Class #8 October 27, 2016

The class tonight was a sight to behold! Everyone (except possibly three 🙂 ) dressed in Halloween costumes! We had Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter, a stud and a stud finder, Where’s Waldo and his look-a-like girlfriend, a police officer, two railroad engineers, multiple pirates, a saloon girl, a priest, multiple gunslingers, Elvira, witches, a wizard, a woman trying to convince us to take a bite out of her apple, an Egyptian princes and prince, and so many more!

A big thanks to Donna Hunn, Sanae and Jeff Atkins, Judy Milton, and Su Barker for organizing, judging, and providing prizes for best costumes in multiple categories. Be sure to go to Facebook and search for ‘Ramblin' Rogues Square Dance Club’ for pictures from Susan Cook.

Remember that if you need make up time because you’ve missed a class or two, please contact John and Sandy Hill or Gary Milton.

Charlie covered the following calls tonight,

  • Boys Trade
  • Girls Trade
  • Partners Trade
  • Circle to a line
  • Veer left from two facing lines
  • Separate around one to a line
  • Separate around one and come into the middle

If  missed anything, please email me at

Fred and the Class Coordination Team


Class #7 October 20, 2016

This class is doing so well! Keep up the good work!

During next week’s class we will have a Halloween costume contest with prizes in several categories. As John Hill pointed out, ‘there will only be three people who won’t wear a costume’ so don’t be one of those three!

There will a New Year’s Eve Eve square dance at Laguna Woods. The dancing will be ‘class level’ meaning all of our class members will be at the right level to join in the fun. Note that New Year’s eve is December 31 and New Year’s Eve Eve is December 30 so this dance is December 30. There are green flyers in the back of the room that advertise this dance.

Note that Gary Milton has volunteered to instruct individuals or small groups that may have missed a week or two of class. This would take place in the half hour before John Hill does the review session so this would be 6:30 – 7:00. Please send me an email ( if you are interested.

Charlie taught the following calls this Thursday:

  • Right and Left Thru
  • Flutter Wheel
  • Reverse Flutter Wheel
  • Sweep a Quarter

I recommend the following sites for a review of these calls:

We’ll see you next week – in costume of course!

Fred and the Class Coordination Team

Class #6 October 13, 2016

It was another great class tonight with Charlie Robertson introducing the following calls,

  • The circulate family including the following

Ends Circulate

Centers Circulate

Girls Circulate

Boys Circulate

Couples Circulate

  • Lead Left
  • Lead Right
  • Veer Left
  • Veer Right


Nice work Mary Kay and Linda on the sheriff duties! The cowboy hats and mustaches certainly added an air of authenticity!

Donna Hunn announced that the Halloween costume contest is in just two weeks from tonight.  Time to prepare!

Fred and the Class Coordination Team

Class #5 October 6, 2016

Hi Class members!

It was another great evening with a room full of squares!

Tonight, for the first time we are on a schedule where we review from 7:00 – 7:30 pm then learn new calls from 7:30 – 9:30 pm.

Mary Kay and Linda were sworn in as sheriffs for this class. Congratulations to both of you!

We learned three new calls tonight,

  • Grand Square
  • Dive Thru
  • Square Thru

It was announced that on the last Thursday of October (October 27), we will have a Halloween costume contest during the class. This event is always lots of fun - start getting those costumes ready!

Fred and the Class Coordination Team

Class #1 thru 4 September 8,15,22,29

Class #4 September 29, 2016

This class we reviewed most of the previously taught calls and additionally learned the following calls,

Bend the Line                    California Twirl                                Star Thru

We held a meeting with all class members where Mary Kay and Linda volunteered to be class sheriffs. They will be ‘sworn in’ the following Thursday. We also covered the following subjects,

  • A $20 monthly pass will be offered for October. Rather than paying $6 per person each Thursday night in October, the class member may choose to purchase a monthly pass for $20. This has the advantage that money only needs to be exchanged once a month and this provides for a discounted rate (i.e. $20 instead of $24 = 4 x $6)
  • Square balancing
  • Modified schedule for the class (i.e. review from 7:00-7:30 pm, then new instruction from 7:30-9:30 pm),
  • Class badges will be available for $8 and that charge is refundable when the badge is turned in. If the individual joins the club then they are not charged for the club badge.


Fred and the Class Coordination Team




Class #3 September 22, 2016

Hi Ramblin’ Rogues Square Dance Class Members!

Welcome and thank you for joining us on Thursday nights for square dance instruction with the Ramblin’ Rogues!

This Learn page of the Ramblin’ Rogues Web site is for you! I’ll be updating this page weekly to keep you informed as to what Charlie Robertson, our instructor, has taught on Thursday. If there are pertinent class announcements, this will be the place I post them.

Note that each posting will have a header such as is displayed above Class #3 September 22, 2016. The most current posting is always on the top.

During the first three classes, the following calls have been taught,

Dosado                               Forward and Back                           Pass Thru

Right and Left Grand        Ladies Chain                                     Allemande Left

Promenade                        Circle Left                                          Circle Right

Courtesy Turn                    Swing                                                 All Eight to the Center

Roll Away                           Weave the Ring


I recommend a couple of web sites for reviewing the various calls. The first shows real people dancing the calls. The link for that site is  The second site shows cartoon like characters from the perspective of a person looking down on the square. The link for this site is,  Each site has its advantages.

In addition, there is a document found on the LEARN page of the Ramblin' Rogues web site called Basic and Mainstream Definitions. This provides a written description of the calls and is a great tool as well.


Fred and the Class Coordination Team