Square Dusters Square Dance Club of Ft. Collins, Colorado

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Our 2013 / 2014 Dance Schedule
July 31, 2013
(Wednesday)
Ken Bower
Arlin Sample
Dusty Fiddle
Ft. Collins Senior Center
August 16, 2013
Roger Schappell
Arlin Sample
A "Just for fun!" dance.
Ft. Collins Senior Center
7:30 Rounds, 8:00 Squares
Casual attire.

Sept. 6, 2013

Gary Shoemake
Barbara Haines
Dusty Fiddle Dance
Co-hosted with Foot & Fiddle
(Being held at Club Tico)
Sept. 20, 2013
Roger Schappell
Becky Evans
Back to School Daze
Please bring school supplies to donate to a local elementary school.
Oct. 4, 2013
Dave Guille
Leroy Shade
Tailgate Party
(Wear your favorite team jersey)
Oct. 18, 2013

Tom Roper
Peter Gomez
Home Coming Dance
Nov. 1, 2013
Lynn Strobel
Leroy Shade
Dusty Fiddle Dance
Co-hosted with Foot & Fiddle
(Being held at Club Tico)
Nov. 15, 2013
Roger Schappell
Ed Glenn
Psychedelic Swing
(Celebrate the 60's)
Dec. 6, 2013
Debbie Steinkirchner
Peter Gomez
Red & Green Ball
(Wear red and green)
Dec. 20, 2013
Roger Schappell
Justin del Sol
White Elephant gift exchange.
Bring a white elephant for a gift exchange, if you wish.
Jan. 3, 2014
Scot Byars Erin Byars
Dusty Fiddle Dance - Happy 2014
Co-hosted with Foot and Fiddle
(Being held at Club Tico)
Jan. 17, 2014
Kim Hohnholt
Arlin Sample
Icicle Slide
Jan. 31, 2014
Don Furnish
Becky Evans
Sing Along with Don
Feb. 1, 2014
(Saturday from 2:00 - 5:00)
Mountain Magic
Dave Smith
Dusty Fiddle Sweetheart Swing
Co-hosted with Foot and Fiddle
Held at the Ft. Collins Sr. Center
1200 Raintree Dr.
Ft. Collins, CO
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Feb. 7, 2014 Barbara Haines
Barbara Haines Pajama Party
(Wear pajamas or comfy clothes)
Feb. 21, 2014
Roger Schappell
Lanny Weakland
Lanny Weakland
Caller Shootout
Mar. 7, 2014
Don Furnish
Mitchell Thompson
The Green Thing
Mar. 21, 2014
Roger Schappell
Arlin Sample
Jolly Roger - Pirate Dance
Apr. 4, 2014
Kim Hohnholt
Becky Evans
Jungle Safari
(Wear your jungle outfits)
Apr. 18, 2014 Roger Schappell
Rick Gittleman
Mitchell Thompson
Black and White Big Band Boogie
Wear black and white.
May 2, 2014
Debbie Steinkirchner
Ed Glenn
Luau Party
May 16, 2014
Roger Schappell
Dave Smith
Spring Fever
May 30, 2014
Dave Guille
Leroy Shade
Summer Time
July 13, 2014
Roger Schappell
Bill Holm
Barn Dance in Berthoud
 


Our 2012 / 2013 Dance Schedule


Sept. 15, 2012
(Saturday)
Ken Bower
Gary Shoemake
Barbara Haines
Dusty Fiddle Dance
Co-hosted with Foot & Fiddle
4H Building at the Ranch
Sept. 21, 2012
Roger Schappell
Arlin Sample
Fort Duster Dance (Back to School Daze)
Co-hosted with Ft. Collinaders
Held at Club Tico
Please bring school supplies to donate to a local elementary school.
Oct. 5, 2012
Jerry Junck
Leroy Shade
October Fest
Oct. 19, 2012

