raymond, past editor of Northeast Grapevine, has a small tumor on his pituitary gland.
 
Lawton Smith, a caller in the Northeast Association, is still recovering from cancer.
 
Peggy Ligon's mother passed away and the memorial service was on December 30th in Gainesville, FL.  Peggy's husband is Lon Ligon who is a caller in the Northeast Association.
 
Val Newsome, Florida Federation Treasurer, took a terrible fall Christmas Eve at her church as she and her husband, Charlie, were preparing for the candlelight/communion service.  She fell coming out of a building and sailed through the air landing on both knees (mostly on the left) and fell forward with her head hitting the brick wall of the church.  Needless to say the remainder of the week has been with her not doing much and Charlie being nurse, cook and dishwasher so to speak (Charlie's words).  She's healing (Val says she's got to have a good bones and a hard head!!).
 
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Dance America
Join Hands Across America
 
 
Everybody is needed to make this a success.....
 
All square dancers are asked to go to the website for Dance America http://www.arts-dance.org/ and click on the left sidebar that indicates the date of February 29, 2008 and think of some locations for a benefit dance where we, as square dancers, can perform in front of a large group of people to attract them to square dancing and raise money as well for a good cause.  As the page explains, we want this to be a "history making event" and we need to work together. 
 
If anyone has ever coordinated an event in a mall, or any other place where a "large number" of people can see us perform, please call or email Flo Byington at 813-810-5548 or flobyington@yahoo.com.  This would be our "best advertisement".  Fun people having fun and wanting to share with the world our love of our activity.  We really don't have a lot of time left, but now that the holidays are drawing to a close we need to get working on this special event. 
 
We need ideas and volunteers to get this accomplished!  All the local clubs in the Tampa Bay Area are asked to participate and make this a huge success for square dancing. 
 
 
Somewhere I read or heard that the ARTS Council wants this to get into the Guinness Book of world records for having the most people dancing at the same time.  This will not be just square dancing; it will be all forms of dancing.
 
 
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 Looking for ribbons to a festival? 
 
am carrying ribbons to the following if you want to purchase any:
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NOTE:  Yellow highlighting is a change from last week's email.
 
 
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THIS WEEK'S DANCES
 
MondayPalace Promenaders New Year's Eve Dance - Arcadia - potluck - meat furnished - bring a dish to pass - mainstream/plus/rounds - dance starts at 8:00 p.m. - callers:  Art Miller, Wes Morris, Don Smith, cuer:  Jennie Martin - $20 per couple - for tickets see Jennie Martin, Mary Dow, Sandy or Sunny - overnight dry campers are welcome - $87.20 + 7% tax at the Holiday Inn Express, 2709 SE Highway 70, Arcadia - 863-494-5900 (code PSD).  For info: Jennie Martin 863-494-2749.
Strawberry Square New Year's Eve Party - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 7:30 - 12:30 a.m. - hot buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m. - coffee and snacks all evening - caller: Sam Dunn; cuer: Charlie Lovelace - $25 per person by April 30, 2007; after April 30, 2007 $30 per person. Reservations must be received no later than December 15, 2007. For info:
http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
Snells' Bos and Bells New Year's Eve Potluck Dinner - Largo Community Center, 4th Street NW & West Bay Largo - dinner at 8:30 p.m. - meat and beverages provided - reservations required $10 per person by December 20, 2007 by check only to Rosie Snell, 11434 Leisure Lane, Port Richey, FL  34668 - callers:  Allen Snell, Mike Doughty, cuer:  Pat Fiyalko.  For info:  727-809-3429 or 727-809-0323.
Woodmere Park New Year's Eve Dance - 3951 Woodmere Blvd. (off Jacaranda Blvd.), Venice - reservations required - caller:  Red Bates, cuer:  Dick Chase. For info:  redbates@juno.com.
Harmony Hoedowners - Sebring Country Estates Civic Association, 3240 Grand Prix Drive Square, Sebring - 1st & 3rd Adv. dance Dec. - March 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; DBD/Adv W/S & dnc. Jan. - March 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.; 2nd & 4th  - MS/Plus/Rnds - 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Dec. through March plus W/S 6:30 - 7:30 starts Dec. 9 - square dance attire optional - caller: Sam Dunn, cuer:  Jennie Martin.  For info:  Sam Dunn 863-382-6792 or samdunn@samdunn.net or http://www.samdunn.net/.
 
