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The Circulators invite you to dance with us Friday evenings at the Recital Hall in San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park from 7:30 - 9:30 PM. We dance at the plus level, with rounds between tips. Steve Woodard is our caller, Richard Cartwright, Milton Alexander, and Rochelle Catt are our cuers. Couples, singles, and children (with adult supervision) are welcome. The entrance donation is $5.00 per person, unless it is a special dance with an out-town-caller. Children 13 and under are free.

Our party night is normally every 4th Friday. Take a look at our calendar and dress up to match the occasion. We have out-of-town callers on many of our 5th Friday dances.

For the hearing impaired and those wearing hearing aids, Circulators is proud to have a sound enhancement system. With your own pocket FM radio receiver and earphones or ear buds, you can tune into the Circulators' frequency and receive the caller's voice directly. Distracting noises, reverberation, or distance from the sound source will not interfere with your ability to hear the caller or cuer.

What to wear? We prefer you wear square dance attire at our dances, but you are more than welcome to dance if you come in street clothes.

Calendar of Events

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Our class for new dancers began in September. They are learning Mainstream moves. If you belong to another beginning class and would like more floor time or if you danced in the past and would like to renew your skills, come join us! The more you dance, the more comfortable you become and the better you dance. Classes are Friday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Recital Hall. Classes are $5 per session. Children 10 - 16 are free with paid adult.

Square dancing is a lot of fun and good exercise. You meet people from all walks of life and all ages. Give it a try if you have never square danced, or if you vaguely remember it from your elementary school days. We think you'll like it!

Contact Ed & Jackie Renger 858-277-7499, Ron Higley 858-578-6854, or Elisa Carlucci 619-392-3246 if you have questions.

Out-of-Town Caller Dances

The Circulators host special dances with nationally-known callers throughout the year. We are sure you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves. Here is what we currently have planned. See our calendar for more information. We hope you will come and join us.

Date Caller Cuer Information
December 28 Ken Bower Richard Cartwright Flyer
January 11 Gary Shoemake Richard Cartwright Flyer

Caller and Cuers

Steve Woodard

Steve Woodard has been calling for the club since 1981. He began square dance calling while serving in the Army in Germany. We consider him one of the best callers in the southern California area. He enjoys calling a challenging dance and we like him keeping us on our toes. He calls at many dances and festivals throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. Please contact Steve if you'd like to contract him for a dance. He can be reached at 619-742-4570 or via e-mail.

Richard & Judy Cartwright

Richard & Judy Cartwright: Richard square danced when he was in 5th and 6th grades and enjoyed it very much, so when the kids were old enough (1991), Richard and Judy decided to give it a try. The rest of the story is a natural progression from square dancing, to round dancing between square dance tips, to becoming more and more involved in round dancing.

Milton & Karen Alexander

Milton & Karen Alexander: I have been dancing all my life. Besides square, round, and line dance, I enjoy country and western, clogging, ballroom, and even Charleston! In the 80's I was dancing in most of the Country Western clubs in San Diego when I noticed clogging and I HAD to learn that!! Lucky decision...Karen and I met during lessons. We've been dancing together ever since (33 years). Cueing locally with San Diego Square Dance Association and Back Country Association is where I want to be. I thoroughly appreciate the dedication and hard work involved in these associations to keep dancing available to us all.

Rochelle & Leo Catt

Rochelle & Leo Catt: We relocated here from Seattle, Washington and currently reside in Ramona, California. Leo has been dancing since he was a kid while Rochelle learned to square and round dance when she met Leo in 2011. Both Leo and Rochelle enjoy all types of music and love being involved in the San Diego Square and Round Dance Community. Leo is a Square Dance Caller while Rochelle took up cueing a few years ago and enjoys cueing phase 2-5 with some phase 6 and enjoys all types of music from the classics to pop and rock and roll. She has also started writing her own round dances and looks forward to future creations. Rochelle is a member of Roundalab and the San Diego Round Dance Instructors.

Club Officers

Presidents: Ron Higley
Elisa Carlucci
Vice Presidents: Ed & Jackie Renger 858-277-7499
Secretary: Darlene Niezgoda 619-448-1426
Treasurer: Carol Windham 858-279-7693
Senior Representatives: Dennis Taylor
Patti Blakeslee



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Bullet SDSDA Fiesta de la Cuadrilla in San Diego (November 2 - 4, 2018)

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Bullet 68th National Square Dance Convention in Atlanta, GA (June 26 - 29, 2019)

Bullet 2019 USA West Square Dance Convention in Boise, ID (August 15 - 17, 2019)

Bullet 60th California State Square Dance Convention in Hanford (April 17 - 19, 2020)

Bullet 69th National Square Dance Convention in Spokane, WA (June 17 - 20, 2020)

Bullet 70th National Square Dance Convention in Jackson, MS (June 23 - 26, 2021)

General Information

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Circulators Square Dance Club of San Diego
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