Tom Roper
Becky Evans
Spam-a-lot
Nov. 3, 2012
(Saturday)
Roger Schappell

Dusty Fiddle Dance
Co-hosted with Foot & Fiddle
Held at Mountain Range Shadows
Nov. 16, 2012
Roger Schappell
Peter Gomez
Veteran's Day Dance
(Red, White and Blue)
Nov. 30, 2012 Dave Guille
Becky Evans
Sing along with Dave
(All singing calls)

Dec. 7, 2012
Jeff Palmer
Peter Gomez
Red & Green Ball
(Wear red and green)
Dec. 21, 2012
Roger Schappell
Ed Glenn
White Elephant gift exchange.
Bring a white elephant for a gift exchange, if you wish.
Jan. 4, 2013
Dan Hopper Arlin Sample
Dusty Fiddle Dance - Happy 2013
Co-hosted with Foot and Fiddle
Held at Club Tico
Jan. 18, 2013
Roger Schappell
Mitchell Thompson
Icicle Slide
Feb. 1, 2013


NO DANCE. See tomorrow night, Feb. 2.
Feb. 2, 2013
(Saturday)
Mountain Magic
Dave Smith
Dusty Fiddle Sweetheart Swing
Co-hosted with Foot and Fiddle
Held at the Ft. Collins Sr. Center
1200 Raintree Dr.
Ft. Collins
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Feb. 15, 2013
Roger Schappell
Lanny Weakland
Lanny Weakland
Caller Showdown

Mar. 1, 2013
Roger Schappell
Peter Gomez
Roger's Birthday Bash "50"
Mar. 15, 2013
Debbie Steinkirchner
Mitchell Thompson
Irish Jig
Mar. 29, 2013
No Dance

Good Friday. No dance.
Apr. 5, 2013
Mark Hammett
Ed Glenn
PJ Party
(Wear pajamas or comfy clothes)
Apr. 19, 2013
Rick Gittleman
Becky Evans
Black and White Big Band Boogie
Wear black and white.
May 3, 2013
Dave Guille
Barbara Haines
Square Dance Fiesta
Fiesta night.
May 17, 2013
Don Furnish
Arlin Sample
Trail End to Summer
July 14, 2013 (Sunday)
Roger Schappell
Barbara Haines
Barn Dance in Berthoud
Dance and 'sloppy joe' dinner.
2:00 Dance --5:00 Dinner
Casual attire.
July 31, 2013
(Wednesday)
Ken Bower
Arlin Sample
Dusty Fiddle
Ft. Collins Senior Center
August 16, 2013
Roger Schappell
Arlin Sample
A "Just for fun!" dance.
Ft. Collins Senior Center
7:30 Rounds, 8:00 Squares
Casual attire.


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Where do we dance?

Dances are held each First, Third, and Fifth Fridays of each month, September, thru May at

the City Park Building, also referred to as "The Club Tico" just north of the City Park Lake, which is located just north of West Mulberry Ave. The street address of "The Club Tico" building is 1599 City Park Drive, Ft.Collins, Colorado. (Map)

Rounds begin at 7:30 PM, square dancing from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Visitors and Singles are welcome.We do have hearing enhancement equipment available at all dances.

As with most square dance clubs, our regular dance season begins early in September, and runs through the fall and winter, and comes to an end in the spring time near the end of May. However , there are summer square dances at numerous places in the state and the country. Click Here to access the partial list of summer dances.

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Square Dusters' Barn Dance

Hope to see you on Sunday July 13, 2014.

Caller: Roger Schappell  Cuer: ?
Rounds 2:00 - 2:30 -- Squares 2:30 - 5:00 -- 'Sloppy Joe' Dinner 5:00
At the Berthoud Barn, 619 1/2 4th Street Berthoud Co. The dance hall in on the second floor above Jones Plumbing and the laundromat.
 (Map)
Tickets will be sold only at the door on the day of the dance. They are $10/person for the dance and dinner.
Casual Attire. All are Welcome, including single dancers. We have hearing enhancement equipment available, no charge.
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Other Clubs in the Fort Collins Area

The Barn Owls all Plus club in Berthoud
Foot & Fiddle in Loveland
Fort Collinaders in Fort Collins
Hix 'n' Chix in Longmont
Merry Mixers in Greeley
Ponderosa Promenaders in Livermore
Prairie Promenaders in Cheyenne, WY
Quadra Dangle in Laramie, WY
Red Rock Ramblers in Lyons
Skirts and Shirts in Fort Morgan

See the
Northeast Colorado Square Dance Council for more information about these clubs.