Hampton Promenaders - NO DANCE For info:  jvhoobler@aol.com.
Sun-N-Fun - NO DANCE UNTIL JANUARY 7, 2008.  For info:  941-343-9720 or midgewebb@cs.com.
Twilight Twirlers - Bonita Springs Community Building, Reynolds & Old 41, Bonita Springs - workshop 6:30 p.m., mainstream 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - caller:  Howard Cole, cuer:  TBA.  For info:  hwcole@att.net.
Temple Twirlers NO DANCE For info:   flobyington@yahoo.com
 
TuesdayDing-a-Lings - Rice Creek RV Resort, 10714 Hwy. 301 S., Riverview - mainstream/plus/rounds - caller/cuer:  Allen Snell.  For info:  chrounds@capital.net or 813-677-9179
R&R  Gators - NO DANCE For info:  941-575-0960
Maple Leaf Squares - NO DANCE For info:  phonemoves@juno.com.
Woodmere Park - 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd. (off Jacaranda Blvd.), Venice - A2 Dance/Workshop - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - caller:  Red Bates.  For info:  redbates@juno.com or 941-828-0481.
Suncoast Squares Metro Center, 3170 3rd Ave. N., St. Pete6:45 p.m. pot luck - Mainstream and plus workshop 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. - Caller:  Mike Cox.  For info contact suncoastsquares@yahoo.com
Strawberry Square Line Dancing - NO DANCING UNTIL JANUARY 8, 2008For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.

Wednesday - Riverside Rec Center First Dance of the Season - Riverside Rec Center, Riverside Drive, Ft. Myers - A2 - 2:45 - 4:45 p.m. - C1 - 2:00 p.m. - caller:  Red Bates.  For info:  941-828-0481 or redbates@juno.com
Palmetto Palms First Dance of the Season - Summerlin Blvd., Palmetto - ER 7:00 p.m. plus/rounds 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - caller:  Red Bates, cuer:  Dick Chase.  For info:  941-828-0481 or redbates@juno.com.
Grande Squares - Camp Inn Resort Rec Hall, 10404 Hwy. 27, Frostproof - 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - square dance attire optional - mainstream/plus/rounds - plus workshop precedes dance at 7:00 p.m. - caller:  Sam Dunn, cuer:  Phyllis Hathaway.  For info:  samdunn@samdunn.net or 863-382-6792.
Strawberry Square Club - Strawberry Club, 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - mainstream/easy plus - caller:  Marty Van Wart.  For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
Timber Pines Twirlers - Timber Pines Lodge, Spring Hill - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - plus/rounds - first time guests are always welcome but please contact the club president at  priddler@earthlink.net for directions and community gate access - caller:  Roland Blanchette, cuer:  Judy Doanes.
Strawberry Square C1, 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - caller:  Art Springer.  For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
Port Charlotte Cultural Center - Cultural Center of Charlotte County, Centennial Hall, 2280 Aaron Street, Pt. Charlotte - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. mainstream/plus/rounds - caller:  Art Miller; cuer:  Jennie Martin.  For info:  941-380-5336, mdow@cyberstreet.com, or 863-494-2749.
 
ThursdayShufflin' Squares - Lake Ashton Golf Club, Thompson Nursery Road, Lake Wales - mainstream/plus 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - square dance attire optional - caller:  Keith Stevens.  For info:  cakitts@hotmail.com.
Snobirds - Citrus RV Park, E. Terry to first street west of I-75.  North to gate.  Tell guard you are going to the square dance.  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  caller:  Howard Code, cuer:   TBA.   For info:  hwcole@att.net.
Pine Ridge Promenaders Birthday Dance - Sunshine RV Resort, Rt. 70 (1000 yds. east of US 27), Lake Placid - mainstream/plus7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - cake and ice cream - caller:  Mike Doughty, cuer:  Larry Chatos.  For info:  danshrm@htn.net.
Charlotte Promenaders - Pt. Charlotte Cultural Center, 4500 Harbor Blvd., Pt. Charlotte - ER 7:00 p.m. - plus/rounds 7:30 - 10:00 p.m. - caller:  Red Bates, cuer:  Dick Chase.  For info:  sqdbird@aol.com or 941-423-7228.
Citrus Squares - First United Methodist Church, 21501 W. Highway 40, Dunnellon - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - caller:  Ellis Lindsey.  For info:  lalecl@aol.com.
Promenade Squares - Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., Pinellas Park - ER 7:30 p.m. mainstream squares 8:00 - 9:45 p.m., caller:  Dick DeMerritt; cuers:  Jimmy & Carol Griffin.  For info:  peto1936@yahoo.com.
Huggables - Land O Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O Lakes Blvd., casual dress - 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Caller/Cuer:  Allen Snell.  For info:  settarose@aol.com.
 
