Category Archives: Activities

Wisconsin State Convention

August 9-12, 2018 – 59th Wisconsin Square and Round Dance Convention, Marshfield, Featured Caller Mike Hogan.  Six hundred eighteen dancers were present (some are in the photo above taken on during the Sunday morning session) from Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada.

Spares & Pairs

August 8, 2018 – Spares & Pairs Square Dance, Bloomington, Caller Dick Rueter, Cuer Sarah Klaphake.  Dancers from Beaux & Belles, County Line Squares (see photo above), and Dakota Grand Squares joined the Spares & Pairs dancers.  Present were County Line Squares Queen Gael and King Doug, Spares & Pairs Queen Jennifer and King Barry, SDM Vice Chair Barry Downs, SDM Treasurer Gael Zachman, SDM Executive Director LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Historian Al Martin, SDM Membership Director Mary Kay Amberg, and RoundUp Assistant Editor Steve Huntsman.

Granite Fest

August 3-5, 2018 – Granite Fest 2018, St Cloud, Callers Tom Allen, Jerry Junck, and Dick Rueter, Cuers Sarah Klaphake and Ken LaBau.  Dancers from Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Manitoba and Ontario, Canada were present – some of the Saturday night dancers appear in the photo above.

Callers, cuers, and hosts for Granite Fest.

Heritage Days

August 3, 2018 – Heritage Days Square Dance demo, Clearwater, Caller Abe Maier.  Two squares with dancers (see photo above) from Spares & Pairs and County Line Squares danced provided a square dance demonstration and danced with area royalty and other visitors.

Area royalty and some of the square dancers.

Beaux & Belles

August 1, 2018 – Beaux & Belles Square Dance, St Cloud, Caller Tom Allen.  Three squares with dancers (see photo above) from Koronis Nite Owls, County Line Squares, and Beaux & Belles were present.

SDM Summer Festival

July 29, 2018 – SDM Summer Festival Square Dance, St Cloud, Callers Tom Allen, Andy Flint, Larry Fruetel, Denise Heinz, and Charley Huhtala, Cuers Sarah Klaphake, Ken LaBau, and Donna Stone.  Square Dance Minnesota celebrated its fourth anniversary as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at the festival.

Callers and Cuers.

Lola received her Octogenarian Live Lively award.

Mavis received her Septuagenarian Live Lively award.

Willard was the Third Most-Active January-June dancer.

Don and Mavis were the second Most-Active January-June dancers.

Barry was the Most-Active January-June dancer.

Doug & Gael received their fifth Traveler award.

Sally and Ken received the 501(c)(3) letter certification for Gospel Plus.

Deb received a Certificate of Appreciation for four years service as a board member (treasurer).

Wadena Whirlaways

July 26, 2018 – Wadena Whirlaways “Beach Party” Square Dance, Wadena, Caller Abe Maeir, Cuer Donna Stone.  Four squares with dancers (see photo above) County Line Squares, Friendly Squares, Rays Promenaders, and Wadena Whirlaways were present.  Also present were County Line Squares Queen Gael and King Doug, SDM Chair LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Vice Chair Linda Brotherton, and SDM Secretary Gael Zachman.

ETTA Square & Rounds

July 25, 2018 – ETTA Square & Rounds Square Dance, St Cloud, Caller Tom Allen, Cuer Sarah Klaphake.  Two squares with dancers (see photo above) from County Line Squares and ETTA Square & Rounds were present.