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Summer Dances

Square Duster's Summer Dances

July 14, 2013 (Sunday)
Roger Schappell
Barbara Haines
Barn Dance in Berthoud
Dance and 'sloppy joe' dinner.
2:00 Dance --5:00 Dinner
Casual attire.
July 31, 2013
(Wednesday)
Ken Bower
Arlin Sample
Dusty Fiddle
Ft. Collins Senior Center
August 16, 2013
Roger Schappell
Arlin Sample
A "Just for fun!" dance.
Ft. Collins Senior Center
7:30 Rounds, 8:00 Squares
Casual attire.



Check out the Square Duster's Barn Dance.

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Red Rock Ramblers in Lyons, Colo. has dances every Saturday evening throughout the summer.
Their dances are held at the Lyons Elemantary Gym-4Th and Stickney, Lyons, Colorado.
Rounds begin at 7:30 PM, Square dancing, 8:00 PM to 10:15 PM (Map)

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Lessons

Fun, Fitness and Friendship!
Our lessons start on Sunday, January 12, 2014 with a free chili supper and introductory lesson.
6:30-8:30 PM.


Lessons will be held on Sunday and Tuesday nights, Jan. 14 - Mar. 23,
from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the
T. R. Paul Academy
4512 McMurry Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(Map)

The cost is $5/person per lesson, $2 for students under 18 when accompanied by a participating adult.
Welcome Couples, Singles and Students (bring a dance partner if possible).


For more information, please call Ron or Beth, 970-292-8024.

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Club Officers

Co-Presidents- Ron Pecoraro and Beth Oliver (970) 292-8024


Co-Vice Presidents-

Secretary- Lynn Hafer

Co-Treasurers -Dennis and Barbara Miller (970) 667-7330

Club Caller - Roger Schappell

To contact us by email, write to---dusters@fortnet.org

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History of Square Dusters Club

In the mid 1950's square dancing was going through a renaissance and began to be of interest to more and more people. A group of workers at Woodward Governor Co, here in Ft.Collins, began to square dance among themselves, and soon had a small private group of square dancers. They danced in a small company warehouse at lunch time or other off work hours. But, as is always the case, there was a party pooper in the form of one of the company higher-ups who did not appreciate workers dancing on company property. Suddenly, they had no place to dance. But the activity provided so much in the way of social fun, no one wanted to end it then and there. No one can recall the exact year all of this occurred but it was after the company relocated to the new plant at Lemay and Drake in the early 1960's.

In order to continue dancing, it was necessary to find a place in town, which could be rented. Eventually someone found that the City Park Recreation building was available and it required some clean up. which the members themselves managed to do. But the costs of dancing in a rented building made it a priority to increase membership in order to spread the costs over a wider member base. So, the word was passed around the area and one by one, they gained new members. A name was needed for the club, and thus the Square Dusters square dance club came into being. The first club caller was Jim Vitch. In the mid 1960's Ray Boyd became the caller and called for many years. He is now one of Square Dusters charter members. The club flourished and over the years Square Dusters and square dancing evolved as we know it today.

Any questions, please contact any of the club officers Click Here

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Message Board for Members


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LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SQUARE DANCING


Northeast Colorado Square Dance Council

Colorado State Square Dance Association

On-line Lessons and Calls
Wed sites that show you
individual calls and how they should be performed:
Saddlebrooke Squares, Open Squares and TamTwirlers.


DOSADO.com is a good source for all kinds of square dance information.

FortNet A great web site to find more about Ft. Collins!

Square Dance Resource Net A vast resource of square dance and other dance information.

An Online Guide To Square Dancing Another great resource of square dance history and information.



Any questions, please contact any of the club officers Click Here

This page was last updated December 16, 2013