Friday Curliques -  Corkscrew Woodlands Hall (just west of I-75/Corkscrew  Rd. exit), Estero, park on south side of Corkscrew Rd., follow signs to hall. - plus workshop 7:00 p.m. plus dance 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. caller:  Howard Cole; rounds on tape.  For info:  hwcole@att.net.
Strawberry Square A2 - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - caller:  Keith Stevens, cuer:  Pat Hagen.   For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
Woodmere Park C1 Dance/Workshop - 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd. (off Jacaranda Blvd.), Venice - 10:00 - 12 noon - caller:  Red Bates.  For info:  redbates@juno.com or 941-828-0481.
Spinning Wheels - Barksdale Rec Center, 1801 N. Lincoln, Tampa - ER 7:00 p.m., mainstream/plus/rounds 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - caller:  TBA, cuer:  Charlie Lovelace.  For info:  HelenM720@aol.com.
Flutter Wheelers - Bayonet Point Enrichment  Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Bayonet Point, Hudson - ER 6:30 p.m., plus/rounds 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - AS tip at 9:00 - relaxed attire June to October - caller:  Bob  Bourassa, cuer:  John Ayers.  For info:  Bob Bourassa 352-796-8254 or bobbourassa@bellsouth.net..
Snell's Bo's and Bell's Birthdays and Anniversaries  Largo Community Center - 65th - 4th Street NW, Largo - casual dress - callers:  Allen Snell.  Contact settarose@aol.com 
Sun City Center Square Dance Club - Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd., Sun City Center - ER 7:00 - plus/rounds 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - caller:  Van Coble, cuer:  Mary Wiewiora.  For info:  lmicklatch@aol.com or 813-633-3986 or 813-633-1297.
 
 
Saturday - Reflections - Silver Lake, Avon Park - times and level not known - square dance attire optional - caller:  Sam Dunn, cuer:  Phyllis Hathaway.  For info:  863-452-5196 or smonty14@earthlink.net or 863-452-1068 or tbellis@tls.net
Strawberry Square 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - ER 7:00 p.m., plus/rounds 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - caller:  Art Springer, cuer:  Pat Hagen.  For info:http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
Buttons & Bows of Venice - Woodmere Park, 1951 Woodmere Park Blvd. (off Jacaranda Blvd.), Venice - ER 7:00 p.m., plus/rounds 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Len Siegmann, cuer:  Ruth Siegmann.  For info:  941-473-2449 or 941-484-9823.
Palace Promenaders - Square Dance Hall, 1647 NE Floridian Circle (off 17 N.), Arcadia - plus/rounds 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - finger food - caller:  Art Miller, cuer:  Jennie Martin.  For info:  863-494-2749.
Strawberry Square Ph 5 Rounds Workshop & Dance - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - Phase 5 Rounds -10:30 - 12:30 p.m. - cuer:  Charlie Lovelace.  For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
Sunday - Motivators - 3101 - 17th St., St. Cloud - A2 - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - C-1 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. - caller:  Paul Place.  For info:  407-892-9665 or 417-344-9260 or loisdancer@aol.com.
Crystal Lake Squares -  Crystal Lake Village, on Rt. 17 - 2 miles north of Wauchula - mainstream/plus/rounds 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - caller:  Mr. Joy Teagle, cuer:  Phyllis Hathaway.  For info:  863-773-6523.
Happy Promenaders - Hitching Post RV Park Rec Hall (Rt. 41/Tamiami Trail East and Barefoot Williams Road), Naples - ER 7:00 - mainstream/plus/rounds 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - caller:  Don Smith, cuer:  Norma Silva.  For info:  239-793-8769 or playwalt@comcast.net
Strawberry Square A1 & Easy A2 Dance with Rounds - Strawberry Square, 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. - caller:  Marty Van Ward, cuer:  Sandi Everetts.  For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
Strawberry Square Phase 4 Rounds - Strawberry Square, 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - cuer:  Charlie Lovelace.  For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
Cloverleaf Leprechauns - Cloverleaf Farms Heather House, 900 N. Broad St., Rt. 41 N., Brooksville - ER 7:30 - 2:00 p.m., plus/rounds 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - caller:  Paul Place, cuer:  Judy Doanes.  For info:  jah46544@aol.com or 352-796-6714 or 352-596-0885.
B&S Flutter Wheelers - Bayonet Point Enrichment Center, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Bayonet Point, Hudson - A2 workshop 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. - A2 Dance - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - relaxed attire - caller:  Bob Bourassa.  For info:  352-796-8254 or bobbourassa@bellsouth.net.
King of Kings Church - 10337 U.S. 19, Port Richey - casual dress - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Tips are alternated.  Caller/Cuer:  Allen Snell.  For info:  727-809-3429 or 727-809-0323 or settarose@aol.com.
Orange Blossom Squares - The Villages La Hacienda Center, The Villages - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - caller:  Whit Brown, cuer:  Joanne Helton.  For info:  sharonandron579@localnet.com
 
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CLASSES:
 
Please provide start date, start and ending time, level (beginner, mainstream, plus, etc.) exact address (with city) where class and/or workshop will be held, instructor's name, contact name, email address and phone number. 
 
