Category Archives: Activities

MN State Convention

June 11-13, 2021 – Minnesota State Square and Round Dance Convention; Breezy Point Resort; Featured Caller Mike Hogan, national and area callers; Featured Cuers Kay and Bob Kurczewski and area cuers.  Two hundred and fourteen dancers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin were present.  Photos below were taken on Sunday morning with nine squares dancing.

Wandering Wheels

May 28-30, 2021 – Wandering Wheels “Patriotic” Square Dance, Isanti, Caller Tom Allen.  Approximately 19 squares of dancers from many area organizations danced with Wandering Wheels over the three day weekend.

Koronis Nite Owls

March 14, 2020 – Koronis Nite Owls “Food Shelf Month” Square Dance, Paynesville, Caller Dean Dederman.  Dancers from Beaux & Belles, County Line Squares, Hotfoot Stompers, Jolly Twirlers, Rockin’ Country Dancers, Wadena Whirlaways, and Westonka Whirlers danced with Koronis Nite Owls.  County Line Squares Queen Carmen, Hotfoot Stompers Queen Danielle, SDM Vice Chair LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Marketing Director Dee Scott, and SDM Membership Director Mary Kay Amberg were present.  Beaux & Belles, Wadena Whirlaways (see photo above), and Westonka Whirlers claimed Koronis Nite Owls banners.  County Line Squares retrieved their banner.

The Koronis Nite Owls want to say thank you to our guests for their generosity in donating to our food shelf drive.  We collected $40.00 in cash along with the a nice selection of food.  Thanks to all who came to our dance.

Beaux & Belles claimed a Koronis Nite Owls banner.

Westonka Whirlers claimed a Koronis Nite Owls banner

County Line Squares retrieved their banner.

County Line Squares

March 13, 2020 – County Line Squares “Green Dance,”  Monticello, Caller Abe Maier, Cuer Ken LaBau.  Dancers from Ar-Dale Dancers, Jolly Promenaders, Jolly Twirlers, Hotfoot Stompers, Koronis Nite Owls, South Metro Stars, Spares & Pairs, and Westonka Whirlers joined the County Line Squares dancers.  Also present were Ar-Dale Dancers Queen Kathleen, County Line Squares Queen Carmen, Jolly Promenaders Queen Cindy and King Dan, SDM Vice Chair LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Treasurer Gael Zachman, SDM Historian Al Martin, SDM Marketing Director Dee Scott, and SDM Membership Director Mary Kay Amberg.  Westonka Whirlers retrieved their banner (see photo above).

Banners on display.

Jolly Twirlers (with an assist from Koronis Nite Owls) and Caller Abe Maier.

Enjoying the dance.

More dancing.

Spares & Pairs

March 11, 2020 – Spares & Pairs “Wearin’ O the Green” Square Dance, Bloomington, Caller Larry Fruetel, Cuer Sarah Klaphake.  Dancers from Ar-Dale Dancers, County Line Squares, Dakota Squares, South Metro Stars, Spares & Pairs, and Westonka Whirlers were present.  Westonka Whirlers retrieved their banner (see photo above).  Also present were SDM Chair Barry Downs, SDM Vice Chair LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Historian Al Martin, and SDM Marketing Director Dee Scott.

Kings Club members present.

Ar-Dale Dancers

March 8, 2020 – Ar-Dale Dancers “Western” Square Dance, White Bear Lake, Caller Dean Dederman, Cuer Ken LaBau.  Almost ten squares enjoyed the afternoon dance, with Spares & Pairs (see photo above) and Westonka Whirlers claiming banners and Hotfoot Stompers retrieving their banner.

Westonka Whirlers claimed an Ar-Dale Dancers banner.

Hotfoot Stompers retrieved their banner.

SDM Plus Workshop

March 7, 2020 – SDM Plus Workshop/Review Square Dance, Mound, Caller Tom Allen.  More than five squares of dancers from Afternoon Squares, Ar-Dale Dancers, County Line Squares, Friendly Twirlers, Gospel Plus, South Metro Stars, Spares & Pairs, Triple T Squares, Westonka Whirlers, and two dancers from Wisconsin participated.

South Metro Stars

March 6, 2020 – South Metro Stars Square Dance, Burnsville, Caller Vic Diller.  Dancers from County Line Squares, Kaleidoscope Squares, Spares & Pairs, and Westonka Whirlers joined the South Metro Stars dancers (see photo above).  Also present were County Line Squares Queen Carmen, SDM Vice Chair LeRoy Elfmann, SDM Historian Al Martin, SDM Marketing Director Dee Scott, and SDM Membership Director Mary Kay Amberg.

Westonka Whirlers dancers.

Beaux & Belles

March 4, 2020 – Beaux & Belles Square Dance, St Cloud, Caller Tom Allen.  Dancers from Wadena Whirlaways, Koronis Nite Owls, and County Line Squares joined the Beaux & Belles dancers (see photo above).

Kaleidoscope Squares

March 1, 2020 – Kaleidoscope Squares Square Dance, Rochester, Caller Monte Gunzler.  Westonka Whirlers and County Line Squares danced with Kaleidoscope Squares (see photo above).