Category Archives: Activities

County Line Squares

October 12, 2018 – County Line Squares “Autumn Leaves” Square Dance, Monticello, Caller Abe Maier, Cuer Jane Simpson.  Dancers from Ar-Dale Dancers, Beaux & Belles, Hot Foot Stompers, Koronis Nite Owls, and Westonka Whirlers joined County Line Squares.  Ar-Dale Dancers King Rick and County Line Squares Queen Gael and King Doug were present.  Also present were SDM Treasurer Gael Zachman, SDM Executive Director LeRoy Elfmann, and SDM Marketing Director Dee Scott.  Beaux & Belles retrieved their banner (see photo above).

Crystal Cross Trailers

October 12, 2018 – Crystal Cross Trailers “Party for Mike and Edie Kirsch” Square Dance, Plymouth, Caller Tom Allen, Cuers Mike and Edie Kirsch.  Single Circles claimed a Crystal Cross Trailers banner (see photo above).  Hot Foot Stompers retrieved their banner (see photo below).

Hot Foot Stompers with Caller Tom Allen
and Cuers Mike and Edie Kirsch.

St. Peter Squares

October 9, 2018 – St. Peter Squares “Dancers’ Reunion” Square Dance, St. Peter, Caller Larry Fruetel.  A group of current and former St. Peter dancers danced for an hour for Gilbert Stuedemann and other residents at Oak Terrace in Gaylord.  Mary Hammer got this organized and of the almost 25 people who came, about 11 or 12 danced.  Some of those 11 or 12 had not danced in several years.  Jeannette Nelson was there also, at age 97 without a cane or walker!  She didn’t dance, though.  Her daughter said she’d remember the calls but wouldn’t be able to go fast enough.  The group brought potluck lunch and enjoyed visiting and looking at old pictures.

L & M Squares

October 9, 2018 – L & M Squares “Chicken Dance” Square Dance, Fargo, Callers Roger McNeil and Charley Huhtala, Cuer Bernadette McNeil.  Ninth Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit with FM Breast Friends.  See photo above for check presentation to FM Breast Friends in the amount of $474.00 by the officers and callers of L & M Squares.

Members of L &M Squares and FM Breast Friends danced the Chicken Dance.

Explosion of Color

October 7, 2018 – Explosion of Color Square Dance, Branson, MO, Callers Ken Bower, Gary Shoemake, Tony Oxendine, and Jack Pladdys, Cuers Carolyn and Tony Ahart.  Ron and Barb Middelstadt, Tony Oxendine, Vivian Gillespie, Ken Bower, and Ralph Brenner appear in the photo above.

Callers Gary Shoemake, Jack Pladdys, Tony Oxendine, and Ken Bower.


Spares & Pairs

October 10, 2018 – Spares & Pairs Square Dance, Bloomington, Caller Larry Fruetel, Cuer Robin Fryman.  Ar-Dale Dancers, County Line Squares (see photo above), Dakota Grand Squares, Hot Foot Stompers, Square & Twirl, and Triple T danced with Spares & Pairs.  Royalty present was Spares & Pairs King Barry, others present were SDM Executive Director LeRoy Elfmann and SDM Vice Chair Barry Downs.

Dakota Grand Squares

October 7, 2018 – Dakota Grand Squares “Back to the 50’s” Square Dance, Inver Grove Heights, Caller Roger McNeil, Cuer Bernadette McNeil.  Spares & Pairs members were present and Single Circles (see photo above) and County Line Squares claimed Dakota Grand Squares banners.

County Line Squares with Caller Roger McNeil
and Cuer Bernadette McNeil.

Spares & Pairs with Caller Roger McNeil and
Cuer Bernadette McNeil.

Cambridge Corners

October 5, 2018 – Cambridge Corners “Octoberfest” Square Dance, Isanti, Caller Dick Rueter.  Hot Foot Stompers claimed a Cambridge Corners banner (see photo above).

SDM Fall Festival

September 30, 2018 – SDM Fall Festival Square Dance, St Cloud, Callers Tom Allen, Andy Flint, Abe Maier, and Roger McNeil, Cuers Ken LaBau and Bernadette McNeil (see photo above).  Dancers from Beaux & Belles, County Line Squares, ETTA Square & Rounds, Friendly Squares, Gospel Plus, Hot Foot Stompers, Koronis Nite Owls, L & M Squares, Rays Promenaders, Rockin’ Country Dancers, Saturday Fun Nite, Single Circles, South Metro Stars, Spares & Pairs, Wadena Whirlaways, and Westonka Whirlers were present.


LeRoy and Mary received their 8th Traveler Award from SDM Vice Chair Barry Downs.