December 20, 2007 - Harmony Hoedowners Plus Workshop - Sebring Country Estates Civic Association Rec Hall, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring - 6:30 p.m..  For info:  Sam Dunn 863-382-6792 or samdunn@samdunn.net or http://www.samdunn.net/.
 
January 2, 2008 - Curliques Classes - Corkscrew Woodlands Hall (just west of I-75/Corkscrew  Rd. exit), Estero, park on south side of Corkscrew Rd., follow signs to hall - intermediate (last year's class continued) 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.; beginners 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.  For info:  hwcole@att.net.
 
January 4, 2008 - Grace Lutheran Church Beginner  Class - 327 Ave. C. SE, Winter Haven - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - first two nights are FREE fun nights, after that it is $3 per person - solos are welcome (but it would be nice if you could bring a partner) and youth (14 and older with adult supervision) are welcome - caller/instructor:  Carl Rod.  For info:  863-293-9369 or Carl_Carol@peoplepc.com or the church 863-293-8447.
 
January 7, 2008 - Strawberry Square Beginning A-1 Class - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 12:00 n - 2:00 p.m. - caller/instructor:  Marty Van Wart.  For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
 
January 7, 2008 - Strawberry Square Beginning A-2 Class - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. - caller/instructor:  Marty Van Wart.  For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
 
January 7, 2007 - Sebring Country Estates Civic Association DBD & Advanced Workshops & Dancing - 1st & 3rd Mondays - 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. - December thru March.   For info:  Sam Dunn 863-382-6792 or samdunn@samdunn.net or http://www.samdunn.net/.
 
January 8, 2007 (this is a "re-start" of the November 13th class)  - City of Auburndale Beginners Class - Senior Center, Auburndale - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - the first three nights will be open to new students, but the first night will not be free as the City of Auburndale would not allow it  - solos are welcome (but it would be nice if you could bring a partner) and youth (14 and older with adult supervision) are welcome- caller/instructor:  Clyde Stocker.  For info:  stocker38@worldnet.att.net.
 
January 8, 2008 - Woodmere Park Beginner Class - 3951 Woodmere Park Blvd. (off Jacaranda Blvd.), Venice - 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon - caller/instructor:  Red Bates.  For info:  redbates@juno.com.
 
April 1, 2008 - Canaveral Squares 48th Anniversary Dance - Cinderella's Ball - Woody Simpson Community Center, 1590 Schoolhouse Street, Merritt Island - $6/person in advance; $7/person at the door - ER 7:30 p.m., plus/rounds 8:00 p.m. - caller:  Don Hanhurst, cuer:  Loretta Hanhurst.  For info:  321-652-0680 or 321-268-4450 or http://www.canaveralsquares.com.
 
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FUTURE PLANNING:
Please include dates, exact address of location where dances are held (including city), themes, level(s), if rounds are included, times, callers and cuers (exact names - not 'guest callers'), attire, contact information (include email and phone number).  IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR SCHEDULE DURING THE YEAR, I.E. CANCELLATIONS, CHANGE OF CALLERS OR CUERS, CHANGE OF DANCE LOCATION, PLEASE NOTIFY ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THE WORD CAN BE PASSED TO AS MANY DANCERS AS POSSIBLE.
 
PLEASE ENSURE THE INFORMATION IN THE WEST COAST DANCER IS CURRENT AND ACCURATE.
 
 
January 2, 2008 - Riverside Country Club First Dance of the Season  - Riverside Drive, Ft. Myers - A2 - 2:45 - 4:45 p.m.; C1 - 2:00 p.m. - caller: Red Bates. For info: redbates@juno.com.
 
January 2, 2008 - Palmetto Palms First Dance of the Season  - Summerlin Road, Ft. Myers - plus - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - caller: Red Bates. For info: redbates@juno.com.
 
January 7, 2008 - Riverwoods Plantation First Dance of the Season  - Broadway, Estero - plus - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - caller: Red Bates. For info: redbates@juno.com
 
January 7, 2008 - Sebring Country Estates Civic Association DBD & Advanced Dancing First Dance of the Season - Sebring - caller: Sam Dunn. For info: Sam Dunn 863-382-6792 or samdunn@samdunn.net or http://www.samdunn.net/.
 
