Circulators Square Dance Club
San Diego, CA

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Welcome!

The Circulators invite you to dance with us Friday evenings at the Recital Hall in Balboa Park from 8:00 - 9:30 PM. We dance at the plus level, with rounds between tips. Steve Woodard is our caller. Richard Cartwright, Radka Bartholomew, and Milton Alexander 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. 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 feature out- of-town callers at our 5th Friday and other special dances. Steve will be MC'ing these special evenings.

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.

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Class

Our next class for new dancers will start September 9th & 16th, 2016

Classes are on Friday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm in the Recital Hall in Balboa Park.
The class is open to new dancers for two weeks, September 9th, and 16th.

The first class is free
Last class of series will be December 23rd
(no class on 11/4 and 12/2)
Cost is $50 for the thirteen classes

We welcome both new dancers, and folks who have danced in the past and would like to renew their skills. Flyer

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Calendar of Events

More information about these activities.

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Special Dances

The Circulators host special dances on many 5th Fridays or have nationally-known callers for a party night. We hope you will come and join us. We are sure you will thoroughly enjoy yourselves. Here is what we currently have planned.

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Dance Hall

Circulators dances are held at the Recital Hall in Balboa Park, San Diego.

Map to Recital Hall

Directions from Highway 163:

Highway 163 to the I-5 South/Park Blvd/I-5 North exit towards 4th Avenue.
Follow the signs for Park Blvd. (veer left, then right)
Turn left (north) on Park Boulevard (signal light).
Turn left (west) on Presidents Way (signal light).
The Recital Hall is located across the parking lot from the Sport Museum.

Directions from Interstate 5 North or South bound:

I-5 to Pershing Drive exit & follow the signs towards the San Diego Zoo.
Turn left (west) on Florida Drive (signal light).
Turn left (west) on Zoo Place (signal light).
Turn left (south) on Park Boulevard (signal light).
Turn right (west) on Presidents Way (signal light).
The Recital Hall is located across the parking lot from the Sport Museum.

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Caller and Cuers

Steve 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. In the San Diego county area, he also calls for the Flying A's (A2 & C1). 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 e-mail.

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. "We enjoyed teaching a round dance class for a couple of years, but currently our situation prevents us from starting a new class. We hope to get back into teaching before long. We look forward to seeing you on the dance floor." Richar & Judy Cartwright

Radka Bartholomew: Radka began her “dancing career” in 1988 when she first joined a local heritage dance folk group that later evolved into a Square Dance Club. She started cueing for the club in 1989, and later became an active member of the European Caller’s & Teacher’s (ECTA) Organization. Radka had earned her Master’s Degree in Languages and Education (Czech and German) and frequently uses those abilities in her work at the Waterfront Visitor Center in San Diego. She is an active member of ROUNDALAB and URDC (Universal Round Dance Council). Radka continues to further her professional Round Dance knowledge, skills, and experience while attending weekend and weeklong Phase V and Phase VI Round dance teaching events. Radka

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 cueing. I thoroughly appreciate the dedication and hard work involved in these associations to keep dancing available to us all. Milton & Karen Alexander

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Club Officers
2015-2016

Presidents Dennis Taylor & Patti Blakeslee
(619) 291-1403
Vice Presidents Ed & Jackie Renger (858) 277-7499
Secretary Darlene Niezgoda (619) 488-1426
Treasurer Carol Windham (858) 279-7693
Senior Representatives Audrey Miller (858) 586-6207
  Betty Padgett (619) 437-8162

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Pictures

Camera Pictures

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Links To Other Web Sites

Bullet San Diego Square Dance Association

Bullet Finest City Squares (San Diego)

Bullet Palomar Association (North San Diego County)

Bullet Back Country Association (East San Diego County)

Bullet Western Square Dancing Page (LOTS of general dancing information)

Bullet 56th California State Square Dance Convention (April 8th - 10th, 2016) - Fresno

Bullet 65rd National Square Dance Convention in Des Moines, Iowa (June 22 - 25, 2016)

Bullet Call Definitions: Basic/Mainstream/Plus, Animations: Taminations

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Local Dances

Every 3rd Saturday SDSDA 3rd Saturday Roundup in the Balboa Park Club at Balboa Park
November 4 - 6th 2016 SDSDA Fiesta de la Cuadrilla in Balboa Park

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Circulators Square Dance Club of San Diego
Revised April 23, 2016
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