Author Archives: LeRoy

Westonka Whirlers

September 18, 2021 – Westonka Whirlers “Welcome Back Dancers” Square Dance, Mound, Callers/Cuers Don and Doug Sprosty.  Dancers from Ar-Dale Dancers, County Line Squares, Crystal Cross Trailers, Dakota Squares, Hotfoot Stompers, Kaleidoscope Squares, Single Circles, Spares & Pairs, and Valley Stars joined the Westonka Whirlers.  Also present were Dakota Squares Queen Becky and King Jeff, Westonka Whirlers Queen Jennifer and King Barry, SDM Chair LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Historian Al Martin, SDM Marketing Director Dee Scott, and SDM Membership Director Mary Kay Amberg.  Over eight squares of dancers and visitors enjoyed the calling and cueing of Don and Doug Sprosty (see photo above) from the Quad Cities.

Beaux & Belles

September 15, 2021 – Beaux & Belles Square Dance, St Cloud, Caller Dick Severson.  Rockin’ Country Dancers, Hotfoot Stompers, Crystal Cross Trailers, and County Line Squares danced with Beaux & Belles.  Hotfoot Stompers Queen Sharon, SDM Chair LeRoy Elfmann, and SDM Treasurer Gael Zachman were present.  (Some of the dancers departed before the photo was taken.)

Ar-Dale Dancers

September 12, 2021 – Ar-Dale Dancers “Royalty” Square Dance, White Bear Lake, Caller Dick Rueter, Cuer Ken LaBau.  Westonka Whirlers claimed an Ar-Dale Dancers banner (see photo above).  Carol and Louie Jaskulka are the Ar-Dale Dancers royalty for this year (see photo below).

Ar-Dale Dancers Queen Carol and King Louie.

Koronis Nite Owls

September 11, 2021 – Koronis Nite Owls Square Dance, Paynesville, Caller Dean Dederman.  Beaux & Belles, County Line Squares, Jolly Twirlers, Rockin’ Country Dancers, and Westonka Whirlers joined the Koronis Nite Owls dancers.  Also present were Federation Vice President Myron Hollatz, SDM Chair LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Treasurer Gael Zachman, SDM Marketing Director Dee Scott, and SDM Membership Director Mary Kay Amberg.

Linwood Days

September 11, 2021 – Linwood Days “150th Anniversary Celebration” Square Dance Demo, Stacy, Caller Dan Sahlstrom, organized by Jolly Promenaders.  Linwood Township celebrated its 150th anniversary at this year’s Linwood Days.  Square dancing was featured because dancing was one of the activities that was done back then.  Several people gave square dancing a try during the audience participation portions.

County Line Squares

September 10, 2021 – County Line Squares “Welcome Back” Square Dance, Monticello, Caller Abe Maier, Guest Caller Tom Allen, Cuer Sarah Klaphake.  Dancers from Beaux & Belles, Cambridge Corners, Hotfoot Stompers, Koronis Nite Owls, Spares & Pairs, and Westonka Whirlers joined the County Line Squares dancers.  Also present were Hotfoot Stompers Queen Sharon, Westonka Whirlers Queen Jennifer and King Barry, SDM Chair LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Treasurer Gael Zachman, and SDM Historian Al Martin.

Spares & Pairs

September 8, 2021 – Spares & Pairs Square Dance, Bloomington, Caller Larry Fruetel, Cuers Jean and Steve Philson.  Dancers from Ar-Dale Dancers, County Line Squares, Dakota Grand Squares, South Metro Stars, Triple T Squares, Wandering Wheels, and Westonka Whirlers joined the Spares & Pairs dancers.  Also present were Westonka Whirlers Queen Jennifer and King Barry, SDM Chair LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Treasurer Gael Zachman, SDM Historian Al Martin, and SDM Marketing Director Dee Scott.  Westonka Whirlers claimed a Spares & Pairs banner (see photo above).

Dancers with Caller Larry Fruetel and Cuers Jean and Steve Philson (some of the dancers departed before the photo was taken).

 

WMSTR

September 3-6, 2021, Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion (WMSTR) Demos, Rollag, Callers Mark Helfter and Myron Hollatz.  Dancers from Canada, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wisconsin and more enjoyed the demos and audience participation (including the “Chicken Dance” for kids of all ages – photo above).

Square dancing for all ages.

Beaux & Belles

September 1, 2021 – Beaux & Belles Square Dance, St Cloud, Caller Tom Allen.  Koronis Nite Owls, Crystal Cross Trailers, and County Line Squares danced with Beaux & Belles.  County Line Squares claimed a Beaux & Belles banner.