January 7, 2008 - Temple Twirlers Fifties Dance - caller:  Van Coble, cuer:  Charlie LovelaceFor info:  flobyington@yahoo.com.
 
January 8, 2008 - Trailer Estates First Dance of the Season  - 69th Ave. West, Bradenton - caller: Burl Lally. For info: emuffin184@aol.com.
 
January 8, 2008 - Pine Ridge Promenaders Birthday Dance - Sunshine RV Park Clubhouse, south of the City of Lake Placid, 1000 yards east of US 27 on SR 70 - cake and ice cream - caller: Mike Doughty; cuer: Larry Chatos. For info:
danshrm@htn.net.
 
January 9, 2008 - Bayonet Point Enrichment Center First Dance of the Season - 12417 Clock Tower Parkway, Hudson - mainstream/rounds (Ph. 1, 2 & 3) - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - $5 per person - casual dress - caller/cuer:  Paul Andrews.  For info:  727-856-7185. 
 
January 9, 2008 - Buttons & Bows of Lakeland Snowflake Dance - Magnolia Building 702 E. Orange St., Lakeland - ER 7:30 p.m., mainstream/plus/rounds 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - caller:  Paul Place, cuer:  Charlie Lovelace.  For info:  bevanlee@aol.com.
 
January 13, 2008 - West Coast Association Membership Dance - Bahr MHP, Zephyrhills - MC: Bob Barnes.  ANY CALLER OR CUER INTERESTED IN BEING ON THE PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT BOB BARNES ( bob.barnes@yahoo.com or 813-788-5854) PRIOR TO THE DANCE TO BE ADDED TO THE PROGRAM.  IF THERE IS A FULL PROGRAM OF CALLERS AND CUERS FOR THE AFTERNOON, THERE WILL NOT BE TIME FOR WALK-INS TO BE INCLUDED IF THIS DANCE IS IN YOUR AREA, PLEASE CONSIDER CANCELING YOUR DANCE ON THIS DATE AND SHOWING YOUR (CALLER, CUER AND DANCERS) SUPPORT BY ATTENDING THIS DANCE.  For info: brassy1012@aol.com.
 
January 15, 2008 - Florida Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline.
 
January 18 - 20, 2008 - #018 Sunshine Pioneers Square Dance/Camping Group  - Ocala Ranch RV Resort - Ocala - caller: Carl Rod. For info: callen@ij.net
 
January 20, 2008 - Strawberry Square Special Dance - New England Callers. For info: http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
January 22, 2008 - Buttons & Bows of Lakeland 56th Anniversary Dance - Magnolia Building, 702 E. Orange St., Lakeland - ER 7:30 p.m., mainstream/plus/rounds 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - caller:  Art Springer, cuer:  Charlie Lovelace.  For info:  bevanlee@aol.com.
 
January 22 - 27, 2008 - 43rd Annual Aloha State Square and Round Dance Festival - Ala Wai Golf Course Clubhouse, bordering Waikiki, Hawaii.  Featured callers:  Dan Preedy (WA), John Kephart (TX).  Featured  cuers:  Bill & Linda Maisch (CA) and Larry & Susan Sperry (MT).  For registration info:  Henry Staehle 808-672-3646.  For general info:  registration@squaredancehawaii.org or http://squaredancehawaii.org/.
 
January 23, 2008 - West Coast Folding and Business Meeting. THIS MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE BARKSDALE CENTER, 1802 N. LINCOLN AVE., TAMPA (home of Temple Twirlers and Spinning Wheels). PLEASE SEND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM YOUR CLUB OR FORWARD A REPORT TO BE READ AT THE MEETING! EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.  For info: brassy1012@yahoo.com
 
January 24 - 26, 2008 - 2nd Annual Florida Winter Festival - Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland - ribbons can be purchased from any Federation officer and I also have ribbons. For registration and refund info: Linda Saunders 386-428-1496 or 386-295-9414 or johnnysa@aol.com.
 
January 25, 2008 - Strawberry Square A2 Dance - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - caller: Mike Jacobs (NJ). For info: http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
January 25 - 26, 2008 - South Carolina State Convention - Myrtle Beach, SC.  For info:  edjoanredman@aol.com.
 
January 26 - 27, 2008 - Strawberry Square C2 Weekend - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 10:00 a.m. Saturday through 11:00 a.m. Sunday; caller: Mike Jacobs (NJ). Donuts at 10:00 a.m. session. Lunch included. For info:
http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
January 25 - 27, 2008 - Hitch 'n Go Chapter 082 - Olde Mill Stream, Umatilla - caller: Charlie Pergrossi. For info: jelohart@hotmail.com.
 
January 26, 2008 - Bay Area Twirlers (BATS) Hobo Dance - caller:  Clyde Stocker, cuer:  Pat Hagen:  For info:  jbrookover@regencycenters.com.
 
January 31, 2008 - Pine Ridge Promenaders Pie Night - Sunshine RV Park Clubhouse, south of the City of Lake Placid, 1000 yards east of US 27 on SR 70 - caller: Paul Place. For info: danshrm@htn.net.
 
February 2, 2008 - Palace Promenaders Cincinnati Chili Dance - Arcadia. For info: Jennie Martin 863-494-2749.
 
February 8 - 10, 2008 - Strawberry Square Multi-Level Weekend - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - caller: Jimmy Lee (Canada) - A2 w/rounds 7:00 - p.m. on Friday - plus w/rounds 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday - plus w/rounds on Sunday - light refreshments will be served. For info: http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com 
 
February 9, 2008 - Palace Promenaders Valentine's Dance - Arcadia. For info: Jennie Martin 863-494-2749.
 
February 9, 2008 - Bay Area Twirlers (BATS) Sweetheart Dance - caller:  Paul Place, cuer:  Charlie Lovelace.  For info:  jbrookover@regencycenters.com
 
February 10, 2008 - West Coast Association Membership Dance - Bartow Civic Center, Bartow - MC: Clyde Stocker.  ANY CALLER OR CUER INTERESTED IN BEING ON THE PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT CLYDE STOCKER (Stocker38@worldnet.att.net or 863-293-5947) PRIOR TO THE DANCE TO BE ADDED TO THE PROGRAM.  IF THERE IS A FULL PROGRAM OF CALLERS AND CUERS FOR THE AFTERNOON, THERE WILL NOT BE TIME FOR WALK-INS TO BE INCLUDED BUT STILL FEEL FREE TO JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF DANCING.  IF THIS DANCE IS IN YOUR AREA, PLEASE CONSIDER CANCELING YOUR DANCE ON THIS DATE AND SHOWING YOUR (CALLERS,  CUERS AND DANCERS) SUPPORT BY ATTENDING THIS DANCE.  For info:  brassy1012@aol.com.
 
February 11, 2008 - Temple Twirlers Valentines Dance - caller:  Paul Place, cuer:  Charlie Lovelace.  For info:  flobyington@yahoo.com.
 
February 12, 2008 - Buttons & Bows of Lakeland Valentine's Dance - Magnolia Building, 702 E. Orange St., Lakeland - ER 7:30 p.m., mainstream/plus/rounds 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - caller:  Gary Brown, cuer:  Charlie Lovelace.  For info:  bevanlee@aol.com.
 
February 13, 2008 - Strawberry Square Dance Club Valentine Dance - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - caller: Jimmy Lee (Canada). For info: http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
February 13, 2008 - Square Dancing at the Florida State Fair - State Fairgrounds, Hwy. 301, Tampa - MC;  Doc Gray with Pat Hagen - all callers and cuers welcome to call and/or cue.  Tickets will be distributed to West Coast clubs or you can purchase tickets at the fairgrounds and I believe at your local Publix store.  For info: MLEWIS87@TAMPABAY.RR.COM.
 
February 14, 2008 - Pine Ridge Promenaders Valentine's Dance - Sunshine RV Park Clubhouse, south of the City of Lake Placid, 1000 yards east of US 27 on SR 70 - caller: Sam Dunn. For info: danshrm@htn.net.
 
February 15 - 17, 2008 - Strawberry Square Multi-Level Weekend - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - caller: Tim Crawford (Canada) - A2 w/rounds 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. on Friday - Valentine Party plus w/rounds 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. on Saturday - C1 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday - Beginner Ball 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. For info: http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
February 15 & 16, 2008 - Florida Knothead Konvention  - Eau Gallie Civic Center, Melbourne - caller: Mac McCall; cuer: Irene Knapp-Smith - $50 per Knothead couple or $25 per single; includes all 5 sessions and parties; split package available at door - mainstream and plus - round dance phases II - IV. For info: 407-894-2227 or flaknothead@bellsouth.net. SUGGESTED HOTEL: Hilton Rialto of Melbourne, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne, FL - 321-768-0200 - $89 + tax/night - online price is $209 so call directly for Knothead rate.
 
February 16, 2008 - Blue - Grey Dance - Rountree-Moore Toyota Showroom Lake City, FL - 7:45 - 10:30 p.m. - caller:  Paul Place, cuer - Lisa Wall. 
 
February 17, 2008 - Strawberry Square Beginner Ball - 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. - caller: Tim Crawford (Canada). For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
 
February 21 - 23, 2008 - 58th NSDC Pre-Convention - Long Beach, CA.  For info:  http://www.58nsdc.com/.
 
February 22, 2008 - Strawberry Square A2 Dance w/Rounds - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - caller: Mike Jacobs (NJ). For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
February 23, 2008 - Palace Promenaders Pie & Ice Cream Night - Arcadia. For info: Jennie Martin 863-494-2749.
 
 February 22 - 24, 2008 - Hitch 'n Go Chapter 082 - Floridian RV Resort, St. Cloud - caller: TBA. For info: jelohart@hotmail.com.
 
February 23, 2008 - Strawberry Square Plus Dance w/Rounds - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - caller: Mike Jacobs (NJ) - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. For info: http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
February 23 - 24, 2008 - Strawberry Square C-1 Weekend - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - lunch included - caller: Mike Jacobs (NJ) 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Sunday. For info:  http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
February 24, 2008 - West Coast Association Membership Dance - Woodmere Park Clubhouse, Venice - MC: Red Bates (redbates@juno.com or 941-423-7143).  ANY CALLER OR CUER INTERESTED IN BEING ON THE PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT RED BATES (   ) PRIOR TO THE DANCE TO BE ADDED TO THE PROGRAM.  IF THERE IS A FULL PROGRAM OF CALLERS AND CUERS FOR THE AFTERNOON.  THERE WILL NOT BE TIME FOR WALK-INS TO BE INCLUDED.  IF THIS DANCE IS IN YOUR AREA, PLEASE CONSIDER CANCELING YOUR DANCE ON THIS DATE AND SHOWING YOUR (CALLER,  CUER AND DANCERS) SUPPORT BY ATTENDING THIS DANCE.  For info: brassy1012@aol.com.
 
February 25, 2008 - Square Dancing at the Polk Senior Games - Lake Ashton Golf Club, Thompson Nursery Road, Lake Wales - 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - FREE dance 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. - callers:  Paul Place and Keith Stevens.  For info:  keithuns@yahoo.com or 8693-326-9774.
 
February 28, 2008 - Pine Ridge Promenaders Hobo Stew Night - Sunshine RV Park Clubhouse, south of the City of Lake Placid, 1000 yards east of US 27 on SR 70 - caller: Clyde Stocker. For info: danshrm@htn.net.
 
February 29, 2008 - ARTS  Dance America Benefit Dances - Join Hands Across America.  See web site for dance locations arts-dance.org/Dance America Dances.htm.
 
March 2, 2008 - Suncoast Callers & Cuers Association Beginner Ball - Strawberry Square - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. For info: kfs2@iname.com or http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
 
March 2, 2008 - Orange Blossom Squares - The Villages, Lady Lake - plus - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. - caller: Red Bates.
 
March 7 & 8, 2008 - Central Association's 8th Annual Shamrock Swing  - First Presbyterian Church of Maitland, 341 N. Orlando Ave., Maitland (Orlando) - callers: Tim Marriner & Whit Brown; cuers: Jimmy & Carol Griffin - mainstream & Plus -  Finnegan's Place reopens!! - $16 pp in advance; $18 pp at the door; $12 pp all Saturday; $10 pp Friday or Saturday evening only. For info: Dick & Jeanne Lysobey at 386-789-8018 or rjl1013@earthlink.net. I have ribbons to sell. SUGGESTED HOTEL: LaQuinta, 626 Lee Road, Orlando, FL - 407-645-5600 - $66 + tax/night (ask for Central FL Association rate).
 
March 8, 2008 - Bay Area Twirlers (BATS) Biker Bash - caller: Keith Rippito, cuer: Charlie Lovelace. For info: jbrookover@regencycenters.com.
 
March 9, 2008 - Beginners Ball for New Round Dancers - Strawberry Square, 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Cuers: Charlie & Leona Lovelace - experienced dancers also welcome. For info: Charlie Lovelace at
luvrds@earthlink.net or http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com.
 
March 11, 2008 - Buttons & Bows of Lakeland St. Patrick's Day Dance  - Magnolia Building, 702 E. Orange St., Lakeland - ER 7:30 p.m., mainstream/plus/rounds 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - caller: Keith Rippeto, cuer: Charlie Lovelace. For info:
bevanlee@aol.com.
 
March 13, 2008 - Pine Ridge Promenaders St. Patrick's Day Dance - Sunshine RV Park Clubhouse, south of the City of Lake Placid, 1000 yards east of US 27 on SR 70 caller: Sam Dunn. For info:
danshrm@htn.net
 
March 14, 2008 - Strawberry Square A2 Dance w/Rounds - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - caller: Lee Kopman (NY) - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. For info:
http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
March 14 &15, 2008 - 17th Annual Fuzzy Navel - Oceanside Inn & Suites, Jekyll Island, GA - hosted by Florida Association of Single Square & Round Dancers (FASSRD) - Caller: Sam Dunn (Sebring); cuer: Lisa Wall (Jacksonville). For info:
apicheco@uwbrevard.org
 
March 15, 2008 - Strawberry Square Plus Dance w/Rounds - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - caller: Lee Kopman (NY) - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. For info:
http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
March 15, 2008 - Palace Promenaders St. Patrick's Dance - Arcadia. For info: Jennie Martin 863-494-2749.
 
March 16, 2008 - West Coast Association Membership Dance - Agri-Civic Center, Sebring - MC: Mike Doughty.  ANY CALLER OR CUER INTERESTED IN BEING ON THE PROGRAM, PLEASE CONTACT MIKE DOUGHTY(   ) PRIOR TO THE DANCE TO BE ADDED TO THE PROGRAM.  IF THERE IS A FULL PROGRAM OF CALLERS AND CUERS FOR THE AFTERNOON.  THERE WILL NOT BE TIME FOR WALK-INS TO BE INCLUDED.  IF THIS DANCE IS IN YOUR AREA, PLEASE CONSIDER CANCELING YOUR DANCE ON THIS DATE AND SHOWING YOUR (CALLERS,  CUERS AND DANCERS) SUPPORT BY ATTENDING THIS DANCE.  For info:
brassy1012@aol.com.
 
March 16, 2008 - Strawberry Square All Day C-1 w/C-2 Star Tips - 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - caller: Lee Kopman (NY) - lunch includes - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. For info: http://www.strawberrysquaredancing.com
 
March 17, 2008 - Temple Twirlers St. Patrick's Day Dance  - caller: Van Coble, cuer: Charlie Lovelace. For info: flobyington@yahoo.com.
 
March 17, 2008 - Strawberry Square Beginner Class Graduation Party - Strawberry Square, 4401 Promenade Blvd., Plant City - 6:30 p.m. - instructor/caller: Roland Blanchette. For info: http://www.floridadanceweb.com/
 
March 21, 2008 - Palace Promenaders Easter Dance - Arcadia. For info: Jennie Martin 863-494-1749.
 
March 21 - 23 - #018 Sunshine Pioneers Square Dance/Camping Group - Spanish Main, Thonotosassa - caller: Carl Rod. For info: callen@ij.net.
 
March 26, 2008 - West Coast Folding and Business Meeting. THIS MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE BARKSDALE CENTER, 1802 N. LINCOLN AVE., TAMPA (home of Temple Twirlers and Spinning Wheels). PLEASE SEND A REPRESENTATIVE FROM YOUR CLUB OR FORWARD A REPORT TO BE READ AT THE MEETING! EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.  . For info: brassy1012@yahoo.com
 
March 28 - 30, 2008 - Hitch 'n Go Chapter 082 - Olde Mill Stream, Umatilla - caller: TBA. For info: jelohart@hotmail.com.
March 28 - 29, 2008 - 55th Alabama Jubiliee - Fultondale, AL.  For info:  205-841-5675 or lydiazcozad@charter.net.
 
 
Penny T. Green, Editor
DANCERGram
863-967-5004
sqdncfan@aol.com

"Square Dance - friendship set to music"
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This E-Newsletter is published by a square and round dancer concerned about the preservation of our dance activity.  This is not a publication of the West Coast Square and Round Dancers Association, Inc.  The target audience is the dancers in the West Coast area of the state of Florida and contains dance information for the upcoming week in this area as well as major dances around the state and nation, and any other information of interest to the dancers.  It is published weekly with addendums as needed.  New information each week is highlighted.  Permission is given to forward this newsletter to your membership or others interested in receiving a copy or to provide printed copies to your members and visitors to your club.  It is also available on the West Coast page of the Florida Dance Web at www.floridadanceweb.com.  If you would like a copy emailed to you or would like your club information added, please contact the editor at sqdncfan@aol.com.   Please continue to support the West Coast Dancer, a publication of the West Coast Square and Round Dancers Association, which is published bimonthly and is provided free of charge for all dancers.  For circulation, listings, club news, ads and articles, contact Ed Henning at 813-659-4787 or evhenning@mindspring.com
 
 
 




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